14 janvier 2023

Qing dynasty Opium Pipes from the Bequest of Cornelia Blakemore Warner at The Cleveland Museum of Art

  Opium Pipe, 19th century, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Wood with silver and enamel ferrules, 59.8 cm (23 9/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Cornelia Blakemore, Warner 1947.586.  Opium Pipe, 19th century, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Horn (?) with silver decoration, 52.8 cm (20 13/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Cornelia Blakemore Warner 1947.589. Opium Pipe, 19th century, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Wood, jade and silver decoration, 62.2 cm (24 1/2 in.). The... [Lire la suite]

11 décembre 2022

A pair of small white jade 'mythical beasts' rectangular table screens, 19th century

Lot 59. A pair of small white jade 'mythical beasts' rectangular table screens, 19th century. Each 10.7cm (4 1/4in) wide; 13cm (5 1/8in) high. (3). Sold for HKD 95,625 (Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Intricately carved in relief on stone of even white tone, one plaque with four mythical beasts, set in a landscape with rocks, wutong tree and lingzhi fungus; the other plaque with five other mythical beasts, set in a landscape with raging waves,... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2022

A fine white biscuit porcelain 'cranes and pine' brushpot, bitong, 19th century

Lot 29. A fine white biscuit porcelain 'cranes and pine' brushpot, bitong, 19th century; 13.8cm (5 3/8in) high. Sold for £7,650 (Est: £6,000 - £8,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Exquisitely carved around the exterior with a large gnarled pine tree with fine pine needles and a crane perched among the branches, beside it a rocky outcrop issuing auspicious lingzhi fungus and bamboo with a flittering butterfly above. Provenance: Belfont Company (Hong Kong) Ltd., 28 June 1994. Published and... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2022

A small huali table, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 119. A small huali table, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 119 by 90 by 37.5 cm, 46⅞ by 35⅝ by 14¾ in. Lot sold 7,560 GBP (Estimate : 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Note: See a zitan table with similarly rendered square-sectioned legs, offered in our Hong Kong rooms, 8th October 2014, lot 3669. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022
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24 mai 2022

A long hongmu table, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 118. A long hongmu table, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 194.5 by 43 by 85 cm, 76½ by 17 by 33½ in. Lot sold 10,080 GBP (Estimate : 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022
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23 mai 2022

A yellow-ground famille-rose medallion bowl, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 101. A yellow-ground famille-rose medallion bowl, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Diameter 11.6 cm, 4⅝ in. Lot sold 27,720 GBP (Estimate : 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with hall mark reading Caixiutang zhi in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022

25 avril 2022

Islamic Prayer Rugs

Prayer Rug, 1570s-1590s, Safavid, Iran, Museum of Islamic Arts, Qatar. Most of these preserved rugs were intended as diplomatic gifts from the Safavid court to the Ottomans. The poetic inscription on the border is in nasta`liq script, in Persian verse & includes the name of Sultan Murad. Prayer Rug, 16th century, Turkey, Walters Art Museum. This Ottoman rug depicts a floral pattern. While the central arch has no columns to reflect the prayer niche, the arrangement of the blossom pattern is a kind of floral translation of... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2022

A blue and white 'dragon' vase, China for the Vietnamese market, 19th century

Lot 162. A blue and white 'dragon' vase, China for the Vietnamese market, 19th century. H. 19.7 cm, 7¾ in.; H. 14 cm, 5½ in. Lot sold: 2,016 EUR (Estimate: 1,000 - 2,000 EUR). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a French private collection. Sotheby's. Asian Arts / 5000 Years, Paris, 29 April 2022
20 avril 2022

Calligraphy Leaves, Ottoman Turkey, 19th century

Golden Calligraphy Leaf, Ottoman Turkey, 19th century. Calligraphy Leaf, Ottoman Turkey, 19th century. Aga Khan Museum Chestnut leaf inscribed with a Qur’anic verse from Surat al-Isra’ (“The Night Journey,” Q17:80), which reads: “And say, ‘Lord grant me a good entrance and a goodly exit, and sustain me with Your power.” Calligraphy Leaf, Ottoman Turkey, 19th century. Arabic composition in gold on a natural leaf, the text comprising the Shahadah in intertwining thuluth script. Calligraphy Leaf, Ottoman Turkey, 19th... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2022

An unusual inscribed jadeite-imitation glass brushpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 25. An unusual inscribed jadeite-imitation glass brushpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 4⅝ in., 11.7 cm. Lot sold: 6,300 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sothebys. with a sixteen-character inscription followed by two seals incised and gilt on one side. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. Q.9.4.  Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22... [Lire la suite]