21 février 2020

An imperial battle painting commemorating the campaign victories in the Northwestern region, 1862-1877, Qing dynasty, Guangxu

Lot 225. An imperial battle painting from the set of seventeen paintings commemorating the campaign victories in the Northwestern region, 1862-1877, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Ink and color on silk, mounted. Height 56 in., 142.2 cm; Width 126 1/2  in., 321.3 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 286,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. depicting the victorious Qing army firing on and in pursuit of turbaned rebels along the... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2020

A pair of famille rose yellow-ground bowls, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 1827. A pair of famille rose yellow-ground bowls, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 3 5/16 in. (8.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   With steep sides rising to the rounded rim, painted around the exterior with the characters fu, lu, shou, and xi encircled by five bats and small ruyi heads in famille rose enamels within gilt cartouches, reserved on a yellow and... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2020

A yellow-enamelled incised 'floral' circular box and cover, Guangxu period (1875-1908), Tihedian Zhi mark

Lot 3338. A yellow-enamelled incised 'floral' circular box and cover, Guangxu period (1875-1908), Tihedian Zhi mark; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The top of the cover is carved with a medallion enclosing a chrysanthemum flower, surrounded by floral sprays including peony, prunus and narcissus. The exterior of the box is similarly decorated with floral sprays, supported on a short... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2020

A blue and white jardinière, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 1330. A blue and white jardinière, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 13 in. (33 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The jardinière is heavily potted and has deep rounded sides that are decorated with four dragon medallions above a bow-string border and a band of key fret encircling the foot, while the rim is decorated with wan diaper. A large hole is in the center of the slightly convex base. Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2019

An imperial embroidered yellow silk twelve-symbol dragon robe, Jifu, Qing Dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 171. An imperial embroidered yellow silk twelve-symbol dragon robe, Jifu, Qing Dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 140 x 191 cm, 55⅛ by 74⅞ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 EUR. Lot sold: 25,000 EUR. © Sotheby's. finement brodée de soie et de fils d’or à décor de dragons à cinq griffes affrontés ou pourchassant la perle enflammée à l’avant et à l’arrière de la robe et sur le lé intérieur, sur fond de nuages ruyi formes alternés de chauve-souris en soie, au-dessus d’une large... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2019

A pair of large famille rose ‘Hundred deer’ hu-form vases, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 2088. A pair of large famille rose ‘Hundred deer’ hu-form vases, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 18 in. (45.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Each vase is decorated with a herd of deer and their young, grazing, gamboling and resting in a lush landscape of pine and peach trees and a meandering stream flowing through blue-shaded rock formations from high mountains in the distance. On the shoulders, each side is flanked with... [Lire la suite]

27 novembre 2019

A pair of dayazhai yellow-ground grisaille-decorated jardinieres and stands, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 3086. A pair of dayazhai yellow-ground grisaille-decorated jardinieres and stands, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) diam.. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Each jardinière is decorated with a bird on a flowering branch of peonies, beside an iron-red seal reading Tian di yi jia chun (spring throughout heaven and earth) and the characters Dayazhai (The Hall of Great Elegance). The stands are decorated... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2019

A large iron-red and famille rose ‘dragon’ charger, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 66. A large iron-red and famille rose ‘dragon’ charger, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 20 in. (51 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 87,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Property from the Quek Kiok Lee Collection.  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong Kong, 9 October 2019
07 septembre 2019

An Imperial yellow-ground fur-trimmed kesi twelve-symbol 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 671. An Imperial yellow-ground fur-trimmed kesi Twelve-symbol 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Length 68 in., 172.7 cm; Height 52 in., 132.1 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  finely woven, with nine golden dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl' amidst a network of blue lingzhi-shaped cloud scrolls, bats, wan and shou characters, interspersed with the Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority in orthodox... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A massive blue and white 'Lotus' charger, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 3216. A massive blue and white 'Lotus' charger, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 25 1/4 in. (64 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price Realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The shallow charger with gently rounded sides rising to a flared mouth rim, boldly painted in a vibrant violet blue tone with large lotus flowers among scrolling foliage, the exterior similarly decorated, the base with four-character Chuxiugong zhi mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]