20 mars 2019

A yellow jade 'Boys and Cat' group, 17th-18th century

Lot 249. A yellow jade 'Boys and Cat' group, 17th-18th century. Height 2 1/2  in., 6.4 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 125,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. supported on a short stem-foot encircled by a raised fillet, the body rising conically before sweeping in at the shoulder to a cylindrical neck and galleried rim, stylized 'cicada' pendants carved in low relief extending from the shoulder down the body, the neck, shoulder, and lower body each set with four beast-mask handles carved... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2019

A rare soapstone 'duck' water coupe, 17th-18th century

Lot 582. A rare soapstone 'duck' water coupe, 17th-18th century; 4in (10cm) long. Estimate: US$2,500 - US$4,000. Sold for US$ 81,325 (€ 71,658) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Carved in the form of a mandarin duck with a leaf-shaped sail feather rising behind the overlapping feathers of the lower wing and the curling feathers across its breast, a leafy water weed tendril grasped in its mouth, the hollowed interior covered by a stopper finished with a finial of curling flower petals, the pale straw... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

Bonhams celebrates Asia Week with four sales from March 18-20

  Lot 522. An exceptionally rare pair of Imperial famille rose 'quails and chrysanthemums' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735); 3 3/4in (9.5cm) diam. Estimate $300,000–500,000 (€ 260,000 - 440,000). Sold for US$ 1,040,075 (€ 919,769) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams announces Asia Week New York from March 18 to 20, which includes a series of four auctions - Chinese Works of Art on March 18, Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art on... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2019

A large and impressive zitan luohan bed, luohanchuang, 17th-18th century with modifications

Lot 1668. A large and impressive zitan luohan bed, luohanchuang, 17th-18th century with modifications; 41 in. (104 cm.) high, 86 ¾ in. (220.3 cm.) wide, 57 ¾ in. (146.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hard mat seat is set into the rectangular frame above the narrow waist and plain, beaded aprons crisply carved with chilong confronted on a central medallion enclosing stylized mythical beasts, the side aprons further carved... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A rare huanghuali 'imitation bamboo' square table with 'giant's arm' braces, 17th-18th Century

Lot 317. A rare huanghuali 'imitation bamboo' square table with 'giant's arm' braces, 17th-18th Century; 32 1/2 by 39 by 39 in., 82.5 by 99 by 99 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 114,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with large floating-panel top set on a frame with four corner legs of circular section set on low apron and supporting stretchers all carved to imitate lengths of bamboo, with naturalistic nodes overall, the legs particularly well carved with nodes of increasing... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A rare ornately carved huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, 17th-18th Century

Lot 308. A rare ornately carved huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, 17th-18th Century; 40 1/2 by 24 1/2 by 19 in., 102.8 by 62.2 by 48.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 132,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the five-member crestrail terminating in rounded hand-grips, set on rounded straight backposts and 'goose-neck' front posts continuing through the seat frame to the straight legs of circular section secured by lobed and cusped aprons on all sides, secured by equal-height... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2019

An outstanding huanghuali single-board recessed-leg long table with trellis panels, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty

Lot 307. An outstanding huanghuali single-board recessed-leg long table with trellis panels, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th Century; 31 1/2 by 90 3/4 by 18 1/2 in., 80 by 230.5 by 47 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Lot sold 180,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's with spectacular thick single-board top with central large 'ghost-face' whorls and flanking subsidiary whorls and superb grain overall, butted on the ends with upright grooved everted flanges, the outer edge with a... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2019

A huanghuali round-corner tapered kang cabinet, yuanjiao kanggui, 17th-18th century

Lot 159. A huanghuali round-corner tapered kang cabinet, yuanjiao kanggui, 17th-18th century;32 in. (81.3 cm.) high, 22 7/8 in. (58.1 cm.) wide, 14 in. (35.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price Realized: USD 116,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. The protruding round-corner top supported on slightly splayed corner posts of round section, enclosing the rectangular single-panel doors opening from the removable center stile to reveal the shelved interior, all above plain narrow aprons and apron-head... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2019

Dr. Peter M. Greiner (1940-2013) Collection of Chinese Ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 18 - 19 September 2014

Lot 784. A rare Yueyao carved dish, 10th century; 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The shallow dish is carved on the interior with a large flower head with overlapping petals, and is covered allover with a glaze of olive color that continues over the wedge-shaped foot to cover the base. Provenance: The Collection of the late Mrs. A. Kok-Viersen, sold by order of J.A.Witte, Esq., 28 May 1974, lot 49Dr. Peter M. Greiner... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A finely carved white jade archaistic rhyton, China, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 804. A finely carved white jade archaistic rhyton, China, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 639,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 The lower body carved in relief around the sides with a sweeping, abstract design of a finely detailed, winged dragon, its head forming the base, all below a narrow rope-twist border separating it from a field of small detached scrolls on the upper body, with a narrow key-fret band... [Lire la suite]