30 novembre 2016

A white jade 'Boy and Drum' carving, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 100. A white jade 'Boy and Drum' carving, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. finely carved kneeling holding a large drum, with a beribboned musical chime in his left hand and a lotus pod in the right hand, his round face with fine features set in a merry expression, his head flanked by small tuffets of hair, the stone of even white colour - 3.9 cm, 1 1/2  in. Notes: Jade carvings of boys playing drums include one from the E.T. Chow collection, sold... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2016

A superb pale celadon jade 'Boy and Hobby Horse' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 158. A superb pale celadon jade 'Boy and Hobby Horse' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. depicted as a striding boy holding the reins of the hobby horse with one hand, the other holding a long leafy lotus stem, the softly polished stone of an even colour with some opaque inclusions - 8.3 cm, 3 1/4  in. Exhibited: Auspicious Emblems. Chinese Cultural Treasures - 45th Anniversary Exhibition of the Min Chiu Society, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2016

An exceptional white jade 'Boy and Cat' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 15. An exceptional white jade 'Boy and Cat' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. depicting a young boy standing next to a small cat crouching by his side and looking up at the boy, the figure depicted looking at a small butterfly on his shoulder and holding a large palm leaf in his left hand, the weathered leaf extending over his shoulder and down his back, the cherubic figure accentuated with small tuffets of hair at the top of his head and... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2016

A fine white jade bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 129. A fine white jade bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's; superbly carved with deep rounded sides rising to a gently everted rim, supported on a neatly cut footring, the smoothly polished stone of even pale celadon-white colour with light occasional cloud inclusions - 15.6 cm, 6 1/8  in. Notes: Perfectly proportioned and finished to a lustrous sheen to draw attention to the quality of the jade, the sensitive modelling and lack of any... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2016

Memento Mori Rosary, 18th Century

Lot 736. Memento Mori Rosary, 18th Century. Estimate: € 3500-4000. Photo Hampel Auction. Overall length: 44 cm. Ten beads and large final pearl, these carved each in the shape of a skull in the leg. Top ball, intermediate and final cross pendant Silver Cross. The larger, filigree and partially gilt cross with colored stones.Between gold thread tassel. In modern stand presented in metal. Literature: Fredy Bühler, Urs-Beat Frei, The Rosary devotions - History - Arts Benteli, November... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2016

A copper-red and underglaze-blue 'Landscape' jardinière, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 247. A copper-red and underglaze-blue 'Landscape' jardinière, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of steeply rounded form, painted with a continuous scene with figures in a rocky mountainous landscape, fishermen poling sampans on a wide river, pavilions nestled amidst lush vegetation, with sections of the trees highlighted in copper-red, the base perforated with a circular hole, all below a ruyi border... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2016

A malachite ‘lotus’ waterpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 226. A malachite ‘lotus’ waterpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. modelled as a curled lotus leaf borne on stems issuing lotus flower and arrowheads; 9 cm, 3 1/2  in.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 09 Nov 2016
10 novembre 2016

A doucai 'lanca' bowl, 18th century

Lot 28. A doucai 'lanca' bowl, 18th century. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,446 - USD 9,928). Price Realised GBP 8,750 (USD 10,859). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.    The bowl is painted on the exterior with eight mandorlas separated by lanca characters. The interior is similarly decorated below a band of lanca characters. The base has a cai hua tang zhi mark, 'made for the Hall of Colourful Flowers', in iron-red within a double... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2016

Metal box with decoration of angels playing in painted enamels on a gilt bronze body, 18th century

Metal box with decoration of angels playing in painted enamels on a gilt bronze body, 18th century © National Palace Museum
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28 octobre 2016

Water dropper in the shape of a crane, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Water dropper in the shape of a crane, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Carnelian and white agate. H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); W. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.876a, b) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A crane holding a branch of peaches symbolizes longevity. The crane is believed to live for more than a thousand years and has been associated with immortals who would ride on its back. The peach is understood to have more potent life-extending power. In Chinese legend, the... [Lire la suite]