23 février 2020

A grey jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 36. A grey jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 35cm., 13¾in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the ruyi-shaped terminal carved in low-relief with a shou character roundel and scrolling clouds flanked by a pair of flying bats, carved with a scaly dragon coiling around the curved shaft, its forearm reaching forward for a flaming pearl above cresting waves, the stone of a greyish celadon tone; together with a green... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2020

A Dehua multi-armed figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 256. A Dehua multi-armed figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 19th century. 15 1/4  in., 38.8 cm.  Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. seated dhyanasana on top of a lotus base with overlapping petals, above swirling waves applied further with lotus stems bearing buds and large curling leaves, the primary hands held in anjalimudra, the lower pair in dhyanamudra, the other fourteen hands extended holding various... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A Dehua figure of Li Teguai, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 253. A Dehua figure of Li Teguai, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 11 3/4  in., 29.8 cm.  Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 26,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's. shown seated on a pierced rockwork base, holding a staff with its right hand and the other holding a double gourd, the facial features finely modeled with large bulging eyes and a straight mustache and beard, wearing a simple robe tied at the chest and waist, the back impressed with two marks, one... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2020

Two Dehua figures, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 252. Two Dehua figures, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height of taller 10 3/8  in., 26.4 cm.  Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the first of a seated Wenchang, god of literature, wearing robes of a civil official, decorated in famille-rose enamels, holding a scroll; the second of Guandi seated on a throne, wearing intricately molded and incised armor beneath a long dragon robe secured by a belt, one hand holding a copy of... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2020

A zitan ruyi scepter, 19th century

Lot 1418. A zitan ruyi scepter, 19th century; 14¾ in. (37.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The shaft finely carved in openwork as a long, gnarled, leafy branch laden with peaches and with lingzhi growing from amidst rockwork at one end, the other curving to form the reticulated head carved with two Buddha's hand citrons borne on a network of leafy, intertwined branches, box.  Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2020

A 'Dehua' figure of Liu Hai, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 88. A 'Dehua' figure of Liu Hai, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 9 3/4 in., 24.7 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's carved standing on a rockwork base with one foot raised, playing with a toad, the left hand holding a pearl, the right holding up the long flowing robes, the back impressed with a double-gourd mark and a square seal mark below. Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2020

A large pair of famille-rose vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot  398. A large pair of famille-rose vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 25 1/4 in., 64.3 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's each of almost cylindrical form tapering towards the foot and rising to a high angled shoulder, surmounted by a trumpet neck with everted, lipped rim, enameled in a subtle famille-rose palette with a lively depiction of artists, poets and sages engaged in scholarly pursuits amidst foliage, rockwork... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2020

GALERIE SCHOFFEL DE FABRY, Stand 48a at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Agni maternity figure, Ivory Coast, Lagoon regions, 19th century. Wood and beads. H 40 cm. © Galerie Schoffel de Fabry. Provenance: private American collection, acquired in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in 1969. Kinnara statue, half man half bird, Kalimantan Timur, Borneo Island, Indonesia, 2nd-3rd century AD (dating to C14). Ironwood 'Eusideroxylon zwageri'. H 65 cm. © Galerie Schoffel de Fabry. Monkey mask, Dan people, Guinea, Ivory Coast, 19th century. Wood, teeth and metal. H 22 cm. © Galerie Schoffel de Fabry. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2020

SERGE SCHOFFEL - ART PREMIER, Stand 9c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Female reliquary figure, Fang Mabea, Southern Cameroon, 19th century. Wood, upholstery nails. H 45 cm. © Serge Schoffel - Art Premier Provenance: W.D. Webster, Bicester, Oxfordshire, n° 7395. Literature: W.D. Webster, Ethnological specimens, European and Eastern arms and armour, Prehistoric and other curiosities, 1899, Vol. 3, n° 22, fig. 50. Churinga, Aboriginal people, Australia, 19th century. Wood, pigments, fat. H 172.5 cm. © Serge Schoffel - Art Premier. Provenance: Henry Hubert, a road engineer working in the Kalgoorlie... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

MONTAGUT GALLERY, Stand 14d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Mask, Dan people,Ivory Coast, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood. H 22 cm. © Galerie Guilhem Montagut. Provenance: collected post-war in the Sipilou region of the Ivory Coast. Lubuko divination drumstick, Middle Luvua workshop, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, H 17 cm. © Galerie Guilhem Montagut. Provenance: collection of Ben Tursch, Belgium; Entwistle collection, London; collection of Javier Lentini, Barcelona. Literature: Luba, Dapper Museum, Paris, 1993, p. 47. Exhibition: Luba,... [Lire la suite]