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

12 mai 2019

Two similar translucent blue glass lobed bottle vases, 19th century

Lot 276. Two similar translucent blue glass lobed bottle vases, 19th century; 12 1/8 in. (31 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,000 - USD 19,500). © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  Each vase is elegantly modelled with a globular lobed body, supporting a tall, columnar neck. The glass is of an attractive, sapphire-blue tone. One vase is incised just below the rim with an apocryphal Yongzheng mark, and the other with an apocryphal Qianlong mark.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2019

A red glass mallet-shaped vase, Guangxu incised four-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 239. A red glass mallet-shaped vase, Guangxu incised four-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 13cm (5 1/8in) high. Estimate £ 5,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,800 - 9,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019. The vase with a cylindrical neck rising from a bell-shaped body, the recessed base with a wheel-cut four-character reign mark within a square, the glass of a deep rich ruby-red colour.  Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019
15 avril 2019

A rare glass waterpot, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3709. A rare glass waterpot, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 7.5 cm, 2 7/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of compressed globular form surmounted by a gently tapering rim, the countersunk base wheel-cut with a four-character reign mark, the semi-translucent glass with faint inclusions Note: At the beginning of the Yongzheng period, the Imperial glasshouses established in the 35th year of the Kangxi reign (1696) were already... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2019

A Blue Glass ‘Lotus’ Basin, Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911

Lot 3122. A Blue Glass ‘Lotus’ Basin, Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911; D 17.8cm H 9.5cm. Estimate HKD 120,000 - 200,000 (USD 15,284 - 25,474). Lot sold HKD 247,800 (USD 31,562). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Provenance: Christie's London, 14 October 2003, lot 106.  Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019
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