16 avril 2019

A Ming-style blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, 18th century

Lot 302. A Ming-style blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, 18th century; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The dish is finely decorated in cobalt blue, carefully shaded to imitate the 'heaping and piling' effect of Ming porcelain. The interior is decorated with a tied bouquet of lotus flowers and leaves, incorporating prunus, nandina berries, and sagittaria. The cavetto is decorated with a composite flower scroll which is repeated on the exterior. ... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2019

A white jade archaistic figure of a goose, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3624. A white jade archaistic figure of a goose, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,750,000 HKD (161,013 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's depicted with its webbed feet tucked beneath its body, the crested head turned back and grasping in its beak a scrolling stem bearing lotus blooms and trailing around its neck, the substantial body with wings on either side and defined with archaistic plumage formed with zoomorphic... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

An exceptional, large and rare white jade archaistic cylindrical ewer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3621. An exceptional, large and rare white jade archaistic cylindrical ewer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 18.7 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,750,000 HKD (483,038   USD). Courtesy Sotheby's the substantial boulder well hollowed into a thick-walled cylindrical vessel resting on four ruyi-shaped feet, rising to a gently everted rim, the straight sides set with a handle carved in openwork with a clambering chilong, its... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2019

A Jadeite-Inlaid Gold Ruyi-Sceptre, Mid Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3417. A Jadeite-Inlaid Gold Ruyi-Sceptre, Mid Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. L 42.6cm 2.15kg. Estimate HKD 1,400,000 - 2,000,000 (USD 178,346 - 254,780). Unsold. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Christie's Hong Kong, 27 April 1997, lot.5972. Christie's Hong Kong, 27 May 2008, lot.16083. Christie's Hong Kong, 28 November 2012, lot.2360. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 2:00PM
25 mars 2019

Sotheby's announces an eclectic offering of objects from the prehistory period to the present

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity V on 2 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In its fifth instalment, the sale offers an eclectic and thought-provoking assemblage of works ranging across time and geographical space, from Ice Age Siberia, to Bronze Age China, Ancient Egypt and Medieval Europe. Highlights include an important Neolithic jade cong from the Liangzhu culture formerly in the distinguished collection of Duan Fang (1861-1911); a monumental stucco Buddha head dating from the... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 745. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 7 1/8  in., 18 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated, draped in long flowing robes falling in folds exposing the bare left foot, the shawl loosely tied at the front revealing a beaded pendant on the bare chest, the right hand resting on the raised right knee, the left holding a scroll and supported on a beast-mask fronted arm rest, the head slightly... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2019

A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 744. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 13 1/2  in., 34.3 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. standing barefoot on a pedestal of swirling clouds, the face modeled with a serene expression with downcast eyes, pendulous earlobes and an urna mark on the forehead, the hair gathered in a high chignon secured by a lingzhi-form tiara beneath a draped cowl extending over the rounded shoulders, the long billowing robes open... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2019

An extremely rare and large blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 534. An extremely rare and large blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Height 15 1/2 in, 39.4 cm. Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000. Lot Sold 920,000 USD. © Sothebys skillfully potted with a broad, gently compressed, rounded body rising to a waisted neck and lipped rim, the neck flanked by a pair of archaistic chilong-form handles, each side of the body exquisitely and richly painted in shades of cobalt blue with a frontal five-clawed dragon, limbs outstretched and soaring... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

A Large White Porcelain Jar, Joseon dynasty, 18th century

Lot 354. A Large White Porcelain Jar, Joseon dynasty, 18th century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Of lantern form set on a short circular foot and with tall, upright rim with flat mouth, decorated with a clear glaze of blue cast and variegated crackle, foot rim unglazed. Note: For another moon jar, see Kumja Paik Kim, The Art of Korea: Highlights from the Collection of San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, pl. 31. The catalogue entry remarks that the white... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2019

A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 822. A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 591,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Intricately carved around the sides with a continuous mountainous landscape, the rocks and trees framing various vignettes, including a scholar accompanied by an attendant carrying a peach branch standing at the base of stairs leading up to a pavilion on a terrace above; a scholar and an attendant... [Lire la suite]
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