18 février 2019

A carved red and black lacquer octagonal box and cover, Jiajing six-character incised and gilt mark and of the period (1522-1566

Lot 808. A carved red and black lacquer octagonal box and cover, China, Ming dynasty, Jiajing six-character incised and gilt mark and of the period (1522-1566); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) wide. Estimate: USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The cover carved with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds below a shoumedallion in the center of two interlocking square panels enclosing various auspicious symbols, the sloping sides of the box and cover carved with panels of further five-clawed... [Lire la suite]

18 février 2019

A rare and finely carved red lacquer mallet-form vase, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 807. A rare and finely carved red lacquer mallet-form vase, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 6 ¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Carved all over with a graceful and dense design of overlapping peony blossoms and leaves below a band of lingzhi scroll encircling the mouth, the interior and base lacquered black, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Yanagi Takashi, Kyoto, 1993.The Irving Collection, no. 3840. A Rare Peony-Carved Red... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A rare pale greyish-white jade slender pear-shaped vase, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong incised six-character fanggu mark and of

Lot 805. A rare pale greyish-white jade slender pear-shaped vase, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong incised six-character fanggu mark and of the period (1736-1795); 7 ½ in. (19.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 237,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 The slender ovoid body tapering to a tall neck that flares slightly towards the mouth rim, with a pair of mask and loose-ring handles carved on the shoulders and two similar handles on each side of the lower... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A finely carved white jade archaistic rhyton, China, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 804. A finely carved white jade archaistic rhyton, China, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 639,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 The lower body carved in relief around the sides with a sweeping, abstract design of a finely detailed, winged dragon, its head forming the base, all below a narrow rope-twist border separating it from a field of small detached scrolls on the upper body, with a narrow key-fret band... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A yellow jade « chilong » vase and cover, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 803. A yellow jade « chilong » vase and cover, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 225,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 Well carved in relief around the body with a chilong on one side and two smaller chilongon the reverse pursuing a flaming pearl, the neck flanked by a pair of S-shaped handles, the cover with C-shaped finial, the stone with some russet mottling Provenance: Louis Joseph, London,... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A mottled pale greenish-white and russet jade rectangular pillow, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or later

Lot 801. A mottled pale greenish-white and russet jade rectangular pillow, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or later; 6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 Pierced through the center with a wide circular aperture, the well-polished stone with a large, long fissure across one end, other smaller fissures in the base and traces of a drilling ridge in the center of the aperture, hongmu stand. Provenance: Alice Boney, Tokyo,... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2019

Christie's announces details of lots included in the sale of The Private Collection of Florence and Herbert Irving

  Florence and Herbert Irving. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced final details of the most anticipated auction for the Spring season of Asian Art: the sale of the private collection of Florence and Herbert Irving. Aptly titled Lacquer • Jade • Bronze • Ink: The Irving Collection, the sales pay homage to the materials the Irvings spent their lives studying and collecting. The collection will be sold across an Evening Sale on March 20 and a Day Sale on March 21, with a complementary... [Lire la suite]