17 septembre 2019

A large rectangular huanghuali kang table, 17th century

Lot 873. A large rectangular huanghuali kang table, 17th century; 11 ¾ in. (30 cm.) high, 40 7/8 in. (103.9 cm.) wide, 27 ¼ in. (69.2 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The paneled top is set within a rectangular frame carved with a beaded, 'ice-plate' edge and a plain, narrow waist. The beaded, cusped aprons are carved with confronting chilong and scrolls, all raised on elegant cabriole legs carved at the... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2019

A rare qingbai partially-glazed figure of a Daoist sage, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century

Lot 1022. A rare qingbai partially-glazed figure of a Daoist sage, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The finely modeled sage is shown smiling and wearing a belted robe and cord-tied shoes, seated on top of a pierced rock stool with his hair worn in two small topknots on top of his head, the stool and interior of the sleeves covered with a transparent pale blue glaze, the... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2019

A two-drawer huanghuali coffer, 18th-19th century

Lot 887. A two-drawer huanghuali coffer, 18th-19th century; 34 ½ in. (87.5 cm.) high, 54 ¾ in. (139.1 cm.) wide, 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm) deep. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The two-panel top is set in a rectangular frame above two drawers and a single floating panel, with a plain, beaded apron and spandrels below. The whole is raised on gently splayed, beaded legs joined by pairs of stretchers.  Provenance: Sotheby’s New... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2019

A rectangular huanghuali corner-leg table, banzhuo, 17th century

Lot 886. A rectangular huanghuali corner-leg table, banzhuo, 17th century; 30 5/8 in. (77.8 cm.) high, 30 ½ in. (77.5 cm.) wide, 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The paneled-top is set within a rectangular frame above a narrow waist and shaped, beaded aprons carved with conjoined floral scroll. The whole is raised on beaded, square-section legs terminating in hoof feet joined by humpback... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2019

A rare greenish-yellow jade dragon silkworm pendant, Late Shang-Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-9th century BC

Lot 815. A rare greenish-yellow jade dragon silkworm pendant, Late Shang-Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-9th century BC; 1 7/8 in. (4.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The pendant of curved shape has the head of a bottle-horned dragon and the body of a silkworm and is pierced with one hole at the mouth and another in the tail. The semi-translucent jade is of pale green color with a yellowish tinge.  Provenance: A. W.... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2019

A rare greyish-white jade owl-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 13th-10th century BC

Lot 812. A rare greyish-white jade owl-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 13th-10th century BC; 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The thick pendant is carved as an owl with extended wings as if in flight and seen from above, the features delineated by thin grooved lines on both sides. The beak has a bull-nose perforation for suspension. The semi-translucent stone of greyish-white color has buff... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2019

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983, Recluse in lofty mountain

Lot 1039. Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983, Recluse in lofty mountain, signed Yuan, dated bingwu, the twelfth day of the sixth lunar month (July 29, 1966), inscribed with a poem, with one seal of the artist, da qian wei yin da nian, ink and color on paper, framed, 93.3 by 42.5 cm. 36 3/4  by 16 3/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 312,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's Sotheby's. Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy, New... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2019

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983, Ode to the Red Cliff after Kuncan

Lot 1035. Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983, Ode to the Red Cliff after Kuncan, with two seals of the artist, zhang yuan, shu ke, signed Yuan, inscribed with a poem, with two seals of the artist, ding wei, da qian wei yin da nian. With two other seals of the artist, ji hai ji si wu yin xin you, da qian hao fa, ink and color on silk, framed, 56.5 by 93.3 cm. 22 1/4  by 36 3/4  in. Estimate 280,000 — 380,000 USD. Lot sold 400,000 USD.... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2019

Sotheby's Asia Week auctions achieve $37.4 million in New York, up 10% over 2018

  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s bi-annual Asia Week sale series in New York concluded this weekend, with 900+ works sold for a total of $37.4 million – exceeding the series’ high estimate of $33.7 million. Comprising works across seven auctions and spanning 4,000 years of history, Asia Week was highlighted by an exceptional selection of Chinese Art originally gifted from Florence and Herbert Irving to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a magnificent handscroll in cursive script by Zhu Yunming, which achieved $1.6 million... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2019

Sotheby's Hong Kong Modern Art autumn sales present Zao Wou-Ki and Sanyu masterpieces

HONG KONG.- Two significant masterpieces will lead Sotheby’s Modern Art Evening Sale in Hong Kong on 5 October 2019: Zao Wou-Ki’s powerful 21.04.59, also making its auction debut, having been exhibited extensively since the 1970s – and Sanyu’s elegant Nu Rose sur Tissus Chinois – appearing at auction for the first time since it was created in the 1930s. A total of 33 lots will be offered in the evening sale, estimated to bring in the region of more than HKD 403 million (USD 51 million). The Modern Art Day Sale on 6... [Lire la suite]