23 avril 2020

A cream and russet jade elephant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 640. A cream and russet jade elephant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The elephant is carved standing foursquare upon scrolling waves, the details of his tail are finely incised. The stone is of a creamy tone with russet inclusions, wood stand. Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, London, South Kensington, 15 May 2015
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23 avril 2020

A superb large grey and pale yellow jade carving of a qilin, 17th century

Lot 14. A superb large grey and pale yellow jade carving of a qilin, 17th century; 15.2cm (6in) wide. Estimate HK$ 300,000-500,000. Sold for HK$ 750,000 (€ 89,052). Photo: Bonhams. The recumbent beast carved with its legs tucked under its body and head turned backwards towards a book on its back, with a cloud vapour emanating between its gritted teeth, with further wisps of lingzhi-shaped clouds on its side and underside, finely detailed with scales on its legs and thighs, the back with... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2020

A square white jade 'dragon' belt plaque, Ming dynasty

Lot 593. A square white jade 'dragon' belt plaque, Ming dynasty; 5.6cm high. Sold for HK$ 37,500 (€ 4,452). © Bonhams. The square frame enclosing a centralised dragon with carefully incised scales against a heavily reticulated ground filled with intense floral sprays, intertwined branches and leafy sprays, the translucent matrix of fairly even milky white hue with minimal natural fissure lines along the extremities. Note: The nature of the decorative theme of the present lot has their preceding prototypes... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2020

An Edward Farmer silver-mounted box with inlaid jade plaques, Ming dynasty

Lot 590. An Edward Farmer silver-mounted box with inlaid jade plaques, Ming dynasty; 18.2cm wide. Sold for HK$ 312,500 (€ 37,105). © Bonhams. The rectangular silver box engraved with classical key-fret scrolls running around the edges of the sides and hinged cover, the two long white jade belt plaques on the cover each presenting one convex side and a dragon surrounded by flowering branches or cloud scrolls, the rectangular plaques on the sides centred with dragons in differing grounds, the dragon-centred belt plaque... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2020

A rare large cinnabar lacquer 'Hundred boys, Xiwangmu and Daoist Immortals' box and cover, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 23. A rare large cinnabar lacquer 'Hundred boys, Xiwangmu and Daoist Immortals' box and cover, Late Ming Dynasty; 28.5cm (11 1/4in) wide. Estimate HK$ 450,000-600,000. Sold for HK$ 525,000 (€ 62,336). Photo: Bonhams. The top of the domed cover carved with a circular panel featuring the Queen Mother of the West with her attendant descending on a phoenix to greet four of the Eight Immortals, Zhang Guolao, Zhongli Quan, Li Tieguai and Cao Guojiu, the body further decorated with a two tiered... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2020

A rare cinnabar lacquer 'basketweave' square box, tray and cover, Late Ming Dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 22. A rare cinnabar lacquer 'basketweave' square box, tray and cover, Late Ming Dynasty, early 17th century; 14.5cm (5 3/4in) wide. Estimate HK$ 450,000-600,000. Sold for HK$ 500,000 (€ 59,368). Photo: Bonhams. The quatrelobed box and cover each with four panels of gilt basketweave set within the red lacquer trefoil ground, the cover with a square lacquer panel on the top carved with a pair of birds perched on blossoming magnolia branches, the interior containing a square black lacquer tray set with... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2020

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'magnolia' tray, Mid Ming dynasty

Lot 633. A carved cinnabar lacquer 'magnolia' tray, Mid Ming dynasty; 36.1cm diam. Sold for HK$ 250,000 (€ 29,684). © Bonhams. Of octagonal form bordered by a band of keyfrets on the everted rim, the sides decorated with a frieze of chrysanthemum and leafy sprigs above a central octagonal rouleau enclosing magnolia issuing from rockworks, all against a diaper ground of a double-diamond enclosing a formalized floret, the carving is deep, well rounded and bold, the base lacquered black. Note: For a smaller square... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2020

A carved cinnabar lacquer brush handle and cover, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 533. A carved cinnabar lacquer brush handle and cover, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 15.3cm long. Sold for HK$ 162,500 (€ 19,294). © Bonhams. Of slender cylindrical form, tapering at the tip, with a thick layer of red lacquer towards the exterior, both the cover and brush handle enclosed within upper and lower carved keyfret borders and lotus petal borders, deeply carved on the main frieze with an elaborate scene of aged scholars amongst an open landscape admiring the full moon, a group of young boys depicted... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2020

A large blue and white charger, Zhengtong period (1436-1449)

Lot 525. A large blue and white charger, Zhengtong period (1436-1449); 50.2cm diam. Sold for HK$ 620,000 (€ 73,616). © Bonhams. Finely potted with shallow sides rising from a slightly tapered foot ring, well painted in an even cobalt blue on the interior with four lotus blossoms surrounded by subsidiary mallow blossoms borne on a leafy, branching vine spiraling outward from rockworks, all within a double line border below another composite flower mander borne on a slender vine in the well, the exterior... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2020

A purple-splashed Jun bowl, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 524. A purple-splashed Jun bowl, Early Ming dynasty; 18.3cm diam. Sold for HK$ 40,000 (€ 4,749). © Bonhams. Potted with rounded sides and a short straight foot, covered inside and out with a thick glaze of pale milky blue tone, thinning to an olive and grayish hue towards the extremities, with an irregularly-shaped splash of reddish purple swirl at the interior, the exterior with another two minute splash running down from the rim, the thick glaze on the exterior falls short of the foot to expose the pale brown... [Lire la suite]
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