22 janvier 2019

Four rhinoceros horn libation cups sold at Lempertz, 8 december 2018

Lot 831. An elegant and tall rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century. Total height 14.7 cm. Estimated price €60.000 - €80.000. Result: €93.750. © Lempertz With a handle in the shape of a pine tree spreading its branches over the rim into the interior of the cup, the outside finely carved with three scholars, a boy servant and a deer underneath trees and pines on river banks in a mountainous landscape. Minor losses to branches and the foot. 17th century. Wooden stand incised with a... [Lire la suite]

04 janvier 2019

A silver-inlaid iron square seal, Ming dynasty or earlier

Lot 148. A silver-inlaid iron square seal, Ming dynasty or earlier; 2 1/2 in. (5.9 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 118,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The square seal is cast with a finial in the form of two lion heads confronted on a flaming pearl. The surface is finely inlaid with silver with a pair of sinuous dragons on top and waves on the sides. The seal face is cast with an inscription in seal script, Ningyuan jiangjun zhang, 'Seal of General... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2018

A rare Imperial rock crystal 'Jiankong hengping' seal, Qing Dynasty, seal of the Empress Dowager Cixi

Lot 551 A rare Imperial rock crystal 'Jiankong hengping' seal, Qing Dynasty, seal of the Empress Dowager Cixi. Height 2 3/8  in., 6.1 cm; Width 2 7/8  in., 7.3 cm; Depth 2 7/8  in., 7.3 cm. Estimate $40,000 — 60,000. Sold for $250,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. of square section, the translucent stone surmounted by a well-carved mythical beast crouching on its powerful claws, the horned creature rendered with protruding eyes above a slightly upturned snout, its mouth... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2018

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 267. A rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 14cm. Estimate: €15,000 - €20,000 (US$16,999 - US$22,666). Courtesy Cambi Casa d'Aste. Cambi Casa d'Aste. Fine Chinese Works of Art. 18 Dec 2018. Castello Mackenzie Mura di san Bartolomeo 16c 16, 16122 Genova, Italy.
08 décembre 2018

A fine carved rhinoceros horn prunus libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 45. A fine carved rhinoceros horn prunus libation cup, 17th-18th century. L. 15,3 cm. Estimate 8,000-12,000 €. Lot sold 37.000 €. © Nagel Auktionen Very slightly chipped, few small losses to carving. Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst - Salzburg", 06.12.201
06 décembre 2018

Deux coupes libatoires en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, chez Artcurial, Art d’Asie, 10 décembre 2018

Lot 79. Grande coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, fin du XVIIe siècle. H. : 12,5 cm (5 in.) L. : 17,9 cm (7 in.) Poids. : 426 gr. Estimate: €40,000.00 - €60,000.00. Vendu 65 000 €. © Artcurial Le pourtour entièrement sculpté d'un paysage rocailleux planté de pins au milieu duquel coule une rivière sur laquelle naviguent une barque abritant plusieurs personnages, des troncs noueux formant l'anse, une de leur branche feuillue revenant à l'intérieur de la coupe, un poème... [Lire la suite]

03 décembre 2018

An agate 'Lotus' washer, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 12. An agate 'Lotus' washer, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 10.4 cm, 41⁄8 in. Estimate: 8,000-12,000 HKD. Lot sold 35,000 HKD (4,475 USD). © Sotheby's. naturalistically carved as a large lotus leaf borne on stems issuing flowers and a lotus pod around the exterior, detailed with a small frog and a conch shell on top, wood stand. Provenance: Collection of Emil Hultmark (1872-1943), and thence by descent in the family. Exhibited: Emil Hultmarks... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2018

An extremely rare Duan ink stone, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644)

Lot 8016. An extremely rare Duan ink stone, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644); 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 1,750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The upper surface is smoothly polished with a narrow, shaped indentation on one end forming the inkwell beneath an olive-green ‘eye’. The hollowed sloping underside is scattered with twenty-eight cylinders of varying heights representing the Twenty-Eight Mansions of the Chinese constellation system, below... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2018

A very rare Tixi lacquer fly whisk, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

  Lot 8004. A very rare Tixi lacquer fly whisk, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) long. Estimate: HK$1,000,000.00 - HK$1,500,000.00 (USD 128,175 - USD 192,262). Price realised HKD 2,125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018. Tapered at both ends, the cylindrical shaft of the fly whisk is carved through more than ten layers of red and black lacquers with overlapping rows of cash motifs, affixed on one end with an ornate weave of hemp, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2018

Zhan Wang (B. 1962), Artificial Rock No. 94

  Lot 8011. Zhan Wang (B. 1962), Artificial Rock No. 94, titled ‘94#’; signed in Chinese; dated ‘2006’; numbered ‘4/4’ (lower back), stainless steel sculpture, sculpture: 105 x 51 x 33 cm. (41 1/4 x 20 x 13 in.), stand: 16 x 29 x 28 cm. (6 1/4 x 11 3/8 x 11 in.), edition 4/4. Executed in 2006. Estimate: HK$1,000,000.00 - HK$1,800,000.00 (USD 128,175 - USD 230,715). Price realised HKD 1,750,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018. Note: Zhan Wang is one of China’s most... [Lire la suite]
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