18 octobre 2020

A rare zitan rectangular stool, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 103. A rare zitan rectangular stool, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 45 by 36 by h. 51 cm, 17 ¾ by 14 ⅛ by h. 20 in. Estimate: 250,000 - 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 693,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the top with a tongue and grooved inset panel set within a mitred frame with cusped corners above a constricted straight waist detailed with raised circular and elliptical motifs, all supported on a thin raised band and a beaded-edged apron accentuated ruyi motifs and further... [Lire la suite]

14 octobre 2020

A gilt-bronze rectangular seal with deer-form finial, 17th-18th century

Lot 924. A gilt-bronze rectangular seal with deer-form finial, 17th-18th century; 3 ¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The seal surmounted by a finial cast in the form of a deer with backward-turned head, the hair detailed with fine lines, the seal face with two characters reading qun ying. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired in 1964. Literature: The Arts Club of... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2020

A fine iron-decorated porcelain moon flask, Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 17th-18th century

Lot 1047. A fine iron-decorated porcelain moon flask, Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 17th-18th century; 8 1/4in (21.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 40,000-50,000. Sold for US$ 50,075 (€ 42,689). Courtesy Bonhams The vase set on a high oval foot and applied with cord runners on the sides, the circular sides decorated in underglaze iron with blossoming flowers, the vase covered in a clear glaze with a slight blue castWith a Japanese wood tomobako storage box inscribed Korai henko hanaire (Korean... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2020

A bronze rectangular censer, China, 17th-18th century

Lot 168. A bronze rectangular censer, China, 17th-18th century. Largeur: 12 cm. (4 ¾ in.) ; hauteur: 6 cm. (2 3/8 in.) Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000. Price realised EUR 87,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Reposant sur quatre petits pieds droits, la panse rectangulaire est flanquée par deux anses angulaires. La base porte une inscription à trois caractères Qing De Tang. Provenance: Previously in a European private collection. Christie's. Art d'Asie, Paris, 23 June 2020.... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2020

A large huanghuali brush pot, bitong, 17th-18th century

Lot 3297. A large huanghuali brush pot, bitong, 17th-18th century; 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of massive proportions and plain cylindrical form, the sides have an attractive grain. The base is fitted with a circular plug. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 23 March 1999, lot 16. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

A large huanghuali brush pot, bitong, 17th-18th century

Lot 3293. A large huanghuali brush pot, bitong, 17th-18th century; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The brush pot is of slightly tapered cylindrical form, the thick sides have a well-figured grain. The base is fitted with a plug. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 23 March 1999, lot 70. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2020

A large bronze archaistic jar, lei, 17th-18th century

Lot 3289. A large bronze archaistic jar, lei, 17th-18th century; 19 1/8 in. (48.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The jar is cast in relief on the body with a band of pendent blades enclosing taotie masks between bands of archaistic kui dragons separated by flanges. The shoulder is decorated with a band of similar dragons separated by whorl motifs, and is flanked by a pair of handles in the... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2020

A huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 3288. A huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, 17th-18th century; 139 ¾ in. (101 cm.) high, 21 ¼ in. (54 cm.) wide, 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sweeping crest rail, reinforced by baitong mounts, terminates in outswept hooks above shaped stiles and forms an elegant curve above the slightly curved back splat which is finely carved with a stylized ruyi head flanked by... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A rare bronze goose-form censer, 17th-18th century

Lot 3270. A rare bronze goose-form censer, 17th-18th century; 10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm.) long. Estimate $20,000 – $30,000. Price Realized $68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The censer is made in two sections as a goose standing with its head turned to the side and its mouth open, the curled feathers of the wings and tail well cast. There is an arrangement of four small holes below the tail for the release of incense smoke, and an apocryphal Xuande mark is cast in a line on the breast. The figure is now... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2020

A carved ivory comb depicting Krishna, South India, 17th-18th century

Lot 123. A carved ivory comb depicting Krishna, South India, 17th-18th century; 14.2cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500  GBP. Photo Sotheby's carved in relief on both sides, one side depicting dancing Krishna and the reverse showing the infant Balakrishna suckling from Yashoda's breast, supported on a lotus pedestal flanked by yalis and surrounded by acanthus scrolls emanating from a kirtimuka, old collection inventory number SE5.46 in black ink. ... [Lire la suite]