09 novembre 2019

A rare gilt-bronze seated figure of a Daoist deity, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 187. A rare gilt-bronze seated figure of a Daoist deity, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 26.5 cm, 10½ in. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 175,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's well-cast, seated with both hands raised in an animated gesture, dressed in a long fluid robe with finely incised ruyi scroll borders falling in voluminous folds over the legs, tied at the waist with a double knot, the well-defined face with a gentle smile, framed by neatly adorned hair gathered... [Lire la suite]

09 novembre 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 186.  A gilt-bronze figure of eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 33 cm, 13 in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 81,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's cast with eight arms and eleven heads arranged in four tiers and surmounted by Amitabha, standing on a double-lotus base, the principle hands held in anjali mudra, the others fanned out and holding respective attributes, adorned with beaded jewellery and clad in a long scarf with ends... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A rare pair of large Ming-style blue and white candlesticks, 18th century

Lot 140. A rare pair of large Ming-style blue and white candlesticks, 18th century; 17 in. (43.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each candlestick is finely decorated with concentric horizontal bands of lotus scroll alternating with stylised leaves, ruyi-heads and classic scroll, all in varying tones of vibrant cobalt blue with simulated heaping anf piling effect in imitation of the Ming style. Note: These candlesticks... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2019

A doucai 'dragon and phoenix' plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 159. A doucai 'dragon and phoenix' plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Diameter 31.8 cm, 12½ in. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of flattened circular form, painted on one side with a sinuous leaping five-clawed dragon and a swooping phoenix in pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds, all within a stylised scroll border. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 9th June 2004, lot 216. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2019

A rare large doucai ''floral' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 22. A rare large doucai ''floral' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 46.7 cm, 18⅜ in.. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a tapering body elegantly rising to a broad rounded shoulder and surmounted by a short waisted neck, the voluptuous body wreathed with prominent floral blossoms borne on stylised foliage issuing further colourful blooms and buds between a band of ruyi heads and elongated lappet border, the neck rendered with a row... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2019

A Mughal jewelled jade and silver inlaid jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 18th century

Lot 252. A Mughal jewelled jade and silver inlaid jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 18th century; 40cm. length. Estimate: 14,000 - 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the light jade hilt carved and set with dark jade in a floral design with silver-inlaid stems and outlines, the double-edged watered steel tapering blade with central double-ridge, gold inscription and foliate designs at the forte. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 23 october 2019

23 octobre 2019

A large white jade figure of a phoenix, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3666. A large white jade figure of a phoenix, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 5.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD (38,199 - 63,665 USD). Lot sold.  500,000 HKD (63,665 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's the substantial boulder intricately worked in the form of a recumbent phoenix, its webbed feet tucked underneath its body and its long plumed tail curled behind, the wings folded on the side, carved with an archaistic dragon in low relief and finely incised with feathers,... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

An inscribed gold-splashed bronze tripod incense burner, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3647. An inscribed gold-splashed bronze tripod incense burner, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD (19,100 - 31,833 USD). Lot sold. 1,000,000 HKD (127,330 USD).Courtesy Sotheby's sturdily cast with a bombé body rising from three tapering legs to a gently everted rim and surmounted by a pair of upright handles, the base centred with a recessed cartouche enclosing an inscription reading Chenxing banzhu... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

A gold-splashed bronze globular incense burner, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3650. A gold-splashed bronze globular incense burner, Qing dynasty, 18th century; w. 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD (19,100 - 31,833 USD). Lot sold. 1,062,500 HKD (135,288 USD).Courtesy Sotheby's with a globular body rising from three cabriole legs to a gently raised waisted neck and everted rim, surmounted by a pair of flaring upright handles, the base with a recessed cartouche enclosing an apocryphal two-character Xuande seal mark, the exterior... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

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

Lot 3658. A gold-splashed bronze tripod incense burner, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 25.3 cm, 9 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD (5,093 - 7,640 USD). Lot sold. 1,187,500 HKD (151,204 USD).Courtesy Sotheby's with a compressed body rising to a waisted neck and everted rim surmounted by a pair of upright handles, all supported on three tapering legs, the base centred with a recessed cartouche enclosing an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark, the exterior of the... [Lire la suite]