09 avril 2020

A yellow jade archaistic ewer and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3728. A yellow jade archaistic ewer and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10.6 cm., 4 1/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,960,000 HKD  (199,890 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s of archaistic yi form, the compressed globular body supported on a low stepped foot and rising to a slightly waisted neck and everted mouthrim, set to one side opposite the spout with a handle in the form of a stylised dragon, the cover carved with a... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2020

A white jade zhadou, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3676. A white jade zhadou, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 8 cm., 3 1/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,200,000 HKD (224,366 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s carved with a compressed globular body rising to a flaring cylindrical neck, all supported on a short splayed foot, the translucent stone of an even white colour with faint icy and russet inclusions. Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2020

A white jade 'lotus' screen with an imperial poem, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3676. A white jade 'lotus' screen with an imperial poem, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 51.3 cm., 20 1/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,200,000 HKD (224,366 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s of rectangular form, meticulously carved on one side in varying levels of relief with a scene depicting lotus pods, blossoms and leaves stemming from a pond with water ripples, the upper right corner accentuated with cloud swirls above an incised inscription... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A pearl necklace

Lot 140.  A pearl necklace. Estimate £20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price Realized £133,250. Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Composed of eighty-five graduated natural pearls measuring 9.1-4.3mm to the rectangular-shaped emerald clasp with baguette and single-cut diamond detail, clasp circa 1925, 59.0cm long.  Accompanied by report no. 03940 dated 26 March 2011 from the Gem & Pearl Laboratory, London, stating that the pearls are natural, saltwater. Christie's. Important Jewels, London, 8 June 2011
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08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'imitation burlwood' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3788. A rhinoceros horn 'imitation burlwood' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 12 cm., 4 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 437,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the small tapered horn carved with an irregular rim, the exterior decorated overall with small knots and concentric rings simulating a burlwood trunk, the openwork handle formed on one side with intertwining branches, the horn of a warm reddish-brown colour, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3789. An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 10.1 cm., 4 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 562,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the rich amber-toned horn tapering towards the lipped footrim, the exterior carved with a broad floral-diapered band, set to one side with an undulating handle, all below a key-fret band bordering the inner mouthrim save for the spout, wood stand. Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'Lotus' libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3787. A rhinoceros horn 'Lotus' libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century; 15 by 16 cm., 5 7/8  by 6 1/4  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the conically shaped long-tipped horn carved in the form of a cup-shaped furled lotus leaf naturalistically detailed with veins, the exterior enveloped with large furled lotus leaves and four lotus blooms, all issuing from leaf-tied thin stalks forming the base,... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'pine cluster' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3785. A rhinoceros horn 'pine cluster' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 15 cm., 5 7/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 687,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the tapered horn carved in the form of a gnarled tree trunk, the exterior carved in high relief with knots and twigs issuing clusters of pine blossoms, one end of the horn set with an openwork handle formed by a gnarled branch intertwining with twigs bearing clusters of pine blossoms and... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'Hollyhock and Crab Apple' libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3794. A rhinoceros horn 'Hollyhock and Crab Apple' libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century; 14.1 cm., 5 1/2  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 812,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. naturalistically carved as a large furled serrated leaf forming the cup with veins running on the interior, the exterior detailed in varying levels of relief with branches issuing leaves and floral buds and blossoms, all enveloping the sides and stemming from the openwork foot, the... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'Pine Tree' libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3786. A rhinoceros horn 'lotus and egrets' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11.4 cm., 4 1/2  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. finely carved in the form of a pine tree trunk, the exterior carved in high relief with gnarled knots of the bark, the openwork handle formed by intertwining branches bearing clusters of pine blossoms extending onto the interior of the cup overhanging from the backrim, the surface... [Lire la suite]