25 mai 2019

A white jade 'chilong' pendant, Mid Qing Dynasty

Lot 137. A white jade 'chilong' pendant, Mid Qing Dynasty; 5.6cm (2 2/8in) long. Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Crisply carved in the round with two interlocking sinuous chilong with bifurcated tails crawling over an oblong disc, the stone of a white translucent tone highlighted by small russet inclusions.  Provenance: a distinguished Italian private collection formed circa 1930s-1940s, and thence by descent.  Bonhams. Fine... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2019

A Jadeite-Inlaid Gold Ruyi-Sceptre, Mid Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3417. A Jadeite-Inlaid Gold Ruyi-Sceptre, Mid Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. L 42.6cm 2.15kg. Estimate HKD 1,400,000 - 2,000,000 (USD 178,346 - 254,780). Unsold. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Christie's Hong Kong, 27 April 1997, lot.5972. Christie's Hong Kong, 27 May 2008, lot.16083. Christie's Hong Kong, 28 November 2012, lot.2360. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 2:00PM
27 mars 2019

A Large Carved Zitan Cabinet, Mid Qing Dynasty

Lot 3603. A Large Carved Zitan Cabinet, Mid Qing Dynasty. L 98.5 cm. W 50 cm. H 177 cm. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - 6,000,000 (USD 509,608 - 764,412). Lot sold HKD 5,428,000 (USD 691,364). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: My Humble House Collection, Taipei. Reference: Zitan, Hanshe Publishing House, 1996, p.158 Literature: 1. Treasures of the Chinese Culture and Fine Arts Association : the 30th Anniversary, Treasures of the Chinese Culture and Fine... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2018

A large amber 'finger citron' snuff bottle, Mid Qing dynasty

Lot 364. A large amber 'finger citron' snuff bottle, Mid Qing dynasty; 11.3cm high. Estimate HK$45,000 - 60,000. Sold for HK$ 175,000 (€ 18,459). © Bonhams 2001-2018  The auspicious Buddha's finger citron carved issuing from gnarled leafy branches, with two bats feeding on the succulent fruit. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 24 Nov 2013, 14:00 HKT, HONG KONG, ADMIRALTY
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12 décembre 2013

Chinese Export figure group of a boy and water buffalo, Mid Qing Dynasty

  Chinese Export figure group of a boy and water buffalo, Mid Qing Dynasty. Photo: Lyon & Turnbull.  modelled as a recumbent water buffalo with a boy seated on a rock; together with a companion figure group requiring restoration (2); 18cm long, 15cm high. Estimate £400-600. Sold for £2,500  Lyon & Turnbull. Fine Asian Works of Art 11 Dec 2013
20 novembre 2013

An inscribed and carved soapstone 'landscape and sages' seal, Mid Qing dynasty

An inscribed and carved soapstone 'landscape and sages' seal, Mid Qing dynasty. Photo Bonhams.  The stone carved in the form of a boulder resembling a mountainscape of travelling sages amidst dwellings and foliage, one wise sage looking up towards the distant mountains with his young attendant, and two more sages admiring an enormously large old tree with their respective entourage carrying their belongings, one side with a series of kaishu inscription carved in relief, the base also carved with a series of zhuanshu... [Lire la suite]

20 novembre 2013

A large amber 'finger citron' snuff bottle, Mid Qing dynasty

A large amber 'finger citron' snuff bottle, Mid Qing dynasty. Photo Bonhams. The auspicious Buddha's finger citron carved issuing from gnarled leafy branches, with two bats feeding on the succulent fruit. 11.3cm high. Estimate HK$ 45,000 - 60,000 (€4,300 - 5,700) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Hong Kong. 24 Nov 2013 14:00 CST
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18 novembre 2013

An Yixing stoneware teapot and cover, Mid Qing dynasty

An Yixing stoneware teapot and cover, Mid Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Bonhams. he elegantly potted ovoid body applied with a loop handle set opposite a slightly curved spout, inscribed on one side in lishu with a six-character inscription, surmounted by a domed cover and shallow loop handle, the centre of the cover pierced with a small circular aperture, the stoneware of a rich plum-brown colour. 10.4cm high. (2). Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€950 - 1,400) For a closely related Yixing teapot of similar form and stoneware... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2013

An Yixing stoneware famille rose wall vase, Mid Qing dynasty

An Yixing stoneware famille rose wall vase, Mid Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Of baluster section, the gently curved front side enamelled in a vivid palette with flowering branches issuing from rockwork, the flattened reverse undecorated, the interior pierced with a circular hole below the rim for hanging, the stoneware of a rich mottled purple-brown colour. Estimate 16cm high. HK$ 8,000 - 10,000 (€760 - 950) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Hong Kong. 24 Nov 2013 14:00 CST - http://www.bonhams.com
22 mai 2013

Bonhams Chinese Works of Art Auction reflects the long history and rich diversity of Chinese art

A magnificent and brilliantly enamelled wucai 'fish' jar. Jiajing six-character mark and of the period, 40.8cm diam. (2). HK$14,000,000-16,000,000. Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- The Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction, offering 452 lots, is the largest sale in the Bonhams Hong Kong 2013 Spring Auctions series. A carefully curated collection of Chinese works of art sourced from around the world, the sale includes all the major categories that reflect the long history and rich diversity of Chinese art. In addition to a... [Lire la suite]