22 octobre 2019

A fine Mughal jade-hilted push dagger (katar), North India, 18th-19th Century

Lot 172. A fine Mughal jade-hilted push dagger (katar), North India, 18th-19th Century; 38.5 cm. long. Estimate: 6 000 GBP - 8 000 GBP. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 29,120). Courtesy Bonhams. with tapering double-edged blade of polished watered-steel, the hilt of carved celadon jade, with angled guard to the forte, the grip in the form of two baluster-shaped crossguards, the front, reverse and crossguards decorated with incised chevron design, the interior and outer edges of the hilt carved with stylised floral... [Lire la suite]

12 octobre 2019

A white slip-decorated blue-glazed ‘phoenix’ vase and a blue and white ‘lotus’ vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 42. A white slip-decorated blue-glazed ‘phoenix’ vase and a blue and white ‘lotus’ vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Larger: 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Property from the Quek Kiok Lee Collection. Provenance: ‘Lotus’ vase: sold at Phillips London, 23 October 1974, lot 160. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2019

A Dehua figure of Damo standing on waves, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 1694. A Dehua figure of Damo standing on waves, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height 16 in., 40.6 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 43,750 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Marchant, London. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art Featuring Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift, New York, 14 Sep 2019
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18 septembre 2019

A carved smokey-quartz figure of Li Bai, 18th-19th century

Lot 777. A carved smokey-quartz figure of Li Bai, 18th-19th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The drunken poet is shown reclining beside an over-turned wine jar. Provenance: Janis H. Palmer (1917-1984) Collection, Chicago.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1986.  Note: Li Bai (AD 701-762) was the foremost poet of the Tang dynasty (AD 618-907) and, together with Du Fu,... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2019

A carved red-overlay glass baluster vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 775. A carved red-overlay glass baluster vase, 18th-19th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The vase is carved through the ruby-red overlay to the bubble-suffused ground with a continuous scene of scholars and attendants in two pavilions amidst lotus pond, all below the sun and swirling clouds on the shoulder which is flanked by a pair of lingzhi-form handles. Provenance: Kate Sturges... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2019

A carved blue glass lotus leaf-form bowl, 18th-19th century

Lot 778. A carved blue glass lotus leaf-form bowl, 18th-19th century; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The bowl is carved as a large lotus leaf with gently undulating edges. The interior is carved with a pair of goldfish in relief while the underside is carved with a frog and lotus bouquet to form the foot. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1925.The Art... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2019

A rare and unusual large green-glazed and iron-red-decorated moulded 'dragon' vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 765. A rare and unusual large green-glazed and iron-red-decorated moulded 'dragon' vase, 18th-19th century; 23 ½ in. (59.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 337,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The vase is molded in relief with two sinuous, five-clawed dragons decorated in iron-red and gilt, amidst rolling green-glazed waves with frothy white-enameled crests. Provenance: Mrs. Howell H. Howard Collection, Barrington, Illinois.The Art Institute... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2019

A large well-carved spinach-green jade 'dragon' washer, 18th-19th century

Lot 937. A large well-carved spinach-green jade 'dragon' washer, 18th-19th century; 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The washer of oval section rises from a flat base to an inverted rim. The exterior is carved in high relief with five dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst dense clouds above rocks and crashing waves rising from the whorl-carved base. The semi-translucent stone is of mottled spinach-green tone... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2019

A two-drawer huanghuali coffer, 18th-19th century

Lot 887. A two-drawer huanghuali coffer, 18th-19th century; 34 ½ in. (87.5 cm.) high, 54 ¾ in. (139.1 cm.) wide, 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm) deep. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The two-panel top is set in a rectangular frame above two drawers and a single floating panel, with a plain, beaded apron and spandrels below. The whole is raised on gently splayed, beaded legs joined by pairs of stretchers.  Provenance: Sotheby’s New... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2019

An unusual Jun-style flower-form bowl, 18th-19th century

Lot 657. An unusual Jun-style flower-form bowl, 18th-19th century; 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) across. Estimate 2,000 - USD 4,000 USD. Price realised 1,875 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The deep rounded sides molded as five petals rising from the conforming foot to the rim, covered inside and out with a soft slightly lavender- blue glaze pooling in a circle to a dark blue in the bottom of the interior and thinning on the interior ribs to a mushroom color, the bottom of the foot with a clear dressing showing... [Lire la suite]