10 mai 2017

A large Dehua figure of Guanyin, 18th century

Lot 127. A large Dehua figure of Guanyin, 18th century, 35 in. (89 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 64,750 - USD 103,600). Price realised GBP 62,500 (USD 80,875). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The serene figure is modelled standing upon swirling waves, with her hair tied in an intricate chignon, and with downcast eyes and a serene expression. She is holding the edge of her long voluminous robes in her left hand and a scroll in the other. The back is impressed... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2017

A Dehua figure of a standing figure of Guanyin, 18th century

Lot 125. A Dehua figure of a standing figure of Guanyin, 18th century, 17 ¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,950 - USD 19,425). Price realised GBP 10,625 (USD 13,749). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The bodhisattva is modelled with a full face with pendulent earlobes and downcast eyes. The long hair is swept up into a topknot secured by a ruyi-shaped hairpin. The figure stands barefoot on a base of swirling clouds, with both hands held in... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2017

A flambé-glazed two-handled vase, 18th century

Lot 118. A flambé-glazed two-handled vase, 18th century, 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 12,950 - USD 15,540). Price realised GBP 12,500 (USD 16,175). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The vase is decorated with two beast-head handles to the shoulders. It is covered with a bright purple and red-streaked glaze paling at the handles and the rim. The base with a light brown wash. Provenance: From the collection of the honourable David Mcalpine  ... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2017

A famille-verte bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 134. A famille-verte bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 19.5 cm, 7 3/4  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a flared foot to a tall narrow neck and everted rim,  brightly enamelled with two birds perched on bamboo, beside a flowering prunus issuing from under a rocky outcrop;  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00 PM
08 mai 2017

An important European private collection of rhinoceros horn objects at Bonhams Hong Kong, 30 may 2017

Photo: Bonhams.  Lot 129. A rhinoceros horn 'lotus leaf' libation cup, 17th-18th century, 10.4cm (4 1/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. Naturalistically worked in the form of a curled lotus leaf issuing from a stem forming the foot at the base, one side flanked by another curved lotus leaf forming the handle, the horn of a dark chocolate-brown tone.  Provenance: An important European private collection Note: The present lot is an exceptional... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2017

The Splendour of Jade at Bonhams Hong Kong. The Songzhutang Collection of Early Jades

The Songzhutang Collection of Early Jades from the Neolithic Period to the Yuan Dynasty. Photo: Bonhams HONG KONG - Bonhams are privileged to offer on Tuesday 30 May in Hong Kong, the Songzhutang Collection of early Jades, dating from the Neolithic Period to 14th century. The remarkable and diverse collection (also including later jade carvings of the Ming and Qing dynasties) was published in 2011 and has since become an important reference work in the subject. It was formed over four decades from as early as the... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2017

600-year-old rare lacquer dish leads Sotheby's Chinese Art Sales in London

Lot 138. A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Large Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 44.5cm. Est. £400,000-600,000 / HK$3,860,000-5,790,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Following an outstanding year in Chinese art, Sotheby’s Important Chinese Art auction in London on 10 May 2017 showcases a selection of notable Chinese ceramics and works of art across the disciplines of imperial porcelain, lacquer, jade and Buddhist sculpture. Skilfully crafted and spanning China's long and rich... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2017

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 267. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 35 cm, 13 3/4  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the standing bodhisattva with hands crossed, on a rocky base buffeted with waves, wearing a layered robe draped over softly rounded shoulders and opening at the chest to reveal a lotus necklace, the robe gathered at the waist in a loose knot,  the face with a benevolent and peaceful expression flanked by pendulous earlobes, the hair drawn up to a high chignon and... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2017

A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 107. A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 27cm, 10 3/4  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  seated in lalitasana holding a scroll in the left hand, wearing long flowing robes, the face with a serene downcast expression and hair ornately tied and set with jewellery, with a matching pendant to the chest, the reverse impressed with a gourd-shaped He Chaozong mark  Provenance: Collection of Vilhelm Meyer... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2017

A Dehua figure of Budai, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 106. A Dehua figure of Budai, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 30.5 cm, 12 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  standing on a sack holding a peach in his outward stretched right hand, wearing long robes that have fallen open to reveal his front, the face with a joyous expression Provenance: Collection of Vilhelm Meyer (1878-1935). Thence by descent to the present owner. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 10 May 2017, 02:00 PM  
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