01 février 2021

A very rare large imperial bronze 'dragon' censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 361. A very rare large imperial bronze 'dragon' censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); B. 48,5 cm. Estimate: € 30,000 - €50,000. Result: € 55.000. Courtesy Nagel.  Property from the collection of Gustav Detring (1842-1913) and Constantin von Hanneken (1854-1925), assembled in China in the late Qing dynasty. Fine Asian Art Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020  

16 juin 2017

Record prices for rare imperial Chinese artworks and Himalayan sculpture

Lot 185. A very important imperial bronze bell "Bozhong", China, Qianlong, dated 1761. With inscription by Emperor Qianlong. Estimate CHF 200,000 / 300,000 (€ 185 190/277 780). Sold for CHF 1 035 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich ZURICH.- The 13-14 June Asian Art auctions at Koller Zurich were enormously successful, with a string of top prices for Chinese & Himalayan art, particularly for three rare Chinese Imperial artworks from a private collection - which alone realized 2.64 million Swiss... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2016

A rare and finely cast imperial bronze 'dragon' vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 142. A rare and finely cast imperial bronze 'dragon' vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate GBP 150,000 - GBP 200,000 (USD 198,555 - USD 246,600 ). Lot sold 185,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's; of archaic bronze shape, each vase finely decorated in bright famille-rose enamels on the flaring trumpet-shaped neck with four of the bajixiang divided by scrolling lotus blooms between ruyi head and upright lappet borders, the central bulbous knop section... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2016

A very rare Imperial bronze 'dragon' censer, Xuande cast six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 309. A very rare Imperial bronze 'dragon' censer, Xuande cast six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435). Estimate HK$1,000,000 – HK$2,000,000 ($129,383 - $258,765). Price Realized HK$4,240,000 ($548,583). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The censer is raised on a slightly splayed foot, and superbly cast in high relief around the exterior of its compressed globular body with a pair of three-clawed sinuous dragons striding amidst clouds, flanked by a pair of mask and ring handles on the sides.... [Lire la suite]