22 avril 2014

A fine peachnloom-glazed porcelain box and cover, China, underglaze blue Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

A fine peachnloom-glazed porcelain box and cover, China, underglaze blue Kangxi six-character mark and of the period. Photo Nagel. Good condition. D. 7,5 cm. Estimate 6 000 - 8 000 €. Former property from an old German private collection Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 8.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/
21 avril 2014

A well carved spinach green chilong seal, China, marked huang senqi yin, Qing dynasty

A well carved spinach green chilong seal, China, marked huang senqi yin, Qing dynasty. Photo Nagel hardwood stand with gold imprint of the seal and inlaid golds plinth with signature shi kaiwen - Minor wear. 3,5x3,8cm Siegel. Estimate 6 000 - 10 000 €. Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 8.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/

21 avril 2014

A well white-grey carved rock-shaped brushrest with dragon and five peaks, China, Ming-early Qing dynasty

A well white-grey carved rock-shaped brushrest with dragon and five peaks, China, Ming-early Qing dynasty. Photo Nagel carved hardwood stand. Few tiny chips. B. 19,2 cm. Estimate 9 000 - 12 000 €. Property from an old European private collection  Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 8.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/
21 avril 2014

Four carved rhinoceros horn cup at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 8.5.2014

An extremely rare imperial rhinoceros horn stemcup with plain sides and massive foot, China, Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period. Photo Nagel Thinly carved bowl with semi-translucent sides and massive bottom resting on a conical pedestal foot. Shapes alikemay be based on Tang dynasty prototypes made of silverware and other materials. Few fine short age cracs to mouth rim,otherwise good condition. H.8,7cm/D.9,8cm. Estimate 60 000 - 100 000 €. This stemcup lacks the bow-string bands that can... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2014

A fine miniature carving of an olive kernel conveying the motif of the Journey to the Red Cliff, China, signed, 19th century

A fine miniature carving of an olive kernel conveying the motif of the Journey to the Red Cliff, China, signed, 19th century. Photo Nagel Carved in the form of a boat with an enclosed section with an attendant fanning a scholar under the awning, the entrance flanked by two further attendants, the bow of the boat carved with two gentlemen seated at the table, and a group of passengers riding on top of the roof, for a total of eighteen passengers, finely rendered with windows that close and open, theunderside... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2014

Beau godet à eau de lettré en jade sculpté en forme de pêche de longévité et chauve- souris, 19ème siècle

Beau godet à eau de lettré en jade sculpté en forme de pêche de longévité et chauve- souris, 19ème siècle. Photo Aguttes. Long: 9 cm. Estimation : 3 000 € / 5 000 € AGUTTES. Arts d'Asie. Le 25 Avril 2014 à 14h. Drouot. Tel 01 47 45 55 55


10 avril 2014

A root wood sculpture, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A root wood sculpture, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's. oriented vertically, one side with a dense array of irregular gnarled knots and nodes forming deep crevices and ridges, the extremities tapering to smaller sections of roots, the reverse left plain, the wood of dark chocolate patina, metal stand; 87 cm., 34 1/4 in. Estimation 400,000 — 600,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 500,000 HKD Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 avr. 2014 -www.sothebys.com
10 avril 2014

A lacquered nanmu burlwood tree trunk brushpot, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

A lacquered nanmu burlwood tree trunk brushpot, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo: Sotheby's. formed from multiple sections of wood creating a free-form shape and naturalistic uneven surface of knots, holes and bumps, covered overall with a dark black lacquer, the grain of the wood revealed in patches on the exterior where the lacquer has worn thin, the interior and base with a very smooth even surface; width 19.5 cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimation 200,000 — 300,000 HKD - Unsold. Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2014

A 'Lingbi' scholar's rock, Qing dynasty

A 'Lingbi' scholar's rock, Qing dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's the medium-grey limestone naturally shaped in the form of a three-peaked mountain landscape, with the centre peak the tallest, inscribed Guoyunlou cang shi, Zishan Gu Wenbin (‘Rock in the Guoyunlou Collection, [recorded by] Zishan, Gu Wenbin’) on the left side and on the right, Jiyun Feng, Yu Yue ti (‘Peak of Clouds after Rain, inscribed by Yu Yue’), six-footed hongmu stand ; overall height 68.8 cm., 27 in. Estimation 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 2,200,000 HKD ... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2014

A tree root table, Qing dynasty

A tree root table, Qing dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's the top cut flat forming the tabletop, all supported on a base formed with two thick knotty tree roots marked with burls, the base extending to the side with two taut incurved feet, short contorted twigs suspending downward from the top and stemming upward from the base in an irregular, organic manner, the wood with a variegated tone of reddish-brown accented with chocolate-brown streaks; 46.5 cm., 18 1/8 in. Estimation 150,000 — 300,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 212,500 HKD Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]


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