22 août 2019

Ming dynasty Jade from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift at Sotheby's NY, 10/09/2019

  Lot 23. A celadon and russet jade carving of a camel, Tang - Ming dynasty. Length 2 1/4  in., 5.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. recumbent with the legs tucked close to the body, the pronounced ribs showing between the bent legs, two small humps rising along the spine, the neck resting against the shoulders and the head slightly bowed with the eyes open, the lips sealed and the ears relaxed, the fur finely incised at the forehead and hump, the... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2019

An inscribed huanghuashi stele of a Daoist figure, Sui dynasty, dated 10th year of the kaihuang period, corresponding to 590

Lot 138. An inscribed huanghuashi stele of a Daoist figure, Sui dynasty, dated 10th year of the kaihuang period, corresponding to 590. Height 7 3/8  in., 18.7 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved seated cross-legged with a tripod armrest encircling the front half of the torso, wearing a small scholar's cap, the face with a pointed beard and eyes closed in meditation, the stocky body clothed in an interior garment crossed over the chest, with an outer robe... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

Two sancai-glazed Daoist figures, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1404. Two sancai-glazed Daoist figures, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Heights 19 in., 48.3 cm. Estimate: 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Sold Price: 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each modeled wearing long robes with ringed pendant sashes, stylized official's headdress, and upturned ruyi-toed shoes, one with yellow-glazed skin bearing a stern expression, the left hand holding the belt, the other with a calm expression with hands clasped to hold a tablet (now lost), seated on tiered... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2018

A superbly carved large ivory Daoist figure, Ming dynasty, late 15th century

Lot 3647. A superbly carved large ivory Daoist figure, Ming dynasty, late 15th century; 29 cm, 11 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,940,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. skilfully carved as an official standing on an octagonal pedestal base resting on ruyi scroll feet, decpited with his hands clasped together before his chest and holding a ceremonial baton (hu), his face naturalistically rendered with downcast eyes and a solemn expression, wearing a... [Lire la suite]
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