08 novembre 2019

The ‘Heavenly Harmony’ Jadeite Sautoir. Magnificent jadeite bead and spinel necklace

Lot 2007. The ‘Heavenly Harmony’ Jadeite Sautoir. Magnificent jadeite bead and spinel necklace. Estimate HKD 55,000,000 - HKD 85,000,000 (US$7,000,000-11,000,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Sixty-eight jadeite beads of approximately 15.9 to 12.3 mm, cushion-shaped and cabochon spinels, 111.0 cm, gold, may be worn as two necklaces, 111.0 cm. HK Jade & Stone Lab, 2019, report no. KJ 101037 (1-5): natural colour Fei Cui (Jadeite Jade), without resin. An Ideal Match - The ‘Heavenly... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2019

A finely carved spinach-green jade rectangular table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 128. A finely carved spinach-green jade rectangular table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 9 3/8 in. (23.7 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The screen is skillfully carved with a mountainous rocky landscape with Laozi riding a buffalo accompanied by his attendant, and a bearded scholar with his attendant descending from a pavilion above, all surrounded by pine and wutong trees and bordered by clouds. The reverse is... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A finely carved spinach-green jade 'marriage bowl', Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 132. A finely carved spinach-green jade 'marriage bowl', Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The large bowl is skillfully carved with rounded sides rising from five shallow lobed feet. The thick sides are carved to the exterior in high-relief with large chrysanthemum blossoms and leafy tendrils. The bowl is flanked with two inticately carved butterfly handles suspending a... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, bitong, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 131. A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, bitong, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The brush pot is intricately carved around the sides with a continuous mountainous landscape. The rocks, pine and wutong trees frame various vignettes including a scholar leaning out of a pavilion window; a scholar holding a staff with his attendant beside him; and a scholar with... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A rare embroidered blue silk gauze child's 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 227. A rare embroidered blue silk gauze child's 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The front and back of the robe are elaborately embroidered with gold couched dragons chasing flaming pearls, surrounded by bats in flight, peony sprays and scrolling multi-coloured clouds above crashing waves, all set against a dark blue ground. Provenance: With Teresa Coleman Fine... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2019

A blue and white tripod censer, Qianlong six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 185. A blue and white tripod censer, Qianlong six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The censer is well potted with a compressed globular body decorated with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, amongst large lotus blossoms on leafy tendrils, all below a band of ruyi-heads. The two upright, pierced handles, the recessed neck and... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2019

A pair of famille verte 'month' cups, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 176. A pair of famille verte 'month' cups, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each cup is finely enamelled to the deep flaring sides with clusters of narcissi growing beside blue ornamental rocks and roses, emblematic of the eleventh month of the calendar year. Provenance: A private Asian collectionChristie's Hong Kong, 28... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century

Lot 54. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The finely modelled figure is seated on rocks wearing voluminous robes that fall in graceful folds around the body. She holds a child with a lotus bud in his hand on her raised knee. She wears a beaded necklace and and the hair is elegantly coiffed in a topknot adorned with jewellery. The figure is covered overall in a creamy glaze of ivory tone. The... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2019

A fine celadon-glazed 'double gourd' vase, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820)

  Lot 164. A fine celadon-glazed 'double gourd' vase, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820); 12 ¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The elegant vase is covered in a glaze of pale sea-green tone ending in a neat line at the slightly rounded, unglazed foot encircling the countersunk base which is also covered in a celadon glaze, hongmu stand with John Sparks Ltd. label. ... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2019

'Luca Giordano (1634-1705). Le triomphe de la peinture napolitaine' au Petit Palais

Luca Giordano, Ariane abandonnée (Ariana Abbandonata),1675-1680, 203 x 246 cm, huile sur toile, Musée de Castelvecchio, Vérone, Italie © Verona, Museo di Castelvecchio, Archivio fotografico (foto Umberto Tomba, Verona) PARIS - À partir du 14 novembre, le Petit Palais présente pour la première fois en France une rétrospective consacrée au peintre napolitain Luca Giordano (1634-1705), l’un des artistes les plus brillants du XVIIe siècle européen. L’exposition met en valeur l’exceptionnelle virtuosité de cette gloire du Seicento à... [Lire la suite]
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