23 novembre 2021

A rare cinnabar lacquer carved three-tiered double-lozenge-shaped box, cover and stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 309. A rare cinnabar lacquer carved three-tiered double-lozenge-shaped box, cover and stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 31cm (12 1/8in) wide. Sold for £ 16,500 (€ 19,599) (Est: £8,000 - £12,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The cover meticulously carved with two five-clawed writhing dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl in the form of a stylised Shou character, on a ground of swirling waves, all within key-fret borders, the straight sides of the boxes and cover decorated with six cartouches enclosing... [Lire la suite]

16 novembre 2021

A suit of ceremonial armour Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 327. A suit of ceremonial armour Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Length 37 cm, 14½ in. Lot sold: 113,400 GBP (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's comprising a brass-studded navy jacket and apron with associated detachable panels and gilt metal mounts, the armour made of cotton-padded satin lined with blue silk, embroidered with dragon roundels in gold thread. Provenance: Acquired in 1997. Literature: John E.Vollmer, Silk for Thrones and Altars,... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2021

A rare pair of Imperial white and spinach-green jade and cloisonné enamel 'Shou Characters' screens, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 320. A rare pair of Imperial white and spinach-green jade and cloisonné enamel 'Shou Characters' screens, Qianlong period (1736-1795); Each 24.1cm (9 1/2in) high. Sold for £ 52,750 (€ 61,692). (Estimate £ 30,000 - £50,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The jade rectangular plaques of pale white tone, each inscribed with 60 Shou characters in zhuanshu calligraphy and decorated with gilt, the reverse with pomegranates, butterflies, and narcissus, the other with lotus and a pair of Mandarin ducks, each... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2021

A magnificent and extremely rare large cloisonné enamel 'peach' basin, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3655. A magnificent and extremely rare large cloisonné enamel 'peach' basin, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 71.6 cm. Lot sold: 1,890,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 HKD). ©  2021 Sotheby's  superbly cast with a massive hollow body in the form of a peach borne on a leafy gilt branch issuing peach, pomegranate and finger citron, representing the 'Three Abundances', the exterior vibrantly decorated with the an baxian reserved on a dense... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2021

An imperial tianhuang seal, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3650. An imperial tianhuang seal, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 2.6 by 1.2 by h. 4.1 cm; 33.44 gr. Lot sold: 6,467,000 HKD (Estimate: 2,600,000 - 3,200,000). ©  2021 Sotheby's the rectangular seal surmounted by a finial masterfully carved to depict a scroll resting atop a brocade-covered set of books, all tied together with a ribbon, the seal face carved with five-character inscription reading jixi you yuxiang ('Fragrance lingers among the desks and mats'),... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2021

Imperial Jades from the De An Tang Collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 13 October 2021

  Lot 3601. An outstanding imperial inscribed Khotan white jade 'landscape' boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, the poem dated to the Spring of the gengxu year, corresponding to 1790; 21.3 cm. Lot sold: 9,855,000 HKD (Estimate: 6,000,000 - 10,000,000 HKD). ©  2021 Sotheby's the elongated irregular boulder exquisitely and deeply carved in high relief as a craggy mountainous riverscape, depicting a walled village of thatched cottages and pavilions nestled... [Lire la suite]

11 octobre 2021

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 792. A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 25,625. © Christie's 2021 The exterior is decorated with two five-clawed dragons writhing amidst clouds and above rocks emerging from crashing waves. The base has a four-character mark Zhiyuantang zhi (Made for the Hall of Extended Remoteness). Sold by the Yale University Art Gallery to benefit acquisition funds. ... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2021

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 791. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's 2021 The interior is decorated with a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst clouds, and the exterior is decorated en suite with a pair of striding dragons. The base has a four-character mark reading Zhiyuantang zhi (Made for the Hall of Extended Remoteness). Sold by the Yale University Art... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2021

A famille rose 'soldier vase' and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 789. A famille-rose 'soldier vase' and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 53 ¼ in. (135.3 cm.) high, wood stand. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's 2021 The baluster vase is decorated with three leaf-shaped panels, one panel enclosing a phoenix with peony blossoms, another panel enclosing a pair of pheasants with flower blossoms, and the third panel enclosing a pair of peacocks with prunus blossoms, below the waisted neck decorated with... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2021

A superb cloisonné enamel tripod censer, cover and stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1010. A superb cloisonné enamel tripod censer, cover and stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 14 ¼ in. (36.2 cm.) high overall. Estimate: USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 600,000. © Christie's 2021 The body of the censer is enameled with confronted archaistic dragons centered and divided by notched flanges, and is raised on three tall curved legs emerging from stylized gilt animal heads. The domed cover is decorated with stylized bats alternating with lotus blossoms on foliate... [Lire la suite]