08 novembre 2019

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century

Lot 54. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The finely modelled figure is seated on rocks wearing voluminous robes that fall in graceful folds around the body. She holds a child with a lotus bud in his hand on her raised knee. She wears a beaded necklace and and the hair is elegantly coiffed in a topknot adorned with jewellery. The figure is covered overall in a creamy glaze of ivory tone. The... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2019

A gold-splashed bronze tripod incense burner and stand, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3657. A  gold-splashed bronze tripod incense burner and stand, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 16.3 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD (19,100 - 31,833 USD). Lot sold 225,000 HKD (28,649 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's cast with a bombé body rising from three tapering legs to a waisted neck and everted rim, all surmounted by a pair of handles, the base centred with a recessed cartouche enclosing an apocryphal four-character Xuande seal... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

A large gold-splashed bronze rectangular incense burner, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3646. A large gold-splashed bronze rectangular incense burner, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; approx. 212 by 125.5 cm, 83 1/2  by 49 3/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD (38,199 - 50,932 USD). Lot sold 375,000 HKD (47,749 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's well cast with rounded sides rising to a waisted neck and gently everted rim, the rim surmounted by a pair of upright loop handles, all supported on four tapering legs, the base centred with a... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2019

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 17th-18th Century

Lot 184. A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 17th-18th Century; 39 cm. long. Estimate: £ 3 000 - £ 4 000. Sold for £ 13,812 (€ 16,048). Courtesy Bonhams. the double-edged steel blade of curved form with two fullers and chiseled palmette motif near forte, the jade hilt with curved foliate quillons, a flowerhead between, the grip with foliate vine to outer edge curling around the pommel, the pommel with a large flowerhead. Provenance: James Baillie Fraser, 15th Laird of... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

An oval gem set jade amulet, India, 17th-18th century

Lot 94. An oval gem set jade amulet, India, 17th-18th century; 1 in. (2.1 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,700 - USD 38,550). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Arabic inscription from the Quar'an set with rubies, the reverse decorated with a four petal emerald flower with a central diamond.   Note: This beautiful ruby-inlaid jade talisman bears a popular extract from Qur'an XI, sura al-hud, part of v.88. This extract is often used on seals as a talisman,... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2019

A blue and white and underglaze-red ‘Immortals’ bowl and a blue-ground ‘dragon’ bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 31. A blue and white and underglaze-red ‘Immortals’ bowl and a blue-ground ‘dragon’ bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Larger: 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam., boxes. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 6,411 - USD 10,257). Price realised HKD 112,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 An inscribed rectangular cartouche on one side of the largest dragon censer names the devotee as Li Shengfu, wood stands. Property of the Quek Kiok Lee Collection. Provenance: ‘Immortals’... [Lire la suite]

02 octobre 2019

A celadon-ground blue and white ‘deer and crane’ vase and a celadon-ground underglaze-blue and copper-red ‘deer and crane’ vase,

Lot 29. A celadon-ground blue and white ‘deer and crane’ vase and a celadon-ground underglaze-blue and copper-red ‘deer and crane’ vase, meiping, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; Larger: 10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,257 - USD 15,386). Price realised HKD 93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Property of the Quek Kiok Lee Collection. Provenance: Meiping vase: Sold at Sotheby’s London, 6 November 1973, lot 36. Christie's. The... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2019

A huanghuali recessed-leg table, 17th-18th century

Lot 899. A huanghuali recessed-leg table, 17th-18th century; 31 ¾ in. (80.6 cm.) high, 60 ¾ in. (154.3 cm.) wide, 21 1/8 in. (53.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The rectangular frame is set with a single floating panel above the plain apron and spandrels. The whole is supported on legs of round section joined by pairs of stretchers. Provenance: Robert Ansteth, Ltd., Honolulu, 1960.John Yeon (1910-1994) Collection, Portland,... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2019

A pair of huanghuali 'southern official's hat' armchairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 874. A pair of huanghuali 'southern official's hat' armchairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century; 45 in. (114.3 cm.) high, 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) wide, 18 in. (45.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each has a curved crestrail supported on curved rear posts and an S-shaped splat. The arm rails are supported on slender standing stiles that terminate in the front posts above the soft mat seat and cusped, beaded aprons and plain,... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2019

A rare pair of huanghuali rectangular waisted stools, changfangdeng, 17th-18th century

Lot 872. A rare pair of huanghuali rectangular waisted stools, changfangdeng, 17th-18th century; 20 ¼ in. (51.3 cm.) high, 19 ¾ in. (51 cm.) wide, 18 3/8 in. (46.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each stool has a soft mat seat set within a rectangular frame with beaded edge, above a narrow waist and plain, beaded aprons. The whole is supported on slightly inward-curved, thick, beaded legs of square section joined by... [Lire la suite]