25 juin 2017

Rare Boîte couverte en jade vert, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle

Lot 5. Rare Boîte couverte en jade vert, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 €. Lot sold 101,250  €. Photo: Sotheby's. de forme carrée, le couvercle sculpté sur le dessus d'une large fleur de lotus stylisée à quatre pétales, chacun orné de motifs géométriques esquissant un masque de taotie, le bord en léger dénivelé souligné d'une frise de leiwen, les côtés sculptés de masques de taotie dans des motifs géométriques (2); 6,4 x 15,9 x 15,9 cm. ... [Lire la suite]

24 juin 2017

A rare Imperial gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'lotus' vase

Lot 117. A rare Imperial gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'lotus' vase, Incised Qianlong six-character mark and shu character mark and of the period, 13.5cm (5 1/4in) high. Estimate HK$180,000 - 200,000 (US$23,000 - 26,000). Sold for HK$ 225,000 (€25,818). Photo: Bonhams. Brilliantly enamelled around the baluster-shaped body with four large peony blossoms borne on dense lotus scrolls, between raised bands of gilt lotus lappets and ruyi at the foot and shoulder, raised on a cylindrical foot and beneath a... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

A very rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'treasures' incense burner, Yuan-early Ming Dynasty

Lot 102. A very rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'treasures' incense burner, Yuan-early Ming Dynasty, 9.5cm (3 3/4in) diam. (3). Estimate HK$600,000 - 700,000 (US$77,000 - 90,000). Sold for HK$ 725,000 (€83,192). Photo: Bonhams. Of cylindrical form with gently tapering sides, raised on three ruyi-shaped feet, the exterior colourfully enamelled with two tiers of lotus blossoms, each enclosing one of the 'Various Treasures', zabao, borne on undulating leafy stems in vivid tones of... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

A large cloisonné enamel moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 168. A large cloisonné enamel moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 58 cm, 22 3/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000. Lot sold 77,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the flattened circular body, rising from a short oval spreading foot to a cylindrical neck and gilt-bronze-mounted everted rim, applied to the shoulders and neck with two gilt-bronze phoenix-scroll handles, decorated to each side in bright enamels with a dense design of peony amongst leaves and rockwork on a turquoise... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

A large cloisonné-enamel vase, 18th century

Lot 23. A large cloisonné-enamel vase, 18th century, 18 ¼ in. (46.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,900 - USD 38,850). Price realised GBP 25,000 (USD 32,350). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated with large lotus blooms amongst interlaced scrolling stems and leaves, all below a ruyi-head border at the rim. The finely worked gilt metal cloisons are filled with vivid enamels, all reserved on a turquoise ground. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works of... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2017

A gilt-bronze cloisonné enamel cong-form vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 22. A gilt-bronze cloisonné enamel cong-form vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,425 - USD 25,900). Price realised GBP 18,750 (USD 24,262). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is modelled after an archaic form, each face of the long rectangular body is decorated with three lotus with scrolling foliage on a turquoise ground, divided by squared flanges with further evenly spaced flanges embellishing the faces. The flared rim... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2017

An Imperial Beijing enamel 'Garden Scene' snuff bottle, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3638. An Imperial Beijing enamel 'Garden Scene' snuff bottle, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 4.7 cm, 1 7/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with a flat lip and concave foot surrounded by a slightly recessed flat foot rim, decorated in famille-rose enamels on copper, with gold, painted with a continuous garden scene with roses and asters growing on a grassy slope near a perforated, convoluted rock, with a... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2017

A fine gilt-decorated and enamelled moulded 'double-gourd' snuff bottle, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3109. A fine gilt-decorated and enamelled moulded 'double-gourd' snuff bottle, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 5.2 cm, 2 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,460,000 HKD (418,701 EUR) (445,267 USD). Photo: Sotheby's.  delicately moulded in the form of a double-gourd with a slightly flattened globular body surmounted by a small bulbous upper body with a gently flared mouthrim, the shoulder of the upper bulb with a small pair of... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A cloisonné Zun-Form vase, 18th century

Lot 2125. A cloisonné Zun-Form vase, 18th century. Estimate USD 30,000 ~ 40,000. Sold for US$ 35,000 (€32,401). Photo: Bonhams. The sloping sides rise to an angular shoulder below a short, flaring, trumpet neck, the main register of the vase decorated with phoenixes set against a background of peony blossoms and foliage, the shoulder and neck adorned with multi-colored archaistic scrollwork. 12 3/4in (32.4cm) high Note: A very closely related vase, with nearly identical shape and a similar combination... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2017

A small Chinese cloisonné enamel 'lotus' box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 509. From the property of Mary Duchess of Roxburghe. A small Chinese cloisonné enamel 'lotus' box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. of circular form, the rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot, brightly enamelled with lotus strapwork reserved on a turquoise ground, the domed cover similarly decorated, the interior and base gilt, the base inscribed with a four-character reign mark and shou... [Lire la suite]