12 septembre 2016

An agate 'ducks and lotus' jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 208. An agate 'ducks and lotus' jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000. Photo: Sotheby's. of tapering cylindrical form, the vessel carved around the exterior with ducks wading among flowering lotus and other water plants, an upright handle set to either side, the domed cover similarly carved and with a bud-form knop, the translucent stone of a pale milky-beige color (2). Width 4 3/4  in., 12.1 cm.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016,... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2016

A Chinese blue ground dragon robe, 19th century

Lot 283. A Chinese blue ground dragon robe, 19th century. Estimate $3,000-5,000. Sold for $2,470 . Photo Freeman's of typical nine-dragon form, embroidered with gold metallic thread. H: 56 in., 143 cm .  Provenance: Property of a Missouri collector Freeman's. Asian Arts, Sat, Sep 10 2016 10:00 AM
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12 septembre 2016

Four Chinese rank badges, 19th century

Lot 282. Four Chinese rank badges, 19th century. Estimate $600-800. Sold for $688 . Photo Freeman's including one third-rank peacock, two sixth-rank egrets, and one ninth-rank paradise flycatcher. H of largest: 11 1/4 in., 28.5 cm; W: 12 1/2 in., 32 cm Provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania collector Freeman's. Asian Arts, Sat, Sep 10 2016 10:00 AM
11 septembre 2016

A Chinese famille rose 'immortals' cup, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 189. A Chinese famille rose 'immortals' cup, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate $1,000-1,500. Sold for $10,625. Photo Freeman's of bell form, painted to one side with Shoulao, two immortals and a boy in a landscape, inscribed on the reverse with a ten-character inscription and with two seal impressions, with iron-red borders of bats at the rim and foot. H: 4 1/4 in., 11 cm; W: 4 in., 10 cm    Provenance: Formerly of a private Japanese collection Note: For similar famille rose... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2016

A 'Dehua' figure of a seated Buddha, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 298. A 'Dehua' figure of a seated Buddha, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD.Photo: Sotheby's depicted seated in dhyanasana on a foliate-incised double-lotus base, wearing a draped robe falling loosely over a belted dhoti, the hair in tight, pointed whorls over the domed ushnisha, the face with a serene, meditatve expression and downcast gaze, covered overall in a milky white glaze - Height 13 1/2  in., 34.3 cm From the Collection of Richard... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2016

A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, 19th century, Qing dynasty

  Lot 294. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, 19th century, Qing dynasty. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD.Photo: Sotheby's finely modeled in a pose of 'royal ease', adorned in loose robes and a single-strand beaded necklace, the hair swept up in a chignon with two knotted plaits falling in tresses over the shoulders, the left arm holding a ruyis cepter and leaning on a tripod armrest, the back impressed with a double-gourd seal reading He Chaozhong - Height 8 1/2... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2016

A Vietnamese Sword, 19th century

Lot 137. A Vietnamese Sword, 19th century. Estimate €2,600 – €2,900. Photo Czerny International Auction House Ltd. Simple, double-edged blade; silver hilt, embossed with dragon and floral motifs, silver grip with Vietnamese symbol; wooden scabbard, richly inlaid with mother-of-peal plaques, finely engraved with trophies and floral motifs, silver mounts embossed with dragons, turtle, birds and floral motifs. Dimensions: length 77 cm. Czerny International Auction House Ltd. Autumn Sale of Fine Antique... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2016

A ceremonial sword, Vietnam, 19th Century

Lot 136. A ceremonial sword, Vietnam, 19th Century. Estimate €1,000-€1,500. Photo Czerny International Auction House Ltd. Straight, double-edged, silver blade; silver hilt embossed with a dragon; massive grip, engraved with a symbol; metallic scabbard with fine, silver and red decorations depicting floral and geometrical motifs; silver mounts, embossed and decorated with dragons and floral motifs. Two suspension rings. Czerny International Auction House Ltd. Autumn Sale of Fine Antique Arms &... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2016

A copper-red-glazed olive-form vase, 19th century

  Lot 992. A copper-red-glazed olive-form vase, 19th century. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The slender vase is covered with a crackled glaze of deep, rich, crushed-strawberry color thinning to a pale celadon below the mouth rim. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high.  Provenance: Philip A. Rollins Collection.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1946. Christie's. Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from The Metropolitan Museum of... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2016

A blue-glazed vase (cong), Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 912. A blue-glazed vase (cong), Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of archaistic quadrangular form, set on two sides with elephant-head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall save for the foot rim with an unctuous purplish-blue glaze thinning to white along the edges - Height 9 1/2  in., 24.1 cm. Provenance: Collection of a United States Army General stationed in China, acquired between 1925 and 1948, and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
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