11 juillet 2020

A fine large robin's-egg enamelled lantern-form vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2840. A fine large robin's-egg enamelled lantern-form vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15 in. (38.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The ovoid vase is potted with a slightly waisted neck standing on a short ring foot, covered overall with a rich mottled enamel of blue and turquoise tones, box. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s London, 16 June 1998, lot 260 (one of a pair)Sold at Sotheby’s London, 15... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2020

A rare huanghuali ebony-inset painting table, huazhuo, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 103. A rare huanghuali ebony-inset painting table, huazhuo, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 87 by 193.1 by 72.7 cm, 34 1/4  by 76 by 28 5/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 7,975,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the framed top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction, supported on beaded square-section legs terminating in hoof feet, the legs joined by four stretchers skilfully set with ebony struts of varying lengths neatly forming... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2020

A rare gilt bronze figure of Rolpai Dorje, the 3rd Changkya Khutukhtu (1717-1786), Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 18. A rare gilt bronze figure of Rolpai Dorje, the 3rd Changkya Khutukhtu (1717-1786), Qing Dynasty, 18th century; 16,2 cm, 6⅜ in. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 EUR. Lot sold 7,750 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. assis sur un double coussin finement incisé, portant une longue robe monastique et la haute coiffe plate caractéristique de l'ordre, la main droite en vitarka mudra, sa main gauche tenant une tige, non scellée. Collection Particulière Italienne. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie,... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Palden Lhamo, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 17. A gilt-bronze figure of Palden Lhamo, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; 15,3 cm, 6 in. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 EUR. Lot sold 15,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. chevauchant sa mule en amazone, le bras droit levé près de sa tête, un kapala dans sa main gauche, le visage féroce aux yeux incrustés de pierres, les cheveux hirsutes retenus par un diadème à cinq têtes aux yeux incrustés de perles, sur un socle jonché de cadavres, scellée (2). Collection Particulière du Sud-Ouest de... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2020

A blue and white 'Immortals' vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

  Lot 14. A blue and white 'Immortals' vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; 36 cm, 14⅛ in. Estimate: 800 - 1,200 EUR. Lot sold 5,625 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. la panse ornée des Huit Immortels et leurs attributs respectifs traversant la mer, surmontée d'une frise de ruyi et de caractères shou, les bords supérieurs à décor de leiwen. Collection Particulière Française. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 18 Juin 2020
10 juin 2020

A pale greenish-white jade marriage bowl, 18th century

Lot 3032. A pale greenish-white jade marriage bowl, 18th century; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate $80,000 - $120,000. Price realised $365,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Raised on four rectangular supports, the bowl is carved in high relief on the interior with two bees in flight above millet stems tied with a long, trailing ribbon, and on the exterior with a prunus branch that extends from the base and around the sides. The elaborate handles are well carved as the head and... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2020

A Chinese soapstone carving, 18th century

Lot 54. A Chinese soapstone carving, 18th century; 9.5cm high. Sold for £5,000. © 2020 Sworders. of a luohan wearing a long robe with cloud and wave borders, seated on a rock with his right hand resting on the right knee, his left hand holding a hoop teasing a Buddhist lion by his feet, with 'Stodel Amsterdam C4' label. Provenance: Acquired from Jacques Aalderink, Amsterdam, in the 1930s. Sworders. Asian Art - Live Online, 28 may 2020
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04 juin 2020

A Chinese blue and white yuhuchun vase, 18th century

Lot 61. A Chinese blue and white yuhuchun vase, 18th century; 38cm high. Sold for £5,000. © 2020 Sworders. the well-potted pear-shaped body rising to a waisted neck and trumpet mouth, painted with bamboo, flowers and rocks by a fence in a garden, between a ruyi head and false gadroon borders, the neck with scrolls below bamboo and lingzhi. Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 23 March 2010, lot 219. Sworders. Asian Art - Live Online, 28 may 2020
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28 mai 2020

A massive huanghuali tree trunk-form scroll pot, 18th century

Lot 3290. A massive huanghuali tree trunk-form scroll pot, 18th century; 19 1/8 in. (48.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cylindrical pot is naturalistically carved to simulate a gnarled tree trunk, with knots and whorls on the exterior, and a ruyi cloud scroll on either side, wood stand. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 20 November 1984, lot 522.Sotheby's, New York, 14 September 2011, lot... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

An embroidered pale yellow silk dragon roundel, 18th century

  Lot 3278. An embroidered pale yellow silk dragon roundel, 18th century; 11 ½ in. (29.2 cm.) diam. Estimate $5,000 – 6,000. Price Realized $11,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The roundel is worked in couched gold thread with a leaping, five-clawed, front-facing dragon protecting a flaming pearl amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds interspersed with bats and Buddhist emblems above crashing waves, all worked in blue, ochre, green, and red silk thread, mounted. Note: A nearly identical... [Lire la suite]