13 juillet 2020

A rare jade bixie, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 2867. A rare jade bixie, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 3. 1/8 in. (8.2 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The mythical beast is shown crouched low in an attacking stance standing on four sharply clawed feet. Its head is slightly turned to one side as it bares its ferocious teeth and bulging eyes, further detailed to the body with fine incisions and a bifurcated tail, wood  box. Provenance: Ku... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2020

A painted pottery model of a caparisoned ox, Eastern Wei Dynasty (534-550)

Lot 2865. A painted pottery model of a caparisoned ox, Eastern Wei Dynasty (534-550); 15. 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The muscular beast modelled standing foursquare on a rectangular base, its well-formed head positioned between the large hump on its neck and the dewlap that hangs beneath, adorned with a decorative harness and trappings applied with circular bosses and hanging oval-shaped... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2020

A bronze tiger-form finial, Warring States period (475–221 B.C.)

Lot 2864. A bronze tiger-form finial, Warring States period (475–221 B.C.); 9. 3/8 in. (24 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 380,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  It is solidly cast in the form of a crouching tiger. Its head is raised growling with a long lean body and outstretched tail curling upwards at the tip. The head is finely cast with wavy lines suggesting fur, and with spiralled scrolls and continuous patterns defining the brows, ruff... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2020

Rembrandt to Richter: Sotheby's announces title of flagship cross-category evening auction in London

Gerhard Richter, Wolken (fenster), 1970. Estimate £9-12 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s announced the second headline work of its major cross-category summer evening auction, which will take place in London on 28 July. Gerhard Richter’s Wolken (fenster) (Clouds (window)) will appear with an estimate of £9-12 million ($11.25-15 million). Spanning more than four metres in length, the immersive skyscape will be on view to the public in Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries from 23-27... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2020

A white jade and gilt-bronze ladle, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2846. A white jade and gilt-bronze ladle, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 9 in. (22.8 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The ladle is carved at one end with a shallow oblong bowl, mounted with a gently tapering gilt-bronze handle cast with stylised ruyi to both ends. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 July 2020
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12 juillet 2020

A Dehua figure of Guandi on a horse, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 2845. A Dehua figure of Guandi on a horse, Late Qing dynasty; 17.¼ in. (43.9 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 625,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The figure is meticulously potted depicting the legendary warrior Guandi dressed in elaborate armour, holding his famous weapon Green Dragon Crescent Blade in one hand, and riding on his loyal horse the Red Hare. The back is impressed with an illegible potter’s seal. The figure is covered... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2020

A fine and rare blue and white barrel-form jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795

Lot 2844. A fine and rare blue and white barrel-form jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 7.¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 2,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The jar is sturdily potted in barrel shape with a flat base and curved sides tapering at the mouth and foot rims. It is painted to the exterior in vibrant tones of blue with alternating lotus and chrysanthemum... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2020

A large very rare moulded and carved celadon-glazed vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1796)

Lot 2843. A large very rare moulded and carved celadon-glazed vase, Qianlong impressed six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1796); 19 in. (48.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,445,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The ovoid body and tall waisted neck are moulded and carved with a bold design of stylised lotus blooms on scrolling stems bearing curling feathery leaves, applied overall with a rich sea-green glaze pooling to a... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2020

A rare archaic bronze 'Tapir' ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou Dynasty

Lot 113. A rare archaic bronze 'Tapir' ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou Dynasty; h. with handle upright 16.7 cm, 6 1/2  in., h. 14.7 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,175,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of elliptical form, well cast with a compressed pear-shaped body resting on a splayed foot, the neck bordered with a band enclosing scrollwork and a small animal head mask on each side of the body, interrupted by two... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2020

A rare huanghuali recessed-leg long table, qiaotouan, Ming Dynasty, 17th century

Lot 111. A rare huanghuali recessed-leg long table, qiaotouan, Ming Dynasty, 17th century; 88 by 289.3 by 58.5 cm, 34 5/8  by 113 7/8  by 23 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 60,155,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of a single-board panel flanked by shaped everted flanges on the shorter ends and moulding inward and downward and ending in a narrow band, supported on a frame formed by the long beaded-edged apron decorated with spandrels carved in... [Lire la suite]