25 septembre 2020

$8.3 million rare Warring States Period Vessel drives Sotheby's bi-annual Asia Week Sales

Lot 578. An Exceptionally Rare and Important Gold, Silver and Glass-Embellished Bronze Vessel, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Height 13¾ in., 35.1 cm. Estimate: 2,500,000 - 3,500,000 USD. Lot sold 8,307,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s bi-annual Asia Week sale series in New York achieved $36.4 million this week – significantly above the series’ high estimate of $29.1 million, and all sales surpassing their high estimates. Works from... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2020

An archaistic white and russet jade fanggu-form vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2852. An archaistic white and russet jade fanggu-form vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 8.¾ in. (22.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The vase is based on the archaic bronze form, carved in low relief with archaistic animal taotie masks on each side. The neck with slender upright leaves, and pendent leaves around the foot. The stone is of a white tone with occasional russet inclusions, box. ... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2020

A white jade pouch-form vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2851. A white jade pouch-form vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The vase is carved in the form of a pouch supported on cresting waves. It is tied around the opening with a ribbon, bundled together with stalks of millet and flowers, with a jagged rock flanked to one side., zitan stand. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2020

A white jade and gilt-bronze ladle, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2846. A white jade and gilt-bronze ladle, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 9 in. (22.8 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The ladle is carved at one end with a shallow oblong bowl, mounted with a gently tapering gilt-bronze handle cast with stylised ruyi to both ends. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 July 2020
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04 juillet 2020

A gilt-decorated turquoise-ground famille rose vase and cover, hu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 147. A gilt-decorated turquoise-ground famille rose vase and cover, hu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Hauteur avec le couvercle: 44,5 cm. (17 ½ in.). Estimate EUR 10,000 - EUR 15,000. Price realised EUR 47,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Reposant sur un pied légèrement évasé, la panse est à décor de scène de personnages finement peinte à l'intérieur d'un cartouche polylobé. Le col et le couvercle sont ornés de paysages émaillés "puce" encadrés par des cartouches.... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2020

A rare brown teadust and celadon glazed wall vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 121. A rare brown teadust and celadon glazed wall vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Hauteur: 25 cm. (9 7/8 in.). Estimate EUR 10,000 - EUR 15,000. Price realised EUR 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. De forme balustre aplatie et reposant sur un petit pied, il est entièrement recouvert d'une glaçure brune de type 'poudre de thé'. Son pied est rattaché à son socle en porcelaine céladon délicatement conçu pour imiter l'ivoire à décor de volute de ruyi. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]

28 juin 2020

A Rare Famille Rose Figure of a Seated Ksitigarbha, China, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

Lot 137. A Rare Famille Rose Figure of a Seated Ksitigarbha, China, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795). Hauteur totale: 35 cm. (13 7/8 in.). Estimate EUR 20,000 - EUR 30,000. Price realised EUR 156,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Il est assis en vajrasana sur un socle lotiforme séparable. Ses deux mains soutiennent le cintamani, reposant gracieusement sur ses genoux. Il est vêtu de robes monastiques émaillées jaune, rouge et turquoise. Aux yeux mi-clos, son... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2020

A pale greenish-white jade mountain, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3051. A pale greenish-white jade mountain, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price realised $115,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Of thick, irregular pebble form, one side is finely carved with pine and various trees growing from rocks on a mountain face cut with a path and steps that lead to a fenced terrace centered by a basket of wanniangqing set on a low table, and on the reverse with further trees and rocks.... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2020

A well-carved white jade peah-form brush washer, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3021. A well-carved white jade peah-form brush washer, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) wide. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Price realised $293,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The brush washer is in the form of a large peach borne on a leafy branch that is carved in high relief across the base and around the sides to the rim where it is carved in openwork and shown blossoming beside a bat, its outstretched wing spanning the spout. The stone is... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2020

A white jade bowl and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3021. A white jade bowl and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price realised $353,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The deep, tapering sides of the bowl and the domed cover are carved in low relief with an archaistic band, on the bowl below the out-curved loop handles, and on the cover below a petal border that surrounds the base of the circular handle. The rims are carved with bands of key fret. The... [Lire la suite]
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