31 janvier 2018

A very important and magnificent Imperial pearl court necklace (chao zhu), Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 1813. A very important and magnificent Imperial pearl court necklace (chao zhu), Qing dynasty, 18th century; diameter 134 cm., 52 3/4 in. weight: 330 g. pearl diameter 9.60 - 10.65 mm. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 67,860,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. consisting of a strand of 108 freshwater Eastern pearls divided into groups of twenty-seven by four fotou (Buddha heads') large coral beads flanked by pairs of lapis-lazuli, the foutou at the... [Lire la suite]

31 janvier 2018

A 'huanghuali' square-corner cabinet (fangjiao gui), Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 341. A 'huanghuali' square-corner cabinet (fangjiao gui), Qing dynasty, 18th century; 75 3/4 by 40 by 42 1/2 in., 192.4 by 101.6 by 108 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 158,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. the large cabinet set with a pair of hinged doors composed of single-board floating panel within rectangular frames, all above a blind rectangular panel and a plain apron, the shorter sides with similar aprons, opening to reveal the interior with two shelves, the upper shelf... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2018

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

Lot 107A. A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 28 cm, 11 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2017.  seated in lalitasana, wearing long flowing robes, the face with a serene downcast expression and hair ornately tied and set with jewellery, the reverse impressed with a gourd-shaped He Chaozong mark .  Provenance: Collection of Vilhelm Meyer (1878-1935). Thence by descent... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2018

A blue and white soft-paste vase, cong, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 194. A blue and white soft-paste vase, cong, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 35.5cm., 14in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 9,375 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2009 the square section body moulded to each corner with four square recessed panels enclosing a horizontal rib, reserved on an underglaze blue floral scroll ground, divided by vertical rectangular panels enclosing composite floral scrolls, supported on a short circular foot with a spearhead band, the tapering neck similarly... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2018

A white-glazed 'lotus' bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 597. A white-glazed 'lotus' bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15.5cm., 6 1/8 in. Estimate 800 — 1,200 GBP. Lot sold 800 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2008  the flaring sides moulded as lotus leaves rising from a short straight base, covered overall in a white glaze.  Provenance: Peter Boode, London (according to label). Exhibited: Mostra D'Art Cinese, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1954, cat. no. 587.  Literature: Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

A 'Ge-type' double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 595. A 'Ge-type' double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11cm., 4 3/8 in. Estimate 350 — 450 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2008  the tapering square body rising from a short tapering foot to a pear-shaped upper section, covered overall with a pale-grey glaze suffused with a matrix of dark-grey and gold crackles. Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 196. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2018

A rare 'Ge-type' Yixing 'Lotus' censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 593. A rare 'Ge-type' Yixing 'Lotus' censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 9.5cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 400—600 GBP. Lot sold 1,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2008  the lobed globular body rising from a high spreading foot to a short waisted neck and pierced domed top, covered overall in a pale grey glaze suffused with a matrix of dark grey crackles. Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 225. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

A small 'guan-type' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 592. A small 'guan-type' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 10.5cm., 4 1/8 in. Estimate 400—600 GBP. Lot sold 5,625 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2008  the body of square pear shape with canted corners, rising from a short spreading foot to a short straight neck set with a pair of tubular handles, covered overall in a pale bluish-grey glaze suffused with a matrix of crackles; together with a similarly glazed incense holder. Quantity: 2. Provenance: Peter Boode, London (vase,... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2018

A Rhinoceros Horn 'Pine' Libation Cup, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3020. A Rhinoceros Horn 'Pine' Libation Cup, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 14.5 cm., 5 5/8  in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,360,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the tapered horn of reddish-brown colour lightening to a caramel tone at the flared rim, naturalistically carved to resemble a section of a tree trunk with blossoming pine twigs entwining around it and extending in openwork onto the interior to form the handle on one side,... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2018

An Imperial Guan-type vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 18th century

  Lot 1640. An Imperial Guan-type vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 34.5 cm., 13 3/8 in. Estimate 300,000 - 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2009. the pear-shaped hu vessel of rectangular section with a round belly rising from slightly flared foot with pierced slots on both sides, to a tapered neck, flanked on the narrow sides with two rectangular handles, applied overall with an even pale grey caesious coloured glaze suffused with faint... [Lire la suite]