11 décembre 2019

A matched pair of blue-glazed bowls, 17th century

Lot 17. A matched pair of blue-glazed bowls, 17th century; 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 4,541. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004 With wide flaring sides rising from short, slightly tapering feet, each freely incised in the interior with two four-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit around a flaming pearl, covered overall in a thin cobalt blue glaze below the brown-glazed rims and stopping neatly around the brown-dressed feet and... [Lire la suite]

10 décembre 2019

A pair of blanc-de-chine Buddhist lions & A blanc-de-chine Guanyin, 17th century

Lot 5. A pair of blanc-de-chine Buddhist lions, 17th century; 11 7/16 in. (29 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 5,736. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004 Each modelled as a lion with a fierce expression exposing its teeth seated on its haunch on top of a rectangular pedestal, one with a brocade ball under its right foreleg, the other with a ball and its young, the pedestals applied with blossoming prunus and peony branches, covered in a white glaze of ivory tone, minor... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2019

A Dehua seated figure of Damo, Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 1815. A Dehua seated figure of Damo, Qing dynasty, 17th century; 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000. Price Realized: 223,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008  The seated figure with voluminous robes gathered closely around him, with only his chest and one foot exposed, his serene face with curled beard, moustache and brow with eyes closed in meditation, wood stand, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: A Japanese Private Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2019

A finely carved rhinoceros horn “pine” libation cup, China, 17th century

Lot 206. A finely carved rhinoceros horn “pine” libation cup, China, 17th century. Height 8.5 cm. Estimate CHF 20 000 / 30 000 (€ 17 540 / 26 320). © Koller Auktionen AG The horn of warm red-brown color. Minor chips and repair. This object contains material of endangered species and is subject to certain trade restrictions. Prospective buyers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import it into another country.  Koller... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2019

A small rhinoceros horn libation cup with archaistic decoration, China, 17th century

Lot 205. A small rhinoceros horn libation cup with archaistic decoration, China, 17th century. Height 7.3 cm. Estimate CHF 25 000 / 35 000 (€ 21 930 / 30 700). © Koller Auktionen AG Open-work carved chilong handle. Minor chips. This object contains material of endangered species and is subject to certain trade restrictions. Prospective buyers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import it into another country.  Koller... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2019

A huanghuali seal chest, guanpixiang, 17th century

Lot 1310. A huanghuali seal chest, guanpixiang, 17th century; 15¼ in. (38.8 cm.) high, 15 in. (38.1 cm.) wide, 11 3/8 in. (29.2 cm.) deep. Estimate $40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized $92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Of rectangular form, the top carved with stylized dragons above a panel of prunus blossoms, opening to reveal the interior drawer, above two doors fitted flush and carved in similar fashion, and the sides carved with a lobe panel, the doors opening to reveal the interior with nine... [Lire la suite]

26 novembre 2019

A huanghuali side table, banzhuo, 17th century

Lot 1312. A huanghuali side table, banzhuo, 17th century; 32 in. (81.2 cm.) high, 40¾ in. (103.5 cm.) wide, 18 in. (45.8 cm.) deep. Estimate $60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 104,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  With single-panel top set within the rectangular frame above plain aprons and spandrels, the whole raised on legs of rounded section joined by pairs of stretchers and fitted with brass shoes. Provenance: Hei Hung Lu, Hong Kong.  Christie's. Auspicious... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2019

A huanghuali recessed leg table, 17th century

Lot 1334. A huanghuali recessed leg table, 17th century; 32½ in. (82.6 cm.) high, 66¼ in. (168.2 cm.) wide, 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep. Estimate $100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 146,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 With two-panel top set within the wide rectangular frame above plain, beaded aprons and reticulated cloud-form spandrels, the whole raised on beaded legs of square section joined by pairs of stretchers. Provenance: Cola Ma, Hong Kong. Note: Compare a... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2019

Two wucai 'figural' jars and covers, 17th century

Lot 196. Two wucai 'figural' jars and covers, 17th century. Height of taller 40.3 cm, 15⅞in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold: 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of baluster shape, brightly painted around the exterior with ladies and young boys at play within a fenced garden setting, the domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a lotus bud finial. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019
05 novembre 2019

A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Wenchang, 17th century

Lot 23.  A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Wenchang, 17th century; 90cm (35 1/2in) high. Estimate: £60,000 - 80,000 (€ 70,000 - 93,000). Sold for £ 75,062 (€ 87,645). Photo: Bonhams.  The God of Literature carved seated wearing a scholar's hat and long cascading robes falling in folds over the legs revealing two slippers, the left hand raised to the chest, his right hand resting on his knee, the face with serene expression flanked by a pair of long pendulous ears, the surface... [Lire la suite]
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