21 mars 2017

Anonymous, An Ancestor Portrait of a Qing Courtier

Lot 2066. Anonymous, An Ancestor Portrait of a Qing Courtier. Framed and laid onto board, ink and color on silk, bearing a signature of Leng Mei (1669-c.1745). 76 3/4 x 41 1/2in (194.7 x 105.5cm). Estimate USD 3,000 ~ 5,000. Sold for US$ 37,500 (€34,715). Photo: Bonhams. Note: Chinese ancestor portraits aid in keeping the family's memory of the deceased alive. Portraits like this would have been displayed during domestic ritual ceremonies. The figure in this painting wears a... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2017

Wu Wei (1459-1508), Travelers in the Mountains

Lot 2058. Wu Wei (1459-1508), Travelers in the Mountains. Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, signed Xiaoxian, with one artist's seal Xiaoxian siyin, inscription signed Zhengwei, followed by a seal reading Jitong suocang, and additional three collectors seals, two of them reading Li Pu jianding, Mengmei xianguan zhencang yin. 65 3/8 x 36 1/2in (166 x 92.7cm). Estimate USD 60,000 ~ 80,000. Sold for US$ 62,500 (€57,859). Photo: Bonhams. Note: The inscriber, Pan... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

After Zhao Chang (960-after 1016), Pomegranate, 15t-16th century

Lot 2053. After Zhao Chang (960-after 1016), Pomegranate, 15t-16th century. Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk. 8 7/8 x 9 1/2in (22.8 x 23.9cm). Estimate USD 2,000 ~ 3,000. Sold for US$ 25,000 (€23,143). Photo: Bonhams. Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 13 Mar 2017, New York 
21 mars 2017

A cinnabar lacquer 'Scholars' box and cover, 18th-19th century

Lot 2047. A cinnabar lacquer 'Scholars' box and cover, 18th-19th century. Estimate USD 4,000 ~ 6,000. Sold for US$ 17,500 (€16,200). Photo: Bonhams. TOf rectangular form, the sides of the box completely enclosed by the tall cover, the top carved with a scene of a scholar departing on horseback with his attendant, as a lady bids farewell from the second floor of a pavilion, the tall sides each carved with a scene of an elderly scholar in various leisurely settings, all supported on an integral stand carved... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A rare uncut silk and gold brocade dragon robe, 17th century

Lot 2045. A rare uncut silk and gold brocade dragon robe, 17th century. Estimate USD 20,000 ~ 30,000. Sold for US$ 46,250 (€42,816). Photo: Bonhams. The uncut silk of deep blue, couched with brilliant, gold-wrapped thread depicting nine four-clawed, writhing dragons pursuing flaming pearls of wisdom, set against a ground of gold cloud scrolls and auspicious symbols, including crane, qilin, and shou-characters, the bottom edges with wide hems depicting roiling waves crashing upon stylized peaks... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2017

A huanghuali table-form staad, 18th-19th century

Lot 2040. A huanghuali table-form staad, 18th-19th century. Estimate USD 2,500 ~ 4,000. Sold for US$ 37,500 (€34,715). Photo: Bonhams. The rectangular top terminating with everted ends, supported on trestle legs framing openwork panels carved with ruyi-heads, the beaded apron continuing onto scrolling spandrels. 14 1/2in (37cm) wide Provenance: Acquired in 1948 by Lester Knox Little (1892-1981), the last foreign Inspector General of the Chinese Customs Service. Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2017

A Vertical-Form Lingbi Limestone Scholar's Rock

Lot 2028. A Vertical-Form Lingbi Limestone Scholar's Rock. Estimate USD 10,000 ~ 15,000. Sold for US$ 35,000 (€32,401). Photo: Bonhams. In the form of an irregular, twisting loop, the gnarled form framing a large void, the stone a dark gray with white veins and smooth, shiny surface, the lower half carved with a 20-character cursive inscription discussing the scholar's rock as an object of appreciation, the rock perched on a wooden stand carved to imitate root-wood; inscribed Japanese box. 7in... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

An archaistic green jade disk, bi, Qing dynasty

Lot 2008. An archaistic green jade disk, bi, Qing dynasty. Estimate USD 40,000 ~ 60,000. Sold for US$ 43,750 (€40,501). Photo: Bonhams. Carved on both sides, the disk centers on an aperture delimited by a plain border, encircled by a wide interior band of circular studs arranged in a grid, surrounded by an outer band decorated with four taotie masks linked by archaistic phoenixes, the edge of the disk carved with a inscription in regular script. 9in (22.9cm) diameter Note: A similar... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2017

A huanghuali side table, Pingtou'an, 17th century

Lot 2041. A huanghuali side table, Pingtou'an, 17th century. Estimate  USD  80,000 ~ 120,000. Sold for US$ 93,750 (€86,789). Photo: Bonhams. The rectangular paneled top set into a mitered, mortise and tenon frame above a plain recessed apron separated by oval rails joined to paired stretchers. 31 3/4 x 37 1/2 x 21in (80.6 x 95.3 x 53.3cm) Note: A very similar table is illustrated by Wang Shixiang in Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture, Hong Kong, 1990, vol. 2, p.96, plate... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2017

Two rare and important Imperial gilt-bronze ritual 'ruibin' bells, bianzhong, Qianlong mark and of the period

Lot 2101. A rare and important Imperial gilt-bronze ritual 'ruibin' bell, bianzhong, Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743. Estimate  USD  600,000 ~ 1,000,000. Sold for US$ 607,500 (€565,011). Photo: Bonhams. Finely-cast in concave cylindrical form, the flat top surmounted by a pair of addorsed crouching dragons, intricately worked with scaled, arched backs, the large heads with ferocious expressions and mouths agape to reveal pointed fangs,... [Lire la suite]