24 septembre 2016

A beautiful and rare blue and white porcelain tea pot, 17th Century

Lot 49. A beautiful and rare blue and white porcelain tea pot, 17th Century. Estimate 600.00€ - 800.00 €. Photo Czerny's Zigzag spout, bulb-shaped body and raised handle; finely painted in blue underglaze, featuring two frames depicting two Chimeras; at the top of the body is a round band decorated with flowers; handle and sprout decorated with clouds, the cover is decorated with floral motifs. Featuring a big, star-shaped headline on the body; a restored breakage on the border and some chips... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2016

Large Limoges enamel plate depicting the Anghiari battle, 17th century

Lot 118. Large Limoges enamel plate depicting the Anghiari battle, 17th century, ca. 36 x 45 cm. Estimate: € 7000-8000. Photo Hampel. Hampel. Decorative arts and sculpture. Thursday, September 22, 2016
28 août 2016

A rare huanghuali square meditation stool, chandeng, 17th century

Lot 1122. A rare huanghuali square meditation stool, chandeng, 17th century. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The soft cane seat is set within a square frame with ‘ice plate’ edge above a narrow waist and shaped aprons finely carved with delicate, scrolling tendrils and a beaded edge that join the square legs above humpbacked stretchers. The legs terminate in hoof feet. 20 in. (51 cm.) high, 29 7/8 in. (76 cm.) square Provenance: Ever Arts Gallery,... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2016

A rare pair of huanghuali and spotted bamboo scholar’s cabinets, yuanjiaogui, 17th century

Lot 1113. A rare pair of huanghuali and spotted bamboo scholar’s cabinets, yuanjiaogui, 17th century. Estimate USD 2,800,000 - USD 3,200,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each huanghuali-framed cabinet has a huanghuali single-panel top within a protruding frame with round corners raised on slightly splayed legs of rounded square section. The sides and doors, which open from the removable center stile to reveal three shelves and a dark red lacquered interior, have... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2016

A pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs, (sichutouguanmaoyi), 17th century

Lot 343. A pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs, (sichutouguanmaoyi), 17th century. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's each with an arched crestrail joined to a wide S-curved rectangular splat, the stiles similarly curved, on a hard-caned seat with elegantly outscrolled arms above beaded and shaped brackets and aprons, the legs joined to the frame by tapering dovetail housing joints surmounting long beaded moldings, joined by four typically ascending stretchers from front to back... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2016

A huanghuali side table, Banzhuo, 17th century

Lot 6016. A huanghuali side table, Banzhuo, 17th century. Estimate US$ 60,000 - 100,000 (€53,000 - 89,000). Photo: Bonhams. The well-figured single board floating panel top set into a mitre, mortise-and-tenon frame over one-piece recessed waist and apron mitred, mortised, tenoned and half-lapped to the square legs which are double-lock tenoned into the top frame and tenoned into a five piece hump-back stretcher with exposed tenons and fastened to the top by two posts on the long side and one on each short... [Lire la suite]

27 août 2016

A huanghuali corner leg side table, tiaozhuang, 17th century

Lot 6011. A huanghuali corner leg side table, tiaozhuang, 17th century. Estimate US$ 125,000 - 200,000 (€110,000 - 180,000). Photo: Bonhams. The single board floating panel top set into a mitre, mortise-and-tenon frame with "ice-plate" edge supported underneath by five dove-tail transverse stretchers over a one-piece recessed waist and plain apron mitered, mortise and tenoned and half lapped into square cut legs with hoof feet, the legs double-lock tenoned into the top frame and joined together by hump-back... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2016

A huanghuali horseshoe back chair, Quanyi, 17th century

Lot 6005. A huanghuali horseshoe back chair, Quanyi, 17th century. Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€8,900 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams. Composed of a five-section back rail joined with pressure-point scarf joints terminating in returning knop hand rests supported by beaded-edge carved spandrels and by front posts and back stiles which run through the seat to form the four legs, s-curved side braces and an elegant curved back splat carved into the richly figured wood with a ruyi-shaped medallion enclosing... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2016

A small huanghuali table, kangzhuo, 17th century

Lot 6001. A small huanghuali table, kangzhuo, 17th century. Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€8,900 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams. The two-board floating panel top set into a mitre, mortise-and-tenon frame with "ice-plate" edge over a separate recessed waist and elegantly carved xiangcai centered beaded apron half-lapped and tenoned to leaf-embellished cabriole legs, the top frame and legs fitted with elegant cut-out baitong brackets. 5 1/2 x 26 1/2 x 17 7/16in (14 x 67.2 x 44.2cm) ... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2016

A Dehua figure of seated Guanyin, late Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 1342. A Dehua figure of seated Guanyin, late Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The bodhisattva is shown seated in rajalilasana on a rockwork throne with right hand resting on her knee and wearing voluminous robes, a beaded necklace and a cowl draped above her floral-scroll tiara. 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) high Provenance: Captain J. Meuldijk Collection, the Netherlands. Notes: Compare the Dehua figure of Guanyin seated in a similar... [Lire la suite]