07 août 2019

A rare inscribed mother-of-pearl inlaid tiered lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 111. A rare inscribed mother-of-pearl inlaid tiered lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 25.8cm., 10 1/8 in. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 37,250 GBP. © Sotheby's of hexagonal form with two tiers and one false tier on the cover, the cover finely inlaid with a scene of a scholar with their attendants in a courtyard of a pavilion arriving on horseback, the sides inlaid with six horizontal bands containing lobed cartouches on each... [Lire la suite]

06 août 2019

A small parcel-gilt bronze gu-form vase, 16th-17th century

Lot 1044. A small parcel-gilt bronze gu-form vase, 16th-17th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The trumpet-shaped neck is cast in low relief with four upright blades filled with detached taotie elements and a cicada, the mid-section with two taotie masks divided and separated by keyfret-incised flanges, and the tall, spreading foot with four pendent blades, all richly gilded against... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2019

A carved red lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1084. A carved red lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  Both brush and cover are carved with an intricate design of peony blooms and buds surrounded by leaves. The top of the cover and the bottom of the brush are each carved as a delicate closed chrysanthemum bud. The interior of the cover is black-lacquered, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A parcel-gilt bronze figure of Budai, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1029. A parcel-gilt bronze figure of Budai, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 17¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The smiling, corpulent figure is shown seated beside his sack which he holds in his left hand while holding prayer beads in his right, and his belted robe is worn loosely, exposing his belly. Note: A Ming dynasty figure of Maitreya Buddha in the Nitta Group Collection, illustrated... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2019

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

Lot 145. A bronze figure of Avalokiteśvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 32.5cm., 12 7/8 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. seated in dhyanasana, the left hand raised before the chest and the right arm lowered in varadamudra, each hand holding the end of a leafy lotus stalk rising to the shoulder supporting a vase and a bird, wearing a shawl and dhoti opening at the chest to reveal a beaded necklace, the borders incised... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2019

A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a seated buddha, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 152. A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a seated buddha, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. H.: 67 cm (26 1/2 in.). Estimation : 25 000 € / 35 000 €. Courtesy Artcurial. Représenté assis en padmasana sur une base lotiforme, la main droite en bhumisparsamudra, la main gauche en dhyanamudra, vêtu d'une robe monastique ceinturée à la taille et laissant le torse découvert, le visage serein, les yeux mi-clos, les cheveux bouclés recouvrant l'ushnisha. Art d'Asie chez Artcurial, 75008... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2019

A fine and rare huanghuali six-poster canopy bed, jiazichuang, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3119. A fine and rare huanghuali six-poster canopy bed, jiazichuang, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 87 in. (221 cm.) high, 89 in. (226 cm.) wide, 62 in. (157.5 cm.) deep. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 6,125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The rectangular mitred bed frame with soft mat seat is set with beaded, ‘ice-plate’ edge, above a narrow waist and plain beaded apron continuing to the square legs with incurving hoof feet. The four corner posts and... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2019

A large Ottoman talismanic shirt (jama) with extracts from the Qur'an and prayers, Turkey, 16th-17th century

Lot 47. A large Ottoman talismanic shirt (jama) with extracts from the Qur'an and prayers, Turkey, 16th-17th century; 108 by 123cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 100,000 GBP (115,940 EUR).Courtesy Sotheby's. cotton shirt (jama) covered with text written in a variety of scripts, including thuluth, and square Kufic, in assorted colours, arranged in numerous panels, roundels, cartouches and lines, within bespoke perspex case. inscriptions: The inscriptions include quotations from the... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2019

Chenn Family Collection boosts Heritage Auctions' Asian Art Auction beyond $2.2 Million

From the Chenn Family Collection. Lot 78329. Wu Changshuo (Chinese, 1844-1927), Peony, Bottle Gourds, and Loquats, Dingzi, 1917. Four works, ink and color on paper; 53-1/4 x 12-3/4 inches (135.3 x 32.4 cm) (work, each), 60-3/8 x 16-1/8 inches (153.1 x 41.0 cm) (frame, each). Each signed and dated, with two or three seals of the artist. Estimate: $300,000 - $500,000. Sold for $399,000 © Heritage Auction DALLAS, TX.- Multiple bidders drove the price for Wu Changshuo Peony, Bottle Gourds, and Loquats, Dingzi, 1917 to... [Lire la suite]
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]