19 décembre 2021

A rare Imperial gold-splashed bronze 'chilong' scroll weight, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 211. A rare Imperial gold-splashed bronze 'chilong' scroll weight, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 12cm (4 3/4in) long. Sold for HK$ 315,000 (€ 35,638) (Est: HKD200,000 - HKD300,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Well cast a chi-phoenix with five smaller chi-dragons climbing on her body, the surface with liberal slashes of gold, the bronze patinated to a rich golden-brown colour, the surface with liberal splashes of gold, near the phoenix tail incised with four-character mark... [Lire la suite]

19 décembre 2021

A translucent amber glass engraved 'floral' bowl, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

 Lot 230. A translucent amber glass engraved 'floral' bowl, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 17cm (6 3/4in) diam. Sold for HK$ 377,500 (€ 42,709) (Est: HKD300,000 - HKD400,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The slightly rounded sides rising from a shallow foot rim ring to a slightly everted rim and incised with a continuous scroll of peonies and two butterflies, the base incised with the four-character mark within a square frame reading Qianlong nianzhi, the translucent glass of... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2021

A small white jade 'archaistic' vase, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 221. A small white jade 'archaistic' vase, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 12.9cm (5 1/8in) high. Sold for HK$ 502,500 (€ 57,098) (Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 600,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of flattened form, the elongated ovoid body supported on a short foot and rising to a slender waisted neck and lipped rim, the neck flanked by a pair of opposing archaistic kui-dragons carved in openwork, the body carved in low relief with a taotie mask band below a band of... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2020

A rare opaque pale-blue glass quatrefoil jardinière, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 151. A rare opaque pale-blue glass quatrefoil jardinière, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 20.4cm (8 1/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 250,000-350,000. Sold for HK$ 402,500 (€ 42,819). Photo: Bonhams. The thick-walled bowl with four lobed sides in the form of a begonia flower raised on four small tab feet, the base wheel-cut with a Qianlong nian zhi four-character mark within a double square, the opaque glass of a bright turquoise-blue tone, box.  Note: For other... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2020

A rare painted enamel miniature vase, hu, Blue enamel Qianlong four-character mark and of the period

Lot 151. A rare painted enamel miniature vase, hu, Blue enamel Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 5.8cm (2 1/4in) high. Estimate HK$ 400,000-600,000. Sold for HK$ 440,000 (€ 46,809). Photo: Bonhams. The copper body of oval section subtly enamelled with a continuous scene of two bats amidst clouds, surrounded by bamboo and lingzhi fungus, all between lappets and raised gilt borders at the shoulder and above the foot, the waisted neck with a collar of alternating large and small... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2020

A cloisonné enamel 'Buddhist emblems' alms bowl, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 30. A cloisonné enamel 'Buddhist emblems' alms bowl, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795). Diamètre du bol: 17,5 cm. (6 5/8 in.) ; Diamètre du socle: 14,2 cm. (5 ½ in.). Estimate EUR 12,000 - EUR 18,000. Price realised EUR 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Le bol aux parois renflées est orné des Huit Emblèmes Bouddhiques parmis des rinceaux de lotus multicolores sur fond turquoise, la base arrondie portant une marque à quatre caractères moulée en... [Lire la suite]

24 mai 2020

A rare very pale green jade bowl, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period, with additional character jia

Lot 87. A rare very pale green jade bowl, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795), with additional character jia; 15.8cm (6 1/4in) diam. Estimate: £ 15,000-20,000. Sold for £ 31,250 (€ 34,891). © Bonhams The attractive pale stone highlighted with opaque inclusions and striations, exquisitely and simplistically worked with steep curving sides elegantly rising to a slightly flaring rim, the interior well hollowed and supported on a thick gently spreading foot.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2020

A small painted enamel jar, zhadou, Qianlong four-character mark within a double square in iron red and of the period (1736-1795

Lot 3377. A small painted enamel jar, zhadou, Qianlong four-character mark within a double square in iron red and of the period (1736-1795); 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 475,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The jar is enamelled on the bombe shaped body with two cartouches in mirror image of a European lady and a gentleman in a garden, and surrounded by floral scrolls and arabesques on a bright turquoise ground. The trumpet neck is encircled by... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2020

A cloisonné enamel brushrest, Incised Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 212. A cloisonné enamel brushrest, Incised Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 11.1cm (4 3/8in) wide. Estimate £ 15,000-20,000. Sold for £ 40,000 (€ 45,680). Courtesy Bonhams. The three-peaked brushrest finely enamelled in bright tones of red, white, yellow, green and blue, decorated to each side with a large lotus flower head borne on scrolling foliage issuing two flanking flowers, all reserved on a bright turquoise ground above a band of ruyi-heads, raised on a... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2020

A small cloisonné enamel archaistic platformed vessel and cover, gui, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 4021. A small cloisonné enamel archaistic platformed vessel and cover, gui, Qianlong cast four-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1736-1795); 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high. Estimate 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The vessel is of compressed globular form, colourfully decorated with a pair of taotie masks between two friezes of kui dragons. The sides applied with a pair of loop... [Lire la suite]