08 novembre 2019

An inscribed lapis lazuli table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 130. An inscribed lapis lazuli table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 8 ¾ in. (22.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The screen is finely carved to one side with a scene of two scholarly figures within a rocky mountainous landscape, climbing a staircase, amidst pine and wutong trees. The upper right corner is incised and gilt with an imperial inscription. The stand is exquisitely carved with two deer beside a... [Lire la suite]

23 octobre 2019

A superbly carved tianhuang 'Reclining boy' brushrest, 17th century

Lot 3634. A superbly carved tianhuang 'Reclining boy' brushrest, 17th century; 6.3 cm, 2 1/2  in., 25.08 gr. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (76,398 - 101,864 USD). Lot sold. 750,000 HKD (95,498 USD) .Courtesy Sotheby's exceptionally carved as a boy reclining on his left side with the knees bent, portrayed with a large cicada on his right calf, the cherubic figure further depicted with plump cheeks and a subtle smile, rendered resting his head on his extended left arm with two... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

A carved bamboo-root ‘Scholars and attendants’ group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 4. A carved bamboo-root ‘Scholars and attendants’ group, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) high, wood stand. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Property from the Quek Kiok Lee Collection.   Provenance: The Helen D. Ling CollectionAcquired from the above in May 1966. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

A carved celadon jade ‘Twin Dragon’ seal, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 260. A carved celadon jade ‘Twin Dragon’ seal, Qing dynasty, 19th century, 1 7/8 x 1 in. (4.7 x 2.7 cm). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's ImagesLtd 2019. The seal face is carved with five characters in seal script reading Chuxiu gong yushang. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby's Paris, 15 December 2011, lot 296 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2019

A Mounted Panel of Scholar’s Rock, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3009. A Mounted Panel of Scholar’s Rock, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. L 125cm W 58.8cm. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - 1,200,000 (USD 127,453 - 152,944). Sold price: HKD 1,357,000 (USD 172,954). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. Provenance: Bonhams San Francisco, 27 June 2017, lot. 8120. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 7 October  2019
17 septembre 2019

A rare and large dali marble-inset zitan table screen, 19th century

Lot 889. A rare and large dali marble-inset zitan table screen, 19th century; 35 in. (88.9 cm.) high, 27 ¾ in. (70.5 cm.) wide, 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The variegated dali marble panel is suggestive of a dramatic mountainous landscape, and is enclosed within a zitan frame set into a zitan stand carved with two chilong confronting a beribboned cash symbol on the... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2019

An important imperial quartz 'horse' seal, Qing dynasty, seal of Prince Gong

Lot 673. An important imperial quartz 'horse' seal, Qing dynasty, seal of Prince Gong. Height 5 1/4  in., 13.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 200,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of square form, surmounted by a horse modeled standing foursquare with its head turned to the left, the details finely incised, the seal face carved in zhuwen style, with a rectangular cartouche enclosing four characters reading Pinghan xuanqin (wise and diligent... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer brush, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) 

Lot 327. A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer brush, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The handle of the brush and the cover inlaid with cell-diaper pattern between narrow borders of dots, the waisted hilt of the brush inlaid with chrysanthemum petals at the end, and the end of the cover inlaid with a flower head. Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1970s.  ... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2019

Back on rhinoceros horn objects sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 316. A rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, 17th-18th century; 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 79,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Well carved around the sides with a raised archaistic band of taotie masks separated and divided by notched flanges finely carved with different diaper motifs, above a band of pendent blades and below a band of key fret at the rim which is repeated inside the rim, the openwork handle formed by a... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A large rhinoceros horn full-tip cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 56. A large rhinoceros horn full-tip cup, 17th-18th century; 15 1/8 in. (38.5 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 79,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The long tapering horn carved in high relief and openwork with 'The Three Friends', pine, prunus and bamboo, leading up to three scholars standing on cloud scrolls and rockwork beside a deer and crane, below the cup section detailed with peach and further bamboo, the horn of a warm honey tone shading to dark brown at... [Lire la suite]