29 juillet 2019

A yellow jade 'horse' paperweight, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3615. A yellow jade 'horse' paperweight, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7 cm., 2 3/4  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000  HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD. © Sotheby's the greenish-yellow stone with russet inclusions carved as a horse lying on its side and looking back towards its hind legs turned up and pulled in towards the body, revealing the bottom of its hooves and its tail in between, with its front legs tucked under its body, the hair of its mane and tail meticulously picked out. ... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2019

A finely carved white jade square zhadou, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3613. A finely carved white jade square zhadou, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 8.8 cm., 3 3/8  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000  HKD. Lot sold 2,000,000 HKD. © Sotheby's of archaistic form, the shallow oval-shaped bowl with sturdy sides rising from a short foot, the main sides flanked by a pair of elongated 'C'-shaped 'ear' handles extending just below the mouthrim, the lustrous stone of a warm translucent yellow colour. Note: This piece is remarkable... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2019

A superb yellow jade ear-cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3606. A superb yellow jade ear-cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10.8 cm., 4 1/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,200,000  HKD. Lot sold 2,360,000 HKD. © Sotheby's of archaistic form, the shallow oval-shaped bowl with sturdy sides rising from a short foot, the main sides flanked by a pair of elongated 'C'-shaped 'ear' handles extending just below the mouthrim, the lustrous stone of a warm translucent yellow colour. Note: It is rare to find a... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

An extremely rare Imperial lapis lazuli 'Lingzhi' washer, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 3605. An extremely rare Imperial lapis lazuli 'Lingzhi' washer, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 13.8 cm., 5 3/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000  HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's of oval form, the slightly flared sides rising from a tripod base to a foliate rim, finely carved in low relief on the exterior with a stalk of lingzhi issuing two meandering main branches bearing large... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

A rare white jade archaistic bowl with its original spinach-green jade stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3603. A rare white jade archaistic bowl with its original spinach-green jade stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12.8 cm., 5 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000  HKD. Lot sold 4,640,000 HKD. © Sotheby's comprising: a bowl with shallow rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a flared rim, finely picked out with a raised double-rib band bordering the rim, the stepped base with a countersunk circular centre surrounded by a slightly concave... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

Exhibition at Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna presents works by Jan van Eyck

Jan van Eyck (c. 1390 Maaseyck near Maastricht – 1441 Bruges), Madonna and Child at the Fountain (detail). 19 x 12 cm, incl. original frame: 24,8 x 18,1 cm. Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp KMSKA © Lukas - Art in Flanders VZW, Photo: Dominique Provost. VIENNA.- The exhibition presents three of the circa twenty extant works by Jan van Eyck, offering a glimpse of the art produced during the reign of Duke Philip the Good, when the Burgundian Low Countries witnessed a unique flowering of courtly and urban civilisation. Jan... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 48. A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 20cm., 7 7/8 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. © Sotheby's finely carved in imitation of bound books fastened with clasps at the sides, the shorter sides of the box overlaid with bone to simulate the pages of the books carried within, the remaining sides intricately carved in imitation of brocade with roundels enclosing flowers and fruit, all reserved on a floral... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A carved two-colour lacquer box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 47. A carved two-colour lacquer box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 16.5cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,500 GBP. © Sotheby's finely carved in imitation of bound books fastened with clasps at the sides, the shorter sides of the box overlaid with bone to simulate the pages of the books carried within, the cover of the box intricately carved with a riverside landscape with jagged mountains and distant figures, all reserved on a green... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A very rare famille rose 'Chicken' cup, Qianlong six-character fanggu seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 962. A very rare famille rose 'Chicken' cup, Qianlong six-character fanggu seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 2¼ in. (5.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 221,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The deep U-shaped cup is very finely painted with the scene of Jia Chang stamping his left foot to call the chickens in a setting of blue rocks and peonies. Jia Chang is shown facing the rooster while the hen and four chicks are shown on the reverse below... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A pair of famille rose 'boneless style' floral dishes,Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 961. A pair of famille rose 'boneless style' floral dishes,Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze-blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 6 in. (15.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Each dish is delicately enameled on the interior with a blossoming and budding rose branch opposite stems of aster and a yellow flower.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September... [Lire la suite]