09 mars 2019

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

Lot 389. 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$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,300 - 7,100).  © Bonhams 2001-2019 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: Robert W. Moore, sold Christie's, New York, The Robert Moore Collection of Fine and... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2019

An outstanding and fine pair of 'blanc-de-chine' Dehua large Buddhist Lions, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th Century

Lot 771. An outstanding and fine pair of 'blanc-de-chine' Dehua large Buddhist Lions, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th Century; 15 1/4 in., 38.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold 84,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each superbly modelled seated in opposing poses with their large heads turned at different angles, the male looking to its left with fierce stare, the bulging eyes slightly shaded beneath bushy curled eyebrows, the left foreleg raised upon a large reticulated 'brocade' ball set with... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A large yellow jade rhyton, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th Century

  Lot 641. A large yellow jade rhyton, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th Century; 6 1/4 in., 15.6 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 168,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's of characteristic tapering trumpet form and oval section, folding over and terminating in an undulating scroll, finely carved with three large qilong scattered against a wide band of keyfret just below the rim, the base flattened, the deep greenish-yellow stone with darker russet inclusions, with one... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2019

A copper alloy figure of Guhyasamaja Akshobyavajra, Nepal, 18th-19th century

Lot 1104. A copper alloy figure of Guhyasamaja Akshobyavajra, Nepal, 18th-19th century; 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Seated in dyanasana with consort Sparshavajri in his arms, their central faces gazing at each other, surmounted by jeweled crowns, each with a vajra and bell in their primary hands and various implements in the others, wearing ornate jewelry and beaded festoons, her legs wrapped around his waist, all on a single... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2019

Dr. Peter M. Greiner (1940-2013) Collection of Chinese Jade sold at Christie's New York, 18 - 19 September 2014

  Lot 774. A finely carved white and russet jade archaistic plaque, 18th century; 3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The plaque is finely carved in openwork on the convex top, which retains areas of russet skin in the white stone, with two chilong confronting each other as they crawl amidst scrolling stems of lingzhi above a plaque on the underside that is carved in the shape of a sword guard... [Lire la suite]
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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