14 septembre 2019

An embellished zitan 'Squirrel and grapevine' circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 830. An embellished zitan 'Squirrel and grapevine' circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Diameter 3 1/4  in., 8.3 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of the cover adorned with four squirrels crouching in opposite directions and surrounded by a scrolling grape vine bearing clusters of fruit and leaves, the vine inlaid in silver wire, the animals, fruits, and leaves variously set with mother-of-pearl, shell,... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2019

An extremely rare and magnificent pair of gilt-bronze inset hongmu 'luohan' panels, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 667. An extremely rare and magnificent pair of gilt-bronze inset hongmu 'luohan' panels, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 49  1/4  by 30  1/8  in., 125 by 76.5 cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 USD. Lot sold 300,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each rectangular panel deftly carved in varying depths of high relief with a vertical landscape composed of mountainous peaks, rocky outcrops and islets connected by bridges and dotted with pine, wutong and... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2019

Doyle to Auction Asian Works of Art on September 9

Lot 31. Chinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajra Vetali, Qianlong Six-Character Mark on Base. Height 7 1/2 inches. Estimate $20,000-30,000. Unsold. © Doyle  NEW YORK, NY -- Scheduled during the week of Asian sales in New York, Doyle’s Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, September 9 at 10am presents the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Showcased will be bronzes, jades, snuff bottles, porcelains, pottery, scholar’s... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2019

Sotheby's to offer Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence & Herbert Irving Gift

  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will offer 300+ Chinese works of art originally gifted by philanthropists and renowned Asian art collectors Florence and Herbert Irving to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as a highlight of their Asia Week sale series in September 2019. In March 2015, The Met announced the gift of 1,275 Asian works of art from Florence and Herbert Irving – a donation that fundamentally transformed the holdings of the museum’s Department of Asian Art, on the occasion of its centennial. At the... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A set of four rare grisaille and pale iron-red-decorated deep dishes, De Cheng Zhai zhi four-character hall marks in iron-red

Lot 1436. A set of four rare grisaille and pale iron-red-decorated deep dishes, De Cheng Zhai zhi four-character hall marks in iron-red, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Each with steep sides rising to a slightly flared, rounded rim, delicately decorated in a painterly technique in grisaille and shades of iron red with a different mountainous landscape scene, perhaps representing the four seasons, the mark... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A rare large spinach-green jade marriage bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1140. A rare large spinach-green jade marriage bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 314,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Thick walled and of strong proportions, carved on the exterior with the bajixianginterrupted by a pair of butterfly handles on either side, their leafy wings outstretched and joining a wide reticulated network of interlocked leafy scroll, the interior well carved in deep relief with two fruiting peach... [Lire la suite]

10 août 2019

A magnificent and very rare white jade peach-form brush washer, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1111. A magnificent and very rare white jade peach-form brush washer, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) across. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 902,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Carved in the form of a large peach borne on a thick gnarled branch bearing clusters of leaves enveloping the sides of the vessel, with a large bat on one end carved atop a cluster of lingzhi, and another smaller bat on the opposite side suspending a beribboned wan emblem from its mouth,... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A white jade incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3746. A white jade incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); height 15.3 cm., 6 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. © Sotheby's of rectangular section, the slightly tapered body supported on four cabriole mythical beast mask legs, flanked on the sides with a pair of taotie mask handles suspending a loose ring, the other sides centred with a larger taotie mask, the rectangular domed cover reticulated on... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

An intricately carved ivory brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3737. An intricately carved ivory brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7.9 cm., 3 1/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD. © Sotheby's supported on a countersunk base, the cylindrical body rising to a flared rim, the exterior deftly carved with a continuous scene depicting seven sages engaging in various leisurely pursuits in a mountainous landscape set with a short staircase leading to a pavilion behind large craggy rockwork, two... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A rare carved cinnabar lacquer and ivory cricket cage, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3736. A rare carved cinnabar lacquer and ivory cricket cage, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12.2 cm., 4 3/4  in.  Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. © Sotheby's the bulbous body with a waisted neck tapering to a pointed base, the exterior carved with floral roundels, including lotus, peony and hibiscus blossoms, some freely floating, others overlapping in small clusters, one roundel picked out with a fluttering butterfly, the rim... [Lire la suite]