19 août 2019

Back on Ming dynasty furniture sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 372. A rare huanghuali and nanmu wine table, jiuzhuo, 16th-17th century; 34 1/8 in. (86.7 cm.) high, 41 in. (104.1 cm.) wide, 29 5/8 in. (75.3 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 90,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 217,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The attractive large nanmu burl panel set into the broad rectangular huanghuali frame, with beaded 'ice-plate' edge above the wide, beaded undulating single-panel apron, the slightly splayed legs of circular... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2019

A Dehua reticulated cylindrical brush pot, 17th century

Lot 724. A Dehua reticulated cylindrical brush pot, 17th century; 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The compressed globular body is raised on three curved feet and flanked by a pair of scroll-form handles, and the vessel is covered overall with a creamy white glaze. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1924.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned as the Collection of Lucy Maud Buckingham (1870-1920) in... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2019

Back on rhinoceros horn objects sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 316. A rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, 17th-18th century; 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 79,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Well carved around the sides with a raised archaistic band of taotie masks separated and divided by notched flanges finely carved with different diaper motifs, above a band of pendent blades and below a band of key fret at the rim which is repeated inside the rim, the openwork handle formed by a... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A pair of unusual bronze figural pricket candlesticks, 17th century

  Lot 175. A pair of unusual bronze figural pricket candlesticks, 17th century; 12¼ in. (31 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010  Each cast as a kneeling foreigner with curly hair and scowling expression, wearing a shawl, a sash tied around his bare torso, elaborate inset necklace, a skirt and stiff apron tied around the hips, with one hand on the knee and the other raised to support the drip pan, connected to a... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2019

A parcel-gilt bronze seated figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century 

Lot 171. A parcel-gilt bronze seated figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) high overall. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010  Modelled in dhyanasana, with hands in abhayamudra, wearing flowing robes adorned with floral scroll borders, an elaborate necklace over the plain chest, earrings and a tall pierced tiara with scrolling leaves, with a serene expression and long knotted hair falling... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A cat's eye quartz taveez bead of 19.74 carats, 17th century

Lot 9. A cat's eye quartz taveez bead of 19.74 carats, 17th century. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 65, no. 44The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 84, no. 41The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 97, no. 42. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019

14 août 2019

A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of a guardian king, 17th century 

Lot 1304. A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of a guardian king, 17th century; 7½ in. (19.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The figure standing on a detachable square base, his hands clasped together in front of his chest, his facial features well-defined and his hair arranged under his helmet, wearing elaborate armor and a celestial scarf billowing up behind the head and trailing down to the feet. Provenance: Acquired in the late 19th century and... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2019

A rare large famille verte jar and cover, 17th century

Lot 1390. A rare large famille verte jar and cover, 17th century; 23 7/8 in. (60.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Of high-shouldered form decorated with four lobed reserves of boys holding large leafy floral sprays reserved on a diaper ground and joined by ruyi heads, the design interspersed with further reserves of floral sprays beneath a border of floral scroll and between bands of stylized lappets along the neck and slightly... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2019

A huanghuali recessed-leg side table, pingtouan, 17th century

Lot 1225. A huanghuali recessed-leg side table, pingtouan, 17th century; 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high, 43 in. (111.1 cm.) wide, 21 7/8 in. (55.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 80,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The three-panel top set within a wide rectangular frame above plain, beaded aprons and apron-head spandrels, all supported on legs of rounded section joined by pairs of stretchers. Provenance: Christie's, New York, 19 March 2008, lot 374. Note: This simple, refined form is one of... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A rare spotted bamboo-inlaid huanghuali recessed-leg wine table,jiuzhuo, 17th century

Lot 1217. A rare spotted bamboo-inlaid huanghuali recessed-leg wine table, jiuzhuo, 17th century; 31½ in. (80 cm.) high, 43¾ in. (111.1 cm.) wide, 24 3/8 in. (61.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 170,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The top attractively inlaid in a geometric pattern with fine strips of spotted bamboo, set within the wide rectangular frame with beaded, 'ice-plate' edge, above plain aprons and apron-head spandrels, all supported on legs of rounded section joined by pairs of... [Lire la suite]