22 juin 2019

A Chenxiangmu libation cup, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 42. A Chenxiangmu libation cup, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 4 3/4in (12cm) high. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 40,000 (€ 27,000 - 35,000). © Bonhams Made to resemble a rhinoceros horn libation cup, the sides carved in high relief with a mountainous landscape peppered with travelers, pavilions and trees, a large undercut pine tree at one end forming the handle, with two figures in a raft at the base, incised with characters reading Chen Yang Weizhan gong zhi (respectfully made by minister Yang Weizhan), the... [Lire la suite]

13 juin 2019

Rare et important pinceau impérial en laque rouge et ocre, dynastie Ming, marque et époque Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 59. Rare et important pinceau impérial en laque rouge et ocre, Chine, dynastie Ming, marque incisée a six caractères et époque Jiajing (1522-1566). Longueur: 17 cm (6 ¾ in.). Estimate: EUR 50,000 - EUR 70,000. Price realised EUR 112,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Il est délicatement sculpté en relief d'un dragon au corps puissant pourchassant la perle sacrée parmi des flammes et nuages sur un fond orné de fleurs stylisées. Les deux extrémités sont agrémentées de frises de... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2019

Elegant rhinoceros horn libation cup with ermit in a landscapeith high pines, China, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 2071. Elegant rhinoceros horn libation cup with ermit in a landscapeith high pines, China, Late Qing dynasty. Estimate 60 000 - 80 000 €. © 2008-2019, Van Ham Fine Art Auctioneers. Rhinoceros horn, carved, partly openwork, stained dark brown and polished. The cup is surrounded by a flowering plum and the waving branches of willows. On one side, a tall pine is shown on a slope of rock with hanging plants, which together form a handle and continues to the inside. On all sides and inside... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2019

Chine, Coupes libatoires en corne de rhinocéros aux ventes pendant le Printemps Asiatique Paris 2019

Lot 18. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros, Chine, XVIIIème siècle. Marque Hu Xing Yue Zuo. H : 9.5 cm. Poids : 200,42 g. Estimation: €60 000 - €80 000. Courtesy Piasa. à décor de neuf chilong grimpant le long de tiges de lotus formant des enroulements, sur fond de fleurs stylisées dans leur feuillage en léger relief, le rebord lobé en forme de pétales et orné d'une frise de grecques.  Provenance : Collection privée française. Specimen en corne de rhinocéros blanc du nord (... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2019

An imperial soapstone ‘Yuanjian huihao’ seal, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3009. An imperial soapstone ‘Yuanjian huihao’ seal, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 2 5/16 x 2 5/16 x 3 5/8 in. (5.8 x 5.8 x 9.4 cm.), 605 g. Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - HKD 20,000,000. Price realised HKD 19,325,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The columnar base is carved in shallow relief on the sides with a wide band of intertwined kui-dragons and kui-phoenix, below a narrow band of s-scrolls and a further band of ruyi-motifs, surmounted by a recumbent tri-horned mythical... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2019

A highly important imperial white jade 'Zhoujia yanxi zhi bao' seal, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 3011. A highly important imperial white jade 'Zhoujia yanxi zhi bao' seal, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 3 13/16 x 3 ¾ x 3 ¾ in. (9.7 x 9.6 x 9.6 cm). Estimate HKD 18,000,000 - HKD 24,000,000. Price realised HKD 20,525,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The square seal platform is surmounted by a mythical double-headed beast carved recumbent with a scaly body, the conjoined mid-body pierced with an aperture and threaded with its original yellow silk braid terminating in knotted tassels,... [Lire la suite]

20 mai 2019

A rare and large cloisonné enamel 'lotus-leaf' brush washer, Xi, 18th century

Lot 114. A rare and large cloisonné enamel 'lotus-leaf' brush washer, Xi, 18th century; 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.   The impressive washer is fashioned as a broad, deep lotus leaf with its veins finely and naturalistically detailed in shades of green and russet enamels. The long spiralling gilt-bronze stems form the stand, and bear a further folded leaf, a lotus pod, and a blossoming lotus flower with... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2019

A carved and pierced bamboo brushpot, 17th-18th century

Lot 72. A carved and pierced bamboo brushpot, 17th-18th century; 13.3 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 43,750 GBP (56,529 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form rising from three short feet, carved around the exterior in openwork with a continuous scene of a seated lady with her attendant and a boy below a towering gnarled pine tree, accompanied by two attendants and horses, incised signature of Sansong. Provenance: From the estate of the late Leslie Charlotte... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2019

A Scholar's Rock, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 57. A Scholar's Rock, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 34 cm, 13 3/8  in.  Estimate £2,000 — 3,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. horizontally oriented, the grey stone with irregular structure marked with a jagged surface and small piercings, wood stand.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 may 2019
29 mars 2019

A Jadeite-Inlaid Gold Ruyi-Sceptre, Mid Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3417. A Jadeite-Inlaid Gold Ruyi-Sceptre, Mid Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. L 42.6cm 2.15kg. Estimate HKD 1,400,000 - 2,000,000 (USD 178,346 - 254,780). Unsold. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Christie's Hong Kong, 27 April 1997, lot.5972. Christie's Hong Kong, 27 May 2008, lot.16083. Christie's Hong Kong, 28 November 2012, lot.2360. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 2:00PM