30 mai 2020

Christie's Paris Classic Week realises $6,048,279

  PARIS.- The first sales to be held by an international auction house since lockdown, concluded this evening at Christie’s Paris headquarters on avenue Matignon and saw strong sell through rates of 75% of lots sold with 76% bought by clients bidding remotely, either online or via telephone. In a specially arranged saleroom to comply with social distancing rules, The Collector Le Goût Français, Books and Manuscripts and Old Master Drawings auctions were held across the last 2 days. More than 750 clients chose to... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2020

A gilt-lacquered zitan figure of Tsongkhapa, Tibet, 16th–17th century

Lot 5012. A gilt-lacquered zitan figure of Tsongkhapa, Tibet, 16th–17th century; 35.4 cm, 13 7/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Sold for 87,500 HKD (10,353 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. heavily carved seated on a double-lotus base with the hands held in dharmachakra mudra, wearing a voluminous robe wrapped across one shoulder with brocade borders rendered in gilt-lacquer against the dark brown ground, the gilt-lacquered face crowned with a peaked hat. ... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2020

Cai Xiaosong (B.1964), Admiring Rock 1/16, 2011

Lot 5084. Cai Xiaosong (B.1964), Admiring Rock 1/16, signed and titled in Chinese and dated 2011.10 on the backing board, ink on silk laid on paper, overall: 75 by 141.2 cm. 29½ by 55⅝ in. Estimate 80,000 — 160,000 HKD. Sold for 100,000 HKD (16,269 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist). Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020
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29 mai 2020

Li Lin (1558 - ?), Lohan after Li Gonglin

Lot 5032. Li Lin (1558 - ?), Lohan after Li Gonglin; signed Cigong Li Lin and with two seals of the artist, ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll, 69 by 27.7 cm. 27 1/8  by 10 7/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Sold for 100,000 HKD (16,269 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020
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29 mai 2020

A brown and black jade cong, Neolithic period, probably Liangzhu culture

Lot 5021. A brown and black jade cong, Neolithic period, probably Liangzhu culture (3400–2250 BC); 6.4 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Sold for 100,000 HKD (16,269 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section with a central aperture, the stone of a mottled greenish-celadon colour with dark brown patches, wood stand. Provenance: The Huai Qin Ge Collection, acquired during the 1960s to 1980s.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1st June 2017, 353. ... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2020

A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed conical bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

  Lot 5058. A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed conical bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); 14.5 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 100,000 — 120,000 HKD. Sold for 137,500 HKD (16,269 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of shallow conical form, the straight flaring sides elegantly raised on a short straight foot, covered overall in a glaze of rich ochre-brown tone, the knife-pared foot left unglazed exposing the light grey stoneware. Provenance: Collection of Yip Shing Biu. ... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2020

A Nanmu carving of a lingzhi, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century

Lot 5050. A Nanmu carving of a lingzhi, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century; 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Sold for 137,500 HKD (16,269 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. carved in the form of natural lingzhi fungus sprigs, the wood of a golden brown tone, hardwood stand, together with a painting by the Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat. Provenance: The Jiansongge Collection.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 11th April 2008,... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2020

A Longquan celadon 'Trigram' tripod incense burner, Southern Song–Yuan Dynasty (1127-1366)

Lot 5097. A Longquan celadon 'Trigram' tripod incense burner, Southern Song–Yuan Dynasty (1127-1366); 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Sold for 162,500 HKD (19,227 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical slightly flaring sides raised on three short cabriole feet, the exterior encircled by the 'Eight Trigrams' below a horizontal band in relief, applied overall with a sea-green glaze, the central section of the base and part of the interior left... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2020

An archaic bronze dagger-axe, Ge, Late Shang dynasty

Lot 5047. An archaic bronze dagger-axe, Ge, Late Shang dynasty; 27.2 cm, 10 5/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Sold for 162,500 HKD (19,227 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the blade cast with a subtle median ridge with hafting holes on the hilt and blade, the hilt in the form of a bird's head with the beak forming the curved edge, cast with channels intended for inlay, encrusted with a green patina with some speckles of brown cuprite. Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2020

Ren Zhe (B. 1983), Alicorn

Lot 5152. Ren Zhe (B. 1983), Alicorn, executed in 2019, this work is number 2 from an edition of 12, incised with the artist's signature and numbered 2/12; titled and inscribed in Chinese, stamped with three artist's seals on the artist's sketch, stainless steel, 68 by 39 by 86 cm; 26 ¾ by 15 ⅜ by 33 ⅞ in. Estimate 180,000 — 350,000 HKD. Sold for 300,000 HKD (35,496 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. This work is accompanied by the artist's... [Lire la suite]
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