24 janvier 2020

A magnificent rhinoceros horn 'Hawks' libation cup, signed You Kan, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 210. A magnificent rhinoceros horn 'Hawks' libation cup, signed You Kan, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Height 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm; Length 5 1/2 in., 14 cm; Depth 3 3/8 in., 8.6 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot sold 362,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the tall horn superbly carved in high relief as a pair of hawks by a gnarled tree with branches growing from the sides of a mountain ledge, several entwined branches forming the handle, and a few leafy twigs... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'Trees and rocks' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 205. A rhinoceros horn 'Trees and rocks' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Length 6 1/4 in., 16 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's of quadrilobed section, supported on a pedestal foot, the exterior carved with a continuous scene of ancient trees growing amid fantastic rocks, a large undercut pine tree at one end forming the handle, the horn an even dark brown color, wood stand (2).  Property from the... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'Squirrel and grapevine' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 204. A rhinoceros horn 'Squirrel and grapevine' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Length 6 1/2 in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 31,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's carved as overlapping leaves, the exterior with flowering branches and squirrels clambering over leafy fruiting grapevines, gnarled vines forming the base, further vines borne with grapes trailing over into the interior, wood stand (2).  Provenance: Acquired in Los Angeles circa... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

A very rare zitan folding stool, jiaowu, 17th-18th century

  Lot 1580. A very rare zitan folding stool, jiaowu, 17th-18th century; 18 7/8 in. (48 cm.) high, 23 in. (59 cm.) wide, 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 147,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013.  The stool is of elegant form with a woven seat joined by two thick members forming the upper frame, above two pairs of hinged legs of circular section joined at the middle with metal hardware and at the front by the footrest above a... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2020

A huanghuali waisted daybed, ta, 17th-18th century

Lot 1569. A huanghuali waisted daybed, ta, 17th-18th century; 17¼ in. (43.7 cm.) high, 75 in. (190.5 cm.) wide, 31 7/8 in. (81 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 315,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013.  The well-proportioned bed has a narrow waist, which supports a sturdy rectangular frame enclosing the hard mat seat. The bed is raised on sturdy, slightly inward curving legs of square section, connected by shaped, beaded aprons carved in relief... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2020

Four 'Dehua' figures and groups, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 37. Four 'Dehua' figures and groups, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Height of tallest 4 1/4 in., 10.8 cm. Estimate  3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 4,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the first a figural group of a lady and a gentleman standing on a square plinth, the lady holding the stalk of a flowering narcissus plant; the second, a group of three musicians seated in a grotto; the third, a seated Guanyin holding a scroll in the left hand over the right knee, an impressed... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2020

A huanghuali and burlwood corner leg side table (tiaozhuo), 17th-18th century

Lot 29. A huanghuali and burlwood corner leg side table (tiaozhuo), 17th-18th century. Height 31 in., 78.7 cm; Width 35 3/4  in., 98.8 cm; Depth 20 3/8  in., 51.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 118,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of simianping, 'four sides flush' form, with a single top panel of well-figured burlwood enclosed by a wide, straight-edged frame set directly upon slender corner legs of square section terminating in high hoof feet, the underside with... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

An unusual small blue and white bottle vase, 17th-18th century

Lot 1401. An unusual small blue and white bottle vase, 17th-18th century; 5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013. The compressed pear-shaped body is decorated with four shou- character roundels surrounded by a border of ruyi heads reserved on the white ground below a ruyi band at the top of the neck and the everted rim. An unglazed foot ring encircles the countersunk base. Provenance: Tim and Sally Turner... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2020

An unusual white-glazed incised 'dragon' dish, 17th-18th century

Lot 1344. An unusual white-glazed incised 'dragon' dish, 17th-18th century; 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The dish has shallow sides that are angled above the foot and then flare towards the everted, flat rim, and is carved in the bottom of the interior with the coiled body of a five-clawed dragon. The dish is covered overall with a slightly blue-toned white glaze., cloth box. Provenance: J.M. Hu... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

Two Dehua baluster vases, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3455. Two Dehua baluster vases, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 14 3/4 in. (37.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. Each vase is potted with an elongated slender body below a trumpet mouth. It is further decorated at each side of the gently sloped shoulder with a pair of moulded lion-masks, below an indentation encircling the lower neck. Each base is impressed with an apocryhal Xuande seal mark. The glaze is of... [Lire la suite]