08 septembre 2017

Qing Dynasty treasures expected to be among most coveted lots at Heritage Auctions' Asian Art Auction

DALLAS, TX.- A Large and Extremely Rare Chinese Imperial Cloisonné and Gilt Bronze Censer and Cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th century (est. $200,000-400,000) is expected to be the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Asian Art Auction Sept. 12 in New York. Large cloisonné and bronze censers often are associated with the vast temples and chambers of Beijing’s Forbidden City, at times used for burning various forms of incense or as heat-generating braziers. This example comes from the collection of Henry C. Gibson (1830-91), a... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2017

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors

Interior of East Warmth Chamber of the Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors. HONG KONG - Hall of Mental Cultivation (Yangxin Dian) was the living place of the Qing emperors and the political centre of the Qing dynasty. It is one of the mostly visited places in The Palace Museum, and it houses the most well-known and invaluable artefacts relating to the emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong, etc. As the Hall is closed for large-scale renovation, artefacts previously housed in... [Lire la suite]
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]