29 juin 2016

A small celadon crackle-glazed water coupe, Qianlong mark

Lot 9370. A small celadon crackle-glazed water coupe, Qianlong mark. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,800 (€1,100 - 1,600). Photo Bonhams. Of compressed globular form with a dark brown iron wash coloring the fabric of the exposed foot pad, the gray green glaze covering all remaining surfaces marked with a wide web of black and brown-stained craze lines, the recessed base bearing the six-character mark in underglaze blue seal script. 3 1/8in (8cm) diameter Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE... [Lire la suite]

27 juin 2016

A polychrome enameled cong-form vase, Qianlong mark, Republic period

Lot 8227. A polychrome enameled cong-form vase, Qianlong mark, Republic period. Estimate US$ 3,500 - 4,500 (€3,200 - 4,100). Photo Bonhams. Its square-sectioned body standing upon a spreading foot painted with cash and floral patterns, rising to a waisted neck adorned with a band of plantain leaves, the pair of raised elephant head and faux ring handles on opposing walls surrounded by stretching flowering branches, hovering butterflies, and birds in colorful enamels while the remaining walls display well-detailed... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

A molded and famille rose enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong mark, 1800-1850

Lot 6084. A molded and famille rose enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong mark, 1800-1850. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,800). Photo: Bonhams. Of high shouldered flattened form with a deeply waisted neck painted in key-fret pattern, slightly convex lip, the interior unglazed, deftly molded around the side walls with Buddhist lions cavorting with ribbon-tied balls between a formalized cloud collar and a band of upright lappets surrounding an oval foot ring, enclosing the four-character markin seal script;... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

A famille rose enameled and gilt-decorated porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong mark, 1790-1850

Lot 6008. A famille rose enameled and gilt-decorated porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong mark, 1790-1850. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (4,600 - 6,400). Photo: Bonhams. Of spade form, with a short waisted neck, gilt-painted convex lip, each main side with a conforming gilt-framed panel, worked in enamels of various colors, richly painted with a garden scene depicting a fluffy cat on rocks surrounded with bamboo and seasonal flowers, and with two butterflies hovering nearby; the reverse painted with two magpies perched on a... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2015

An unusual high karat gold 'dragon' snuff bottle, Qianlong mark

An unusual high karat gold 'dragon' snuff bottle, Qianlong mark.  Sold for US$ 185,000 (€165,119). Photo: Bonhams. The oval bottle finely cast with an energetic five-clawed dragon encircling the side walls striding through dense, layered cloud scrolls pursuing a flaming pearl, all against a stippled ground, the underside designed with scrolling waves, the matching cap sided with swastika symbols on blue enamel, and topped with another dragon and a pearl, hinged to the shoulder and open to reveal... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2015

A pink overlay milky white glass hexagonal vase and matching stand, Qianlong mark, 18th-19th century

A pink overlay milky white glass hexagonal vase and matching stand, Qianlong mark, 18th-19th century. Estimate : US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,500 - 5,300). Photo Bonhams. Of gently tapering hexagonal form, its slightly spreading neck and rounded shoulder encased with a band of vertical plantain leaves, the sides decorated with six conforming panels with arched tops framing images of a pine tree, bamboo, and a blooming prunus tree and separated by identically carved chilong, the lower section of the panels concealed by a border... [Lire la suite]

28 juin 2014

Fine Chinese furniture and paintings achieve top prices at Bonhams San Francisco

A huanghuali altar table, 18th century. The floating panel top set into a mitered, mortise and tenon frame over a plain beaded apron with U-shaped spandrels joined to tubular supports and paired cross braces. 32 1/4 x 76 5/8 x 20 1/4in (82 x 194.5 x 51.5cm). Sold for $389,000; Est. $60,000-80,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Bonhams San Francisco was the destination of choice for international collectors of Asian art who traveled to attend the bi-annual auction of Fine Chinese Art and Asian Decorative Art on... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2014

Chinese cloisonne enamel ring, Qianlong mark

Chinese cloisonne enamel ring, Qianlong mark. Photo Freeman's Circular, turquoise ground decorated with green tendrils and budding orange flowers,. D: 4 1/4 inches. Minor surface wear and pitting, four character mark incised to back of the ring. Estimate $500-800 Freeman's. ASIAN ARTS. Saturday, March 15 at 10am - www.freemansauction.com
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08 janvier 2014

A spinach jade deep dish, Qianlong mark

  A spinach jade deep dish, Qianlong mark. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Carefully carved with a wide curving well and a flared rim supported on a well-cut foot ring bearing the six-character mark engraved in seal script to the recessed base, the pale leaf-green matrix displaying some cloudy white inclusions and natural hairline fissures. 6 3/4in (17cm) diameter. Sold for US$ 2,750 (€2,022)Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. San Francisco. 18 Dec 2013 -www.bonhams.com
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27 décembre 2013

A yellow ground circular box and cover with famille rose enamel decoration, Qianlong mark

A yellow ground circular box and cover with famille rose enamel decoration, Qianlong mark. Photo Bonhams. The domed cover and curved exterior walls of the box painted in vividly hued enamels and black outline with auspicious bats and ribboned Buddhist emblems separated by intertwined flowering and fruiting branches against the pale mustard yellow ground with gilt highlights along the edges, the recessed base within the tall foot bearing the six-character mark in iron red seal script on a square reserve surrounded by turquoise... [Lire la suite]