17 avril 2015

The lifetime jade collection of John A. Campbell, M.D. of Akron, Ohio breaks estimations at Aspire Auctions

Carved White Jade Screen in Boxwood Stand, ca. 1750. Estimate $800/1,200. Sold for $47,178.75. Photo courtesy Aspire Auctions. Double sided carved jade screen. one side show a carved mountain landscape with two large trees sheltering a house and it's owner, the left and upper corner have a plum tree. The reverse side shows a river in the center with a solitary bridge with a traveler, the lower center has a sampan with figure; on the right is a boy riding a water buffalo. Ornate carved wood base with... [Lire la suite]

13 avril 2015

A fine famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A fine famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate HK$500,000 - HK$700,000 ($64,805 - $90,727). Price Realized HK$875,000 ($113,409). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is finely enamelled on the exterior with a procession of Daoist Fairies, one riding in a cart drawn by a mythical beast, followed by other fairies and a deer in a landscape. An apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle is on the base. 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam.  Provenance: Sold... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2015

A fine and rare carved white biscuit 'Two Qiaos' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A fine and rare carved white biscuit 'Two Qiaos' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000  HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD (59,429 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's potted with a cylindrical body resting on a splayed tripod base, the exterior carved in relief with the two Qiao daughters elegantly dressed in loose robes and reading a book together, one of them seated on a stool holding the book next to the other reclining on a low couch with a fan in her hand, the couch... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2015

An inscribed 'Langyao' red-glazed truncated bottle neck vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, inscription dated to the yiwei year (

An inscribed 'Langyao' red-glazed truncated bottle neck vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, inscription dated to the yiwei year (1775). Estimate 3,600,000 — 4,600,000 HKD (408,505 - 521,978 EUR). Photo Sotheby's stoutly potted, the globular body rising to slanted shoulders surmounted by a columnar neck, applied overall with a deep speckled copper-red glaze draining from the rim in rich crimson and ruby tones to a sumptuous burgundy, neatly trimmed at the foot, the glaze further suffused with... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2015

An extremely rare and superbly enamelled pair of Famille-Rose 'Peach' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng

An extremely rare and superbly enamelled pair of Famille-Rose 'Peach' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng. Estimate 40,000,000 — 60,000,000 HKD (4,560,634 - 6,840,951 EUR). Photo Sotheby's each exquisitely potted with deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, superbly enamelled in vivid tones of rose pink, shades of green, yellow, iron-red, brown and black with two varieties of flowering and fruiting peach branches issuing from the foot and extending across the... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A rare 'Langyao' red-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A rare 'Langyao' red-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD (79,760 - 102,549 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the baluster body elegantly rising from a spreading foot to a tall waisted neck and flared rim, the base of the neck collared with a protruding rib, the exterior covered in a lustrous rich red glaze of crushed raspberry tone, the glaze evenly suffused with a network of fine crackle throughout, the interior and recessed base covered with a crackled glaze with a... [Lire la suite]


21 mars 2015

A blue and white cylindrical brush pot, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A blue and white cylindrical brush pot, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $50,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides decorated with three panels of butterflies fluttering above various flowers, with prunus in one, peony in another and chrysanthemum in the third; 7 3/8 in. (18.5 cm.) diameter The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York  Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART III - CHINESE WORKS OF ART:... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2015

A mirror-black-glazed brush pot, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A mirror-black-glazed brush pot, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $10,625 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of elegant, slightly waisted form, covered on the exterior with a rich, glossy black glaze with traces of gilt decoration, the rim, interior, foot and countersunk base glazed white - 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) high  The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART III - CHINESE WORKS... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2015

A gilt-decorated black-glazed ovoid vase, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A gilt-decorated black-glazed ovoid vase, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $4,750 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Gilt-decorated with alternating circular and square-shaped panels depicting landscape scenes and flower blossoms, reserved on a cell diaper background, beneath a border of alternating small and larger flower blossoms on the shoulder and upright petal lappets on the neck - 8 11/16 in. (22 cm.) high Provenance: Samuel T. Peters... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2015

A celadon-glazed carved cylindrical brush pot, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A celadon-glazed carved cylindrical brush pot, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $20,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides well carved with leafy blossoming peony scroll and covered on the exterior in a very pale sea-green glaze in contrast to the white rim and interior - 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART III - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: QING... [Lire la suite]