18 juillet 2016

A café-au-lait-glazed bowl, Qianlong period, dated 1767

Lot 541. A café-au-lait-glazed bowl, Qianlong period, dated 1767. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 212,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's of double ogee form, the exterior covered with a pale 'café-au-lait' glaze, the base inscribed with a sample mark and dated to the thirty-first year; 15.7 cm., 6 1/8  in. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 23rd/24th May 1978, lot 215. Note: The inscription reads, "Wu Number 94, thirty-first year, sample". Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2016

A white jade cup and 'lotus' cupstand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3271. A white jade cup and 'lotus' cupstand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000  HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  the finely carved cup with deep rounded sides rising from a short footring to a slightly flared rim, the stand supported on four bracket feet with a barbed petal-shaped rim encircling the raised central support, the translucent stone of very pale celadon-white tone; cup 8.3 cm., 3 1/4 in., stand 13.4 cm., 5 1/4 in.   ... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2016

A fine iron-red stupa-shaped bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3178. A fine iron-red stupa-shaped bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 596,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. elegantly potted with a baluster body supported on a slightly domed circular base, the rounded shoulders gently rising to a slender neck collared by a raised band below a lipped mouth, delicately painted around the body in different shades of iron-red with four sprigs of blooming lotus borne on scrolling foliage, between pendant lotus... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

A pair of gilt-bronze 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3214. A pair of gilt-bronze 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 860,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of globular form, the deep rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to a raised rim, cast and gilt in high relief with two five-clawed dragons pacing above turbulent waves in reach of a 'flaming pearl', their scaly bodies writhing amidst stylized flames and clouds, a cragged cliff battered by the tempestuous sea on the reverse,... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2016

A selection of jade items at Bonhams, San Francisco, 28 june 2016

Lot 8048. A fine archaistic very pale greenish-white jade vase, Qianlong period (1735-1795). Estimate US$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€72,000 - 110,000). Photo Bonhams. Exceptionally carved from a single piece of very pale greenish-white stone, the flattened body swelling elegantly before narrowing to rest on a small stepped foot, the smooth sides minimally embellished with a band of shallow-carved taotie masks above the foot and another band of confronted chilong around the neck, flanked by a pair of chilong handles... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2016

Best of d'art chinois chez Osenat, Arts d'Asie, le 18 Juin 2016

Lot 16. A pale green jade vase, 20th century. Estimation : 600 € / 900 €. Adjugé à 28 000 €. Photo Osenat Vase en jade vert clair sculpté de forme balustre quadrangulaire, les anses ajourées en forme de qilins , à motifs sur chaque face de masques de taoti, et de ruyis. 20ème siècle  Provenance : Collection particulière, Seine-et-Marne  Lot 44. Bronze circular incense burner, Western Zhou Dynasty, (1066 BC - 771 BC). Estimation : 8 000 € / 12 000 €. Adjugé à 26 000 €. Photo Osenat ... [Lire la suite]

22 juin 2016

Chinese Cloisonné Enamels at Christie's Paris 22 june 2016

Lot 280. A rare large cloisonné enamel fish basin, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate €100,000 – €150,000 ($113,436 - $170,154). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The basin with slightly flaring sides is decorated on the exterior with a herd of deer and a flock of cranes in a continuous mountainous riverscape with a waterfall, incorporating peach fruiting branches, finger citron, pomegranate, prunus, pine and magnolia. The interior features a large central iron-red carp encircled by four... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2016

Blue-and-White ‘Dragon’ Bowl, Zhiyuan Tang Hall Mark, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 6. Blue-and-White ‘Dragon’ Bowl, Zhiyuan Tang Hall Mark, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 8 000 € - 10 400 €. Unsold. Photo Auctionata AG Porcelain with painting in underglaze blue. Bowl on a straight footring, with slightly flaring sides and mouth rim. The exterior finely painted with two dragons striding amidst clouds and above crashing waves, framed by double circles iat the mouth and the foot. Base with four-character 'Zhiyuan Tang zhi' hallmark within a double square in underglaze... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2016

A blue-glazed 'bamboo neck' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 831. A blue-glazed 'bamboo neck' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 100,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.    the globular body encircled by two raised fillets and surmounted by a cylindrical neck with four evenly spaced fillets below the flared and galleried rim, the glaze of a purplish-blue colour; 36.8 cm, 14 1/2 in.  Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th November 1978, lot 159 Sotheby's. Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2016

Importante gourde en porcelaine à fond bleu à décor en or et argent, Dynastie Qing, époque Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 100. Importante gourde en porcelaine à fond bleu à décor en or et argent, Dynastie Qing, époque Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimation 100,000 — 150,000 €. Photo Sotheby's de forme ronde, le corps aplati reposant sur un court pied légèrement évasé, l'épaule rehaussée de dragonschilong formant de petites anses, le col en trompette révélant un intérieur turquoise, chaque face délicatement peinte à l'or et à l'argent de cinq chauves-souris volant parmi les pêches, grenades et citrons digités... [Lire la suite]