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]
16 février 2022

A group of three German gilt-brass-mounted agate boxes, 19th century

  Lot 29. A group of three German gilt-brass-mounted agate boxes, 19th century; The largest: 4 in. (10 cm.) high; 6. 3/4 in. (17 cm.) wide; 4. 1/4 in. (10.5 cm.) deep. Price Realised GBP 4,375 (Estimate GBP 3,500 - GBP 4,500). © Christie's 2022 Of various sizes and colours, two with shaped escutcheons, on ball feet. Christie's. The Collector, 27 Jan - 10 Feb 2022
03 janvier 2022

A large famille noire 'phoenix-tail' vase, 19th century

Lot 52. A large famille noire 'phoenix-tail' vase, 19th century; 27 1⁄2 in. (70 cm.) high. Price Realised USD 4,375 (Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000). © Christie's 2021 Sold by the Yale University Art Gallery to benefit acquisition funds. Provenance: Mrs. William H. Moore (1858-1955) Collection, New York.Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, accessioned in 1955. Christie's. Art of China and Japan, New York, 1 Dec - 14 Dec 2021
24 décembre 2021

A carved lapis lazuli 'rabbit and lingzhi' boulder, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 3007. A carved lapis lazuli 'rabbit and lingzhi' boulder, Qing dynasty, 19th century; wood stand, 8.6 cm. Lot sold: 15,120 HKD (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 HKD). © 2021 Sotheby's Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection. Sotheby's. A Scholarly Journey: The Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection, Hong Kong, 17 December 2021