04 octobre 2018

Qianlong – Scholar and Calligrapher sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3 october 2018

Lot 3205. An outstanding set of three Qianlong princely soapstone seals with a fitted zitan box ; the seals: Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period ; the box: Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate: 40,000,000-60,000,000 HKD. Sold Price: 46,352,000 HKD (5,912,661 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the first a square seal of a dark grey soapstone, the seal face carved with a four-character inscription reading Changchun Jushi ('The scholar of everlasting Spring'), the second of... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2018

A fine and rare blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Qianlong period, Zhiyuan Tang hall mark (1736-1795) 

Lot 2267. A fine and rare blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Qianlong period, Zhiyuan Tang hall mark (1736-1795); 5 5/8 in. (14.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 525,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The exterior finely painted with two dragons striding amidst clouds and above waves crashing against rocks at the four cardinal points, Japanese wood box. Provenance: A private collection, Greenwich, Connecticut, sold at Christie's New York, 21 March... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2018

A rare dancing Tyrolean couple, Qianlong period, circa 1752

  Lot 87. A rare dancing Tyrolean couple, Qianlong period, circa 1752; 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  After a Meissen model, the couple in the midst of a lively dance, clasping each other's hands and balancing on one foot as they look over each other's shoulder. Provenance: The collection of Sir Mark Wrightson, Bt., England. MARCHANT, EST. 1925 (Lots 59-100 and 116-173)  ... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2018

A rare initialed fox hunting punch bowl, Qianlong period, circa 1795

Lot 190. A rare initialed fox hunting punch bowl, Qianlong period, circa 1795; 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 With a continuous foxhunting scene showing the mounted hunters and their pack, each side with neoclassical shield initialed 'WE' in gilt script, the interior with a similar initialed shield beneath underglaze blue and gilt border. Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring 100 lots... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2018

A large pair of 'Tobacco leaf' beaker vases, Qianlong period, circa 1775

  Lot 31. A large pair of 'Tobacco leaf' beaker vases, Qianlong period, circa 1775; 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 In the classic pattern with vivid famille rose colors. Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring 100 lots from Marchant, est 1925, 18 January 2018, New York
20 janvier 2018

A very large blue-ground famille rose fish bowl, Qianlong period, mid 18th century

  Lot 49. A very large blue-ground famille rose fish bowl, Qianlong period, mid 18th century; 23 ¾ in. (60.3 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Each side decorated with shaped panel enclosing phoenix among large peony blossoms, two applied gilt-metal beast head-handles with loose rings, the interior with carp, shrimp, crabs and sea plantlife. Provenance: With Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York. ... [Lire la suite]

20 janvier 2018

A boar's head soup tureen and cover, Qianlong period, circa 1760

Lot 198. A boar's head soup tureen and cover, Qianlong period, circa 1760; 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Naturalistically modeled with raised snout and staring eyes, the open mouth revealing teeth, tongue and fangs, glazed in iron-red, grisaille and famille rose. Provenance: The collection of Florence Adele Sloane Burden of Manhattan and Long Island, New York. A great-granddaughter of... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2018

A famille rose fish bowl, Qianlong period, circa 1740

Lot 129. A famille rose fish bowl, Qianlong period, circa 1740; 23 ½ in. (59.7 cm.) diameter, 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Finely enameled with a fenced garden showing birds hovering above peonies growing from rockwork, all between molded lion head handles, the interior with various carp and shellfish swimming amongst aquatic plants. Provenance: with Ed Hardy, San Francisco. Anonymous sale;... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2018

A large verte-Imari monteith, Qianlong period, circa 1740

  Lot 125. A large verte-Imari monteith, Qianlong period, circa 1740; 20 ¼ (51.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Brightly painted on each side with large blooms growing from blue rockwork, smaller sprays on the sides, the lappets floral-decorated on each side, the inside with matching floral decoration. Provenance: Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, Monaco, 5 March 1989, lot 331. The Collection of Benjamin... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2018

A very rare set of blue and white 'Tea Cultivation' dishes, Qianlong period, circa 1750

  Lot 103. A very rare set of blue and white 'Tea Cultivation' dishes, Qianlong period, circa 1750; 15 1/8 in. (38.5 cm.) diameter, the largest. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Painted with the various stages of tea cultivation within borders ofrocaillerie, numbered in underglaze blue to reverse, in various sizes. Note: In the 1690s the Kangxi Emperor commissioned a work to portray significant Chinese industries,... [Lire la suite]