18 septembre 2017

A large famille-rose 'Dragon' basin, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 976. A large famille-rose 'Dragon' basin, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Diameter 14 1/4 in., 36.2 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s.   of cylindrical form, to the straight sides rising to a flat rim, brightly enameled, the interior with a pair of writhing dragons contesting a 'Flaming Pearl' amidst fiery clouds, enclosed by a band of 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' on a yellow ground, the exterior with a continuous landscape of fishermen and farmers amid... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2017

A pair of embellished 'zitan' 'Hundred Antiques' panels, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 902. A pair of embellished 'zitan' 'Hundred Antiques' panels, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. each rectangular black-lacquered panel set within a zitan wood carved surround imitating a display cabinet with the varying compartments enclosing an array of inlaid 'precious objects' in complementary mirror image, including ruyi scepters, bowls of fruit, flower-filled planters, brushpots, vases, books and scrolls,... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2017

A set of four erotic enameled porcelain plaques, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 895. A set of four erotic enameled porcelain plaques, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. each painted in bright enamels depicting figures in interior settings amidst domestic and scholar's objects, set in painted lacquer frames (4). Height of each frame 10 in., 25.4 cm. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017
18 septembre 2017

A silk eight-panel screen, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1128. A silk eight-panel screen, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 93,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. embroidered with a continuous scene of noblemen hunting in a mountainous terrain, some hunters gathering in a palace on the far left, executed in shades of blue, pale green, violet, and black, all on a cream-colored satin silk ground. Height of each panel 86 1/2  in., 219.7 cm; Width 15 1/2  in., 39.4 cm Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2017

Four 'hongmu' marble-inset armchairs, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 915. Four 'hongmu' marble-inset armchairs, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 162,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. each with square-section members forming the undulating crestrail and straight back posts joined by well-carved openwork lingzhi enclosing a circular marble plaque of ivory color, suffused with brown striations, the stepped and recessed arms with further lingzhi motifs, the hardwood seat supported on four angular cabriole... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2017

A lacquer plate, Vietnam, 19th century

Lot 253. A lacquer plate, Vietnam, 19th century. Estimate 300 €. Courtesy Czerny’s Black ground finely decorated with mother of pearl inlays. diameter 34 cm. Céramiques et Objets d’Art de la Chine chez Czerny’s, Sarzana, Italy, le 29 Septembre 2017 à 14h00 
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26 août 2017

Doyle to auction Asian works of art on September 11

NEW YORK, NY.- Scheduled during the week of Asian sales in New York, Doyle's Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, September 11 at 10am presents the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Offerings include porcelain, pottery, jade, scholar's objects, bronzes, screens, furniture and paintings.  Highlighting the auction is property from a Private Minneapolis Collection. Comprising 23 lots in the sale, the Collection is particularly rich in Chinese jades and Khmer... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2017

Qajar tile, Iran, 19th century

Qajar tile, Iran, 19th century, 34.5cm high, 27cm wide © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. The Qajar tile with vivid colours and crisp outline depicting an equestrian figure riding on a white horse hawking. The background with various buildings, flowers and mountains in the distance. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. 69 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BG, United Kingdom
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05 août 2017

An embroidered blue gauze summer dragon robe, jifu, 19th century 

Lot 1630. An embroidered blue gauze summer dragon robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  The blue gauze worked in couched gold thread and counted stitch with the prescribed nine five-clawed dragons, two shown full-face leaping around a flaming pearl on the front and the back while six others on the front, back and shoulders are shown reaching for the pearl, as is the ninth on the underflap, all... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

An embroidered blue-ground dragon robe, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 1383. An embroidered blue-ground dragon robe, mangpao, 19th century. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016  The blue ground is worked in couched gold thread and satin stitch on the front and back with five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amidst shou characters and bats suspending wan emblems and double-peaches woven in shades of red, all amidst Daoist emblems. The terrestrial diagram... [Lire la suite]