21 avril 2014

Four carved rhinoceros horn cup at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 8.5.2014

An extremely rare imperial rhinoceros horn stemcup with plain sides and massive foot, China, Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period. Photo Nagel Thinly carved bowl with semi-translucent sides and massive bottom resting on a conical pedestal foot. Shapes alikemay be based on Tang dynasty prototypes made of silverware and other materials. Few fine short age cracs to mouth rim,otherwise good condition. H.8,7cm/D.9,8cm. Estimate 60 000 - 100 000 €. This stemcup lacks the bow-string bands that can... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2014

A blue and copper-red 'peach and bats' vase, yuhuchunping, 18th century

A blue and copper-red 'peach and bats' vase, yuhuchunping, 18th century. Photo Bonhams. Painted around the body with luxuriant peaches which fade from deep red to paler tones, with deep blue foliage bearing two delicate red blossoms, amongst five auspicious stylised bats, descending from the start of the elegant neck, down the curve of the pear-shaped body. 48.5cm (19 1/8in) high. Estimate £30,000 - 35,000 (€36,000 - 42,000) The design of this vase is particularly auspicious, with the peaches representing long life, and the bats... [Lire la suite]

14 avril 2014

A blue-glazed baluster vase, meiping, 18th century

A blue-glazed baluster vase, meiping, 18th century. Photo Bonhams The elegant vase modelled with a gently spreading foot rising to high shoulders and a narrow waisted neck, covered on the exterior with a deep cobalt blue glaze, stopping neatly at the foot and paling slightly at the mouth, the interior glazed wide and the base unglazed. 20.5cm (8in) high. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600) Provenance: Cunliffe Collection, no.PM60E.T.Hall Collection, no.301Christie's London, 7 June 2004, lot 153A British private collection ... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2014

A large celadon-glazed ovoid 'landscape' carved vase, 18th century

A large celadon-glazed ovoid 'landscape' carved vase, 18th century. Photo Bonhams. Carved around the body to depict a continuous landscape scene, comprising a large pavilion complex with multiple courtyards amongst mountains interspersed with smaller pavilions and figures, next to a harbour with narrow fishing boats, all covered in an even pale green glaze. 52.5cm (20 3/4in) high. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,200 - 9,600) Property from the collection of Jacques and Galila Hollander Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2014

A Ge-type glazed washer, 18th century

A Ge-type glazed washer, 18th century. Photo Bonhams. The shallow washer with a flat circular base rising to an inverted rim, the interior and exterior all covered in a soft grey glaze delicately lined with the characteristic dark grey and golden crackles, the base with three tiny evenly-spaced spur marks. 11.1cm (4 3/8in) diam. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,800 - 7,200) Provenance: Lieutenant-Colonel W.B.R. Neave-Hill (1912-2000) and thence by descent.(N.H Label). Lieutenant-Colonel Neave-Hill was an honorary secretary of the... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2014

Imperial items and extraordinary Buddhist sculptures at Koller Zurich, 6th/7th May 2014

ZURICH - For its Asian Art Auctions from 6th to 7th May 2014, Koller Auctions is focusing on the Chinese market. An exclusive selection of Buddhist figures and several treasures from the Forbidden City are sure to generate interest. China - HimalayaFine Chinese art from European private collections is particularly coveted by Chinese collectors.Over the past 20 years, the value of flawless objects has increased substantially. Therefore, many Europeans are putting their collections up for sale once again. From a Swiss private... [Lire la suite]


10 avril 2014

A root wood sculpture, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A root wood sculpture, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's. oriented vertically, one side with a dense array of irregular gnarled knots and nodes forming deep crevices and ridges, the extremities tapering to smaller sections of roots, the reverse left plain, the wood of dark chocolate patina, metal stand; 87 cm., 34 1/4 in. Estimation 400,000 — 600,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 500,000 HKD Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 avr. 2014 -www.sothebys.com
10 avril 2014

A huanghuali display stand, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A huanghuali display stand, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's modelled after a standard-size altar table, the flush top flanked by a pair of everted ends on the narrow sides, above a slightly figured waist and a straight beaded apron with ruyi-shaped cloud brackets on the corners, the square-sectioned legs with a vertical rib down the middle secured on foot stretchers and two spandrels with an openwork ruyi heads in the centre; 36.2 cm., 14 1/4 in. Estimation 70,000 — 90,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 87,500 HKD Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2014

A lingzhi-shaped bamboo root washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A lingzhi-shaped bamboo root washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's the hollowed-out root carved in the form of a large lingzhi head of irregular contour joined to the stalk extending vertically down and flanked on side by a pair of spiral stems, the stalk connected to the openwork base formed by further attendant lingzhi branches, the underside with two confronting fungus heads; 13.5 cm., 5 1/4 in. Estimation 500,000 — 700,000 HKD - Unsold Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 avr. 2014 -... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2014

An inscribed bamboo brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

An inscribed bamboo brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's of oval section with thick walls, the dense golden-grained sides shallowly carved with a poetic inscription, written vertically in 'running script' extending halfway around the vessel, one side left uncarved, the middle encircled by a raised node above a further node around the foot; 18.5 cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimation 70,000 — 90,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 87,500 HKD Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 avr. 2014 - www.sothebys.com


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