11 mars 2019

A Guan-type bottle vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 520. A Guan-type bottle vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Height 4 7/8  in., 12.4 cm. Estimate USD 80,000 — 120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 the faceted pear-shaped body rising from a short foot to a tapering neck, set to each side with a cylindrical lug handle, applied overall with a fine caesious-colored glaze stopping neatly just above the foot, the foot ring applied with a dark brown dressing, the base with a six-character seal mark in... [Lire la suite]

11 mars 2019

A fine Ru-type fanghu vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 519. A fine Ru-type fanghu vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Height 5 5/8  in., 14.4 cm. Estimate USD 80,000 — 120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 the faceted pear-shaped body rising from a short foot to a tapering neck, set to each side with a cylindrical lug handle, applied overall with a fine caesious-colored glaze stopping neatly just above the foot, the foot ring applied with a dark brown dressing, the base with a six-character seal mark in... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

A rare small blue-enameled shell-form ink palette, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period  (1736-1795)

Lot 1750. A rare small blue-enameled shell-form ink palette, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period  (1736-1795); 3 in. (7.6 cm.) long. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $80,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Modeled in the shape of a flattened conch shell with granular surface covered in bright blue enamel, the flat palette area covered in a pale blue-green tinted clear glaze within raised outer edges retaining traces of gilding, as do the three small shell-shaped feet on... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 197. A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 25.5cm., 10in.Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 218,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. the four-armed deity seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the principal hands held in anjalimudrabefore the chest and the attendant arms flanking the shoulders raised in vitarkamudra, wearing a dhoti further embellished with beaded jewels and a shawl over the shoulder, the face with a... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2018

A pair of 'sang-de-bœuf' porcelain saucers, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 188. A pair of 'sang-de-bœuf' porcelain saucers, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). D. : 16,4 cm (6 1/2 in.). Estimation 6 000 - 8 000 €. Vendu 14 300 €. © Artcurial Circulaires, recouvertes d'une belle glaçure monochrome sang-de-bœuf, marque en bleu sous couverte Qianlong à la base. Artcurial. Vente Art d’Asie - 10 décembre 2018  
30 novembre 2018

A fine magnificent and exceptionally rare yangcai 'hundred deer' blue-handled vase, hu, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 2801. A fine magnificent and exceptionally rare yangcai 'hundred deer' blue-handled vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 20,000,000 - HKD 30,000,000 (US$2,600,000-3,800,000). Price realised HKD 45,100,000 (5,765,230USD). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Of archaistic form, the full-bodied vase is superbly painted in vivid enamels with a herd of deer, comprising... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2018

Sotheby's Hong Kong to offer the Yamanaka Reticulated Vase

The Yamanaka Reticulated Vase. A highly important and exquisitely enamelled yangcai reticulated ‘fish’ vase, blue-enamel seal mark and period of Qianlong . Estimate: HK$50-70 Million / US$6.4-9 Million. From the pair to the Famous Vase Hammered at £43 Million in 2010. Originally included in the 1905 Yamanaka Exhibition in New York. Acquired by a Private Japanese Collector in 1924. Dormant for Almost a Century Among the Most Complex Porcelains Ever Conceived by Tang Ying for the Qianlong Emperor. Lot sold 149,091,000 HKD... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2018

Extraordinary rediscovery: Lost treasure of Imperial China found in an Attic in France

A unique Imperial 18th century ‘Yangcai’ Famille-Rose porcelain vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate £430,000 – 610,000 (€500,000 – 700,000 / US$ 600,000 – 850,000 / HK$4.8-6.7 million). Lot sold 16,182,800 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's.  PARIS  – Today in Paris, Sotheby’s unveils an extraordinary recently-discovered treasure of Imperial China: a unique Imperial 18th century ‘Yangcai’ Famille-Rose porcelain vase, bearing a mark from the reign of the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1736-1795). Discovered... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2018

A large finely carved polychrome lacquer ‘chun’ box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 39. A large finely carved polychrome lacquer ‘chun’ box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 38 cm, 15 in. Estimate 110,000 — 150,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  the cover finely and deeply carved through red, green, black and yellow layers with a circular panel enclosing the character chun (spring) centred with a medallion enclosing Shoulao and rising above a large bowl overflowing with auspicious emblems, reserved against red, green, brown and... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2018

A superbly carved cinnabar lacquer ‘chun’ box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 2863. A superbly carved cinnabar lacquer ‘chun’ box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 38,5 cm, 14 1/8 in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2008.  the cover superbly carved in deep layers of varying relief through four layers of colour, the top surface carved with a large chun ('spring') character rising above a bowl filled with auspicious emblems, reserved against red, green and yellow radiating waves, the character centred... [Lire la suite]