05 octobre 2018

A pair of small amber carvings of the Hehe Erxian, 18th century

Lot 1205. A pair of small amber carvings of the Hehe Erxian, 18th century; 2 ¾ and 2 5/8 in. (6.9 and 6.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Each seated immortal has a jovial expression and wears long, flowing robes. One holds a flywhisk in his left hand and the other has an oval-shaped box resting on his lap. The semi-translucent amber has some opaque inclusions.  Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 October... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2018

A superbly carved amber 'Prunus' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3357. A superbly carved amber 'Prunus' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11.4 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate: 300,000-500,000 HKD. Lot sold 337,500 HKD (43,052 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. carved in the form of an open prunus bloom with radiating veined petals and furled edges, the exterior exuberantly carved in openwork with intertwining stems issuing further flowering and budding prunus on the side and the base, the translucent material of a rich orange-brown tone, wood stand. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2018

A finely carved and large amber boat with scholars, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3335. A finely carved and large amber boat with scholars, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 17.5 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate: 600,000-1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (95,670 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the boat worked in the form of a substantial curved nodular log, extended to gnarled leafy branches issuing succulent peaches and blooming flowers on the raised end and around the exterior, the interior with two sages seated on either side of a long table with two cups and a qin,... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2018

A magnificent, large and rare amber figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3311. A magnificent, large and rare amber figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate: 1,000,000-1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD (159,450 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. standing with the hands folded before her belly, wearing long billowing robes hemmed with incised borders and further embellished by beaded tassels on the lower body, the bare chest adorned with a ruyi necklace and beaded tassels, the serene face with downcast eyes and a gentle... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2018

An imperial gilt-bronze hilted knife and white jade scabbard, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3631. An imperial gilt-bronze hilted knife and white jade scabbard, Qing dynasty, 18th century; overall 35 cm, 13 3/4  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (76,434 - 101,912 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the slender sharp blade fitted with a gilt-bronze hilt skilfully cast with a thin key-fret band below dense lotus scrolls and terminating with a jade pommel incised with a further key-fret band, the white jade scabbard finely worked in low relief with... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2018

A spinach-green jade archaistic ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 137. A spinach-green jade archaistic ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 45.3 cm, 17 7/8  in. Estimate: 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (50,960 - 76,440 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the long arched shaft carved in low relief with a pair of addorsed archaistic birds framed above and below by stylised C and S-scrolls, ruyi heads, pommel, ropetwist motif, animal masks and square scrolls, terminating in a ruyi head similarly decorated with archaistic scrolls, the... [Lire la suite]

30 septembre 2018

A doucai 'Chicken' cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3653. A doucai 'Chicken' cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6.5 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate: 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (63,695 - 89,173 USD). Lot Sold 937,500 HKD (119,588 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted with rounded sides rising from a concave base to a gently flaring rim, the exterior intricately painted in soft enamels within an underglaze-blue outline, depicting a rooster, a hen and five chicks in a garden landscape with flowering peony branches growing from pierced... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2018

A pair of blue and white and iron-red decorated 'Dragon' dishes, Qing dynasty, 18th century, jingweitang zhi hall marks

Lot 3. A pair of blue and white and iron-red decorated 'Dragon' dishes, Qing dynasty, 18th century, jingweitang zhi hall marks in underglaze blue within double squares; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000(USD 5,152 - USD 7,728). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Provenance: Acquired in Taipei in the 1980s. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018  
22 septembre 2018

A rare robin's egg-glazed cong-form vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 62. A rare robin's egg-glazed cong-form vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11 ½ in. (29 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000(USD 10,249 - USD 15,373). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
22 septembre 2018

A blackground thangka of Panjarnata Mahakala, Central Tibet, 18th century

  72. A blackground thangka of Panjarnata Mahakala, Central Tibet, 18th century. Distemper on cloth with gold;verso with an "om ah hum" invocation in red Tibetan script. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61759. Image: 71 x 65 cm (28 x 25 5/8 in.); With silks: 116 x 82 cm (45 3/4 x 32 1/4 in.). Estimate HK$ 3,200,000 - 4,800,000 (€ 350,000 - 520,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Belgian ambassador to China, early 20th century Henri Kamer, New... [Lire la suite]