27 juin 2016

A pair of famille rose baluster vases and covers, 18th century

Lot 8229. A pair of famille rose baluster vases and covers, 18th century. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€7,300 - 11,000). Photo Bonhams. Each brightly enameled with two lobed cartouches, one containing a house and distant pagoda across a river and the other with a scholar in a pavilion within a mountainous landscape, each cartouche separated by peony, magnolia and aster blossoms issuing from a vase amid precious objects, all beneath richly embellished lappets at the shoulder composed of stylized phoenix in gilt... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2016

A selection of jade items at Bonhams, San Francisco, 28 june 2016

Lot 8048. A fine archaistic very pale greenish-white jade vase, Qianlong period (1735-1795). Estimate US$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€72,000 - 110,000). Photo Bonhams. Exceptionally carved from a single piece of very pale greenish-white stone, the flattened body swelling elegantly before narrowing to rest on a small stepped foot, the smooth sides minimally embellished with a band of shallow-carved taotie masks above the foot and another band of confronted chilong around the neck, flanked by a pair of chilong handles... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2016

Special collections of fine English ceramics lead Skinner's Auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts

Lot 365. Wedgwood Numbered First Edition Copy of the Portland Vase, England, 18th century. Estimate $40,000-$60,000. Photo Skinner MARLBOROUGH, MASS.- Skinner, Inc. will present a summer auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts in its Marlborough Gallery on Friday, July 15 at 10AM. With over 750 lots on offer, the auction will feature Part II of the Troy Dawson Chappell Collection of 17th and 18th century English Pottery and Part I of the Paul Lauer Collection of Wedgwood, as well as an expansive selection... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2016

Statuette de Manjusri en bronze doré, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe siècle

Lot 160. Statuette de Manjusri en bronze doré, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe siècle. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 €. Lot sold 52,500 €. Photo: Sotheby's. assis en vajrasana sur un double socle lotiforme, la main gauche en vitarka mudra tenant une tige de lotus s'épanouissant près de l'épaule, la main droite brandissant une épée au-dessus de la tête, richement paré de bijoux et d'une tiare incrustée de turquoise et corail, les cheveux retenus en un double chignon, le visage charnu... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2016

Blue-and-White Hookah Base, Scholars in a Garden, China, 18th century

Lot 1. Blue-and-White Hookah Base, Scholars in a Garden, China, 18th century. Estimate 1 800 € - 2 340 €. Unsold. Photo Auctionata AG Porcelain with underglaze blue painting. Of rounded form, with waisted neck and flaring mouth, on the exterior a blue-and white garden scenery and stylized floral decoration. White glazed base with artemisia leaf mark in underglaze blue. Height: 18 cm. Good condition The characteristic form of Huqqa (engl. Waterpipe, also spelled hookah) bases had only appeared in... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2016

Plat en porcelaine bleu blanc et rouge de cuivre sur fond bleu poudré, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe siècle

Lot 69. Plat en porcelaine bleu blanc et rouge de cuivre sur fond bleu poudré, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe siècle. Estimation 1,500 — 2,000 €. Photo Artcurial Circulaire, orné au centre d'un médaillon lobé, sur fond bleu poudré, décoré d'une femme assise dans un pavillon, entouré d'une terrasse arborée et imaginant une scène de l'opéra pékinois, le revers bleu poudré et émaillé de branchages fleuris, marque apocryphe Kangxi à la base ; un fêle et petits éclats à la bordure - D. : 33 cm (13 in.)  ... [Lire la suite]

19 juin 2016

A Blanc de Chine porcelain group, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 98. A Blanc de Chine porcelain group, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimation 1 000 € - 1 500 €. Photo Artcurial  GROUPE EN PORCELAINE BLANC DE CHINE, CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XVIIIe SIÈCLE  Représentant Guanyin assise sur une base rocailleuse, vêtue d'une longue robe et parée de colliers de perles, les mains jointes, entourée de deux adorants ; petits manques aux doigts - H. : 22,5 cm (8 ¾ in.) Provenance : Ancienne étiquette R. Duchange. Art d'Asie, le 21 Juin 2016 à 14h00, ARTCURIAL,... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2016

A carved rhinoceros horn 'Millet and Flowers' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 894. A carved rhinoceros horn 'Millet and Flowers' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 600,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. carved with a slightly furled undulating rim simulating a floral blossom, the undercut handle formed on one side with intertwining stems issuing leaves and millets, the interior centred with a stamen, the horn of a warm brown colour, wood stand; 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2016

A yellow glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 744. A yellow glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with a tapering body surmounted by a tubular neck, the glass of rich straw-yellow colour accented by swirls of deeper undertone; 25.3 cm, 10 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun 2016
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14 juin 2016

A red-glazed meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 820. A red-glazed meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 47,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. well potted with broad rounded shoulders rising to a waisted neck and a lipped mouth, the exterior applied overall with a beautiful glaze of deep crimson-red colour, the base left white; 15.5 cm, 6 1/8 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun 2016
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