07 avril 2017

A white jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3637. A white jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 44.3 cm, 17 3/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD (105,885 EUR) (105,885 USD). Photo: Sotheby's the slender curved sceptre elegantly worked on the ruyi-shaped head with a bat in flight above a gnarled leafy branch bearing two large peaches, the arched shaft carved with four seal characters reading Jixiang ruyi ('Auspicious as you wish'), above a leafy spray of narcissus... [Lire la suite]

04 avril 2017

A Ge-type glazed garlic mouth vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 143. A Ge-type glazed garlic mouth vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 15 3/8 in. (39.2 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000 (USD 23,268 - USD 32,317). Unsold © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. The vase is covered overall with a glaze of greenish-blue grey colour suffused with dark grey and pale gold crackle in imitation of Ge ware, the unglazed foot is covered with a brown dressing. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s  ... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2017

A coral red-enamelled double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 136. A coral red-enamelled double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 70,000 - HKD 100,000 (USD 9,049 - USD 12,927). Price realised HKD 187,500 (USD 24,238) © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. The vase is enamelled on the exterior in bright orange-red, the interior and base are covered with a clear glaze. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April 2017, Hong Kong
31 mars 2017

Royal curator sheds new light on reclusive Duke

The 5th Duke of Portland, Richard Dighton © The Harley Gallery.  WORKSOP.- Best known for the extensive tunnels he built underneath the family home at Welbeck Abbey on the Welbeck Estate, the eccentric and reclusive 5th Duke of Portland is revealed in a new light through his “extraordinary collection” of miniature paintings says Senior Curator of Paintings at the Royal Collection, Vanessa Remington.  Having catalogued the ‘miniatures’ in the Royal Collection, Remington was invited to curate a new... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2017

A grey and russet jade 'Tiger' pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and a carved celadon jade 'Dragon pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th c

Lot 76. A grey and russet jade 'Tiger' pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and a carved celadon jade 'Dragon pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,759 - USD 10,345) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The first pendant is carved in the form of a tiger. The stone is of a pale grey tone with some dark russet inclusions. The second is carved and pierced as an archaistic dragon. The body is coiled and decorated with an incised scrolling motif. The stone is of an even... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2017

A Chinese porcelain cup with Ottoman tombak mounts set with a coral finial, China and Turkey, 18th century

Lot 208. A Chinese porcelain cup with Ottoman tombak mounts set with a coral finial, China and Turkey, 18th century.  Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the body comprising a blue porcelain cup set in tombak mounts, including a splayed foot with incised floral details, with a hinged lid featuring three cartouches with foliate openwork design, surmounted by coral finial and curved handle - 17.5cm. height. Note: This tombak incense burner is distinguished by the... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2017

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

Lot 705. A blue and white Ming-style 'Floral' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000, USD. Lot sold 8,125 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... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2017

A white-glazed incised vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century.

Lot 706. A white-glazed incised vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of ovoid shape rising to a lipped rim, the body engraved with a continuous foliate meander of lotus flowers borne on undulating leafy stems, set between bands of ruyi and keyfret around the shoulder and upright lappets encircling the base, all under a white glaze of faint bluish tint. Height 7 5/8  in., 19.3 cm ... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2017

A white-glazed incised 'Dragon' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 701. A white-glazed incised 'Dragon' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the pear-shaped body rising to a tall slender neck and lipped rim, incised with a writhing dragon, its barbed tail coiling around the neck, in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', covered overall with a pale bluish-green slip pooling into the carving and a semi-opaque white glaze. Height 9 3/4  in., 24.8 cm Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A cloisonné Zun-Form vase, 18th century

Lot 2125. A cloisonné Zun-Form vase, 18th century. Estimate USD 30,000 ~ 40,000. Sold for US$ 35,000 (€32,401). Photo: Bonhams. The sloping sides rise to an angular shoulder below a short, flaring, trumpet neck, the main register of the vase decorated with phoenixes set against a background of peony blossoms and foliage, the shoulder and neck adorned with multi-colored archaistic scrollwork. 12 3/4in (32.4cm) high Note: A very closely related vase, with nearly identical shape and a similar combination... [Lire la suite]
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