05 mars 2018

Nicholas Grindley at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

A naturalistic boxwood (huangyangmu) scholar’s object formed as a section of branch carved with two crickets, Chinese, Qing dynasty, 18th century; length, 19.8 cm / 7 3/4 in height  6.8 cm / 2 1/2 in © Nicholas Grindley A catalpa wristrest carved as a qin zither, inlaid with camel-bone roundels. Chinese, Early Qing dynasty, 19th century. Catalpa (qiumu) wood with camel bone inlay. © Nicholas Grindley An adjustable folding yokeback chair. Late Ming–early Qing dynasty, 16th–17th... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2017

A rare white-glazed incised 'dragon' dish, late Ming–early Qing dynasty

Lot 3664. A rare white-glazed incised 'dragon' dish, late Ming–early Qing dynasty, 15.3 cm, 6 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 200,000 HKD  (24,202 EUR) (25,738 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. with steep shallow sides rising from a tapered foot to a flat everted rim, the interior carved with a coiling five-clawed dragon, detailed with flaming wisps emitting from its scaly sinuous body, applied overall save for the unglazed footring with a creamy-white glaze pooling to a... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

Sotheby's to offer one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands

Lot 101. An Exceptionally Large, Fine And Important Blue And White Lobed 'Fish Pond' Bowl, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 23 cm. Estimate upon request. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2017 will take place on 5 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sales will be led by an outstanding Xuande lobed bowl, one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands (pictured above), and a monumental Imperial silk tapestry kesi... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2016

A celadon-glazed, crackled dish, Late Ming–Early Qing dynasty

Lot 506. A celadon-glazed, crackled dish, Late Ming–Early Qing dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. thickly potted with shallow flaring sides rising at an angle from a short tapered foot, covered overall with a lustrous glaze suffused with a network of fine crackles, the unglazed foot ring burnt to a light orange in the firing - 18.9 cm, 7 1/2  in. Provenance: Collection of Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979), Rome. Sotheby's. Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2016

A celadon-glazed crackled dish, Late Ming–Early Qing dynasty

A celadon-glazed crackled dish, Late Ming–Early Qing dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold  25,000 HKD (3,028 EUR) . Photo: Sotheby's. thickly potted with shallow flaring sides rising at an angle from a short tapered foot, covered overall with a lustrous glaze suffused with a network of fine crackles, the unglazed foot ring burnt to a light orange in the firing - 18.9 cm, 7 1/2  in. Provenance: Collection of Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979), Rome. Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2016

A huanghuali square corner cabinet, Late Ming – Early Qing dynasty

Lot 3018. A huanghuali square corner cabinet, Late Ming – Early Qing dynasty. Estimate 380,000 — 550,000 HKD. Lot sold 812,500 HKD. Photo: Sothebys.  the top of mitre, mortise and tenon frame construction with a tongue-and-grooved floating panel supported by two dovetailed transverse stretchers underneath with exposed tenons on the short sides of the frame, resting atop four square uprights pyramid-joined to the top with one tenon exposed, the uprights... [Lire la suite]

14 octobre 2016

A huanghuali banzhuo side table, Late Ming–Early Qing dynasty

Lot 3019. A huanghuali banzhuo side table, Late Ming–Early Qing dynasty. Estimate 380,000 — 550,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sothebys. the top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon frame and flush, tongue-and-grooved, single-board floating-panel construction supported by three dovetailed transverse stretchers underneath, two with exposed tenons, the short rails of the frame top with further exposed tenons, the edge of the frame moulding downward and inward and ending in... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2016

A small inlaid zitan circular incense box and cover, School of Zhou Zhu, Yangzhou, Late Ming – Early Qing Dynasty

Lot 42. A small inlaid zitan circular incense box and cover, School of Zhou Zhu, Yangzhou, Late Ming–Early Qing Dynasty; 7.3 cm, 2 7/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,440,000 HKD (442,797 USD). Photo Sotheby's of circular form, the sides tapering in at the base towards the low circular footrim, with slightly raised band around rims of the box and cover, the domed cover embellished with a verdant branch bearing clusters of lychee, each carved with a diapered ground, rendered in... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2016

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art June Auction series to take place on 2-3 June

Lot 758. A Rare Shrine of Three-Gilt-Bronze Figures of Amitayus Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period Sculptures 30 cm; shrine 95 x 90 x 40 cm Est. HK$3 – 4 million / US$390,000 – 520,000. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong June series of Chinese Works of Art sales will take place on 2 – 3 June 2016. A dedicated sale titled Water, Pine and Stone Retreat – Playthings will offer scholarly objects from the esteemed collection assembled since the 1960s, many inscribed with rare marks revealing the original identities... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2016

A 'dreamstone' marble panel within a zitan screen, Late Ming–Early Qing dynasty

Lot 2850, A 'dreamstone' marble panel within a zitan screen, Late Ming–Early Qing dynasty. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD (92,636 - 115,795 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the grey-veined white marble panel figured with an ethereal mountainous landscape scene with cavernous valleys beneath wispy cloud swirls on one side, the reverse with rather subtle light variegated grey inclusions, set within a zitan stand with a panel reticulated with three cartouches, above a beaded-edged cusped... [Lire la suite]