13 juillet 2016

A green jadeite 'Double-gourd' pendant, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 3270. A green jadeite 'Double-gourd' pendant, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  the lustrous stone of an even apple-green tone, decorated in low relief with a squirel clambering on a beribboned double-gourd, framed by a fruiting sprig of peach on top; 5.2 cm., 2 in.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, Hong Kong, 04 Apr 2012

13 juillet 2016

A white jade 'Three rams' group, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 3258. A white jade 'Three rams' group, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  carved as a recumbent goat with its hooves tucked under its body, its head turned sharply over the backside breathing forth a cloud of swirling vapour coating the two smaller goats with confronted faces reclining behind, the translucent stone of an even white colour with some white... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2016

A white jade tripod censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 3279. A white jade tripod censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,660,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  the globular body raised on three cabriole legs issuing from mythical-beast heads, flanked by a pair of lion heads handles set within angular scrolls and suspending loose rings, the fitted domed cover surmounted with a knop in openwork, meticulously carved with a crouched Buddhist lion grasping a peony... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2016

Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery explores pastorals, landscapes, and the Arcadian vision

Jan Both (Dutch, 1618-1652), Landscape with Shepherds. Oil on canvas, 42-1/4" x 54-1/4". The Sullivan Collection, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, 1979.0195P. NASHVILLE, TENN.- This summer, the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery explores how, for centuries, artists have rendered nature in a tranquil, idyllic form in Pastorals, Landscapes, and the Arcadian Vision, which features over fifty paintings and works on paper from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries. Pastorals, Landscapes, and the... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2016

A kesi-woven green silk ground dragon robe, 19th century

Lot 9219. A kesi-woven green silk ground dragon robe, 19th century. Estimate USD 2,000 ~ 3,000. Sold for US$ 1,875 (€1,688). Photo: Bonhams. The pale sea-green silk ground contrasting with the thin gilt-wrapped threads used to weave the dragons amid clouds, bats, peaches and wanzi emblems above the wide lishui border, all rendered in a variety of bright colors with a few details painted in color, the collar and replacement cuffs from a woman's coat similarly woven on a black ground (extensive degrading... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2016

A powder blue glazed baluster vase, 19th century

Lot 9375. A powder blue glazed baluster vase, 19th century. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€900 - 1,400). Photo Bonhams. Potted with a flared rim to the short neck, an elongated ovoid body flaring outward above the set-in foot, the mottled blue layer applied to the exterior walls and a double ring drawn on the recessed base, all beneath a clear glaze (hairline crack to rim). 10in (25.5cm) high Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS, 2016-06-29 10:00 PDT - SAN FRANCISCO

29 juin 2016

A pale blue glazed water coupe, matizun, 19th century

Lot 9376. A pale blue glazed water coupe, matizun, 19th century. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,500 (€1,100 - 1,400). Photo Bonhams. Molded with a flared rim and waisted neck rising from the rounded shoulder with upright sides, the exterior walls and recessed base covered with a pale blue wash beneath a densely crazed colorless glaze that continues onto the interior (glaze abraded). 5 1/4in (13.2cm) diameter Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS, 2016-06-29 10:00 PDT - SAN FRANCISCO
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26 juin 2016

Grand vase en porcelaine émaillée céladon, tianqiuping, Chine, dynastie Qing, XIXe siècle

Lot 395. Grand vase en porcelaine émaillée céladon, tianqiuping, Chine, dynastie Qing, XIXe siècle. Estimate €10,000 - €15,000 ($11,344 - $17,015). Price Realized €12,500 ($14,106). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The globular body is finely moulded with a leafy lotus scroll below a band of stylized ruyi clouds enclosing flowers, and the neck is decorated with plantain leaves. It is entirely covered in an even pale green glaze. 22 ¾ in. (58 cm.) high. A large moulded celadon-glazed... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2016

A blue ground kesi-woven silk dragon robe, 19th century

Lot 8139. A blue ground kesi-woven silk dragon robe, 19th century. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,400 - 7,200). Photo Bonhams. The nine dragons woven primarily in fine gilt-wrapped threads while white and colored threads define the surrounding cloud scrolls, bats, Eight Buddhist symbols and lishui border with further details painted in ink and colored wash; the neck bands and replacement horseshoe cuffs similarly woven on a black silk ground. 54 3/4in (139cm) long  Property from a Southern... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2016

An embroidered blue silk ground dragon robe, 19th century

Lot 8138. An embroidered blue silk ground dragon robe, 19th century. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 8,000 (€4,500 - 7,200). Photo Bonhams. The nine dragons and the background pattern of lotus flowers and scrolling tendrils worked in couched gilt threads while the surrounding auspicious symbols, cloud scrolls and the tall lishui border display white and subtly colored shades of blue, taupe and yellow, the neck bands and cuffs embroidered en suite on black silk. 53 3/4in (136.5cm) long Property from a Southern... [Lire la suite]