08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'pine cluster' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3785. A rhinoceros horn 'pine cluster' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 15 cm., 5 7/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 687,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the tapered horn carved in the form of a gnarled tree trunk, the exterior carved in high relief with knots and twigs issuing clusters of pine blossoms, one end of the horn set with an openwork handle formed by a gnarled branch intertwining with twigs bearing clusters of pine blossoms and... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'Hollyhock and Crab Apple' libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3794. A rhinoceros horn 'Hollyhock and Crab Apple' libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century; 14.1 cm., 5 1/2  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 812,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. naturalistically carved as a large furled serrated leaf forming the cup with veins running on the interior, the exterior detailed in varying levels of relief with branches issuing leaves and floral buds and blossoms, all enveloping the sides and stemming from the openwork foot, the... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'Pine Tree' libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3786. A rhinoceros horn 'lotus and egrets' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11.4 cm., 4 1/2  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. finely carved in the form of a pine tree trunk, the exterior carved in high relief with gnarled knots of the bark, the openwork handle formed by intertwining branches bearing clusters of pine blossoms extending onto the interior of the cup overhanging from the backrim, the surface... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'lotus and egrets' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

  Lot 3784. A rhinoceros horn 'lotus and egrets' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 16.5 cm., 6 1/2  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. meticulously carved in the form of a furled lotus leaf, the undercut handle formed on one side in openwork with intertwining stems issuing lotus buds, pods and leaves enveloping the vessel, the exterior carved with several egrets in flight and perched on the undulating stems, the... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A carved boxwood seated Buddha, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3336. A carved boxwood seated Buddha, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 12 cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 162,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rotund figure wearing a loose robe, with a loving and jovial expression, supporting a little boy playfully climbing on his shoulder, the wood of rich, golden brown colour, wood stand. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011
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08 avril 2020

A white jade lion group and a fisherman, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3286. A white jade lion group and a fisherman, Qing dynasty, 18th century; lion 7cm., 2 3/4 in. fisherman 5.5 cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 225,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the lion seated on its haunches with head turned sharply to the left, his playful expression framed by a bushy mane and eyebrows, set with a cub climbing on his back, the white stone with russet veining, together with a white jade fisherman stooping over a basket while... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2020

A white jade zodiac figure of a rat, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3283. A white jade zodiac figure of a rat, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 5.1 cm., 2 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 237,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated wearing flowing robes, the left hand resting on its bent knee, the right hand holding a scroll, the stone of even white tone. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011
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08 avril 2020

A White Jade carving of a pair of badgers, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3280. A White Jade carving of a pair of badgers, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 5 cm., 2 in. Estimate 100,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot Sold 100,000 — 120,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the white stone of a milky tone with black patches, the two frolicking badgers carved head to tail, their bodies mirroring and touching each other, one badger biting the other's tail and the other biting a hind leg of the former in playful revenge, the centre hollowed out. ... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2020

A rare white jade 'Twin deer' paperweight, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3270. A rare white jade 'Twin deer' paperweight, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 5.5 cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 400,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of pebble form, the fine white stone well carved with two interlocking deer, their heads confronting each other while each holding a sprig of lingzhi in their mouths, the heads carved in relief with gentle faces and small pointed ears, their bodies curved with... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2020

A carved 'ying-xiong' jade pebble, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3269. A carved 'ying-xiong' jade pebble, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6.2 cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 200,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the stone of oval form, carved with a bear and an eagle nestled together, the bird's wings finely detailed, the curved backbone of the bear well pronounced, the stone of white colour with yellow patches. Property from The Peony Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]