25 mars 2015

A rare Imperial zitan 'Shou character' model, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare Imperial zitan 'Shou character' model, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD (34,183 - 45,577 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the bowl-shaped model carved with rounded sides rising to an everted galleried rim, resting on a slightly splayed foot with a galleried footrim, the body decorated in columns of three with neatly incised and gilt with one hundred and twenty variations of the shou character, the flat top with a circular raised fillet bordering... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2015

A finely carved Imperial zitan stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A finely carved Imperial zitan stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (56,972 - 79,760 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. The rectangular top framed on the sides with an upright fence carved with shou medallions reserved against a wan-diapered ground, resting on a waist pierced with elongated apertures, all above a base boldly carved in openwork with birds perched on thin twigs, the scenes detailed with pine blossoms, bamboo leaves and prunus... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

An Imperial rubbing of the Prajnaparamita Sutra, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated to 1775

An Imperial rubbing of the Prajnaparamita Sutra, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated to 1775. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD (91,155 - 113,943 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. rubbing of the Qianlong Emperor's copy of the Xinjing (Prajnamaramitra Sutra, or 'Heart Sutra') dated to thexinwei year, corresponding to 1751), calligraphy in xingshu (running script), rubbed on five sheets of black paper within a border of archaistic kui dragons, followed by a four-page... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A rare Imperial gilt-decorated jade book, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare Imperial gilt-decorated jade book, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD (227,887 - 341,830 EUR). Photo Sotheby's comprising six rectangular white jade plaques of translucent celadon-white colour, the zitan front cover inlaid in metal with the characters suijing jingzhi ('Pacification of the Frontier Borders'), the first page gilt-decorated in two tones of silver with a stylised shou character flanked by a pair of scaly dragons... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A zitan box with a painting by Huang Nian, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period and a bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han Dynasty

A zitan box with a painting by Huang Nian, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period and a bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han Dynasty. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD (284,858 - 341,830 EUR). Photo Sotheby's comprising a zitan box bordered along the edges with a key-fret band, constructed with a slidable rectangular panel forming the opening of the box; a circular zitan panel centred with a circular aperture, well carved on one side with four phoenix soaring amidst... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

An Imperial kesi album of poems on the 'West Lake', Mark and period of Qianlong

An Imperial kesi album of poems on the 'West Lake', Mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD (455,773 - 683,660 EUR). Photo Sotheby's exquisitely woven on silk and mounted on paper between hardwood covers, the front cover incised in kaishu with the title yubi mobao within a border enclosing dragons writhing sinuously above waves in mutual pursuit of the flaming pearl, all within a key-fret band bordering the edge, comprising... [Lire la suite]


21 mars 2015

An amber-glazed seal with Buddhist lion final China, Qing dynasty, 19th century

An amber-glazed seal with Buddhist lion final China, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $13,750 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of tall rectangular form, surmounted by a Buddhist lion shown seated with head turned to one side and mouth open in a roar, with stylized mane separated in curls, and the tail tucked to one side, the seal reads chun feng shu hua lu yang chuan (Spring breezes paint a landscape of green willows and boats) - 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high ... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2015

Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents Contemporary Literati: Curiosity during its spring sales 2015

    Hong Kong - Sotheby’s Hong Kong is delighted to present Contemporary Literati: Curiosity – a conceptual lifestyle sale of contemporary ink art, abstract objects, and Chinese works of art – on 5 April (Sunday) during its Spring Sales 2015 at Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sale offers a total of 167 lots estimated at HK$78.6 – 108.2 million / US$10.1 – 14 million*. The Contemporary Literati: Curiosity sale focuses on an extraordinary assemblage of contemporary ink paintings, intriguing... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2015

An amber carving and a stand; Stand, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Carving, Qing dynasty, 19th century

An amber carving and a stand; Stand, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Carving, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the irregularly shaped boulder carved on one side with a figure seated beside a crane perched on a rock all under a pine tree, the reverse with two further figures standing under a pine tree, attached to a stand carved as swirling clouds above waves. Height 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2015

A rare amber 'Dragon' washer, Qing dynasty, late 18th-early 19th century

A rare amber 'Dragon' washer, Qing dynasty, late 18th-early 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 77,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's carved from a single piece of amber, of octalobed form, raised on a shallow conforming foot, carved in relief on the interior with a pair of confronted dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl', the mouth rim decorated with four evenly spaced stylized butterflies, each continuing to the exterior to form loop handles, the amber of a transparent golden honey... [Lire la suite]


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