17 avril 2020

A pair of aubergine-glazed 'Bajixiang' incised dishes, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3606. A pair of aubergine-glazed 'Bajixiang' incised dishes, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 11.5 cm., 4 1/2  in. Estimate 280,000 — 320,000 HKD . Lot sold 350,000 HKD . © Sotheby's. each potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly flared rim, finely incised around the exterior with beribboned bajixiang ('Eight Buddhist Emblems'), applied overall with a translucent aubergine glaze, the countersunk... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2020

A carved white jade 'chilong' disc, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3145. A carved white jade 'chilong' disc, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 2 in. (5 cm.) diam. Estimate 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The circular ring is carved in relief with two clambering chilong, both with long bifurcated tails. The semi-translucent stone is of an even milky white tone. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art,  Hong Kong, 26 November 2014
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16 avril 2020

A large pale celadon and russet jade carving of a mandarin fish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3347. A large pale celadon and russet jade carving of a mandarin fish, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) long. Estimate 750,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The fish is carved in the round swimming amongst trailing lotus stems and flowers, all upon a bed of swirling waves. The carving is enhanced by incised details to the scales and waves. The stone is of an even tone with areas of russet highlights, box. ... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2020

A yellow jade openwork 'dragon' pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3155. A yellow jade openwork 'dragon' pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 2 1/2 in. (6.2 cm.) long. Estimate 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,420,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The flattened pendant is carved on both sides as an archaistic dragon with backward-turned head and long curly tail, and further incised with cloud motifs on the surfaces. The semi-translucent stone is of even, warm yellowish colour with a tinge of russet on the lower right corner... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2020

A fine kesi civil official's rank badge of a mandarin duck, buzi, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 4034. A fine kesi civil official's rank badge of a mandarin duck, buzi, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 9 7/8 x 10 3/8 in. (25.2 x 26.5 cm.). Estimate 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   Made for a civil official of the seventh rank. The bird shown facing the sun as it alights on a rock protruding from a grassy ground with narcissus, lingzhi, chrysanthemum and bamboo, beside a river and flanked by further rockwork with an... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2020

A superbly carved reticulated bamboo cylindrical parfumier, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 4006. A superbly carved reticulated bamboo cylindrical parfumier, Qing dynasty, 18th century. The cylinder, 10 1/4 in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   The parfumier is exquisitely carved in various levels of relief and in openwork to depict the Eight Immortals and three Star Gods led by Shoulao seated on the back of a crane descending from the right through billowing clouds to attend... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2020

A rare and large spinach-green jade marriage bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3957. A rare and large spinach-green jade marriage bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 13 1/4 in. (34 cm.) across handles. Estimate 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 1,580,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   The bowl with an incurving rim is ornately carved in the interior in high relief with the Bajixiang, Eight Buddhist Emblems, surrounding a central leafy peony blossom amidst smaller scrolling peonies. The handles are carved as a pair of bats flanking... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2020

A celadon jade 'dragon' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3675. A celadon jade 'dragon' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 14.8 cm., 5 7/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular section, carved with shallow rounded sides rising from a countersunk base, the interior carved with a stylised sinuous dragon, the stone of a beige-celadon tone mottled with faint russet inclusions. Provenance: An old Japanese collection. Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2020

A rare celadon jade segmented dragon ornament, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3662. A rare celadon jade segmented dragon ornament, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 76.2 by 54.4 cm., 30 by 21 3/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the segmented jade plaques masterfully fixed on a blue silk ground against a plywood board, depicting a five-clawed dragon writhing sinuously below ruyi-shaped clouds and chasing a flaming pearl, its fierce expression framed by its long curved whiskers, its scales... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2020

Karen Knorr, India Song 2008 - 2020

Karen Knorr, The Queen's Room, Zanana, Udaipur City Palace, India Song 2008 - 2020. © Karen Knorr Karen Knorr’s past work from the 1980’s onwards took as its theme the ideas of power that underlie cultural heritage, playfully challenging the underlying assumptions of fine art collections in academies and museums in Europe through photography and video. Since 2008 her work has taken a new turn and focused its gaze on the upper caste culture of the Rajput in India and its relationship to the "other" through the use of photography,... [Lire la suite]
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