24 juin 2017

A very rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'treasures' incense burner, Yuan-early Ming Dynasty

Lot 102. A very rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'treasures' incense burner, Yuan-early Ming Dynasty, 9.5cm (3 3/4in) diam. (3). Estimate HK$600,000 - 700,000 (US$77,000 - 90,000). Sold for HK$ 725,000 (€83,192). Photo: Bonhams. Of cylindrical form with gently tapering sides, raised on three ruyi-shaped feet, the exterior colourfully enamelled with two tiers of lotus blossoms, each enclosing one of the 'Various Treasures', zabao, borne on undulating leafy stems in vivid tones of... [Lire la suite]

24 juin 2017

A rare archaic bronze turquoise-inlaid sword, jian, Early Warring States Period

Lot 101. A rare archaic bronze turquoise-inlaid sword, jian, Early Warring States Period, 8.2cm (22 7/8in) long (3). Estimate HK$300,000 - 500,000 (US$39,000 - 64,000). Sold for HK$ 375,000 (€43,030). Photo: Bonhams. The long pointed blade with bevelled edges and a long median ridge, the ribbed handle with a wing-shaped guard inlaid with turquoise forming a taotie mask motif and ending in a flattened concave pommel, with olive-green patina and malachite encrustations, fitted box and metal... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

A very rare agate lobed 'mallow' bowl, Song Dynasty or later; the silver mounts, possibly 16th-17th century

Lot 103. A very rare agate lobed 'mallow' bowl. The bowl Song Dynasty or later; the silver mounts possibly 16th-17th century. Estimate 200,000 - 300,000 HKD (US$26,000 - 39,000). Sold for HK$ 2,880,000 (€330,476).  Photo: Bonhams. Superbly carved as a mallow flowerhead with seven rounded petals rising from the circular foot, the translucent stone of golden-yellow and honey-brown tones, with natural striations of reddish-caramel banded ripples, the silver mount featuring a pair of... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

A very rare pair of Imperial polychrome and qiangjin lacquer 'dragon' banquet boxes and covers, Qianlong period

Lot 110. A very rare pair of Imperial polychrome and qiangjin lacquer 'dragon' banquet boxes and covers, Qianlong period. Sold for HK$ 1,250,000 (€143,435). Photo: Bonhams. Each of rectangular form, the covers with gilt-wire mesh quatrelobed windows on each side, colourfully decorated in polychrome and gilt with a ferocious front-facing five-clawed dragon holding the flaming pearl enclosing the character sheng, surrounded by further eighteen sinuous three-clawed dragons in flight amidst lingzhi-shaped... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

An exceptional pair of Imperial white jade bowls, Incised Qianlong four-character marks and of the period

Lot 115. An exceptional pair of Imperial white jade bowls, Incised Qianlong four-character marks and of the period. Sold for HK$ 6,060,000 (€695,376). Photo: Bonhams. Each bowl with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, raised on a circular foot ring, of lustrous polish displaying exceptional translucency in the nearly flawless white stone, the base incised with a four-character kaishu mark and an additional incised jia mark on the footrim, wood stands and fitted box. Each 15.5cm (6... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

Sculpture de Bouddha Maitreya en calcaire gris, Dynastie des Wei du Nord, VIe siècle, grottes de Longmen

Lot 199. Sculpture de Bouddha Maitreya en calcaire gris, Dynastie des Wei du Nord, VIe siècle, grottes de Longmen, 34,2 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 EUR. Lot sold 187,500 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's assis en bhadrasana, la main droite levée en abhaya mudra, la gauche reposant sur le genou, vêtu d'une longue robe monastique tombant en d'élégant plis aux pieds, le long visage à l'expression sereine aux lèvres charnues dessinant un sourire, les yeux mi-clos, flanqué de longs lobes d'oreilles, la tête... [Lire la suite]

24 juin 2017

Statuette de Guanyin à l'enfant en bronze doré laqué or, Dynastie Ming, XVIIe siècle

Lot 228. Statuette de Guanyin à l'enfant en bronze doré laqué or, Dynastie Ming, XVIIe siècle,  34,5 cm,  avec socle 57,5 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 EUR. Lot sold 199,500 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's  assise en dhyanasana, présentant à deux mains un petit enfant aux mains jointes, vêtue d'une ample robe monastique aux bordures incisées de motifs floraux, le torse découvert paré de bijoux, le visage charnu en méditation flanqué de longs lobes d'oreilles percés de boucles rondes et surmonté... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

Sculpture de Bodhisattva en schiste gris, Gandhâra, époque Kushan, IIe-IVe siècle

Lot 198. Sculpture de Bodhisattva en schiste gris, Gandhâra, époque Kushan, IIe-IVe siècle, 56 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 EUR. Lot sold 223,500 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's  la tête auréolée, les longs cheveux bouclés en partie attachés par une tiare, les oreilles percées de boucles, la poitrine découverte ornée d'un collier sculpté de deux têtes d'animaux fabuleux et d'amulettes en bandoulière, les bras couverts d'un uttariya, vêtu d'un paridhana attaché par une ceinture et... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

Important rince-pinceaux en jade céladon pâle, Dynastie Qing, époque Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 11. Important rince-pinceaux en jade céladon pâle, Dynastie Qing, époque Qianlong (1736-1795), 19,2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 EUR. Lot sold 319,500 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's sculpté en forme d'une grande pêche évidée, le pourtour enveloppé de branchages feuillagés chargés de fleurs et de pêches, le bord visité de deux petites chauves-souris aux ailes déployées, la belle pierre d'une couleur uniforme au doux poli  A WELL-CARVED PALE CELADON JADE WASHER IN THE FORM OF A LARGE PEACH, QING... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

Exhibition of masterpieces by Victorian painter and sculptor George Frederic Watts opens

George Frederic Watts (1817 - 1904), Self-Portrait of the Artist in Middle Age, 1879, Watts Gallery Collection COMPTON.- Watts Gallery Trust today announced an unprecedented exhibition of the most important masterpieces by the celebrated Victorian painter and sculptor George Frederic Watts (1817-1904).. Celebrating 200 years since the birth of the artist in London in 1817, England’s Michelangelo brings together the artist’s most significant paintings from public and private collections. For the first time since... [Lire la suite]
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