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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01 septembre 2016

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

Lot 918. A large celadon-glazed vase (cong), Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of archaistic quadrangular form, the sides molded at the corners with the eight trigrams arranged in two columns divided by a continuous double line, surmounted by a broad tapering circular neck, and supported on a short cylindrical foot, covered overall with a rich gray-green glaze, fitted wood stand (2) - Height 13 1/2  in., 34.3 cm. Sotheby's. Saturday at... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2016

A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' vase, 19th century

Lot 919. A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' vase, 19th century. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The tall, slender neck is finely painted in copper-red with a striding dragon with a bifurcated tail above a raised band encircling the shoulder. The base is inscribed in underglaze blue with a Kangxi six-character mark. 8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm.) high. Provenance: Robert West Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1950.  ... [Lire la suite]