12 juillet 2016

A large cinnabar lacquer 'Hundred boys' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period

Lot 3203. A large cinnabar lacquer 'Hundred boys' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820). Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 860,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, the flat top surface deftly carved and incised in high relief through the rich red cinnabar lacquer with the 'Hundred Boys' at play in a fenced garden in front of a pavilion, a group performing a dragon dance while others parade with  lanterns and puppets, under a... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2016

A rare jewelled and Canton-enamelled gilt-decorated sword and basse-taille scabbard with gold foils Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing Period

Lot 33. A rare jewelled and Canton-enamelled gilt-decorated sword and basse-taille scabbard with gold foils Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing Period, Circa 1800. Estimate 100,000 — 200,000 GBP. Lot sold 125,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the long straight blade gilt and etched on both sides with western motifs including a Roman soldier, crowns, as well as the arms of the Order of the Garter, inscribed with the mottos Honi soit qui mal y pense ('Let he who thinks ill there be shamed') and Dieu et mon droit ('God and my... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2016

Best of d'art chinois chez Osenat, Arts d'Asie, le 18 Juin 2016

Lot 16. A pale green jade vase, 20th century. Estimation : 600 € / 900 €. Adjugé à 28 000 €. Photo Osenat Vase en jade vert clair sculpté de forme balustre quadrangulaire, les anses ajourées en forme de qilins , à motifs sur chaque face de masques de taoti, et de ruyis. 20ème siècle  Provenance : Collection particulière, Seine-et-Marne  Lot 44. Bronze circular incense burner, Western Zhou Dynasty, (1066 BC - 771 BC). Estimation : 8 000 € / 12 000 €. Adjugé à 26 000 €. Photo Osenat ... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2016

Dessert saucer plate, Arms of Lord Percy Smith, Chinese export porcelain, Jiaqing period

LOT 95. Dessert saucer plate, Arms of Lord Percy Smith, Chinese export porcelain, Jiaqing period. Estimate : 225 ~ 300 €. Photo Marques Dos Santos.  polychromed decoration with enamels and gold with central coat of arms of Lord Percy Clinton Sydney Smith, Viscount of Strangford. Gold slightly worn out, minor hairline. Dim.: 24cm.  MARQUES DOS SANTOS, PORTO. Antiquités Chinoises & Mobilier, le 30 Avril 2016 à 15h30
28 avril 2016

Fish platter with Arms of Lord Percy Smith, Chinese export porcelain, Jiaqing period

Lot 96. Fish platter with Arms of Lord Percy Smith, Chinese export porcelain, Jiaqing period. Estimate : 1,200 ~ 1,600 €. Photo Marques Dos Santos.  polychromed decoration with enamels and gold with with central coat of arms of Lord Percy Clinton Sydney Smith, Viscount of Strangford. Some wear to gold, small chip on the border. Dim.: 44,5cm.  MARQUES DOS SANTOS, PORTO. Antiquités Chinoises & Mobilier, le 30 Avril 2016 à 15h30
17 février 2016

Tokyo Chuo Auction Spring Sales feature imperial treasures and rare Chinese paintings

Lot 427. A fine doucai “bamboo” bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate: JPY12,000,000 - 18,000,000. ©  Tokyo Chuo Auction. HONG KONG.- Tokyo Chuo Auction will hold its 2016 Spring Sales at Tokyo Dome Hotel from 27 February to 3 March, featuring an Evening Sale of Important Chinese Art, Fine Chinese Modern Paintings, Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy, Fine Chinese Works of Art, Rubbings, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Ancient Bronzes from... [Lire la suite]

06 février 2016

Pair of urns and covers, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820), circa 1800-1820

Pair of urns and covers, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820), circa 1800-1820. Porcelain decorated in overglaze polychrome enamels and gold, 47.5 x 23 cm. © Jorge Welsh Works of Art Urns were produced in various shapes and decorative themes for the export market during the late 18th and early 19th century. It is clear that many were ordered privately, as they often incorporate initials, inscriptions or coats of arms. This striking pair of urns was probably modelled on a European silver prototype. The finial in... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2015

A famille-rose abstinence plaque, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period

A famille-rose abstinence plaque, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of shaped oval form, with a central vertical panel to each side, one side marked zhai jie, the other in Manchu script, bordered with a dense design of stylised lotus on a green ground within raised gilt borders, the sides painted with scrolling foliage on a white ground, strung with beads - 6.5cm., 2 5/8 in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 nov. 2015, 11:00 AM
06 octobre 2015

An incised yellow-glazed 'Dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period

An incised yellow-glazed 'Dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD (93,375 - 116,719 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body rising from a spreading foot to a tall waisted neck with a slightly incurved rim, incised with four ferocious dragons leaping from turbulent foaming waves contesting for a flaming pearl amongst cloud scrolls and flame wisps, the rim and the foot encircled with a band of circles, covered overall with a rich egg-yolk yellow glaze... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2015

An important large Imperial white jade 'zhoujia yanxi zhi bao' seal, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period

An important large Imperial white jade 'zhoujia yanxi zhi bao' seal, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period. Estimate 30,000,000 — 40,000,000 HKD (3,501,575 - 4,668,766 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of large square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of dragons, each powerfully carved with eyes bulging and nostrils flaring above curling whiskers and a jaw bearing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane meticulously incised, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined and crouching on the haunches,... [Lire la suite]