23 septembre 2020

A pair of gold earrings, Qing dynasty, 19th century & Four gold ornaments

Lot 336. A pair of gold earrings, Qing dynasty, 19th century & Four gold ornaments; Earrings: 1 5/8in (4.1cm) long excluding pin, 'Bird' ornaments: 1 1/4 x 1 1/4in (3.2 x 3.2cm) (6). Sold for US$ 5,700 (€ 4,855). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Each earring constructed as a large blossom with three layers of granulated balls suspending a flower-decorated crescent and teardrop-shaped leaves, the reverse of the bloom mounted with a loop, holding a thin curving pin; the bird-shaped ornaments each portrayed as a... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2020

Fang-Betsi Ancestor Head leads $16 million Clyman Collection of African and Contemporary Art at Sotheby's in New York

Lot 116. Fang-Betsi Artist, Head of an Ancestor, 19th Century. Wood, iron, brass, oil. Height: 11 ⅛ in (28.2 cm). Estimate: 2,500,000 - 4,000,000 USD. Lot sold 3,520,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sales featuring property from the Collection of Sidney and Bernice Clyman concluded Tuesday, achieving $16 million across four auctions held during Sotheby's marquee auction week in New York.Leading the collection was a Fang-Betsi Ancestor Head, which sold for $3.5... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2020

A flambé-glazed 'pomegranate' lobed vase and a blue-glazed tripod censer, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

  Lot 15. A flambé-glazed 'pomegranate' lobed vase and a blue-glazed tripod censer, Qing Dynasty, 19th century; 33,5 cm; 33,5 cm, 13⅛ in.; 13⅛ in. Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 EUR. Lot sold 2,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. socles et couvercle (5). Collection Particulière Française. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 18 Juin 2020
31 mai 2020

A turquoise-ground famille rose 'floral spray' vase, 19th century

Lot 3137. A turquoise-ground famille rose 'floral spray' vase, 19th century; 16 7/8 in. (42.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is delicately enameled with a myriad of floral sprays including peony, magnolia, morning glory, daylily, hibiscus, chrysanthemum, lotus, camellia and hydrangea, all on a pale turquoise ground, within borders of trefoil, ruyi-heads and upright petals. An apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2020

A large Cantagalli Iznik style pottery dish, Italy, 19th Century

Lot 102. A large Cantagalli Iznik style pottery dish, Italy, 19th Century; 29 cm. diam. Estimate: £ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 2,200 - 3,300). Courtesy Bonhams. of deep form with scallloped rim decorated in cobalt blue, green, raised-red and black on a white ground with a central saz leaf surrounded by tulips and roses, the rim with rock and wave design, Cantagalli cockerel mark to base. Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, London, New Bond Street, 11 June 2020, 11:00 BST
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23 mai 2020

A rare six-fold painted ‘Frolicking lion’ screen, Japan, Edo period, 19th century

Lot 12. A rare six-fold painted ‘Frolicking lion’ screen, Japan, Edo period, 19th century; 175 x 396 cm, 67⅞by 156 in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. decorated with a karashishi in front of a waterfall, ink, pigment and gofun on paper. Provenance: Sotheby’s Paris, 16 December 2010, lot 357. Sotheby’s. Eclectic, Paris, 26 May 2020

21 mai 2020

A blue and white porcelain-inlaid hardwood eight-leaf screen, 19th century

Lot 281. A blue and white porcelain-inlaid hardwood eight-leaf screen, 19th century. Each leaf 37.5cm (14 3/4in) wide x 176.2cm (69 3/8in) high. Estimate £15,000-20,000. Sold for £47,500 (€ 53,156). Photo Bonhams. Each leaf inlaid with five variously-shaped blue and white porcelain panels, each panel painted with mountain and riverscape scenes contain small figures variously fishing, conversing, traversing narrow bridges, farming with water buffalo and carrying bundles, the landscapes set with pagodas and dwellings... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2020

A rootwood ruyi scepter, 19th century

Lot 1128. A rootwood ruyi scepter, 19th century;20 ¾ in. (52.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 1,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The scepter is formed from a length of root wood, with the head comprised of a natural gnarl. Provenance: Katie Jones, London. Note: Compare with another natural rootwood ruyi scepter illustrated by G. Tsang and H. Moss in Arts from the Scholar's Studio, Hong Kong, 1986, p. 145, no. 116. ... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2020

A bamboo brush rest, 19th century

Lot 1121. A bamboo brush rest, 19th century; 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The ink rest is of natural form, with a signature, Wang Zhiqi, and a seal mark, which possibly reads song zhu gu mu qian xin, on the underside.  Provenance: Brian Harkins, London, 1999. Christie's. The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects, New York, 17 march 2016
06 mai 2020

A copper-red-glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 86. A copper-red-glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 14 1⁄4 in. (36.7 cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000 (EUR 4,092 - EUR 6,138). Price Realised: HKD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Provenance: Acquired in France, 2 April 2015. Christie's. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art. Online, 21 - 28 April 2020