31 décembre 2018

An incised yellow-glazed 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 1395. An incised yellow-glazed 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $16,250 . © Sotheby's with shallow sides rising to the lipped rim, the center finely incised with a writhing five-clawed scaly dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst flame-scrolls and clouds within a ring, the sides enlivened by two further dragons chasing 'flaming pearls' all beneath the translucent egg-yellow glaze, the... [Lire la suite]

31 décembre 2018

A pair of faux-bois jardinières, late Qing dynasty

Lot 1474. A pair of faux-bois jardinières, late Qing dynasty. Length: 10 1/4 inches, 26.6 cm. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Sold: $13,750. © Sotheby's each of conjoined spherical section, the exterior covered in an orange glaze painted with naturalistic concentric tree-rings between molded raised turquoise glaze leiwen bands highlighted in gilt, the interior and base covered in turquoise glaze with two circular apertures (2). Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2018

Cabinet of Curiosities - Honourable Silver Objects at BRAFA 2019, Stand 126b

Probably Jan I de Pauw (active 1665-1711), Cup with cover, Haarlem, 1694. Silver, 10 x 31 cm. © Cabinet of Curiosities - Honourable Silver Objects at BRAFA 2019, Stand 126b. Casket, Augsburg, 17th century. Wood, turtle shell and ivory, 15.5 x 11 x 10 cm - Sundial, Germany, 17th century. Silver, glass and ivory, 4.5 x 5 x 1 cm - Hourglass, North Europe, 19th century. Ebony and ivory, 8 x 16 cm. © Cabinet of Curiosities - Honourable Silver Objects... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2018

d’Arschot & Cie at BRAFA 2019, Stand 42b

Nef, Augsburg, 1613-1615. Silversmith: Heinrich Winterstein. Silver and silver-gilt. H 37.5 cm. © d’Arschot & Cie at BRAFA 2019, Stand 42b. Virgin and child, Antwerp, circa 1704. Silversmith: Josephus I Hennequin. Silver, boxwood and ebony, H 34 cm. © d’Arschot & Cie at BRAFA 2019, Stand 42b. Pendant, Portugal, last third of 18th century. Gold and rose cut diamonds. H 9 cm. © d’Arschot & Cie at BRAFA 2019, Stand 42b. La galerie ouverte... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2018

A pair of faux-bois and gilt-decorated bowls, Qing dynasty, late 18th-19th century

Lot 1330. A pair of faux-bois and gilt-decorated bowls, Qing dynasty, late 18th-19th century. Diameter 5 1/4  in., 13.4 cm. Estimate $1,000 - $1,500. Sold: $3,750. © Sotheby's each potted with the shallow rounded sides resting on a bi-shaped foot, the exterior enameled in tones of iron-red in imitation of swirling wood grain, the interior gilt, the base with a four-character Qianlong mark (2). Property from the Collection of Joan Oestreich Kend. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2018

A blue-ground gilt-decorated bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 1296. A blue-ground gilt-decorated bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Height 15 3/8  in., 39 cm. Estimate $1,000 - $2,000. Sold: $3,750. © Sotheby's the compressed globular body supported by a splayed foot and rising to a waisted cylindrical neck, painted with a pair of dragons pursuing a flaming pearl amidst ruyi clouds above a band of lappets, the shoulder with shou characters and lotus meander, the neck with the bajixiang in two rows... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2018

A carved biscuit brushwasher, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1271. A carved biscuit brushwasher, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Diameter 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Sold: $3,250. © Sotheby's the circular vessel with straight walls and a broad flat rim, the exterior carved in layers of relief with scholars travelling through a mountain and river landscape, the base carved with an apocryphal Qianlong seal mark, wood stand (2). Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017
30 décembre 2018

A carved robin's-egg-glazed brushpot, late Qing dynasty

Lot 1270. A carved robin's-egg-glazed brushpot, late Qing dynasty. Height 5 3/8  in., 13.8 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $5,000. © Sotheby's of cylindrical form, the exterior finely carved with a continuous scene of lakeside pavilions amid trees and mountains, a lone fisherman rowing a skiff as birds fly in formation overhead, the underside of the foot ring unglazed, the recessed base carved with a seal reading Wang Bingrong zuo. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2018

A turquoise-glazed censer and wood cover, late Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 1124. A turquoise-glazed censer and wood cover, late Ming-early Qing dynasty. Width 17 1/8  in., 43.5 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $5,000. © Sotheby's of slightly compressed ovoid form with upswept handles, supported by three stout legs in the form of grimacing beast heads terminating in paw feet, the interior and base unglazed, wood cover and stand (3). Provenance: Collection of Constance B. Mellon (1942-1983) New York and Washington D.C. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's:... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2018

A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1117. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 9 1/2  in., 24.1 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $5,000. © Sotheby's shown seated with one knee raised, the left arm resting on a support and holding a ruyiscepter, impressed with an illegible seal on the back, wood stand (2). Provenance: C.K. Chen, Hong Kong, 1970-80. Property from the White Gull Studio Collection, Michigan. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017
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