26 février 2020

A hardstone-inlaid brown lacquer plaque, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 107. A hardstone-inlaid brown lacquer plaque, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 153.6 by 104 by 46cm., 60 1/2  by 41 by 18 1/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of ruyi shape raised on four scrolled legs, the top inlaid with stained ivory, mother-of-pearl, soapstone, turquoise, lapis lazuli, agate, malachite, jade and tortoiseshell, depicting deer and cranes among a riverside landscape with distant pavilions and trees, all... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2020

A rare and large embellished black lacquer panel, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 231. A rare and large embellished black lacquer panel, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 28 3/4  in., 73 cm; Width 38 1/4  in., 97 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 52,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the black lacquer ground exquisitely inlaid in mother-of-pearl, hardwood, hardstones, green- stained bone and glazed porcelain with a scene of a pair of birds perched on a bough of flowering magnolia, lush flowering peony and crabapple blossoms emerging... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2020

A rectangular inlaid zitan box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 229. A rectangular inlaid zitan box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Length 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular form with slightly canted corners, the cover skillfully inlaid depicting a malachite-crested and hardstone bird perched on a gnarled stained- bone branch issuing flowering mother-of pearl, hardstone and coral prunus blossoms and buds, and with hibiscus blooms issuing from rockwork... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

An embellished zitan rectangular two-door table cabinet, 18th century

Lot 1602. A rare embellished zitan rectangular two-door table cabinet, 18th century; 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) high, 14 1/8 in. (36 cm.) long, 7½ in. (19 cm.) deep with later-added stand. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD USD 68,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The doors decorated in polychrome bone applique with peach and pomegranate trees growing amidst blue rocks and asters, with similar panels on the back, one end panel with a magnolia tree growing amidst rocks and camellia, the... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2020

A rare embellished zitan rectangular box and cover, 17th-18th century

Lot 1402. A rare embellished zitan rectangular box and cover, 17th-18th century; 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The top of the cover inlaid in mother-of-pearl, hardstone and horn with an unusual scene of two foreign merchants, one leading an angry-looking monkey by a silver wire rope, the other with demon-like face carrying a staff hung with a double-gourd flask, with rocks in the foreground and clouds above, the... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

A small embellished zitan brushpot, 18th-19th century

Lot 1401. A small embellished zitan brushpot, 18th-19th century; 4 in. (10.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD USD 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of slightly tapered, facteted form, raised on four short tab feet, inlaid on one side with mother-of-pearl, coral, stone and ivory with a bird perched in a blossoming prunus tree growing from amidst rockwork.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M.... [Lire la suite]

26 février 2020

A rare small embellished zitan tray, 17th-18th century

Lot 1400. A rare small embellished zitan tray, 17th-18th century; 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 With shallow sides, the interior finely inlaid with a scene of a scholar contemplating a large overhanging vine-hung pine branch that extends from a rock face joined by a bridge to the rocky promontory on which he sits, all in soapstone and mother-of-pearl, the rim inlaid in silver wire with key fret, raised on four shallow... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2020

A pair of embellished zitan wall panels, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 1380. A pair of embellished zitan wall panels, Late Qing dynasty; 43¾ x 25 7/8 in. (111.2 x 65.7 cm.). Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD USD 146,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each of rectangular form and inlaid in hardwood, and green and white jade with dragonflies in flight amidst a waterscape replete with lotus flowers and leaves, saggitaria and various other water plants amidst rockwork, with a small group of crabs towards the bottom of one, the whole set within... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2020

An inlaid lacquer and zitan rectangular wall plaque, 19th century

Lot 1359. An inlaid lacquer and zitan rectangular wall plaque, 19th century; 30¾ in. x 25 in. (78 x 63.5 cm.). Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The black lacquer panel inlaid in white jade with the character de (virtue) above a wood elephant standing on a rockwork base raised on a stand, the fringed blanket draped over the back centered by a shou character, the back surmounted by a vase filled with wannianqing, within a... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2020

A carved 'Ding' dish, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 546. A carved 'Ding' dish, Song dynasty (960–1279); diameter 9 1/8 in., 23.2 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 170,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. boldly carved to the center with a fish swiming beneath aquatic weeds and a large lotus-like leaf carried in the combed ripples of the water, the cavetto undecorated, the metal-bound foliate-shaped rim incised with scollwork, covered with a creamy white glaze. Provenance: Collection of Mr. Rudolph... [Lire la suite]