18 août 2018

Twelve rhinoceros horn libation cups at Christie's New York, 22 March 2007

Lot 144. A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 228,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007. The exterior finely carved and meticulously detailed with scholars and attendants in a wooded retreat, on one side a scholar is shown seated in front of a screen as he paints while watched by two other scholars and an attendant, with another attendant heating a pot of wine in the foreground, on the reverse a woman and an... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2018

White jade goose, Qing dynasty, 18th century

White jade goose, Qing dynasty, 18th century, Length: 2 3/4 inches, 6.9 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A jade carving in the form of a goose. The bird turns its head backwards and rests it on its back, showing a dynamic movement. The head is carved in detail with a pointed beak and round eyes. The body is carved in low relief with a simplistic design overall and large wings on each side. Its feet are tucked beneath its body. The stone is perforated with a hole on its back through to the base and is of an even white colour. ... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2018

Burnt jade cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Burnt jade cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Length: 3 inches, 7.6 cm, Width: 1 3/8 inches, 3.5 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A nephrite jade cup, supported on a low foot, the gently rounded sides curving in towards the waist and flaring out again at the rim. The sides are carved with two handles in the form of stylised dragons, with detailed eyes and horns, biting the rim of the small vessel. The stone is of variegated brown, black and oatmeal tones, with small areas of red veining. The practice of burning jade to make it... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2018

A two-coloured jade spoon, Mughal, 18th century

Lot 228. A two-coloured jade spoon, Mughal, 18th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 22,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s. The spinach green bowl of scalloped form tapering to a neck carved with a band of acanthus leave, the pale green haft carved with ribs terminating in a scrolling finial rendered in the form of a peacock; 18.2cm. Notes: Mughal jade spoons are rare, a spoon of similar form was sold through these rooms 14 October 1999, lot 166 and other examples are... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2018

A superb lacquered ivory hexagonal brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3777. A superb lacquered ivory hexagonal brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 14.3 cm., 5 5/8  in. Estimate 2,200,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,680,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. carved with straight sides rising from a compressed hexagonal base to a rim of corresponding shape, all supported on six short bracket feet, the exterior reverse-decorated  with a continuous scene depicting two birds hovering over gnarled branches bearing prunus buds and blossoms, with several... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2018

A ‘Guan’-type cong vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 161. A ‘Guan’-type cong vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 5 3/8  in., 13.6 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby’s of archaic jade form, the square section straight-sided body rising from a short foot to a narrow tapering circular neck, with bagua (Eight Trigrams) molded corners, covered overall with a pale blue-green crackled glaze.  Provenance: Collection of Mr. P. H. Guimaraens. Exhibited: Oriental Ceramic Society,... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2018

A fine and rare white-glazed soft paste vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 165. A fine and rare white-glazed soft paste vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Photo Sotheby’s. of indented elliptical section, the waisted quatrefoil neck rising to a lipped and everted rim flanked on either side by pairs of openwork archaistic dragon-form handles, all supported on a conforming splayed quatrelobed foot, the body with delicately molded design of a pair of confronting dragons on each side,... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2018

A Dehua figure of a 'Thousand-armed' Avalokitesvara, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2013. A Dehua figure of a 'Thousand-armed' Avalokitesvara, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 33 cm., 13 in. Estimate 300,000-300,000 HKD (28,922 — 38,562 EUR). Lot Sold: 375,000 HKD (36,152 EUR).  Photo Sotheby's the deity finely modelled with sixteen arms, the hair partially drawn up in a knotted jatamakuta behind an elaborate foliate crown securing a miniature effigy of Amitabha, with long tresses of hair falling to the shoulders, his principal hands before his chest... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2018

A carved and incised white brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2012. A carved and incised white brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 16.5 cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 250,000-300,000 HKD (24,101 — 28,922 EUR). Lot Sold: 312,500 HKD  (30,127 EUR).  Photo Sotheby's the exterior carved with a continuous scene of a mountainous riverscape with thatched cottages with the details further incised, one side carved with a lone fisherman sailing across the river in a sampan with a fishing rod while a scholar meditates below a pine tree in... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros, Chine, dynastie Qing, XVIIIe siècle

Lot 73. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros, Chine, dynastie Qing, XVIIIe siècle. H. : 6 cm (2 1/4 in.) L. : 11,2 cm (4 1/2 in.) Poids : 94 gr. Estimation 5 000 - 7 000 €. Résultat: 20,800 EUR. Courtesy Artcurial La coupe évasée en forme de corolle de fleur, sculptée sur les parois extérieures, d'un arbre noueux au branches déployées sur l'arrière formant l'anse et s'épanouissant en feuilles, fleurs et bourgeons sur la surface ; petits manques. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing... [Lire la suite]