21 juin 2017

A very rare jade carving of a foreigner riding an elephant, Yuan Dynasty

Lot 65. A very rare jade carving of a foreigner riding an elephant, Yuan Dynasty; 8cm (3in) wide (2).. Estimate HK$300,000 - 400,000 (US$39,000 - 51,000). Sold for HK$ 1,125,000 (€129,288). Photo: Bonhams Masterfully carved as a bearded Turkic foreigner with a powerful facial expression, finely detailed with protruding eyes and adorned with a pair of disc earrings and a fur hat, wearing an armoured short jacket and holding a scoop in his right hand, superbly modelled sitting on an elephant... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2017

A rare and large yellow jade disc, bi, Han Dynasty

Lot 51. A rare and large yellow jade disc, bi, Han Dynasty; 3/4in) diam. Estimate HK$25,000 - 30,000 (US$3,200 - 3,900). Sold for HK$ 1,980,000 (€227,546). Photo: Bonhams The circular disc superbly carved and finely incised on both sides with a border of four stylised taotie masks with curling horns and interlocking bodies, encircling an inner border of evenly spaced raised bosses, divided by a narrow rope-twist band, the stone of a yellow tone predominantly suffused with attractive honey russet... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2017

A rare black jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture

Lot 5. A rare black jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture; 17.2cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate HK$400,000 - 600,000 (US$51,000 - 77,000). Sold for HK$ 1,375,000 (€158,018). Photo: Bonhams The thick-walled vessel of slightly tapering square-sectioned tubular form, the sides divided into five registers, each carved with a stylised mask formed by raised bands and incised details, the opaque stone of rich black colour suffused with silvery-white flecks.  ... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2017

An exceptionally rare jade mythical-bird scroll weight, Eastern Han Dynasty or later, four-character dehui yunri mark, 18th ct

Lot 54. An exceptionally rare jade mythical-bird scroll weight, Eastern Han Dynasty or later, four-character dehui yunri mark, 18th century, 6.5cm (2 1/2in) diam. Estimate HK$800,000 - 1,200,000 (US$100,000 - 150,000). Sold for HK$ 2,340,000 (€268,919). Photo: Bonhams The domed scroll weight masterfully carved as a mythical bird with a single horn and pointed beak, surmounting a circular base with its wings outstretched as if ready for flight, the slightly flared wings flanking a bulbous body, the six... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2017

A rare white and russet jade 'mythical figure' pendant, Tang Dynasty

Lot 55. A rare white and russet jade 'mythical figure' pendant, Tang Dynasty, 4cm (1 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000 (US$19,000 - 26,000). Sold for HK$ 3,540,000 (€406,826). Photo: Bonhams Superbly and deftly carved as an animated mythical figure, the face vividly rendered with a ferocious expression, menacing teeth and muddled hair, kneeling on its left leg with the left hand holding the other knee while the right hand grasps its curling tail, lavishly dressed with a waisted belt, the... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2017

An amber-glazed 'Floral' incense stick holder, Liao dynasty

Lot 428. An amber-glazed 'Floral' incense stick holder, Liao dynasty, 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    the exterior of the compressed globular body densely incised with three large blooms below a stylised scroll band, the rounded top with a butterfly and further pierced with a small circular and rhombus-shaped aperture, covered overall with a glassy glaze, the base with three spur marks. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2017

Two sancai-glazed bowls, Liao dynasty

Lot 427. Two sancai-glazed bowls, Liao dynasty,  24.3 and 27.6 cm, 9 1/2  and 10 7/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 87,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    of ovoid form with a short polygonal spout and a loop handle, divided by a pair of lugs in between, applied on the body with four relief-moulded figural and floral appliques. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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21 juin 2017

A 'Changsha' celadon-glazed ewer, Tang dynasty

Lot 426. A 'Changsha' celadon-glazed ewer, Tang dynasty, 18.1 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 52,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    of ovoid form with a short polygonal spout and a loop handle, divided by a pair of lugs in between, applied on the body with four relief-moulded figural and floral appliques. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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21 juin 2017

A small sancai-glazed waterpot, Tang dynasty

Lot 423. A small sancai-glazed waterpot, Tang dynasty, 6.7 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 81,250 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    of compressed globular form with an incurved mouth, covered with a blue glaze accentuated with amber splashes, the glaze falling short of the base to reveal the grey body. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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21 juin 2017

Dulwich hosts major exhibition of watercolours by John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent, Loggia, View at the Generalife, c. 1912, watercolour on paper, over preliminary pencil, 39.4 x 53.2 cm,  Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections. Purchased in 1927, half the auction price met by Sir James Murray LONDON.- Dulwich Picture Gallery presents the first major UK exhibition of watercolours by the Anglo-American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), since 1918. A key selection of works from over 30 lenders, including The lady with the umbrella, 1911, on display in the UK... [Lire la suite]
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