30 mars 2015

Three small bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty, Tang-Five Dynasties, Ming Dynasty

Three small bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty, Tang-Five Dynasties, Ming Dynasty. Estimate HK$50,000 – HK$70,000 ($6,477 - $9,068). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Comprised of a square mirror cast with four beasts amidst grapevine surrounding the crouching lion knob, separated by a square border with birds, dragonflies and butterflies shown amidst further grapevine, Tang dynasty (618-907); a round mirror cast with veining of a lotus leaf radiating from a tortoise-form knob, Tang-Five Dynasties (618-960); and a small square... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2015

A Longquan circular tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

A Longquan circular tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century. Estimate HK$15,000 – HK$26,000 (US$1,943 - $3,368). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cylindrical censer is sturdily potted with deep sides and raised on three short feet. It is covered with an even sea-green celadon glaze that continues over the rim onto the unglazed interior and over the underside onto the base stopping around an unglazed centre. 3 in. (7.5 cm.) diam.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART FROM THE YAOGUSHANFANG... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2015

A rare Zhejiang celadon reticulated vase, China, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th century

A rare Zhejiang celadon reticulated vase, China, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $8,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of pear shape, the outer body with a broad band of openwork peony scroll surrounding the inner, slender pear-shaped body, with clouds on the shoulder and upright petals on the flared neck, all under a glaze of slightly grey-green color;7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988. ... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2015

Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents Contemporary Literati: Curiosity during its spring sales 2015

    Hong Kong - Sotheby’s Hong Kong is delighted to present Contemporary Literati: Curiosity – a conceptual lifestyle sale of contemporary ink art, abstract objects, and Chinese works of art – on 5 April (Sunday) during its Spring Sales 2015 at Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sale offers a total of 167 lots estimated at HK$78.6 – 108.2 million / US$10.1 – 14 million*. The Contemporary Literati: Curiosity sale focuses on an extraordinary assemblage of contemporary ink paintings, intriguing... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2015

A Huanghuali yokeback armchair (sichutou guanmaoyi), Ming dynasty, 17th century

A Huanghuali yokeback armchair (sichutou guanmaoyi), Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 187,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the solidly carved toprail with shaped yoke and upswept flat ends supported on corner posts which continue through to the back legs, centered by a thick, attractively grained S-shaped rectangular back splat, the elongated serpentine arms supported by curved stiles and posts, the hard mat seat above the round-section front legs joined... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2015

A Huanghuali recessed-leg table (qiaotouan), Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

A Huanghuali recessed-leg table (qiaotouan), Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 250,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the rectangular mitered, mortise and tenon frame top with a single flush, floating panel and inset everted ends, tongue and grooved into the inside edge of the frame with four transverse stretchers, all supported on four splayed, cylindrical legs joined by a plain apron with complex cloud collar spandrels and double stretchers to either side. Height 31 1/4  in., 79.4... [Lire la suite]


19 mars 2015

Chinese Huanghuali furniture fetches soaring prices at Bonhams

A Huanghuali kang table, 18th century. The two-board top set into a mitered, mortise and tenon frame over elaborate shaped aprons carved in high relief with centered addorsed brackets framed by disintegrated zoomorphs and cloud scrolls over a beaded border extending through the cabriole legs. 17 1/8 x 52 3/4 x 30 1/4in (43.5 x 134 x 76.8cm). Sold for: $341,000  (€321,941). Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- The Chinese Works of Art from the Scholar’s Studio sale at Bonhams totaled $2.89 million that... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A rare large huanghuali folding stool, jiaowu, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A rare large huanghuali folding stool, jiaowu, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The upper frame comprised of two elegantly shaped horizontal members carved with confronted chilong framing the woven seat, supported on four legs of rounded section joined at the center by pins secured with baitong hardware, the legs secured to the horizontal feet with similar hardware and flanking the footrest, set with ruyi-head corner mounts and a... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A rare 'four-corners-exposed' official's hat arm chair, sichutouguanmaoyi, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A rare 'four-corners-exposed' official's hat arm chair, sichutouguanmaoyi, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The elegantly shaped, protruding crestrail supported on a well-figured S-shaped splat and gracefully curving rear posts continuing to form the rear legs, the curved arm rails supported on tapering vertical stiles and extending beyond the front posts, the huanghuali seat within the rectangular frame above beaded aprons and spandrels,... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A rare large huanghuali recessed leg table, pingtou’an, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A rare large huanghuali recessed leg table, pingtou’an, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate $400,000 – $600,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The single-panel top set within the wide rectangular frame with ice-plate edge, above plain aprons and cloud shaped spandrels, the whole supported on thick beaded rectangular legs joined by pairs of stretchers of conforming shape - 32 3/8 in. (82.2 cm.) high, 82 ½ in. (209.6 cm.) wide, 22 ¼ in. (56.5 cm.) deep  Provenance: The Collection... [Lire la suite]


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