16 mai 2020

A large huanghuali painting table, hua zhuo, Late Ming dynasty

  Lot 106. A large huanghuali painting table, hua zhuo, Late Ming dynasty; 83.4 by 213 by 76.3 cm., 32 7/8  by 83 7/8  by 30 in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 22,880,000 HKD (2,630,192 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of high rectangular form, the top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction with a flush and beautifully grained single-board, tongue-and-grooved into the frame, the floating panel supported by four dovetailed stretchers... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2020

A rare large three-colour cinnabar lacquer 'ingot' box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 19. A rare large three-colour cinnabar lacquer 'ingot' box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 30cm (11 3/4in) wide. Estimate HK$300,000-400,000. Sold for HK$ 525,000 (€ 62,729). Photo: Bonhams.  The steeply curved sides rising from a splayed foot, the cover intricately carved through multiple layers of red, black and yellow lacquer with a Buddhist landscape scene of a Karmapa wearing his iconic Black Crown and holding a wish-granting ruyi-head sceptre in one hand, his disciples holding... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2020

Two zitan square trays, the larger tray 18th century, the smaller tray 18th-19th century

Lot 1137. Two zitan square trays, the larger tray 18th century, the smaller tray 18th-19th century; 1 ½ in. (3.8 cm.) high, 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) square; and 1 in. (2.5 cm.) high, 12 ½ in. (31.7 cm.) square. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Both trays have paneled bases fitted into short vertical sides which are pierced, the larger tray with a foliate scrollwork design, and the smaller tray with stylized dragons. The larger tray... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2020

A carved huanghuali root-form brush pot, 18th century

Lot 1136. A carved huanghuali root-form brush pot, 18th century; 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The brush pot is carved in imitation of a root, with large gnarls and knobs, and has a separately carved base plug. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 1988. Christie's. The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects, New York, 17 march 2016
16 mai 2020

A boxwood ruyi scepter, 18th-19th century

Lot 1135. A boxwood ruyi scepter, 18th-19th century; 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The scepter is carved in the form of lingzhi, with a wide cap for a head, and with smaller lingzhi caps climbing up the shaft. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 1988. Christie's. The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects, New York, 17 march 2016
16 mai 2020

A large partially lacquered growth of lingzhi, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 1134. A large partially lacquered growth of lingzhi, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 3,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The ridged side of the lingzhi is lacquered a dark reddish-brown, while the underside of the cap is smooth and creamy-yellow in color. Provenance: By repute, David Kidd (1926-1996) Collection, Japan. Christie's. The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects, New... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2020

A carved bamboo ruyi scepter 18th-19th century

Lot 1133. A carved bamboo ruyi scepter 18th-19th century; 17 in. (43.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The scepter is carved in the form of lingzhi, with a large cap as the head of the scepter, with several smaller caps below, and a silk tassel knotted through the other end, inscribed Japanese box. Provenance: Kagedo Gallery, Orcas, Washington, 1993. Literature: S. Little, Spirit Stones of... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2020

Sotheby's online sales top $100M with record-setting $13.7M Contemporary Art Online Day Auction

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s first ever Contemporary Art Day Auction Online concluded yesterday, totaling $13.7 million – the highest total ever for an online sale at Sotheby’s and more than double the previous record. The sale marks more than $100 million total in global online sales at Sotheby’s in 2020, nearly 5 times the total for online sales during the same period in 2019. The auction saw competitive bidding, with international bidding across 35 countries and 29% of all buyers new to Sotheby’s. Nicole Schloss, Co-Head of... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2020

Christie's announces a new global 20th century art sale - four cities one auction experience

© Christie's Images Ltd 2020. NEW YORK, NY.- On July 10, Christie’s will present ONE: A Global Sale of the 20th Century, a new auction event offering Impressionist and Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art and Design.Utilizing streaming technology, the first of its kind relay-style auction will take place in real time across the time zones from four of the art world’s major hubs: Hong Kong, Paris, London and New York. The sale will offer a range of exceptional works over four consecutive sessions led by principle... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2020

A rare yellow and brown archaistic jade bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 50. A rare yellow and brown archaistic jade bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 11.2cm (4 3/8in) diam. Estimate HK$400,000-600,000. Sold for HK$ 687,500 (€ 82,145). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed with rounded sides flaring from a gently splayed foot to an everted rim, the exterior carved with a continuous band of raised bosses and incised lines forming 'S'-shaped patterns, between two raised bands alternatively of twisted ropes and 'C'-scroll border above the foot, the semi-translucent stone of... [Lire la suite]