30 septembre 2016

An imperial inscribed large pale green jade 'Wang Xizhi and goose' boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 50. An imperial inscribed large pale green jade 'Wang Xizhi and goose' boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the substantial boulder boldly worked on one side with the bearded scholar, Wang Xizhi, next to a kneeling attendant holding a goose, all amidst a rocky landscape arboured with wutong trees and portrayed with mountainous cliffs forming the background, the upper right section incised with an imperial... [Lire la suite]

29 septembre 2016

An imperial inscribed white jade paperweight, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated jiawu year (in accordance with 1774)

Lot 70. An imperial inscribed white jade paperweight, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated jiawu year (in accordance with 1774). Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the translucent white rectangular panel inscribed on each short end with four characters respectively readingQianlong jiawu (jiawu year of the Qianlong reign [1774]) and zhongqiu yuti ('imperially inscribed in the second month of autumn'), flanking four evenly spaced Tang dynasty poems... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2016

A pale celadon jade 'immortals and landscape' table screen and original gilt-bronze stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 62. A pale celadon jade 'immortals and landscape' table screen and original gilt-bronze stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the rectangular slab of pale celadon colour mottled with icy inclusions, one side worked with two immortals in loose flowing robes and an attendant in a rocky landscape set with a pavilion and detailed with running river streams, one immortal rendered holding a lingzhi stem, the other tending a deer,... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2016

An exquisite white jade 'birds and rockwork' group, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 5. An Exquisite White Jade ‘Birds and Rockwork’ Group, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Est. HK$1 – 1.5 million / US$129,000 – 194,000. Photo: Sotheby's. the lustrous white stone exquisitely worked in the form of a pair of birds, possibly mandarin ducks, against layers of pierced and jagged rockwork, one bird partially concealed behind the other, each meticulously rendered with a short beak and a shapely and finely incised crest atop the head, the plumage picked out with precision, one webbed... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2016

A fine slip-decorated turquoise-enamelled 'chilong and lotus' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 142. A fine slip-decorated turquoise-enamelled 'chilong and lotus' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000 (USD 5,182 - USD 7,773). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is applied with white slip on the exterior with four lotus blooms flanked by pairs of chilong, separated by bats above chimes, all covered with turquoise enamel including the interior, and the bi-shaped countersunk base with six spur marks, with the exception of the gilt rim; 5 3/8 in. (13.6... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2016

A rare archaistic yellow jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 24. A rare archaistic yellow jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795):. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of oval section, finely worked with an ovoid central section rising from a splayed foot to a flaring neck and rim, flanked along the sides by a pair of long openwork handles in the form of a stylised kui dragon with a sinuous body detailed with ruyi motifs, the vessel's body worked in low relief with pendent and upright trefoil motifs, all... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2016

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'lychee' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 55. A carved cinnabar lacquer 'lychee' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 12,951 - USD 25,902). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Both the box and cover are carved through thick layers of cinnabar lacquer with fruiting branches bearing lychee; together with a Qianlong period carved cinnabar lacquer handle; 2 3/4 in. (7.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: The box and cover: Acquired by the present family in Germany in 1993 The handle: Spink &... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

A carved cinnabar lacquer square box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 54. A carved cinnabar lacquer square box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 19,426 - USD 25,902). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The sides of the box and cover are carved with flower branches within shaped panels and the corners are carved with eight treasures; 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) square, box Property of a German family collection. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
26 septembre 2016

A finely carved imperial ruby-red overlay glass 'warriors' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 117. A finely carved imperial ruby-red overlay glass 'warriors' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    exquisitely carved through the outer layer of ruby-red glass to the speckled white ground, the top of the cover decorated with a medallion enclosing a dramatic scene of two warriors, one rendered attacking the other with his long spear, the victim depicted falling off his horse, the landscape set... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

A pair of large ru-type bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 114. A pair of large ru-type bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   each robustly potted after the Song dynasty prototype, the compressed globular body resting on a slightly splayed foot and sweeping up to a tall gently waisted neck and cupped mouth, the shoulder bordered with three horizontal raised ribs, the neck with two evenly spaced fillets above a further raised fillet collaring the lower neck, evenly applied... [Lire la suite]