30 avril 2016

Exquisite objects from private hands lead Chinese Art Sale in London on 11 May

Lot 65. A Rare Gilt-Bronze Figure of Kapaladhara Hevajra, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century, 23cm. Estimate: £150,000-200,000 / HK$1,680,000-2,240,000. Photo Sotheby's LONDON.- On 11 May in London, Sotheby’s will bring to the market an exquisite selection of Chinese objects previously held in private hands. Featuring fine jades from an English private collection, early ceramics from Japanese collections, Chinese furniture from a European private collection, jades from the Fleischer collection, ceramics from the... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2016

A Junyao two-handled vase, hu, Ming Dynasty

Lot 7. A Junyao two-handled vase, hu, Ming Dynasty. Estimate £1,200 - 1,500 (€1,500 - 1,900). Photo Bonhams. Flanked with two narrow tubular lug handles, all covered in a thick lavender blue phase-separated glaze with a fine crackle and violet splashes, falling short of the tapered foot. 27cm (10 5/8in) high Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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28 avril 2016

A Dehua figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, circa 1630

Lot 63. A Dehua figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, circa 1630. Estimate £6,000 – £8,000 ($8,742 - $11,656). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The figure is seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, wearing long flowing robes open at the chest revealing elaborate beaded jewellery and a Buddhist swastika. The hair is tightly curled and the face has a serene expression. Covered in a rich creamy white glaze.11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high Provenance: From an important private French collection. ... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2016

'Kraak' plate, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Reign (1563-1620)

Lot 168.  'Kraak' plate, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Reign (1563-1620). Estimate : 750 € / 1 000 €. Photo Marques Dos Santos. decoration in cobalt blue, bird and flowers, border with reserves alternating auspicious symbols with flowers, decorated back. Small restoration on the border. Dim.:31,5cm.  MARQUES DOS SANTOS , PORTO. Antiquités Chinoises & Mobilier, le 30 Avril 2016 à 15h30
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25 avril 2016

A 'Longquan' celadon and biscuit model of Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty

Lot 735. A 'Longquan' celadon and biscuit model of Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty. Estimate 4000/6000 €. Photo Nagel seated on a high pedestal throne, wearing a loose-fitting robe open at the chest to reveal an elaborate beaded necklace, her face with gentle smile and framed by a high tiara and earrings, covered overall in a soft olive-green glaze save for her face, chest and hands and the face - H. 27,5 cm - One scarf and parts of the crown lost, chip to stand Property from an old German private collection,... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2016

A large and impressive polychrome wood figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 15th-17th century

Lot 29. A large and impressive polychrome wood figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 15th-17th century. Estimate £80,000 – £120,000 ($114,720 - $172,080). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The bodhisattva is modelled seated in dyanasana, with the right hand raised in vitarka mudra and the left hand in varada mudra. The long flowing robes open at the chest to reveal a bejewelled necklace. The head is adorned with an elaborate headdress and the face bears a serene expression with downcast eyes. 38 ¼... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2016

A large polychrome wood figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 15th-17th century

Lot 27. A large polychrome wood figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 15th-17th century. Estimate £40,000 – £60,000 ($57,360 - $86,040). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The figure is elegantly depicted seated in rajalilisana, wearing long flowing robes, a bejewelled necklace and an elaborate headdress. The face bears a serene expression with downcast eyes. 36 in. (91.5 cm.) high Provenance: From a private European collection, acquired in Turin, Italy, in 2005. Note: The dating for this lot is... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2016

A carved wood figure of a boddhisattva, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 26. A carved wood figure of a boddhisattva, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate £30,000 – £50,000 ($43,020 - $71,700). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The standing figure is modelled wearing long flowing robes, elaborate necklace and headdress. There are some traces of red, blue, green and gilt pigments remaining. 23 5/8 in. (60 cm.) high, metal stand Provenance: From a private Swiss collection, amassed between 1963-1980. Christie's. INSPIRED THEMES: A FINE SELECTION OF CHINESE WORKS OF ART, 10... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2016

A carved wood figure of a Guanyin, early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 25. A carved wood figure of a Guanyin, early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($14,340 - $21,510). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The standing figure is carved wearing long robes draped over one shoulder and with elaborate headdress and jewellery. There are some traces of blue, red, green and white pigments remaining. 23 ½ in. (59.7 cm.) high, wood stand Provenance: From a private Swiss collection, amassed between 1963-1980. Christie's. INSPIRED THEMES: A FINE SELECTION OF... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2016

A carved wood figure of an official, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 24. A carved wood figure of an official, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate £8,000 – £12,000 ($11,472 - $17,208). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The standing figure is modelled wearing long robes and a tall hat. The face is finely detailed with a serene expression. There are traces of gilt lacquer remaining. 20 1/8 in. (51 cm.) high Provenance: From a private Swiss collection, amassed between 1963-1980. Christie's. INSPIRED THEMES: A FINE SELECTION OF CHINESE WORKS OF ART, 10 May 2016, London,... [Lire la suite]
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