18 février 2019

A rare and finely carved red lacquer mallet-form vase, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 807. A rare and finely carved red lacquer mallet-form vase, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 6 ¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Carved all over with a graceful and dense design of overlapping peony blossoms and leaves below a band of lingzhi scroll encircling the mouth, the interior and base lacquered black, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Yanagi Takashi, Kyoto, 1993.The Irving Collection, no. 3840. A Rare Peony-Carved Red... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2019

A finely carved white jade archaistic rhyton, China, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 804. A finely carved white jade archaistic rhyton, China, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 639,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 The lower body carved in relief around the sides with a sweeping, abstract design of a finely detailed, winged dragon, its head forming the base, all below a narrow rope-twist border separating it from a field of small detached scrolls on the upper body, with a narrow key-fret band... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A yellow jade « chilong » vase and cover, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 803. A yellow jade « chilong » vase and cover, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 225,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 Well carved in relief around the body with a chilong on one side and two smaller chilongon the reverse pursuing a flaming pearl, the neck flanked by a pair of S-shaped handles, the cover with C-shaped finial, the stone with some russet mottling Provenance: Louis Joseph, London,... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A yellowish-green jade ruyi scepter, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 802. A yellowish-green jade ruyi scepter, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 The handle well carved with a dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst clouds, the terminal carved with an archaistic taotie mask, the stone of yellowish green color, hongmu stand. Provenance: P. C. Lu & Sons, Ltd., Hong Kong, 1986.The Irving Collection, no. 462. Note: Yellow jade was highly regarded... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A mottled pale greenish-white and russet jade rectangular pillow, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or later

Lot 801. A mottled pale greenish-white and russet jade rectangular pillow, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or later; 6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 Pierced through the center with a wide circular aperture, the well-polished stone with a large, long fissure across one end, other smaller fissures in the base and traces of a drilling ridge in the center of the aperture, hongmu stand. Provenance: Alice Boney, Tokyo,... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

Luis Alegria Lda at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 169

'European subject' plate, China, Qianlong, circa 1740. Diameter 23 cm (9 in.) © Luis Alegria Lda at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 169. Enamelled on a black ground with two musicians, one playing a trumpet and the other a circular horn. The rim decorated with a gilt spearheads border. It has been suggested that this may have been designed by Cornelis Pronk. The Black ground was difficult to produce. The figures are unusual, being in Ottoman Costume and European musical instruments. Complete set of six... [Lire la suite]

16 décembre 2018

A gilt bronze figure of Vairocana, China, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 239. A gilt bronze figure of Vairocana, China, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; h 50,5 cm. Estimate: €200,000 - €250,000 (US$226,661 - US$283,326). Courtesy Cambi Casa d'Aste. The majestic figure is superbly depicted as seated in vajrasana, the sole of each exposed foot engraved with falun, the Wheel of Transmigration. The full face with eyes downcast in serene contemplation, the hair arranged in rows of small whorls behind a highly elaborate five-leaf diadem, each leaf accommodating the... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2018

A gilt bronze figure of dignitary, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 198. A gilt bronze figure of dignitary, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century. H. : 19,5 cm (7 3/4 in.). Estimation 3 000 - 4 000 €. Vendu 11 700 €. © Artcurial Assis, vêtu d'une robe nouée devant le torse, la main droite relevée, l'autre posée sur son genou, support en bois. Artcurial. Vente Art d’Asie - 10 décembre 2018
11 décembre 2018

A gold lacquered bronze figure of luohan, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 197. A gold lacquered bronze figure of luohan, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century. H. : 14 cm (5 1/2 in.). Estimation 800 - 1 200 €. Vendu 5 460 €. © Artcurial Représenté assis, le coude appuyé sur une sellette, le genou droit relevé, un rouleau dans sa main gauche. Artcurial. Vente Art d’Asie - 10 décembre 2018
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11 décembre 2018

A small famille rose basin, China, Qing dynasty, second half of 19th century

Lot 127. A small famille rose basin, China, Qing dynasty, second half of 19th century. D. : 27,5 cm (10 3/4 in.). Estimation 2 000 - 3 000 €. Vendu 31 200 €. © Artcurial L'intérieur décoré au centre d'aigrettes et lotus en fleurs, le pourtour, de poissons rouges et plantes aquatiques, la bordure plate, de lotus, pêches et rinceaux, l'extérieur de fleurs, la base, de fleurettes. Artcurial. Vente Art d’Asie - 10 décembre 2018