29 juillet 2017

A finely reticulated jadeite cylindrical 'Cranes' parfumier, Qing dynasty, late 19th-early 20th century 

Lot 4209. A finely reticulated jadeite cylindrical 'Cranes' parfumier, Qing dynasty, late 19th-early 20th century, 9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 596,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Of cylindrical form, the parfumier is deeply carved in relief and openwork with cranes in a rocky mountain landscape, interspersed with pine trees and narrow winding steps, all between ruyi-cloud borders.; stand.   Provenance: Sold at... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2017

Market leader Bonhams announces Asia Week 2017 sales

A Stone Plaque with Scenes from the Life of Buddha, Northeastern India, Pala Period, circa 12th century, 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm) high. Estimate: US$100,000-150,000. Photo: Bonhams NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams partners with Asia Week New York for the ninth annual celebration and affirmation of Asian art with a tightly curated selection of auctions from its three distinguished Asian art departments. Representing visual cultures across the continent, March 13-15 sales include Chinese Works of Art, Portraits of the Master: 108 Bronze... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2016

A Chinese large silver ewer & cover, late Qing dynasty, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 24. A Chinese large silver ewer and cover, late Qing dynasty, late 19th-early 20th century. Estimate 3,000 - $4,000. Price Realized incl. BP:$39,680. Photo Mosgreen. With a dragon handle, finely worked with opera scene on two sides, a poem inscribed on the neck, mark of "Fang Juixia" to the base; 28.5cm high; 865grams weight. Provenance: Honey church Antiques, HK; A private Perth collection. Mosgreen. International Decorative Arts, 17/04/2016
01 août 2016

A blue-ground summer gauze 'dragon' robe, jifu, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 134. A blue-ground summer gauze 'dragon' robe, jifu, late 19th-early 20th century. Estimation: USD 2,000 - 3,000. Price realised: 2,400 USD. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The robe is worked in couched gold threads with nine five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst cloud scrolls, bats, shou-roundels and the emblems of the Eight Immortals above lishui stripes.  Provenance: Property from the Mr and Mrs C. Lefebvre Collection of Chinese Robes. Note: Gauze robes were... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2016

A large famille-rose 'peach' vase, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 1473, A large famille-rose 'peach' vase, late 19th-early 20th century. Estimate  USD 4,000 ~ 6,000. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of tianqiuping form, the globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck flaring slightly at the rim, brightly enameled to the exterior with gnarled leafy branches issuing nine ripened peaches and flowering blossoms, the recessed base with an apocryphal six-character Qianlong mark. Height 20 3/4  in., 52.7 cm Sotheby’s. Saturday at... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2015

Fu Baoshi scroll and stellar jades star in Michaan's December Fine Asian Works of Art Auction

Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), Wandering Poet. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, inscribed, dated to 1943, and signed, with three seals of the artist. 20th Century 18 3/4 x 19 1/4 inches (47.6 x 48.9 cm). Provenance: Dedicated directly to Mrs. Shum Wai Yu in 1943, and thence by descent within the family. Estimate: $200,000/300,000.  ALAMEDA, CA.- Fu Baoshi’s (1904-1965) paintbrush masterfully transforms a paper scroll into a candid snapshot of reflection in the ink and color work Wandering Poet, highlighting... [Lire la suite]

20 août 2015

A Chinese yellow glass 'Landscape' bowl, late 19th-early 20th century

A Chinese yellow glass 'Landscape' bowl, late 19th-early 20th century. Estimate £1,000 – £1,500 ($1,566 - $2,349). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The exterior of the bowl is carved with an idyllic riverside landscape scene with pavilions, pine trees and tall mountains, featuring two scholars sitting by the riverbank and a fisherman playing the flute on a sampan; 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) wide Property from The Geronimo Berenguer de Los Reyes, Jr. Collection Provenance: With P. C. Lu Works of Art Ltd, Hong Kong ... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2015

A massive coral figure of an Immortal, Late 19th-Early 20th century

A massive coral figure of an Immortal, Late 19th-Early 20th century.  Sold for US$ 35,000 (€31,238). Photo: Bonhams. Depicting He Xiangu holding a basket of flowers and a lingzhi branch while standing on a rocky promontory, the willowy maiden flanked by a pine bough at left, two stately deer at her right and two cranes biting lingzhi branches below, one stag carrying a branch of ripe peaches in his mouth as he steps on a pine bough bridge, set into a hardwood base carved in high relief with a network of bamboo, pine... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2015

Chinese Huanghuali furniture fetches soaring prices at Bonhams

A Huanghuali kang table, 18th century. The two-board top set into a mitered, mortise and tenon frame over elaborate shaped aprons carved in high relief with centered addorsed brackets framed by disintegrated zoomorphs and cloud scrolls over a beaded border extending through the cabriole legs. 17 1/8 x 52 3/4 x 30 1/4in (43.5 x 134 x 76.8cm). Sold for: $341,000  (€321,941). Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- The Chinese Works of Art from the Scholar’s Studio sale at Bonhams totaled $2.89 million that... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2014

A large turquoise, ruby and pearl gold ring, India, late 19th-early 20th century

A large turquoise, ruby and pearl gold ring, India, late 19th-early 20th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Of circular form, the large floral pattern consisting of a central foiled colourless hardstone surrounded by a band of turquoise stones and drop-shaped cabochon rubies, bordered by a string of natural pearls; 1.3/8in. (3.5cm.) diam. Estimate £1,200 – £1,800 Christie's. ART OF THE ISLAMIC AND INDIAN WORLDS INCLUDING A PRIVATE COLLECTION DONATED TO BENEFIT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, PART V. 10 April 2014, London, King... [Lire la suite]