14 juillet 2020

A Tianhuang 'bixie' seal signed Zhou Bin, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century

Lot 119. A Tianhuang 'bixie' seal signed Zhou Bin, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century; 3.8 by 1.9 by 1.9 cm, 1 1/2  by  3/4  by  3/4  in., 25.32 gr. Estimate HKD 300,000 — 500,000. Price  realised HKD 600,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  the golden-orange stone skilfully carved with a square-section base surmounted by a finial shaped as a bixie seated on its haunches with the head turned towards its left, the beast... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2020

A Nanmu carving of a lingzhi, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century

Lot 5050. A Nanmu carving of a lingzhi, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century; 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Sold for 137,500 HKD (16,269 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. carved in the form of natural lingzhi fungus sprigs, the wood of a golden brown tone, hardwood stand, together with a painting by the Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat. Provenance: The Jiansongge Collection.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 11th April 2008,... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

An archaistic bronze vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century

Lot 5070. An archaistic bronze vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century; 13.6 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Sold for 250,000 HKD (29,580 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the heavily cast vessel of rectangular section, the pear-shaped body rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck and a flared mouth, the shoulder cast with a pair of lion mask handles, the neck cast in low relief with a band of archaistic kui dragons against... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2019

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, signed He Chaozong, 17th–18th century

Lot 327. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, signed He Chaozong, 17th–18th century; 15 cm, 5 7/8  in.. Estimate HKD 40,000 — 60,000. Lot Sold 162,500 HKD (20,759 USD). © Sotheby's. seated in lalitasana on a jagged rock next to a scroll, the reverse impressed with a He Chaozong seal mark within a double gourd. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2018

A rare gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Qing dynasty, 17th – 18th century

Lot 645. A rare gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Qing dynasty, 17th – 18th century; 11.3 cm, 4 1/2  in. h. 3.9 to 9.8 cm, 1 1/2  to 3 7/8  in. Estimate 450,000 — 600,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated in vajraparyankasana on a double-lotus base with the hands folded in dhyanamudra, further adorned with turquoise-inset jewellery, the sealed base with a double-vajra. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 may 2018, 11:15 AM ... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2017

A rhinoceros horn 'loquat' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th – 18th century

Lot 3644. A rhinoceros horn 'loquat' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th – 18th century, 18.6 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD (75,632 EUR) (80,431 USD). Photo: Sotheby's skilfully carved in the form of a furled loquat leaf with a serrated rim, one side of the leaf depicted borne on a gnarled branch extending downwards to form the handle and base, the branch issuing branches of loquats and leaves enveloping the exterior of the vessel, the smoothly patinated surface of a... [Lire la suite]

07 avril 2017

A rhinoceros horn 'Three friends' libation cup, 17th – 18th century

Lot 3646. A rhinoceros horn 'Three friends' libation cup, 17th – 18th century, overall height 20 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (90,759 EUR) (96,518 USD). Photo: Sotheby's the flared sides carved in various levels of relief depicting the Three Friends of Winter, including flowering prunus, leafy bamboo and two parallel knotted pine tree forming a double handle, all issuing from cragged rockwork forming the base, the horn of a dark honey-brown tone, fitted wood... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2016

Dagger with Sheath, Indian, Mughal, 17th–18th century & Turkish, Ottoman, 19th century

Dagger with Sheath. Hilt, Indian, Mughal, 17th–18th century; blade and sheath, Turkish, Ottoman, 19th century. Steel, nephrite, gold, emerald, ruby, diamond, sapphire, jade. H. with sheath 19 3/16 in. (48.7 cm); H. without sheath 18 3/16 in. (46.2 cm); W. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); Wt. 13.1 oz. (371.4 g); Wt. of sheath 6 oz. (170.1 g). Gift of Giulia P. Morosini, in memory of her father, Giovanni P. Morosini, 1923. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 23.232.7a, b © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The inscription on the blade... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2016

A yellow jade 'yingxiong' group, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century

Lot 203. A yellow jade 'yingxiong' group, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. skilfully worked in the round as a falcon perched atop the muscular back of a recumbent mythical beast, forming the rebus yingxiong (champion), the stone of an attractive warm yellow colour with faint russet inclusions and dark speckles - 5.7 cm, 2 2/8  in. Deftly modelled in the round, this piece is notable for its naturalistic rendering of the bird which... [Lire la suite]
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08 octobre 2016

Four rhinoceros horn libation cups sold at Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 05 oct. 2016

   Lot 3668. An inscribed rhinoceros horn 'river landscape' libation cup, by Sheng Fugong, 17th century. Estimation 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,960,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.  of conical form, the flaring sides tapering to a rounded square base, carved around the exterior in high relief with a continuous riverscape detailed with figures engaging in various activities, including two inside a pavilion, another holding an umbrella and walking near a bridge, another looking out a pavilion and conversing with... [Lire la suite]