20 février 2018

A white jade figure of Shoulao, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3041. A white jade figure of Shoulao, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 16.5 cm., 6 1/2  in. Estimate 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013. the immortal portrayed standing with a gentle smile on his face framed by a finely incised beard, below arched brows and expressive wrinkles on his forehead, sporting a small cap on his characteristically bulging tonsured head and dressed in a plaited robe with ample sleeves, fastened at the waist... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2018

A set of five blue and white tiles, 18th century

Lot 1203. A set of five blue and white tiles, 18th century; 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam. each. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each hexagonal tile is finely painted in shades of blue with plants and riverscapes within a honeycomb border. Provenance: Maison Jansen, Sao Paulo, 1970s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York
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15 février 2018

A set of five blue and white tiles, 18th century

Lot 1202. A set of five blue and white tiles, 18th century; 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam. each. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each hexagonal tile is finely painted in shades of blue with plants and riverscapes within a honeycomb border. Provenance: Maison Jansen, Sao Paulo, 1970s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York
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02 février 2018

A gilt-decorated brown-ground archaistic 'hu' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 1844. A gilt-decorated brown-ground archaistic 'hu' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 20.5 cm., 8 in. Estimate 100,000 - 10,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. of pear shape supported on a tall foot, the rich brown glazed globular body pencilled in gold with a pair of archaic taotie masks flanked by two further mythical masks, reserved on a leiwan ground between bands of pendant and upright leaf lappets, all below a further band... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2018

A very important and magnificent Imperial pearl court necklace (chao zhu), Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 1813. A very important and magnificent Imperial pearl court necklace (chao zhu), Qing dynasty, 18th century; diameter 134 cm., 52 3/4 in. weight: 330 g. pearl diameter 9.60 - 10.65 mm. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 67,860,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. consisting of a strand of 108 freshwater Eastern pearls divided into groups of twenty-seven by four fotou (Buddha heads') large coral beads flanked by pairs of lapis-lazuli, the foutou at the... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2018

A 'huanghuali' square-corner cabinet (fangjiao gui), Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 341. A 'huanghuali' square-corner cabinet (fangjiao gui), Qing dynasty, 18th century; 75 3/4 by 40 by 42 1/2 in., 192.4 by 101.6 by 108 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 158,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. the large cabinet set with a pair of hinged doors composed of single-board floating panel within rectangular frames, all above a blind rectangular panel and a plain apron, the shorter sides with similar aprons, opening to reveal the interior with two shelves, the upper shelf... [Lire la suite]

30 janvier 2018

A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 107A. A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 28 cm, 11 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2017.  seated in lalitasana, wearing long flowing robes, the face with a serene downcast expression and hair ornately tied and set with jewellery, the reverse impressed with a gourd-shaped He Chaozong mark .  Provenance: Collection of Vilhelm Meyer (1878-1935). Thence by descent... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2018

A blue and white soft-paste vase, cong, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 194. A blue and white soft-paste vase, cong, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 35.5cm., 14in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 9,375 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2009 the square section body moulded to each corner with four square recessed panels enclosing a horizontal rib, reserved on an underglaze blue floral scroll ground, divided by vertical rectangular panels enclosing composite floral scrolls, supported on a short circular foot with a spearhead band, the tapering neck similarly... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2018

A white-glazed 'lotus' bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 597. A white-glazed 'lotus' bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15.5cm., 6 1/8 in. Estimate 800 — 1,200 GBP. Lot sold 800 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2008  the flaring sides moulded as lotus leaves rising from a short straight base, covered overall in a white glaze.  Provenance: Peter Boode, London (according to label). Exhibited: Mostra D'Art Cinese, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1954, cat. no. 587.  Literature: Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

A 'Ge-type' double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 595. A 'Ge-type' double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11cm., 4 3/8 in. Estimate 350 — 450 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2008  the tapering square body rising from a short tapering foot to a pear-shaped upper section, covered overall with a pale-grey glaze suffused with a matrix of dark-grey and gold crackles. Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 196. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]