26 juin 2013

A White Jade Snuff Bottle, 18th-19th Century

A White Jade Snuff Bottle, 18th/19th Century. Photo courtesy Michaan's Auctions The well hollowed pebble of flattened teardrop form, carved in low relief with a clambering chilong dragon, the stone of milky white tone with traces of russet inclusions. Height: 2 5/8 inches (6.7 cm). Estimate: $3,000/5,000. Unsold Michaan's Auctions. Fine Asian Works of Art Auction. Sunday June 23, 2013, 10am. http://www.michaans.com
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26 juin 2013

A Carved Jade Boulder

A Carved Jade Boulder. Photo courtesy Michaan's Auctions Of horizontal format carved in high relief with an energetic scene depicting two men boating down a swift running mountain river, the rocky landscape with an undulating gnarled pine tree and a building in the distance, a large cloud meanders through the composition highlighting the russet-colored skin, accompanied by a reticulated wood stand carved with rocks and pine branches. Width: 7 1/2 inches (19 cm) excluding stand. Estimate: $20,000/30,000.... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2013

A Celadon Jade Brush Rest

A Celadon Jade Brush Rest. Photo courtesy Michaan's Auctions Depicting a jagged three-peaked mountain landscape, featuring several auspicious beasts including a dragon, qilin, tiger and phoenix carved in high relief, reversed by cloud meanders and curling waves decorating the backside of the mountain. Width: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm). Estimate: $8,000/12,000. Unsold. Michaan's Auctions. Fine Asian Works of Art Auction. Sunday June 23, 2013, 10am. http://www.michaans.com
26 juin 2013

Five White Jade Beads, Han Dynasty

Five White Jade Beads, Han Dynasty. Photo courtesy Michaan's Auctions Each cylindrical-form bead carved in low relief with rows of raised dots. Longest: 7/8 inches (2.4 cm). Estimate: $1,500/2,000. Sold $5,605.00 Provenance: San Francisco private estate collection. This superb collection was primarily acquired from Sotheby’s Hong Kong and New York during the 1970s and 80s. Michaan's Auctions. Fine Asian Works of Art Auction. Sunday June 23, 2013, 10am. http://www.michaans.com
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26 juin 2013

A Set of Ten Aloeswood Libation Cups, 18th century

A Set of Ten Aloeswood Libation Cups, 18th century. Photo courtesy Michaan's Auctions Comprising ten libation cups variously carved in high relief with immortals, often depicting Shoulao accompanied by a boy attendant or deer relaxing and engaging in leisurely activities under pine or bamboo trees, accompanied by a compartmentalized wood carrying case. Height: 1 7/8 inches (4.8 cm) each approximately. Estimate: $30,000/50,000. Sold $29,500.00 Provenance: Portola Valley private collection, and... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2013

An Inscribed Duan Inkstone, 18th Century, dated by inscription to 1744

An Inscribed Duan Inkstone, 18th Century, dated by inscription to 1744. Photo courtesy Michaan's Auctions Of dark purplish-brown color and in the shape of a pointed archway, with a shallow double-arch shaped well, the front side with a lengthy inscription by Kang Tao, the reverse inscribed and signed by Yi Bingshou, the sides with additional inscriptions, accompanied by two fitted wood covers. Length: 6 7/8 inches (17.5 cm). Estimate: $10,000/15,000. Sold $6,490.00 Provenance: San Francisco private estate... [Lire la suite]

26 juin 2013

An Aquamarine and Tourmaline Rosary-Bracelet, Qing Dynasty

An Aquamarine and Tourmaline Rosary-Bracelet, Qing Dynasty. Photo courtesy Michaan's Auctions  Comprising eighteen large aquamarine beads of spherical form, equally spaced by two larger pink tourmaline beads, the counterweight double-gourd bead suspending a rounded rectangular tourmaline plaque, two tourmaline drop-shaped beads with gold filigree caps, and clusters of seed pearls and small pink beads. Length: 10 1/2 inches (26.7 cm). Estimate: $18,000/22,000. Unsold Michaan's Auctions. Fine Asian Works of Art... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2013

A Lady's Red-Ground Embroidered Gauze Robe

A Lady's Red-Ground Embroidered Gauze Robe. Photo courtesy Michaan's Auctions The deep red fabric embroidered in satin stitch with large blue and white peonies, butterflies, gourds and additional floral sprigs, with vines and branches of gilt-wrapped couched threads, all above rolling waves and a thin lishui skirt; mounted, framed and glazed. Overall: 57 1/2 x 57 1/2 inches (146 x 146 cm) including frame. Estimate: $1,500/2,000. Sold $1,003. Michaan's Auctions. Fine Asian Works of Art Auction. Sunday... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2013

Three Imperial Embroidered Roundels, Qing Dynasty

Three Imperial Embroidered Roundels, Qing Dynasty. Photo courtesy Michaan Auctions The two dragon roundels worked in satin stitch and couched gold-wrapped thread to depict a five-clawed front-facing dragon; the first of slender sinuous form with finely embroidered scales entwining a ‘wanshou’ medallion at the center, surrounded by green and blue cloud florets above rolling waves; the second shown wide-eyed while in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst cloud meanders and bats; the third smaller roundel of the Yuanshikai period... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2013

A Blue and White Sleeve Vase, Transitional Period

A Blue and White Sleeve Vase, Transitional Period. Photo courtesy Michaan Auctions The cylindrical vase decorated around the exterior in vibrant shades of cobalt blue to depict a warrior in a garden, accompanied by a lady with her child, all between incised borders and below pendent leaf tips to the waisted neck. Height: 16 3/4 inches (42.5 cm). Estimate: $7,000/9,000. Sold $4,425.00 Michaan's Auctions. Fine Asian Works of Art Auction. Sunday June 23, 2013, 10am. http://www.michaans.com
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