21 octobre 2016

A doucai 'Immortals' dish, Chenghua six-character mark, 18th century

Lot 47. A doucai 'Immortals' dish, Chenghua six-character mark, 18th century. Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,400 - 5,600). Photo: Bonhams.  Finely enamelled depicting the Queen Mother of the West and an attendant carrying a fan descending from the sky on wispy clouds, the Eight Immortals with their various attributes pay homage, the exterior decorated with the 'Three Friends of Winter'. 15.8cm (6 2/8in) diam.. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 10 november 2016, 10:30 GMT, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET

21 octobre 2016

A doucai barrel-shaped 'lotus scroll' armrest, 18th century

Lot 46. A doucai barrel-shaped 'lotus scroll' armrest, 18th century. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,200 - 3,400). Photo: Bonhams.  Vividly enamelled in red, green, yellow and aubergine, the gently curving sides decorated with four foliate cartouches each enclosing dense scrolling foliage bearing a lotus flower head, separated by a smaller lotus spray above clusters of billowing clouds, all beneath a continuous band of ruyi heads, the top similarly decorated with a floral cartouche. 18.2cm (7 1/8in) high. ... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2016

An aubergine-glazed 'Three Auspicious Fruits' vase, meiping, 18th century

Lot 24. An aubergine-glazed 'Three Auspicious Fruits' vase, meiping, 18th century. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,300 - 5,600). Photo: Bonhams. Of baluster form, the body finely incised with sprays of finger citrons, pomegranates, peaches and lychees, between bands of lappets at the shoulder and at the foot. 28.5cm (11 1/4in) high Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 10 november 2016, 10:30 GMT, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
18 octobre 2016

Gents Shot Silk Frock Coat, 18th century

  Gents Shot Silk Frock Coat, 18th century. Estimate:  $400 - $600. Sold for: $984. Photo courtesy Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company. Blue-gold silk in a woven pattern of tiny diamonds, having stand collar, deep cuff, shaped pocket flap and self buttons, lined in silk and linen. Ch-38, Sh-15, Slv-24, L-36. (Wear to cuffs, underarms and some edges, missing one button) very good. Fall Couture & Textiles, 10/17/2015 10:00 AM EDT. Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company
17 octobre 2016

Seated luohan (arhat) in a grotto, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Seated luohan (arhat) in a grotto, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Malachite. H. 9 in. (22.9 cm); W. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm). Bequest of Edmund C. Converse, 1921 (21.175.136) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
15 octobre 2016

A Chinese incense burner for the Ottoman market

Lot 145. A Chinese incense burner for the Ottoman market, the incense burner China, 18th century, the mounts Ottoman Turkey, 19th century. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 4,876 - USD 7,314). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The Chinese porcelain with Ottoman silver and silver-gilt mounts, the interior with silver tray, the underside of the base with maker's mark and later owner's label; 8¾in. (22.3cm.) high. Christie's. Sale 12241, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 20 October... [Lire la suite]

15 octobre 2016

A gem-set and enamelled gold mango-shaped perfume flask, Mughal India or Deccan, 18th century

Lot 94. A gem-set and enamelled gold mango-shaped perfume flask, Mughal India or Deccan, 18th century. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,190 - USD 18,285). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Set with rubies and diamonds, with screw-top stopper in the form of the stalk, minor losses to the enamel; 2 1/8in. (5.2cm.) long Christie's. Sale 12241, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 20 October 2016, London, King Street
15 octobre 2016

A white jade 'lady and crane' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3709. A white jade 'lady and crane' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the finely worked figure of a lady depicted standing on rugged rockwork, rendered holding a lingzhi stem in her left hand and a branch in her right, the branch curling over her shoulder and extending across her back with large flowering peony blooms, the poised figure adorned in a long flowing robe and rendered with... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2016

A white jade 'mythical beast' vase and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century 

Lot 3705. A white jade 'mythical beast' vase and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of flattened form, the lower half of the vase worked in relief as a standing mythical animal, decorated with an animal head and curling tail, the body picked out with wings, the neck of the vase with a pair of kui dragon handles suspending loose rings, the domed cover decorated with a small bird, the translucent... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

An unusual enamelled 'lingzhi' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3678. An unusual enamelled 'lingzhi' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 87,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. modelled as a lingzhi bloom borne on a short stippled curling stem forming the handle of the vessel, vividly enamelled overall with a kaleidoscopic blend of enamels thinning to the ridges; 9 cm, 3 1/2  in.. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26th October 1993, lot 113. Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]