18 mai 2018

A rare pair of blue-glazed cups, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 239. A rare pair of blue-glazed cups, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Each 7.1cm (2 3/4in) diam. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £ 17,500 (€ 20,040) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Both delicately potted with gently rounded shallow sides rising from a narrow tapered foot, applied on the exterior with a lustrous blue glaze, the interior left white, wood box. (4). Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 17 May 2018, 10:30 BST, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET ... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2018

A green-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 238. A green-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 9.6cm (3 3/4in) diam. Estimate £8,000 - 10,000. Sold for £ 15,000 (€ 17,177) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The bowl finely potted with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior covered in an apple-green glaze. Note: Compare with another very similar green-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and of the period, which was sold at Bonhams London, 11 May 2017, lot 143. A green-glazed bowl,... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2018

A rare huanghuali horseshoe back armchair, Quanyi, 16th-17th century

Lot 84. A rare huanghuali horseshoe back armchair, Quanyi, 16th-17th century; 94.5cm (37 1/4in) high x 60cm (23 5/8in) wide x 55cm (21 5/8in) deep. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000. Sold for £ 52,500 (€ 60,103) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The elegantly curving crestrail set on two straight back posts and S-shaped front and side posts, a shaped spandrel beneath each out-scrolled and rounded terminal, with a curved rectangular back splat, the posts of circular section continuing through the mat seat frame forming... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2018

A twelve-leaf lacquer 'palace' screen, Qianlong, ciclycally dated to the Gengyin year, corresponding to 1770 and of the period

Lot 80. A twelve-leaf lacquer 'palace' screen, Qianlong, ciclycally dated to the Gengyin year, corresponding to 1770 and of the period; 221cm (87in) high x 338cm (133in) wide. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £ 23,750 (€ 27,189) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Finely painted with palace scenes filled with courtiers, musicians, and ladies, in the central palace named the Wen ye dian sits a Daoist dignitary before a Yin Yangsymbol, while a minister proffers a tortoise shell for divination, on... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2018

A rare Imperial light-blue ground silk dragon vest, xiapei, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 77. A rare Imperial light-blue ground silk dragon vest, xiapei, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 135cm (53 1/8in) long. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000. Sold for £ 50,000 (€ 57,240) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The vest finely woven in shades of blue, red, green, yellow and gold-wrapped thread with four ascending five-clawed sinuous dragons striding above rocks and auspicious objects amidst crashing waves, the design repeated on the reverse with two ascending dragons beneath a third larger front-facing dragon... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2018

A rare limestone head of Guanyin, 12th-13th century

Lot 64. A rare limestone head of Guanyin, 12th-13th century; 43.3cm (17in) high. Estimate £50,000 - 80,000. Sold for £ 62,500 (€ 71,551) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The head finely carved in sensuous volumes, the full fleshy face with slightly downcast eyes accentuated by wide arched eyebrows, straight nose, plump pouty lips and subtle double-chin, the forehead with a circular recess to hold the urna, with pendulous ears and neatly-dressed hair drawn up in a high chignon secured by a foliate... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2018

Two stone figures of Guanyin, Liao-Song Dynasty

Lot 63. Two stone figures of Guanyin, Liao-Song Dynasty; 96.5cm (37 6/8in) high; the second figure: 92cm (36 2/8in) high. (2). Estimate: £ 50,000 - 80,000 (US$ 70,435 - 112,697). Sold for £ 37,500 (€ 42,930) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Both figures seated in dhyanasana, dressed in long flowing robes open at the chest revealing a beaded necklace suspended with multiple tassels and hanging loosely in crisp folds over the edge of a rectangular pedestal, the serene faces with downcast eyes, traces of... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2018

'The Blue Road: Mastercrafts from Persia' at Liang Yi Museum, Hong Kong

Flask with figures, animals, and leaves, 17th Century. Fritware, with underglaze painting in blue and black? 12 1/5 × 7 9/10 × 4 3/10 in; 31 × 20 × 11 cm. Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. Courtesy Liang Yi Museum HONG KONG - Liang Yi Museum, Hong Kong, is hosting ‘The Blue Road: Mastercrafts from Persia’, the first, most dedicated and comprehensive exhibition surveying different aspects of the colour blue in Persian art and history, in Hong Kong.  Opening... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2018

A pair of famille rose ruby-ground sgraffiato 'medallion' bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks and of the period

Lot 266. A pair of famille rose ruby-ground sgraffiato 'medallion' bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 50,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Each bowl is decorated with four gilt roundels enclosing various flowers, berries, and pomegranates, each separated by delicate flower scrolls on an incised leafy scroll ground. The interior is decorated in... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2018

A magnificent large huanghuali recessed-leg painting table, hua’an, 17th century

Lot 1207. A magnificent large huanghuali recessed-leg painting table, hua’an, 17th century; 32 in. (81.3 cm.) high, 90 ¼ in. (229.2 cm.) wide, 27 7/8 in. (70.8 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 500,000 - USD 700,000. Price realised USD 869,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The two-panel top is enclosed by a frame with molded edge above plain aprons and spandrels. The slightly splayed legs are of circular section and are joined at the sides by pairs of stretchers. Note: The recessed-leg table is... [Lire la suite]