09 août 2018

A pair of diamond and enamelled bracelets (dastband) with makara-head terminals, South India, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 301. A pair of diamond and enamelled bracelets (dastband) with makara-head terminals, South India, late 19th-early 20th century. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold  25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s comprising flexible entwined gold links decorated with pale blue, green, red, white and dark blue enamels, set with foliate diamonds, the terminals rendered in the form of makara-heads with agate-set eyes. Quantité: 2; 8cm. max. diam. Notes: The use of mythical and aquatic... [Lire la suite]

26 juillet 2018

A famille verte rouleau vase, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 235. A famille verte rouleau vase, late 19th-early 20th century; 17 1/2 in. (44.5) cm. high. Estimation : GBP 800 - 1,200. Price Realised: GBP 1000.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The vase is decorated in imitation of earlier Kangxi period examples, with phoenixes and large peony blooms below a border enclosing floral sprays encircling the shoulder. The base has an apocryphal Kangxi mark within double circles.  Provenance: From a private English collection. Christie's. The Art of... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2018

A Dehua seated figure of Samantabhadra, Qing dynasty, late 19th-early 20th century 

Lot 3721. A Dehua seated figure of Samantabhadra, Qing dynasty, late 19th-early 20th century; 10 3/8 in. (27 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 187,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The deity is finely modelled with a rounded face, the hair upswept into a double topknot, fastened with an diadem suspending beaded jewels, above eyes downcast in gentle contemplation, the right arm supporting a ruyi, left hand in vitarka mudra,... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

Indian Jewelry at Sotheby's London, 25 Apr 2018

Lot 155. A gem-set and enamelled necklace, earrings and ring, India, circa 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018.   the gold necklace composed of rectangular beads each depicting a flower with a central diamond set in the kundan technique, red enamel petals against a green criss-cross design, the reverse enamelled with red and green floral blossoms on a white ground, with hanging gem-set and seed pearl beads, matching pendant earrings, together with a large... [Lire la suite]
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]