07 avril 2020

A carved bamboo incense stick container and a cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 76. A carved bamboo incense stick container and a cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 141⁄4 in. (36.3 cm.) long including cover, box. Estimate: HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000 (EUR 5,115 - EUR 8,184). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Provenance: The Hakutoro Collection. Christie’s. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, 21 - 28 April

31 mars 2020

An unusual wucai-enameled Dehua wine pot and cover, 17th century

Lot 2125. An unusual wucai-enameled Dehua wine pot and cover, 17th century; 6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price Realized USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The cylindrical body is made in imitation of a cord-tied scroll and is decorated above and below the applied 'cord' with peony and lingzhi sprays in green and iron red. One side is applied with a green and black descending dragon that forms the handle, while the open mouth of an... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2020

A finely carved 'Seven sages of the bamboo grove' brushpot, 17th century

Lot 3318. A finely carved 'Seven sages of the bamboo grove' brushpot, 17th century; 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 475,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved from a cylindrical section of bamboo in varying layers of relief with the 'Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove', the figures depicted playing chess, writing calligraphy, and conversing, all the while being attended by servants, the dense bamboo growing among gnarled pine trees and jagged rocks, one... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Yama Dharmaraja, Ming Dynasty, 17th Century

Lot 3050. A gilt-bronze figure of Yama Dharmaraja, Ming Dynasty, 17th Century; 18.5 cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 325,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the Lord of Death standing in pratyalidhasana on a recumbent bull crushing a man lying on his back, with a head of a ferocious bull with bulging eyes, snarling mouth and flared nostrils, wearing his attribute the dharma wheel and a garland of severed human heads tied around his... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of 'Water-Moon' Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3046. A gilt-bronze figure of 'Water-Moon' Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 23 cm., 9 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's Avalokitesvara reclining in lalitasana next to an amrita bottle with the left leg pendent over an elevated rocky ledge with his foot resting on a mythical beast, the right leg drawn up in a relaxed and contemplative posture, his right hand holding a cintamani, wearing a crown with a miniature... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2020

An extremely rare huanghuali luohan bed with three-panel railing, luohanchuang, Ming dynasty, 17th century

  Lot 3612. An extremely rare huanghuali luohan bed with three-panel railing, luohanchuang, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 31 in. (78.7 cm.) high x 82 1/4 in. (209 cm.) wide x 44 in. (111.5) cm deep. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price Realized HKD 17,460,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Well and elegantly constructed with three large single huanghuali planks forming the back and side rails, above the wide rectangular frame enclosing the soft mat seat and a... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2020

An extremely rare 'archaistic vase' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 2912. An extremely rare 'archaistic vase' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th century; 7 1/2 in. (19.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price Realized HKD 6,020,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The lower section finely carved as the base of an archaistic vessel with a band of taotie masks around the raised mid-section between bands of lappet containing archaistic dragons and geometric designs, interrupted by four raised vertical flanges,... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2020

A rare and superbly carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 2912. A rare and superbly carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 4,500,000. Price Realized HKD 4,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Formed in the shape of a radiating chrysanthemum petals raised on a high foot of conforming shape detailed with a keyfret band repeated on and below the rim, finely carved around the lobed mid-section in medium relief with a band of archaistic phoenix... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2020

A finely carved bamboo brush pot, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3362. A finely carved bamboo brush pot, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 5 3/4 in. (14.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realized HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The exterior is carved in openwork to depict a scholar talking to a monk, another scholar with an attendant carrying a qin zither standing next to a table prepared with tea drinking vessels and books. The whole scene is set within an opening under the shade of an aged... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2020

An Ottoman jade and jewel-set belt buckle, Turkey, 17th century

Lot 134. An Ottoman jade and jewel-set belt buckle, Turkey, 17th century; 11 by 25cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. slightly curved, with a central aperture and hidden sliding hinge, four thin stays on underside to fasten belt, the front worked in repoussé with foliate scrolls, set with encrusted jade plaques inlaid with gold and colourful stones, bordered by further stones set into shallow bud-shaped settings. Note: This magnificent belt buckle belongs to a very small group of... [Lire la suite]
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