09 mars 2016

A finely carved Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century

Lot 21, A finely carved Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century. Estimate USD 30,000 ~ 50,000. Photo Freemans H: 3 1/2 in., 9 cm  PROVENANCE: Property from the Estate of Charles V. Swain, Doylestown, PA; thence by family descent.  Freemans. Asian Arts, Sat, Mar 12 2016 10:00 AM

07 mars 2016

A gold aventurine-splashed green glass snuff bottle, Imperial Palace Workshops, Beijing, 18th century

Lot 6025, A gold aventurine-splashed green glass snuff bottle, Imperial Palace Workshops, Beijing, 18th century. Estimate US$ 1,800 - 2,500 (€1,600 - 2,300). Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened globular form with a wide mouth, oval countersunk foot, the interior skillfully blown to a water-drop form, the rich transparent green body suffused with golden flecks. 2in (5.1cm) high Property from the Marcia J. Howard Collection Bonhams. CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES FROM TWO PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTIONS, 10:00 EDT... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2016

Fine Oriental rugs & carpets on offer at Skinner; Chinese "Imperial" carpets highlight March 13 sale

Lot 87, Beijing “Nine Dragon” Silk Pile and Metal Thread Chinese "Imperial" Carpet, detail, late 19th century. Estimate $20,000-25,000  BOSTON, MASS.- Skinner, Inc. announced its auction of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets on Sunday, March 13 at 12PM. With over 300 lots on offer, the sale features a number of early, striking collector’s pieces, as well as a broad range of 19th century furnishing rugs and carpets, many of which were consigned from estates or private collections.  Chinese... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2016

A pale celadon jade figure of a perch, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 124. A pale celadon jade figure of a perch, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. with upturned mouth, spiky dorsal fin and rounded caudal fin, the fish with raised head and flicked tail, depicted swimming through and supported on a base of frothing waves, the stone of an even pale celadon color with faint opaque white inclusions and russet veining, wood stand (2). Length 5 1/4  in., 13.5 cm Sotheby's. Chinese Art from Caramoor Center for Music... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2016

After Dong Bangda, Falcon Perched in a Garden, 18th century

Lot 8129. After Dong Bangda, Falcon Perched in a Garden, 18th century. Estimate US$10,000 - 15,000 (€9,200 - 14,000). Photo Bonhams. Hanging scroll, now mounted, framed and glazed, ink and color on paper, bearing a signature reading chen Dong Bangda gong hui. 50 1/4 x 24 1/2in (128 x 61.5cm) Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS OF ART, 11:00 EDT - NEW YORK
29 février 2016

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

Lot 295. A blue and white Ming-style dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with rounded sides and lipped rim, painted in varying tones of underglaze blue in 'heaped and piled' technique,  the central medallion with a floral meander, the stylized blooms borne on narrow stems with twisting leaves within a classic scroll band, the cavetto with a similar band of scrolling flowers, all enclosed by a keyfret border, the exterior similarly... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2016

An incised white-glazed beaker, Xuande mark, 18th century

Lot 8087. An incised white-glazed beaker, Xuande mark, 18th century. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo Bonham's The beaker heavily potted, the subtly canted walls rising from a small, thick foot rim, with an incised lotus petal band at the base below a central register of lotus flower heads set against foliate scroll, the everted mouth rim decorated with a ruyi band, the underside inscribed with a six-character Xuande mark in underglaze blue. 5 1/16in (12.9cm) high Bonham's. CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2016

A Ming-style White-Glazed Dish with incised Anhua Decoration, 18th century

Lot 8086. A Ming-style White-Glazed Dish with incised Anhua Decoration, 18th century. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€7,300 - 11,000). Photo Bonham's Thickly molded and delicately line-incised with a roundel of lotus flowers across the floor of the well, bands of flowering peonies and pearls encircling the cavetto and exterior walls, all beneath a celadon-tinged glaze that stops along the outside edge of the foot, leaving an unglazed foot pad and recessed base. 14 1/8in (36cm) diameter Provenance: Chait... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2016

A cream-glazed compressed jar, guan, 18th century

Lot 8085. A cream-glazed compressed jar, guan, 18th century. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,500). Photo Bonham's Heavily potted with a thick foot rim, the deeply curved walls flaring out to a bulbous shoulder, curving back to an everted mouth rim, the interior and exterior covered all over in a creamy white glaze, the underside impressed with a four-character mark within a square double border. 8in (20.3cm) diameter Bonham's. CHINESE WORKS OF ART, 11:00 EDT - NEW YORK
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27 février 2016

An important and exceptionally fine painting of Vaishravana, Tibet, 18th century

Lot 105. An important and exceptionally fine painting of Vaishravana, Tibet, 18th century. Estimate $550,000 – $750,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Finely detailed with the radiant deity seated atop a lion, holding a banner in his right hand and a jewel-spewing mongoose in his left, adorned in lavish garments, billowing ribbons and gold jewels, his wide-open eyes and semi-wrathful expression topped with an elaborate crown and backed by a radiant aurole, surrounded by his retinue of eight horsemen with wrathful Vajrapani... [Lire la suite]