25 mai 2019

A rare blue and white yellow-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 105. A rare blue and white yellow-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 13cm (5 1/8in) diam. Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The bowl finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon picked out in blue on a yellow ground, the exterior similarly decorated with a pair of sinuous dragons striding... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2019

A set of ten large famille rose standing Immortals, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 251. A set of ten large famille rose standing Immortals, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820). The tallest 32cm (12 1/2in) high. Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each modelled standing wearing brightly enamelled robes and holding their attribute, comprising Shoulao, Cao Guojiu, Zhang Guolao, Lan Caihe, He Xiangu, two figures of Lü Dongbin, Han Xiangzi, Li Tieguai and Xiwangmu.  Provenance: one figure of Lü Dongbin acquired from Bonhams London,... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2019

A brown jade carving of a bixie, Song-Ming Dynasty

Lot 211. A brown jade carving of a bixie, Song-Ming Dynasty; 8.8cm (3 1/2in) high. Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The beast deftly carved with head raised, a single horn curling down towards the back with knobbly spine, the flat-cut muzzle with bulbous nose, the large eyes beneath scallop-shaped brows, small stylised wings rising from the hind legs, a long curling tail wrapped around the left haunch, the dark stone accented with patches of russet skin, box... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2019

A white jade 'chilong' pendant, Mid Qing Dynasty

Lot 137. A white jade 'chilong' pendant, Mid Qing Dynasty; 5.6cm (2 2/8in) long. Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Crisply carved in the round with two interlocking sinuous chilong with bifurcated tails crawling over an oblong disc, the stone of a white translucent tone highlighted by small russet inclusions.  Provenance: a distinguished Italian private collection formed circa 1930s-1940s, and thence by descent.  Bonhams. Fine... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2019

A Belle Époque diamond devant-de-corsage brooch, Cartier

Lot 277. A Belle Époque diamond devant-de-corsage brooch, Cartier. Estimate USD 10,000,000 - USD 15,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Pear brilliant-cut diamond of 34.08 carats, oval brilliant-cut diamond of 23.55 carats, modified marquise brilliant-cut diamond of 6.51 carats, heart modified brilliant-cut diamond of 3.54 carats, Lily-of-the-valley old-cut diamond links, platinum and 18k white gold (French marks), 7 ½ ins., 1912, signed Cartier, accompanied by a later added unsigned double-row... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2019

Four Masterpieces of Jun Ware at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 May 2019

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE GROUP OF NUMBERED JUN BULB BOWLS Rosemary Scott, Senior International Academic Consultant Asian Art Unprecedentedly, the current sale includes an exceedingly rare and important group of four numbered Jun ware bulb bowls; each bearing a different numeral: yi one; san three; si four; and wu five. The numbers on this type of Jun ware vessel relate to their size, with ‘one’ being the largest and ‘ten’ being the smallest. Texts of the Qing period such as the Nanyao biji suggest that the numbers relate to pairs,... [Lire la suite]

24 mai 2019

A blue and white 'King Wen and Jiang Taigong' baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 98. A blue and white 'King Wen and Jiang Taigong' baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 43.5cm (17 1/8in) high. Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Exquisitely painted around the exterior in vivid shades of cobalt blue, depicting King Wen accompanied by guards and attendants holding banners and standards arriving at a lakeside terrace framed by rocks and trees, presenting offerings and greeted by the bearded sage Jiang Ziya, all beneath a band of... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2019

A large cloisonné enamel archaistic tripod incense burner, Ding, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 69. A large cloisonné enamel archaistic tripod incense burner, Ding, Late Ming Dynasty; 37.5cm (14 3/4in) high. Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The globular body supported on three cylindrical legs, the flanged rim chased with a key-fret band and flanked at the sides by a pair of upright bracket handles, decorated in red, blue, yellow and white enamels with stylised archaistic taotie masks on the body and lotus scrolls on the legs against a... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2019

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Shang Dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 3. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Shang Dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 20.1cm (8 1/8in) high. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The vessel with a deep U-shaped body rising from three splayed triangular blade legs to a pointed rim opposite a guttered spout flanked by a pair of posts capped with conical 'fire-whorl' medallions, the exterior boldly cast with two taotie masks with bulging eyes separated by flanges, one side set with a... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2019

Six jade carvings of boys, Yuan Dynasty and later

Lot 208. Six jade carvings of boys, Yuan Dynasty and later. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 31,285). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Comprising a pale green jade 'boys and drum' group, 7cm (2 6/8in) long; a white jade carving of a kneeling boy carrying a lantern and stalk of grain over his shoulder, 4.5cm (1 3/4in) long; a small white jade 'boy' seal, 3cm (1 2/8in) long; a white and russet jade standing figure carrying a lotus and ruyi sceptre, 8.5cm (3 3/8in) high; a grey... [Lire la suite]
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