16 novembre 2019

An iron-red enamelled and gilt bottle-vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 62. An iron-red enamelled and gilt bottle-vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 29.7cm (11 3/4in) high.. Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000. Sold for £ 10,062 (€ 11,747). Photo: Bonhams.  Of elegant pear shape supported on a short spreading foot, boldly decorated around the body in iron-red with spiralling lines, the bulbous neck with a band of gilt chrysanthemums. Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: Vanderven Oriental Art, 's-Hertogenbosch John J. P. Studzinski, CBE.... [Lire la suite]

16 novembre 2019

An iron-red enamelled and gilt bottle-vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 61. An iron-red enamelled and gilt bottle-vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 22.8cm (9in) high. Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000. Sold for £ 6,312 (€ 7,369). Photo: Bonhams.  Of elegant pear shape supported on a short spreading foot, boldly decorated around the body in iron-red with spiralling lines, the bulbous neck with a band of gilt chrysanthemums.   Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: Luisa Feltrinelli Doria Collection (label)B.F.Edwards Collection... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2019

A very fine bronze 'mythical beast' water-pot, Silver-wire-inlaid Shisou mark, late Ming Dynasty

Lot 59.  A very fine bronze 'mythical beast' water-pot, Silver-wire-inlaid Shisou mark, late Ming Dynasty; 13cm (5 1/8in) long. Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000. Sold for £ 10,687 (€ 12,476). Photo: Bonhams.  The recumbent animal finely cast with almond-shaped eyes, small nostrils and gentle smile beneath a single short horn between two long ears, its head turned sharply overlooking the aperture on its rounded back, its tail sweeping over its right haunch, the slightly recessed base with silver-wire... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2019

A bronze 'ox' water dropper, Song-Ming Dynasty (960-1644)

Lot 57. A bronze 'ox' water dropper, Song-Ming Dynasty (960-1644); 8.5cm (3 3/8in) long. Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 3,562 (€ 4,158). Photo: Bonhams.  Cast as a recumbent ox with a hump above its neck, its head slightly lifted to form the spout, the legs neatly folded and tucked underneath the rounded body. Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE. Provenance: John J. Studzinski, CBE. Published and Illustrated: Michael Goedhuis, Chinese and Japanese Bronzes AD. 1100-1900,... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2019

A carved limestone head of a guardian, Ming Dynasty

Lot 56. A carved limestone head of a guardian, Ming Dynasty; 28.2cm (11 1/8in) high. Estimate £ 10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £ 17,562 (€ 20,506). Photo Bonhams. The face smoothly carved with large bulbous eyes beneath protruding furrowed brows and a cap with mythical-beast head motif at the front, the nose with wide nostrils between full cheeks and above pursed lips, all between long ears, stand. Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: John J. Studzinski, CBE  ... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2019

A rare sandstone head of a luohan, 14th-15th century

Lot 55. A rare sandstone head of a luohan, 14th-15th century; 25cm (9 7/8in) high. Estimate £ 8,000 - 12,000. Sold for £ 8,812 (€ 10,289). Photo Bonhams. Expressively carved with a broad smile and deep-cut lines, beneath a short bulbous nose and narrow squinting eyes, all between large pendulous ears, the stone of dark reddish-brown tone, stand. Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd., London, 20 February 2006John J. Studzinski,... [Lire la suite]

15 novembre 2019

An exceptional carved sandstone head of a Luohan, Tang-Jin Dynasty (618-1234)

Lot 48. An exceptional carved sandstone head of a Luohan, Tang-Jin Dynasty (618-1234); 14cm (5 1/2in) high. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £ 12,562 (€ 14,668). Photo Bonhams. Naturalistically carved with large expressive almond-shaped eyes painted black beneath finely painted brows and a pronounced bump on the forehead, the nose gently curving slightly above the painted lips, the fleshy face framed between a pair of pendulous ears, the buff-coloured stone with traces of pigment remaining, wood... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2019

A large painted pottery figure of a court lady, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 44. A large painted pottery figure of a court lady, Tang Dynasty (618-906); 55cm (21 3/5in) high. Estimate £8,000 - 10,000. Sold for £ 8,812 (€ 10,289). Photo Bonhams. Finely modelled, the figure elegantly standing in a swaying pose with hands in front of the chest, one hand revealed by the full sleeves of the long loose robe falling in deep folds over the upturned slippers, the round face detailed with a ruby-red blush, with elongated eyes, full cheeks, a crisply carved mouth, and dimpled chin, all... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2019

A painted pottery figure of a court lady, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 42. A painted pottery figure of a court lady, Tang Dynasty (618-906); 33cm (13in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £ 3,562 (€ 4,159). Photo Bonhams. The elegant figure standing slightly swaying to the left, wearing a long, loose-fitting robe with long sleeves decorated with flowers, her arms folded in the front with he right hand pointing forward, the left hand concealed in the sleeve, the round face with gentle expression beneath a heavy chignon, stand.     Property from the... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2019

A bronze wine vessel, bianhu, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 33.  A bronze wine vessel, bianhu, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 28cm (11in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £ 5,687 (€ 6,640). Photo Bonhams. Of compressed oval form, set on a tapering foot, the sides with taotie mask and loose-ring handles, with recessed panels curving down the body.    Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: John J. Studzinski, C. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 7 Nov 2019