19 juillet 2020

A pair of huanghuali 'weiqi' boxes and covers, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 8831. A pair of huanghuali 'weiqi' boxes and covers, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 51⁄4 in (13.2 cm.) diam., box. Estimate: HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (EUR 40,920 - EUR 61,380). Price Realised: HKD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  One box contains 151 weiqi game pieces made of slate, the other with 150 pieces made of shell. Property from from the Tanglongge Collection. Christie's. Cultivating Delight: Collecting Chinese... [Lire la suite]

19 juillet 2020

A carved bamboo ‘Flute music to enchant the phoenix’ brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 8826. A carved bamboo ‘Flute music to enchant the phoenix’ brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 63⁄8 in. (16.1 cm.) high, box. Estimate: HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (EUR 40,920 - EUR 61,380). Price Realised: HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Property from from the Tanglongge Collection. Christie's. Cultivating Delight: Collecting Chinese Art, 1 - 15 July 2020
19 juillet 2020

An important and very rare bamboo root carving of a frog, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 8823. An important and very rare bamboo root carving of a frog, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 23⁄4 in. (7 cm.) long. Estimate: HKD 480,000 - HKD 600,000 (EUR 49,104 - EUR 61,380). Price Realised: HKD 2,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Property from from the Tanglongge Collection. Christie's. Cultivating Delight: Collecting Chinese Art, 1 - 15 July 2020
19 juillet 2020

A bamboo carving of a finger citron, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 8822. A bamboo carving of a finger citron, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 4 1⁄4 in. (11 cm.) long, box. Estimate: HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (EUR 3,069 - EUR 5,115). Price Realised: HKD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Property from from the Tanglongge Collection. Christie's. Cultivating Delight: Collecting Chinese Art, 1 - 15 July 2020
19 juillet 2020

A carved bamboo brush pot, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty

Lot 8821. A carved bamboo brush pot, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty; 6 1⁄8 in. (15.5 cm.) high, box. Estimate: HKD 220,000 - HKD 350,000 (EUR 22,506 - EUR 35,805). Price Realised: HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Property from from the Tanglongge Collection. Christie's. Cultivating Delight: Collecting Chinese Art, 1 - 15 July 2020
15 juillet 2020

A finely carved and inscribed bamboo ‘Two ladies’ brush pot, Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 2897. A finely carved and inscribed bamboo ‘Two ladies’ brush pot, Early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The exterior is carved with a reduced background to reserve a scene in relief of two ladies in discussion, each dressed in a voluminous robe and their hair dressed in high chignons, one reclining on a day-bed further detailed with neatly piled manuscripts... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2020

An inscribed Duan ink stone, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 2896. An inscribed Duan ink stone, Late Ming dynasty; 8 13/16 in. (22.4 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The irregularly shaped ink stone is carved as a cliff wall with orchids and stalks of bamboo emerging from the top, above a poetic inscription signed Zongyang. Note: The current Duan inkstone is inscribed with three inscriptions, respectively signed Li Mengyang (1472-1529), Xu Wei... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2020

An inscribed ‘orchid and bamboo’ chengni ink stone, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 2894. An inscribed ‘Orchid and bamboo’ chengni ink stone, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 10 ½ in. (26.6 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The irregularly shaped ink stone is carved as a cliff wall with orchids and stalks of bamboo emerging from the top, above a poetic inscription signed Zongyang. Note: Zongyang was the pseudonym of Li Shan (1686-1762), who was a Qing-dynasty scholar and painter born in... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2020

A carved aloeswood 'landscape' brushpot, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 2893. A carved aloeswood 'landscape' brushpot, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 4 ¾ in. (11.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The brushpot is carved in relief of varying depths, with a continuous landscape of rolling hills delicately detailed with far and distant huts shaded by pine trees against a backdrop of rocky mountains. It is naturalistically shaped with a tapered base and flared irregular rim. ... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2020

A Tianhuang 'bixie' seal signed Zhou Bin, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century

Lot 119. A Tianhuang 'bixie' seal signed Zhou Bin, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century; 3.8 by 1.9 by 1.9 cm, 1 1/2  by  3/4  by  3/4  in., 25.32 gr. Estimate HKD 300,000 — 500,000. Price  realised HKD 600,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  the golden-orange stone skilfully carved with a square-section base surmounted by a finial shaped as a bixie seated on its haunches with the head turned towards its left, the beast... [Lire la suite]