14 mai 2020

Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat (b.1943), Ruyi

Lot 1131. Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat (b.1943), Ruyi. Hanging scroll, ink on paper. 51 7/8 x 24 ¾ in. (131.5 x 62.7 cm.) Inscribed, with one seal of the artist. Further inscribed and signed by the artist, with four seals. Dated February, 1995. Titleslip inscribed and signed by the artist, with one seal. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 4,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Christie's. The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2020

A tall rootwood display stand, 18th century

Lot 1130. A tall rootwood display stand, 18th century; 11 ¼ in. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Probably vine root, the stand is of natural form, with twisted roots leading up to the shaped platform which is carved with a finely beaded edge. Christie's. The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects, New York, 17 march 2016
14 mai 2020

A rootwood tripod vessel, 18th-19th century

Lot 1129. A rootwood tripod vessel, 18th-19th century; 4 ½ in. (11.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 2,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The vessel is carved from a piece of natural burl root that rests on three natural feet, and has two natural 'lug' handles.. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait, New York. Note: The present vessel is highly unusual in that the natural form of the burl closely resembles a tripod censer with handles. Such a work seemingly... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2020

A rootwood ruyi scepter, 19th century

Lot 1128. A rootwood ruyi scepter, 19th century;20 ¾ in. (52.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 1,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The scepter is formed from a length of root wood, with the head comprised of a natural gnarl. Provenance: Katie Jones, London. Note: Compare with another natural rootwood ruyi scepter illustrated by G. Tsang and H. Moss in Arts from the Scholar's Studio, Hong Kong, 1986, p. 145, no. 116. ... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2020

Jewels leads the new height of online sales

A spectacular diamond ring of 28.86 carats, D color, VVS1 clarity, Type IIA. Estimate: $1,000,000 – 2,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. NEW YORK, NY.- Since the highly successful inaugural Elizabeth Taylor online sale in December 2011, Christie’s continues to innovate with online across all categories for collectors worldwide. In the June 16-30th sale, Christie’s Jewels will offer the largest D color diamond to be offered for sale online. Estimated at $1-2m, this is the highest valued lot ever offered for sale... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2020

Sotheby's launches innovative new sale format -- "In Confidence: Selected Masterpieces"

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s announced the launch of In Confidence: Selected Masterpieces, an innovative hybrid sale format that combines the advantages of a private sale with those of an auction. Under this novel sale approach, bids are placed exclusively by submitting written absentee bids. Bidders will be notified if they have been outbid and will have a final chance to submit a best and final offer by the pre-set deadline, at which point the winning bidder will be established. All bidding information and results will remain... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2020

A white jade ‘bridge’ carving on a green jade ‘riverscape’ stand, Qing dynasty

Lot 299. A white jade ‘bridge’ carving on a green jade ‘riverscape’ stand, Qing dynasty; 22cm long. Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000. Sold for HK$ 2,020,000 (€ 240,782). Courtesy Bonhams. Finely worked with a bustling scene of figures at the water-crossing, including an equestrian riding a mule, a peddler carrying a sack over his right shoulder, a traveller seated at the edge with hat off, a fisherman in sampan inspecting his catch, supported on two wooden posts on each side, the edges scattered with pine trees and other... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

A lacquered rootwood scroll pot, 17th-18th century

Lot 1127. A lacquered rootwood scroll pot, 17th-18th century; 11 ¼ in. (28.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The scroll pot is carved from a large section of hollowed elm root with large gnarled protrusions, and has an inset base of elm, all covered in a rich red lacquer. Provenance: James Tigerman Gallery, Chicago. Literature: S. Little, Spirit Stones of China, the Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

A chenxiangmu brush rest, 18th century

Lot 1126. A chenxiangmu brush rest, 18th century. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The low curved brush rest is of natural form and deep reddish-brown in color. Together with a bamboo brush, 19th century, of curved form, with a bamboo cover.Brush rest: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) wide; brush: 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) long, goat hair bristle. Christie's. The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects, New York, 17... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

A carved rootwood water pot, 18th century

Lot 1125. A carved rootwood water pot, 18th century; 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The water pot has been carved from a single section of natural rootwood, with several spiky gnarls on the exterior, which has been lacquered. Provenance: Gerard Hawthorn Ltd., London. Christie's. The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects, New York, 17 march 2016