19 mars 2015

A pair of Huanghuali yokeback sidechairs (dengguayi), Qing dynasty, 18th century

A pair of Huanghuali yokeback sidechairs (dengguayi), Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 52,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's each with a yoke-shaped crest rail terminating in truncated ends, set above a plain S-shaped rectangular backsplat of matched grain and undulating backposts, set upon the hard cane seat secured within a rectangular molded frame to the legs joined by a cusped and outlined apron in the front and plain arched stretchers along the sides and back, all... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2015

Chinese Huanghuali furniture fetches soaring prices at Bonhams

A Huanghuali kang table, 18th century. The two-board top set into a mitered, mortise and tenon frame over elaborate shaped aprons carved in high relief with centered addorsed brackets framed by disintegrated zoomorphs and cloud scrolls over a beaded border extending through the cabriole legs. 17 1/8 x 52 3/4 x 30 1/4in (43.5 x 134 x 76.8cm). Sold for: $341,000  (€321,941). Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- The Chinese Works of Art from the Scholar’s Studio sale at Bonhams totaled $2.89 million that... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2015

A rare Ming-style doucai 'Lotus' jar, 18th century

A rare Ming-style doucai 'Lotus' jar, 18th century. Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides are decorated in a rich doucai palette with six ribbon-tied lotus sprays separated by ruyi-cloud spandrels, all between a band of petal lappets at the foot and a band of ruyi-heads on the shoulder. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the base. 6 in. (15 cm.) high Notes: The decoration and shape of this well-painted jar are based on Chenghua period (1465-1487) prototypes,... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2015

A 'soft paste' mallet-form vase, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A 'soft paste' mallet-form vase, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate $7,000 – $10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides molded with four carp, and covered inside and out with an unctuous white glaze; 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high Provenance: William B. Gruber (1903-1965) Collection, B-154. Norma Gruber Schofield Collection; Christie’s New York, 2 December 1982, lot 461.With Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York. CHRISTIE'S. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART III - CHINESE WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2015

A small coral-red-glazed meiping, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A small coral-red-glazed meiping, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The body covered on the exterior with an unctuous coral-red glaze that ends at the white mouth rim; 10 ½ in. (26.6 cm.) high  Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1985. Literature: A. Juliano, “Robert H. Ellsworth Treasures the East,” Architectural Digest, October 1985, p. 106. CHRISTIE'S. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2015

A copper-red-glazed broad pear-shaped vase, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A copper-red-glazed broad pear-shaped vase, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The exterior covered in a glaze of warm strawberry color thinning on one side, and stopping at the white mouth rim; 8 ¾ in. (22.3 cm.) high, wood stand Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1985. Literature: A. Juliano, “Robert H. Ellsworth Treasures the East,” Architectural Digest, October 1985, p. 106. CHRISTIE'S. THE... [Lire la suite]


13 mars 2015

A large white-glazed anhua-decorated bottle vase, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A large white-glazed anhua-decorated bottle vase, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The wide globular body incised with two dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst scrolling clouds, the tall slender neck further decorated with flaming pearls and clouds; 16 in. (40.5 cm.) high, wood stand Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1977. Literature: A. Juliano, “Robert H. Ellsworth Treasures the East,” Architectural... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2015

An iron-rust-glazed cylindrical brush pot, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

An iron-rust-glazed cylindrical brush pot, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The exterior covered in a thick iron-rust glaze stopping in a neat line below the white mouth rim; 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high, wood stand Provenance: With Alice Boney, New York, acquired in late 1970s. Literature: A. Juliano, “Robert H. Ellsworth Treasures the East,” Architectural Digest, October 1985, p. 106. CHRISTIE'S. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2015

A large gilt-decorated powder-blue-glazed garlic-mouth vase, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A large gilt-decorated powder-blue-glazed garlic-mouth vase, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The globular body raised on a spreading foot and tapering towards the bulbous neck, gilt-decorated with a petal lappet and key-fret border on the foot and with traces of further gilt decoration on the body, with a double circle in underglaze blue on the foot; 18 ¼ in. (46.3 cm.) high, wood stand Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York,... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2015

An unusual guan-type peach-form brush washer, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

An unusual guan-type peach-form brush washer, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate $15,000 – $20,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The brush washer modeled as a large peach borne on a leafy branch at one end opposite the tip of the peach which forms a spout, covered all over with an opaque glaze of bluish-grey color that thins to mushroom color on the raised edges and continues onto the concave base surrounded by six spur marks that reveal the dark brown ware; 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) wide Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]