13 octobre 2019

Sotheby's announces highlights of the Arts of the Islamic & Indian World sale

LONDON.- “Spanning several continents and centuries – with the earliest pieces stretching back to the seventh century – the selection showcases masterpieces of calligraphy, painting, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery and furniture. Viewed together, it is an undeniable testament to the sophisticated, inventive and diverse output of the Islamic world. Alongside our biannual sale, we are also thrilled to be presenting a stand-alone single-owner auction of just under a hundred manuscripts put together by a distinguished collector... [Lire la suite]

11 octobre 2019

A silver-inlaid bronze figure of Guanyin, Shisou mark, 17th century

Lot 3632. A silver-inlaid bronze figure of Guanyin, Shisou mark, 17th century; 21.3 cm, 8 3/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (63,665 - 89,131 USD). Lot Sold 750,000 HKD (95,498 USD) . Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted seated, the right knee raised supporting both hands with one holding a scroll, clad in long flowing robes falling into voluminous folds and draped over by a shawl, the garments embellished by silver wire-inlaid lotus scrolls and... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2019

A pair of wucai 'hundred boys' jars and covers, 17th century

Lot 892. A pair of wucai 'hundred boys' jars and covers, 17th century. Height 15 3/8  in., 40 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 10,625 USD. © Sotheby's each of baluster form rising from a flat base to a slightly waisted neck, one jar decorated with children engaged in playful activities including playing weiqi and the qin, lighting firecrackers, impersonating officials, and riding a wooden horse, the other depicting children enjoying... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2019

Three blue and white censers, Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 19. Three blue and white censers, Qing dynasty, 17th century.The largest: 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 6,411 - USD 10,257). Price realised HKD 200,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 An inscribed rectangular cartouche on one side of the largest dragon censer names the devotee as Li Shengfu, wood stands. Property of the Quek Kiok Lee Collection. Provenance: Smaller ‘dragon’ censer: Acquired in 1969. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2019

A brown-glazed slip-painted vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 1521. A brown-glazed slip-painted vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 25.5cm., 10 in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with rounded shoulders curving to a waisted neck with lipped rim, the decoration reserved in white against a thick creamy brown glaze, freely painted with two large sprays of slender arrowhead stems and lotus blooms rising from small ears of millet, the petals of the blooms and leaves further... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2019

A rare huanghuali round-corner tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century

Lot 885. A rare huanghuali round-corner tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century; 45 ¾ in. (116.2 cm.) high, 29 in. (73.6 cm.) wide, 17 ½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The beautifully proportioned cabinet has a rounded rectangular top supported on elegantly splayed legs of circular section. The matched single-panel doors open to reveal the shelved interior, all above a plain apron and spandrels.  ... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2019

A large rectangular huanghuali kang table, 17th century

Lot 873. A large rectangular huanghuali kang table, 17th century; 11 ¾ in. (30 cm.) high, 40 7/8 in. (103.9 cm.) wide, 27 ¼ in. (69.2 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The paneled top is set within a rectangular frame carved with a beaded, 'ice-plate' edge and a plain, narrow waist. The beaded, cusped aprons are carved with confronting chilong and scrolls, all raised on elegant cabriole legs carved at the... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2019

A rectangular huanghuali corner-leg table, banzhuo, 17th century

Lot 886. A rectangular huanghuali corner-leg table, banzhuo, 17th century; 30 5/8 in. (77.8 cm.) high, 30 ½ in. (77.5 cm.) wide, 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The paneled-top is set within a rectangular frame above a narrow waist and shaped, beaded aprons carved with conjoined floral scroll. The whole is raised on beaded, square-section legs terminating in hoof feet joined by humpback... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2019

A rare huanghuali rock table, 17th century

Lot 881. A rare huanghuali rock table, 17th century; 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high, 43 1/8 in. (109.5 cm.) wide, 21 1/8 in. (53.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The single, floating-panel-top is set in a rectangular frame with molded edges above a tall waist and plain, beaded apron. The whole is supported by 'giant arm's' braces and raised on beaded legs of square section terminating in finely carved hoof feet. Note: Of elegant... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2019

A rare huanghuali rock table, 17th century

Lot 881. A rare huanghuali rock table, 17th century; 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high, 43 1/8 in. (109.5 cm.) wide, 21 1/8 in. (53.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The single, floating-panel-top is set in a rectangular frame with molded edges above a tall waist and plain, beaded apron. The whole is supported by 'giant arm's' braces and raised on beaded legs of square section terminating in finely carved hoof feet. Note: Of elegant... [Lire la suite]
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