15 février 2018

A blue and white bowl, 17th century

Lot 1200. A blue and white bowl, 17th century; 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The exterior is decorated with six flaming Buddhist wheels between decorative borders. The interior is similarly decorated. The base is inscribed with a Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue.  Note: A similar Jiajing-marked bowl was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 22 May 1985, lot 83. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2018

A huanghuali mirror stand, 17th century

Lot 957. A huanghuali mirror stand, 17th century; 16 ¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high, 12 ½ in. (31.7 cm.) wide, 8 ¾ in. (22.3 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The shaped back is carved with a large openwork circular medallion intricately carved with a flowering tree, with two shaped side panels. The whole is raised on a rectangular base with three drawers and supported on squat, incurved feet. Provenance: Grace Wu Bruce, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2018

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

Lot 977. A huanghuali round-corner tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century; 74 7/8 in. (190.2 cm.) high, 36 ¼ in. (92.1 cm.) wide, 19 5/8 in. (49.8 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 468,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The beautifully-proportioned cabinet is constructed with a rounded rectangular double-molded and beaded top, supported on elegantly splayed legs of double-molded and beaded square section. The large panels of the doors are set within... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2018

A large gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin,17th century

Lot 88. A large gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin,17th century; 49.5cm., 19 ½ in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 266,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014 cast seated in dhyanasana with the right hand raised holding the end of a willow stem and the left hand supporting a cup, dressed in long robes engraved with lotus scrolls at the hem, opening at the chest to reveal beaded necklaces, the contemplative face framed by elongated earlobes suspending ornate earrings, the tall headdress... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2018

A cloisonné enamel 'Xuanwu' water dropper, 17th century

Lot 133. A cloisonné enamel 'Xuanwu' water dropper, 17th century; 13cm., 5 1/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014 modelled in the form of a turtle standing four square with a gilt-bronze snake curled on its back, the turtle grasping a coup in its mouth, decorated with stylised archaistic scrolls reserved on a turquoise ground. Note: A water dropper of this type was included in the exhibition Chinesisches Cloisonné Die Sammlung Pierre Uldry, Museum Rietberg,... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2018

A carved ivory 'Phoenix' brushpot, 17th century

Lot 258. A carved ivory 'Phoenix' brushpot, 17th century; 14.2 cm, 5 9/16  in. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Lot sold 5,625 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. with a slightly curved cylindrical body, the exterior carved in low relief with a continuous scene depicting two phoenix soaring with folded and outstretched wings respectively above large craggy rockwork and blossoming peonies, the tranquil setting arboured with bamboo shoots, lingzhi and pine trees.  Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2018

Flute (xiao) with incised decoration of a phoenix, inscribed Ming Feng (the call of phoenix), 17th Century

Flute (xiao) with incised decoration of a phoenix, inscribed Ming Feng (the call of phoenix), 17th Century, late Ming or early Qing dynasty. Porcelain, Dehua ware, 23 1/2 × 1 1/4 in. (59.7 × 3.1 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001; SN11122.123. © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
31 janvier 2018

A rare and unusual 'huanghuali' square table (kangji), 17th century

Lot 343. A rare and unusual 'huanghuali' square table (kangji), 17th century; 11 1/2 by 30 3/4 by 30 3/4 in., 29.3 by 78 by 78 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 158,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. the two panel top set within a square frame, all above a waisted section carved and pierced with archaistic scrolls and simulated bamboo nodes on each corner, continuing down to the shaped apron carved with confronting dragons, flanked by animal-head cabriole legs terminating in claw and... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2018

A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Wen Chang, 17th century

Lot 243. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Wen Chang, 17th century; 37.8cm., 14 7/8 in. Estimate 4,000—6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 46,850 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2009 the figure holding a small scroll in his left hand, wearing a peaked hat and loose-fitting robes, seated on a rockwork base, impressed He Chaozong mark. Note: For a similar example, attributed to circa 1620-50, holding a ruyi sceptre and leaning on a rockwork ledge, see Rose Kerr, Blanc de Chine: Porcelain from Dehua,... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

Brenske Gallery at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 20c

John the Baptist, Russia, 17th century, 31 x 26.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Hamburg. Church Father Basil and St. Basil 'the Fool', Russia, 17th century, 31.5 x 25.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Hamburg. Holy Trinity, Russia, early 18th century, 31 x 27.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Munich Brenske Gallery at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 20c. Fuerstenrieder Strasse 279ADE-81377... [Lire la suite]