15 décembre 2022

A fine and rare imperial white jade archaistic 'phoenix' vessel, gong, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 118. A fine and rare imperial white jade archaistic 'phoenix' vessel, gong, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 20.2cm (8in) high. (2). Sold for HKD 2,775,000 (Est: HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 In imitation of an archaistic bronze gong, finely carved with stylised phoenix panels on both sides, standing on a slightly splayed foot, carved below the lipped rim with a phoenix head suspending a loose ring, the faceted handle well carved with a... [Lire la suite]

11 décembre 2022

An exquisite pair of white jade cups and stands, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 33. An exquisite pair of white jade cups and stands, Qianlong period (1736-1795).Each cup: 8.5cm (3 3/8in) diam. (2); stand: 12.3cm (4 7/8in) diam. (2). (7). Sold for HKD 2,019,000 (Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Each cup of deep bell shape raised on a ring foot that sits within the circular platform centering the stand formed by eight flared petal-shaped lobes, all on a flower-shaped footrim, the finely polished semi-translucent stone of pure white tone, one... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2022

A carved lapis lazuli boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 130. A carved lapis lazuli boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12.3 cm, overall 15.1 cm. Lot sold: 1,512,000 HKD (Estimate: 300,000 - 400,000  HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 skilfully carved with a mountainous setting, the idyllic scene featured a secluded pavilion amongst jagged rockwork and gnarled trees, the stone of a rich blue colour accentuated with streaks of gold flecks and milky-white inclusions, with a boxwood stand carved in the form of a rockwork issuing entwined pine... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2022

A finely carved and rare lapis lazuli figure of Amitabha Buddha on a white jade lotus stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3506. A finely carved and rare lapis lazuli figure of Amitabha Buddha on a white jade lotus stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); overall h. 20.8 cm. Lot sold: 1,890,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 carved seated in dhyanasana with the hands in dhyana mudra and supporting an alms bowl, dressed in ample robes with voluminous sleeves and naturalistic folds, the serene meditative face beneath tightly curled hair, the stone of a... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2022

A rare blue and white 'dragon' ewer, Qianlong period (1736-1795), the Persian metal cover and mounts 19th century

Lot 154. A rare blue and white 'dragon' ewer, Qianlong period (1736-1795), the Persian metal cover and mounts 19th century; 36.9cm (14 1/2in) high. Sold for £38,100 (Estimate £30,000-£50,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Elegantly potted of flattened pear-shape rising from a short spreading foot, moulded and painted in a vibrant cobalt blue on either side with a tear-drop-shaped panel depicting a writhing five-clawed dragon amidst clouds and flames, reserved on a dense floral meander between key-fret pattern and... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2022

A Chinese cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze ruyi scepter, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

  Lot 187. A Chinese cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze ruyi scepter, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 163⁄8 in. (41.8 cm.) long. Price Realised GBP 16,380 (Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500). © Christie's 2022 The ruyi-head terminal finely decorated in bright enamels with a pink and red bat below a blue swastika on a green ground, all within a a gilt border incised with a keyfret scroll, the shaft embellished with stylised archaistic scrolls and shou character... [Lire la suite]

25 août 2022

Cloisonné enamels from the Schroder Collection at Christie's London, 5 July - 19 July 2022

The Schroder family came to England from Hamburg in the late eighteenth century and became amongst the most successul of Europe's merchant bankers. Johann Friedrich Schroder established a trading company in London around 1801 and was later joined by his brother, Johann Heinrich (1784-1883), who set up his own business in 1818, J. Henry Schroder & Co. Johann Heinrich was succeeded by his son, Baron Sir John Henry (1825-1910), who acquired works of art on a grand scale. He displayed his extensive collection at The Dell, an old... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2022

A Guan-Type Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3593. A Guan-Type Vase, Qianlong Period (1736-1795). H 29.4cm. Sold for HKD 312,000 (Estimate HKD 100,000 - 150,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 Shaped in imitation of a bronze vessel with a square lip and square mouth, the short inner neck with a pair of looped doves on each side, the lower part of the belly tapering to a rectangular foot. The foot is broad and flat at the end, covered with a protective brown glaze. The flatter front of the abdomen and the graceful curves... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2022

A Pair of Famille-Rose ‘Ministers’ Altar Ornaments, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period

Lot 3314. A Pair of Famille-Rose ‘Ministers’ Altar Ornaments, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795). H 11.5cm H 12cm. Sold for HKD 132,000 (Estimate HKD 80,000 - 150,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022  Provenance: 1. Private collection, Nice, France, 19882. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 4 October 2016, no. 1043. Duchamp Family Collection, Paris, France. Note: This pair of famille-rose figures is one of the seven treasures of Tibetan Buddhism, with a seated civil... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2022

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

Lot 3032. A rare and large cloisonné enamel 'spring' basin, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). H 26cm D 62cm. Sold for HKD 1,200,000 (Estimate 1,000,000 - 1,500,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. An American private collection 2. Sotheby's New York, 1 and 2 December 1992, lot 167 3. The Mandel Collection 4. Christie's Hong Kong, 30 May 2012, lot 3910 5. Sotheby's London, 7 November 2018, lot 35 6. J. J. Lally, New York. Exhibited: 1. High Museum,... [Lire la suite]