29 juin 2021

An orange-ground 'dragon' kesi, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 202. An orange-ground 'dragon' kesi, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 53 x 34 cm, 20⅞ by 13⅜ in.. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 EUR. Lot sold: 11,340 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. depicting a five-clawed dragon reaching for a 'flaming pearl' among ruyi-shaped clouds, its scaly body emitting flames, all reserve on an orange ground, framed and glazed. Provenance: Jacqueline Simcox Gallery, London. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 10 juin 2021
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29 juin 2021

A rare military official's rank badge of a lion, buzi, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3054 A rare military official's rank badge of a lion, buzi, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 15 1⁄4 in. (38.5 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Made for a second rank military official, embroidered with a lion with green mane and tail shown seated amidst multicoloured clouds and flames atop a rock amidst waves with head turned to the side and mouth open in a roar to show its fangs, all... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2021

A ‘Seated Shakyamuni’ Kesi, Ming Dynasty, 14th-17th Century

Lot 3040. A ‘Seated Shakyamuni’ Kesi, Ming Dynasty, 14th-17th Century. L 18.7cm. Estimate HKD 120,000 - 180,000 (USD 15,385 - 23,077). Sold Price: 144,000 HKD  (USD 18,462). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Poly Auctions. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 21 April 2021
03 février 2021

A large and heavy gold-splashed bronze censer with dragon handles, Xuande six-character mark, 18th century

Lot 374. A large and heavy gold-splashed bronze censer with dragon handles,  Xuande six-character mark, 18th century; D. 42 cm. Estimate: € 8,000 - €12,000. Result: € 30,000. Courtesy Nagel.  Provenance: Former old German private collection, acquired around 2000. Fine Asian Art, Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020
23 janvier 2021

Three civil official's rank badges, buzi, 19th-20th century

Lot 59. Three civil official's rank badges, buzi, 19th-20th century; Largest, 127⁄8 in. (32.7 cm.) square. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. The embroidered badge made for a fifth rank civil official, 20th century, is decorated with a silver pheasant alights on a rock emerging from turbulent waves amidst auspicious emblems. The embroidered badge made for a seventh degree civil official, Daoguang period (1821-1850), is decorated with a... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2021

A fine kesi-woven silk dragon robe, Late 18th-19th century

Lot 126. A fine kesi-woven silk dragon robe, Late 18th-19th century; 56in (142.3cm) long. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000. Sold for US$ 7,012 (£ 5,111). Courtesy Bonhams. Finely woven in gilt and silver-wrapped threads, with green and red highlight, depicting nine mighty five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amid floating cloud scrolls interspersed with the Buddhist Emblems and bats above terrestrial diagrams emerging from billowing waves and a wide lishui border separated by ruyi-shaped clouds, the... [Lire la suite]
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13 octobre 2020

A rare flambé-glazed garlic-mouth vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 85. A rare flambé-glazed garlic-mouth vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); overall 56 by 12.7 by h. 21 cm, 22 by 5 by h. 8 ¼ in. Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,260,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a splayed foot to a slender neck surmounted by a garlic-head mouth and thin lip, covered overall save for the footring with a rich and lustrous raspberry-red glaze with milky-lavender streaks drizzling down from the... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2020

A global bidding festival: Sworders Asian art sale topped by £21,000 Qing silk scroll

Lot 109. A magnificent Chinese silk kesi 'Peach Festival' hanging scroll, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 175 x 89cm. Sold for £21,000. © 2020 Sworders LONDON.- A magnificent Qing dynasty (1644-1911) embroidered silk hanging scroll topped Sworders' Asian art sale on May 28 selling at £21,000. With quality Chinese and Japanese works of art performing strongly throughout the sale, this was a truly global event attracting bidding from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Italy, Germany, USA, Austria,... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A rare imperial untailored gold brocaded silk twill court overcoat, gua, Kangxi period, late 17th century

Lot 3281. A rare imperial untailored gold brocaded silk twill court overcoat, gua, Kangxi period, late 17th century; 53 ¼ in. x 53 ¼ in. (135 cm. x 135 cm). Estimate $250,000 – 350,000 . Price Realized $269,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The yardage is finely worked in colored silk and gold threads with nine five-clawed dragons, with scales picked out in green and blue thread, each confronting a flaming pearl amidst green, blue, and red clouds. The hem is woven with rock formations rising from... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A finely embroidered silk fragment of Amitayus, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3280. A finely embroidered silk fragment of Amitayus, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 13 ½ x 9 in. (34.2 x 27.8 cm). Estimate $10,000 – 12,000. Price Realized $10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The fragment is finely embroidered in satin stitch with gold-couched outlines with Amitayus seated in dhyanasana on a green base with peach-colored lotus petals and holding the kalasa containing the Elixir of Life. His pale gold-colored body is adorned with yellow scarves encircling... [Lire la suite]