25 mai 2020

A mother-of-pearl and silver-wire-inlaid three-tiered box and cover, 16th-17th century

Lot 261. A mother-of-pearl and silver-wire-inlaid three-tiered box and cover, 16th-17th century; 24.8cm (9 3/4in) high. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for £ 6,250 (€ 6,982). Photo: Bonhams. Of square form with lobed corners and covered with a reddish-brown lacquer, the cover inlaid with a scene of a boy climbing a tree giving a newly-plucked flowering branch to two companions with arms outstretched, the scene framed by a delicate band of twisted silver wire and bordered by a geometric ground above... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2020

A cloisonné enamel and gilt bronze 'Bajixiang' handled cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 307. A cloisonné enamel and gilt bronze 'Bajixiang' handled cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 18cm., 7 1/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the gently curved sides rising from a flat base to a gilt lipped rim, set with a gilt-bronze loop handle to one side, the exterior decorated with scrolling leafy lotus below a band of wan symbols alternating with the bagua, the base with a central bagua medallion encircled... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2020

An imperial Ming dynasty embroidered five-clawed 'dragon' roundel, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3413. An imperial Ming dynasty embroidered five-clawed 'dragon' roundel, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 11 in. (28 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The roundel is intricately embroidered and couched to depict a five-clawed dragon shimmering in gold, chasing the flaming pearl amidst colourful stylised clouds, above rocks and crashing waves. The ground is completely embroidered in the classic Ming... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2020

A gilt-copper figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 16th-17th century

Lot 85. A gilt-copper figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 16th-17th century; 16.5cm (6 1/2in) high. Estimate £ 10,000-12,000. Sold for £ 11,250 (€ 12,874). © Bonhams. The deity seated in in vajraparyankasana on a double-lotus base, holding a jivana-kalasha, wearing detailed robes and beaded jewellery inlaid with hardstones, the face with serene expression, the high chignon supporting a foliate finial and surrounding a five-pointed crown, the base sealed and incised with a double vajra.  Provenance: the... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2020

A bronze figure of Buddha, 16th-17th century

Lot 104. A bronze figure of Buddha, 16th-17th century; 30.4cm (12in) high. Estimate £ 2,000-3,000. Sold for £ 3,500 (€ 3,997). Photo Bonhams. Heavily cast seated cross-legged in dhyanasana on a blossoming lotus pedestal, the Buddha with downcast eyes forming a benevolent face and pendulous ears beneath a prominent ushnisha, simply attired with a flowing robe bordered by floral hems loosely revealing the chest, the right hand casually rested on the lap with the other slightly raised in bhumisparsa... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2020

A large gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, 16th-17th century

Lot 90. A large gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, 16th-17th century; 38cm (15in) high. Estimate £ 10,000-15,000. Sold for £ 17,500 (€ 19,985). Photo Bonhams. The deity cast seated in dhyanasana, the hands folded in dhyana mudra, the face with a contemplative expression flanked by elongated earlobes suspending ornate earrings and long knotted hair falling over the shoulders, wearing flowing robes, an elaborate necklace over the plain chest, earrings and a tall pierced tiara enclosing a seated... [Lire la suite]

10 avril 2020

An exceptional Ming kesi imperial dragon roundel, buzi , Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 4028. An exceptional Ming kesi imperial dragon roundel, buzi, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) diam. Estimate 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   The circular badge is finely woven to depict a front facing dragon, with its front legs raised and claws clutching a 'flaming pearl' centred between its horns, the hind legs each grasping trident mountains emerging from cresting waves. Each cloud,... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2020

An unusual plain rhinoceros horn cup, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1297. An unusual plain rhinoceros horn cup, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) long, 168.8g. Estimate 100,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised 194,500 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Retaining the natural shape of the horn, the somewhat quadri-lobed body tapering to a slightly curved tip which forms the handle, with a narrow flat rim, and a tapering rib at one end of the interior opposite the spout, of deep honey color, box. Provenance: Christie's, New York, 19 September 2007, lot 4.... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2020

A rare large rhinoceros horn cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1285. A rare large rhinoceros horn cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 7 7/16 in. (18.9 cm.) long, 258.9g. Estimate 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 146,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Carved around the midsection with two birds in flight above lotus, saggitaria and other water plants growing from amidst crashing waves forming the flat foot, with a bat in flight amidst the crests, with two dragons emerging at one end from the waves to form the openwork handle, the larger grasping... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2020

A finely carved Ming cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1938. A finely carved Ming cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 3 1/8 in. (8 cm. diam.). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Of circular form, finely carved to both the cover and base in high relief with boys at play, on one side depicting three boys in a garden setting, one riding a hobby horse, one holding a lotus leaf canopy aloft, and the last beating a gong to lead the way,... [Lire la suite]