11 juillet 2020

A finely carved white marble standing figure of a monk, probably Ananda, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 104. A finely carved white marble standing figure of a monk, probably Ananda, Tang dynasty (618-907); 54 cm, 21 1/4  in. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. sensuously carved standing on a facetted lotus pedestal with the feet pointing outwards, the hands depicted gently clasped before the subtly rounded waist with one hand over the other, superbly portrayed dressed in loose voluminous robes opening at the... [Lire la suite]

26 février 2020

A pair of embellished zitan wall panels, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 1380. A pair of embellished zitan wall panels, Late Qing dynasty; 43¾ x 25 7/8 in. (111.2 x 65.7 cm.). Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD USD 146,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each of rectangular form and inlaid in hardwood, and green and white jade with dragonflies in flight amidst a waterscape replete with lotus flowers and leaves, saggitaria and various other water plants amidst rockwork, with a small group of crabs towards the bottom of one, the whole set within... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2020

A rare carved bone figure of a tiger, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 1192. A rare carved bone figure of a tiger, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC; 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The hollow, or partially hollow, figure is well carved in the round as a tiger standing with head facing forward and tail curled to form a loop. The head is well delineated and there are bands of hooked scrolls on the back, chevrons on the sides and scale-like markings on the belly. The bone... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A pair of iron-red-decorated stem cups, 18th century

Lot 1366. A pair of iron-red-decorated stem cups, 18th century; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The thinly potted sides of each bowl are delicately painted in shaded tones of iron red with three fish, and the spreading stem foot is encircled at the top by a bow-string band. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is in underglaze blue on the inside of the foot of each. Provenance: Barbara Hutton (1912-1979)... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

A rare small Guan-type double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) 

Lot 1649. A rare small Guan-type double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 With square lower body below the canted shoulder and pear-shaped upper bulb, covered overall with a thick glaze of bluish-grey tone which thins to mushroom at the edges and rim and also covers the base, the foot rim covered in a brown wash. Provenance: Sydney L. Moss, Ltd., London.  Property... [Lire la suite]