09 août 2018

A yellow jade ‘Boy and Deer’ group, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3817. A yellow jade ‘Boy and Deer’ group, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 7.5 cm., 3 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the attractive yellow and russet-brown stone smoothly polished and worked in the form of a recumbent deer with legs tucked tightly underneath the body, its head turned sharply backwards towards a boy clambering on its back, the cheerful boy grasping the left antler of the deer, the stone of a yellow tone with russet markings, wood... [Lire la suite]

07 août 2018

A pale celadon jade brush washer, 17th century

Lot 254. A pale celadon jade brush washer, 17th century. Length 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 10,625 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides encircled by five variously sized chilong clambering upwards over the rim, all resting on a short ring foot, the stone with patches of white mottling.  Provenance: Sotheby’s New York, 5th June 1985, lot 24. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 16 sept.... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2018

A huanghuali side table (Xiaotiaozhuo), 17th century

Lot 191. A huanghuali side table (Xiaotiaozhuo), 17th century. Height 34 in., 86.4 cm; Width 39 1/8  in., 99.3 cm; Depth 19 1/4  in., 49 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 161,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. The rectangular single board panel secured within a broad molded frame above a recessed waist over a beaded and scrolling apron carved in relief with intertwining vines all supported on four slightly tapering legs of square section joined by humpback... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2018

A huanghuali side table (Tiaozhuo), Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 199. A huanghuali side table (Tiaozhuo), Ming dynasty, 17th century. Height 34 1/4  in., 87.1 cm; Width 50 3/4  in., 129 cm; Depth 19 in., 48.3 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 281,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. a single board set within a mitered frame of mortise and tenon construction and secured by three transverse stretchers on the underside, with a recessed waist surmounting a plain apron and supported on four legs of square section terminating in hoof feet, the wood of a... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2018

A polychrome lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 553. A polychrome lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Diameter 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the cinnabar lacquer finely incised and further picked out in tianqi polychrome enamels with a scene of two Daoist sages, each carrying a qin, meeting beneath a twisting evergreen jutting out from a wall of rockwork, all against an incised cell-diaper ground, the sides incised with stylized scrollwork, the... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2018

A rare ‘Pine and Rabbit’ rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

Lot 3781. A rare ‘Pine and Rabbit’ rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century; width 15.5 cm., 6 1/8  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,160,000 HKD (322,271 EUR). Photo: Sotheby’s. carved in high relief and openwork with two gnarled pine trees with branches wrapped around the sides, depicted with a hare crouched beneath a full moon and wispy clouds overhead, the interior mouth carved with branches overhanging the lip, the horn of rich chestnut... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2018

A blue and white 'figural' jar, 17th century

Lot 220.  A blue and white 'figural' jar, 17th century. 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high. Estimation : GBP 1,000 - 2,000. Price Realised: GBP 2750.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The octagonal-shaped jar is decorated with a figural scene depicting a scholar with two attendants in a landscape, all below a lappet-band with scrolling lotus to the shoulder.  Provenance: From a Dutch collection, acquired prior to 1995. Christie's. The Art of China: London Summer Edition, 11-19 july 2018
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24 juillet 2018

A wucai bottle vase, 17th century

Lot 211. A wucai bottle vase, 17th century; 15 1/2 in. (39.3 cm.) high. Estimate : GBP 6,000 - 8,000. Price Realised: GBP 3750.00. © Christie’s Images Ltd 2018 The vase is colourfully decorated in bright enamels with large floral sprays and rocks, set against a red patterned ground. Provenance: Belgian private collection.  Christie’s. The Art of China: London Summer Edition, 11-19 july 2018
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28 juin 2018

WARTSKI, Stand C1 at Masterpiece London 2018

A carved rock crystal and enamelled talisman, Iberian, 17th century. Courtesy Wartsky consisting of a carved rock crystal figa (a clenched hand with the thumb protruding between the first and second fingers) mounted beneath an elaborate enamelled yellow gold cuff in palette of white and blue, topped with a suspension loop. The figa is a potent symbol from the ancient world. It was worn as a powerful amulet to promote fertility and to protect its wearer from the evil eye – dark and magical forces. Rock crystal was... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2018

LES ENLUMINURES, Stand B1 at Masterpiece London 2018

Heart pendant, Spain or Italy, c. 1600. Gold, enamel, glass ; weight 17.2 grams; dimensions 45 × 31.4 × 13.8 mm. Courtesy Les Enleminures With its wonderful openwork structure covered with enamel flowers, strapwork, and “gems,” the magnificent heart captures the gaze and its shape moves effortlessly between secular and religious meanings — human or divine love, romantic or religious devotion. Double-sided heart-shaped pendant in gold and enamel openwork. A blue enameled frame surrounds an oval capsule with convex glass... [Lire la suite]