21 avril 2019

A large wucai jar, 17th century

    Lot 101. A large wucai jar, 17th century; 15 ½ in. (39.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. With large fish panels reserved on a paneled ground, metal mounts and cover. Note: Large jars or tibores were often fitted in Mexico with locking mounts, usually of iron, and used as chocolateros.  Christie's. The Tibor Collection: A Noble Eye for Chinese Export, New York, 10... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2019

A pale celadon jade 'Hero' arrow head, 17th century

Lot 3722. A pale celadon jade 'Hero' arrow head, 17th century; 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the tubular pebble hollowed and worked in the round, depicting an eagle standing atop a crouching bear, the bird finely detailed with folded wings and neat feathers, below a horizontal ropetwist fillet and cap, the stone of an even pale celadon tone. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 April 2019 ... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2019

A Pair of Huanghuali Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, Quanyi, Late Ming Dynasty, 17th Century

Lot 3437. A Pair of Huanghuali Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, Quanyi, Late Ming Dynasty, 17th Century; L 45cm W 67cm H 93cm. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (USD 127,370 - 191,055). Lot sold HKD 1,180,000 (USD 150,297). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, 2 april 2019
26 mars 2019

A famille-verte 'Kuixing' brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 17th Century

Lot 357. A famille-verte 'Kuixing' brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 17th Century. Height 5 1/4  in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the waisted cylindrical form flaring at the rim and supported on a slightly stepped and splayed base, brightly enameled around the exterior depicting a scholar seated at a table studying by candlelight in an austere study, an inscribed screen overhead, beyond the small pavilion the God of Literature in characteristic pose... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

A rare 'tianqi' and 'qiangjin' lacquer 'Dragon' incense stand (xiangji), 17th century

Lot 714. A rare 'tianqi' and 'qiangjin' lacquer 'Dragon' incense stand (xiangji), 17th century. Height 40 1/4  in., 102.2 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 200,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely incised and colored in varying shades of red, green and burnt umber transmuting to black, all picked out with traces of gold filling within the incisions, the large circular top finely incised and gilt with two pairs of confronting writhing... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A rare huanghuali trestle-leg table, qiaotou'an, 17th century

Lot 1663. A rare huanghuali trestle-leg table, qiaotou'an, 17th century; 36 1/8 in. (91.8 cm.) high, 74 ½ in. (189.2 cm.) wide, 19 7/8 in. (50.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The two-panel top is set into a molded, rectangular frame fitted with everted ends above beaded aprons and shaped spandrels pierced with a ruyi motif. The whole is raised on finely beaded trestle legs fitted with a rectangular, openwork panel above plain aprons and spandrels and... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2019

A rare huanghuali 'four-corners exposed official's hat' armchair, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th century

Lot 1666. A rare huanghuali 'four-corners exposed official's hat' armchair, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th century; 46 in. (116.8 cm.) high, 27 in. (68.5 cm.) wide, 22 in. (55.8 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The curved, protruding crestrail is supported on an S-shaped splat and elegantly curved rear posts which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms rails are supported on curved stiles and extend beyond the front posts. The soft mat seat is set in the rectangular... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A huanghuali canopy bed, jiazichuang, 17th century

Lot 1662. A huanghuali canopy bed, jiazichuang, 17th century; 89 ½ in. (227.3 cm.) high, 83 in. (210.8 cm.) wide, 48 in. (121.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The mat seat is set in a rectangular frame above the narrow waist and shaped, beaded aprons carved with confronted chilong amidst scrolls. The whole is raised on cabriole legs carved with lion masks terminating in paw feet. The posts are joined on all sides by openwork railings carved with stylized... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2019

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

Lot 1667. A rare huanghuali and huamu round-corner tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century;70 in. (177.8 cm.) high, 36 ¼ in. (92 cm.) wide, 19 ½ in.(49.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The beautifully proportioned cabinet is constructed with a rounded, protruding, rectangular, molded top supported on elegantly splayed legs of rounded square section. The doors are constructed from two large panels of attractively grained huanghuali on either... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A very rare pair of huanghuali low-back armchairs, fushouyi, 17th century

Lot 1664. A very rare pair of huanghuali low-back armchairs, fushouyi, 17th century; 38 ½ in. (97.8 cm.) high, 22 ¼ in. (56.5 cm.) wide, 18 in. (46 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each has an elegantly curved top rail carved with high, rounded corners that continue to the curving back posts and extend through the frame of a mat seat to form the rear legs. The back posts are joined by a low horizontal back panel carved in openwork with two confronted dragons... [Lire la suite]