09 novembre 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Vajrasattva, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 183. A gilt-bronze figure of Vajrasattva, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Height 24.3 cm, 9⅝ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's cast seated in vajraparyankasana, the right hand holding a vajra, sumptuously adorned with jewellery and a dhoti, with a long celestial scarf draped across the shoulders and arms, the meditative face framed by large earrings and an elaborate five-pointed crown, the hair gathered in an elaborate... [Lire la suite]

07 novembre 2019

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art sales to take place on 28-29 November

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s will present two sales of Chinese Works of Art at its Hong Kong Gallery this November: Ceramics and Jades from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee (28 November) and Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection (28-29 November). All works will be exhibited for public viewing from 22 – 27 November 2019.SALE HIGHLIGHTSCERAMICS AND JADES FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIR QUO-WEI LEE | 28 NovemberFollowing the success of the past two editions in 2018 and 2019, highlights of... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A small carved cinnabar lacquer seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 142. A small carved cinnabar lacquer seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Diameter 6.4 cm, 2½ in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the domed cover finely carved through thick layers of cinnabar lacquer with Milefo seated and waving a fan out of reach of three boys, all against a wave and diaper ground, the box decorated around the exterior with lotus sprays, the interiors and base lacquered black. Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 141. A carved cinnabar lacquer tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 13.2 cm, 5 1/5 in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of hexagonal form, the cover carved with a scholar and his attendant travelling towards a pavilion amidst lush vegetation and jagged rocks, all reserved against a diaper ground and undulating lines, the sides carved with alternating scenes of scholars and various floral blooms, the interiors and base lacquered black. ... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A rare large blue and white circular plaque, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 148. A rare large blue and white circular plaque, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). Diameter 36.7 cm, 14⅜ in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. well painted with a scene depicting two scholars on horseback approaching a large building with multiple stories and terraces set in a garden behind tall walls, followed by their attendants, the pavilion with another scholar and his attendant, the foreground with a pair of cranes and deer, tall gnarled pine trees and... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2019

A fine and rare wucai brush handle, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 38. A fine and rare wucai brush handle, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 18.5 cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000. Lot Sold 5,420,000 HKD (310,922 USD). Photo Sotheby's.  the bulblous body with a long cylindrical handle surmounted with a pointed knop, the sides painted with two dragons, one blue and one red, both in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst scattered scrolling clouds above crashing waves and tall rocks on the rim, all below a band of... [Lire la suite]

29 octobre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3393. A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 8 5/8 in. (22.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  Of circular form, the cover is carved in relief through the layers of lacquer with fruiting lychee branches among other fruits, all reserved against a ground of diaper pattern. The box is similarly decorated around the side with the interiors and base in black lacquer, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Swallow and Apricot' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3390. A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Swallow and Apricot' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The rectangular cover is carved with a swallow perched on a flowering apricot branch amidst apricot blossoms, the sides of the cover and box carved with further apricot flowers and leaves, all against a diamond-diaper ground enclosing florettes. The base is incised with a... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 97. A carved cinnabar lacquer stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 3 ¾ in.(9.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,810 - USD 19,215). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The deep bowl is carved with four large long-tailed birds amongst flower sprays and pomegranate, all on a diaper pattern and below a key fret band to the mouth rim. The stem with splayed foot is similarly decorated with further flower sprays. The interior is lined with metal.= Note: With its dark... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2019

A Blue and White 'Klapmuts' Bowl, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1619)

Lot 57. A Blue and White 'Klapmuts' Bowl, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1619); 14.3cm., 5 5/8 in. Estimate 2,000 - 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 13,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's painted to the central interior with a shaped cartouche enclosing a vase in a terraced garden, the undecorated sides moulded with four shaped cartouches each enclosing a floral bloom against a diaper ground, the everted barbed rim moulded with a keyfret border; together with a blue and white dish painted with a grasshopper and a... [Lire la suite]