02 février 2020

A carved transparent red glass bowl, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795)

  Lot 3367. A carved transparent red glass bowl, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795); 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 175,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The deep bowl is boldly carved in relief on the exterior with a broad band of undulating vines bearing two blooms, supported on a slightly splayed foot encircling the recessed base. The transparent glass is of a deep burgundry... [Lire la suite]

02 février 2020

A yellow glass fluted vase, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3366. A yellow glass fluted vase, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795); 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 625,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The vase has a pear-shaped body standing on a high foot and with a long, slightly tapered neck. It is fluted into eight facets and has an even bright lemon-yellow tone. The base is incised with the reign mark, box. Property from... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2020

A small yellow glass zhadou, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3365. A small yellow glass zhadou, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795); 4 in. (10 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 240,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 750,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The jar has a spreading trumpet neck atop the compressed globular mid-section, all raised on a tall straight foot encircling the recessed base inscribed with the reign mark on the centre, wood stand, box. Property from the Collection... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

A rare realgar glass seal paste box and cover, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3638. A rare realgar glass seal paste box and cover, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 5.9 cm, 2 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD (101,864 - 152,796 USD). Lot sold. 1,625,000 HKD (206,911 USD).Courtesy Sotheby's of compressed globular form, supported on a straight foot, the opaque variegated brilliant orange and ochre-yellow glass swirled together to resemble the mineral, the base with a wheelcut four-character reign mark within a square. Note: The attractive... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2019

A highly important and possibly unique large glass holy bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3628. A highly important and possibly unique large glass holy bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907); w. 31 cm, 12 1/4  in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD (509,320 - 763,980 USD). Lot Sold 4,375,000 HKD (557,069 USD) . Courtesy Sotheby's. of generous proportions, the sublime vessel with deep rounded sides marked with a soft undulating outline, sweeping up from a domed base centred with a pontil mark corresponding on the interior to a broad... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2019

A highly important and superbly painted Beijing enamel falancai pouch-shaped glass vase, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 1. A highly important and superbly painted Beijing enamel falancai pouch-shaped glass vase, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.2 cm. Estimate upon request. Lot sold 207,086,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. masterfully conjured by the most dexterous craftsmen in the Imperial Workshops under the direct mandate from the Emperor, the immaculate glass charmingly modelled in the form of a ribbon-tied pouch, its ovoid body carved with vertical... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2019

A carved red-overlay glass baluster vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 775. A carved red-overlay glass baluster vase, 18th-19th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The vase is carved through the ruby-red overlay to the bubble-suffused ground with a continuous scene of scholars and attendants in two pavilions amidst lotus pond, all below the sun and swirling clouds on the shoulder which is flanked by a pair of lingzhi-form handles. Provenance: Kate Sturges... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2019

A carved blue glass lotus leaf-form bowl, 18th-19th century

Lot 778. A carved blue glass lotus leaf-form bowl, 18th-19th century; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The bowl is carved as a large lotus leaf with gently undulating edges. The interior is carved with a pair of goldfish in relief while the underside is carved with a frog and lotus bouquet to form the foot. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1925.The Art... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2019

A famille rose enamelled glass snuff bottle, Imperial Palace Workshop, Beijing, 1770-1790

Lot 95. A famille rose enamelled glass snuff bottle, Imperial Palace Workshop, Beijing, 1770-1790; 1 ¾ in. (4.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The bottle is finely decorated in famille rose enamels with a garden scene of rocks, bamboo, a blossoming prunus tree and chrysanthemums, all below a band of stylised flowers and foliage to the neck.  Provenance: Christie's London, 16 December 1983, lot... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2019

A red overlay yellow ground bottle vase, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 429. A red overlay yellow ground bottle vase, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 15.1 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from a short foot to a tall straight neck, carved in relief through a layer of bright red glass to the opaque yellow ground with a peach tree and flowers issuing from rockwork. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London, 17 May 2019 10:00 AM