26 mars 2017

A Cizhou painted circular box and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 30. A Cizhou painted circular box and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,345 - USD 15,518) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The gently domed cover is fluidly painted in brown over a white slip with a floral spray, all under a clear glaze, the shallow box similarly covered in a white slip and clear glaze and raised on a very low ring foot. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.) diam, box Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2017

A white-rimmed brown-glazed deep bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 29. A white-rimmed brown-glazed deep bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000 (USD 19,397 - USD 32,329) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is well potted with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly inverted rim covered with a white slip under a clear glaze, the body below the rim is covered inside and out with a lustrous dark brown glaze stopping short of the unglazed foot. 4 1/4 in. (11 cm.) diam., box Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2017

A white-glazed bell-shaped bowl, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 28. A white-glazed bell-shaped bowl, Five Dynasties (907-960). Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,932 - USD 19,397) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The well potted bowl is covered overall with an opaque white glaze with the exception of the foot and the partially glazed base. 4 1/2 in. (12 cm.) diam., box Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April 2017, Hong Kong
26 mars 2017

A white-glazed truncated meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 27. A white-glazed truncated meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,863 - USD 38,795) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is of wide-shouldered compressed form with a waisted neck and flat, everted rim, covered with a clear glaze, raised on a flat base with three large spur marks. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.) high, box Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April 2017, Hong Kong
26 mars 2017

A small Northern 'oil spot' black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century

Lot 26. A small Northern 'oil spot' black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,863 - USD 38,795) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is covered inside and out in a lustrous black glaze suffused with a dense pattern of silver 'oil spots', which ends neatly above the neatly cut brown-dressed foot. 3 1/2 in. (9 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2017

Songye Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Songye Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Wood, mixed material. Height 80 cm. © Galerie Didier Claes Provenance: Hans Himmelheber, 1930; private collection, Belgium Literature: François Neyt, La redoutable statuaire Songye d’Afrique centrale, Antwerp 2004, ill. 203, p. 239; Uzuri wa Dunia. Belgian Treasures, exh. cat., Brussels 2015, pp. 148-149 Exhibition: Brussels, Uzuri wa Dunia. Belgian Treasures, June 2015 Galerie Didier Claes. TEFAF Maastricht 2017. Stand 126
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26 mars 2017

Songye. (R.D. du Congo), Songye. (R.D. du Congo), Fétiche anthropomorphe

Lot 148. Songye. (R.D. du Congo), Fétiche anthropomorphe. Bois. H. 48 cm hors plumes. Estimation 4 000 - 6 000 €. Prix réalisé 102 068 €. Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Fétiche anthropomorphe debout sur des pieds puissants, mains reposant de part et d’autre de l’abdomen. La tête surmontée d’une projection (peut-être une corne) recouverte d’une matière fétiche et de plumes présente les caractéristiques du style. Les cavités orbitales sont garnies de cauris créant un regard, le nez et les tempes sont recouverts... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2017

Two exceptional pieces of craftsmanship to lead Christie's Sale of Magnificent Jewels

HONG KONG.- In anticipation of the Hong Kong Spring auctions, Christie’s Hong Kong Jewellery department will present two unique and extraordinary pieces of craftsmanship as early highlights. The famed jewels are world renowned for their extreme rarity, impeccable workmanship, and historical significance. It is without a doubt that this once-in-a- lifetime opportunity will stimulate passionate bidding from enthusiastic collectors around the world.  A Magnificent Colombian Emerald and Diamond Necklace by... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2017

A bronze coin-shaped ritual plaque, early 20th century

Lot 73. A bronze coin-shaped ritual plaque, early 20th century. EstimateHKD 10,000 - HKD 15,000 (USD 1,293 - USD 1,940). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The coin-shaped plaque is cast on one side with a four-character inscription, Xianfeng zhongbao, ‘Treasured Currenty of the Xianfeng period’, and on the other with a two-character inscription, Zhenku, ‘Protecting the Treasury’, and another inscription from left to right in Manchu, above a four-character inscription in a line, Neiting gongfeng, ‘For... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2017

A very rare large ‘Mythical Animals and Grapes’ bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 82. A very rare large ‘Mythical Animals and Grapes’ bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000 (USD 90,522 - USD 116,385). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The thick mirror is finely cast in high relief with six lively mythical animals, including a mythical horse, tianlu and bixie. Each animal is accompanied by its young, galloping above waves and amid grapevines around the central knob in the form of a recumbent toad, within a narrow border of dragonflies and... [Lire la suite]