29 avril 2017

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 105. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 26.5 cm, 10 1/2  in.  Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. seated in lalitasana holding a scroll in the left hand, wearing long flowing robes, the face with a serene downcast expression and hair ornately tied and set with jewellery, with a matching pendant to the chest, the reverse impressed with a gourd-shaped He Chaozong mark  Provenance: Collection of Vilhelm Meyer... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2017

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 104. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 32.7 cm, 12 3/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. standing on a cloud scroll base and wearing long flowing robes, the hands clasped together in front of the waist, the face with a serene expression, the hair in a high chignon and draped with a cowl Provenance: Collection of Vilhelm Meyer (1878-1935). Thence by descent to the present owner. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 10 May... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2017

A large blue-glazed dish, 18th century

Lot 146. A large blue-glazed dish, 18th century; 49cm (19 1/4in) diam. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,500 - 5,900). Photo: Bonhams. Heavily potted, with deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot, covered overall with a lustrous deep-blue glaze. Provenance: a distinguished European private collection, and thence by descent Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 11 May 2017, 11:00 BST, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
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23 avril 2017

A blue and white porcelain dragon jar, Joseon Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 91. A blue and white porcelain dragon jar, Joseon Dynasty, 18th century, 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 130,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ovoid form, vividly painted in underglaze-blue with two karge and forceful dragons striding through clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl, and clusters of scalloped clouds interspersed with smaller cloud ribbons, the neck and lower body with auspicious fungus-head-shaped cloud collars, the body applied with a lustrous transparent... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2017

A large underglaze-blue and copper-red decorated ‘lions’ vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 134. A large underglaze-blue and copper-red decorated ‘lions’ vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 22 3/4 in. (56.8 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 350,000 (USD 19,390 - USD 45,243). Price realised HKD 325,000 (USD 42,007). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated in underglaze blue and copper red to depict lions playing with brocade balls, including two around the neck and six around the globular body. The base is unglazed.  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2017

A copper-red and underglaze-blue vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3683. A copper-red and underglaze-blue vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. finely painted on the front and back with a pair of swooping phoenix in bright copper red, amidst a peony meander of red blooms and underglaze-blue leafy stems, the sides decorated with a similar floral design, the neck flanked by a pair of animal-mask and mock ring handles, all... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2017

Four rhinoceros horn libation cups from the Robert Everts Collection

Robert Everts (1875-1942) Robert Everts (1875-1942), served as the Belgian Ambassadorial Envoy to Beijing from 1910 – 1916 and again 1920 – 1924. Other diplomatic posts included Mexico 1902 – 1906, Germany and finally as the Ambassador to Spain, 1932 – 1938, before he retired to Brussels. The following four rhinoceros horn libation cups were acquired by Everts during his diplomatic postings to Beijing. Lot 305. A rhinoceros horn 'peach and chilong' libation cup, 17th-18th century, 12.5cm (4 3/4in)... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century

Lot 303. An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century, 13cm (5 1/8in) long. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€18,000 - 24,000). Photo: Bonhams. Finely carved to the exterior with a band of trefoil diaper ground beneath a key-fret border on the rim, the handle formed by inverted volutes and a stylised mythical beast climbing up one side and biting the rim. Provenance:  A related archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup is illustrated by J.Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China,... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2017

A rare Ming-style blue and white box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 129. A rare Ming-style blue and white box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 6 3/8 in. (16.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,341 - USD 19,390). Price realised HKD 250,000 (USD 32,313) © Christie's Imags Ltd 2017. The cover is decorated with a composite floral scroll centering a lotus bloom, the design repeated on the sides of the box. The base of the box is inscribed with an apocryphal Xuande four-character mark in a double circle. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

A superb inscribed Suzhou white jade 'Zigang' pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3717. A superb inscribed Suzhou white jade 'Zigang' pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 5.7 cm, 2 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the oval pebble exquisitely worked in low relief, one face depicting a seated lady playing the flute in a fenced garden with a phoenix dancing on the rocky ledge above, the reverse inscribed with a poetic inscription and signed Zigang, pierced with a small aperture at the top for attachment, the stone of... [Lire la suite]
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