12 février 2019

A soapstone figure of Guanyin, 18th-19th century

Lot 711. A soapstone figure of Guanyin, 18th-19th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The graceful figure is shown standing with head turned slightly to the side and holding an inverted bottle in her hands. She wears a shawl over her shoulders, a cloak incised with clouds that flares at the hem, and a long skirt that falls to the tops of her bare feet. Her hair is worn in an elaborate topknot. The stone is of warm ivory color and there are faint... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2019

A white jade 'Boy climbing on a recumbent buffalo' carving, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 2800. A white jade 'Boy climbing on a recumbent buffalo' carving, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 9.5 cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 524,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 carved in the round, the horned buffalo seated in a recumbent attitude with a bushy tail, tied to the nostrils with a long rope, a boy in loose-fitted clothes climbing on the beast, clutching a sprig of peaches in his left hand and a spray of millet in the right, the white stone highlighted... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A white jade 'Crane and lingzhi' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 2735. A white jade 'Crane and lingzhi' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 33 cm., 13 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,040,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 finely carved on the head with two cranes in flight amongst lingzhi fungus, one grasping a wan character and the Buddhist emblem wheel, the other grasping a shell, the slender shaft further adorned with six cranes perching on an entwined branch of lingzhi, each clutching in its beak... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2019

A pair of zitan low armchairs, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 2758. A pair of zitan low armchairs, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 88.5 by 79 by 60.5 cm 34 7/8 by 31 1/8 by 23 3/4 in. Estimate 1,600,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,820,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. each with a wide splat terminating in a scroll end at the top, carved on the front in low relief with a bat suspending a beribboned zoomorphic chime and pendant tassels, flanked by open framework bordered by keyfret and archaistic scrolls, the armrests similarly decorated with two... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2019

A very large doucai pear-shaped vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 1713. A very large doucai pear-shaped vase, 18th-19th century; 25 3/8 in. (64.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 80,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Painted on two sides of the bulbous body with a dragon leaping amidst clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl, one in iron red, the other green, above a band of frothing waves which break in explosions of spray against rocks, the neck with a band of phoenixes in flight amidst ruyi-shaped clouds and a band of... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2018

A flambé-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 1483. A flambé-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $11,250. © Sotheby's the baluster body rising to a waisted neck, applied overall with a vitreous burgundy-red glaze streaked with deep lavender-blue and thinning to a mushroom tone around the rim and stopping neatly at the foot, the base unglazed. Provenance: Acquired in Boston, 1940-1960s, and thence by descent. Property from the Collection of Jeannette... [Lire la suite]

24 décembre 2018

A 'huanghuali' veneered recessed-leg table, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 1293. A 'huanghuali' veneered recessed-leg table, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height 33 1/2  in., 85.1 cm; Width 56 1/2  in., 143.5 cm; Depth 11 5/8  in., 29.5 cm. Estimate $25,000- $35,000. Sold: $32,500. © Sotheby's a single panel set to either short end with an everted flange, the straight beaded apron with finely carved and beaded cloud-form brackets flanking the thumb-molded and beaded rectangular section legs joined by plain square section double stretchers and sturdy,... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

A 'hongmu' low back armchair, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 1071. A 'hongmu' low back armchair, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height 34 5/8  in., 87.9 cm; Width 23 in., 58.4 cm; Depth 18 3/4  in., 47.6 cm. Estimate $5 000- $7,000. Sold: $52,500. © Sotheby's the straight crestrail pipe-jointed to the back posts, the open back framed on three sides by scrolled and beaded brackets, repeated on the straight arms continuing down to form the front posts, the hard mat seat within a molded edge frame and a gallery rail at the back and... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

A 'huanghuali' recessed-leg table, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 1068. A 'huanghuali' recessed-leg table, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height 32 3/4  in., 83.2 cm; Width 59 1/2  in., 151.1 cm: Depth 16 in., 40.6 cm. Estimate $25 000- $35,000. Sold: $55,000. © Sotheby's a single floating panel top set within a mitered, mortise and tenon frame with molded edge tapering inward, supported underneath by four transverse stretchers, the cusped and beaded apron carved with intertwining and scrolling vines and bold archaistic dragon-head... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2018

A massive doucai jardiniere, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 48. A massive doucai jardiniere, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. D.: 61 cm. (24 in.). Estimate EUR 100,000 - EUR 200,000. Price realised EUR 125,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Le pourtour orné de huit symboles shou stylisés parmi des pêches de longévité sur leurs branches feuillagées sur un fond de rinceaux bleus et verts. Provenance: Collection Betsy Bloomingdale, Christie's New York, 5 avril 2017, lot 82. Christie's. C'est fou!, Paris, 12 - 14... [Lire la suite]