10 novembre 2020

A large cloisonné enamel censer, fangding, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 84. A large cloisonné enamel censer, fangding, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The censer has twin upright handles and is decorated to each side in bright enamels with a bold design of a taotie mask below a pair of confronting kui dragons divided by a vertical flange. The cover is bordered by a band of scrolling lotus below a finely worked... [Lire la suite]

24 octobre 2020

A rare carved cinnabar lacquer four-tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3661. A rare carved cinnabar lacquer four-tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 17 cm, 6 ⅝ in. Estimate 400,000 - 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 504,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section with chamfered corners, the cover carved with a scholar on a boat in a lakeside landscape with pine trees and a pavilion, the sides carved with varying floral blooms borne on leafy branches, all resting atop a splayed floral frieze, the interior and base lacquered black,... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2020

A very rare Ming blue and white ‘deer and rock’ incense holder, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 322. A very rare Ming blue and white ‘deer and rock’ incense holder, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 6¾ in. (17 cm) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 8 October 2020
28 septembre 2020

A large glazed tileworks figure of seated Guanyin, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 16th-17th century

  Lot 836. A large glazed tileworks figure of seated Guanyin, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 16th-17th century; 20 ¼ in. (51.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown seated in rajalilasana with the right arm resting on the raised right knee while the left supports the weight of the figure, wearing a scarf over the shoulders, and long, draped scarves and layered dhoti, the head surmounted by a tiara centered by a figure of Amitabha Buddha, the... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2020

A blue and white 'toad' kendi, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century

  Lot 7. A blue and white 'toad' kendi, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century;  16,5 cm, 6½ in. Estimate: 800 - 1,200 EUR. Lot sold 8,750 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. la boîte ronde à décor moulé, les bols à glacure brune (4). Collection Particulière Française. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 18 Juin 2020
26 mai 2020

A finely embroidered silk fragment of Amitayus, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3280. A finely embroidered silk fragment of Amitayus, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 13 ½ x 9 in. (34.2 x 27.8 cm). Estimate $10,000 – 12,000. Price Realized $10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The fragment is finely embroidered in satin stitch with gold-couched outlines with Amitayus seated in dhyanasana on a green base with peach-colored lotus petals and holding the kalasa containing the Elixir of Life. His pale gold-colored body is adorned with yellow scarves encircling... [Lire la suite]

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]