28 février 2019

An exceptional and rare huanghuali yokeback armchair with 'fu' character and burl splat, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century

Lot 305. An exceptional and rare huanghuali yokeback armchair with 'fu' character and burl splat, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century; 46 by 25 3/4 by 19 in., 116.8 by 65.4 by 48.2 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 120,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. constructed of very thick members and of majestic proportions, the generous crestrail with flattened headrest and bulging rounded terminals set on rounded backposts curving sharply back, the wide backsplat in tripartite form flanked... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2019

A magnificent and very rare pair of huanghuali cabinets, with display shelf and exposed tenons, Lianggegui, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 315. A magnificent and very rare pair of huanghuali cabinets, with display shelf and exposed tenons, Lianggegui, Late Ming dynasty, 17th- 18th Century; 75 5/8 by 38 1/2 by 19 in., 192 by 97.8 by 48.2 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 USD. Lot sold 384,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each accented by superbly grained single-board floating panels forming the sides and doors, secured within thick raised frames edged with recessive rounded lobing and beading, set on baitong rectangular hinges... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

A superbly carved huanghuali folding horseshoe-back chair, Jiaoyi, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century

Lot 312. A superbly carved huanghuali folding horseshoe-back chair, Jiaoyi, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century; 38 1/2 by 27 1/2 by 21 in., 97.8 by 69.8 by 53.3 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 408,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with very generously proportioned long three-member looping crestrail with rounded flattened hand-grips, the backsplat finely carved with a ruyi-shaped cloud medallion enclosing vegetal scrolls, above a panel of two birds amidst the 'Three Friends... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A gilt-bronze seated figure of the ascetic Shakyamuni, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 709. A gilt-bronze seated figure of the ascetic Shakyamuni, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 137,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. Shakyamuni is shown seated in a pensive attitude, his head lowered and his chin and hands resting atop his bent left knee. He wears a priest's robe that is draped over his left shoulder and diagonally around his torso revealing his thin body and his ribs on the right side. His face is cast with short curly beard,... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A Huanghuali Recessed-Leg Table, Pingtouan, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 11. A Huanghuali Recessed-Leg Table, Pingtouan, Late Ming Dynasty; 87 by 215 by 44.5cm., 34 1/4 by 84 5/8 by 17 1/2 in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 131,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2015 the panelled top with 'ice-plate' edge, the beaded square legs joined by a plain straight apron with apron-head spandrels and the front and back legs secured by pairs of cross braces. Provenance: Purchased from Hei Hung-Lu, Hong Kong, late 1980s/early 1990s. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A Huanghuali Corner-Leg Table, Tiaozhuo, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 26. A Huanghuali Corner-Leg Table, Tiaozhuo, Late Ming Dynasty; 81 by 153.5 by 54cm., 31 3/4 by 60 3/8 by 21 1/4 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 461,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2015 the panelled rectangular top supported on a straight waist and beaded apron, the long elegant beaded square-section legs terminating in hoof feet. Provenance: Purchased from Hei Hung-Lu, Hong Kong, late 1980s/early 1990s. Note: The simple form of this table... [Lire la suite]

30 janvier 2019

A Huanghuali Recessed-Leg Table, Pingtouan, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 14. A Huanghuali Recessed-Leg Table, Pingtouan, Late Ming Dynasty; 83 by 201 by 46cm., 32 5/8 by 79 1/8 by 18 1/8 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 749,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2015 the solid top with 'ice-plate' edge, the round legs joined by a plain straight apron with apron-head spandrels and the front and back legs secured by pairs of cross braces. Provenance: Purchased from Hei Hung-Lu, Hong Kong, late 1980s/early 1990s. ... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2018

A 'Fahua' glazed figure of Zhenwu, late Ming dynasty

Lot 1036. A 'Fahua' glazed figure of Zhenwu, late Ming dynasty. Height 14 1/4  in., 36.2 cm. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Sold: $8,125. © Sotheby's well-modeled, the deity seated wearing a turquoise-enameled dragon robe, areas of the body and garments left unglazed revealing the gray stoneware, the throne on a stepped, waisted base, in dark blue and turquoise enamels, raised on a gilt metal base and mounted as a lamp. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2018

A silver-mounted blue and white coffee pot and cover, late Ming dynasty

Lot 514. A silver-mounted blue and white coffee pot and cover, late Ming dynasty; 22.8 cm, 9 in. Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000. Lot Sold: £17,500. © Sotheby's the slender ovoid body rising from a short straight foot to a waisted neck and straight rim, applied with an ear-shaped handle opposite a curved spout, painted in bright cobalt blue-tones depicting boys playing a hat game within a fenced garden in a rocky landscape, below a band of lotus scrolls at the neck, the cover with a similar design of lotus, with... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2018

A Dehua 'chilong' garlic-mouth vase and stand, late Ming dynasty

Lot 616. A Dehua 'chilong' garlic-mouth vase and stand, late Ming dynasty; 18 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 20,000-30,000 HKD. Lot sold 52,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.  the pear-shaped vase decorated with a clambering chilong around the neck below a garlic-mouth, all supported on a fitted dehua stand, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze.  Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 20th June 2003. Property from the Xinyangtang Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]