12 avril 2022

A Suzhou 'golden brick', Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 563. A Suzhou 'golden brick', Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566); Length 27⅜ in., 69.5 cm; Width 26⅞ in., 68.5 cm. Lot sold: 23,940 USD (Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 inscribed to the side with an illegible date and the place of manufacture, mounted as a low table. Property of a Lady. Note: Large bricks of this type are called jinzhuan (golden brick) in Chinese. These finely fired bricks were... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2022

A Chinese mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer table, kang, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 30. A Chinese mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer table, kang, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 11 1⁄4 in. (28.6 cm.) high, 32 1⁄2 in. (82.6 cm.) wide, 23 in. (58.4 cm.) deep. Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000. © Christie's 2022 The quadrilobed top finely inlaid with a scene of a leisurely gathering set in a pavilion complex along a riverbank, above the tall pierced waist and shaped apron, further inlaid with shaped medallions enclosing mythical beasts, the whole raised on short legs terminating in scroll feet  ... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2021

A huanghuali painting table, qiantou'an, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3032. A huanghuali painting table, qiantou'an, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 34 1⁄2 in. (87.6 cm.) high, 87 in. (221 cm.) wide, 23 1⁄2 in. (59.5 cm.) deep. Price realised HKD 1,250,000 (Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000). © Christie's 2021 The single panel is set in the rectangular frame fitted with everted ends to each side. The whole is resting on plain aprons and spandrels, all supported on four circular-section legs, joined with double stretchers. ... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2021

A huanghuali rectangular incense stand, xiangji, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3031. A huanghuali rectangular incense stand, xiangji, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 34 in. (86.5 cm.) high, 25 in. (63.5 cm) wide, 18 3⁄4 in. (47.5 cm) deep. Price realised HKD 3,750,000 (Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000). © Christie's 2021 The top is set in a square frame above the narrow waist and the plain apron, all resting on elegantly curved cabriole legs ending in upturned tendril ball-shaped feet. Note: Incense and other aromatics have been burned... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2021

A huanghuali Duan stone-inlaid side table, qiaotou'an, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3024. A huanghuali Duan stone-inlaid side table, qiaotou'an, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 35 3⁄8 in. (89.7 cm) high, 32 1⁄2 in. (82.6 cm) wide, 17 1⁄2 in. (44.5 cm) deep. Price realised HKD 437,500 (Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 600,000). © Christie's 2021 The Duan stone is set within a rectangular frame with everted ends above a waist with plain aprons and phoenix-shaped, aprons all supported by 'giant-arm' braces and resting on square-sectioned legs ending in hoof... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2021

A pair of huanghuali 'southern officials hat' armchairs, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3020. A pair of huanghuali 'southern officials hat' armchairs, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 45 1⁄8 in. (114.5 cm high), 23 1⁄4 in. (59 cm) wide, 17 7⁄8 in. (45.5 cm) deep. Price realised HKD 3,250,000 (Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000). © Christie's 2021 Each chair has a crest rail supported on curved rear posts and a S-shaped splat with unusual beaded spandrels where the crest rail meets the rear posts. The arm rails are supported on slender, tapering standing stiles... [Lire la suite]

18 décembre 2021

A meditation huanghuali chair with matted seat 'chanyi', probably Qing dynasty

Lot 340. A meditation huanghuali chair with matted seat 'chanyi', probably Qing dynasty. 78 x 74 x 58 cm. Sold: €30,000 (Est: €20,000 - €30,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions Provenance: From a European private collection, according to the current owner aquired in Paris in 2015, formerly acquired in the 1970s. Nagel Auctions. Asian Art, December 7, 2021
18 décembre 2021

A rare and large hardwood painting table 'huazhuo', 17th-18th century

Lot 342. A rare and large hardwood painting table 'huazhuo', 17th-18th century. L. 190 / H. 78,5 cm. Sold: €36,000 (Est: €20,000 - €30,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions The wide top with rounded edges set with two fine large well-figured floating panels, the frieze formed as a single horizontal rib curving into an elegant loop at the join with each plain cylindrical leg, each leg further secured to the top beneath the joint by two 'flying buttress' sections behind the frieze. Provenance: From a Dutch... [Lire la suite]
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16 décembre 2021

A pair of huanghuali official's hat chairs with mat seats

Lot 346. A pair of huanghuali official's hat chairs with mat seats, China, 18th century. H. 110,5 cm. Sold: €298,000 (Est: €30,000 - €50,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions Minor traces of age, very minor age crack to one chair's backrest. From a European private collection, acquired prior to 1990. Nagel Auctions. AsianArt, December 7, 2021
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11 décembre 2021

A lacquered wooden 'liubo' chess game table, Western Han Dynasty (206BC - 24AD)

Lot 52. A lacquered wooden 'liubo' chess game table, Western Han Dynasty (206BC - 24AD); 16.5cm (6 1/2in) high x 31.5cm (12 1/2in) wide x 23cm (9in) deep. Sold for HK$ 165,000 (€ 18,767) (Estimate  HK$ 50,000-80,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The table of rectangular form raising from four detachable tapering feet, and with a rectangular hollowed container in the centre, its top painted in cinnabar with two seated figures on each side amidst clouds, on a layer of thin black lacquer, the feet painted... [Lire la suite]