24 septembre 2016

A white and russet jade 'chilong' ring, huan, Song dynasty or later

Lot 26. A white and russet jade 'chilong' ring, huan, Song dynasty or later. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 350,000 (USD 32,377 - USD 45,328). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The disc is carved in relief with three chilong engaged in mutual pursuit. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.) wide Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980's The property of a private Hong Kong collector. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong

24 septembre 2016

A small white and russet jade carving of a belt hook, Song dynasty or later

Lot 25. A small white and russet jade carving of a belt hook, Song dynasty or later. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,361 - USD 15,541). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The underside with a circular stud for attachment. The stone is of an even white tone with areas of russet inclusions. 1 5/8 in. (4.5 cm.) long The property of a private Hong Kong collector. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
24 septembre 2016

A white jade inscribed rectangular bead, yanmao, Song dynasty or later

Lot 24. A white jade inscribed rectangular bead, yanmao, Song dynasty or later. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,951 - USD 19,426). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  Four rectangular sides of the bead are carved with inscriptions. 7/8 in. (2.3 cm.) long The property of a private Hong Kong collector. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
24 septembre 2016

A rare enamelled porcelain figure of Sakyamuni Buddha, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 107. A rare enamelled porcelain figure of Sakyamuni Buddha, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  modelled in the form of Sakyamuni Buddha seated in vajraparyankasana, the right hand held inbhumisparshamudra and the left in dhyanamudra, clad in an brightly enamelled pleated robe draped over the left shoulder with the white undergarment gathered at the chest and cascading in folds near the bare feet,... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2016

A pair of famille-rose 'flaming pearl' altar ornaments, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 106. A pair of famille-rose 'flaming pearl' altar ornaments, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  each modelled as the 'flaming pearl' of the qizhengbao or qizhen  ('Seven Royal Treasures') resting on an elaborate pedestal, the stylised emblem fashioned with a band of gilt-decorated iron-red flaming wisps surrounding multi-coloured lappets picked out with circular motifs and highlighted... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2016

A magnificent and extremely rare pair of large famille-rose stands and trompe l'oeil persimmons and pomegranates, Qianlong perio

Lot 105. A magnificent and extremely rare pair of large famille-rose stands and trompe l'oeil persimmons and pomegranates, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 7,000,000 — 9,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  each stand of slender proportion, sturdily potted on a rounded stepped foot rising to a shapely statuesque profile, centred with a bulbous central section between elaborate contours flaring out and curving inward, all below a wide double-lotus bordered... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2016

A pair of famille-rose ministers of the treasury, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 104. A pair of famille-rose ministers of the treasury, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  each modelled as the 'Minister of the Treasury' of the qizhengbao or qizhen ('Seven Royal Treasures'), depicted seated in sukhsana on a voluminous pile of garment detailed with cloud scrolls, the figure portrayed extending his elbows outward and holding a flaming motif in his right hand, the left hand held... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2016

A rare ruby-ground famille-rose 'floral' wall vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 102. A rare ruby-ground famille-rose 'floral' wall vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  well modelled and flattened at the back, the ovoid body sweeping up from a short splayed foot to a broad shoulder and waisted neck, the neck flanked by a pair of archaistic scroll handles, all resting on a trompe l'oeilgilt-decorated faux-bois stand, the body centred with a slightly sunken gilt-bordered lobed... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2016

A lobed famille-rose 'floral' abstinence plaque, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 101. A lobed famille-rose 'floral' abstinence plaque, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period  (1736-1795). Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  of quatrelobed form, one side centred with a vertical oval raised gilt band enclosing the characters zhaijie ('abstinence'), surrounded by a composite floral scroll delicately rendered in the famille-rose palette against a white ground, the reverse similarly rendered save for the central cartouche, inscribed in... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2016

'Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s' at the Denver Art Museum

Comme des Garçons, Jacket with Skirt, “Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body” collection, Spring-Summer 1997. Nylon/polyurethane stretch gingham with padding. Denver Art Museum, Neusteter Textile Collection.  DENVER - Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s, shows work by Japanese designers who started a fashion revolution in Paris. The exhibition features 70 looks by powerhouse designers Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada, Kansai Yamamoto, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons, and Junya Watanabe, whose impact on fashion still... [Lire la suite]