25 février 2019

A fine and rare rhinoceros horn 'four horses' libation cup, signed by You Kan (active 1660 - 1720), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

Lot 374. A fine and rare rhinoceros horn 'Four horses' libation cup, signed by You Kan (active 1660 - 1720), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 7/8 in., 14.9 cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 USD. Lot sold 540,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the horn of outstanding golden honey tone transmuting to darker brown in places, carved in virtuoso fashion with two plump grooms leading four noble horses through a vivid landscape of large boulders, swaying willows and the torrents of a... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2019

An outstanding and rare rhinoceros horn 'chickens' libation cup, signed by You Kan, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 373. An outstanding and rare rhinoceros horn 'Chickens' libation cup, signed by You Kan (active 1660 - 1720), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 USD. Lot sold 540,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the composition clearly inspired by Chenghua 'chicken' cups in doucai porcelain, the horn of deep golden russet tone and of tapered truncated form, carved in masterly fashion with a cockerel standing proudly over his brood... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

An exceptional inscribed rhinoceros horn 'drunken poet' libation cup signed by You Kan, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

Lot 376. An exceptional inscribed rhinoceros horn 'Drunken poet' libation cup, signed by You Kan (active 1660 - 1720), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 5/8 in., 14.2 cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 USD. Lot sold 540,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the horn of golden honey tone, with rather widely splayed mouth tapering sharply to the truncated base, superbly carved with a young boy attendant bearing a tall ewer of wine before his chest towards a seated bearded scholar or... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2019

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

Lot 834. A rare famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The exterior is finely decorated with a branch of prunus blossoms above a stream scattered with fallen flowers. The interior is decorated with three blossoms and petals. An apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark is on the base. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London.J.J. Lally & Co., New York. Note: A bowl of this... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2019

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

Lot 834. A rare famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The exterior is finely decorated with a branch of prunus blossoms above a stream scattered with fallen flowers. The interior is decorated with three blossoms and petals. An apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark is on the base. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London.J.J. Lally & Co., New York. Note: A bowl of this... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2019

A finely decorated famille verte charger, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 832. A finely decorated famille verte charger, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The dish is decorated in the center with figures at various pursuits including weaving, plowing and reaping crops, in a lush mountain setting, encircled by a floral diaper border interrupted by vignettes of flowering branches on the barbed rim, Japanese wood box. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]

07 février 2019

A blue and white brushpot with figures, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2786. A blue and white brushpot with figures, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 19 cm., 7 1/2 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot Sold 312,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. sturdily potted with tall straight sides and a small countersunk circle at its base, the exterior decorated with two panels, one depicting an indoor scene with an official in his formal attire, joined by an attendant and two other men, the other panel painted with two scholars in a mountainous... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A rare blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2546. A rare blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 3/8 in. (44 cm) high. Estimate HKD 90,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 112,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The slender body well painted with a continuous scene of figures at pleasurable pursuits in a setting of pavilions lining the banks of a lake detailed with boats, all below a bowstring band encircling the waisted neck, between scrolled and keyfret borders at the foot and mouth rim, with an apocryphal Chenghua... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2019

A large gilt-lacquered wood seated figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2795. A large gilt-lacquered wood seated figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 66 cm, 26 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,380,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the deity seated in vajraparyankasana on a double lotus base, his loose robes falling from the left shoulder leaving the chest bare, the hands held in dharmachakra mudra, the face with downcast eyes and forehead inset with a prominent urna, framed by... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2019

An extremely rare and exquisitely carved ‘Eight Stallions’ rhinoceros horn libation cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1817. An extremely rare and exquisitely carved ‘Eight Stallions’ rhinoceros horn libation cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high. Weight: 13.8 oz. (392 gm.). Estimate HKD 2,500,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price Realized HKD 26,420,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The large gently flaring cup deeply carved in high relief to the exterior with eight horses, variously grazing, at rest and play in a rocky landscape setting, one attendant tends to the horses, while another stands in... [Lire la suite]