11 août 2019

Qing dynasty furniture at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010

Lot 1226. A huanghuali six-poster canopy bed, jiazichuang, 18th century; 88 7/8 in. (225.7 cm.) high, 85 in. (216 cm.) wide, 55 in. (139.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 362,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The openwork top formed by a latticework of wan emblems repeated on the upper portion of the frame above chi dragon spandrels and stepped stretchers, the soft mat seat set within the thick, rectangular frame and enclosed by further wan latticework... [Lire la suite]

03 août 2019

A hongmu waisted corner-leg table, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 1106. A hongmu waisted corner-leg table, Late Qing dynasty; 32 5/8 in. (82.9 cm.) high, 71 in. (180.3 cm.) wide, 21 in. (53.3 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The single-plank top is set within a rectangular frame carved around the exterior with a key-fret border, above a narrow waist carved with scrolling clouds above a band of lotus lappets and the beaded aprons. The whole is raised on thick, shaped legs of square section... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2019

A large blue and white 'Three auspicious fruit' vase, Qianlong mark, late Qing Dynasty

Lot 70. A large blue and white 'Three auspicious fruit' vase, Qianlong mark, late Qing Dynasty; 52cm (20 1/2in) high. Sold for £ 26,250 (€ 29,425).© Bonhams. Sturdily potted with a broad bulbous body brightly painted with leafy sprays of fruiting peach, pomegranate and finger citron above stiff lappets at the foot and beneath a band of ruyi head below foaming waves below stylised floral and foliate meanders, the neck also with flowers on foliate scrolls flanked by two tubular handles painted with waves, a further band... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2019

Elegant rhinoceros horn libation cup with ermit in a landscapeith high pines, China, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 2071. Elegant rhinoceros horn libation cup with ermit in a landscapeith high pines, China, Late Qing dynasty. Estimate 60 000 - 80 000 €. © 2008-2019, Van Ham Fine Art Auctioneers. Rhinoceros horn, carved, partly openwork, stained dark brown and polished. The cup is surrounded by a flowering plum and the waving branches of willows. On one side, a tall pine is shown on a slope of rock with hanging plants, which together form a handle and continues to the inside. On all sides and inside... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2019

A red-ground silk 'butterflies' lady's informal robe, Late Qing Dynasty

Lot 195. A red-ground silk 'butterflies' lady's informal robe, Late Qing Dynasty; 127cm (50in) long. Estimate £ 2,000 - 3,000. Sold for £ 18,812 (€ 21,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019. The robe finely worked in satin stitch on the front and back panels with butterflies fluttering amidst gilt shou medallions, all picked out in vibrant shades of pink, blue, turquoise and mauve against a bright red ground, the design repeated on the dark border, the sleeve bands decorated with blossoming peonies,... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A pale green jade ruyi scepter, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 574. A pale green jade ruyi scepter, Late Qing dynasty; 11 1/2in (29.2cm) long. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 18,000 - 27,000). Sold for US$ 25,075 (€ 22,094) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The head of the scepter carved in low relief with a leafy branch bearing two large peaches and blossoms with a bat hovering close by, surmounted by another bat carved in high relief with outstretched wings above wisps of clouds joining to the curved shaft, the rounded end pierced with a bull-nose perforation,... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2019

A pair of blue and white garden stools, late Qing dynasty

Lot 217. A pair of blue and white garden stools, late Qing dynasty; 18 3/8 in. (46.6 cm.) high. Estimate HK$30,000 - HK$50,000. Price Realized HK$93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Each stool is painted on the curved sides with birds in flight amidst lotus and peony blossoms, pierced in between with two coin-shaped cartouches, between an upper register of precious objects and lower register of bamboo stems. The top is decorated with butterflies and flowers surrounding an openwork coin-shaped... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2018

A pair of faux-bois jardinières, late Qing dynasty

Lot 1474. A pair of faux-bois jardinières, late Qing dynasty. Length: 10 1/4 inches, 26.6 cm. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Sold: $13,750. © Sotheby's each of conjoined spherical section, the exterior covered in an orange glaze painted with naturalistic concentric tree-rings between molded raised turquoise glaze leiwen bands highlighted in gilt, the interior and base covered in turquoise glaze with two circular apertures (2). Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2018

A carved robin's-egg-glazed brushpot, late Qing dynasty

Lot 1270. A carved robin's-egg-glazed brushpot, late Qing dynasty. Height 5 3/8  in., 13.8 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $5,000. © Sotheby's of cylindrical form, the exterior finely carved with a continuous scene of lakeside pavilions amid trees and mountains, a lone fisherman rowing a skiff as birds fly in formation overhead, the underside of the foot ring unglazed, the recessed base carved with a seal reading Wang Bingrong zuo. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2018

A 'Huanghuali' side table, late Qing dynasty, 20th century

Lot 1070. A 'Huanghuali' side table, late Qing dynasty, 20th century. Height 33 in., 83.8 cm; Width 35 1/4  in., 89.5 cm; Depth 17 3/4  in., 45.1 cm. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000. Sold: $37,500. © Sotheby's the floating panel top set within a molded-edge frame of standard construction, over a short recessed waist , the straight beaded apron joining four square section beaded-edge legs, further reinforced by four S-shaped braces, and terminating in hoof feet. Provenance: Peter Lai... [Lire la suite]