08 décembre 2016

ARTS D’ASIE chez Sotheby's Paris, 15 décembre 2016

  Paris – Dernier rendez-vous de l’année chez Sotheby’s à Paris, la vente d’Arts d’Asie se tiendra le 15 décembre à la galerie Charpentier. La première session offrira une collection de pierres dures sculptées et jades archaïques chinois comprenant l’ancienne collection Max Loehr (1903 – 1988). L’après-midi, un remarquable ensemble de 114 lots provenant de diverses collections particulières européennes sera mis en vente. Cette session rassemble une belle sélection de bronzes chinois et tibétains. De rares exemples de jades... [Lire la suite]

07 décembre 2016

A 'Jun' bowl, Song-Ming dynasty and a celadon-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 502. A 'Jun' bowl, Song-Ming dynasty and a celadon-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the bowl with a slightly incurved rim, covered with a somewhat decayed glaze of variegated greyish-blue colour; the 'archer' vase of elongated pear shape with a pair of lug handles, covered overall with a smooth pale celadon glaze, save for the unglazed tapered footring burnt orange in the firing - 8.4 and 16.6 cm, 3 1/4... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2016

A guan-type baluster vase, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 69. Vase en porcelaine à glacure de type guan, Chine, dynastie Qing, XVIIIème siècle. Estimate EUR 10,000 - EUR 15,000 (USD 10,686 - USD 16,029). © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. De forme balustre au col légèrement évasé, ce vase à section hexagonale est flanqué de deux anses tubulaires autour du col et repose sur un pied hexagonal évasé. Le vase est recouvert d'une glaçure céladon infusé d'un réseau de fines craquelures. Hauteur : 28.5 cm. (11 ¼ in.)  A guan-type baluster vase, China, Qing... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

New world record for Tibetan sculpture at Bonhams Images of Devotion Sale in Hong Kong

Lot 108. A monumental brass alloy figure of Canda Vajrapani, Tibet, 13th century. Estimate HKD 22,000,000 ~ 28,000,000. Sold for HK$ 49,260,000 (€5,971,705), a new world record price for a Tibetan sculpture. Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- An imposing brass Figure of Canda Vajrapani from the collection of Ulrich von Schroeder set a new world record price for a Tibetan sculpture at auction when it sold for HK$ 49,260,000 (US$ 6,351,479) at Bonhams Images of Devotion Sale in Hong Kong on 29 November.... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2016

A white jade 'Boy and Drum' carving, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 100. A white jade 'Boy and Drum' carving, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. finely carved kneeling holding a large drum, with a beribboned musical chime in his left hand and a lotus pod in the right hand, his round face with fine features set in a merry expression, his head flanked by small tuffets of hair, the stone of even white colour - 3.9 cm, 1 1/2  in. Notes: Jade carvings of boys playing drums include one from the E.T. Chow collection, sold... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2016

A superb pale celadon jade 'Boy and Hobby Horse' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 158. A superb pale celadon jade 'Boy and Hobby Horse' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. depicted as a striding boy holding the reins of the hobby horse with one hand, the other holding a long leafy lotus stem, the softly polished stone of an even colour with some opaque inclusions - 8.3 cm, 3 1/4  in. Exhibited: Auspicious Emblems. Chinese Cultural Treasures - 45th Anniversary Exhibition of the Min Chiu Society, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]

30 novembre 2016

An exceptional white jade 'Boy and Cat' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 15. An exceptional white jade 'Boy and Cat' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. depicting a young boy standing next to a small cat crouching by his side and looking up at the boy, the figure depicted looking at a small butterfly on his shoulder and holding a large palm leaf in his left hand, the weathered leaf extending over his shoulder and down his back, the cherubic figure accentuated with small tuffets of hair at the top of his head and... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2016

A fine white jade bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 129. A fine white jade bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's; superbly carved with deep rounded sides rising to a gently everted rim, supported on a neatly cut footring, the smoothly polished stone of even pale celadon-white colour with light occasional cloud inclusions - 15.6 cm, 6 1/8  in. Notes: Perfectly proportioned and finished to a lustrous sheen to draw attention to the quality of the jade, the sensitive modelling and lack of any... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2016

Memento Mori Rosary, 18th Century

Lot 736. Memento Mori Rosary, 18th Century. Estimate: € 3500-4000. Photo Hampel Auction. Overall length: 44 cm. Ten beads and large final pearl, these carved each in the shape of a skull in the leg. Top ball, intermediate and final cross pendant Silver Cross. The larger, filigree and partially gilt cross with colored stones.Between gold thread tassel. In modern stand presented in metal. Literature: Fredy Bühler, Urs-Beat Frei, The Rosary devotions - History - Arts Benteli, November... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2016

A copper-red and underglaze-blue 'Landscape' jardinière, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 247. A copper-red and underglaze-blue 'Landscape' jardinière, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of steeply rounded form, painted with a continuous scene with figures in a rocky mountainous landscape, fishermen poling sampans on a wide river, pavilions nestled amidst lush vegetation, with sections of the trees highlighted in copper-red, the base perforated with a circular hole, all below a ruyi border... [Lire la suite]