16 mai 2019

A rare and large cloisonné enamel lozenge-form vase, 18th century

Lot 141. A rare and large cloisonné enamel lozenge-form vase, 18th century; 18 1/8 in. (46.2 cm.) High. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each side of the diamond-section vase is elaborately and finely decorated with a different scene of pavilions among pink scrolling clouds in a river and mountainous landscape setting. The scenes are executed in great detail with the words and infilled with a melange of polychrome... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2019

A fine iron-red, famille rose and gilt-decorated tripod censer, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period

Lot 315. A fine iron-red, famille rose and gilt-decorated tripod censer, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1796-1820); 14 ¼ in. (36.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The censer is finely decorated to each side with a pair of confronting five-clawed dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl amongst bats and clouds. A bat and cloud design further embellishes the twin pierced upright handles,... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2019

A large greenish-white jade facetted baluster vase and cover, 18th century

Lot 227. A large greenish-white jade facetted baluster vase and cover, 18th century; 11 ¾ in. (31 cm. high). Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The body is carved to all sides in low relief with branches of prunus above a band of petal lappets. The waisted neck is carved with two elephant's-head handles. The domed cover has a raised facetted and hollowed finial and is incised with a band of stylised flower petals. The stone is of a delicate... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2019

A finely-carved large greenish-white and russet jade 'landscape' boulder, Qianlong period (1736-1795) 

Lot 246. A finely-carved large greenish-white and russet jade 'landscape' boulder, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 8 ¼ in. ( 21 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The jade is of irregular shape and is carved deeply with a scholar and two attendants on an overhanging cliff below terraced pavilions and pines. The reverse is carved with two deer on rocks between plantain trees and pines. The stone is of a pale-green tone with russet... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2019

A group of three small white jade vessels, 18th century

Lot 217. A group of three small white jade vessels, 18th century. The ewer, 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The group comprises: a 'peony' vase with ribbed sides; a ' chilong -handle' pouring vessel, and a Mughal-style ewer and cover with leafy chrysanthemums, both embellished with coloured stone inlays. The jades are of an even tone with some snow flakes, natural veins and russet inclusions.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2019

A pair of cloisonné enamel caparisoned elephants, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 112. A pair of cloisonné enamel caparisoned elephants, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each elephant is modelled in mirror image standing four-square with their heads turned to the left and right. The bodies are executed in white enamel and decorated with colourful trappings. Each back is covered by a long saddlecloth decorated with a chime amongst clouds above crashing waves, supporting a... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2019

A rare massive green jade recumbent horse, 18th century

Lot 133. A rare massive green jade recumbent horse, 18th century; 16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 118,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The impressive horse is finely carved in a recumbent position with head slightly raised, with all four legs tucked underneath the body. The mane falls on both sides of the neck behind the forward-pricked ears, and the long tail is flicked over the haunch. The details of the mane are well incised and the muscular body... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2019

Qi Baishi (1863-1957), Lotus, 1951

Lot 171. Qi Baishi (1863-1957), Lotus. Signature and three seals of the artist Dated xinmao year (1951). Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper ,53 ¾ x 23 ¾ in. (136.5 x 60.5 cm). Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: Received as a wedding gift in Hong Kong in the 1950s, and thence by descent within the family. Note: Painted in Qi's 91st year by his own reckoning, this work exemplifies his mature oeuvre. In this late stage of Qi's career his... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2019

An Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel, You, Late Shang Dynasty-Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th-11th Century BC

Lot 70. An Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel, You, Late Shang Dynasty-Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th-11th Century BC; 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high overall. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 299,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vessel is finely cast with a broad pear-shaped body standing on a splayed foot with a loose over-head arched handle. It is boldly decorated in relief with raised flanges to the sides dividing large taotie masks on the body below a band of... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2019

A white jade marriage bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 249. A white jade marriage bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 8 ¾ in. (22.3 cm.) wide, across the handles. Estimate: £60,000 - £100,000. Price realised GBP 395,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The elegant vessel is skilfully carved with rounded sides rising to an incurved rim and is supported on a slightly flaring foot. The rim is flanked by a pair of loose-ring openwork loop handles, each finely worked in low relief with a dragon with bulging eyes, a single horn and archaistic scroll... [Lire la suite]
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