28 février 2019

An exceptional and rare huanghuali yokeback armchair with 'fu' character and burl splat, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century

Lot 305. An exceptional and rare huanghuali yokeback armchair with 'fu' character and burl splat, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century; 46 by 25 3/4 by 19 in., 116.8 by 65.4 by 48.2 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 120,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. constructed of very thick members and of majestic proportions, the generous crestrail with flattened headrest and bulging rounded terminals set on rounded backposts curving sharply back, the wide backsplat in tripartite form flanked... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2019

A superbly carved huanghuali folding horseshoe-back chair, Jiaoyi, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century

Lot 312. A superbly carved huanghuali folding horseshoe-back chair, Jiaoyi, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century; 38 1/2 by 27 1/2 by 21 in., 97.8 by 69.8 by 53.3 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 408,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with very generously proportioned long three-member looping crestrail with rounded flattened hand-grips, the backsplat finely carved with a ruyi-shaped cloud medallion enclosing vegetal scrolls, above a panel of two birds amidst the 'Three Friends... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2019

Dr. Peter M. Greiner (1940-2013) Collection of Chinese Jade sold at Christie's New York, 18 - 19 September 2014

  Lot 774. A finely carved white and russet jade archaistic plaque, 18th century; 3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The plaque is finely carved in openwork on the convex top, which retains areas of russet skin in the white stone, with two chilong confronting each other as they crawl amidst scrolling stems of lingzhi above a plaque on the underside that is carved in the shape of a sword guard... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2019

A rare small pale greenish-blue-glazed triple-necked faceted vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 808. A rare small pale greenish-blue-glazed triple-necked faceted vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The flattened, tapering vase has three conjoined faceted necks that rise from the rounded shoulder. The vase is covered overall in a matte milky blue-green glaze that thins to mushroom at the edges.. Note: A vase of this shape and approximate size, but covered in a crackled,... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A brown and beige jade bronze-form censer, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 712. A brown and beige jade bronze-form censer, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 16th-17th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. Made in the shape of a bronze gui, the censer is raised on a slightly spreading ring foot, and carved on each side with a taotie mask below a band of angular dragon scroll which is interrupted by the pair of handles, each surmounted by an animal mask and with a pendent tab at the bottom.... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A gilt-bronze seated figure of the ascetic Shakyamuni, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 709. A gilt-bronze seated figure of the ascetic Shakyamuni, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 137,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. Shakyamuni is shown seated in a pensive attitude, his head lowered and his chin and hands resting atop his bent left knee. He wears a priest's robe that is draped over his left shoulder and diagonally around his torso revealing his thin body and his ribs on the right side. His face is cast with short curly beard,... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Tibet, 16th-17th century

Lot 196. A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Tibet, 16th-17th century; 36.5cm., 14 3/8 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 40,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in pralambapadasana, the hands raised in dharmacakramudra holding stems issuing uptala lotuses along the elbows, wearing a dhoti incised with floral scrolls and adorned with beaded festoons, the serene face with downcast eyes and a gentle smile, the hair drawn up into a high chignon secured with a... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 195. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 37.2cm., 14 5/8 in. Estimate 40,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. seated in dhyanasana, the left hand raised before the chest and the right arm lowered in varadamudra, wearing a shawl and dhoti opening at the chest to reveal a beaded necklace, the borders incised at the hems with lotus, the face with a benevolent expression, crowned by an elaborate headdress surmounted by an Amitabha... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2019

A parcel gilt bronze cup and stand, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 165. A parcel gilt bronze cup and stand, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. The stand: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The hectafoil cup is cast on each petal on the exterior with a gilt cartouche enclosing a floral spray. The bracketlobed stand is decorated with a central flowerhead surrounded by a gilt band with raised decorations depicting figures in a landscape amidst flowering trees, birds and pagodas,... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2018

A 'Zhangzhou' blue-ground slip-decorated deep dish, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 548. A 'Zhangzhou' blue-ground slip-decorated deep dish, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. D.: 38.5 cm. (15 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000. Price realised EUR 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. A décor de chrysanthèmes stylisés dans un médaillon central, le marli orné de branchages de fleurs ; égrenures et usures. Provenance: Charlotte Horstmann Ltd., Hong Kong. Christie's. C'est fou!, Paris, 12 - 14 December 2018