03 juin 2019

A robin's-egg glazed vase, Qing dynasty, 18th–19th century

Lot 463. A robin's-egg glazed vase, Qing dynasty, 18th–19th century; 32 cm, 12 5/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. of gu form, the body with a bulbous middle section between two raised fillets, rising from a tall splayed foot to a trumpet mouth, applied overall with an attractive mottled turquoise-blue glaze. Provenance: A Japanese private collection.Christie's Hong Kong, 1st June 2011, lot 3720. Note: The mottled... [Lire la suite]
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07 janvier 2019

Head of Iyoba, Edo peoples, Nigeria, Court of Benin, 18th–19th century

Head of Iyoba, Edo peoples, Nigeria, Court of Benin, 18th–19th century. Brass (cast), iron. H. 21 in. × W. 10 1/2 in. × D. 10 3/4 in. (53.3 × 26.7 × 27.3 cm). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1991, 1991.17.4. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the Benin kingdom, the iyoba, or mother of the oba (king), occupies an important and historically significant place within Benin's political hierarchy. The title was first conferred upon Idia, the mother of king Esigie, who used her... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2017

Seated luohan (arhat) in a grotto, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th–19th century

Seated luohan (arhat) in a grotto, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th–19th century. Lapis lazuli. H. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm); W. 10 in. (25.4 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902; 02.18.917 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mystical figures such as Daoist and Buddhist practitioners were thought to retreat to landscapes with magical properties, represented in green and blue, where they were able to access the spiritual forces that lived within the mountains. In these two works, impressively large pieces of malachite and... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2016

Seated Buddha, 18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Seated Buddha, 18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Smoky quartz. Overall: H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); W. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); D. 3 in. (7.6 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.859) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
11 octobre 2016

Vessel in the shape of a bird with archaic designs, 18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Vessel in the shape of a bird with archaic designs, 18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Rock crystal. H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); H. incl. base 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.832a, b). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
11 octobre 2016

Covered vessel in the shape of a bird, 18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911),

Covered vessel in the shape of a bird, 18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Rock crystal. H. 3 in. (7.6 cm); W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); D. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm). H. 3 in. (7.6 cm); W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); D. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm), 02.18.838a, b. © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
12 juin 2016

A blue and white and underglazed-red ‘crane and lotus’ fish jar, Qing dynasty, 18th – 19th century

Lot 801. A blue and white and underglazed-red ‘crane and lotus’ fish jar, Qing dynasty, 18th – 19th century. Estimate 40,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 112,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with a tapered body rising from a flat base to an everted rim, beautifully painted in cobalt blue and copper red with a continuous scene depicting cranes in a lotus pond set with large blossoms and lotus pads, all below a frieze enclosing lotus blooms alternating with butterflies against a diapered ground, the rim... [Lire la suite]