30 avril 2020

A bamboo 'Tiger hunt' brushpot, bitong, 17th-early 18th century

Lot 231. A bamboo 'Tiger hunt' brushpot, bitong, 17th-early 18th century; 15.2cm., 6 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, deftly carved and pierced with an evocative landscape in which six equestrian figures give chase and encircle a tiger, five of the horsemen armed with bows and arrows, with the sixth brandishing a swirling mace, all supported on three integral low tab feet. Sotheby's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2020

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square-corner cabinet, fangjiaogui, 17th-early 18th century

Lot 1356. A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square-corner cabinet, fangjiaogui, 17th-early 18th century; 70¾ in. (180 cm.) high, 35¼ in. (89.5 cm.) wide, 18¾ in. (47.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of square corner form, inlaid in mother-of-pearl in the interior with a basket of flowers and clusters of flowers emerging from rockwork, separated by a single shelf and flanked by further floral inlays, above the panel doors fitted flush and... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2020

A huanghuali horseshoe-backed chair, quanyi, 17th-early 18th century

Lot 30. A huanghuali horseshoe-backed chair, quanyi, 17th-early 18th century; 100 by 61 by 47cm., 39 3/8  by 24 by 18 1/2 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded crestrail comprising five sections, supported by straight back posts and curved front and side posts, the gently curving central backsplat carved in relief with stylised confronting chilong enclosed within a ruyi-shaped medallion flanked by cusped... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2016

A 'Dehua' winepot, 17th-early 18th century

Lot 299. A 'Dehua' winepot, 17th-early 18th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's of globular form set to one side with a small, curved spout and raised on three bracket feet, the six faceted sides molded in high relief with shaped oval panels depicting scenes of scholars and attendants in various landscapes, surmounted by an upright handle, the hexagonal cover topped with a crouching lion-form finial (2) - Height 8 1/2  in., 21.6 cm From the Collection of Richard Lehman... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2016

A Dehua beaker vase, 17th-early 18th century

Lot 1336. A Dehua beaker vase, 17th-early 18th century. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The vase of gu shape has been left plain and covered with a glaze of ivory color that continues over the trumpet-shaped mouth into the interior of the neck. 15 3/8 in. (39.2 cm.) high, wood stand, Japanese wood box.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 16 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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26 août 2016

A Dehua stem bowl, 17th-early 18th century

Lot 1336. A Dehua stem bowl, 17th-early 18th century. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The bowl with everted rim is encircled by a bow-string band, and is raised on a spreading pedestal foot with solid recessed base pierced with a vent hole. The glaze is of ivory tone. 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) high, 5 ¼ in. (13.4 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box.  Provenance: Segando, acquired in the early 20th century.   Note: A very similar stem bowl of the same size was included in... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2015

MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: The James E. Sowell Collection, Part III, Japanese porcelain

Over a period of twenty years James Sowell slowly assembled the best collection of Chinese porcelain birds, animals and figures in the country. Not only comprehensive, the Sowell Collection features jewels of top quality in each category it encompasses, from important, large pairs of majestic birds, courtiers and exotic animals to charming and colorful figures of laughing boys and courting couples. The collection resided happily in the Sowells’ Dallas home surrounded by classic English furniture of the Georgian period. In 2008... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2015

A Dehua seated Guanyin and attendants, 17th-early 18th century

A Dehua seated Guanyin and attendants, 17th-early 18th century. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,600). Photo: Bonhams. In her incarnation of Songzi, Giver of Children, the crowned deity sits on a rockwork plinth holding a child and flanked by a book and an amphora resting on rocky outcroppings above her attendants Longnu and Shancai flanking two dragon fish emerging from waves, the serene deity in deep contemplation. 13 1/4in (33.6cm) high Provenance: circular label of S. Marchant and Sons... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2015

A very rare pair of huanghuali bamboo-form continuous horseshoe-back armchairs,quanyi, China, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty

A very rare pair of huanghuali bamboo-form continuous horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, China, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-early 18th century. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each with wide sweeping crestrail above the S-shaped splat, supported on deeply curved standing stiles and terminating in the front legs, the hard mat seats set within the rectangular frame with rounded edge above simple shaped aprons carved in imitation of bamboo, the legs joined by stepped... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2015

A blue and white ingot-form cup, 17th-early 18th century

A blue and white ingot-form cup, 17th-early 18th century. Estimate $6,000 – $8,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The rising sides of the cup are painted with the 'Three Friends of Winter' (pine, prunus and bamboo) separated by stems of ruyi fungus at the center. The base is unglazed. 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) long, box - Lot 3552 Provenance: Collection of E.T. Chow; Sotheby Park Bernet, Hong Kong, 25 November 1980, lot 108.Mason W. Wang, Maryland, 1983.Collection of Julia and John Curtis. ... [Lire la suite]