23 juin 2022

A blue and white 'rocky tree and auspicious items' dish and a 'lotus' bowl, Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 15th-17th century

Lot 199. A blue and white 'rocky tree and auspicious items' dish and a 'lotus' bowl, Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 15th-17th century; Diam. 20.5, 8 1/8 in. (dish) ; 16 cm, 6 1/4 in. (bowl). Lot sold: 4,032 EUR (Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 EUR). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the personal collection of Sam and Myrna Myers in France. Sotheby's, Art d'Asie, Paris, 16 June 2022

16 décembre 2021

An unusual carved rhinoceros horn wine cup with chilong handles, China, Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 367. An unusual carved rhinoceros horn wine cup with chilong handles, China, Ming-early Qing dynasty. L. 9,8 cm/ H. 4,3 cm Weight: 63 gr. Sold: €4,500 (Est: €4,000 - €5,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions Very slightly chipped and small losses due to insect damage. Estate of Dr. Otto Schwend (1892 - 1951), collected between 1923 and 1925 in Tungkun, Canton Province and since then continuously in family possession. Nagel Auctions. Asian Art, December 7, 2021
15 septembre 2021

Chinese Scholarship Art from the Junkunc Collection at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

Lot 739. A small bronze recumbent goat-form water dropper, Ming-Qing dynasty; 3 ¼ in. (8.2 cm.) long, Japanese wood box. Estimate: USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's 2021 The water dropper is cast in the form of a goat with its legs tucked under the body. The back of the head has a small circular aperture.  Provenance: Nagatani, Inc., Chicago, 1969.Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978) Collection. Lot 740. A silver-inlaid bronze mythical beast-form water wash and brush rest, Ming-Early Qing... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2021

An archaistic silver and gold-inlaid bronze jar, hu, Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 14th-early 18th century

Lot 636. An archaistic silver and gold-inlaid bronze jar, hu, Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 14th-early 18th century; 15 1/8 in. (38.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's 2021 The sides are decorated with two bands of dragon scroll within raised ropetwist borders, all above a row of pendent blades and a band of confronted bird's heads on the tall foot, which are repeated on the neck above a band of conjointed 'T' motifs and a pair of mask handles on the shoulder, all on a mottled ground... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2020

A large glazed tileworks figure of seated Guanyin, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 16th-17th century

  Lot 836. A large glazed tileworks figure of seated Guanyin, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 16th-17th century; 20 ¼ in. (51.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown seated in rajalilasana with the right arm resting on the raised right knee while the left supports the weight of the figure, wearing a scarf over the shoulders, and long, draped scarves and layered dhoti, the head surmounted by a tiara centered by a figure of Amitabha Buddha, the... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2020

A pair of gilt silver and ruby earrings, erhuan, Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 325. A pair of gilt silver and ruby earrings, erhuan, Ming-early Qing dynasty; 1/2in (1.3cm) diameter of pendant (2). Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 1,700 - 2,500). © Bonhams 2001-2020 The pendant of each earring modeled as a single flower head with a central ruby cabochon set within a roped collar surrounded by realistically rendered flower petals housing granulated balls, the curving flower stem issuing from behind served as the pin. Note : For additional gold 'flower head' earrings with... [Lire la suite]

22 septembre 2019

A massive tileworks figure of a seated Buddhist lion, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 15th-17th century

Lot 1083. A massive tileworks figure of a seated Buddhist lion, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 15th-17th century; 32 in. (81.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The figure is shown seated on a rectangular base, holding a cub under its right front paw, and is covered with turquoise, amber, ivory and green glazes.. The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection. Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, 21 December 1967. ... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2019

An archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze 'Double-ram' vessel, zun, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 14th-17th century

Lot 1039. An archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze 'Double-ram' vessel, zun, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 14th-17th century; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 329,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The vessel is heavily cast in the shape of two addorsed rams sharing the same hollow body that is raised on four legs and from which rises an oblong neck decorated in gold and silver inlay on each side with a taotie mask below a band of diagonal... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2018

A large yellowish-green and brown jade archaistic vessel, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 14th-17th century

Lot 1169. A large yellowish-green and brown jade archaistic vessel, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 14th-17th century; 9 in. (22.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The flattened vessel is carved in high and low relief with intertwined chilong amidst interlocking cloud scroll. The stone is of yellowish-green color suffused with areas of russet, brown and cream.. Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III (1904-1978) Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2017

A carved jade bi disc with nine chilong and a carved dragon pendant, Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 177. A carved jade bi disc with nine chilong and a carved dragon pendant, Ming-early Qing dynasty. D. 6/19,8 cm. Estimate 2.000/3.000 €. Lot sold 9.000 €. Courtesy Nagel Bi disc with chip to rim. Provenance: Property from a Bavarian private collection, bought at the Grosvenor Antique Fair, London, in the 1990s. Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst - Salzburg", 06.12.2017