20 juillet 2015

A gilt-copper and white jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A gilt-copper and white jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  80,000 — 120,000  HKD.  Lot. sold 200,000  HKD. Photo Sotheby's the arched gilt-copper sceptre elaborately cast on four sides with beribboned bajixiang, the white jade quatrefoil head worked in low relief with a bat grasping a cluster of peaches, the middle and lower plaque similarly decorated with the Buddhist Emblems, thread with red tassel; 32.8 cm., 12 7/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]

20 juillet 2015

A pale celadon jade elephant and a spinach-green and celadon jade box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A pale celadon jade elephant and a spinach-green and celadon jade box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  40,000 — 60,000  HKD.  Lot. sold 262,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the elephant standing foursquare, caparisoned with a large saddle cloth detailed with a large sun among waves and further bats and chilong, supporting a vase incised with flowers and the yin yang symbol, wood stand; the spinach-green quatrefoil box set with of a pale celadon jade cover,... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2015

A pale celadon jade ‘peony’ censer, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A pale celadon jade ‘peony’ censer, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  30,000 — 40,000  HKD.  Lot. sold 387,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of globular form, finely reticulated in the form of a lush bouquet of leafy peonies, the domed cover similarly pierced with peony sprays, the handles formed from large peony heads; 14.3 cm., 5 5/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2015, 03:15 PM
19 juillet 2015

South Italian, 19th century, Beachcombery rhinoceros surmounted by an armed devil

South Italian, 19th century, Beachcombery rhinoceros surmounted by an armed devil. Estimation  15,000 — 20,000 GBP.  Lot. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's coral, shell, gilt wood and lacquer mounted on a wood core, further incorporating glass, engraved copper, cold painted metal, a boar's tusk, tassels, rock crystal, metal thread, cloth, and a plaster cameo of Louis XVI in profile, all mounted using tinted gesso; 65 by 54.5 by 36.5cm., 25 5/8  by 21 3/8  by 14 3/8 in. Note: A very... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2015

An historic emerald and diamond necklace-tiara 

An historic Colombian emerald and diamond necklace-tiara. Estimate $280,000 - $320,000. Price Realized $337,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2007 The Art Deco necklace designed as a series of pavé-set diamond scrolls to the detachable baguette and brilliant-cut diamond collet neckchain, the front suspending seven emerald drops weighing 48.08, 22.66, 22.27, 15.42, 14.86, 7.16 and 7.07 carats, five of which with rectangular-shaped emerald and diamond cluster surmounts, with tiara, pendant and earring fittings, necklace... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2015

A white biscuit brushpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A white biscuit brushpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  10,000 — 15,000 HKD.  Lot Sold.12,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of cylindrical form with a constricted mouth rim, the white biscuit crisply moulded around the exterior with an inscription in archaic script, the mouth rim and interior applied with a brown wash, the base impressed with an apocryphal six-character Qianlong seal mark beneath a brown glaze; 15 cm. 5 7/8  in. Sotheby's. CHINESE ART. 01 JUNE 2015 - 02 JUNE... [Lire la suite]


16 juillet 2015

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

A copper-red glazed vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  30,000 — 50,000 HKD.  Lot Sold.37,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a broad tubular neck, skilfully applied with a rich copper-red glaze transmuting to a pale celadon glaze around the neck, the pale celadon interior and base suffused with fine crackles; 26.9 cm., 10 5/8  in. Sotheby's. CHINESE ART. 01 JUNE 2015 - 02 JUNE 2015 | 3:15 PM HKT - HONG... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2015

A tourmaline 'peach' pendant and a 'gourd' pendant, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A tourmaline 'peach' pendant and a 'gourd' pendant, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  40,000 — 60,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 137,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the first carved in the round from a pale pink translucent stone in the form of a plump gourd beneath flowering vines, the second carved from a purplish-pink stone in the form of a ripening peach attached to a gnarled leafy stalk, both set with embellished gold mounts for suspension - 5.3 and 3.8 cm., 2 1/4  and 1 1/2 ... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2015

A ruby-red overlay glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A ruby-red overlay glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  180,000 — 220,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 225,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. he globular body surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck, supported on a splayed foot, the exterior skilfully carved through the pink overlay to the white ground with six large lotus blooms borne on meandering leafy scrolls issuing stylised curling leaves, all between two overlay bands bordering the rim and foot, the white base incised with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2015

A multicoloured overlay yellow glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A multicoloured overlay yellow glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  250,000 — 350,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 312,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the opaque yellow glass body overlaid with a foliate spray of lotus picked out in translucent green, red, turquoise, orange, or blue overlays, the base wheel-cut with an apocryphal four-character Qianlong reign mark; 19 cm., 7 1/2  in. Sotheby's. CHINESE ART. 01 JUNE 2015 - 02 JUNE 2015 | 3:15 PM HKT... [Lire la suite]