03 mai 2014

Rare Chinese vase used as bedroom lamp leads Sotheby's Sale of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

An extremely rare sgraffiato-ground famille-rose vase, from the Qianlong period, which was being used as a lamp in a bedroom. It is estimated to sell for between £200,000-300,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Remarkable prices paid for important Chinese ceramics discovered in the UK continue to make headline news around the world. They form a fascinating part of an equally fascinating story: the extraordinary growth of the Chinese art market. The international market for Chinese ceramics and works of art continues to grow at... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2014

A Mughal-style pale green jade horse-head handled dagger, 18th century

A Mughal-style pale green jade horse-head handled dagger, 18th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams The pointed blade issuing from a pale jade handle, carved to depict a bridled horse head rising from a blossoming lotus flower cross-guard. The handle 13.5cm (5 1/4in) long, the dagger overall 39cm (15 1/4in) long. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,300 - 9,700) Compare a horse-handled dagger from the Qing Court Collection illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Armaments and Military Provision,... [Lire la suite]

01 mai 2014

A rare Mughal white and russet jade palmette-handled dagger, 18th century

A rare Mughal white and russet jade palmette-handled dagger, 18th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams The jade handle with russet inclusion carved to form an elegant baluster hilt with flaring guard and knop end. The handle 11.5cm (4 1/2in) long, the dagger overall 31cm (12 1/4in) long. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,700 - 15,000) Compare a similar white jade dagger handle from the Qing Court Collection illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Jadeware (III), Hong Kong, 1995, no.217, and another... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2014

Jade maintains its hold on China at Bonhams Chinese Art Sale in London

One of the top items in Bonhams sale of Chinese Art is lot 169, estimated to sell for £60,000-80,000. A superb large pale green jade carving of a Buddhist lion and cub, dating from the 18th century. Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON - Jade. the mysterious stone that comes in a range of colours from ice white to spinach green is a passion with Chinese art lovers and Bonhams next sale of Chinese art on May 15th is a good place to appreciate why this is so. Bonhams, the third largest international fine art auction house holds Chinese art... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2014

Rare 17th century Chinese wall hanging headlines at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

A rare transitional Ming-Qing dynasty large hanging, 17th century is estimated to sell for £12,000 – 18,000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions LONDON.- As London prepares for a week of Asian art auctions in May, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are delighted to present an extremely rare 17th century transitional hanging from the Ming/Qing dynasty, which will headline their spectacular sale of Chinese Ceramics and Asian Works of Art, including an extensive selection of Tibetan art, and Asian textiles. The sale... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2014

A large Famille rose dish, 18th century, the porcelain 15th century

A large Famille rose dish, 18th century, the porcelain 15th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The dish has deep rounded sides and is supported by a short tapering foot. The interior is decorated with three female immortals in a garden setting beside a deer pulling a small cart with auspicious fruit, all below a further immortal seated on the back of a phoenix in flight. The cavetto has eight shaped cartouches containing flowers, antiques and figures in exterior scenes. 15 in. (38.2 cm.) diam. Estimate £7,000 –... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2014

A rare pair of Famille rose enamelled 'Basket Weave' dishes, 18th century

A rare pair of Famille rose enamelled 'Basket Weave' dishes, 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Each dish is of shallow flaring form with a foliate rim. The interiors are elegantly decorated with blossoming peony, chrysanthemum and magnolia flowers and foliage. The rims are delicately moulded with a band of basket weave design. 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) diam. Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($25,185 - $33,580) Christie's.THE C. PHILIP CARDEIRO COLLECTION OF CHINESE ART, 13 May 2014, London, King Street... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2014

A moulded creamy white-glazed soft-paste vase, 18th century

A moulded creamy white-glazed soft-paste vase, 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The vase is of pear-shape with a spreading foot and a waisted neck and flaring mouth. The main body is moulded with peonies amongst rocks with incised details. 7 ¾ in. (19.6 cm.) high. Estimate £7,000 – £10,000 ($11,753 - $16,790) Provenance: With Bluett, London.Ezekiel Collection. Christie's.THE C. PHILIP CARDEIRO COLLECTION OF CHINESE ART, 13 May 2014, London, King Street -  http://www.christies.com/
26 avril 2014

A doucai 'Immortal' wine cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A doucai 'Immortal' wine cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, finely painted and enamelled around the exterior with a continuous landscape scene depicting an Immortal and a crane perched on rockwork amidst blossoming trees, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark - 7.8cm., 3 1/8 in. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 GBP PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014 -... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2014

A rhinoceros horn 'Taotie' libation cup, 18th century

A rhinoceros horn 'Taotie' libation cup, 18th century. Photo Bonhams. The dark amber-toned horn carved with a larger and a smaller stylised chilong biting the rim of the cup, the body of the larger chilong becoming a simple scroll handle, the body delicately carved with archaistic taotie masks on a geometric ground and another chilong clambering under the lip, wood stand. 14.5cm (5 5/8in) long (2). Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€12,000 - 18,000) Provenance: a European private collection and thence by descent The archaistic... [Lire la suite]


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