02 août 2016

A transparent cobalt blue glass bottle vase, 18th century

Lot 50. A transparent cobalt blue glass bottle vase, 18th century. Estimation: USD 2,000 - 3,000. Price realised 4,500 €. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The globular body of the thick-walled vase is carved with nine lobes below a plain band at the base of the tall, flared neck. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high Provenance: Henrich Collection.Dr. and Mrs. P.H. Plesch Collection; Sotheby's London, 12 November 1979, lot 99.Imperial Oriental Art, New York, 2000.Hugh W. Greenberg (1930-2013) Collection, Franklin,... [Lire la suite]

27 juillet 2016

A small iron-rust-glazed bottle vase, 18th century

Lot 123. A small iron-rust-glazed bottle vase, 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The globular vase is surmounted with a cylindrical neck that slightly flares toward the mouth and covered on the exterior in an iron-rust glaze below the white mouth rim. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Some fritting and light wear to the mouth rim; - a chip and a few nicks to the foot rim; light surface scratches; '171-34-5944' is inscribed on the base and only visible under UV light... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2016

A blue and white 'Lotus' dish, 18th century

Lot 3. A blue and white 'Lotus' dish, 18th century. Estimation: USD 3,000 - 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The heavily potted dish is painted with lotus scrolls arranged within a medallion in the center on the interior, enclosed by a similar wide band that is also repeated on the exterior. 13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) diam - minor abrasion to the rim - small area of firing imperfection to the base beneath the foot rim - a burst bubble to the foot rim. Christie's on line. The Art of China.
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20 juillet 2016

A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Zhenwu, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 496. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Zhenwu, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's modelled as Zhenwu seated in a powerful stance on jagged rockwork with a tortoise and snake emerging from the crevices, dressed in martial attire with scarf over the shoulders, depicted with characteristic long combed-back hair, bare feet and mudra, with five apertures over the face; 24.1 cm., 9 1/2  in.  Provenance: The Bindley... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2016

A 'Dehua' 'Blanc-de-chine' seated figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 334. A 'Dehua' 'Blanc-de-chine' seated figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the well modelled deity depicted seated on a woven mat, dressed in a robe falling in thick folds and draped over legs folded to one side, with arms hidden and resting on a bent knee, hair drawn up in a chignon and secured with a scarf and ruyi-form ornaments, the gently bowed head turned to the left and with a serene... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2016

A Dehua 'Blanc-de-chine' seated figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 310. A Dehua 'Blanc-de-chine' seated figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 32,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's modelled seated with one leg raised in a variation of lalitasana, the left arm supporting a ruyi sceptre, wearing long robes opening at the chest to reveal an ornate necklace, the face with a meditative expression, the neatly combed hair draped over by a hood, the reverse impressed with an indistinct square seal, wood... [Lire la suite]

20 juillet 2016

A robin's egg-glazed dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 551. A robin's egg-glazed dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's with shallow rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a lipped rim, supported on a slightly tapered foot, applied overall with a 'robin's egg' glaze of characteristic turquoise attractively mottled with purplish blue; 26.3 cm., 10 3/8  in.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Dec 2015
17 juillet 2016

A pair of tourmaline ‘lingzhi’ seals, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 511. A pair of tourmaline ‘lingzhi’ seals, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's each of asymmetrical form, the green inclusions of the translucent stone cleverly worked in low relief to depict a lingzhi bloom borne on leafy stems, the top of the sides in openwork with two recumbent rams amidst further lingzhi blooms and jagged rockwork, wood stands; width 3.9 and 3 cm., 1 1/2  and 1 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2016

A Diamond and Pearl Pendant, India, 18th Century

A Diamond and Pearl Pendant, India, 18th Century. Photo courtesy Sue Ollemans Length: 5cm. Available at Sue Ollemans
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15 juillet 2016

Sarpech from Gwalior (1700 - 1800)

Sarpech from Gwalior, 18th Century. Photo courtesy The Curator's Studded with 10-12ct. Golconda Diamonds and Precious and large Emeralds with Minakari work on back. For sale on Curatorseye.com
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