22 avril 2020

An archaic bronze cross-shaped fitting, Zhou dynasty

Lot 10. An archaic bronze cross-shaped fitting, Zhou dynasty. 3.5cm, 1 3/8 in. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP (2,091 — 2,788 EUR). Lot sold 2,000 GBP (2,788 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. decorated to the centre with an animal mask, Japanese wood box; together with an archaic bronze bell, Japan, Kofun period, Japanese wood box. Quantity: 4.  Provenance: Cross-form fitting: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo. Sotheby's. The Soul of Japanese... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2020

A rare pair of gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel horses, 18th century

Lot 52. A rare pair of gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel horses, 18th century. Each 10.5cm (4 1/8in) high. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 125,000 (€ 14,883). Photo Bonhams. Each enamelled in white with black spots over the entire body, encircled by a tasselled trapping suspending bells, the back draped with a colourful saddle and saddle blanket in blue, yellow and red enamels, the head with a blue bridle, gilt wire reins, and a loose bell beneath the neck.  Note: Cloisonné enamel... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel elephant, 18th-19th century

Lot 51. A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel elephant, 18th-19th century; 30.8cm (12 1/8in) high. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 137,500 (€ 16,371). Photo Bonhams. Beautifully cast standing with its head turned right, the white body fastened with brightly enamelled trappings and a saddle cloth, decorated on each side with a beribboned chime above rockwork and cresting waves, with a saddle and a tall tapered double-gourd vase on the animal's back, the vase with a ribbon tied at the waist,... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2020

A rare imperial champlevé and cloisonné enamel gilt-bronze archaistic three-piece altar set, Qianlong period

Lot 53. A rare imperial champlevé and cloisonné enamel gilt-bronze archaistic three-piece altar set, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Ding with cover: 27cm (10 5/8in) high; each gu: 25.7cm (10 1/8in) high. Estimate: 240,000 - 300,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 312,500 (€ 37,208). Photo Bonhams. The tripod incense burner, ding, raised on three bulbous feet, each issuing from the jaw of a qilin, elaborately decorated in champlevé around the globular body, with bands of archaistic scrolls above a band of pendent... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2020

A fine pair of cloisonné enamel cranes, Mid-Qing Dynasty, with French Barbedienne-style gilt-bronze mounts

  Lot 66. A fine pair of cloisonné enamel cranes, Mid-Qing Dynasty, with French Barbedienne-style gilt-bronze mounts. Each 55.5cm (21 7/8in) high. Estimate: 280,000 - 400,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 375,000 (€ 44,649). Photo Bonhams. Modelled in mirror image, each standing with tall gilt-bronze legs on a quatre-lobed base raised on a mount with four elephant head feet, each foot with impressed 'H' marks on the underside, the long necks elegantly arched in an 'S'-shape with the red-crowned heads held... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2020

A large imperial gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'dragon' parfumier, 19th century

Lot 65. A large imperial gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'dragon' parfumier, 19th century; 110cm (43 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$230,000 - 300,000. Sold for HK$ 562,500 (€ 66,974). Photo: Bonhams. The tall pierced cylindrical mid-section decorated in relief with a gilt five-clawed dragon on a ground of swirling dark blue clouds, its long scaly body coiled upwards in chase of a flaming pearl, the domed cover modelled in the form of a yellow tiled roof surmounted by a band of ruyi-heads and a rounded knop... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2020

A rare pair of imperial champlevé enamel openwork garden seats, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

  Lot 61. A rare pair of imperial champlevé enamel openwork garden seats, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Each 53cm (20 7/8in) high. Estimate HK$1,600,000 - 2,000,000. Sold for HK$ 1,960,000 (€ 233,369). Photo: Bonhams. Each stool modelled in the form of a barrel, the rounded sides with openwork areas in the form of large double ruyi-heads, interspersed with medallions formed by three archaistic chi dragons and between bands of large ruyi-heads, amidst an overall dense ground of... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2020

A rare and large painted enamel panel, 18th century

Lot 18. A rare and large painted enamel panel, 18th century; 72cm (28 3/8in) across. Estimate HK$140,000-200,000. Sold for HK$ 175,000 (€ 20,791). Photo: Bonhams. Brightly and finely enamelled in rich pastel tones with a mountainous riverscape enclosing a fenced pavilion and pagoda and clusters of wooded groves set amidst rocky outcrop, populated by several scholars admiring the landscape, two crossing a bridge, and fishermen in sampans in a wide river estuary.  Provenance: Acquired from Spink... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2020

A rare cloisonné and champlevé enamel model of a Buddhist lion on rockwork, 18th century

Lot 16. A rare cloisonné and champlevé enamel model of a Buddhist lion on rockwork, 18th century; 21cm (8 1/4in) wide. Estimate HK$350,000-500,000. Sold for HK$ 1,180,000 (€ 140,195). Photo: Bonhams. Powerfully modelled as a snarling beast standing on an elaborately detailed rockwork issuing flower heads, the head turned to its left with bulging eyes, flaring nostrils and open jaws revealing sharp fangs beneath fierce red eyebrows, its ridged spine ending in a bushy tail held high, the body richly... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2020

A finely carved pale green jade magpie, Mid-Qing Dynasty

Lot 43. A finely carved pale green jade magpie, Mid-Qing Dynasty; 14.8cm (5 3/4in) long. Estimate HK$ 150,000-250,000. Sold for HK$ 525,000 (€ 62,375). Courtesy Bonhams. Carved recumbent with head twisted right looking backwards, its wings and talons tucked snugly and feathers finely incised, its curved beak biting on a leafy stem with blossoming plum blossoms, the stone of an even pale green tone, wood stand. Provenance: Elizabeth Julia Wallace Waller (1863-1919) collection, Chicago, and thence by... [Lire la suite]
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