22 mai 2018

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Sales to take place on 31 May and 1 June

Lot 12. A superb and extremely rare inlaid zitan ‘Scholars examining a handscroll’ box and cover, attributed to Zhou Zhu, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 8.2 by 16.4 by 12.7 cm, 3 1/4  by 6 1/2  by 5 in. Estimate: HK$1,500,000-2,500,000 / US$192,000-319,000. Courtesy Sotheby's HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s will present two mid-season sales of Chinese works of art at its Hong Kong Gallery: Scholarly Art from the Collection of Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn (30 May) and Chinese Art... [Lire la suite]

15 mai 2018

A blue-glazed 'mountain' brush rest, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 187. A blue-glazed 'mountain' brush rest, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,755 - USD 10,808). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The gently curved brush rest is modelled as a five-peaked mountain, moulded in low relief to both sides with a horse leaping amongst the waves, all resting on a waisted stand. It is covered overall, except for the base, in a thick blue glaze which thins at the raised design. Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2018

A fine and rare rhyton-form 'dragon' rhinoceros horn libation cup. 17th-18th century

Lot 207Y. A fine and rare rhyton-form 'dragon' rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century; 12.9cm (5in) high. Sold for HK$3,840,000. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The hollowed horn of archaistic form, tapering from a wide heart-shaped mouth, folding over and terminating in a scroll work handle, all supported by the flattened base deftly carved in the form of a stylised dragon head, with jaws wide open, as if swallowing the cup, the sides with rows of bosses in low high, all below classic scrolls at the... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2018

A collection of rhinoceros horn libation cups at Bonhams London,

Lot 280. A very fine rhinoceros horn 'peony and mantis' libation cup, 17th-18th century; 15.3cm (6in) long. Estimate £ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 23,000 - 34,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Exquisitely carved as an open magnolia blossom with overlapping petals, a naturalistic praying mantis to the well, the handle formed as smooth branches issuing 'insect-eaten' leaves and a further meticulously carved pair of peony blossoms forming the base of the vessel, the horn of warm brownish-honey tone.  Provenance: an... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, XVIIE siècle

Lot 279. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, XVIIE siècle; 17 cm, 6 5/8 in. Estimate 30,000-40,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 96,750 EUR. Photo Sotheby's 2011 à décor ajouré de quatre dragons à la poursuite de la perle enflammée dans des nuages stylisés, le pied ceint de frises de lotus dans des rinceaux fleuris et d'une frise de grecques, monture en argent postérieure ; petit manque. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing dynasty, 17th century Sotheby's. Arts... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, fin XVIIE-début XVIIIE siècle

Lot 167. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, fin XVIIE-début XVIIIE siècle; 10,5 x 17 cm ; 4 1/8 x 6 5/8 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 EUR. Lot Sold 168,750 EUR. Photo Sotheby's 2011 en forme de corolle, l'extérieur sculpté de grappes de raisin, sarments et feuilles de vigne, revenant vers l'intérieur de la coupe, l'anse formée d'un sarment recouvert de grains de raisin, la corne d'une belle couleur caramel foncé ; inscription à l'avant de la coupe sous la... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle

Lot 260. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle; 18,5 cm, 7 1/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 EUR. Lot Sold 600,750 EUR. Photo Sotheby's 2011 à décor finement sculpté de trois personnages, l'un traversant la rivière sur une embarcation légère, un autre pêchant assis sur la rive, le dernier debout puisant de l'eau dans un paysage rocailleux planté de glycines, bananiers et pins dont les branches se continuent à... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2018

A small 'Guan'-type washer, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2913. A small 'Guan'-type washer, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 6.7 cm., 2 5/8 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 259,500 HKD (21,083 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. of small squat globular form supported on a slightly tapered foot, covered overall in a thick, creamy grey glaze with a dispersed, light golden crackle, the footring with a dark brown slip, the base inscribed with the four-character seal mark in underglaze-blue Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2018

A carved rhinoceros horn 'Prunus' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2177. A carved rhinoceros horn 'Prunus' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 in. (15.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 800,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cup is carved as a large open flower with overlapping petals that are detailed on the interior and curl in at the upper edges of the cup. The exterior is carved with blossoming prunus branches borne on a gnarled branch that forms the openwork foot, and with two branches undercut at one... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2018

A small archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2177. A small archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 1,340,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cup is of octagonal form and raised on a tall foot of conforming shape. It is carved around the exterior with alternating panels of taotie masks and archaistic stylised birds reserved on a keyfret ground and interrupted by a notched flange at one end, with two... [Lire la suite]