22 juillet 2020

A rare spinach green jade ‘peach’ vase, meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2853. A rare spinach green jade ‘peach’ vase, meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 10 in. (25.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The vase is superbly carved on the exterior with a broad band of peach fruits and leaves borne on gnarled branches on the body. The shoulder is carved with four of the Bajixiang ‘Eight Buddhist Emblems’ enclosed within ruyi heads, separated by plantain... [Lire la suite]

19 juillet 2020

An important and very rare bamboo root carving of a frog, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 8823. An important and very rare bamboo root carving of a frog, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 23⁄4 in. (7 cm.) long. Estimate: HKD 480,000 - HKD 600,000 (EUR 49,104 - EUR 61,380). Price Realised: HKD 2,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Property from from the Tanglongge Collection. Christie's. Cultivating Delight: Collecting Chinese Art, 1 - 15 July 2020
11 juillet 2020

A fine large robin's-egg enamelled lantern-form vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2840. A fine large robin's-egg enamelled lantern-form vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15 in. (38.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The ovoid vase is potted with a slightly waisted neck standing on a short ring foot, covered overall with a rich mottled enamel of blue and turquoise tones, box. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s London, 16 June 1998, lot 260 (one of a pair)Sold at Sotheby’s London, 15... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2020

A rare huanghuali ebony-inset painting table, huazhuo, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 103. A rare huanghuali ebony-inset painting table, huazhuo, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 87 by 193.1 by 72.7 cm, 34 1/4  by 76 by 28 5/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 7,975,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the framed top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction, supported on beaded square-section legs terminating in hoof feet, the legs joined by four stretchers skilfully set with ebony struts of varying lengths neatly forming... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2020

A rare gilt bronze figure of Rolpai Dorje, the 3rd Changkya Khutukhtu (1717-1786), Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 18. A rare gilt bronze figure of Rolpai Dorje, the 3rd Changkya Khutukhtu (1717-1786), Qing Dynasty, 18th century; 16,2 cm, 6⅜ in. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 EUR. Lot sold 7,750 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. assis sur un double coussin finement incisé, portant une longue robe monastique et la haute coiffe plate caractéristique de l'ordre, la main droite en vitarka mudra, sa main gauche tenant une tige, non scellée. Collection Particulière Italienne. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie,... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Palden Lhamo, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 17. A gilt-bronze figure of Palden Lhamo, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; 15,3 cm, 6 in. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 EUR. Lot sold 15,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. chevauchant sa mule en amazone, le bras droit levé près de sa tête, un kapala dans sa main gauche, le visage féroce aux yeux incrustés de pierres, les cheveux hirsutes retenus par un diadème à cinq têtes aux yeux incrustés de perles, sur un socle jonché de cadavres, scellée (2). Collection Particulière du Sud-Ouest de... [Lire la suite]

20 juin 2020

A blue and white 'Immortals' vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

  Lot 14. A blue and white 'Immortals' vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; 36 cm, 14⅛ in. Estimate: 800 - 1,200 EUR. Lot sold 5,625 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. la panse ornée des Huit Immortels et leurs attributs respectifs traversant la mer, surmontée d'une frise de ruyi et de caractères shou, les bords supérieurs à décor de leiwen. Collection Particulière Française. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 18 Juin 2020
10 juin 2020

A pale greenish-white jade marriage bowl, 18th century

Lot 3032. A pale greenish-white jade marriage bowl, 18th century; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate $80,000 - $120,000. Price realised $365,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Raised on four rectangular supports, the bowl is carved in high relief on the interior with two bees in flight above millet stems tied with a long, trailing ribbon, and on the exterior with a prunus branch that extends from the base and around the sides. The elaborate handles are well carved as the head and... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2020

A Chinese soapstone carving, 18th century

Lot 54. A Chinese soapstone carving, 18th century; 9.5cm high. Sold for £5,000. © 2020 Sworders. of a luohan wearing a long robe with cloud and wave borders, seated on a rock with his right hand resting on the right knee, his left hand holding a hoop teasing a Buddhist lion by his feet, with 'Stodel Amsterdam C4' label. Provenance: Acquired from Jacques Aalderink, Amsterdam, in the 1930s. Sworders. Asian Art - Live Online, 28 may 2020
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04 juin 2020

A Chinese blue and white yuhuchun vase, 18th century

Lot 61. A Chinese blue and white yuhuchun vase, 18th century; 38cm high. Sold for £5,000. © 2020 Sworders. the well-potted pear-shaped body rising to a waisted neck and trumpet mouth, painted with bamboo, flowers and rocks by a fence in a garden, between a ruyi head and false gadroon borders, the neck with scrolls below bamboo and lingzhi. Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 23 March 2010, lot 219. Sworders. Asian Art - Live Online, 28 may 2020
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