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]
29 octobre 2017

A white-glazed relief-decorated bowl, 18th century

Lot 226. A white-glazed relief-decorated bowl, 18th century. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000 (USD 2,622 - USD 3,933). Price realised GBP 4,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is moulded to the exterior with two pairs of stylised archaistic confronting dragons, between a key fret band to the mouth rim and a band of stylised foliage to the foot. Provenance: Property of a Nordic Gentleman.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

Two yellow silk embroidered 'Dragon' panels, 18th century

Lot 70. Two yellow silk embroidered 'Dragon' panels, 18th century. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,400 - 5,200). Photo: Bonhams. Each salvaged from the shoulder of a dragon robe, couched in gold-wrapped threads with a forward-facing five-clawed dragon surrounded by clouds and auspicious emblems above a terrestrial diagram rising from waves above a lishui border, farmed and glazed. 11 1/2 x 6 1/2in (29 x 16.5cm). Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART. 30 Oct 2017, 10:00 EDT, NEW YORK
26 octobre 2017

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup ,Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 176. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 USD. Lot sold 22,800 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the tapered horn flaring at the mouth, carved in high-relief on the exterior with mallow flowers, grapes on a vine and magnolia, each with intertwining stems forming the openwork foot, the horn of deep chestnut tone, (stand). Quantité: 2 - 6 1/2 in., 16.5 cm Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 31 mars 2005

24 octobre 2017

A white soft-paste bottle vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 129. A white soft-paste bottle vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 14,400 USD. Photo: Sothebys. the globular body molded in low relief with four shou characters encircled by kui dragons and flying bats, all between wave lappets and keyfret skirting the foot and ruyi head lappets and further keyfret at the shoulders,  the tall cylindrical neck molded with upright plantain leaves, all beneath a lightly crackled clear glaze; 15... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2017

A pair of doucai cups, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 1. A pair of doucai cups, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 7.1 cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the steep rounded sides of each rising from a recessed base, the exterior painted in underglaze blue and bright enamels with flower blossoms, petals and leaves floating on a stream, the interior painted with nine carp, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a Qing yi tang zhi mark within a double square. Quantité: 2. ... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2017

A large blue and white fish bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 118. A large blue and white fish bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 66.5 cm, 26 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 225,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the steep sloping sides rising to a slightly everted rim, painted in bright cobalt-blue tones and moulded in shallow relief with egrets wading in a lotus pond, below monumental lotus pods, flowers and leaves. Provenance: Collection of Baronne de Kerchove, Château de Bellem, Belgium. Acquired by the father of the present owner on 26th... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2017

A rare carved jade powder horn with brass leopard mount, India, Jaipur, 18th century

Lot 172. A rare carved jade powder horn with brass leopard mount, India, Jaipur, 18th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the jade body carved as an ibex with brass and enamelled mounts designed as a leopard in an attack position with two hinged hooks, custom stand, 12cm.   Provenance: Ex-collection Daniel Pasgrimaud, Paris. Note: This finely carved jade powder horn, or priming flask, delicately uses the two natural tones of the jade to enhance its... [Lire la suite]