13 décembre 2018

A terracotta polychrome figure of a standing horse, Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534)

Lot 546. Chine, Wei du Nord, V-VIe siècle, Cheval en terre cuite polychrome. Hauteur : 14.5 cm. Estimation: 800 € / 1 000 €. Courtesy Artprecium Provenance : Collection Spoerry, inventorié dans le carnet de collection sous le numéro 1034.Une facture de L. Wannieck à Paris datée de Mars 1925 accompagne ce lot.A Chinese Northern Wei terracotta polychrome figure of a standing horse.Provenance: Spoerry collection, mentioned in the collector’s personal inventory under the number 1033.An invoice from L. Wannieck... [Lire la suite]

25 novembre 2018

A Longquan celadon 'Toad' incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty (1369-1644)

Lot 376. A Longquan celadon 'Toad' incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty (1369-1644); 14 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the censer and the cover modelled as a three-legged toad perched on a larger toad, the cover with an opening through the toad's mouth, Japanese box. Provenance: A Japanese private collection. Note: Other zoomorphic and figural Longquan vessels include a Ming-dynasty goose-form incense burner in the British... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2018

An exceptionally rare Imperial carved yellow and red lacquer 'dragon' tray, Wanli mark cyclically dated Renchen year, 1592

Lot 52. An exceptionally rare Imperial carved yellow and red lacquer 'dragon' tray, Wanli mark cyclically dated Renchen year, corresponding to 1592 and of the period; 31.7cm (12 1/2in) long. Estimate: HK$800,000 - 1,200,000 (€ 90,000 - 140,000). Sold for HK$ 5,500,000 (€ 617,436). © Bonhams.  Of rectangular section with sloping sides rising from a straight foot with a slightly recessed base to an everted rim, intricately carved in differing levels of relief revealing the layers of ochre-yellow... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2018

A cinnabar lacquer 'Buddhist lion' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 117.  A cinnabar lacquer 'Buddhist lion' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 18.2 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 20,000 £ (22,906 €). © Sotheby's. the cover delicately carved in varying levels of relief with three lions dancing around a brocade ball surrounded by auspicious emblems, their tufts of fur finely detailed, all reserved on a geometric diaper ground with the wan symbol, enclosed by a keyfret border... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2018

A small yellow lacquer 'peony' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 111. A small yellow lacquer 'peony' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 4.9 cm, 1 7/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 £ (31,496 €). © Sotheby's. of circular form, the box and cover meticulously carved in varied levels of relief through the ochre-yellow lacquer to the cinnabar-red layer below with a large peony bloom surrounded by leaves naturalistically bending and curling, the interior lacquered black. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 08... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2018

A cinnabar lacquer circular 'Boys' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 115. A cinnabar lacquer circular 'Boys' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 16.5 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate £60,000 - £80,000. Lot sold £75,000 (€85,898). © Sotheby's. of circular section, the cover delicately carved with an animated scene depicting a group of boys engaged in various pursuits in a fenced garden surrounded by pine, wutong and rocks, the side of the box and cover with further details of various boys engaged in different activities, the interior and... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2018

A carved three-colour lacquer 'chun' circular box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 182. A carved three-colour lacquer 'chun' circular box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 100,000 (USD 104,560 - USD 130,700). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The centre of the cover is finely carved through the red, dark green and ochre layers with a large chun (spring) character incorporating a roundel of Shoulao and a deer flanked by two dragons emerging from clouds above multi-coloured rays radiating from a basket of auspicious symbols.... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2018

An outstanding and extremely rare large carved cinnabar lacquer ‘Phoenix’ square tray, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3403. An outstanding and extremely rare large carved cinnabar lacquer ‘Phoenix’ square tray, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 39 cm, 15 3/8  in. Estimate: 12,000,000-15,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 16,920,000 HKD (2,158,315 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides with indented corners, decorated to the interior with a pair of opposing phoenix in flight, both depicted with outstretched wings and finely incised plumage, hovering in front of large stems of lotus issuing... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2018

A large mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer quatrefoil tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1228. A large mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer quatrefoil tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 16 7/8 in. (42.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The shaped tray is inlaid with a scene of the three officials watching an attendant feeding a crane in a court surrounded by pine, bamboo and prunus, the 'Three Friends of Winter', while a lady and another figure observe from an adjacent pavilion, cloth box. ... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2018

A superb and extremely rare carved red lacquer rectangular tray, Yuan dynasty, first half 14th century

Lot 1223. A superb and extremely rare carved red lacquer rectangular tray, Yuan dynasty, first half 14th century; 14 ½ in. (36.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 180,000 - USD 220,000. Price realised USD 212,5000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The tray is exquisitely carved through thick layers of red lacquer with two long-tailed pheasants swooping amidst dense foliage with peony blossoms on the interior, the exterior sides with a classic scroll, and the base is lacquered black. ... [Lire la suite]