03 décembre 2021

An exceptionally large and very rare Imperial cloisonné enamel dish, Wanli enamelled six-character mark and of the period (1573-

Lot 20. An exceptionally large and very rare Imperial cloisonné enamel dish, Wanli enamelled six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620); 57cm (22 3/8in) diam. Sold for HK$ 5,752,500 (€ 653,648) (Estimate HKD3,500,000 - HKD4,500,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The interior brightly and boldly decorated in multi-coloured enamels with two five-clawed dragons confronted within a field of scattered flower sprigs, encircled by a ruyi-head band and multi-coloured lotus scrolls with attendant buds... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2021

A very rare cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner, chaoguanlu, 15th century

Lot 4. A very rare cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner, chaoguanlu 15th century; 32.8cm (12 7/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 1,500,000 - 1,800,000 (€ 170,000 - 200,000). Sold for HK$ 3,502,500 (€ 397,984). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The cylindrical body sturdily cast in circular form, raised on three ruyi-shaped feet to an everted rim, flanked by a pair of upright scroll handles, brightly enamelled around the external sides with a scrolling multi-coloured lotus band against a turquoise... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2021

A rare cloisonné enamel 'lotus and double-vajra' dish, Early Ming Dynasty

Lot 28. A rare cloisonné enamel 'lotus and double-vajra' dish, Early Ming Dynasty; 26cm (10 1/4in) diam. Estimate HK$ 1,500,000 - 1,800,000 (€ 170,000 - 200,000). Sold for HK$ 1,752,500 (€ 199,134). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The robustly cast bronze body brightly enamelled with a central medallion of a seeded pod encircled by two rows of radiating lotus lappets, enclosed by four smaller lotus flowers each borne on a leafy scroll alternating four flower buds, bound within a gold border, the cavetto... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2021

An exceptionally rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze box and cover, Jingtai incised six-character marks, first half 15th ct

Lot 9. An exceptionally rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze box and cover, Jingtai incised six-character marks, first half 15th century; 11.8cm (4 1/2in) diam. Estimate HK$ 2,500,000 - 3,500,000 (€ 280,000 - 400,000). Sold for HK$ 3,127,500 (€ 355,373). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of circular form, the box exquisitely enamelled in vivid red, sapphire, yellow, white and green on a turquoise ground, the cover decorated with a large Indian lotus bloom with stylised ruyi-shaped petals around a... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2021

A rare cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner, 15th century

Lot 209. A rare cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner, 15th century; 11.1cm (4 1/2in) diam. Sold for £ 47,750 (€ 56,486). (Estimate £ 4,000 - £6,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of curved cylindrical form supported on three legs, expertly enamelled around the exterior with large lotus blooms in yellow, white and purple borne on leafy scrolls, all on a dark lapis-blue ground, the mouth with a further floral band on an emerald-green ground. Provenance: Mrs Gret Hasler (1895-1971), Winterthur, Switzerland, and thence by... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2021

A cloisonné enamel rectangular 'lotus' box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 309. A cloisonné enamel rectangular 'lotus' box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722);24 by 14.6 cm, 9½ by 5¾ in. Lot sold: 18,900 GBP (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the box and cover decorated with multi-coloured lotus blooms borne and encircled by continuous scrolling leafy vine tendrils, reserved on a turquoise ground. Provenance: Sothebys' New York, 1st June 1994, lot 218. Sotheby's. Two Americans in Paris, The Collection of Sam and Myrna Myers,... [Lire la suite]

26 octobre 2021

The Best of Chinese Art at Bonhams November Asian Art Week in London

Lot 234. An extremely rare and important cloisonné enamel 'pomegranates' box and cover, Xuande incised six-character marks and of the period (1426-1435); 12cm (4 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 400,000 - 600,000 (€ 480,000 - 710,000). Sold for £ 622,750 (€ 728,319). © Bonhams 2001-2021 London - This Asian Art Week in London celebrated each November will undoubtedly be an exciting one at Bonhams. The week begins with a wide range of pieces on offer in the Asian Art sale, which will be held at Bonhams Knightsbridge... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2021

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

Lot 3655. A magnificent and extremely rare large cloisonné enamel 'peach' basin, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 71.6 cm. Lot sold: 1,890,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 HKD). ©  2021 Sotheby's  superbly cast with a massive hollow body in the form of a peach borne on a leafy gilt branch issuing peach, pomegranate and finger citron, representing the 'Three Abundances', the exterior vibrantly decorated with the an baxian reserved on a dense... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2021

A very rare and exceptional imperial cloisonné enamel zun-form vase, Xuande period (1426-1435)

Lot 870. A very rare and exceptional imperial cloisonné enamel zun-form vase, Xuande period (1426-1435); 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 375,000. © Christie's 2021 The vase is cast with a spreading foot that rises to a cushion-form mid-section and a trumpet neck, with four gilt vertical flanges on each section. The sides are decorated with peony blossoms on the foot, lotus scrolls on the mid-section, and upright overlapping plantain leaves with... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2021

A superb cloisonné enamel tripod censer, cover and stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1010. A superb cloisonné enamel tripod censer, cover and stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 14 ¼ in. (36.2 cm.) high overall. Estimate: USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 600,000. © Christie's 2021 The body of the censer is enameled with confronted archaistic dragons centered and divided by notched flanges, and is raised on three tall curved legs emerging from stylized gilt animal heads. The domed cover is decorated with stylized bats alternating with lotus blossoms on foliate... [Lire la suite]