22 janvier 2021

A Pair of Famille Rose Roosters, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 71. A Pair of Famille Rose Roosters, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 14 1⁄2 in. (36.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. Each colorful bird modeled standing on a pierced rockwork base, its head turned to the side. Literature: W.R. Sargent, Chinese Porcelain in the Conde Collection, Madrid, 2014, p. 83. Note: An auspicious bird in China, associated with good luck as well as faithfulness and... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2021

A rare ox-head tureen and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 44. A rare ox-head tureen and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12 3⁄4 in. (32.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. The turned-up head naturalistically modeled with wide-set, bulging eyes and flaring nostrils beneath long, curved, dark gray horns, his mouth open revealing teeth, pink tongue and flesh-toned interior, his hide picked out in soft, mottled tones of grisaille. Provenance: With The Chinese Porcelain... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2021

A Rare Pair of Chinese Export 'Nodding Head' Figures, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

Lot 446. A Rare Pair of Chinese Export 'Nodding Head' Figures, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795); height overall 15 3/8 in.; 39.1 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each modeled with the hair braided and wrapped around the removable head and set with a counterweight, the face with a gentle smiling expression, with the right arm and hand raised, the outer robe enameled black and decorated with gilt dragon roundels, all above a longer yellow robe painted with turquoise... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2020

A rare Imperial inscribed pale green jade chrysanthemum-head incense fan, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 139. A rare Imperial inscribed pale green jade chrysanthemum-head incense fan, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 20.5cm (8 1/8in) long. Estimate HK$ 200,000-300,000. Sold for HK$ 277,500 (€ 29,554). Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened circular form, carved in the form of a chrysanthemum flower on a zitan handle with silver inlay decoration of archaistic motifs, the fan further carved with rows of radiating petals diminishing in size towards the centre, intricately inscribed with a yu... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2020

A massive and rare famille rose painted enamel tray, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 150. A massive and rare famille rose painted enamel tray, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 87.5cm (34 1/2in) wide x 57.2cm (22 1/2in) deep. Estimate HK$ 250,000-350,000. Sold for HK$ 402,500 (€ 42,819). Photo: Bonhams. Delicately painted in nine panels with fauna and flora, the main rectangular panel depicting a pair of pheasants and a pair of mandarin ducks amongst flowery branches of peonies and magnolia, the pheasants roosting on rockwork, all within a leafy lotus-scroll border in pink enamel,... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2020

For The Season of Masterpieces and Collections Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Presents Four Themed Sales

  © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. HONG KONG - Christie’s Hong Kong Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auctions will take place on 30 November with four dedicated themed auctions — Imperial Glories From The Springfield Museums Collection, The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades, Inspiring The Mind — Life Of A Scholar – Official, and Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Chi Fan Tsang, Deputy Chairman, Specialist Head of Department, commented, “We are privileged to be presenting some of the finest works through... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2020

A pale green jade tripod incense burner and cover, ding, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 81. A pale green jade tripod incense burner and cover, ding, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 21cm (8 1/4in) wide. Estimate £ 20,000-30,000. Sold for £ 52,562 (€ 58,609). Courtesy Bonhams. Skilfully carved around the sides with archaistic motifs and taotie masks, flanked by a pair of auspicious bat handles, all supported on three short feet issuing from mythical beast-heads, the domed cover similarly decorated with taotie masks, surmounted by a circular dragon finial carved in openwork,... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2020

A magnificent large very pale green jade 'stag and young' group, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 155. A magnificent large very pale green jade 'stag and young' group, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 19cm (7 1/2in) long. Estimate £ 30,000 - £ 50,000. Sold for £ 81,312 (€ 90,122). Courtesy Bonhams. Superbly carved as a large reclining stag with its head held high and turned sharply towards a smaller deer, the stag with long antlers extending down its neck, its legs tucked beneath its body, both deer clasping a large, leafy sprig with five lingzhi fungus heads in their mouths, the... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2020

A superb pale green jade 'Immortals' boulder, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 158. A superb pale green jade 'Immortals' boulder, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 20cm (7 7/8in) high. Estimate £ 3,000 - £ 5,000. Sold for £ 175,062 (€ 193,588). Courtesy Bonhams. Superbly carved in high relief on one side with three bearded sages each carrying a peach, lingzhi fungus and lotus spray respectively, beneath a gnarled pine tree, a pavilion higher above in the distance, the reverse with a crane gazing down on a deer, all within a craggy grotto with further pine trees, the... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2020

An iron-red and underglaze-blue decorated 'Dragon and Phoenix' quatrefoil dish, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 336. An iron-red and underglaze-blue decorated 'Dragon and Phoenix' quatrefoil dish, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) wide. Estimate 50,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2020. This dish is potted in elongated quatre-lobed form with shallow sides, painted to the centre with an iron-red dragon and phoenix amidst underglaze-blue cloud-scrolls. The cavetto and exterior sides are adorned with iron-red bats interspersed amidst clouds below the gilt... [Lire la suite]