19 mai 2020

Lockdown auction held behind closed doors includes £45,000 Beijing enamel vase

Lot 60. From The Earls of Crawford and Balcarres, Balcarres House, Fife, Scotland. Rare imperial painted enamel yellow-ground 'lotus' vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 27cm high.  Sold for £45,000. © Lyon & Turnbull.   EDINBURGH.- A rare Chinese imperial vase found in a Scottish country house topped the Asian Art sale held ‘behind closed doors’ by Lyon & Turnbull on May 13.The Qianlong (1736-95) mark and period painted enamel lotus vase sold at... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2020

An imperial inscribed octagonal she inkstone, Qianlong incised wushu cyclical date, corresponding to 1778 and of the period

Lot 3625. An imperial inscribed octagonal she inkstone, Qianlong incised wushu cyclical date, corresponding to 1778 and of the period; 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 350,000. Price Realized HKD 312,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Of octagonal shape, the top of the stone carved with an undecorated central well encircled with a narrow water trough, the edges finely carved with horses and fish amidst waves, the reverse with a Qianlong inscription bearing... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2020

A carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Qianlong incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3580. A carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Qianlong incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The cover deeply carved to depict a scholar standing beneath a pine tree accompanied by an attendant on the banks of a river in a mountainous landscape setting, the sides of the box and cover crisply carved with keyfret pattern,... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2020

A magnificent imperial carved cinnabar lacquer three-tiered travelling box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 3575. A magnificent imperial carved cinnabar lacquer three-tiered travelling box and cover, Qianlong incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 11 3/4 x 14 x 14 in. (29.9 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm.). Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price Realized HKD 10,740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The three square-section tiers and cover set on a base frame flanked by standing spandrels and joined at the top with a humpbacked handle, superbly carved... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2020

A partially cold-gilded bronze figure of Mahakala, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 376. A partially cold-gilded bronze figure of Mahakala, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 112,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. seated atop a lotus pedestal, holding a skullcup in the left hand, the right posed to hold a now-missing attribute, wearing a flowing dhoti with chased borders, a fluttering scarf, jewelry, and a five-leafed crown fronting a tiered topknot surmounted by a flaming jewel,... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2019

A blue and white pricket candlestick, four-character Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 12. A blue and white pricket candlestick, four-character Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 13,4 cm, 5¼in. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 EUR. Lot sold: 87,500 EUR. © Sotheby's. la base de forme arrondie associée à une coupelle centrale reliée par une colonne tubulaire à une petite coupelle renversée supérieure, le tout surmonté d'un pique, le pourtour à décor de rinceaux fleuris et de frises, marque à quatre caractères dans un double cercle à la base. ... [Lire la suite]

27 novembre 2019

A fine and very rare underglaze-blue and copper-red ‘lion’ vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 3021. A fine and very rare underglaze-blue and copper-red ‘lion’ vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 12 7/8 in. (32.9 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 8,000,000 - HKD 12,000,000. Price realised HKD 9,725,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The vase is finely potted with a globular body tapering to a recessed base. It is painted in inky tones of underglaze blue and a soft mottled underglaze red all around the exterior with three Buddhist lions holding ribboned... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2019

A fine and exceptionally rare blue and white ‘lotus scroll’ vase, tianqiuping, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 3109. A fine and exceptionally rare blue and white ‘lotus scroll’ vase, tianqiuping, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 24 in. (61 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 7,000,000 - HKD 10,000,000. Price realised HKD 7,925,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The vase is superbly potted with a globular body rising to a cylindrical neck supported on a countersunk base, delicately painted in cobalt of rich, sapphire blue tones with an elaborate meandering lotus scroll on the... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2019

A Chinese imperial inscribed famille rose yangcai wall vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

  Lot 81. A Chinese imperial inscribed famille rose yangcai  wall vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795), 19cm high. Sold for £380,000. © Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers well modelled and flattened at the back, the pear-shaped form on a short splayed foot, flanked by a pair of ruyi handles to the waisted neck, the body inscribed with an imperial poem appraising incense in a circular cartouche with a yuti mark followed by two iron-red seal marks... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2019

A Green-Glazed Ribbed Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3014. A Green-Glazed Ribbed Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 35cm. Estimate HKD 2,200,000 - 3,200,000 (USD 280,397 - 407,850). Sold price: HKD 2,773,000 (USD 353,427). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 7 October  201