13 avril 2015

A pair of small Chenghua-style doucai stem cups, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A pair of small Chenghua-style doucai stem cups, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HK$500,000 - HK$800,000 ($64,805 - $103,688). Price Realized HK$625,000 ($81,006). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each is exquisitely painted in doucai palette with a lotus scroll above two rows of florettes interspersed by the raised rib, and a band of spearheads encircling the splayed foot. The interior of the hollow stem foot is inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in a line. 2 1/2... [Lire la suite]

13 avril 2015

An eagle-shaped gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 18th century, with later pearl chain

An eagle-shaped gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 18th century, with later pearl chain. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's in the form of an eagle with outstretched wings and tail feathers, the gold body set with rubies and emeralds, featuring a lasque-cut diamond medallion on the breast, the ruby beak, wings and tail feathers with attached drop-pendant pearls and rubies, the reverse incised with plumage details, loops attaching later pearl suspension chain; 48cm. total... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2015

A finely-carved jade pot, India, Mughal, 18th century

A finely-carved jade pot, India, Mughal, 18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's of deep round form with two small scroll-handles, decorated on the exterior with finely carved acanthus leaf pattern, on a petalled base with flowerhead motif, the interior featuring a carved floral blossom; 13.5cm. max. diam. Notes: Vessels of this deep round form with carved acanthus leaves and floral medallions influenced Chinese artisans during the Qing dynasty in the eighteenth century who... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2015

An inquiring mind: American collecting of Japanese and Korean art at Christie's

  An impressive iron articulated model of a dragon, Edo period (18th - 19th century), signed Myochin Nobuie and kao (cursive monogram). Estimate: $300,000 – 400,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. NEW YORK, NY.- On April 22, Christie's will offer An Inquiring Mind: American Collecting of Japanese and Korean Art, a selection of 130 works mainly from illustrious private and public collections. This rich and varied sale, with estimates ranging from $1,500 up to $600,000 includes works of antiquity, screens,... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2015

An aubergine-glazed 'Tree trunk' brushrest, Qing dynasty, 18th century

An aubergine-glazed 'Tree trunk' brushrest, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000  HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD (32,686 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's naturalistically modelled simulating a gnarled trunk stemming from a cluster of vigorously twisting roots, the trunk splitting into two thinner branches with one extending upwards and splitting into two further branches, the uneven surface accentuated with irregular apertures and  applied with a warm aubergine glaze thinning... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2015

A Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate  100,000 — 120,000  HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD (41,601 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened globular form with rounded sides rising from a short oval foot to a waisted cylindrical neck and slightly everted mouthrim, flanked by a pair of openwork dragon handles, the body superbly painted with a composite floral scroll with floral blooms wreathed in long meandering scrolls issuing clusters of leaves, above a... [Lire la suite]


03 avril 2015

An 18th century topaz and chrysoberyl pendeloque pendant and pair of earrings, Portuguese

An 18th century topaz and chrysoberyl pendeloque pendant and pair of earrings, Portuguese. Estimate £8,000 - 10,000 (€11,000 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each bow surmount suspending a pear-shaped drop, set throughout with vari-cut topaz and chrysoberyls in foiled, closed-back silver settings, pendant length 6.2cm, earring length 4.4cm, fitted case Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, 22 Apr 2015 14:00 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
03 avril 2015

An 18th century topaz girandole pendant and pair of earrings, Portuguese

An 18th century topaz girandole pendant and pair of earrings, Portuguese. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€8,200 - 11,000). Photo: Bonhams. Set throughout with vari-cut topaz in foiled, closed-back silver-gilt settings, pendant length 5.5cm, earring length 4.9cm  Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, 22 Apr 2015 14:00 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
30 mars 2015

A Dehua cylindrical tripod censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A Dehua cylindrical tripod censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HK$30,000-50,000 (US$3,900-6,500). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The censer is raised on three ruyi-form feet and is moulded with three shallow bands around the exterior, the central register is  incised with two rows of key-frets. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) high Christie's. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART FROM THE YAOGUSHANFANG COLLECTION, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor
21 mars 2015

A blue and white meiping, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A blue and white meiping, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $68,750 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The body decorated with a wide band of composite floral scroll between decorative bands at the neck and upright leaf tips at the foot;10 in. (25.4 cm.) high  Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1977. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART III - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: QING CERAMICS, GLASS AND JADE... [Lire la suite]