24 mai 2019

A rare white jade bowl, Qianlong four-character mark, and additional incised jia mark and of the period

Lot 142. A rare white jade bowl, Qianlong four-character mark, and additional incised jia mark and of the period; 12cm (4 3/4 in) diam. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 31,285). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Deftly carved with rounded sides rising from a short tapered circular foot ring to an everted rim, the well-polished translucent stone of even-white tone, the foot ring carved with a jia character, wood stand and zitan box. Provenance: a distinguished Italian private collection formed circa... [Lire la suite]

24 mai 2019

A blue and white 'hundred antiques' sleeve vase, rolwagen, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 95. A blue and white 'hundred antiques' sleeve vase, rolwagen, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 45.7cm (18in) high. Estimate £ 25,000 - 30,000€ (29,000 - 35,000). Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 31,285) © Bonhams 2001-2019 Finely painted around the exterior in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue with a continuous scene of various antique vessels and vases with arranged flowers, all between incised borders on the foot and shoulders, the short flaring neck with pendent plantain leaves. Note: The design known as the... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2019

A white and russet jade carving of gourds, 18th century

Lot 62. A white and russet jade carving of gourds, 18th century; 6.5cm (2 1/2in) long. Estimate £ £4,000 - 6,000. Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 31,285). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Carved as a large gourd joined to a smaller gourd, borne on gnarled branches issuing curling leaves, the stone of an even white tone highlighted with russet inclusions, wood stand. Provenance: a distinguished English private collection Note: During the last decades of the 18th century, a new taste emerged in Europe among the... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2019

Exhibition brings together more than 200 of Leonardo da Vinci's greatest drawings

LONDON.- Marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the exhibition brings together more than 200 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection, forming the largest exhibition of Leonardo's work in over 65 years. Drawing served as Leonardo's laboratory, allowing him to work out his ideas on paper and search for the universal laws that he believed underpinned all of creation. The drawings by Leonardo in the Royal Collection have been together as a group since the artist's death... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2019

Christie's announces final details of Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence

  NEW YORK, NY.- Following the success of the global tour of highlights, Christie’s announces final details of the most anticipated jewelry and objects sale of the season, Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence. This landmark auction is poised to be the most valuable and precious collection of jewelry and Mughal objects to ever come to auction. New confirmed details include availability of illustrated digital catalogues, exhibition dates, and sale details. The specially designed exhibition will be open to the public... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2019

A famille rose Tobacco leaf 'exotic pheasants and squirrel' part dinner service, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 246. A famille rose Tobacco leaf 'exotic pheasants and squirrel' part dinner service, Qianlong period (1736-1795). The largest stand 42.2cm (16 1/2in) wide (25). Estimate £ 15,000 - 20,000. Sold for £ 31,312 (€ 35,740). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each piece brightly painted in underglaze-blue and enamelled in colours, the centre decorated with pheasants and squirrels among flowers and curling serrated leaves, comprising: a tureen, cover and stand; a sauce tureen, cover and stand; a pair of large... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2019

A rare gilt-lacquer bronze repoussé figure of Buddha, Qianlong incised seven-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 184. A rare gilt-lacquer bronze repoussé figure of Buddha, Qianlong incised seven-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 30.5cm (12in) high. Estimate £ £30,000 - 50,000. Sold for £ 31,312 (€ 35,740). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Well modelled seated in dhyanasana in his hand in bhumisparsamudra, on a double-lotus base inscribed in Manchu, Tibetan, Chinese and Mongolian, wearing layered monk's robes gathered in cascading folds, his rounded face with a serene expression flanked... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2019

An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Shang Dynasty

Lot 4. An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Shang Dynasty; 15.5cm (6 1/8in) high. Estimate £28,000 - 34,000. Sold for £ 35,062 (€ 40,021). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The well cast pear-shaped body rising from a tall splayed foot to a flared mouth with lipped rim, cast around the neck and the foot with a leiwen band centred by a shallow flange on each side, domed cover with knop similarly decorated with a leiwen band, the bronze with light malachite and azurite encrustations, wood stand.  ... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2019

A large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Guanyin and boy, 17th-18th century

Lot 170. A large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Guanyin and boy, 17th-18th century; 114.3cm (45in) high. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £ 37,562 (€ 42,874). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The Goddess of Mercy and giver of sons seated in the relaxed posture of royal ease, with her right hand resting on her raised right knee, a child sitting on her left knee, wearing long flowing robes over her shoulders, tied at the chest, the face with a serene expression, flanked by pendulous ears, the hair arranged in a high... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2019

A fine famille rose ruby-sgraffiato-ground 'medallion' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 131. A fine famille rose ruby-sgraffiato-ground 'medallion' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 14.7cm (5 3/4in) diam. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £ 37,562 (€ 42,874). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Finely enamelled around the exterior with four medallions depicting figures in landscapes representing the Four Seasons, one in grisaille, two in sepia, and one in famille rose enamels, all reserved on a ruby-red ground incised with feathery scrolls, the interior decorated in the centre with a... [Lire la suite]