17 février 2018

Emerald intaglio ring, mounting probably Chinese, 19th Century

Lot 46. Emerald intaglio ring, mounting probably Chinese, 19th Century. Estimate  25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 33,000 USD. Photo Sotheby’s 2007. The rectangular emerald intaglio carved with an inscription borderd by decorative elements, measuring approximately 20.0 by 17.0 by 3.4 mm., within a silver and gold mounting engraved with flowers and scrolls, mounting probably Chinese, 19th Century, size 6½.  Note: The intaglio’s inscription mentions the name David Jolie (or... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2018

A rare imperial kesi twelve-symbol dragon robe probably made for the Dowager Empress, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 941. A rare imperial kesi twelve-symbol dragon robe probably made for the Dowager Empress, mangpao, 19th century; 89 ½ x 55 ½ in. (227.3 x 140.9 cm.). Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The robe is finely woven in shades of blue, red, ochre, pale violet and gold on the front and back, with nine five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clusters of clouds interspersed with bats holding beribonedwan emblems and... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A magnificent pair of zitan compound cabinets and hatchests, sijiangui, 19th century

Lot 962. A magnificent pair of zitan compound cabinets and hatchests, sijiangui, 19th century; 94 3/8 in. (239.8 cm.) high, 45 in. (114.3 cm.) wide, 21 3/8 in. (54.4 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 550,000 - USD 750,000. Price realised USD 600,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each cabinet is of massive rectangular form. The hatchest has square panel doors, elaborately carved in deep relief with a single dragon chasing a flaming pearl amidst clouds, above the larger cabinet set with single-panel... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2018

A massive famille-rose jardinière, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 493. A massive famille-rose jardinière, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Diameter 24 1/2  in., 62.2 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 112,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2014. heavily potted, the shallow jardinière decorated on the exterior with a lotus pond with peonies and chrysanthemums, with birds, bees and butterflies in flight above.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 18 March 2014
09 février 2018

A pair of celadon ground famille rose trilobed double gourd vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 492. A pair of celadon ground famille rose trilobed double gourd vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Heights 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2014. each formed with three spouts and a molded bow decorated in underglaze blue around the waist, over a band of lotus petals, the body painted with butterflies amid flowering sprigs, all above a lotus leaf band surrounding the foot.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2018

Two Yixing famille-rose enameled teapots and covers, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 490. Two Yixing famille-rose enameled teapots and covers, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height of taller 9 5/8  in., 24.5 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 6,875 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the first of hexagonal form set with an S-form spout and a C-shaped handle, painted with a band of floral lotus scrolls in the mid-section between a band of upright blue lappets around the foot and ruyi and archaistic scrolls around the base of the neck, the cover... [Lire la suite]

04 février 2018

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

Lot 447. A copper-red glazed vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2014. rising from a short foot to a bulbous body, surmounted by a neck with a trumpet mouth rim, covered overall with a glaze of rich crushed raspberry color shading to a darker tone with purplish streaks towards the cream-colored mouth rim, the base unglazed. Provenance: Warren E. Cox (d. 1977), New York. Ralph Stillman, New York. ... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2018

A pair of waistless 'zitan' tables, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 351. A pair of waistless 'zitan' tables, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 33 by 45 by 15 3/4 in., 84 by 115 by 40 cm. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold  254,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. each with two rectangular top panels set within a rectangular frame, continuing down to fluted legs of rectangular cross-section and ending in scroll-end feet, the apron of lattice and archaistic scroll form (2). Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York
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28 janvier 2018

Unidentified Artist Chinese, 19th century, Portrait of Yongzheng Empress (1723–1735), Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Unidentified Artist Chinese, 19th century, Portrait of Yongzheng Empress (1723–1735), Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk. Image: 85 3/4 × 37 5/8 in. (217.8 × 95.6 cm) Overall with mounting: 85 3/4 x 37 5/8 in. (217.8 x 95.6 cm) Overall with knobs: 85 3/4 × 41 1/2 in. (217.8 × 105.4 cm). Rogers Fund, 1942, 42.141.4 © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
28 janvier 2018

Unidentified Artist Chinese, 19th century, Portrait of Yongzheng Emperor (1723–1735), Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Unidentified Artist Chinese, 19th century, Portrait of Yongzheng Emperor (1723–1735), Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk. Image: 71 1/2 × 41 5/8 in. (181.6 × 105.7 cm) Overall with mounting: 102 1/4 x 47 5/8 in. (259.7 x 121 cm) Overall with knobs: 8 ft. 6 1/4 in. × 51 3/8 in. (259.7 × 130.5 cm). Rogers Fund, 1942, 42.141.3 © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.