31 mars 2018

A rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2167. A rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 5 9/16 in. (14.1 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 1,340,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cup is carved in the form of an open blossom rising to an irregularly-shaped rim from the base carved as swirling waves. The exterior is carved in high relief with fivechilong, with the largest dragon clambering over the rim forming the openwork handle, box. Provenance: Acquired in New York, 1996. ... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2018

 A rare carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century 

Lot 2163.  A rare carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6¼ in. (16 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 2,180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cup is delicately carved around the exterior with a seated lady sewing by a recessed-leg table and accompanied by an attendant, beside an irregular-shaped rock displaying antiquities including a gu-form vase, an archaic bronze lei, a tripod censer and a tool vase, amidst a... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

A very fine man's damask-woven silk gauze summer informal robe, changfu, 18th century 

Lot 1252. A very fine man's damask-woven silk gauze summer informal robe, changfu, 18th century; 54½ in. (138.5 cm.) long x 75½ in. (192 cm.) cuff to cuff. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of pale yellow color, finely damask-woven with a repeating pattern of wanemblems amidst triple-peaked mountains and ruyi-shaped clouds, the collar edge in midnight-blue piping, with turned-back, lined, horsehoof cuffs, and gilt filigree buttons. ... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2018

A huanghuali luohan bed, luohanchuang, 18th century with modifications

Lot 966. A huanghuali luohan bed, luohanchuang, 18th century with modifications; 27 ¾ in. (70.8 cm.) high, 80 ½ in. (204.5 cm.) wide, 46 ¾ in. (118.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 564,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The thick, rectangular frame is set with a hard mat seat above a narrow waist and plain beaded apron. The whole is raised on thick beaded legs terminating in hoof feet. The later railings are carved with a lattice-work design.  ... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2018

An unusual pale blue-glazed carved pear-shaped vase, 18th century

Lot 614. An unusual pale blue-glazed carved pear-shaped vase, 18th century; 14 ¼ in. (36.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 22,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bulbous body and waisted neck are well carved in low relief with bands of highly stylized archaistic decoration, all between a band of key fret below the mouth rim and a band of triangular overlapping blade tips encircling the splayed foot. The vase is covered inside and out with a glaze of pale sky-blue... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2018

An elegant gemset and enamelled gold sword (khanda) hilt, Mughal India, 18th century

Lot 186. An elegant gemset and enamelled gold sword (khanda) hilt, Mughal India, 18th century. Main element 4¾in. (12cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Made in parts, the surfaces of the hilt and mounts elegantly enamelled with floral vine and birds in a variety of colours, the underside of the quillon, finial and exterior of the handguard with diamond inset floral sprays on enamelled ground, the final domed element of hilt and... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2018

A Kutahya pottery bowl, Ottman Turkey, 18th century

Lot 154. A Kutahya pottery bowl, Ottman Turkey, 18th century; 5in. (12.6cm.) high; 6in. (15.2cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000. Price realised GBP 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Rising from short splayed foot to wide rounded body with slightly everted rim, the white ground painted in cobalt-blue, bole-red, green, manganese and yellow with a lower register of colourful rosettes alternated with red flowerheads issuing leaves, an upper register of blue meandering vine, each register with... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2018

A Kutahya pottery teapot, Ottman Turkey, 18th century

Lot 157. A Kutahya pottery teapot, Ottman Turkey, 18th century; 3 3/8in. (8.4cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 13,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of rounded form rising from short slightly splayed foot to vertical rim, with simple loop handle and short tubular spout, the white ground painted in two shades of blue, bole-red, green, yellow, manganese and black with bold floral designs centered on two large rosettes, the base of the spout pierced through to allow the tea... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2018

A finely carved white glass 'Lotus' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century 

Lot 2148. A finely carved white glass 'Lotus' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  The circular cover is carved with a quatrefoil cartouche enclosing lotus seeds in the middle surrounded by lotus petals extending to the rounded sides of the box. The base of the box is inscribed with a Qianlong six-character mark. The material is of a semi-translucent... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2018

An exceptional and rare pair of underglaze-blue and copper-red vases, Attributed to Tang Ying, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 529. An exceptional and rare pair of underglaze-blue and copper-red vases, Attributed to Tang Ying, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 16 in., 40.5 cm. Estimate $200,000 — 300,000. Sold for $399,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. each well potted with the slightly tapered cylindrical body rising from a recessed base to an angular shoulder, sweeping up to a waisted neck and mouth collared with a raised band, the exterior finely painted with a crane standing on top of rockwork... [Lire la suite]