08 novembre 2019

A large blue and white, iron-red and gilt-decorated armorial cistern and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 33. A large blue and white, iron-red and gilt-decorated armorial cistern and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 27 ¼ in. (69.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The cistern is decorated to the exterior of the body with a wide central band of precious objects amongst leafy fruiting pomegranate branches, all between floral and diaper bands to the mouth and foot. The arms of Sichterman of Groningen incorporating a squirrel is painted... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2019

An inscribed lapis lazuli table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 130. An inscribed lapis lazuli table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 8 ¾ in. (22.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The screen is finely carved to one side with a scene of two scholarly figures within a rocky mountainous landscape, climbing a staircase, amidst pine and wutong trees. The upper right corner is incised and gilt with an imperial inscription. The stand is exquisitely carved with two deer beside a... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A finely carved spinach-green jade rectangular table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 128. A finely carved spinach-green jade rectangular table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 9 3/8 in. (23.7 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The screen is skillfully carved with a mountainous rocky landscape with Laozi riding a buffalo accompanied by his attendant, and a bearded scholar with his attendant descending from a pavilion above, all surrounded by pine and wutong trees and bordered by clouds. The reverse is... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A finely carved spinach-green jade 'marriage bowl', Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 132. A finely carved spinach-green jade 'marriage bowl', Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The large bowl is skillfully carved with rounded sides rising from five shallow lobed feet. The thick sides are carved to the exterior in high-relief with large chrysanthemum blossoms and leafy tendrils. The bowl is flanked with two inticately carved butterfly handles suspending a... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, bitong, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 131. A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, bitong, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The brush pot is intricately carved around the sides with a continuous mountainous landscape. The rocks, pine and wutong trees frame various vignettes including a scholar leaning out of a pavilion window; a scholar holding a staff with his attendant beside him; and a scholar with... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2019

A rare pair of champlevé enamel 'luduan' censers and covers, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 69. A rare pair of champlevé enamel 'luduan' censers and covers, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each of the censers is cast as a mythical beast, luduan, with its rotund body finely decorated with flower heads amongst tendrils, highlighted in blue and red champlevé enamels against a turquoise ground. The small bell is cast above a stripe of pink enamelled... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2019

The Multiple Shades of Power. A Fine Selection of Imperial Chinese Textiles at Bonhams London, 7 november 2019

Lot 132. An exceedingly rare Imperial kesi orange-ground twelve-symbol robe, 19th century; 183cm (72in) wide x 145cm (57in) long. Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON - Bonhams Fine Chinese Art auction will showcase a fine selection of Imperial textiles dating to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Leading the group is an exceedingly rare Kesi Orange-ground 'Twelve-Symbol' robe, 19th century (Lot 132), superbly woven with Nine resplendent five-clawed Dragons, the robe, which is estimated at... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2019

Important Jade from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee II sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 08 October 2019

Lot 103. An exceptional and rare white jade zhadou, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 17.9 cm, 7 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD (254,660 - 381,990 USD). Lot sold 12,175,000 HKD (1,550,243 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's superbly worked with a tapered body rising from a short foot to a waisted neck and flared mouth-rim, the translucent stone of an even white colour with tiny russet patches to the foot, wood stand. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30th November 1980, lot 542 and cover. ... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2019

Christie's announces highlights included in its Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction in London

Headlining the auction is a magnificent Imperial gilt-bronze bell, bianzhong, dated to the eighth year of the Qianlong reign, 1743, from an Important European Collection. Estimate £800,000 - 1,200,000 (USD 1,028,000 - USD 1,542,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. LONDON.- On 5 November, Christie’s Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction will present 227 lots spanning three millennia of Chinese art from the Shang Dynasty to the Republic period. The sale features private collections of archaic bronzes, jade... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2019

A Very Rare Teadust-Glazed Double-Gourd Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3326. A Very Rare Teadust-Glazed Double-Gourd Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 18.1cm. Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - 20,000,000 (USD 1,911,795 - 2,549,060). Sold Price: HKD 19,470,000 (USD 2,481,510). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. Finely potted with domed lower bulb of truncated form, the gently curved sides with slightly raised broad band encircling the shoulder, rising to a waisted neck with central rib, all surmounted by a garlic-shaped upper bulb joined to the lower section with... [Lire la suite]