25 septembre 2021

A massive huanghuali trestle-leg table, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 1030. A massive huanghuali trestle-leg table, Late Qing dynasty; 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high, 91 ¼ in. (231.7 cm.) wide, 22 ¼ in. (56.5 cm.) deep. Estimate: USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 1,100,000. © Christie's 2021 The thick single-panel top is fitted with everted ends, above the beaded apron and stylized phoenix-form spandrels. The whole is raised on thick legs of rectangular section joined by an openwork panel carved with a pair of chilong and fitted into shoe... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2021

A pair of 'robin's egg'-glazed Yixing teapots and covers, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 29. A pair of 'robin's egg'-glazed Yixing teapots and covers, Late Qing dynasty; Width 5⅞ in., 14.8 cm. Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD. Lot sold: 3,150 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Property from the Collection of Loyd and Linda Crawley.  Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine & Decorative Asian Art, New York, 11-22 June 2021
08 août 2021

A Yixing teapot and cover, after Hui Mengchen, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 24. A Yixing teapot and cover, after Hui Mengchen, Late Qing dynasty; Width 4⅛ in., 10.5 cm. Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD. Lot sold: 5,670 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. The bottom of the handle impressed with changji and yihe marks, the base incised in regular script with the characters Yongzheng er nian Jiachen ('Jiachen the second year of the Yongzheng period', corresponding to 1724), followed by the incised seal marks... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2021

Top Seven Jade sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 27 may - 11 june 2021

Lot 3204. A pale celadon jade gu-form vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 71⁄2 in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Provenance: Sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29 April 1997, lot 783A Hong Kong private collection formed in the late 1970s to early 1990s. Lot 3203. A white jade censer and cover, Republic period; 81⁄4 in. (21 cm.) across the handles, stand, box. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2020

A large rosewood figure of Guanyin, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 1038. A large rosewood figure of Guanyin, Late Qing dynasty; h. 44.5 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 75,600 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Property from the collection of Cheng Huan. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020
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31 décembre 2020

A large jadeite figure of Guanyin, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 1037. A large jadeite figure of Guanyin, Late Qing dynasty; h. 37.2 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 75,600 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Property from the collection of Cheng Huan. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020

03 décembre 2020

The collections of two female Chinese-American entrepreneurs offered at Bonhams

Zhenran (1816-1884) (attr.), Twelve Beauties from the Dream of the Red Chamber (detail). Estimate: $40,000-60,000. Sold for US$ 300,312 (€ 248,932).. Photo: Bonhams. LOS ANGELES, CA.- When the young Cecilia Chiang and Rosalind Ching Pastor arrived in the United States in the mid-20th century to start their new lives, they carried little more than other travellers brought: suitcases and hope. Although the two women did not cross paths throughout their lifetime, they would be surprised to hear how similar their stories are... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2020

Two gold hairpins, zan, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 345. Two gold hairpins, zan, Late Qing dynasty; 3 1/2 and 2 1/8in ((8.9 and 5.4cm) long (2. Sold for US$ 2,805 (€ 2,389). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Including a bianzan made in the shape of a flat weaving shuttle, the central waist un-decorated, separating four registers of chased flowers on each side, curving toward two double-gourd finials, the underside with two cartouche marks, reading 'Yuzhen', and 'zujin' (pure gold); the second a dingzan hairpin with a tapering shaft widening and... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

A white jade mounted box, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 340. A white jade mounted box, Late Qing dynasty; 4 3/16in (10.6cm) wide. Sold for US$ 4,450 (€ 3,790). © Bonhams 2001-2020 The thin box of ruyi head outline, its exterior incised with pleasant leafy flowers, the underside stamped 'CHINA', 'STERLING', and an undecipherable mark, the hinged cover mounted with a conforming white jade plaque carved in openwork depicting flowers and long-tailed birds flanking a double-happiness character above an auspicious bat. Bonhams. Elegant Embellishments Featuring the RenLu... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2020

A Dehua figure of Guandi on a horse, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 2845. A Dehua figure of Guandi on a horse, Late Qing dynasty; 17.¼ in. (43.9 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 625,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The figure is meticulously potted depicting the legendary warrior Guandi dressed in elaborate armour, holding his famous weapon Green Dragon Crescent Blade in one hand, and riding on his loyal horse the Red Hare. The back is impressed with an illegible potter’s seal. The figure is covered... [Lire la suite]
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