05 avril 2020

A fine and magnificent Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1319. A fine and magnificent Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 6,500,000 - HKD 7,500,000. Price Realized HKD 8,520,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.   Sturdily potted after a fifteenth-century metal prototype with a slightly domed front and a flattened back, well painted in bright tones of cobalt-blue to each side at the centre with a trigram, Qian on... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2020

A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2167. A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The vase has one convex and one flat side, and is supported on a rectangular foot. The convex face has a central domed medallion decorated with a trigram encircled by two dragons within key-fret and ruyi-head borders,... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A pair of iron-red-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2163. A pair of iron-red-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price Realized USD 118,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   Each has rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is decorated on the interior with a roundel of an iron-red dragon leaping against a ground of wind-tossed waves and on the exterior with a similar... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

An iron-red and underglaze blue 'dragon' wine cup and stand, Yuyan Shuwu four-character hall mark in black enamel

Lot 2162. An iron-red and underglaze blue 'dragon' wine cup and stand, Yuyan Shuwu four-character hall mark in black enamel, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); Cup 1 7/8 (4.7 cm.) diam., stand 4¾ in. (12.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The cup is decorated with a pair of iron-red, five-clawed dragons, each in pursuit of a flaming pearl and striding amidst clouds above a small lotus-lappet band.... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A rare iron-red blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2161. A rare iron-red blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price Realized USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl is well potted with deep, rounded sides and is supported on a thick foot encircled by double lines. The exterior is finely decorated with three five-clawed, scaly dragons leaping amidst flames... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

A massive Khotan-green jade seal with Manchu and Chinese inscriptions

Lot 3255. A massive Khotan-green jade seal with Manchu and Chinese inscriptions; 2.7 by 12.7 cm., 5 by 5 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 312,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of large square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully carved with eyes bulging and nostrils flaring above curling whiskers and jaws bearing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane meticulously incised, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined and crouching... [Lire la suite]

04 avril 2020

Pendentif Maori, Hei-Tiki, Nouvelle-Zélande

Lot 33. Pendentif Maori, Hei-Tiki, Nouvelle-Zélande; Hauteur : 7.5 cm. (3 in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 9,000 (USD 6,584 - USD 9,875). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Provenance: Sotheby's, Londres, 18 mars 1968, lot 95Collection James et Marilynn Alsdorf, Chicago, acquis lors de cette vente. Literature: Welsch, R.L. et al., Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art and Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea, Washington, 2006, p. 70, n° 116. Exhibited: New York, The... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2020

Statue, Bioma, Région du fleuve Era, Rivière Wapo, Golfe de Papouasie, Paouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

Lot 38. Statue, Bioma, Région du fleuve Era, Rivière Wapo, Golfe de Papouasie, Paouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée; Hauteur : 40 cm. (15 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 30,000 - EUR 50,000 (USD 32,918 - USD 54,863). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  A l'arrière, une annotation manuscrite de Paul Wirz : Pioma Df. Yase Era-Delta. Provenance: Acquise in situ par Paul Wirz (1892-1955), en 1930Maria Wyss, Bâle, acquise en 1972Collection Veena et Peter Schnell, ZurichSotheby's, Paris, 5 décembre 2003, lot... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

Masque, Malangan, Nouvelle-Irlande, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

Lot 42. Masque, Malangan, Nouvelle-Irlande, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée; Hauteur : 101.5 cm. (60 in.). Estimate EUR 70,000 - EUR 100,000 (USD 76,808 - USD 109,726). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Provenance: Acquis in situ par Emma Eliza Coe connue sous le nom de "Reine Emma de Nouvelle-Guinée" (1850-1913), Nouvelle-Irlande, dans les années 1880Collection Emma Eliza Coe, Monte CarloDavid F. Rosenthal, San FranciscoCollection privée américaine, acquis auprès de ce dernier. ... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2020

Crochet porte-crânes Kerewa, Agiba, Delta du Kikori, Île de Goaribari, Golfe de Papouasie, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

Lot 36. Crochet porte-crânes Kerewa, Agiba, Delta du Kikori, Île de Goaribari, Golfe de Papouasie, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée; Hauteur : 92 cm. (36 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 120,000 - EUR 180,000 (USD 131,671 - USD 197,507). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Provenance: Photographié in situ par Roy James Hedlund à Ubuo’o, delta du Kikori, en 1961Acquis in situ par Thomas Schultze-Westrum, entre 1965 et 1968Collection privée américaine, New YorkSotheby’s, New York, 15 novembre 1985,... [Lire la suite]