21 septembre 2021

A large gray stone boulder mountain, Qing dynasty or later

Lot 171. A large gray stone boulder mountain, Qing dynasty or later; 13in (33cm) high. Sold for US$ 3,187 (€ 2,715). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The large weathered stone with the appearance of a natural mountain form with the peaks and caves, the stone of gray tone with light gray veins, with a wood stand. Property from the Asbjorn Lunde Foundation Note: For another rock in the form of a multi-peaked landscape dated to the early twentieth century, see Robert D. Mowry, Worlds Within Worlds, The Richard... [Lire la suite]

15 septembre 2021

Chinese Scholarship Art from the Junkunc Collection at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

Lot 739. A small bronze recumbent goat-form water dropper, Ming-Qing dynasty; 3 ¼ in. (8.2 cm.) long, Japanese wood box. Estimate: USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's 2021 The water dropper is cast in the form of a goat with its legs tucked under the body. The back of the head has a small circular aperture.  Provenance: Nagatani, Inc., Chicago, 1969.Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978) Collection. Lot 740. A silver-inlaid bronze mythical beast-form water wash and brush rest, Ming-Early Qing... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2021

Blumenfield II Treasures from the World of the Four Accomplishments

  By Rosemary Scott International Academic Director Asian Art The pieces included in this second sale of items from the collection of Robert H. Blumenfield, like those from the first sale, have been selected for their aesthetic qualities, their rarity, and the insight they provide into the world of the Chinese literati. The materials from which they are made, the skills required to fashion them, and the traditions informing their shapes and decoration vary widely. What binds these works of art together is the pleasure... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2021

A bronze mountain-form brushrest, Ming dynasty

Lot 1052. A bronze mountain-form brushrest, Ming dynasty; 9.4 cm, Japanese wood box. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 15,120 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
01 septembre 2021

A jadeite leaf-shape ink palette, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1050. A jadeite leaf-shape ink palette, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 14.6 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 25,200 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Sotheby's London, 22nd July 1958.Bonhams San Francisco, 22nd June 2010, lot 105. Note: Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate no. KJ 95960, dated 3rd July 2017, stating that it is natural colour jadeite without any resin, known in the trade as 'Type A'. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online,... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2021

A large steatite box and cover, Tang dynasty

Lot 1042. A large steatite box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); d. 16.4 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot sold: 44,100 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

19 août 2021

Rhinoceros horn & Buffalo libation cups sold at Bonhams London, 8 November 2018

Lot 216Y. A very fine rhinoceros horn archaistic 'dragon and phoenix' libation cup, 17th-18th century; 16.5cm (6 1/2in) high. Estimate 30.000 £ - 40.000 £. Sold for £ 125,000 (US$ 172,825). © Bonhams. Exquisitely carved around the exterior with a band of archaistic taotie masks in relief against a key-fret ground, between pendant cicada lappets below and confronting long-tailed phoenix above, the long handle crisply carved as a phoenix detailed with elaborate... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2021

A 'scholar's rock-imitation' burlwood sculpture, Qing dynasty

Lot 2074. A 'scholar's rock-imitation' burlwood sculpture, Qing dynasty; h. 21.9 cm. Estimate: 1,000 - 2,000 HKD. Lot sold: 1,260 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Eclectic, Hong Kong, 14 July 2021
20 juillet 2021

A carved ‘immortals on boat’ duan inkstone, Qing dynasty

Lot 2065. A carved ‘immortals on boat’ duan inkstone, Qing dynasty; 17 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 HKD. Lot sold: 8,820 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
20 juillet 2021

A natural rootwood sculpture and two Neolithic mammoth teeth

Lot 2053. A natural rootwood sculpture and two Neolithic mammoth teeth; 9.7 to 44.5 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 10,080 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021