26 août 2022

A Chinese cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze ruyi scepter, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

  Lot 187. A Chinese cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze ruyi scepter, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 163⁄8 in. (41.8 cm.) long. Price Realised GBP 16,380 (Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500). © Christie's 2022 The ruyi-head terminal finely decorated in bright enamels with a pink and red bat below a blue swastika on a green ground, all within a a gilt border incised with a keyfret scroll, the shaft embellished with stylised archaistic scrolls and shou character... [Lire la suite]

25 août 2022

Cloisonné enamels from the Schroder Collection at Christie's London, 5 July - 19 July 2022

The Schroder family came to England from Hamburg in the late eighteenth century and became amongst the most successul of Europe's merchant bankers. Johann Friedrich Schroder established a trading company in London around 1801 and was later joined by his brother, Johann Heinrich (1784-1883), who set up his own business in 1818, J. Henry Schroder & Co. Johann Heinrich was succeeded by his son, Baron Sir John Henry (1825-1910), who acquired works of art on a grand scale. He displayed his extensive collection at The Dell, an old... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2022

A rare and large cloisonné enamel 'spring' basin, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3032. A rare and large cloisonné enamel 'spring' basin, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). H 26cm D 62cm. Sold for HKD 1,200,000 (Estimate 1,000,000 - 1,500,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. An American private collection 2. Sotheby's New York, 1 and 2 December 1992, lot 167 3. The Mandel Collection 4. Christie's Hong Kong, 30 May 2012, lot 3910 5. Sotheby's London, 7 November 2018, lot 35 6. J. J. Lally, New York. Exhibited: 1. High Museum,... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2022

A finely carved and incised Ding 'fish' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 16. A finely carved and incised Ding 'fish' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diamètre : 19,3 cm. (7 5⁄8 in.). Price realised: EUR 17,640 (Estimate EUR 8,000 – EUR 12,000). © Christie's 2022 De forme circulaire à l'aile polylobée et reposant sur un petit pied droit, elle est ornée au centre d'un décor incisé représentant un poisson nageant parmi des plantes aquatiques. Provenance: Previously from a European private collection.Christie's London, 5 November 2019,... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2022

A painted 'Cizhou' 'floral' vase (Meiping), Song-Jin dynasty

Lot 97. A painted 'Cizhou' 'floral' vase (Meiping), Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 4⅞ in., 12.4 cm. Lot sold: 5,670 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sotheby's Property from the Collection of Loyd and Linda Crawley Sotheby's, China - 5000 Years, New York, 17–29 June 2022
24 juin 2022

Ming dynasty cloisonné enamel sold at Sotheby's Paris, 16 June 2022

Lot 35. A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 12 cm, 4 3/4 in. Lot sold: 4,032 EUR (Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 EUR). © Sotheby's 2022 with an everted rim set with lion mask handles, decorated with scrolling lotus. Property from a European private collection. Provenance: Berwald Oriental Art, New York, 19th March 2007. Lot 36. A rare pair of bronze and cloisonné enamel dishes, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 24 cm, 9... [Lire la suite]

20 mai 2022

An enamelled lotus-form dish, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 60. An enamelled lotus-form dish, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Width 35 cm, 13¾ in. Lot sold 12,600 GBP (Estimate : 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Note: The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford authentication Ltd., no. P122b43. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022
18 mars 2022

A rare cloisonné enamel 'floral' cupstand, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 285. A rare cloisonné enamel 'floral' cupstand, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 7⅝ in., 19.3 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. © Sothebys. the base incised with a six-character mark filled with blue enamel within a circle. Provenance: Massachusetts Private Collection. Note: Xuande mark and period cloisonné enamel cupstands are rare. Compare a closely related example with a stylized lotus in the center and a wave border on the flanged rim with a similarly incised... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2022

A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' hu-form vase, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 284. A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' hu-form vase, Late Ming dynasty. Height 13¼ in., 34.3 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. © Sothebys. Property from an American Private Collection. Provenance: Collection of Samuel P. Avery, Jr. (1847-1920). Gifted to the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, in 1909 (acc. no. 09.438). Literature: John Getz, Catalogue of the Avery Collection of Ancient Chinese Cloisonnés, New York, 1912, pl. 83. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2022

A cloisonné enamel hu-form vase, 16th-17th century

Lot 283. A cloisonné enamel hu-form vase, 16th-17th century. Height 13¼ in., 33.7 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. © Sothebys. Property from an American Private Collection. Provenance: Betty Killam, Chester, Connecticut, 1978.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022