16 avril 2020

A fine kesi civil official's rank badge of a mandarin duck, buzi, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 4034. A fine kesi civil official's rank badge of a mandarin duck, buzi, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 9 7/8 x 10 3/8 in. (25.2 x 26.5 cm.). Estimate 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   Made for a civil official of the seventh rank. The bird shown facing the sun as it alights on a rock protruding from a grassy ground with narcissus, lingzhi, chrysanthemum and bamboo, beside a river and flanked by further rockwork with an... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2020

A superbly carved reticulated bamboo cylindrical parfumier, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 4006. A superbly carved reticulated bamboo cylindrical parfumier, Qing dynasty, 18th century. The cylinder, 10 1/4 in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   The parfumier is exquisitely carved in various levels of relief and in openwork to depict the Eight Immortals and three Star Gods led by Shoulao seated on the back of a crane descending from the right through billowing clouds to attend... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2020

A rare and large spinach-green jade marriage bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3957. A rare and large spinach-green jade marriage bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 13 1/4 in. (34 cm.) across handles. Estimate 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 1,580,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   The bowl with an incurving rim is ornately carved in the interior in high relief with the Bajixiang, Eight Buddhist Emblems, surrounding a central leafy peony blossom amidst smaller scrolling peonies. The handles are carved as a pair of bats flanking... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2020

A celadon jade 'dragon' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3675. A celadon jade 'dragon' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 14.8 cm., 5 7/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular section, carved with shallow rounded sides rising from a countersunk base, the interior carved with a stylised sinuous dragon, the stone of a beige-celadon tone mottled with faint russet inclusions. Provenance: An old Japanese collection. Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2020

A rare celadon jade segmented dragon ornament, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3662. A rare celadon jade segmented dragon ornament, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 76.2 by 54.4 cm., 30 by 21 3/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the segmented jade plaques masterfully fixed on a blue silk ground against a plywood board, depicting a five-clawed dragon writhing sinuously below ruyi-shaped clouds and chasing a flaming pearl, its fierce expression framed by its long curved whiskers, its scales... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2020

Karen Knorr, India Song 2008 - 2020

Karen Knorr, The Queen's Room, Zanana, Udaipur City Palace, India Song 2008 - 2020. © Karen Knorr Karen Knorr’s past work from the 1980’s onwards took as its theme the ideas of power that underlie cultural heritage, playfully challenging the underlying assumptions of fine art collections in academies and museums in Europe through photography and video. Since 2008 her work has taken a new turn and focused its gaze on the upper caste culture of the Rajput in India and its relationship to the "other" through the use of photography,... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Mahakala Shadbhuja, Tibeto-Chinese, circa 19th century

Lot 89. A gilt-bronze figure of Mahakala Shadbhuja, Tibeto-Chinese, circa 19th century; 21.3 (8 3/8in) high. Estimate £ 5,000-7,000. Sold for £ 33,750 (€ 38,622). © Bonhams. The six-armed deity standing on two prostrate elephant-headed figures over a lotus base, surrounded by the orange pristine awareness fire, the main hands holding the wish-fulfilling jewel and a skull cup filled with jewels, dressed in a dhoti and adorned with various jewellery and streaming ribbons, the face surmounted by a five-jewelled tiara,... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2020

A rare gilt-copper alloy figure of Manjusri, Tibet, 15th century

Lot 88. A rare gilt-copper alloy figure of Manjusri, Tibet, 15th century; 18.5cm (7 2/8in) high. Estimate £ 5,000-7,000. Sold for £ 31,250 (€ 35,761). © Bonhams. The figure cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the arms in dharamcakra mudra, holding two stalks of uptala lotus and wearing a graceful dhoti and a shawl on the shoulders, adorned with various jewellery, the face with a benevolent expression and hair arranged in a high chignon surrounded by a five-leaf tiara, the base sealed and incised with a... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Hayagriva, Tibet, 18th-19th century

Lot 87. A gilt-bronze figure of Hayagriva, Tibet, 18th-19th century; 18.5cm (7 2/8in) high. Estimate £ 7,000-9,000. Sold for £ 15,000 (€ 17,165). © Bonhams. The deity cast striding in alidhasana over a lotus base, adorned with snakes around the neck and ankles, the face ferocious with bared fangs and bulging eyes, surmounted by a skull tiara surrounding the high chignon set with a horse head, complete with removable silk garments which include a tiger skin around the waist and a cloud collar at the neck, the... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2020

A rare gilt-copper alloy figure of Sadaksari Avalokitesvara, Tibet, circa 16th century

Lot 86. A rare gilt-copper alloy figure of Sadaksari Avalokitesvara, Tibet, circa 16th century; 21.4cm (8 3/8in) high. Estimate £ 3,000-4,000. Sold for £ 15,000 (€ 17,165). © Bonhams. The four-armed deity seated in dhyanasana on a beaded double lotus base, the main hands in anjalimudra, the others holding a lotus flower and prayer beads, wearing an elegant dhoti incised with scrolling borders and beaded jewellery, the face with a serene expression and head crowned with an elaborate foliate tiara surrounding the hair... [Lire la suite]