18 décembre 2019

A very rare imperial embroidered yellow silk semi-formal `dragon’ robe, longpao, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 39. A very rare imperial embroidered yellow silk semi-formal `dragon’ robe, longpao, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); Hauteur: 142 cm. (55 ¾ in.), largeur: 181 cm. (71 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 15,000 - EUR 20,000. Price realised EUR 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 La robe est délicatement brodée de trois médaillons sur chaque face et deux aux épaules abritant des dragons à cinq griffes parmi les nuages stylisés. Les dragons au centre et sur les épaules sont représentés de face... [Lire la suite]

12 octobre 2019

Two rare grisaille enamelled dishes, the porcelain Jiaqing period (1796-1820), the enamels later

Lot 175. Two rare grisaille enamelled dishes, the porcelain Jiaqing period (1796-1820), the enamels later; 8 in (20 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 162,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Each dish bears an iron-red apocryphal Qianlong seal mark in the interior, and Dechengzhai (Made for the Studio of Virtue and Honesty) marks on the base, box. Note: According to Sun Yingzhou, these fine dishes were painted in the late Qing/early Republic period by the... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2019

A rare Imperial gold and silver-embroidered blue-ground Twelve Symbol 'Dragon' robe, longpao, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 929. A rare Imperial gold and silver-embroidered blue-ground Twelve Symbol 'Dragon' robe, longpao, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 57 ½ in. (146 cm.) long. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The robe is worked entirely in couched gold and silver threads with nine writhing five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amidst ruyi-form clouds interspersed with bats and the bajixiang. The Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2019

A highly important imperial white jade 'Zhoujia yanxi zhi bao' seal, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 3011. A highly important imperial white jade 'Zhoujia yanxi zhi bao' seal, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 3 13/16 x 3 ¾ x 3 ¾ in. (9.7 x 9.6 x 9.6 cm). Estimate HKD 18,000,000 - HKD 24,000,000. Price realised HKD 20,525,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The square seal platform is surmounted by a mythical double-headed beast carved recumbent with a scaly body, the conjoined mid-body pierced with an aperture and threaded with its original yellow silk braid terminating in knotted tassels,... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2019

A pair of cloisonné enamel caparisoned elephants, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 112. A pair of cloisonné enamel caparisoned elephants, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each elephant is modelled in mirror image standing four-square with their heads turned to the left and right. The bodies are executed in white enamel and decorated with colourful trappings. Each back is covered by a long saddlecloth decorated with a chime amongst clouds above crashing waves, supporting a... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2018

A rare and important white jade square seal, China, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 112. A rare and important white jade square seal, China, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820). Dimensions: 2,8 x 2,9 cm. (1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 80,000 - EUR 120,000. Price realised EUR 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. De section carrée, le bouton est finement sculpté en forme d'un Qilin mythique au corps musclé. Sa tête est tournée vers le côté, son visage délicatement incisé dégage une expression solennelle. Son crâne est rehaussé d'une corne, sa queue... [Lire la suite]

05 juin 2018

An Imperial tianhuang ‘hanyun zhai’ seal, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 2949. An Imperial tianhuang ‘hanyun zhai’ seal, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (6 x 2 x 2 cm.) high, 52.8 g. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 2,980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd  2018. The square columnar seal is carved in low relief depicting a tranquil scene with a fishing boat gliding through the river presided by overhanging cliffs. The seal face is carved with the three characters Hanyun zhai, box.   rubbing ... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2018

A magnificent imperial yellow kesi twelve-symbol dragon robe made for the Emperor, longpao, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 976. A magnificent imperial yellow kesi twelve-symbol dragon robe made for the Emperor, longpao, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 59 ¼ x 75 ¾ in. (150.4 x 192.4 cm.). Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 756,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The kesi ground is woven in shades of blue, violet, red, pink and gold threads with nine five-clawed dragons clutching or confronting flaming pearls on a densely patterned ground of stylized wan emblems and florets in... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2018

Bardith Ltd at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Large blue and white bowl with landscape and floral decoration, circa 1700, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 6.5 in. (17 cm). Asking price: €10.267,52. © Bardith Ltd Kangxi Chinese blue and white porcelain punch bowl, circa 1700. Painted in underglaze cobalt blue, the bowl is decorated to the exterior with alternating panels showing flowering fruit trees and scenes of mountains, along the seashore. The bowl has a traditional shape molded in the form of a lotus-flower, with a high side wall and a... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2018

An Imperial celadon and brown jade 'Yuqing gong bao' seal

Lot 3072. An Imperial celadon and brown jade 'Yuqing gong bao' seal, the seal Ming dynasty, the carved inscription Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820): 3.9 by 4.9 by 4.9 cm., 1 1/2  by 7 7/8  by 1 7/8  in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 10,840,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 of square form with a slanted trapezoid top, surmounted by a broad arched knop in an archaistic style, the smoothly polished stone of pale celadon colour figured... [Lire la suite]