16 novembre 2016

A cinnabar lacquer 'dragons' quatrelobed box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 36. A cinnabar lacquer 'dragons' quatrelobed box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€30,000 - 42,000). © Bonhams 2001-2016 Of quatrefoil shape, finely carved on the cover with three five-clawed dragons in flight chasing a flaming pearl above turbulent waves, framed within a key-fret and leaf lappet border, the body further carved with the Eight Treasures in relief emerging from raging waves, all bordered by key-fret scrolls at the rim and foot, the interior and base... [Lire la suite]

10 novembre 2016

A purple-ground painted enamel bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 27. A purple-ground painted enamel bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,446 - USD 9,928). Price Realised GBP 7,500 (USD 9,308). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.    The exterior is painted with the characters ru yi fu shou (good wishes, happiness and longevity), lotus sprays and the Eight Buddhist Emblems. The interior has further emblems surrounding a shoucharacter. The base has a cai hua tang zhi mark, 'made for the Hall of... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2016

Musical Stone with Theme of the "Hundred Antiques", Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)

Musical Stone with Theme of the "Hundred Antiques", Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95). Jade. H. 13 7/16 in. (34.2 cm); W. 9 7/16 in. (24 cm); D. 1 15/16 in. (5 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902, 02.18.644 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art The association of bells and stone chimes with ancient ritual made them ideal subjects for reproduction as decorative objects. In the late eighteenth century, when the supply of jade was plentiful, archaistic bells and fanciful stone chimes... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2016

A famille rose figure of Amitayus, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 76. A famille rose figure of Amitayus, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 99,680 - USD 149,520). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The figure is modelled with both hands in dhyana mudra and seated in dhyanasana, holding an ambrosia flask. The seated figure is wearing long robes and is adorned with elaborate jewellery, all on top of a separate double-lotus base; 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high overall. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2016

An extremely rare imperial parcel-gilt iron helmet, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 143. An extremely rare imperial parcel-gilt iron helmet, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. thinly cast in iron in a dome shape, the exterior decorated in gilt with a frieze of Sanskrit characters written with raised beaded edges, interrupted by interlinked ferocious animal masks in low relief suspending beaded jewels, all between two bands of further Sanskrit characters, and evenly divided by two vertical flanges detailed with stylised parcel-gilt... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2016

A finely carved white jade square bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 34. A finely carved white jade square bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 50,000 — 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the tapering sides rising from a short spreading foot, with articulated handles in the form of 'climbing' chilong, each with ruyi clasped in their jaws, the front and reverse panels carved in low relief with a lively four claw dragon writhing above waves among trailing cloud scrolls, the stone of an even... [Lire la suite]

31 octobre 2016

A finely carved white jade censer and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 23. A finely carved white jade censer and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot, carved in relief with a band of stylised foliate scrolls below a band of serpents, flanked by a pair of dragon handles, the domed cover similarly carved surmounted with a coiled dragon finial, the stone of an even white to pale celadon tone with white inclusions and some russet staining. Quantité: 2... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2016

A fine and rare spinach-green jade brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 17. A fine and rare spinach-green jade brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of cylindrical form raised on three ogee-bracket feet, the exterior deftly carved in various levels of relief with scholars engaged in various leisurely pursuits, including one painting at a table within a retreat, others resting in a forest of pine and paulownia trees, further scholars on a rocky outcrop beside a river and some... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2016

An imperial pale celadon jade 'ziqiang buxi' seal, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 8. An imperial pale celadon jade 'ziqiang buxi' seal, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of square form, surmounted with a ferocious dragon with bulging eyes and flaring nostrils above long curling whiskers, the body, detailed with scales and flowing mane, tightly coiled and crouching on its haunches, with a 'flaming pearl' below its jaws, surrounded by dense cloud scrolls, the seal face deeply and crisply carved with the... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2016

Basin,Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated 1774

Basin,Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95), dated 1774. Jade (nephrite). H. 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm); W. 29 15/16 in. (76. 1 cm); D. 16 15/16 in. (43 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.689) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This basin, embellished with dragons chasing flaming pearls through a cloud-filled landscape, bears on its interior a poem by the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1735–96), indicating that the piece was inspired by an enormous jade wine container believed to have been commissioned by Khubilai Khan... [Lire la suite]
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