20 septembre 2017

Heritage's Asian Art Auction soars past $3.3 million during Asia Week New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Aggressive bidding among shrewd collectors pushed numerous lots well past their pre-auction estimates in Heritage Auctions’ Asian Art Auction in New York, ultimately driving the total realized to nearly $3.3 million.  “We made a big impression during Asia Week New York and these results show it,” said Richard Cervantes, Director, Asian Art. “Our clients are extremely happy with the scholarship and marketing we put behind their precious objects.” The top lot was a Tibetan Thangka Depicting Two... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2017

A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 819. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height 20 in., 50.8 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. the standing deity wearing voluminous robes falling in heavy folds and a single-strand beaded necklace, the hair covered with a cowl and the head turned slightly to the left with a peaceful gaze, the back with an impressed jinfeng square seal mark. Exhibited: Blanc de Chine: Divine Images in Porcelain, China... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2017

A large doucai 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' square vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 28. A large doucai 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' square vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height 19 3/8  in., 49.3 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. © Sotheby's. of baluster form with a splayed foot and waisted neck, densely decorated to the body with the auspicious emblems surrounded by leafy flower scrolls, all between a band of upright lappets and stylized florets, the neck encircled by formalized foliate scrolls, the foot with... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2017

A Korean porcelain twin-handled cup, with carved wood cover, amber finial, The cup 18th-19th century

Lot 108. A Korean porcelain twin-handled cup, with carved wood cover, amber finial. The cup 18th-19th century. Across handles L: 6 1/2 in., 16.5cm. Estimate $500-700. Sold for $3,770. © Freeman’s The interior of the cup painted with the chacater for "longevity" in underglaze blue, associated carved wood stand.  Provenance: Acquired by the grandfather of the present owner, circa 1920s-30s, thence by descent.  ASIAN ARTS, 9 SEPTEMBER 2017
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05 août 2017

A small rhinoceros horn wine cup, 18th-19th century 

Lot 1696. A small rhinoceros horn wine cup, 18th-19th century, 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The thinly carved body flaring in a curved line from the circular foot to the everted rim, the undecorated material shading from a rich reddish-brown tone on one side to a dark brown tone on the other. Provenance: Acquired in the 1960s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art (Part I), 22 -... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

A spinach green jade lotus leaf-form libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 3268. A spinach green jade lotus leaf-form libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century, 7 in. (18 cm.) long, box. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 1,000,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup is carved in imitation of a rhinoceros horn libation cup as a lotus leaf with undulating edges borne atop craggy rock that forms the base, from which also rise entwined stems of budding lotus blossoms. The exterior is further carved and pierced in high relief with a lotus pond scene;... [Lire la suite]

10 juillet 2017

Three framed porcelain plaques with antiquities, flowers, fruits, and scholar's objects, 18th-19th century

Lot 666. Three framed porcelain plaques with antiquities, flowers, fruits, and scholar's objects, 18th-19th century; 44,4x47cm. Estimate €8 000/12 000. Lot sold €8 500. Courtesy Nagel. Minor wear, Frames slightly chipped. Property from an old Italian private collection, assembled in the 1980s. Nagel. Fine Asian Art - Salzburg, 16./17.06.2017
10 juillet 2017

A white-glazed chilong wine libation cup, China, 18th-19th century

Lot 647. A white-glazed chilong wine libation cup, China, 18th-19th century. H. 12 cm. Estimate €1500/2500. Lot sold €3300. Courtesy Nagel. Good condition. Property from an old German private collection, assembled between 1950 and 2000. Nagel. Fine Asian Art - Salzburg, 16./17.06.2017
10 juillet 2017

A small teadust-glazed porcelain brushwasher, China, 18th-19th century

Lot 583. A small teadust-glazed porcelain brushwasher, China, 18th-19th century. D. 6,4 cm. Estimate €600/1000. Lot sold €850. Courtesy Nagel. With wood stand. Good condition. Property from an old Austrian private collection.  Nagel. Fine Asian Art - Salzburg, 16./17.06.2017
10 juillet 2017

A triple-gourd-shaped teadust-glazed porcelain vase, China, 18th-19th century

Lot 582. A triple-gourd-shaped teadust-glazed porcelain vase, China, 18th-19th century. H. 8,8 cm. Estimate €900/1200. Lot sold €3 600. Courtesy Nagel. Good condition. Property from a North German private collection, assembled prior 2000. Nagel. Fine Asian Art - Salzburg, 16./17.06.2017