18 septembre 2017

A pair of 'Dehua' 'Montgolfier balloon' ewers, Qing dynasty, late 18th century

Lot 987. A pair of 'Dehua' 'Montgolfier balloon' ewers, Qing dynasty, late 18th century. Height of taller 10 3/4  in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 7,500 — 12,500 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. each well-modeled as a hot-air balloon tethered to a gondola, the prow rising and curving to form the spout, the stern curling inwards and forming the handle, all raised on a pierced, wave-form base, stopper (3). Property from the Collection of Richard Lehman Gray. Note: In... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2017

A famille rose square brushpot, 20th century

Lot 980. A famille rose square brushpot, 20th century. Height 4 1/2  in., 11.5. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. the sides decorated with cartouche-form panels enclosing flowering chrysanthemum and peony, alternating with poems, all against a ground of leafy flower heads, bats, and peaches, the base with an apocryphal six-character Qianlong seal mark in iron red. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017
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18 septembre 2017

A jadeite 'Lingzhi' pendant, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 1051. A jadeite 'Lingzhi' pendant, Late Qing dynasty. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. the apple-green and emerald dappled stone well-carved to each side with clusters of lingzhi, pierced with a silk cord fastened with seed pearls clustered around a glass bead. Height of jadeite 2 in., 5 cm. Provenance: Yamanaka & Co., London.Collection of Lady Moya Melisende Browne Campbell (1892-circa 1970), daughter of the sixth... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2017

A jadeite bangle

Lot 1056. A jadeite bangle. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. the translucent, pale green stone suffused with areas of icy pale green and bright green patches. Diameter 3 1/4  in., 8.3 cm. Accompanied by Gemological Institute of America report no. 2175101353 dated 1st May 2015, stating that the jadeite is of natural color, with no indications of impregnation. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017
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18 septembre 2017

Liu Guosong (b.1932), Untitled, 1963

Lot 1136. Liu Guosong (b.1932), Untitled, signed, dated 1963, with one seal of the artist, ink and color on paper, framed, 85.4 by 55.4 cm. 33 5/8  by 21 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017
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18 septembre 2017

Liu Guosong (b.1932), Untitled, 1964

Lot 1137. Liu Guosong (b.1932), Untitled, signed, dated 1964, with one seal of the artist, ink and color on paper, framed, 125 by 55.4 cm. 49 1/4  by 21 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 60,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017
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18 septembre 2017

Attributed to Zhang Zeduan (1085–1145), Landscape after Qingming Shanghe Tu

Lot 1226. Attributed to Zhang Zeduan (1085–1145), Landscape after Qingming Shanghe Tu, signed, with seals of the artist and collectors; ink and color on silk, handscroll, 29.4 by 693.8 cm. 11 5/8  by 273 1/8  in. Estimate 2,000 — 4,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017
18 septembre 2017

A pair of embellished 'zitan' 'Hundred Antiques' panels, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 902. A pair of embellished 'zitan' 'Hundred Antiques' panels, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. each rectangular black-lacquered panel set within a zitan wood carved surround imitating a display cabinet with the varying compartments enclosing an array of inlaid 'precious objects' in complementary mirror image, including ruyi scepters, bowls of fruit, flower-filled planters, brushpots, vases, books and scrolls,... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2017

A set of four erotic enameled porcelain plaques, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 895. A set of four erotic enameled porcelain plaques, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. each painted in bright enamels depicting figures in interior settings amidst domestic and scholar's objects, set in painted lacquer frames (4). Height of each frame 10 in., 25.4 cm. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017
18 septembre 2017

A silk eight-panel screen, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1128. A silk eight-panel screen, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 93,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. embroidered with a continuous scene of noblemen hunting in a mountainous terrain, some hunters gathering in a palace on the far left, executed in shades of blue, pale green, violet, and black, all on a cream-colored satin silk ground. Height of each panel 86 1/2  in., 219.7 cm; Width 15 1/2  in., 39.4 cm Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]