19 mai 2017

A celadon and brown jade cylinder or bracelet and a jade disc, huan, Neolithic period – Shang dynasty

Lot 322. A celadon and brown jade cylinder or bracelet and a jade disc, huan, Neolithic period – Shang dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the cylinder of a variegated celadon and russet-brown colour; the huan with a tool mark to one side, the stone of a variegated pale celadon and sugar-brown colour - 12 and 5.9 cm, 4 3/4  and 2 3/8  in. Note: The huan was among the jade items appraised by Na Zhiliang (1908-98) in 1983.See an example... [Lire la suite]

19 mai 2017

A small russet jade cong and a russet jade ring, probably Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture

Lot 312. A small russet jade cong and a russet jade ring, probably Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the cong carved around with registers of taotie masks; the ring of circular form with a central aperture; both stones of a variegated russet colour - 7.6 and 10.6 cm, 3 and 4 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2017, 02:00 PM
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19 mai 2017

A rare group of three red dry-lacquered and wood figures of Buddha Shakyamuni and a pair of Bodhisattvas, China, 18th century

Lot 526. A rare group of three red dry-lacquered and wood figures of Buddha Shakyamuni and a pair of Bodhisattvas, China, 18th century, H. 97 cm. Estimate 20 000-30 000 €. Photo Nagel the central dry-lacquer figure of Buddha Shakyamuni is seated in vajrasana on a separate carved wood lotus base rising from the waters encompassed by a tiered hexagonal throne, his right hand shows the bhumisparshamudra while the left rests on his lap, wearing monk's garment including an under-garment secured with a knotted rope and a... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A very rare stone head of a King of Hell, with wood stand, China, Song-Ming dynasty

Lot 519. A very rare stone head of a King of Hell, with wood stand, China, Song-Ming dynasty; H. 37 cm. Estimate 30 000-50 000 €. Photo Nagel The well-carved head displaying a ferocious facial expression with bulging eyes below raised bushy eyebrows, broad nose, protruding lips, hair combed in a chignon covered with the specific bonnet secured with a band and sculpted to the front with sceptre emblem flanked to each side with sun and moon emblems above cloud formations. The open-work wooden base was probably crafted in... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2017

An ivory carving of standing Shoulao holding a staff, China, Ming dynasty

Lot 481. An ivory carving of standing Shoulao holding a staff, China, Ming dynasty, H. 31,5 cm. Estimate 12 000-18 000 €. Photo: Nagel Repairs. Property from a French private collection, acquired at Christie's London, May 2012, lot 254.  Nagel. Asiatische Kunst. Sale 100, 16.06.2017
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19 mai 2017

A fine bronze figure of Manjushri, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 478. A fine bronze figure of Manjushri, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century, 40 cm. Estimate 20 000-30 000 €. Photo Nagel seated in vajrasana on a lotus base with both hands in vitarkamudra, holding each a stem of a lotus which flowers along his upper arms supporting the manuscript and originally the sword, wearing dhoti, its border finely incised with scrolling tendrils, scarf draped around the shoulders, its streamers encircling both arms while the finials fall over the rim of the base, bejewelled, his face displaying a... [Lire la suite]

19 mai 2017

A superb and very rare imperial three-colour cinnabar lacquer panel, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 455. A superb and very rare imperial three-colour cinnabar lacquer panel with eight of the sixteen luohan with imperial inscription, China, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 80 x 114,5 cm. Estimate €80 000-120 000. Photo Nagel Cinnabar above a layer of black lacquer. Few very small restored chips and a filled crack; Property from an old Austrian private collection Depiction of eight of the Sixteen Luohan (Arhats) along with six attending monks. The figures are embedded in a landscape, framed by peony and... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A rare pair of famille rose ‘fruit’ dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3028. A rare pair of famille rose ‘fruit’ dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735), 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam., boxes. Estimate HKD 2,400,000 - HKD 3,500,000 (USD 309,724 - USD 451,681) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each dish is finely potted with gently rounded sides rising from a short foot ring and superbly enamelled in varying shades including pink, green, brown, yellow, white and black. One dish is decorated with... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A very rare polychrome-enamelled lotus-leaf-form cup, Qianlong two-character moulded mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3027. A very rare polychrome-enamelled lotus-leaf-form cup, Qianlong two-character moulded mark and of the period (1736-1795), 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) wide, box. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000 (USD 103,241 - USD 154,862).  © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup is delicately hand-modelled in the shape of an open lotus leaf borne on a curled stem, with delicate details including a furled, undulating rim and characteristic veining to the interior and exterior, and three tiny holes to... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2017

A very rare turquoise ground puce enamelled mallet vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3026. A very rare turquoise ground puce enamelled mallet vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 7,000,000 (USD 645,258 - USD 903,361) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The rounded body of the vase is finely potted with a broad base and a rounded shoulder under a high cylindrical neck. The exterior is superbly decorated in bright rouge on turquoise ground with two phoenixes amidst clouds. ... [Lire la suite]