08 avril 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze archaistic 'taotie' vessel, zun, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3517. A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze archaistic 'taotie' vessel, zun, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 15.1 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,495,000 HKD (579,001 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.  cast with a compressed globular central section resting on a splayed foot and flaring at the trumpet mouth, the bulbous mid-section superbly enamelled with four golden-olive taotie masks highlighted with multi-coloured outlines... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel 'Mythical Beast' rhyton, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3705. A rare cloisonné enamel 'Mythical Beast' rhyton, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 10 cm, 3  7/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,187,500 HKD (152,962 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly cast with a hollow body and an upturned bottom-end shaped in the form of a mythical beast's head defined with outlines of a prominent snout, further rendered with a pair of curved horns, the exterior of the vessel brightly decorated with multi-coloured enamels with floral... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

A large Canton enamel vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2718. A large Canton enamel vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 47.6 cm., 18 3/4 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,460,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the ovoid body finely painted with four horsemen riding in a rocky landscape, amid leafy trees and Western-style buildings, joined by farmers with their horses on the other side of the mountain, all beneath a light blue sky with floating clouds, set with a waisted neck detailed with... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

A rare Canton enamel 'European subject' vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2520. A rare Canton enamel 'European subject' vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm.) high. Estimate 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price realised 500,000 HKD. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. The flaring sides superbly enamelled on one side with a cartouche depicting a river landscape scene, detailed with a European gentleman dressed in breeches and wearing an unbuttoned yellow jacket, holding a tricorn hat in one hand, the other... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2019

A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty

Lot 90. A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty; 50.5 cm, 19 7/8 in. Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000. © Sotheby's. the deep straight sides rising to a broad flattened galleried rim, the interior brightly decorated in multi-coloured enamels against a deep turquoise ground, centred with a red mythical beast portrayed with a fierce expression carrying a large peach on its back, encircled by three finely detailed phoenixes with their wings outstretched, with four sinuous dragons at the rim... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

A black and russet-glazed bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 1353. A black and russet-glazed bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368). Diameter 7 3/8  in., 18.8 cm. Estimate $4,000- $6,000. Sold: $5,000. © Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short splayed foot to a slightly lipped rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze, the interior with rows of russet striations, the glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the buff-colored stoneware body. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017

14 décembre 2018

A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 90. A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 50.5 cm,  19 7/8  in. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000. © Sotheby's. the deep straight sides rising to a broad flattened galleried rim, the interior brightly decorated in multi-coloured enamels against a deep turquoise ground, centred with a red mythical beast portrayed with a fierce expression carrying a large peach on its back, encircled by three finely detailed phoenixes with their... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2018

A rare gold and silver foil-decorated enamel circular food box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 96. A rare gold and silver foil-decorated enamel circular food box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). D. : 34,5 cm (12 1/4 in.). Estimate: €15,000 - €20,000 (US$16,949 - US$22,599). Vendu 18 200 €. © Artcurial. Reposant sur quatre petits pieds lobés, le couvercle étagé et les côtés entièrement décorés d'un fin motif de chauve-souris, calebasses, fleurs et rinceaux, en feuilles d'or et d'argent colorées pour certaines en vert et mauve pâle sur fond bleu nuit, les bordures dorées,... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2018

A large and rare cloisonné enamel trumpet vase, Ming dynasty

Lot 33. A large and rare cloisonné enamel trumpet vase, Ming dynasty; 68 cm, 26 3/4  in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 28,750 £ (32,927 €). © Sotheby's. the baluster body rising from a high domed spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck with flaring rim, brightly decorated around the exterior with bands of shou characters encircled within leafy scrolls, divided by four notched vertical flanges and all reserved on a turquoise-blue ground. Sotheby's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2018

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

Lot 35. A rare large cloisonné enamel 'fish' basin, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 62 cm, 24 3/8  in. Estimate £150,000 - £200,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep flaring sides rising from a flat base to an everted gilt keyfret rim, decorated to the interior with brightly enamelled carp, small fish, toads and crustaceans swimming amidst aquatic plants, all reserved against a rich turquoise-blue ground, the exterior decorated with a herd of deer and a flock of cranes in a rocky landscape,... [Lire la suite]
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