23 septembre 2019

A Rare Sapphire and Diamond Brooch, 19th Century

Lot 1696. A Rare 37.29 carats Burmese "Royal Blue" Sapphire and Diamond Brooch, 19th Century. Estimate 13,500,000 — 18,000,000 HKD (1,722,465 - 2,296,620 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 37.29 carats, framed with old-mine- and old European-cut diamonds, mounted in silver and yellow gold. Provenance: Given as a gift from Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor. Auctioned at Christie's in 2011 as a part of The Collection of... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2019

A rare Early Ming copper-red vase, yuhuchunping, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 608. A rare Early Ming copper-red vase, yuhuchunping, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 358,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002 The vase generously painted in copper-red of rich mushroom-pink tone with flowers of the 'four seasons', comprising camellia, pomegranate, chrysanthemum and peony, the branches issuing from rockwork above a band at the base of lotus petal lappets, the narrow shoulder decorated with pendent... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2019

A painted wood figure of a seated monk, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 850. A painted wood figure of a seated monk, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9 ¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Possibly representing the Tang dynasty monk, Sizhou Dasheng (the Grand Saint of Sizhou), the figure is shown seated in contemplation wearing a monastic, hooded robe that drapes gracefully over the edges of the pedestal seat, with traces of original pigment remaining. Property from the Collection of Julia and John Curtis. Provenance: J. J. Lally... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2019

A rare Ming bamboo root carving of Damo, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3187. A rare Ming bamboo root carving of Damo, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000. Price Realized HKD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The rounded figure of the immortal exquisitely carved seated with a voluminous robe covering his bent legs and entire body, falling in folds around him and extending outwards at the rear, his finely detailed bearded face emerging from beneath the folds in a contemplative expression with eyes... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2019

A large repoussé gilt-bronze figure of Palden Lhamo, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 84. A large repoussé gilt-bronze figure of Palden Lhamo, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 37.5cm., 14 ¾ in. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. © Sotheby's seated on a galloping donkey, the right hand holding a sceptre, wearing beaded jewels around the chest, the ferocious face with exaggerated features and pierced with a third eye between the eyebrows, the flaming hair surmounted by a five-skull crown, all supported on a base of turbulent waves surrounded by rocky mountains. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Ushnishavijaya, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 389. A gilt-bronze figure of Ushnishavijaya, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 16.5cm., 6 ½ in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 23,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's cast seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, the hands folded in dhyanamudra supporting a ritual vase, dressed in a dhoti and draped over by a shawl, embellished with beaded jewels, the face with meditative expression, the hair piled up into a high chignon under an elaborate headdress. ... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2019

A pair of gilt-bronze Daoist Immortals, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 87. A pair of gilt-bronze Daoist Immortals, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 50.7cm., 20in. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's each cast standing on a rectangular plinth, the hands held  in front of the chest holding a hu tablet, dressed in long robes ornately engraved with dragons and foliate bands, the bearded face with an austere expression, surmounted by a tall official cap, later wood stands. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Marici, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 151. A gilt-bronze figure of Marici, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11.7cm., 4 5/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. cast seated on a hog, the hands held to the chest in darmacakra, wearing a dhoti and a billowing celestial scarf, the neck embellished with beaded jewellery, surmounted by a five-leaf diadem, all supported on an oval base. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014
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21 juillet 2019

A rare pair of marble seated lions, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 99. A rare pair of marble seated lions, Tang dynasty (618-906); 20.1cm., 7 7/8 in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. each powerfully carved figure seated on its haunches with its muscular front paws firmly planted on the rectangular base, the head facing forward with mouth open in a roar showing the teeth and up-curled tongue, the ears flattened back above the long, curling mane, the smooth stone with a warm ivory patina.  ... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2019

A large gilt bronze figure of Sadakshari, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 390. A large gilt bronze figure of Sadakshari, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 40cm., 15 3/4 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 80,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. the figure wearing a loosely fitting dhoti with an antelope skin and body jewellery and crown with inlaid turquoise and coral, seated in dhyanasana, the principal hands held together in anjalimudra, the secondary hands raised above the shoulders. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14... [Lire la suite]
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