28 mai 2018

An iron-red ground, green and blue and white porcelain double-gourde vase, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 109. An iron-red ground, green and blue and white porcelain double-gourde vase, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century. H. : 45 cm (17 ½ in.) Estimation : 10 000 € / 15 000 €. Lot sold 28,600 EUR. Courtesy Artcurial La partie inférieure bombée, à décor de lions bouddhiques, qilin, pivoines et rinceaux, le centre orné de motifs géométriques et rinceaux, le bulbe supérieur émaillé de phénix, pivoines et rinceaux sur fond rouge, la bordure du col agrémenté de cartouches de fruits et fleurs sur fond d'écaille. Art... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2018

A yellow glazed porcelain bowl, China, Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 54. A yellow glazed porcelain bowl, China, Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); D. : 17,9 cm (7 in.). Estimation : 4 000 € / 6 000 €. Lot sold 11,700 EUR. Courtesy Artcurial De forme circulaire, reposant sur un petit pied, la bordure tulipée, recouvert d'une belle glaçure jaune, marque à six caractères Zhengde à la base ; deux fêles. Note: Un bol similaire monochrome jaune marqué Zhengde est illustré dans The Complete Collection of Treasure of the Palace Museum, Monochrome Porcelain,... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2018

Two large full-tip rhinoceros horn libation cups from the Hongzhen Tang Collection at Bonhams, 29 May 2018

Lot 62. A large full-tip rhinoceros horn 'landscape and immortals' libation cup, 19th century; 65cm (25 1/2in) long (2). Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€ 27,000 - 38,000). Sold for HK$ 2,125,000 (€ 234,337) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Deftly carved in deep relief and openwork with a continuous scene of immortals and their attendants engaging in various activities on a succession of small terraces winding up the length of the shaft, surrounded by animals including monkeys, deer and cranes amidst... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2018

Seven rhinoceros horn libation cups and a carving of Budai and boys from a European family at Bonhams Hong Kong, 29 May 2018

Seven rhinoceros horn libation cups and a carving of Budai and boys from a European family. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Lot 54. A very rare rhinoceros horn documentary libation cup, Signed Zhou Tang Zhencang, dated by inscription to the 7th year of Wanli, corresponding to 1579 and of the period; 11cm (4 3/8in) long. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€ 55,000 - 87,000). Sold for HK$ 750,000 (€ 82,707) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Naturalistically carved in the form of a... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2018

An exquisitely carved rhinoceros horn archaistic 'chilong' libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 52. An exquisitely carved rhinoceros horn archaistic 'chilong' libation cup, 17th-18th century; 16cm (6 1/4in) long. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€ 55,000 - 87,000). Sold for HK$ 1,875,000 (€ 206,768) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The elegantly proportioned vessel in the form of an open upturned lotus leaf raised on a slightly recessed foot, masterfully carved in high relief with four writhing powerful chilong clambering around the sides of the vessel decorated in low relief with a... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2018

A very rare and large rhinoceros horn 'lotus leaf' libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 51. A very rare and large rhinoceros horn 'lotus leaf' libation cup, 17th-18th century; 17.1cm (6 5/8in) long. Estimate HK$ 700,000 - 1,000,000 (€ 76,000 - 110,000). Sold for HK$ 2,375,000 (€ 261,907) inc. premium © Bonhams 2001-2018 Boldly and thickly carved utilising the natural curve of the horn as a naturalistic furled lotus leaf vividly curling outwards at the irregularly-shaped rim to form a deep vessel, decorated in low relief with subtle veining around the exterior, raised on a short separate... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2018

Important masque epa Yoruba, Nigeria

Lot 141. Important masque epa Yoruba, Nigeria. Bois et pigments colorés. H. 110 cm. Estimation: 15 000 € - 20 000 €. Courtesy Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Comptant parmi les masques les plus monumentaux d'Afrique, les masques epa apparaissent lors d'un festival biannuel destiné à favoriser la cohésion, le bien-être et la santé des communautés villageoises en honorant les ancêtres, les héros culturels et les personnalités locales telles que les rois, les chasseurs, les mères, les prêtres, et les... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2018

Grande sculpture Teke-Bembe, Congo

Lot 129. Grande sculpture Teke-Bembe, Congo. Bois polychrome. H.103 cm. Estimation: 18 000 € - 25 000 €. Courtesy Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Avec sa taille largement au dessus de la moyenne, sa stylistique faciale très particulière et son exécution dans un remarquable style dynamique créant un réel effet de mouvement, et les pigments bleus qui la recouvrent partiellement, cette intéressante sculpture se trouve probablement être à ce jour un des seuls témoignages d’une typologie dont aucun autre exemplaire ne... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2018

A superb blue-glazed pottery jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 429. A superb blue-glazed pottery jar, Tang dynasty (618-907); h. 20.8 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. covered in a mottled greenish-blue glaze with a silver sheen, the glaze stopping irregularly above the foot. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th July 1978, lot 87. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 may 2018, 11:15 AM  
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27 mai 2018

An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Early Qing dynasty

Lot 415. An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Early Qing dynasty; 13.3 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 90,000 — 120,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled after the archaic ewer yi, set with a clambering chilong handle, the mid-section carved with an 'earth' diaper band, encircled by a key-fret band at the rim, the densely grained horn patinated to a rich brown colour. Note: A closely related cup in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, is illustrated in Jan Chapman, The Art... [Lire la suite]