01 août 2021

A Chinese export black and gilt-lacquered bureau-cabinet, circa 1730 - 40, probably for the North European market

A Chinese export black and gilt-lacquered bureau-cabinet, circa 1730 - 40, probably for the North European market; 94 in. (239 cm.) high; 45 in. (114 cm.) wide; 25 in. (64 cm.) deep. Price on request. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Decorated overall with chinoiserie figures in landscapes, flowers and foliage, with a shaped arched cornice centred by a shell above a pair of mirrored doors, the stepped architectural interior fitted with an arrangement of drawers, recesses and document slides behind pierced sliding... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2021

A Rare Pair of Chinese Export 'Nodding Head' Figures, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

Lot 446. A Rare Pair of Chinese Export 'Nodding Head' Figures, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795); height overall 15 3/8 in.; 39.1 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each modeled with the hair braided and wrapped around the removable head and set with a counterweight, the face with a gentle smiling expression, with the right arm and hand raised, the outer robe enameled black and decorated with gilt dragon roundels, all above a longer yellow robe painted with turquoise... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2021

A Fine and Rare Chinese Export Goose-form Tureen and Cover, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, circa 1770

Lot 441. A Fine and Rare Chinese Export Goose-form Tureen and Cover, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, circa 1770; height 16 in.; 40.6 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. naturalistically and boldly modeled, the raised head supported by a long curving neck, the body finely enameled with sepia plumage, the folded wings molded with overlapping feathers in green, turquoise, iron-red, and sepia with details picked out in gilding, the webbed feet tucked under the body. Property of... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2019

Four Chinese export 'Tobacco leaf' pattern candlesticks, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 58. Four Chinese export 'Tobacco leaf' pattern candlesticks, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 20,3 cm, 8 in. Estimate: 3,000 - 3,500 EUR. Lot sold: 22,500 EUR. © Sotheby's. à décor feuille de tabac, de faisans et d'écureuils. Ancienne Collection Aristocratique Française. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 10 december 2019.
11 juin 2018

Rare plat en porcelaine de la Famille Rose aux armes de D. António de São José de Castro, Dynastie Qing, ca. 1810

Lot 232. Rare plat en porcelaine de la Famille Rose aux armes de D. António de São José de Castro, Dynastie Qing, ca. 1810; 32,3 cm, 12 3/4  in. Estimation:  3,000 — 5,000 €. Lot Sold 8,750 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. à fond vert vif décoré de rameaux feuillagés dorés rayonnant autour d'un médaillon aux armes de D. António de São José de Castro (1741-1814). A rare Chinese export octagonal meat dish with the coat-of-arms of D. António de São José de Castro, Qing dynasty, ca. 1810 ... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2017

A Chinese export armorial famille-rose tea set with the coat-of-arms of the House of Orange, Qing dynasty, circa 1747

Lot 12. Property of a Dutch Baronial Family. A Chinese export armorial famille-rose tea set with the coat-of-arms of the House of Orange, Qing dynasty, circa 1747. Estimate £15,000–25,000. © Sotheby's comprising: a tea pot and cover; covered sugar bowl; covered cream jug; waste bowl; a smaller bowl; twelve cups and nine saucers; a small dish; two shell-shaped dishes; each decorated with the arms of Prince William IV Karel Hendrick Friso of Orange (1711-1751) within an elaborate border of floral garlands,... [Lire la suite]

01 avril 2017

A Chinese export 'Masonic/Scottish Parliament' armorial punch bowl, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period

Lot 7. A Chinese export 'Masonic/Scottish Parliament' armorial punch bowl, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795), 30.7 cm, 12 1/8  in. Estimate 2 000 £GB - 3 000 £GB. Lot sold 16,250 £GB. Photo: Sotheby's. the interior painted in blue and gilt with a floral sprig and interlaced border, the exterior decorated en grisaille with a facade of a building, an equestrian statue, a pair of dividers, with sunburst and a set square, and two sovereign gilt medallions George III... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2016

A fine Doucai porcelain plate for exportation, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 86. A fine Doucai porcelain plate for exportation, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 400€ - 600.00 €. Photo Czerny's Painted in gold and ducai style, decorated with branches in bloom enclosed by a band made of rhombuses at the center; painted with floral motifs at the border; featuring two, stylized, underglaze, blue branches at the back and the center of the base featuring an underglaze, blue flower. diameter 21.5 cm.  Czerny's. CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. 22 october 2016
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11 septembre 2016

A rare pair of Chinese export Japanese-market "shonzui" dishes, tian xia tai ping mark, 17th-18th century

Lot 155. A rare pair of Chinese export Japanese-market "shonzui" dishes, tian xia tai ping mark, 17th-18th century. Estimate $600-800. Sold for $1,690. Photo Freeman's the scalloped edge dishes decorated in underglaze blue and wucai enamels to show birds and peonies, with 'yu tang jin men' mark to front. H: 6 1/2 in., 16.5 cm  Provenance: Property of a New Jersey collector Freeman's. Asian Arts, Sat, Sep 10 2016 10:00 AM
05 juillet 2016

A pair of large Chinese Export 'Pronk' arbour dishes, early Qianlong Period, circa 1738-1740

Lot 169. A pair of large Chinese Export 'Pronk' arbour dishes, early Qianlong Period, circa 1738-1740. Est: £1000–1500. Sold for £3000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions decorated after the Dutch artist Cornelis Pronk's design, with the topiary garden scene, the border with cartouches of moths, butterflies, flowers and fruit, the reverse with an iron-red and purple lambrequin border, 32cm diameter, ebonised frames (2); one dish with two large pieces damaged and re-stuck at 6pm on rim... [Lire la suite]