12 novembre 2017

A rare rhinoceros horn 'prunus' libation cup, 18th century

Lot 154. A rare rhinoceros horn 'prunus' libation cup, 18th century. Estimate GBP 15,000 ~8,000. Sold for £47,500 (€53,751). Courtesy Bonhams. The finely-grained exterior exterior smoothly carved with four medallions enclosing 'earth diaper' patterns, the side deftly carved with a gnarled branch bearing delicate prunus blossoms and flower buds. 12.4cm (4 7/8in) long. Provenance: an important European private collection. Published and Illustrated: J.Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in... [Lire la suite]

12 novembre 2017

A rare rhinoceros horn 'chilong and whirlpool' libation cup, 18th century

Lot 153. A rare rhinoceros horn 'chilong and whirlpool' libation cup, 18th century. Estimate GBP 15,000 ~ 20,000. Sold for £43,750 (€49,507). Courtesy Bonhams. The well-hollowed vessel finely incised on the base with a spiraling whirlpool with surging waves stretching outward, with a writhing chilong with bifurcated tail clambering on the exterior avoiding the waves. 16.5cm (6 1/2in) long. Provenance: an important European private collection. Published and Illustrated: J.Chapman, The Art... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2017

A guan-type glazed 'lingzhi' washer, 18th century

The gently lobed washer finely potted with shallow ribbed sides rising to form the rim of a lingzhi fungus head borne on a stem that forms the handle issuing a second, smaller lingzhi between the scrolling sides of the washer, wood stand.The gently lobed washer finely potted with shallow ribbed sides rising to form the rim of a lingzhi fungus head borne on a stem that forms the handle issuing a second, smaller lingzhi between the scrolling sides of the washer, wood stand. Provenance: an... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2017

A tiger-maple four-poster canopy bed,jiazichuang, 18th century

Lot 190. A tiger-maple four-poster canopy bed, jiazichuang, 18th century. 90¼ in. (229.9 cm.) high, 80 in. (223.3 cm.) wide, 55½ in. (141 cm.) deep. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000. Price realised GBP 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The longyan wood bed is characteristic of Fujian manufacture and is of lofty and generous proportion. The soft mat sleeping platform is enclosed by a rectangular frame and narrow waist above square-section legs joined by a beaded apron... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2017

A rare cloisonné enamel model of a cockatoo and stand, 18th century

Lot 112. A rare cloisonné enamel model of a cockatoo and stand, 18th century. 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high overall. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 52,160 - USD 78,240). Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cockatoo is naturalistically modelled with a lively expression, and its wings closed upon its back. The feathers of its body, wings, and tail are detailed with fine wirework. The bird sits on a T-shaped perch supported on a circular base which rests on... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2017

A rare cloisonné enamel model of a parrot and stand, 18th century

Lot 111. A rare cloisonné enamel model of a parrot and stand, 18th century. 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high overall. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 52,160 - USD 78,240). Price realised GBP 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The parrot is naturalistically modelled with eyes inset with glass beads. The red and turquoise feathers of the body are finely depicted and the wings are infilled with green, blue, and black enamels. The bird is perched on a T-shaped stand decorated with scrolling foliage and... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2017

A fine armor with a Myochin helmet

Lot 482. A fine armor with a Myochin helmet. The helmet by Myochin Katsuie, Muromachi period (1333-1573), 16th century, the armor Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century. Sold for US$ 37,500 (€32,202). Photo: Bonhams. The black-lacquer nerikawa armor laced in green with white and orange highlights and comprising a finely mounted 32-plate hoshi kabuto lacquered black and fitted with a five-stage gilt-copper and shakudochrysanthemum tehen kanamono, the mabizashi and the... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2017

A massive huanghuali compound cabinet, dingxianggui, 18th century

Lot 77. A massive huanghuali compound cabinet, dingxianggui, 18th century. Estimate USD  50,000 - 100,000. Sold for US$ 75,000 (€64,444). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising of two sections, the smaller chest stacked on the top of the lower cabinet, both of rectangular form and each faced with two doors separated by a vertical stile, the four doors centering on a finely carved cartouche composed of foliate scroll swirling around phoenixes, auspicious chimes and bats, the corners of each door further... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2017

A 'soft-paste' relief-decorated moon flask, 18th century

Lot 228. A 'soft-paste' relief-decorated moon flask, 18th century. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,933 - USD 6,555). Price realised GBP 6,875 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is incised to either side with a sinuous dragon amongst ruyi-form clouds. It is covered in a creamy-white glaze suffused with a dense network of crackles. There is an apocryphal Song dynasty mark to the base. Provenance: Property of a Nordic Gentleman.  ... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2017

A small 'soft-paste' relief-decorated globular jar, 18th century

Lot 227. A small 'soft-paste' relief-decorated globular jar, 18th century. 4 in. (10.2 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500 (USD 1,966 - USD 3,278). Price realised GBP 3,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jar is moulded to the exterior with two archaistic taotie masks reserved on a dense keyfret ground, below a band of ruyi-heads to the mouth rim. It is covered in a creamy-white glaze suffused with a network of crackles. Provenance: Property of a Nordic... [Lire la suite]