18 mars 2020

A fine and rare doucai cup, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3587. A fine and rare doucai cup, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735); 31/4 in. (8.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price Realized HKD 2,180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Finely potted with gently rounded sides, well-rendered around the exterior in soft translucent enamels and underglaze-blue tones to depict two birds perched on ornamental rockworks, butterflies and insects fluttering amidst the flowering chrysanthemum and leafy... [Lire la suite]

08 mars 2020

A very rare and superbly carved rhinoceros horn cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1297. A very rare and superbly carved rhinoceros horn cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high, 350.9g. Estimate 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised 902,500 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 The flaring sides superbly carved with a scene inspired by Du Fu's poem 'Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup', with Lin Jin, Prince of Ruyang, accompanied by two attendants, one tending to his horse, the other balancing upon his back a pole strung with various cloth-bound accoutrements, including his... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2020

A finely carved signed rhinoceros horn cup, 18th century

Lot 1288. A finely carved signed rhinoceros horn cup, 18th century; 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) across, 371.3g. Estimate 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 662,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 The elegantly proportioned, tapering body carved around the midsection with two bands of archaistic dragon scroll, the interior rim with a key-fret band, one end with six sinuous chilong forming the handle and peering over the rim, the front with another chilong, the interior of the foot carved with a seal... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2020

A rare large rhinoceros horn cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1285. A rare large rhinoceros horn cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 7 7/16 in. (18.9 cm.) long, 258.9g. Estimate 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 146,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Carved around the midsection with two birds in flight above lotus, saggitaria and other water plants growing from amidst crashing waves forming the flat foot, with a bat in flight amidst the crests, with two dragons emerging at one end from the waves to form the openwork handle, the larger grasping... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2020

A small Ge-type cup, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3176. A small Ge-type cup, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.), diam. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realized HKD 150,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cup is potted with flaring sides rising from a recessed base. It is covered with a greyish-cream glaze with a network of black crackles interspersed with light brown crackles. The rim is bound with a metal band., Japanese wood box. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, formed in the Edo period (1603-1868). ... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2020

A fine and rare imperial Mughal-style white jade cup, shuiyu, Qianlong inscription, circa 1783

Lot 68. A fine and rare imperial Mughal-style white jade cup, shuiyu, Qianlong inscription, circa 1783; 5 9/16 in. (14 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 150,000 - GBP 250,000. Price realised GBP 229,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2003. The deep lobed cup thinly carved in the form of a shell with goose-head terminal, its head curving back to the rim to form a handle and raised on a mallow-flower base, the interior with conforming flutes lightly incised with an Imperial poetic inscription, the polished... [Lire la suite]
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03 février 2020

A pair of small iron-red-decorated blue-and-white cups, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1201. A pair of small iron-red-decorated blue-and-white cups, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  Each is finely painted in iron red with four stylized lotus blossoms borne on leafy stems in underglaze blue. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part II, 13 September 2012. New York, Rockefeller Plaza
24 janvier 2020

A large full-tip rhinoceros horn cup, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 213. A large full-tip rhinoceros horn cup, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Length 13 1/2 in., 34.3 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's the large, deep cup carved as a mallow blossom supported on an intricate openwork tangle of wutong, prunus, magnolia and pine trees, incorporating figures of the Hehe twins and Su Wu the goat herder, the horn of a pale honey color darkening towards the tip, the wood stand pierced and carved as... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

An amber-glazed marbled pottery cup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1164. An amber-glazed marbled pottery cup, Tang dynasty (618-907); 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) across handle. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The cup has a deep, rounded body that rises from the small flared foot to the everted rim, and a loop handle to one side. It is covered inside and out with a marbled white and reddish slip that appears as brown marbling under the yellow-amber glaze. Provenance: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954)... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2019

A chased and cast silver cup with gilt highlights, 10th-12th century

Lot 837. A chased and cast silver cup with gilt highlights, 10th-12th century; 2 3/8in (6cm) diameter, 1 7/16in (3.6cm) high, 48 grams. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,300). © Bonhams. Of inverted bell form raised on a low foot and flat base, the interior rim chased with a narrow band of overlapping petals or waves and the exterior walls engraved with a wider band of two garden rocks that separate peony branches in bloom against a minutely ring-punched ground, the surfaces showing... [Lire la suite]
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