17 février 2019

A yellow jade « chilong » vase and cover, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 803. A yellow jade « chilong » vase and cover, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 Well carved in relief around the body with a chilong on one side and two smaller chilongon the reverse pursuing a flaming pearl, the neck flanked by a pair of S-shaped handles, the cover with C-shaped finial, the stone with some russet mottling Provenance: Louis Joseph, London, no. 3826 (according to... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2019

A yellowish-green jade ruyi scepter, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 802. A yellowish-green jade ruyi scepter, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 The handle well carved with a dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst clouds, the terminal carved with an archaistic taotie mask, the stone of yellowish green color, hongmu stand. Provenance: P. C. Lu & Sons, Ltd., Hong Kong, 1986.The Irving Collection, no. 462. Note: Yellow jade was highly regarded... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A well-carved pale greenish-white jade ewer, 18th century

Lot 710. A well-carved pale greenish-white jade ewer, 18th century; 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 161,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The ewer is raised on an oblong foot and is well carved in relief with an allover design oflingzhi that surrounds four panels of fruiting branches, each bearing two fruit, that represent the sanduo. Peaches, as well as a bat, are depicted in the two ruyi-shaped panels on the broad sides; a branch of finger citron is below the spout; and... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2019

A Safavid blue and white dish, Persia, 18th century

Lot 117. A Safavid blue and white dish, Persia, 18th century; 41.9cm. diam. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot Sold 3,125 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014 of shallow rounded form with everted rim, decorated with a dark cobalt blue underglaze, the well with a roundel depicting a cricket amongst tall foliage and flying birds, the cavetto with alternating cartouches containing floral motifs and birds between bands with stems, the exterior with stylised foliate blossoms, pseudo-mark to base. ... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2019

A rhinoceros horn opium pipe, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2726. A rhinoceros horn opium pipe, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 61 cm., 24 in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,340,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011  the long cylindrical tube formed from a two straight pieces of horn forming the 'stem', carved with a small squirrel and grapes in relief below the silver mounted 'saddle' finely inlaid in silver wire with a dense design of poppies, leaves, deer, vases and coins, the coin with a cyclical date yi... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2019

A Dehua figure of a standing Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2676. A Dehua figure of a standing Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 26 cm., 10 1/4 in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 300,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the standing deity well modelled with serene expression and hair tied into a curled topknot, leaning on a gnarled branch, holding a basket with a fish in her left hand, her right hand concealed within the voluminous sleeve of her long flowing robe falling in folds to her feet, the back with... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2019

A white jade archaistic pendant with phoenix, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2843. A white jade archaistic pendant with phoenix, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6.8 cm., 2 5/8 in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot Sold 475,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. of flattened rectangular form, carved in openwork with a stylised phoenix, decorated on both sides with finely incised scroll designs, the translucent stone of an even white tone. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1970s. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2019

A white and russet jade carving of a pair of badgers, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2815. A white and russet jade carving of a pair of badgers, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 cm., 2 3/8 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 524,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 the white stone of a warm tone with russet inclusions, the two frolicking badgers carved head to tail, their bodies mirroring and touching each other, one badger biting the other's tail and the other biting a hind leg of the former in playful revenge, the centre hollowed out. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2019

A partial gilt and silver bronze duck vessel, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2720. A partial gilt and silver bronze duck vessel, Qing dynasty, 18th century.Height 30.5 cm., 12 in.; Length 51 cm., 20 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 740,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 superbly cast in the form of a duck supported on webbed-taloned feet, its beak transformed into a spout, the curved neck collared with two stylised bands detailed with scrolling designs on leiwen grounds, its wings tucked on the sides, both the wings and tail decorated with... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A fine and rare doucai 'Phoenix' meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2685. A fine and rare doucai 'Phoenix' meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 46 cm., 18 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 740,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 the round-shouldered elegantly waisted tapering body rising from a recessed base to a short narrow waisted neck with an everted rim, brightly painted and enamelled around the exterior with a broad leafy composite floral scroll band, all between a lotus-lappet band at the base and a collar enclosing a pair... [Lire la suite]