21 janvier 2021

A Huanghuali cabinet, Ligui, 18th-19th century

Lot 141. A Huanghuali cabinet, Ligui, 18th-19th century; 49 1/2 x 32 1/4 x 14 3/4in (125.7 x 82.5 x 37.5cm). Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000. Sold for US$ 81,562 (£ 59,454). Courtesy Bonhams. Of square frame with mitered, mortise, and tenon construction enclosing a paneled top, supported by a pair of well matched double doors with baitong pull handles opening to reveal one shelf enclosing two drawers, the well-figured wood of amber tone. Bonhams. Fine Chinese and Japanese Works of Art Part I, 14 Dec... [Lire la suite]
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18 janvier 2021

A small white-glazed globular bottle vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 123. A small white-glazed globular bottle vase, 18th-19th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm) high. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price Realised USD 4,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The vase with a globular body and a slender neck is carved with peonies issuing from rocks, and two birds on one side. Property from the Collection of Peter Tcherepnine. Provenance: Samuel T. Peters (1854-1921) Collection, no.114.Louisine Peters Weekes Tcherepnine (1886-1952).Adaline Hathaway Weekes... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2020

A rare set of four huanghuali armchairs, meiguiyi, 18th-19th century

Lot 91. A rare set of four huanghuali armchairs, meiguiyi, 18th-19th century; 82cm (32 2/8in) high 59.5cm (23 2/8in) wide x 45cm (17 6/8in) deep. Estimate £ 30,000 - £ 50,000. Sold for £ 150,062 (€ 165,943). Courtesy Bonhams. Each with a rectangular top rail mortised and tenoned to the stiles, set with a beaded-edge apron shaped with curving scrolls enclosing two confronted chilong heads contending the yin and yang symbol, all tongue-and-grooved into the top rail,... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2020

A fine large teadust-glazed lantern vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 357. A fine large teadust-glazed lantern vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 18 3/8 in. (46.5 cm.) high., Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2020. Provenance: Sold at Christie’s New York, 19 March 2008, lot 674. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 October 2020
03 octobre 2020

A blue and white deep porcelain bowl, Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 18th-19th century

Lot 1059. A blue and white deep porcelain bowl, Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 18th-19th century; 9 7/8in (25cm) diameter; 5 1/2in (14cm) high. Estimate US$ 3,000-5,000. Sold for US$ 3,187 (€ 2,717). Courtesy Bonhams The deep bowl set on a ring foot and decorated in underglaze blue with two sprays of citrine, the interior painted with a single auspicious character within a double-ringed roundel. Provenance: Previously sold these rooms, March 20, 2019, lot 389.Robert W. Moore Collection, sold Christie's,... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2020

An enamelled biscuit figure of a recumbent water buffalo, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 876. An enamelled biscuit figure of a recumbent water buffalo, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 6 in. (15.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The follow figure shown with legs tucked under the body and head raised and turned slightly. Provenance: Yamanaka Collection.The Collection of C. T. Loo, New York.C. T. Loo Chinese Art (successor Frank Caro), New York, 24 October 1957.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. ... [Lire la suite]

03 octobre 2020

A black, aubergine and yellow-enameled biscuit figure of a recumbent duck, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 875. A black, aubergine and yellow-enameled biscuit figure of a recumbent duck, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Well modeled with the head resting gracefully on the wing on one side. Provenance: Robert Somerville Chinese Art, Chicago, 13 March 1956.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Literature: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2020

A gold and amber hairpin, baotoulian zan, 18th-19th century

Lot 339. A gold and amber hairpin, baotoulian zan, 18th-19th century; 6 5/8in (16.8cm) long overall. Sold for US$ 4,450 (€ 3,790). © Bonhams 2001-2020 The slender needle-shaped shaft topped with a carved amber finger citron held by layered ruyi collars and floral design finely worked in filigree technique, all above an open lotus.. Note : A group of similarly designed hairpins has been identified and the applied design is described as baoshi baotoulian. They belong to the zan hairpin... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of Boddhisattva, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 19. A small gilt-bronze figure of Boddhisattva, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century; 12,1 cm, 4¾ in. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 EUR. Lot sold 4,750 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. assise en dhyanasana, les mains en vitarka mudra, la gauche au-dessus de l'aine tenant une perle sacrée, la droite levée devant l'épaule, le torse découvert paré de bijoux, le visage serein surmonté d'une couronne ouvragée, socle en bois (2). Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 18 Juin 2020
06 juin 2020

A miniature blue and white 'melon' jar, 18th-19th century

Lot 3166. A miniature blue and white 'melon' jar, 18th-19th century; 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high. Estimate $3,000 – $5,000 . Price realised $6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The tapering body is divided into six lobes, each decorated in shades of cobalt blue with fruiting melon vines below the short waisted neck. The recessed foot is of conforming outline. Provenance: Reverend Isaac Taylor Headland Collection (1859-1942), and thence by descent within in the family. ... [Lire la suite]