29 mai 2019

A huanghuali recessed-leg painting table, pingtou’an, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 3123. A huanghuali recessed-leg painting table, pingtou’an, Late Ming dynasty; 32 in. (81.3 cm.) high, 62 3/8 in. (158.5 cm.) long, 27 3/4 in. (70.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 2,500,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The rectangular mitred bed frame with soft mat seat is set with beaded, ‘ice-plate’ edge, above a narrow waist and plain beaded apron continuing to the square legs with incurving hoof feet. The four corner posts and two front... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2019

A magnificent and extremely rare huanghuali square-corner display cabinet, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 3124. A magnificent and extremely rare huanghuali square-corner display cabinet, Late Ming dynasty; 77 3/4 in. (197.4 cm.) high, 43 1/8 in. (109.5 cm.) wide, 19 5/8 in. (50 cm.) deep. Estimate HKD 14,000,000 - HKD 18,000,000. Price realised HKD 16,925,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  Of massive rectangular form, the cabinet of two sections is constructed from panels ofhuanghuali with beautiful graining and rich amber tone. The upper section is enclosed by ‘ice-crackled’... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2019

A large cloisonné enamel archaistic tripod incense burner, Ding, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 69. A large cloisonné enamel archaistic tripod incense burner, Ding, Late Ming Dynasty; 37.5cm (14 3/4in) high. Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The globular body supported on three cylindrical legs, the flanged rim chased with a key-fret band and flanked at the sides by a pair of upright bracket handles, decorated in red, blue, yellow and white enamels with stylised archaistic taotie masks on the body and lotus scrolls on the legs against a... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2019

A rare polychrome enamelled incense burner, gui, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 37. A rare polychrome enamelled incense burner, gui, Late Ming Dynasty; 16cm (6 1/4in) wide. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,600 - 6,900). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Of compressed globular shape, finely enamelled in tones of red, green, turquoise and yellow around the exterior with a continuous scene of egrets, kingfishers, and a pair of mandarin ducks in a lotus pond, flanked by a pair of mythical-beast-head handles.  Note: Compare with a related polychrome-enamelled incense burner, dated 1620, illustrated... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2019

A rare blue and white 'Three-legged toad' incense burner and cover, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 86. A rare blue and white 'Three-legged toad' incense burner and cover, Late Ming Dynasty. 15cm (5 8/9in) long. Estimate £ 15,000 - 20,000€ (17,000 - 23,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Moulded in the form of a three-legged toad standing above crashing waves, the pierced cover forming the top half and head of the animal, all decorated in reverse technique with prunus flower heads on a speckled-blue ground, the lower section with three feet, the interior and recessed base glazed, the rims unglazed, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2019

A turquoise-glazed Fahua jar, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 402. A turquoise-glazed Fahua jar, Late Ming dynasty; 31.6 cm, 12 3/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the  baluster body rising from a gently splayed foot to a rounded shoulder surmounted by a short neck and a lipped rim, boldly decorated to the body with two scenes of the Daoist philosopher Laozi setting off on his donkey and transmitting his teachings, all reserved on a turquoise-glazed ground, the interior glazed green. Sotheby's. St George... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2019

A large Fahua jar, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 399. A large Fahua jar, Late Ming dynasty; 32 cm, 12 5/8  in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster body rising from a gently splayed foot to a rounded shoulder surmounted by a short neck and lipped rim, decorated to the body with figures on horseback accompanied by attendants, riding towards a pavilion enveloped in clouds, above a band of lappets around the foot, the shoulders with a ruyi-band each enclosing auspicious emblems, all reserved... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2019

An exceptional hardstone-inlaid birchwood box and cover, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 3503. An exceptional hardstone-inlaid birchwood box and cover, Late Ming dynasty; 9.4 by 21 by 12 cm, 3 3/4  by 8 1/4  by 4 3/4  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD (322,025 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular form, exuberantly and skilfully decorated with inlays in lapis lazuli, red goldstone, mother-of-pearl, soapstone, turquoise, malachite, rose quartz, amber and wood, the cover depicting a long-tailed bird perching on a... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2019

A Pair of Huanghuali Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, Quanyi, Late Ming Dynasty, 17th Century

Lot 3437. A Pair of Huanghuali Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, Quanyi, Late Ming Dynasty, 17th Century; L 45cm W 67cm H 93cm. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (USD 127,370 - 191,055). Lot sold HKD 1,180,000 (USD 150,297). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, 2 april 2019
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]