14 juillet 2017

An important documentary blue and white altar vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated to 1741

Lot 508. An important documentary blue and white altar vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dedicatory inscription of Tang Ying, dated to 1741, 64.1 cm., 25 1/4 in. Estimate Upon Request. Sold  11,520,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. finely painted overall in vivid tones of underglaze-blue enhanced by simulated 'heaping and piling', the broad shouldered body with a reserved panel to one side enclosing a seven-line inscription, surrounded by lotus blooms borne on dense scrolling leafy stems, of which the... [Lire la suite]

05 juillet 2017

Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate

Lot 1. A large Chinese celadon jade ewer and cover, Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate: £1,000-2,000. Price: £8,500. Courtesy Woolley & Wallis LONDON.- Four valuable Chinese jade miniature vessels have been recovered and successfully sold at Woolley & Wallis after being stolen over 12 years ago by Michael Openshaw. At the time of the theft, Openshaw and fellow thief Robert Barrett had recently served time in prison for similar crimes which were described by the Judge during sentencing as “despicable”. The... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

A rare Imperial and spinach-green jade 'lotus' bowl and cover, Qianlong period

Lot 106. A rare Imperial and spinach-green jade 'lotus' bowl and cover, Qianlong period, 15cm (5 7/8in) diam.(3). Estimate HK$180,000 - 200,000 (US$23,000 - 26,000). Sold for HK$ 562,500 (€64,546). Photo: Bonhams. Superbly carved in the form of a lotus pod, rising on a short spreading foot elaborately carved on the bowl with overlapping lotus petals rising to the inverted rim, surmounted by the slightly domed pod with naturalistically carved circular nodes simulating seeds, encircling the tall ribbed neck, set... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

A very rare pair of Imperial polychrome and qiangjin lacquer 'dragon' banquet boxes and covers, Qianlong period

Lot 110. A very rare pair of Imperial polychrome and qiangjin lacquer 'dragon' banquet boxes and covers, Qianlong period. Sold for HK$ 1,250,000 (€143,435). Photo: Bonhams. Each of rectangular form, the covers with gilt-wire mesh quatrelobed windows on each side, colourfully decorated in polychrome and gilt with a ferocious front-facing five-clawed dragon holding the flaming pearl enclosing the character sheng, surrounded by further eighteen sinuous three-clawed dragons in flight amidst lingzhi-shaped... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2017

Two dated Suzhou 'golden bricks', Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated 1749 and 1784

Lot 292. Two dated Suzhou 'golden bricks', Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated 1749 and 1784. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each of square form, inscribed to the side with a date and place of manufacture, the brick of dark grey tone, later mounted on simple wood bases to form a table. Quantity: 4. Tile: 72 by 70 by 10 cm, 28 1/4  by 27 1/2  by 4 in., and 68.5 by 66 by 8 cm, 27 by 26 by 3 1/8  in.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 10 May 2017,... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2017

600-year-old rare lacquer dish leads Sotheby's Chinese Art Sales in London

Lot 138. A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Large Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 44.5cm. Est. £400,000-600,000 / HK$3,860,000-5,790,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Following an outstanding year in Chinese art, Sotheby’s Important Chinese Art auction in London on 10 May 2017 showcases a selection of notable Chinese ceramics and works of art across the disciplines of imperial porcelain, lacquer, jade and Buddhist sculpture. Skilfully crafted and spanning China's long and rich... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2017

Galerie Lamy. Stand 43b. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Pair of large baluster-shaped jars with lids, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Blue and white porcelain painted with figures, flower pots and floral decorations.  H 56 cm. Courtesy Galerie Lamy. Literature: exhibition catalogue 'The Age of Gallantry', The Chinese porcelain New York, 1995, n° 100 (similar pair) Pair of spaniels, China, Qianlong period (1711-1799); Polychrome porcelain. H 16.5 cm and 17 cm. Courtesy Galerie Lamy. Provenance: Hodroff collection 4041  ... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2017

Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne. Stand 3c. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Chinese incense burner, Blue and white and copper-red porcelain on a celadon ground, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 15.5 cm. Courtesy Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne Decorated in light relief with two deer and two cranes in a landscape.  Pair of incense boxes shaped as quails. Cloisonné enamel, China, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Total H 24 cm. Courtesy Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne They stand on a later wooden lotus shaped base Set of Chinese snuff bottles. Blue-and-white... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2016

A large Chinese dish decorated in the famille rose palette for the Persian market, Qianlong period (1736-1795), circa 1740

A large Chinese dish decorated in the famille rose palette for the Persian market, Qianlong period (1736-1795), circa 1740. © Galerie Nicolas Fournery 2016 Of octogonal form, painted in the famille rose palette, the wide rim moulded in eight planes sloping inwards, with angles clearly showing where they radiate towards the points on the rim. Decorated with eight sepia roundels, each gilded with one of two alternating flowers and set within an irregular border of sepia scrollwork, heightened with thick icy-pink... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2016

A rare pair of famille rose sconces, Qianlong period (1735-96)

Lot 358. A rare pair of famille rose sconces, Qianlong period (1735-96). Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Each richly enameled with a young man gallantly offering the protection of his parasol to a lady  5 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) high  Note: The very rare sconce form, intended for brass or silver candle arms, found in two Pronk-related special order designs. VOC archives note "...sconces...according to the wooden moulds". Christie's. Chinese Export... [Lire la suite]
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