22 mai 2019

A rare gilt-lacquer bronze repoussé figure of Buddha, Qianlong incised seven-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 184. A rare gilt-lacquer bronze repoussé figure of Buddha, Qianlong incised seven-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 30.5cm (12in) high. Estimate £ £30,000 - 50,000. Sold for £ 31,312 (€ 35,740). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Well modelled seated in dhyanasana in his hand in bhumisparsamudra, on a double-lotus base inscribed in Manchu, Tibetan, Chinese and Mongolian, wearing layered monk's robes gathered in cascading folds, his rounded face with a serene expression flanked... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2019

An unusual small blue-enameled quadrilobed brush pot, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1736-1795

Lot 1749.An unusual small blue-enameled quadrilobed brush pot, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1736-1795); 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Decorated with thick blue enamel, the wider sides each with a shou medallion surrounded by five bats set against a reticulated cloud ground, the narrower sides painted with a vertical band of florets separated by lines and dots, between key-fret borders at the mouth and base,... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2018

An Imperial enamel 'Floral medallion' seal paste box and cover, Qianlong mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 123. An Imperial enamel 'Floral medallion' seal paste box and cover, Qianlong mark and of the period (1736-1795). 2in (5cm) wide. Estimate: 10,000-15,000 USD. Sold for US$ 60,000 (€ 51,330). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of octalobed form, all surfaces covered in white enamel except for the raised gilded edges and lip, the top of the gently-domed cover and sides of the box finely painted with a profusion of different floral medallions, irregularly spaced with some overlapping, the sides of the cover decorated... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2018

A dark copper glaze meiping vase, China, Qianlong mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 330. A dark copper glaze meiping vase, China, Qianlong mark and of the period (1736-1795); height 30 cm. Estimate CHF 10 000 / 15 000 (€ 8 330 / 12 500). Sold for CHF 102 500. Courtesy Koller. Provenance: Swiss private collection, purchased before 1949. Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Wednesday 06 June 2018 10.00 AM
10 avril 2018

A fine anhua-decorated white-glazed stem bowl, Qianlong incised six-character mark within double circles and of the period

Lot 2276. A fine anhua-decorated white-glazed stem bowl, Qianlong incised six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1736-1795); 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 240,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The wide bowl with a slightly flaring rim is resting on a spreading foot, incised to the interior, exterior and stem foot with an undulating stylised Indian lotus scroll. The centre of the interior is incised with a... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

An underglaze blue and copper-red 'Immortals' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 1263. An underglaze blue and copper-red 'Immortals' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 8 ¾ in. (22.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl has gently rounded sides rising from a short, slightly tapered foot. The interior is painted in underglaze blue with Shoulao standing beside a spotted deer against a background of underglaze copper-red waves. The exterior... [Lire la suite]

29 novembre 2017

A fine and very rare pair of clair-de-lune glazed beaker vases, zhi, Qianlong incised six-character seal marks and of the period

Lot 2803. A fine and very rare pair of clair-de-lune glazed beaker vases, zhi, Qianlong incised six-character seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); 7 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,400,000 - HKD 3,800,000. Price realised HKD 2,740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each vase is finely potted with a baluster body supported on a pedestal foot tapering towards the middle and rising to a flared trumpet mouth. The middle is incised with a band of leiwen between two raised... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2017

A rare celadon-glazed saucer dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 274. A rare celadon-glazed saucer dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). 6 3/8. in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 9,000. Price realised GBP 17,500. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The finely potted dish is carved to the exterior with archaistic bats, above a band of ruyi-heads enclosing the foot rim. The exterior is covered in an even pale bluish-green glaze. Provenance: From a private American collection. ... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2017

A rare yellow glass pomegranate-form water pot, Imperial Glassworks, Beijing, Qianlong mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1050. A rare yellow glass pomegranate-form water pot, Imperial Glassworks, Beijing, Qianlong four-character wheel-cut mark and of the period (1736-1795); 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The small waterpot has a globular body rising to a short waisted neck below a flared mouth in the form of five sepals. The glass is of transparent amber-yellow tone. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2017

Bonhams announces three Chinese and Japanese Works of Art sales in September

NEW YORK, NY.- On September 11 and 13, Bonhams New York will offer three auctions of The Dr. Sylvan and Faith Golder Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles, Twentieth Century Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, and Japanese Works of Art. The sales present an array of rare and exquisite ceramics, jades, metalwork, prints, and paintings, many offered from important private collections including property from the Ackerman collection, the collection of Judi Blum and the collection of Dr. Sylvan and Faith Golder.  ... [Lire la suite]