28 septembre 2016

A set of five cafe-au-lait ground famille rose garniture, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 147. A set of five café-au-lait ground famille rose garniture, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (USD 3,886 - USD 6,477). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Comprised of two gu-shaped vases and three covered baluster vases, all similarly decorated with leaf-shaped cartouches enclosing peonies and pine trees in famille rose, all against a cafe-au-lait ground. The interior and base are covered with a clear glaze; Gu vases: 10 1/2 in.... [Lire la suite]

27 septembre 2016

A fine blanc de Chine porcelain cup and saucer, 18th Century

Lot 53. A fine blanc de Chine porcelain cup and saucer, 18th Century. Estimate 400.00€ - 600.00 €. Photo Czerny's Both with lobed and curved border, kept on thin, round feet; finely moulded in the shape of a chrysanthemum. A headline at the border. diameter 8 - 11.5 cm. Note: A bigger bowl with similar decorations was sold at Sotheby’s, SALE NUMBER: HK0363; FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART; 05 October 2011, HONG KONG; lot 1929. Czerny's. CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART
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27 septembre 2016

An iron-red underglaze-blue decorated 'dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 133. An iron-red underglaze-blue decorated 'dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000 (USD 15,543 - USD 23,314). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The base is inscribed with a Yongzheng six-character seal mark in black enamel, possibly of the period; 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) diam., box Property from a private Hong Kong family Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
26 septembre 2016

A fine, large and brilliantly enamelled doucai 'phoenix and peony' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 116. A fine, large and brilliantly enamelled doucai 'phoenix and peony' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a well-proportioned rounded shoulder tapering to a countersunk base and surmounted by a short waisted neck, the body divided into three main registers with three iron-red lines, the central frieze painted with large multi-coloured flowering peony blooms borne on a curling leafy... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2016

A large painted enamel dish, 18th century

Lot 1264. A large painted enamel dish, 18th century. Estimate: USD 8,000 ~ 12,000. Price Realised USD 18,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The interior is decorated with a scene of five immortals standing on a promontory as they watch a crane with an arrow in its beak flying towards a jar of arrows housed in a pavilion surrounded by the froth-capped waves of the sea, within a blue archaistic bird border and flower scroll on a yellow ground in the well. There are three blue dragon scrolls on... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2016

A gilt-bronze figure depicting Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, Dalai Lama V, Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century

Lot 161. A gilt-bronze figure depicting Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, Dalai Lama V, Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Lot sold 1,510,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. seated in vajraparyankasana on a square embroidered cushion, the right hand raised in vitarka mudra or the gesture of religious exposition, the left hand in the lap, wearing richly embroidered inner and outer robes with triple gem, dragon and foliate motifs, with four-line inscription... [Lire la suite]

13 septembre 2016

"Real Time and the Time of Reality" at Galleria d'arte moderna, Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Mantel clock, case: French workshop, mechanism: Pierre Du Chesne (c. 1650–1730), c. 1675–90, ebony wood veneered and inlaid with tortoiseshell and gilded brass, chased and gilded copper, silk velvet; 66 × 40 × 21 cm. Florence, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Galleria Palatina e Appartamenti Reali, Toilette del Re. FLORENCE - The exhibition Real Time and the Time of Reality is the product of a desire to draw the public's attention to the important collection of clocks in the prestigious rooms and halls of... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2016

A 'Dehua' 'lychee' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 312. A 'Dehua' 'lychee' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000. Photo: Sotheby's. modeled in the form of three conjoined ripe fruits, evenly arranged and centered by a knop in the form of a curling leafy stem, the stippled skin and foliage finely articulated (2). Width 4 3/4  in., 12.1 cm.  Provenance: Collection of Winston Frederick Churchill Guest.Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 2nd December 1967, lot 31. ... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2016

A pair of three-color lacquer 'immortals' boxes and covers, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 353. A pair of three-color lacquer 'immortals' boxes and covers, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000. Photo: Sotheby's. each of peach shape with a flat base, the cover crisply carved in varying depth of relief, depicting one of the 'Eight Immortals' Tie Guaili holding a double gourd issuing vapor to the sky, the other depicting Han Xiangzi playing a flute, accompanied by an attendant holding a lingzhi, set within a landscape scene detailed with craggy... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2016

A Chinese imperial petit point dragon rank badge, 18th century

Lot 280. A Chinese imperial petit point dragon rank badge, 18th century. Estimate $2,000-3,000. Sold for $3,900. Photo Freeman's the four-clawed dragon among claws indicating second imperial rank. L: 11 1/2 in., 29 cm    Provenance: Alice Spalding Bowen, acquired in China, 1930s Freeman's. Asian Arts, Sat, Sep 10 2016 10:00 AM