20 avril 2018

An Indian sword with Firangi blade and scabbard, 17th-18th century

Lot 159. An Indian sword with Firangi blade and scabbard, 17th-18th century; 107.5cm. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the straight watered steel blade with a gilt parasol-shaped mark, the basket hilt decorated throughout with fine gilt interlacing scrolls, the later red velvet-covered scabbard with silver chape decorated with foliate designs. Note: InscriptionsSurah 61 (al-Saff), part of v.13, and the word Allah 'Help from God [and] a speedy victory, God'The... [Lire la suite]

10 avril 2018

A large Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century 

Lot 2304. A large Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The elegant figure is shown standing barefoot on a base of swirling waves with her head turned to one side providing a serene expression. Her upswept hair is dressed in a topknot fastened with a ruyi-shaped pin, her body draped with a loose robe with heavy folds partially covering the bare... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle

Lot 260. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle; 18,5 cm, 7 1/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 EUR. Lot Sold 600,750 EUR. Photo Sotheby's 2011 à décor finement sculpté de trois personnages, l'un traversant la rivière sur une embarcation légère, un autre pêchant assis sur la rive, le dernier debout puisant de l'eau dans un paysage rocailleux planté de glycines, bananiers et pins dont les branches se continuent à... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

A rhinoceros horn leaf-shaped brushwasher, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century 

Lot 2170. A rhinoceros horn leaf-shaped brushwasher, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 4 7/16 in. (11.1 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The brushwasher is carved in the form of a open upturned leaf with a cicada rendered in high relief on the interior. The exterior is carved with veins rendered in shallow relief with a few seemingly rough patches to simulate worming. Provenance: Acquired in New York, 1998. ... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2018

A rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha enthroned, 17th-18th century

Lot 1041. A rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha enthroned, 17th-18th century; 30 ¼ in. (76.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 684,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Shakyamuni sits in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base atop a rectangular throne centered with the flaming triratna motif and flanked by Buddhist lions. He holds his hands in bhumisparshamudra, the earth-touching gesture, and is clad in voluminous robes. The face is... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A zitan corner-leg table, 17th-18th century

Lot 966. A zitan corner-leg table, 17th-18th century; 34 ¾ in. (88.3 cm.) high, 38 ½ in. (97.8 cm.) square. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 100,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The paneled top is set within the square frame above a narrow waist and plain aprons. The whole is raised on legs of round section terminating in hoof feet joined by humpback stretchers. Provenance: Private collection, North America.Christie's New York, 16 September 2010, lot... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2018

A very rare huanghuali ‘Southern official’s hat’ armchair, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 978. A very rare huanghuali ‘Southern official’s hat’ armchair, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century; 46 ¼ in. (117.5 cm.) high, 21 ½ in. (54.6 cm.) wide, 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The chair has a curved crest rail supported on curved rear posts and an S-shaped splat. The arm rails are supported on slender, tapering standing stiles that terminate in the front posts above the soft mat seat,... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A rare pair of huanghuali square cabriole-leg stools, 17th-18th century

Lot 948. A rare pair of huanghuali square cabriole-leg stools, 17th-18th century; 20 ¾ in. (52.7 cm.) high, 18 ¾ in. (47.6 cm.) square. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 432,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each has a mat seat set in the square frame above a narrow waist and shaped, beaded aprons. The whole is raised on elegant, beaded cabriole legs joined by humpback stretchers and terminating in scroll feet. Provenance: Chan Shing Kee, Hong Kong, November 1994. ... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2018

An amber 'Lotus' brushwasher, 17th-18th century

Lot 41. An amber 'Lotus' brushwasher, 17th-18th century; 9.5cm., 3 ¾ in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. naturalistically modelled in the form of a curled leaf, borne on bundled stems issuing large lotus blooms and buds to the sides, the amber of an attractive translucent orange tone, the ivory stand carved with a pair of chilong and further lotus leaves and pods. Quantité: 2. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2018

A boxwood 'lingzhi' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3164. A boxwood 'lingzhi' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 40.5 cm., 15 7/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 naturalistically carved in openwork in the form of a gnarled branch of lingzhi, the terminal shaped in the form of a large fungus head, the crooked shaft issuing a secondary sprig sprouting an attendant fungus and a third fungus at the... [Lire la suite]