09 décembre 2020

A rare Imperial inscribed pale green jade chrysanthemum-head incense fan, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 139. A rare Imperial inscribed pale green jade chrysanthemum-head incense fan, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 20.5cm (8 1/8in) long. Estimate HK$ 200,000-300,000. Sold for HK$ 277,500 (€ 29,554). Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened circular form, carved in the form of a chrysanthemum flower on a zitan handle with silver inlay decoration of archaistic motifs, the fan further carved with rows of radiating petals diminishing in size towards the centre, intricately inscribed with a yu... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2020

An imperial inscribed blue-ground famille-rose 'landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3626. An imperial inscribed blue-ground famille-rose 'landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 18.7 cm, 7 ⅜ in. Estimate: 1,200,000 - 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,890,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. one side delicately painted with a tranquil lakeside scene within a gilt lobed rim, the reverse inscribed in black with a poem and decorated with three iron-red seal marks, reserved on a pale lavender-blue ground decorated with floral scrolls, the neck with a pair of mask handles, each... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2020

An exquisite imperial inscribed Mughal white jade jar, guan, Qianlong Guimao cyclical date, 1783 and of the period

Lot 54. An exquisite imperial inscribed Mughal white jade jar, guan, Qianlong Guimao cyclical date corresponding to 1783 and of the period; 5½ in. (14 cm.) wide. Estimate On Request. Price realised GBP 391,650. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002. The body of compressed oval shape resting on a finely carved floral bloom, the edges of the petals gently curved to form the foot, encircled by overlapping leaves carved in shallow-relief radiating from the base and repeated on the shoulder,... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2019

Selected Imperial Qing Ceramics from the Tianminlou Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2019

Lot 14. A very fine blue and white ‘Flower and Fruit’ garlic-mouth bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 27.7 cm, 10 7/8  in. Estimate: HK$5,000,000 - 7,000,000/ US$ 637,250 - 892,150. Courtesy Sotheby's. with a pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot and tapering to a tall slender neck with a garlic-head mouth and thin lip, the body painted in bright cobalt-blue tones with stipples to imitate the ‘heaped and piled’ effect, decorated with alternating flowering... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2016

An imperial inscribed famille-rose 'finger citron' wall vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3606. An imperial inscribed famille-rose 'finger citron' wall vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. modelled in the form of a meiping secured by a gilt-decorated trompe l'oeil imitation-lacquer stand with a ripe finger citron borne on a thin leafy stem to one side, the vessel exquisitely decorated along the shoulder with a stylised floral frieze above a ruyi-shaped collar suspending tassels of florets,... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2016

An imperial inscribed large pale green jade 'Wang Xizhi and goose' boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 50. An imperial inscribed large pale green jade 'Wang Xizhi and goose' boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the substantial boulder boldly worked on one side with the bearded scholar, Wang Xizhi, next to a kneeling attendant holding a goose, all amidst a rocky landscape arboured with wutong trees and portrayed with mountainous cliffs forming the background, the upper right section incised with an imperial... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2015

A rare Imperial inscribed two-colour lacquer tea bowl, Qianlong carved seal mark, dated to 1746 and of the period

  A rare Imperial inscribed two-colour lacquer tea bowl, Qianlong carved seal mark, dated to the cyclical bing yin year, corresponding to 1746 and of the period. Estimate HK$400,000 - HK$600,000 ($51,854 - $77,782). Price realized HK$1,060,000 ($137,414). Photo Christie's Image LTD 2015 The bowl is finely carved on the exterior through the outer layer of red lacquer with a lengthy poem composed by the emperor Qianlong and bearing two seals, Qian and Long, all set between bands... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2012

An Extremely Rare Imperially Inscribed White Jade Ruyi Sceptre. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, Dated 1759

An Extremely Rare Imperially Inscribed White Jade Ruyi Sceptre. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, Dated 1759 - Photo Sotheby's the ruyi-shaped terminal carved in relief with a large peach borne on gnarled leafy branches, carved with a diaper band on the other end, the S-curved shaft inscribed in gilt with an imperial poem dated to jimao year (corresponding to 1759), followed by two seals reading Jixia yiqing (Clearing the mind after the myriad of state affairs) and De jiaqu (Obtaining refined... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2012

A very rare Imperial inscribed greyish olive-green jade bowl, China, Qianlong period

A very rare Imperial inscribed greyish olive-green jade bowl, China, Qianlong period. Photo Nagel The flared sides carved as six barbed petals, each inscribed in lishu calligraphy with a poetic inscription alluding to the beauty of nature and flowers and high-lighted in gilding, the whole raised on six ruyi supports, the translucent grey-green stone with altered areas of opaque buff and brown color. Very minor wear. D. 18,1 cm - Estimate 50 000/80 000 € Provenance: Christie’s New York, 21.3.2000, Lot 130,... [Lire la suite]