22 novembre 2018

A pair of coral-red ground gilt-decorated circular boxes and covers, Qianlong four-character seal marks and of the period

Lot 2924. A pair of coral-red ground gilt-decorated circular boxes and covers, Qianlong four-character seal marks in gilt within squares and of the period (1736-1795). Each 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diam. Estimate: HK$1,500,000.00 - HK$2,600,000.00 (USD 192,262 - USD 333,255). Price realised HKD 3,460,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018. Each domed cover is decorated in gilt with a central florette head surrounded by leafy lotus scroll, the box is decorated with same design on the exterior, and the interior... [Lire la suite]

22 novembre 2018

A rare aubergine-ground and yellow-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 2923. A rare aubergine-ground and yellow-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 6 in. (15.1 cm.) diam. Estimate: HK$1,200,000.00 - HK$2,000,000.00 (USD 153,810 - USD 256,350). Price realised HKD 3,700,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018. The bowl is finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a tall straight foot to a straight rim. The exterior is incised and enamelled with two scaly five-clawed yellow dragons... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2018

A magnificent large pale greenish-white jade 'prunus' trunk-form brush pot, 18th-19th century

Lot 86. A magnificent large pale greenish-white jade 'prunus' trunk-form brush pot, 18th-19th century; 21cm (8 1/4in) high. Estimate: HK$1,800,000.00 - HK$2,400,000.00 (€ 200,000 - 270,000). Sold for HK$ 4,300,000 (€ 482,723). © Bonhams. Of irregular cylindrical section, the thick-walled scholarly vessel skillfully carved as a section of a gnarled prunus tree trunk, the exterior naturalistically carved around the sides in high relief with blossoming branches growing in different directions, the natural... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2018

The Prince Kung Jade Table Screen. A magnificent Imperial white jade circular table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 90. The Prince Kung Jade Table Screen. A magnificent Imperial white jade circular table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 21cm (8 1/3in) diam. Estimate: HK$4,000,000.00 - HK$5,000,000.00 (€ 450,000 - 560,000). © Bonhams. Of circular form, dexterously carved on one side with a mountainous landscape scene depicting an Immortal holding a peach, facing his attendant carrying two fish, both standing on a ledge above a flowing stream, below a pavilion partially hidden in the mountains, opposite a lofty... [Lire la suite]
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22 novembre 2018

Four Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cups & a German rhinoceros horn goblet at Bonhams HK, 27 november 2018

Lot 87. An exceptionally rare and very large rhinoceros horn 'three-dragons and grapevine' wine receptacle, 17th-18th century; 19cm (7 1/2in) long. Estimate: HK$1,200,000.00 - HK$1,500,000.00 (€ 90,000 - 130,000). Unsold. © Bonhams. Boldly carved as a very large cup-shaped vine leaf emanating from thick twisting branches issuing further vines, tendrils and clusters of luscious juicy grapes skillfully carved in high relief, interspersed with three powerfully writhing dragons, each with incised manes,... [Lire la suite]
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22 novembre 2018

Fingerprints, thought to be those of Rembrandt, revealed on rare oil sketch

    Fingerprints on the lower edge of the present painting. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Buried in the original layer of paint in the lower edge of the 17th-century oil sketch are two fingerprints - presumably those of the painting's creator - Rembrandt van Rijn. Pressed into wet paint, the prints, which are most certainly impressions of the artist’s thumb, had been hidden underneath overpaint and darkened varnish layers and were only recently discovered during technical examination and... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2018

Diamond ring

Lot 2061. 8.10 carats D IF Type IIa Diamond ring. Estimate: HK$6,000,000.00 - HK$8,000,000.00 (USD 750,000-1,000,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Cushion brilliant-cut diamond of 8.10 carats, square and circular-cut diamonds, gold, ring size 6. GIA, 2018, report no. 2185890532: 8.10 carats, D colour, Internally Flawless clarity, Type IIa Gübelin, 2018, report no. 18010293: 8.10 carats, D colour, Internally Flawless clarity, Type IIa, Golconda appendix. Christie's. Hong Kong Magnificent... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2018

Important emerald and diamond ring, mounted by Cartier

Lot 2063. Important 14.72 carats Colombian emerald and diamond ring, mounted by Cartier. Estimate: HK$6,400,000.00 - HK$9,500,000.00 (USD 820,320 - USD 1,217,662). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Octagonal-shaped emerald of 14.72 carats, circular-cut diamonds, platinum, ring size 6½ (with band ring sizer), signed monture Cartier, red Cartier case. SSEF, 2017, premium report no. 96163: 14.723 carats, Colombia, no indications of clarity modification, Appendix letterAGL, 2017-2018, report nos. 1087358 and... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2018

Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong 5th anniversary sales feature important Chinese works of art

HONG KONG.- In celebration of its 5th Anniversary, Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong will hold its Autumn Auctions at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong from 25 to 26 November 2018. The sale series will include Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy, BanSui Museum Collection, The Collection of Isaburo Yoshida, Fine Chinese Modern Painting and Calligraphy, ICHIGO ICHIE - The Art of Tea Ceremony, The Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art as well as ICHIGO ICHIE – The Important Collection of Rare and Vintage... [Lire la suite]
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20 novembre 2018

An exceptionally large blue and white ‘sanduo’ hexagonal vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period

Lot 2910. An exceptionally large blue and white ‘sanduo’ hexagonal vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 26 ¼ in. (66.7 cm.) high. Estimate: HK$6,000,000.00 - HK$8,000,000.00 (USD 769,050 - USD 1,025,400). Unsold.© Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The vase is painted on the facetted sides of the body in delicate shades of blue with sprays of pomegranate, peach and persimmon alternating with branches of peony, chrysanthemum and lotus, all emerging... [Lire la suite]