18 septembre 2017

A small underglaze-blue and copper-red tea caddy, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 839. A small underglaze-blue and copper-red tea caddy, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 3 5/8  in., 9.2 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. the cylindrical body rising to flat shoulder surmounted by a waisted neck with a lipped rim, elegantly painted to the lower half of the body with flowers and insects, the upper half with a poem by You Yi written in stylized seal script, carrying net, Japanese wood boxes (6).  Sotheby's. Saturday at... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2017

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

Lot 242. A doucai 'Chicken' cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Diameter 2 7/8  in., 7.3 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 42,500 USD. © Sotheby's. finely potted, the gently rounded sides rising from a countersunk base to a slightly everted rim, painted around the exterior with two crested cockerels between rockwork, each with a hen and small chicks, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2017

A rare small red-overlay white glass double-gourd vase, probably Palace Workshops, Beijing, 18th century

Lot 1049. A rare small red-overlay white glass double-gourd vase, probably Palace Workshops, Beijing, 18th century; 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The body is carved in relief through the ruby red overlay to the opaque white ground with five bats (wufu) flying amidst trailing clouds on the lower body and with shou symbols and further bats on the upper body, all beneath key fret and inverted lappets... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2017

A Chinese "rust-brown" monochrome small meiping vase, 18th century

Lot 274. A Chinese "rust-brown" monochrome small meiping vase, 18th century. H: 6 in., 15.3cm. Estimate $1,000-1,500. Sold for $3,500. © Freeman’s With carved hardwood stand.  Provenance: Inherited by the present owners in 1967 from the estate of their grandfather, the son of Thomas Barlow Walker, founder of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. ASIAN ARTS, 9 SEPTEMBER 2017
14 septembre 2017

A Chinese apple green-glazed small meiping, 18th century

Lot 276. A Chinese apple green-glazed small meiping, 18th century. H: 5 1/4 in., 13.3cm . Estimate $2,000-3,000. Sold for $3,900. © Freeman’s With an overall golden-brown crackle, the exterior a soft apple green, the interior of the neck and foot a pale celadon green, brown footring; in a fitted cylindrical brocade case.  Provenance: Acquired by the family of the present owner in the 1940s, said to come from the family of the Financial minister of the late Qing dynasty. ASIAN ARTS, 9... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2017

A very rare pair of zitan continuous horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, 18th century

Lot 947. A very rare pair of zitan continuous horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, 18th century. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 792,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each has a sweeping crestrail supported on an S-shaped backsplat and vertical rear and front posts which continue through the rectangular seat to form the legs, above humpback stretchers fitted with vertical struts. The legs are of round section and are joined by stepped stretchers and a foot rest at the front.35 ¼... [Lire la suite]

08 septembre 2017

Qing Dynasty treasures expected to be among most coveted lots at Heritage Auctions' Asian Art Auction

DALLAS, TX.- A Large and Extremely Rare Chinese Imperial Cloisonné and Gilt Bronze Censer and Cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th century (est. $200,000-400,000) is expected to be the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Asian Art Auction Sept. 12 in New York. Large cloisonné and bronze censers often are associated with the vast temples and chambers of Beijing’s Forbidden City, at times used for burning various forms of incense or as heat-generating braziers. This example comes from the collection of Henry C. Gibson (1830-91), a... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2017

Black and gold lacquered fan, 18th century

Black & gold lacquered fan, decorated with Chinese figures confronting dragons, mother of pearl rivet, 18th century. Metallic paint on lacquered wood, silk, mother of pearl, metal; 19.3 × 32.6 × 1.9 cm; Felton Bequest, 1922; 2385A-D3 © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
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06 septembre 2017

The Vivien Leigh chrysoberyl demi-parure, 18th century

Lot 289. The Vivien Leigh chrysoberyl demi-parure, 18th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. comprising: a devant-de-corsage designed as a bow suspending a detachable pendant, set throughout with foil-backed circular-cut, cushion- and pear-shaped chrysoberyls; and a pair of earrings of similar design,pendants detachable, screw fittings. Quantity: 6 - brooch with Portuguese assay mark, chrysoberyl; devant-de-corsage approximately 64 x 87mm, earrings... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2017

An iron-rust glazed censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 6. An iron-rust glazed censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Diameter 7 5/8  in., 19.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of bombé form rising from a slightly tapered foot to a waisted neck and flared mouth, the exterior applied with a rust-red glaze suffused with iridescent speckles, extending over the rim and stopping unevenly at the neck. Provenance:  Collection of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge (1882-1973), Giralda, Madison, New Jersey.Sotheby Parke... [Lire la suite]