10 mai 2017

A large pair of famille rose 'wu shuang pu' baluster vases, 19th century

Lot 131. A large pair of famille rose 'wu shuang pu' baluster vases, 19th century, 51 in. (129.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 51,800 - USD 77,700). Price realised GBP 75,000 (USD 97,050). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Each vase is decorated with two turquoise-ground gilt-decorated archaistic dragon handles. The bodies are decorated in mirror image with scattered characters from the Wu Shuang Pu, the "Table of Peerless Heroes". Each... [Lire la suite]

09 mai 2017

A pair of large famille-rose 'celebration' vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 158. A pair of large famille-rose 'celebration' vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century, 45 cm, 17 3/4  in.. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each of baluster form, the spreading foot rising to a rounded body, waisted neck and flaring rim, brightly enamelled with two immortals floating on trailing clouds being trumpeted by two assistants before an official mounted on a horse, with other attendants variously holding lanterns, a banner and playing a drum. Quantité: 2 Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2017

A pair of large square-section wucai vases, 19th century

Lot 100. A pair of large square-section wucai vases, 19th century. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,920 - USD 19,380) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Each vase is boldly decorated in mirror image with various mythical beasts, one standing upon a rocky outcrop and others scattered above, all on a ground of prunus flowers and iron-red spirals. Each face is decorated with two of the Eight Precious Things, babao, one on the neck and one on the centre of the panel. Each vase with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2017

A famille rose sgraffiato blue-ground bottle vase, 19th century

Lot 97. A famille rose sgraffiato blue-ground bottle vase, 19th century. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,920 - USD 19,380) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated with four gilt roundels enclosing scenes from the romantic fable, Niu lang zhi nu, 'The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd', between interspersed famille rose ruyi-shaped clouds on a blue ground decorated with a foliate sgraffiato design. The interior and base are glazed turquoise save for the apocryphal Qianlong... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2017

A famille rose 'bats and peaches' vase, 19th century, Shende tang zhi hall mark in iron red

 Lot 94. A famille rose 'bats and peaches' vase, 19th century, Shende Tang zhi hall mark in iron red. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 25,000 (USD 25,840 - USD 32,300) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated with a tree bearing nine peaches rising from a sea of frothing waves behind pierced rocks growing moss and lingzhi fungus, all below two iron-red bats in flight. 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) high Provenance: Predominantly acquired in Amsterdam in the 1980s and 1990s Note: A vase... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2017

A record-setting sale of Korean works of art rings up $366,366 at Lark Mason Associates on iGavel Auctions

19th century Korean Ancestor Portrait, detail, Gouache on Paper, Hanging Scroll, image: 25 by 17 1/2, overall length: 59 in. Estimate $700-1000. Sold for $ 81,250. Lark Mason Associates. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX.- Exceeding all expectations, the sale of Korean Works of Art at Lark Mason Associates on the iGavel Auctions platform closed on April 26th with a sale total of $366,366 including buyers premium. Fifty lots of ceramics, paintings, furniture and metalwork, most of which emanated from a local... [Lire la suite]

01 mai 2017

A blue silk court robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 286. A blue silk court robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500 (USD 1,918 - USD 3,198) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The robe is embroidered in silk and couched gilt thread with nine dragons chasing flaming pearls, surrounded by clouds, bats and Buddhist emblems, all above waves and lishui. Provenance:Property of a European Collector Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 12 May 2017, London, South Kensington
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30 avril 2017

A blue silk court robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 285. A blue silk court robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800 (USD 1,535 - USD 2,302) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The robe is couched in gilt with nine dragons among clouds and emblems and above a wave border and lishui stripes. Provenance:Property of a European Collector Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 12 May 2017, London, South Kensington
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30 avril 2017

A blue-ground summer gauze court robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 284. A blue-ground summer gauze court robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800 (USD 1,535 - USD 2,302) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The blue silk gauze is worked in couched gold thread and fine counted stitch with nine five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst five-colour clouds interspersed with cranes in flight, all above a wave border and lishui stripes. Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 12 May 2017, London, South... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2017

A blue-ground embroidered court 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 280. A blue-ground embroidered court 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,837 - USD 6,395) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The robe is embroidered in gilt couched threads with front-facing and striding dragons amongst cloud scrolls and auspicious emblems above foaming lishui waves.  Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 12 May 2017, London, South Kensington