19 août 2016

1,100+ lots cross the block in Heritage Auctions' two-day Fine & Decorative Arts event

Lot 61425. A Large Chinese Carved Coral Group of the Eight Immortals. Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000. Photo Heritage Auctions. DALLAS, TX.- A decorator's dream and a collector's cache of more than 1,100 lots cross the block in Heritage Auctions' triannual Fine & Decorative Arts, Including Estates, event Sept. 17-18 in Dallas. The two-day auction spans furniture, American and European art, glass and Asian art — including a large, Chinese Carved Coral Group (est. $30,000-$50,000). The Carved Coral depicts... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2016

A transparent blue snowflake glass snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 233. A transparent blue snowflake glass snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's of flattened ovoid form, carved on each side with a pair of confronted chilong enclosing a central shoumedallion, stopper, wood stand (3). Height 2 5/8  in., 6.6 cm Provenance: Y. F. Yang & Co., Hong Kong, 1978. Property from the collection of Robert and Maurine Muntz Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016,... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2016

A 'Yangzhou' three-color overlay glass snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 220. A 'Yangzhou' three-color overlay glass snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's carved through the cinnabar-red and emerald-green overlays to the caramel-beige ground with a continuous landscape with a fisherman in the distance and a crane flying overhead, stopper (2). Height 2 3/8  in., 6 cm Provenance: Y. F. Yang & Co., Hong Kong, 1976. Property from the collection of Robert and Maurine Muntz Note: A similar... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2016

Pair of large Ormolu mounted Blue and White vases. Vases: China, Kangxi period, 1662 – 1722. Mounting: France, 19th century

Lot 460. Pair of large Ormolu mounted Blue and White vases. Vases: China, Kangxi period, 1662 – 1722. Mounting: France, 19th century. Photo Hampel Height including mounting: 40.4 cm. Mounting in Empire-style gilt-bronze with laurel wreath. Usual signs of wear. Estimate € 12.000 - 15.000  Hampel. Art d'Asie. jeudi, 25 mars 2015
02 août 2016

A pair of small carved semi-opaque egg yolk-yellow glass bottle vases, 19th century

Lot 51. A pair of small carved semi-opaque egg yolk-yellow glass bottle vases, 19th century. Estimation: USD 1,000 - 1,500. Price realised 1,400 €. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Each has a compressed body carved in relief with a continuous scene of two soldiers on horseback on one side and another soldier standing beside his horse as he converses with an official in front of a wall on the reverse, in the background are pine trees and mountains that extend up the cylindrical neck. 5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2016

A semi-opaque yellow glass, cylindrical vessel, 19th century

Lot 49. A semi-opaque yellow glass, cylindrical vessel, 19th century. Estimation: USD 3,000 - 5,000. Price realised 3,800 €. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The sides are carved in relief with a continuous scene of a lady with two long feathers in her hair riding a horse and accompanied by an attendant approaching a walled compound in a landscape of rocks, a pine tree and distant mountains. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) diam. Provenance: Private collection, San Francisco, California.Imperial Oriental Art, New York,... [Lire la suite]

27 juillet 2016

A pair of archaistic faux bronze vases, 19th century

Lot 129. A pair of archaistic faux bronze vases, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  Each vase is of semi-flattened form and molded with two ring handles at the shoulders. Each is decorated with taotie masks and pendant blades in gold on a dark blue ground, with imitation encrustation in turquoise enamel on areas of the exterior, interior of the neck and the base. There are apocryphal Qianlong seal marks on the bases. 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high (2). Both: minor surface wear to... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2016

A flambé-glazed bottle vase, 19th century

Lot 125. A flambé-glazed bottle vase, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The vase is covered on the exterior in a deep crushed-strawberry-red tone glaze subtly streaked in purple and in milky blue, thinning at the mouth rim and over the rim to a mushroom tone. The base is covered in a similar mushroom-tone glaze suffused with crackle. 11 ½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Appears to be in overall good condition. Estimation: USD 2,000 - 3,000 Christie's on line. The Art of China.
25 juillet 2016

An embroidered 'Peacock' rank badge, 19th century

Lot 66. An embroidered 'Peacock' rank badge, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 This front badge is embroidered on the dark blue ground in coloured silks and gilt thread with a peacock above foaming waves and amongst cloud scrolls, Buddhist symbols and bats. It is bordered with a gilt classical scroll. The badge, 10 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (27 x 27 cm.), framed and glazed. With fraying to the top edge of the badge. A few loose threads. Some rubbing to the ground. Colours slightly dusty. Ready to... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2016

An apple-green-glazed seal, 19th century

Lot 46. An apple-green-glazed seal, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The tall rectangular seal is surmounted by a recumbent pig and is covered overall in a green glaze suffused with dark brown crackles. The seal reads han zu huang di hou yi (the offspring of Han emperor). 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high. Chips and nicks to the underside by the seal face; two glaze flakes on the top edge below the finial; pin prick holes and expected wear to the surface. Estimation: USD 1,000 -... [Lire la suite]