11 novembre 2022

A stone fragment of a lion, Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD)

Lot 44. A stone fragment of a lion, Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD); 11cm (4 1/4in) high. Sold for €4,845 (Estimate 500 € - 800 €). Courtesy Bonhams. The ferocious beast carved with its jaws agape, bulging eyes below the pronounced brows, with back-turned ears flanking the finely incised layered mane leading to the back. Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris (1901-1981), acquired prior to 1935.Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021). Note: See a related stone figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty, which was... [Lire la suite]

12 octobre 2022

A limestone seated figure of a Buddhist lion, Tang dynasty

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 8. A limestone seated figure of a Buddhist lion, Tang dynasty (618-907); 34 cm. Lot sold: 2,268,000 HKD (Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 shown seated on its taut haunches with both forelegs extended and head facing forward on a rectangular plinth, the ferocious beast portrayed with its mouth open in a roar and baring its teeth, depicted with bulging eyes with incised pupils set in an intense... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2022

A Carved Bamboo Figure of Liu Hai, Late Ming Dynasty

  Lot 3328. A Carved Bamboo Figure of Liu Hai, Late Ming Dynasty. H 8.2cm. Sold for HKD 144,000 (Estimate HKD 120,000 - 180,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 Provenance: 1. Collection of Mr. Van Houtte, Brussels, Belgium, 19922. Collection of the Duchamp family, Paris, France Note: This ornament is skillfully carved from rounded bamboo roots, the overall colour of which is reddish-brown, and depicts Liu Hai leaping on a golden toad. The golden toad... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2022

A Carved Seated Bamboo Figure of Dongfang Shuo, Ming Dynasty

Lot 3327. A Carved Seated Bamboo Figure of Dongfang Shuo, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). H 14.5cm. Sold for HKD 264,000 (Estimate HKD 200,000 - 280,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 Provenance: 1. Collection of Mr. Van Houtte, Brussels, Belgium, 19922. Collection of the Duchamp family, Paris, France Note: This ornament is carved in the round from bamboo roots, with a naturalistic red skin. With a full forehead and a long beard that reaches his chest, Dongfang... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2022

A stone phallus, Tang dynasty or later

Lot 3077. A stone phallus, Tang dynasty or later; 30 cm. Lot sold: 4,410 HKD (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 28 July 2022.
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05 août 2022

An inscribed black stone Buddhist votive stele, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 3036. An inscribed black stone Buddhist votive stele, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); inscriptions may be later added, 58 by 58 by h. 30 cm, weight approx. 263 kg. Lot sold: 163,800 HKD (Estimate: 50,000 - 100,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Acquired in Japan, 1990s. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 28 July 2022.
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05 août 2022

A limestone figure of a lion, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 3011. A limestone figure of a lion, Five Dynasties (907-960); 22 by 38 by h. 51.5 cm. Lot sold: 126,000 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: : Acquired in Japan, 1990s. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 28 July 2022.
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21 juillet 2022

A wucai 'fish' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3004. A wucai 'fish' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). D 20.5cm. Sold for HKD 1,320,000 (Estimate HKD 800,000 - 1,500,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Poly Auction. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 14 July 2022
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20 juillet 2022

An important doucai 'chicken' cup, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3310. An important doucai 'chicken' cup, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). H 5.8cm. Sold for HKD 3,000,000 (Estimate 1,200,000 - 1,800,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. Collection of N.C. Harrison2. Sotheby's London, 16 May 1967, lot 1533. Collection of J. Harris Phillips and Harris4. Collection of Mr. Evans, acquired on 23 February 1970 (with record of purchase)5. The Canterbury Auction Galleries, 22-23 May 2012, lot 77. Literature: Soame Jenyns,... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2022

A polychrome wooden figure of a female court attendant, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3260. A polychrome wooden figure of a female court attendant, Tang dynasty (618-907). H 45.3cm with stand. Sold for HKD 1,140,000 (Estimate 1,000,000 - 1,800,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. Sotheby's New York, 1990, lot 4152. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. FR283. Poly Auction. Tang Sancai Ceramics From The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, Hong Kong, 14 July 2022