03 avril 2020

A small carnelian-agate lotus washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3285. A small carnelian-agate lotus washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 cm., 2 3/8 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot Sold 81,250 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled in the form of a lotus blossom, the exterior carved with overlapping petals, leaves and a curled stem, the stone of a brilliant deep orange-red color with white striations, carved wood stand. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011

31 mars 2020

A carved Boxwood brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 3332. A carved Boxwood brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century; 14.7 cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 212,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well carved in high relief with a sleeping sage stumped over a book, with a second sage standing to one side with a brush in his hand, the reverse set with a tiger snarling at a dragon emerging from the clouds. Provenance: Collection of H.G. Beasley.Sotheby's London, 4th May 1984, lot... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2020

A zitan 'tree trunk' brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3330. A zitan 'tree trunk' brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 16 cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 175,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. naturalistically carved following the organic form of a tree trunk with knots and bumps, the wood of a rich, dark-brown tone. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011
31 mars 2020

A carved cylindrical zitan brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3328. A carved cylindrical zitan brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; 15 cm., 6 in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 400,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of foliate-lobed shape, finely carved in low relief with a branch of prunus blossom and magnolia flowers on leafy branches, the wood of dark brown patina. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011
31 mars 2020

A carved hardwood brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century

Lot 3326. A carved hardwood brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century; 14.5 cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 137,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form supported on three low feet, finely carved in intaglio with figures and horses on a tree-planted mountainous landscape inscribed with two poems, one celebrating how fast a legendary horse named Long Ju could run, while also describing the two carved horses on the brushpot, one... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2020

A lobed huanghuali brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 3324. A lobed huanghuali brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 19th century; 18 cm., 7 in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 137,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of hexalobed section, elegantly rising from a stylised mallow flower with incised radiating petals on the underside of the base, the raised band around the base further carved with continuous petal design in low relief, the wood of a warm honey-brown tone. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2020

A very large huanghuali brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3319. A very large huanghuali brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century; diameter 28 cm., 11 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 524,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved from a single section of tree trunk of wide cylindrical form, the wood of rich reddish-brown color with characteristics 'fur' markings, wood stand. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011
31 mars 2020

A finely carved 'Seven sages of the bamboo grove' brushpot, 17th century

Lot 3318. A finely carved 'Seven sages of the bamboo grove' brushpot, 17th century; 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 475,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved from a cylindrical section of bamboo in varying layers of relief with the 'Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove', the figures depicted playing chess, writing calligraphy, and conversing, all the while being attended by servants, the dense bamboo growing among gnarled pine trees and jagged rocks, one... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2020

A large hardstone embellished zitan brushpot and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3310. A large hardstone embellished zitan brushpot and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 23.5 cm., 9 1/4 in. Estimate 350,000 — 550,000 HKD. Lot Sold 884,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the body inlaid with two long tailed crested birds perched on a prunus branch, the reverse with a camellia bush, finely detailed in different colours of hardstone including mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli, coral, horn and blue glass, together with a... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2020

A reticulated spinach jade brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3219. A reticulated spinach jade brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 13.2 cm., 5 1/4 in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,620,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, meticulously carved with Shoulao, the God of Longevity, holding a large peach in his hands, accompanied by an attendant and a deer in a garden with craggy rocks and leafy trees, followed by three figures carrying coral, lantern and millet sprig in front of a pavilion, the reverse... [Lire la suite]