26 octobre 2021

Imperial 'dragon' throne carpet to be sold by Christie's in Paris

An Imperial throne carpet with double dragon and seed pearl motif, Ming Dynasty, 16th Century, 16ft.7in. x 14ft.7in. (507cm. x 451 cm). Estimate: €3,500,000-4,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. PARIS.- A rare survivor from the original carpets woven to adorn the halls of the Imperial Palace within the Forbidden City, will be offered at auction by Christie’s in Paris for €3,500,000-4,500,000. The carpet, woven in the 16th Century during the Ming dynasty, will be on exhibition in London at Christie’s King Street... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2021

An unusual Longquan celadon incense burner and cover, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

  Lot 839. An unusual Longquan celadon incense burner and cover, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; 9 in. (22.9 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's 2021 The screen-shaped cover is decorated in relief with a seated qilin on one side and an embracing couple on the reverse. The oval base is carved on the sides with the Eight Trigrams (bagua). Property from the Collection of the Lee Family of Chicago, Illinois. ... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2021

A carved Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

  Lot 837. A carved Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) diam., softwood stand, Japanese wood box. Estimate: USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's 2021 The deep bombé-form body is raised on three cabriole legs and carved with florets within a geometric design below a band of cloud pattern on the straight neck. It is covered overall with a crackled glaze of sea-green tone with the exception of the unglazed center of the... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2021

A large blue and white bottle vase, Late Jiajing-early Wanli period, 16th century

Lot 854. A large blue and white bottle vase, Late Jiajing-early Wanli period, 16th century; 20 3/8 in. (51.8 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's 2021 The pear-shaped body is decorated with four ferocious qilin divided by flames, all between bands of ruyi heads. The neck is decorated with two peacocks amidst peony blossoms below a band of upright lappets on the flaring mouth. Property of the Collection of Peter... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer circular straight-sided tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 197. A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer circular straight-sided tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 7 3/4in (5.2cm) diameter, cloth wrap, Japanese wood box. Estimate US$ 1,500 - US$ 2,000. Sold for US$ 1,499 (€ 1,279). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of circular shape, the interior inlaid with a richly-dressed equestrian figure with two standing attendants, one holding a silk-wrapped qin and passing a farmer with faggots attached to a pole amidst a foliage surround and under a large gnarled pine tree... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2021

A cinnabar lacquer small cylindrical box and cover, Late Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 187. A cinnabar lacquer small cylindrical box and cover, Late Ming dynasty, 16th century; 3 1/4in (8.2cm) diameter, cloth wrap, Japanese wood box. Estimate US$ 2,500 - US$ 4,500. Sold for US$ 1,530. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The cylindrical cover very deeply carved in unusal high relief with a coastal or lakeside scene with a figure crossing a bridge to a group of buildings in which sit two further figures, all set amongst rocky outcrops and trees receeding to the distance with a small hut on a... [Lire la suite]

23 septembre 2021

A fine cloisonné enamel bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 177. A fine cloisonné enamel bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 4 7/8in (12.3cm) high; 10 1/2in (26.8cm) diameter. Estimate US$6,000 - $10,000. Sold for US$ 12,750. © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of impressive size, the deep bowl with gently sloping sides tapering to an everted rim, the interior decorated with fronted lotus blossoms picked out in yellow, white, blue, and red on a field surrounding a large single red blossom, the exterior similarly decorated, a band of chrysanthemums above the splayed... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2021

A cloisonné enamel double-gourd vase, 16th century

  Lot 174. A cloisonné enamel double-gourd vase, 16th century; 7 1/2in (19.1cm) high. Estimate US$10,000 - US$15,000. Sold for US$ 6,375 (€ 5,435). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The waisted double gourd body formed with the lower section rising to a canted neck with a narrow mouth and a gilt metal lip, decorated overall in vibrant tones of purple and green with with leafy black clusters of grapes on a white enamel ground, supported by a gilt metal flaring foot. Property from... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2021

A rare partial gilt-copper lama crown, Tibet, 16th century

Lot 5046. A rare partial gilt-copper lama crown, Tibet, 16th century; 28.5 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD. Lot sold: 30,240 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
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29 juin 2021

A pair of rare large mother-of-pearl-inlaid lacquer cabinets, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 132. A pair of rare large mother-of-pearl-inlaid lacquer cabinets, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Hauteur: 188,5 cm. (74 ¼ in.), Largeur: 118 cm. (46 ½ in.), Profondeur: 56 cm. (22 in.). Estimate EUR 50,000 - EUR 80,000. Price realised EUR 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 La façade de chaque cabinet est somptueusement décorée de papillons en vol autour de branches de pivoines et rochers. Les côtés sont ornés de cartouches rectangulaires et circulaires abritant... [Lire la suite]