16 janvier 2020

An archaic silver seal with bixie knop, Eastern Han Dynasty–Jin Dynasty, A.D. 2nd – 3rd Century

An archaic silver seal with bixie knop, Eastern Han Dynasty–Jin Dynasty, A.D. 2nd – 3rd Century. Height 11⁄16 inch (1.8 cm). Base 1⁄2 x 1⁄2 inches (1.2 x 1.2 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York cast with a boldly modelled bixie on top of a solid block with slightly canted sides, the auspicious beast shown in a dynamic twisting pose with head held high and mouth open revealing fangs and teeth, a pair of ribbed horns curled back from the top of the... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2020

A rare carved bone figure of a tiger, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 1192. A rare carved bone figure of a tiger, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC; 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The hollow, or partially hollow, figure is well carved in the round as a tiger standing with head facing forward and tail curled to form a loop. The head is well delineated and there are bands of hooked scrolls on the back, chevrons on the sides and scale-like markings on the belly. The bone... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

Two rare early mammoth tusk and bone carvings, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1100 BC)

Lot 1156. Two rare early mammoth tusk and bone carvings, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1100 BC); 5 1/8 and approx. 11¾ in. (13 and 19.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 One is a fitting carved from a woolly mammoth tusk in the shape of a dragon shown in profile. The body is deeply carved on both sides with shield-shaped scales and the neck arches over so that the head faces downwards above a rectangular cavity carved into the front... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2020

A pair of 'dreamstone' marble-inset panels, Qing dynasty

Lot 71. A pair of 'dreamstone' marble-inset panels, Qing dynasty; 15 1/2  by 20 7/8  in., 39.4 by 53 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each wood panel inset with nine shaped marble stones, the marble well-figured with variegated gray, brown and green veins depicting mountain ranges shrouded in misty clouds, some with traces of inscriptions in black enamel and red-painted seal impressions, framed (2).  Note: Variegated... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2020

A huanghuali brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 46. A huanghuali brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the wood a golden-brown tone with attractive graining, the base centered with a circular plug.  Sotheby's. Monochrome, New York, 15 sept. 2015
18 décembre 2019

A rare aloeswood teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 39. A rare aloeswood teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; Hauteur: 21 cm. (8 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Elle est sculptée en relief tout en préservant le grain naturel du bois d'agar. L'épaulement est surmonté d'une prise en forme de branches, l'intérieur doublé de métal argenté. Note: Aloeswood, or chengxiamu or eaglewood, diffuses a fragrance which has made it highly treasured, especially in... [Lire la suite]

18 décembre 2019

A greyish green soapstone 'mythical beast' seal, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 164. A greyish green soapstone 'mythical beast' seal, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); Hauteur: 4,5 cm. (1 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 200,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 De section carrée, la face porte une inscription à quatre caractères you fu hui xin. Le bouton est finement sculpté en forme d'un animal mythique au corps noueux souligné par un pelage finement incisé, sa queue formée d'élégantes volutes. Christie's. Art... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2019

A finely carved rhinoceros horn “pine” libation cup, China, 17th century

Lot 206. A finely carved rhinoceros horn “pine” libation cup, China, 17th century. Height 8.5 cm. Estimate CHF 20 000 / 30 000 (€ 17 540 / 26 320). © Koller Auktionen AG The horn of warm red-brown color. Minor chips and repair. This object contains material of endangered species and is subject to certain trade restrictions. Prospective buyers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import it into another country.  Koller... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2019

A small rhinoceros horn libation cup with archaistic decoration, China, 17th century

Lot 205. A small rhinoceros horn libation cup with archaistic decoration, China, 17th century. Height 7.3 cm. Estimate CHF 25 000 / 35 000 (€ 21 930 / 30 700). © Koller Auktionen AG Open-work carved chilong handle. Minor chips. This object contains material of endangered species and is subject to certain trade restrictions. Prospective buyers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import it into another country.  Koller... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2019

A very rare dark grey Duan stone mountain-form ink palette, late 18th-early 19th century

Lot 1266. A very rare dark grey Duan stone mountain-form ink palette, late 18th-early 19th century; 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) long. Estimate $50,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 104,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  In the shape of a mountain with three deep recesses, carved in low relief on one side with a scholar in one of several dwellings nestled amidst trees that continue up the mountain side, around one end and along the front below a horizontal plateau that forms the ink-grinding... [Lire la suite]