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]
28 mai 2020

An unusual mauve-pink and reddish-pink overlay white glass bowl, 18th-19th century

Lot 3285. An unusual mauve-pink and reddish-pink overlay white glass bowl, 18th-19th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 5,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The rounded sides are carved in relief through the mauve-pink layer to the semi-opaque white ground with four phoenixes with backward-turned heads and long curled-under tails alternating with vaporous clouds above a band of similar color on the foot and below a reddish-pink band on... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2020

A pair of huanghuali tapered cabinets, 18th-19th century

Lot 269. A pair of huanghuali tapered cabinets, 18th-19th century; 72cm (28 3/8in) wide x 39cm (15 3/8in) deep x 120.4cm (47 3/8in) high. Estimate £20,000-30,000. Sold for £43,750 (€ 48,960). Photo Bonhams. Each with a framed top panel projecting over the tapering sides supported on four long corner struts extending to form the legs joined by a curved apron, the two doors flanking the central support and all locked with brass plates set with loops, the doors opening onto a central shelf above two drawers. ... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2020

A rare pale green jade carving of Buddha and a stand, 18th-19th century

Lot 115. A rare pale green jade carving of Buddha and a stand, 18th-19th century; 20.6cm (8 1/8in) high. Estimate £15,000-20,000. Sold for £68,500 (€ 76,657). Photo: Bonhams. Intricately carved from a lustrous and attractive stone of pale green tone, the Buddha seated cross-legged in dhyanasana on a double-lotus pedestal, with downcast eyes and a serene expressive below an ushnisa formed with tightly coiled curls topped by an urna, dressed in a flowing robe draped in rounded folds at the front, the hands... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2020

A jadeite bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 3696. A jadeite bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 12.8 cm., 5 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Sold for 850,000 HKD (97,713 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the highly translucent stone worked in the form of a shallow bowl resting on a recessed foot ring with thin walls rising to a delicate flared rim, the stone with apple green veining and amber flecks throughout, later paired with a silver pierced repoussé stand, finely worked with two confronting dragons writhing among swirling... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2020

Three scholar’s brushes, 18th-19th century

Lot 1142. Three scholar’s brushes, 18th-19th century; . Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 1,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 All three are of a bulbous, waisted, form, with wide spreading end. The first of hongmu is carved with a double raised bead where the brush attaches and has a five-character inscription da zha Li Dinghe (large brush [by] Li Dinghe), inscribed on the body. The second is also of hongmu, with a single raised bead at the brush end. The... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

A white and russet jade group of two dancing foreigners, 18th-19th century

Lot 68. A white and russet jade group of two dancing foreigners, 18th-19th century; 5.8cm (2 1/4in) high. Estimate HK$30,000-50,000. Sold for HK$ 1,360,000 (€ 162,498). Photo Bonhams. Two foreign figures with curly hair and beards, each wearing a long-sleeved tunic and a sash around the waist, holding each other and dancing in celebration, the white stone with russet inclusions. Bonham's. The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese Jades, Hong Kong, 5 April 2016
17 mai 2020

A pair of white jade bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 3697. A pair of white jade bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 19.1 cm., 7 1/2  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Sold for 1,875,000 HKD (215,542 EUR). Photo Sotheby's each finely worked with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, the stone of an even white colour with faint russet and milky inclusions. Provenance:Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. Exhibited: Daphne Lange Rosenzweig, The Yangtze River Collection: Later... [Lire la suite]
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