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]
11 février 2017

Flacon à tabac à décor de fleurs de prunus dans le style japonais maki-e, règne de Kangxi (1662-1722)

Flacon à tabac à décor de fleurs de prunus dans le style japonais maki-e, règne de Kangxi (1662-1722), cuivre, émail peint, Hauteur : 7,6 cm. Taïwan, Taipei, Musée national du Palais, K1E000823N. Photo © National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taïwan, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / image NPM
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10 février 2017

A jadeite snuff bottle, 1780-1860

Lot 357. A jadeite snuff bottle, 1780-1860. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The well-hollowed bottle is of flattened, ovoid form. The softly polished stone is suffused with pale, milky emerald-green cloud-like mottling. 2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, quartz stopper Provenance: Rachelle R. Holden Collection.Vanessa F. Holden Collection, New York, 1996.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2344. Literature: Bob Stevens, The Collector's Book of... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2017

A rare cloisonné enamel snuff bottle, probably imperial, 1760-1830

Lot 314. A rare cloisonné enamel snuff bottle, probably imperial, 1760-1830. Estimate USD  6,000 - USD 8,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is decorated on both sides with an orange carp on top of a brightly colored lotus pad and beneath the sun. The narrow sides are decorated with a repetitive cash pattern. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, shell stopper Provenance: Robert Hall, London, 2009.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4932. Note: This type... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2017

Two Ming Dynasty's Cloisonné, Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017

Cloisonné Cup and Stand, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), mid-16th century. Ø: 14.4 H: 4 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017.  Provenance: Private Collection, The Netherlands 2014With Spink & Son London, UK 1990  Round Cloisonné Box, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), mid-16th century. H: 3,8 cm; Ø: 20,5 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017.  Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2017

Brush holder with two brushes, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th century

Brush holder with two brushes, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th century. Jade (nephrite). Brush holder: H. 6 in. (15.3 cm); Diam. 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm) Brush (each): L. 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902, 02.18.623a–d © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
21 décembre 2016

Canard en bronze doré et émaux cloisonnés formant brûle-parfum, Chine, dynastie Ming, XVIIème siècle

Lot 61. Canard en bronze doré et émaux cloisonnés formant brûle-parfum, Chine, dynastie Ming, XVIIème siècle. Estimate EUR 30,000 - EUR 40,000 (USD 31,742 - USD 42,323). Price realised EUR 37,500 (USD 39,998). © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. L'animal debout sur une patte, l'autre relevée, est affublé d'un plumage chamarré. Il a la gueule légèrement entrouverte et les yeux incrustés. Ses ailes en bronze incisé plus tardives forment le couvercle. Il est perché sur un socle quadrangulaire... [Lire la suite]