15 juillet 2020

A finely carved and inscribed bamboo ‘Two ladies’ brush pot, Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 2897. A finely carved and inscribed bamboo ‘Two ladies’ brush pot, Early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The exterior is carved with a reduced background to reserve a scene in relief of two ladies in discussion, each dressed in a voluminous robe and their hair dressed in high chignons, one reclining on a day-bed further detailed with neatly piled manuscripts... [Lire la suite]

14 juillet 2020

A pair of huanghuali round-corner tapered cabinets, yuanjiaogui, 17th century

Lot 118. A pair of huanghuali round-corner tapered cabinets, yuanjiaogui, 17th century; 155.5 by 77 by 42.3 cm, 61 1/8  by 30 1/4  by 16 5/8  in. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 — 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 4,375,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  each of rectangular section and surmounted with a cabinet top with a round edge beginning and ending with a narrow flat band, supported on four recessed slightly splayed stiles at each corner forming the tapered... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2020

A rare huanghuali 'kui dragon' couch-bed, luohanchuang, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 115. A rare huanghuali 'kui dragon' couch-bed, luohanchuang, Ming dynasty, 17th century; overall 71.9 by 201.2 by 122.7 cm, 28 1/4  by 79 1/2  by 48 1/4  in. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 — 5,000,000. Price realised HKD 48,765,000 . Courtesy Sotheby's.  of elegant proportions, the rectangular seat frame of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction with a soft matted seat, the rounded edge of the seat frame moulded downwards and inwards... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2020

A rare huanghuali recessed-leg long table, qiaotouan, Ming Dynasty, 17th century

Lot 111. A rare huanghuali recessed-leg long table, qiaotouan, Ming Dynasty, 17th century; 88 by 289.3 by 58.5 cm, 34 5/8  by 113 7/8  by 23 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 60,155,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of a single-board panel flanked by shaped everted flanges on the shorter ends and moulding inward and downward and ending in a narrow band, supported on a frame formed by the long beaded-edged apron decorated with spandrels carved in... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2020

Hindman's Asian Works of Art auction totals more than $1M

CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman’s June 25-26, Asian Works of Arts auction, has continued the department’s trend in achieving solid results, yet again surpassing presale estimates. Strong presale interest and competitive bidding over multiple telephone lines and online bidding platforms helped push the sale total beyond expectations, ultimately realizing $1.2M. Bidders participated from around the globe, but the most enthusiastic bidding came from mainland China where the interest in acquiring Chinese works of art remains high.While... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2020

A large gilt-copper repoussé figure of Padmasambhava. Tibet, 17th century

Lot 6048. A large gilt-copper repoussé figure of Padmasambhava. Tibet, 17th century; 65 cm, 25½ in. Estimate: 320,000 - 380,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Note: This large charismatic work depicts the legendary Indian pandita Padmasambhava. Known as Guru Rinpoche to Tibetans, and by many other names which reflect his multiple forms, Padmasambhava is credited with establishing Buddhism in Tibet. In the 8th century, the Indian abbot Shantarakshita... [Lire la suite]

01 juillet 2020

A large gilt-bronze and repoussé figure of a dragon, Tibet, 17th century

Lot 6020. A large gilt-bronze and repoussé figure of a dragon, Tibet, 17th century; 108 cm, 42½ in. Estimate: 180,000 - 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Note: This magnificent gilt repoussé dragon would probably have originally flanked an elaborate altar in a temple. Similar dragons in the Potala Palace, Lhasa, are illustrated in Ulrich von Schroeder, Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet, Hong Kong, 2001, vol. II, pl. 195D. Sotheby's. A Selection of... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2020

A blue and white 'lion' jar and cover, Transitional period, 17th century, and a blue and white baluster vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th

Lot 8. A blue and white 'lion' jar and cover, Transitional period, 17th century, and a blue and white baluster vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th century;  34,5 cm; 39 cm, 13⅝ in., 15⅜ in. Estimate: 1,200 - 1,500 EUR. Lot sold 6,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. la panse de la potiche décorée d'un animal fabuleux sur une terrasse; le vase peint d'un décor continu d'un paysage montagneux (3). Collection Particulière Française. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie,... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2020

A pair of Dehua 'leaf' cups, 17th century

Lot 515. A pair of Dehua 'leaf' cups, 17th century; 7.5 cm, 3 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD (4,273 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. each modelled in the form of a leaf, borne on a stem forming the handle and extended to the base issuing further leaves and flowers, wood stands.  Provenance: The Baoyizhai Collection.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 27th May 2014, lot 620 (part lot). Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020
16 juin 2020

A blue and white 'Three friends' jar, 17th century

Lot 579. A blue and white 'Three friends' jar, 17th century; 17.7 cm, 7 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD (8,546 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of ovoid shape, painted to the exterior with the Three Friends of Winter, below stylised floral sprays around the neck.  Provenance: Sotheby's London, 22nd July 1975, lot 207.The Fiorentini Collection, no. AC30. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020