19 mai 2020

A rare black-glazed high-shouldered vase, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 3116. A rare black-glazed high-shouldered vase, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase has a slender, high-shouldered tapering body that flares at the foot, and a trumpet-shaped neck, and is covered on the exterior with a lustrous black glaze in contrast to the white interior. Exhibited: Oriental... [Lire la suite]

19 mai 2020

A pair of blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' dishes, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3114. A pair of blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' dishes, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each rounded dish is painted in deep blue with a central medallion of an ascending five-clawed dragon and a descending phoenix amidst cloud scrolls, the exterior similarly decorated with a dragon and a phoenix amidst... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2020

Sandalwood rosary

Lot 4. Sandalwood rosary; wood bead: 3.5mm diameter; Carnelian bead: 5mm diameter. Sold for £600. © Lyon & Turnbull. comprising one hundred and eight fragrant beads, spaced with three larger carnelian beads, topped with a carnelian double-gourd with a suspending tassel, with a cast bronze circular box decorated with a dragon on top. Lyon & Turnbull. Asian & Islamic Works of Art, 13th May 2020
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19 mai 2020

Lockdown auction held behind closed doors includes £45,000 Beijing enamel vase

Lot 60. From The Earls of Crawford and Balcarres, Balcarres House, Fife, Scotland. Rare imperial painted enamel yellow-ground 'lotus' vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 27cm high.  Sold for £45,000. © Lyon & Turnbull.   EDINBURGH.- A rare Chinese imperial vase found in a Scottish country house topped the Asian Art sale held ‘behind closed doors’ by Lyon & Turnbull on May 13.The Qianlong (1736-95) mark and period painted enamel lotus vase sold at... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

Three scholar’s brushes, 18th-19th century

Lot 1142. Three scholar’s brushes, 18th-19th century; . Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 1,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 All three are of a bulbous, waisted, form, with wide spreading end. The first of hongmu is carved with a double raised bead where the brush attaches and has a five-character inscription da zha Li Dinghe (large brush [by] Li Dinghe), inscribed on the body. The second is also of hongmu, with a single raised bead at the brush end. The... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

A chenxiangmu brush pot, 17th century

Lot 1139. A chenxiangmu brush pot, 17th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The brush pot is carved as a section of prunus trunk and the sides are deeply and finely carved with two branches of flowering prunus, the blossoms applied with lacquer. The base, interior, and mouth rim are covered in black lacquer. Provenance: Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1990. Literature: P. Moss, The... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2020

Chinese Archaic Bronzes from the Franco Marinotti Collection at Bonhams, 14 May 2015

Coming from a small city in Italy, the extraordinary journey of Franco Marinotti (1891-1966) began in a textile company near Milan (the Filatura Cascami Seta) at the beginning of the 20th century, where he made his way up to the prominent position of managing the Warsaw and Moscow branches. This enriching experience and strong commercial relationships developed in Russia allowed him to launch his own company in 1921, the CICE - Compagnia Industriale Commercio Estero, and have continuous business... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

A fine reticulated jade 'birds' finial, Ming dynasty

Lot 264. A fine reticulated jade 'birds' finial, Ming dynasty; 5.3cm high. Estimate HK$80,000-120,000. Sold for HK$ 400,000 (€ 47,793). Photo Bonhams. Reticulated and carved in the form of a flock of birds amidst dense foliage, including cranes, egrets, parrots and peacocks amongst blossoming lotus blossoms and pods issuing from leafy vines, on a flat oval platform, finely-carved chenxiang cloud-scroll stand. Provenance: Edward Dominick, 1960sA Californian private collection. Note: Compare... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2020

A green jade archaistic cylindrical vessel, cong, Qing Dynasty

Lot 73. A green jade archaistic cylindrical vessel, cong, Qing Dynasty; 8cm (3in) high. Estimate HK$80,000-120,000. Sold for HK$ 5,440,000 (€ 649,994). Photo Bonhams. Of cylindrical square-sectioned form, carved on all four sides of the exterior with three registers of stylised masks featuring prominent eyes, the stone of an even pale yellowish-green tone with buff-coloured inclusions. Note: The present lot is a good example of the Qing dynasty version of an archaic jade cong. The Qing dynasty... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

A yellow and russet jade archaistic 'chi dragon' disc, bi, 17th-18th century

Lot 72. A yellow and russet jade archaistic 'chi dragon' disc, bi, 17th-18th century; 6.2cm (2 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$30,000-50,000. Sold for HK$ 4,240,000 (€ 506,613). Photo Bonhams. The pierced oval disc worked in high relief on both sides, encircled by five frolicking chi dragons, the stone ranging from a pale greenish-yellow to dark brown tones. Note: Yellow jades are considered to be one of the rarest amongst all nephrite jades. This intricately reticulated carving is thus a fine... [Lire la suite]