18 mars 2021

An exceptionally rare and large hexagonal cloisonné enamel 'lotus' baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 24. An exceptionally rare cloisonné enamel 'bats and clouds' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Height 15 ½ in., 39.3 cm. Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 USD. Lot sold: 315,000 USD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's  the globular body rising from a tall spreading foot to a flaring waisted neck and a gilt galleried rim, the neck set with two mythical beast-form handles, the body intricately enameled with sixteen bats in flight, each meticulously picked out in red, pink,... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2021

An exceptionally rare cloisonné enamel 'bats and clouds' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period(1736-1795)

Lot 20. An exceptionally rare cloisonné enamel 'bats and clouds' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Height 15 ½ in., 39.3 cm. Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 USD. Lot sold: 315,000 USD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's  the globular body rising from a tall spreading foot to a flaring waisted neck and a gilt galleried rim, the neck set with two mythical beast-form handles, the body intricately enameled with sixteen bats in flight, each meticulously picked out in red, pink, yellow and... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2021

A Cloisonné enameled gilt bronze cup dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 135. A Cloisonné enameled gilt bronze cup dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 6 3/8in (16cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000. Sold for US$ 2,295 (€ 1,896). Courtesy Bonhams. The shallow well centered with a raised circular section decorated with flower sprigs, outlined with a bronze rim and encircled by flower petals on a sloping flange, and a band of classic lotuses borne on leafy scrolls on the flat well within the low side walls and a slightly beveled rim all filled with additional flowers. ... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2020

A fine and rare cloisonné enamel bottle vase, Yongzheng-early Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 145. A fine and rare cloisonné enamel bottle vase, Yongzheng-early Qianlong period (1723-1795); 23m (9in) high. Estimate HK$ 300,000-400,000. Sold for HK$ 352,500 (€ 37,541). Photo: Bonhams. The globular body surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck with lipped rim, vibrantly decorated in blue, turquoise, red, pink, yellow and purple enamels within bold gilt-bronze outlines, depicting medallions separately and jointly enclosing floral motifs and stylised chilong, reserved on a honeycomb diaper... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2020

A massive and rare famille rose painted enamel tray, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 150. A massive and rare famille rose painted enamel tray, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 87.5cm (34 1/2in) wide x 57.2cm (22 1/2in) deep. Estimate HK$ 250,000-350,000. Sold for HK$ 402,500 (€ 42,819). Photo: Bonhams. Delicately painted in nine panels with fauna and flora, the main rectangular panel depicting a pair of pheasants and a pair of mandarin ducks amongst flowery branches of peonies and magnolia, the pheasants roosting on rockwork, all within a leafy lotus-scroll border in pink enamel,... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2020

A rare painted enamel miniature vase, hu, Blue enamel Qianlong four-character mark and of the period

Lot 151. A rare painted enamel miniature vase, hu, Blue enamel Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 5.8cm (2 1/4in) high. Estimate HK$ 400,000-600,000. Sold for HK$ 440,000 (€ 46,809). Photo: Bonhams. The copper body of oval section subtly enamelled with a continuous scene of two bats amidst clouds, surrounded by bamboo and lingzhi fungus, all between lappets and raised gilt borders at the shoulder and above the foot, the waisted neck with a collar of alternating large and small... [Lire la suite]

07 décembre 2020

A finely painted and very rare European-subject Beijing enamel miniature vase, hu, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 1540. A finely painted and very rare European-subject Beijing enamel miniature vase, hu, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 5.8cm., 2 1/4 in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,167,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the well wrought copper body of oval section and miniature hu form, exquisitely decorated in vivid colours of the falangcai palette, the two oval panels bordered with feathery scrollwork, each painted with a different European scene... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2020

An imperial cloisonné and champlevé enamel 'phoenix' ice chest, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

  Lot 222. An imperial cloisonné and champlevé enamel 'phoenix' ice chest, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 34 x 68 x 68 cm (13 3/8 x 26 7/8 x 26 7/8 in). Estimate £ 30,000-40,000. Sold for £ 65,062 (€ 72,480). Courtesy Bonhams. Of square section with straight sides tapering to the base, divided into three horizontal registers by two raised ribs, the middle section enamelled with shou medallions within a foliate sunburst, flanked by a pair of formal lotus flowers, the top and bottom registers... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2020

A rare large Chinese Imperial cloisonné enamel square ice chest, Qianlong period (1736 - 1795)

Lot 601. A rare large Chinese Imperial cloisonné enamel square ice chest, Qianlong period (1736 - 1795); 27 1/8 in. (68.8 cm.) square, 19¼ in. (48.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 567,500. © Christie's Images Limited The deep tapering sides decorated with a dense pattern of butterflies and insects in flight amidst scattered flowers divided into three registers by two ribs inlaid with polychrome enamel lotus scroll, the middle register fitted on two sides with two... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2020

A large cloisonné enamel censer, fangding, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 84. A large cloisonné enamel censer, fangding, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The censer has twin upright handles and is decorated to each side in bright enamels with a bold design of a taotie mask below a pair of confronting kui dragons divided by a vertical flange. The cover is bordered by a band of scrolling lotus below a finely worked... [Lire la suite]