12 février 2019

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish, Turkey, 17th century

Lot 166. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish, Turkey, 17th century; 30.6cm. diam. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 3,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014. decorated in underglaze blue, viridian green and relief red with a central saz leaf surounded by carnations, tulips and rosettes, the rim with a simple stylised floral design, foliate motifs on exterior. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 08 Oct 2014
Posté par Alain Truong à 10:51 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,

12 février 2019

A pair of bronze figures of boys, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 713. A pair of bronze figures of boys, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 12¼ and 11¾ in. (31 and 30 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. Each boy is shown standing on a pedestal base and wears sash-tied pants, a torque hung with a ruyi-shaped pendant, bangles around his wrists and ankles, and has a hollow, rectangular basket strapped to his back.  Provenance: Anna Ilsley Ball Kneeland (1865-1955), New York, acquired 1918-1931, and thence by... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 09:59 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,
06 février 2019

An unusual archaistic rectangular bronze censer, 17th century

Lot 2715. An unusual archaistic rectangular bronze censer, 17th century; 22 cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 524,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 of archaic jade form, the rectangular straight-sided body crisply cast with trigrams at each corner and rising from a short splayed foot to a short straight neck with an everted square rim, set to the side with a pair of elephant head handles, the metal patinated to a rich dark toffee tone, the... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 21:38 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , ,
30 janvier 2019

A white jade 'Buffalo and standing boy' carving, 17th century

Lot 2805. A white jade 'Buffalo and standing boy' carving, 17th century; 7 cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimate 400,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 980,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 carved in the round with a recumbent buffalo, its muscular body well defined with a bushy tail curling around its hind leg, tied to the nostrils with a long rope grabbed by a standing boy, his hair tightly wound into a bun, dressed in a long-sleeved outfit and trousers, the celadon-tinged white stone with russet... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

An extremely rare rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 2525. An extremely rare rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 560,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. Finely carved supported on three tall curved feet, the hind foot curving backwards towards the rim to form a long handle carved in the form of a fierce dragon head, the narrow base flaring widely towards the everted rim bordered on both sides by a band of keyfret, encircled around the mid-section by... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2019

A rare and exceptionally carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, by Bao Tiancheng, 17th century

Lot 2644. A rare and exceptionally carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, by Bao Tiancheng, 17th century; 16.5 cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 14,100,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010.  of gently flaring form, intricately carved in various levels of relief around the exterior, depicting a lady and child standing at the door of a retreat conversing with two scholars, beneath a pine tree and wutong, with a further scholar and attendant standing with a... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2019

A rare and exceptionally well-carved 'Hundred Boys' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 1815. A rare and exceptionally well-carved 'Hundred Boys' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Weight: 24 oz. (683 gm.). Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 4,000,000. Price Realized HKD 25,300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The sides crisply carved in high relief with groups of children to the interior and exterior in a garden setting strewn with rockwork, pines, streams, a pavilion, and a bridge, some of the boys engaged in discussion under... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2019

A pair of huanghuali low-back armchairs (meiguiyi), 17th century

Lot 409. A pair of huanghuali low-back armchairs (meiguiyi), 17th century; Height 31 1/2  in., 80 cm; Width 20 7/8  in., 53 cm; Depth 17 in., 43.2 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2014. each with the rounded corner top rail pipe-joined to the stiles continuing through the seat frame to form the back legs, the arms with similar round corners mortised, tenoned and half-lapped to the stiles and pipe-joined to the posts, two horizontal... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 14:05 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,
22 janvier 2019

Four rhinoceros horn libation cups sold at Lempertz, 8 december 2018

Lot 831. An elegant and tall rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century. Total height 14.7 cm. Estimated price €60.000 - €80.000. Result: €93.750. © Lempertz With a handle in the shape of a pine tree spreading its branches over the rim into the interior of the cup, the outside finely carved with three scholars, a boy servant and a deer underneath trees and pines on river banks in a mountainous landscape. Minor losses to branches and the foot. 17th century. Wooden stand incised with a... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

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

Lot 1366. A huanghuali round-cornered tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century; 39 5/8 in. (100.6 cm.) high, 26 in. (66 cm.) wide, 14¼ in. (36.2 cm.) deep. Estimate $35,000 - $50,000. Price Realized $68,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The protruding top frame with beaded, rounded edges supported on corner posts of rounded square section framing the panel doors, opening from the removable center stile to reveal the shelved interior, all above plain aprons and spandrels on the front and... [Lire la suite]