17 septembre 2016

A large painted enamel dish, 18th century

Lot 1264. A large painted enamel dish, 18th century. Estimate: USD 8,000 ~ 12,000. Price Realised USD 18,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The interior is decorated with a scene of five immortals standing on a promontory as they watch a crane with an arrow in its beak flying towards a jar of arrows housed in a pavilion surrounded by the froth-capped waves of the sea, within a blue archaistic bird border and flower scroll on a yellow ground in the well. There are three blue dragon scrolls on... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2016

A gilt-bronze figure depicting Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, Dalai Lama V, Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century

Lot 161. A gilt-bronze figure depicting Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, Dalai Lama V, Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Lot sold 1,510,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. seated in vajraparyankasana on a square embroidered cushion, the right hand raised in vitarka mudra or the gesture of religious exposition, the left hand in the lap, wearing richly embroidered inner and outer robes with triple gem, dragon and foliate motifs, with four-line inscription... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2016

"Real Time and the Time of Reality" at Galleria d'arte moderna, Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Mantel clock, case: French workshop, mechanism: Pierre Du Chesne (c. 1650–1730), c. 1675–90, ebony wood veneered and inlaid with tortoiseshell and gilded brass, chased and gilded copper, silk velvet; 66 × 40 × 21 cm. Florence, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Galleria Palatina e Appartamenti Reali, Toilette del Re. FLORENCE - The exhibition Real Time and the Time of Reality is the product of a desire to draw the public's attention to the important collection of clocks in the prestigious rooms and halls of... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2016

A 'Dehua' 'lychee' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 312. A 'Dehua' 'lychee' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000. Photo: Sotheby's. modeled in the form of three conjoined ripe fruits, evenly arranged and centered by a knop in the form of a curling leafy stem, the stippled skin and foliage finely articulated (2). Width 4 3/4  in., 12.1 cm.  Provenance: Collection of Winston Frederick Churchill Guest.Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 2nd December 1967, lot 31. ... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2016

A pair of three-color lacquer 'immortals' boxes and covers, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 353. A pair of three-color lacquer 'immortals' boxes and covers, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000. Photo: Sotheby's. each of peach shape with a flat base, the cover crisply carved in varying depth of relief, depicting one of the 'Eight Immortals' Tie Guaili holding a double gourd issuing vapor to the sky, the other depicting Han Xiangzi playing a flute, accompanied by an attendant holding a lingzhi, set within a landscape scene detailed with craggy... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2016

A Chinese imperial petit point dragon rank badge, 18th century

Lot 280. A Chinese imperial petit point dragon rank badge, 18th century. Estimate $2,000-3,000. Sold for $3,900. Photo Freeman's the four-clawed dragon among claws indicating second imperial rank. L: 11 1/2 in., 29 cm    Provenance: Alice Spalding Bowen, acquired in China, 1930s Freeman's. Asian Arts, Sat, Sep 10 2016 10:00 AM

11 septembre 2016

A rare zitan and huamu rectangular recessed-leg table, changfang’an, 18th century

Lot 1143. A rare zitan and huamu rectangular recessed-leg table, changfang’an, 18th century. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 400,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The top has an attractively figured burl wood (huamu) panel with rounded corners set within a conforming frame above crisply drawn aprons with finely beaded edges that continue into the archaistic scroll of the ‘cloud’-shaped apron-head spandrels that flank the tops of the tall, slender legs of round section that are joined by pairs of beaded transverse... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2016

A finely carved Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century

Lot 4A. A finely carved Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century. Estimate $30,000-50,000. Photo Freeman's. of archaistic form with chilong handle, the body carved with central band showing a scholar in a landscape and with poetic inscription. H: 3 1/2 in., 9 cm  Provenance: Property from the Estate of Charles V. Swain, Doylestown, PA; thence by family descent.  Freeman's. Asian Arts, Sat, Sep 10 2016 10:00 AM
07 septembre 2016

Sotheby's Hong Kong to offer a highly important imperial Khotan-green jade seal

A Massive and Magnificent Imperial Khotan Jade ‘Taishang Huangdi zhi Bao’ Seal, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period. Height 11 cm / Length 12.8 cm / Depth 12.8 cm. Est. HK$80 – 120 million / US$10 – 15 million. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Autumn Sales 2016 will take place on 5 October at Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Autumn sales this year will be led by a highly important Imperial Khotan-green Jade ‘Taishang Huangdi zhi Bao’ Seal. Other highlights... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2016

A pair of 'Dehua' cockerels, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 300. A pair of 'Dehua' cockerels, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's modeled in mirror image, each with one leg perched on a rockwork support, together with a 19th / 20th century figure of a cockerel (3) - Height of tallest 10 in., 25.4 cm From the Collection of Richard Lehman Gray Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM