14 mai 2015

A large blue-glazed baluster vase, meiping, Qianlong

A large blue-glazed baluster vase, meiping, Qianlong period. Sold for £13,750 (€19,015). Photo Bonhams. The elegant vase covered on the exterior with a deep blue glaze, stopping neatly at the foot and paling slightly at the mouth, the interior glazed white and the base unglazed, wood stand. 42.5cm high (16 1/2in) (2). Provenance : Hugh J.Grant and Lucie Mackey Grant CollectionRoy Davids Collection, no.91 Notes: Hugh J.Grant (1904-1981) was the son of the Hon. Hugh J.Grant (1858-1910), who at the age... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2015

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Auction series to take place on 1 & 2 June

An Imperial enamelled glass ‘ladies in landscape’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, Beijing, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$4,000,000–5,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. A Beijing enamelled gold ‘European subject’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$240,000–280,000.  Photo: Sotheby's. A Beijing enamelled ‘garden scene’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$1,600,000–1,800,000.... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2015

A sang-de-boeuf pear-shaped vase, Qianlong

A sang-de-boeuf pear-shaped vase, Qianlong. Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€2,100 - 2,800). Photo Bonhams The thickly potted vase with a bulbous body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, all covered with a mottled deep crimson glaze with a delicate crackle, thinning at the mouth to a rich creamy colour, wood stand. 36.5cm (14 3/8in) high (2). Provenance: Roy Davids Collection, no.89 Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 11 May 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
26 avril 2015

Chinese & Japanese auctions & exhibition of touring highlights at Christie's London in May

LONDON.- Following the record breaking results of Asian Art Week at Christie’s New York in March (15-21), which saw 10 sales including The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth achieve the highest total for Asian Art Week in New York ($161,142,063/ £99,908,079/€148,250,697), Christie’s announced details of the Chinese and Japanese auctions and exhibition of touring highlights in London in May. At Christie’s headquarters, 8 King Street, there are two auctions on 11 May: a single owner sale of Chinese ceramics and... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2015

The lifetime jade collection of John A. Campbell, M.D. of Akron, Ohio breaks estimations at Aspire Auctions

Carved White Jade Screen in Boxwood Stand, ca. 1750. Estimate $800/1,200. Sold for $47,178.75. Photo courtesy Aspire Auctions. Double sided carved jade screen. one side show a carved mountain landscape with two large trees sheltering a house and it's owner, the left and upper corner have a plum tree. The reverse side shows a river in the center with a solitary bridge with a traveler, the lower center has a sampan with figure; on the right is a boy riding a water buffalo. Ornate carved wood base with... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2015

A rare blue and white 'Lotus' alms bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare blue and white 'Lotus' alms bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000  HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's well potted with deep tapering sides supported on a rounded base, the exterior painted in cobalt-blue with large lotus blossoms wreathed by meandering leafy scrolls issuing smaller lotus buds and curling tendrils below a stylised pendent lappet band, a 'classic scroll' band circling the rim; 26.1 cm., 10 1/4  in. Notes: Delicately painted with a leafy... [Lire la suite]


08 avril 2015

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhiyuantang zhi mark, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhiyuantang zhi mark, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000  HKD. Lot sold 175,000 HKD (20,800 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, the interior vividly painted in cobalt-blue with a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst flames and cloud swirls, within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated with a pair of ferocious dragons in mutual pursuit... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2015

Two Imperial bird paintings by Shen Quan, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Two Imperial bird paintings by Shen Quan, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (113,943 - 170,915 EUR). Photo Sotheby's ink and colour on paper, signed Shen Quan with seal of the artist, delicately painted with two auspicious birds perched on realistically rendered jagged rockwork below overhanging pine trees and bamboo shoots, their plumage picked out in precise detail, the background accentuated with cresting waves; signed Shen Quan with additional seal,... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2015

A Canton enamel tray and a Canton enamel snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A Canton enamel tray and a Canton enamel snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (45,577 — 68,366 EUR). Photo Sotheby's comprising: a tray cast in the shape of a palmette leaf, decorated on the interior as a leaf with small floral buds and a blue beetle atop it, the reverse enamelled to simulate a pale apple-green coloured leaf, inscribed with a Qianlong four-character reign mark within a rectangular white panel; and a snuff bottle enamelled... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2015

A large spinach-green jade 'Champion' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A large spinach-green jade 'Champion' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (113,943 - 170,915 EUR). Photo Sotheby's boldly worked and hollowed in the form of two tubular pedestal vases flanking an eagle standing on the head of a recumbent winged bear, the eagle's wings outstretched across both vases, each vase centred with a band enclosing stylised phoenix writhing sinuously and a chilong band, all between two pendent leiwenblades, the foot... [Lire la suite]