03 août 2019

A white jade incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3746. A white jade incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); height 15.3 cm., 6 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. © Sotheby's of rectangular section, the slightly tapered body supported on four cabriole mythical beast mask legs, flanked on the sides with a pair of taotie mask handles suspending a loose ring, the other sides centred with a larger taotie mask, the rectangular domed cover reticulated on... [Lire la suite]

15 juin 2016

An unusual wucai incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 802. An unusual wucai incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 56,250 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of elliptical section and painted with a child and reclining man, set with appliqué handles in the form of coiled dragons, the cover with a finial of a recumbent Buddhist lion, all decorated in red, green, yellow and aubergine enamels; 10.8 cm, 4 1/4 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun 2016
20 mai 2016

A large rock crystal incense burner and cover, ding, Late Qing Dynasty

Lot 111. A large rock crystal incense burner and cover, ding, Late Qing Dynasty. Sold for £3,500 (€4,570). Photo Bonhams.  The globular body supported on three paw feet issuing from animal masks, flanked by a pair of animal-mask loose-ring handles, the domed cover similarly carved with three animal mask loose-rings and surmounted by two coiling Buddhist lions, one playing with a ball, box. 23cm (9in) wide (3). Note: Compare with a related rock crystal incense burner illustrated in Qing dai yudiao... [Lire la suite]
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04 décembre 2015

A large bronze 'Laozi and Buffalo' incense burner and cover, Late Ming Dynasty

A large bronze 'Laozi and Buffalo' incense burner and cover, Late Ming Dynasty. Est. HKD 300,000 — 500,000. Lot sold 575,000 HKD (74,192 USD). Photo: Sotheby's the massively cast figure with a detachable cover, sturdily cast in the form of the sage seated with the right hand resting on the right knee, the expression depicted sombre and meditative, dressed in long loose robes cascading in folds around the exposed shoe, the mouth and back pierced through with apertures, fitted to the back of the... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2015

A green-glazed incense burner and cover, boshanlu, Han Dynasty

A green-glazed incense burner and cover, boshanlu, Han Dynasty. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,400 - 2,100). Photo Bonhams. The exterior with bands of impress moulded decoration, raised on three bear form feet, the lid formed as a mystic mountain with five peaks, all covered in a degraded and crackled green lead glaze. 18.5cm (7 1/4in) high (2). Acquired by the vendor prior to 2000.  Note: Compare with a very similar incense burner also with bear-form feet and similar moulded decoration, dated Eastern... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2015

Bonhams offers magnificent incense burner by Japanese master

  Shoami Katsuyoshi (1832-1908),  inlaid bronze plum blossom koro (incense burner) and cover, 1889, Meiji Period, Japan. Estimate £75,000-80,000.  Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- An inlaid bronze plum blossom koro (incense burner) and cover by the Japanese metalworker, Shoami Katsuyoshi (1832-1908), will be auctioned in the Fine Japanese Art sale at Bonhams New Bond Street on 14 May. The koro, which dates from 1889, during the Meiji Period in Japan, is estimated at... [Lire la suite]
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16 décembre 2013

A fine grayish-white jade incense burner and cover, Late 18th-19th century

A fine grayish-white jade incense burner and cover, Late 18th-19th century. Photo Bonhams. Rising from a splayed foot, the semi-globular vessel crisply carved to the exterior with two opposing archaistic taotie masks against skillfully incised leiwen patterns, with a pair of openwork scroll handles surmounted by bird heads, the domed cover similarly decorated, centered with a flower-head finial; the evenly hued matrix of a pale gray tone, displaying cloud-like inclusions and limited russet fissure veins. 7 1/2in (19cm) wide, 4... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2012

Monumentality and opulence combined in Imperial Chinese cloisonné for sale at Bonhams

A magnificent and large pair of Imperial cloisonné enamel cranes, 18th-19th century. Photo Bonhams LONDON.- A magnificent and large pair of Imperial cloisonné enamel cranes from an Italian private collection will be sold by Bonhams on 8 November 2012 for £150,000 to 200,000.  This magnificent pair, measuring over two metres high, would have adorned an Imperial throne hall, flanking the throne. Their majestic graceful form and impressive size would have served to impress upon those present the... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2012

A green and russet jade incense burner and cover, 18th century

A green and russet jade incense burner and cover, 18th century. Photo Bonhams Decorated with taotie masks and other archaistic motifs delicately carved in shallow relief, the ruyi-head loop handles with a knot linking them to the rim; the domed cover with reticulated dragon finial, all on a detachable base; the stone of a semi-translucent, pale green tone with some russet and speckled black and white inclusions. 18cm (7 1/8in) wide (3). Estimate: £20,000 - 25,000 (HK$ 240,000 - 300,000) (€25,000 -... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2012

A very rare Imperial inscribed commemorative gilt bronze incense burner and cover, China, cast Qianlong six-character mark

A very rare Imperial inscribed commemorative gilt bronze incense burner and cover, China, cast Qianlong six-character mark and of the period, signed Zheng Rui, ca. 1790. Photo Nagel Of cylindrical form with a thirty-two line raised inscription written in li shu. H. 24,5 cm. Lot 1027. Estimate 180000 / 250000 € Nagel Auctions. "Asian Art". May 10th 2012http://www.auction.de/