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]
09 avril 2018

Vase en porcelaine bleu blanc, Hu, Chine, dynastie Qing, marque et époque Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 103. Vase en porcelaine bleu blanc, Hu, Chine, dynastie Qing, marque et époque Qianlong (1736-1795); 25 cm, 9 7/8 in. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 EUR. Lot Sold 144,750 EUR. Photo Sotheby's 2011 de forme balustre, reposant sur un pied évasé orné de pétales, la panse divisée en trois registres de décoration séparés par des anneaux en léger relief, à motifs de rinceaux fleuris et flots tumultueux, l'épaulement rehaussé de masques de chimères en relief soutenant un anneau, le col agrémenté d'une frise palmes, la bordure de... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2018

A very rare gilt-decorated 'imitation bronze' reticulated censer, Qianlong gilt six-character seal mark and of the period

Lot 2126. A very rare gilt-decorated 'imitation bronze' reticulated censer, Qianlong gilt six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 2,430,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The finely potted bowls with gently rounded sides are delicately painted with underglaze blue outlines and overglaze enamels on the exterior with five medallions containing multi-coloured scrolling chrysanthemums,... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2018

A large yellow-ground famille rose tripod censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1271. A large yellow-ground famille rose tripod censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1736-1795); 14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The censer is sturdily potted and enameled on the body with the Eight Buddhist Emblems amidst lotus flowers and tendrils extending onto the cabriole legs, all beneath a band of ruyi-heads on the shoulder, and is flanked by a pair of upright... [Lire la suite]