14 août 2019

A rare bronze group of Guanyin, Long Nu and Shan Cai, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1306. A rare bronze group of Guanyin, Long Nu and Shan Cai, Ming dynasty, 16th century. The largest 16 7/8 in. (42.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With Guanyin seated atop a large horned mythical beast raised on a lotus base, her right arm resting on her raised right knee, holding in both hands the long, winding stems of lotus flowers supporting an elixir bottle and a bird, her hair pulled up into a tall chignon behind the tiered crown... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2019

Two rare carved red lacquer four-tiered boxes and covers, 16th century at Christie's NY 26 March 2010

 Lot 1185. A rare carved red lacquer lobed hexagonal four-tiered box and cover, 16th century; 6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The cover carved with a scholar seated in a waterside pavilion as he watches ducks swimming nearby, the sides of the cover and tiers carved through the red lacquer to an ochre ground with chrysathemum scroll, box, cloth pouch. Prperty from the Estate of James H. Kelley. Provenance: Acquired circa... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A bronze figure of Zhenwu, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1308. A bronze figure of Zhenwu, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 19¾ in. (50 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The 'Perfected Warrior' shown seated on a throne, his hands hidden within the full sleeves of his robes that are cast in high relief with four-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds on the front, sleeves and knees, with a snake and tortoise at the front of the throne and a small cloud-form incense holder at one corner. ... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2019

A rare Ming bamboo root carving of Damo, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3187. A rare Ming bamboo root carving of Damo, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000. Price Realized HKD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The rounded figure of the immortal exquisitely carved seated with a voluminous robe covering his bent legs and entire body, falling in folds around him and extending outwards at the rear, his finely detailed bearded face emerging from beneath the folds in a contemplative expression with eyes... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2019

A rare Ming carved black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3085. A rare Ming carved black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 7 1/8 in. (18 cm) diam. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realized HKD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 The top surface of the cover is finely carved in deep relief through layers of black and red lacquer with bands of ruyi scrolls radiating from a central stylised flower-head, the scrolls extending to the gently curved sides of the cover and box, the base and interior... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A finely carved cinnabar lacquer rectangular tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3083. A finely carved cinnabar lacquer rectangular tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 14 7/8 in. (37.7 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 The rectangular tray raised on four short tab-feet, finely carved to the interior depicting three travelling scholars accompanied by their attendants variously holding a fan, a qinand a basket of fruit, one of the immortals shown beside a deer holding... [Lire la suite]

07 août 2019

A Ming Yunnan cinnabar lacquer tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3079. A Ming Yunnan cinnabar lacquer tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm) wide. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000. Price Realized HKD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 The tray with indented corners, deeply carved to the front with four mythical beasts galloping around a lotus head, enclosed within a floral border, the reverse side with chrysanthemum bloom above a double-ring band around the foot, the base applied with brownish-black lacquer, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2019

A large Fahua jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 7. A large Fahua jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 28cm., 11in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 11,250 GBP. © Sotheby's of  broad baluster form, the exterior finely slip-decorated, incised and brightly glazed in aubergine, yellow and turquoise depicting scholars and attendants in a garden beside pine trees amidst cloud scrolls in a mountainous landscape, all reserved on a rich dark blue ground, all between a lotus-lappet band at the waisted base... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2019

A mother-of-pearl inlaid lacquer low table, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 100. A mother-of-pearl inlaid lacquer low table, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 63 by 38cm., 24 3/4 by 14 7/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 25,000 GBP. © Sotheby's of rectangular form supported on a rectangular waist with oblong pierced panels raised on a everted barbed apron incurving at the corners to form the legs, the top finely inlaid with a scene of a group of three scholars on horseback and their attendants on foot arriving at a birthday celebration at a... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 57. A rare cloisonné enamel meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 24.5cm., 9 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,125 GBP. © Sotheby's the broad shouldered baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a narrow waisted neck with rolled rim, polychrome decorated around the exterior with leafy scrolling lotus reserved on a turquoise ground, all between lotus-lappet and stiff leaf bands, the footring and rim gilt. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
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