18 février 2019

A rare and finely carved red lacquer Daoist scripture box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 809. A rare and finely carved red lacquer Daoist scripture box and cover, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 13 ½ in. (33.9 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The sliding cover finely carved through the red lacquer layers to the ochre ground with an intricate scene of an assembly of Daoist immortals, each narrow side carved with a five-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst clouds above a rock formation emerging... [Lire la suite]

07 février 2019

A cinnabar lacquer 'chun' peach-shaped box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2754. A cinnabar lacquer 'chun' peach-shaped box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 20 cm., 7 7/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the cinquefoil lobed cover finely carved to the top through the red and green layers with a large chun ('spring') character centred with a medallion enclosing Shoulao and rising above a bowl overflowing with auspicious emblems, reserved against red and green radiating... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2019

A small pair of hardstone-inlaid gilt-bronze censers and covers, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2714. A small pair of hardstone-inlaid gilt-bronze censers and covers, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 13 cm., 5 1/8 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 740,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 each lobed rectangular body finely cast and chased to each side with leafy lotus strapwork reserved on a ring-punched ground, the broad everted lobed rim inset with a celadon jade and edged with a keyfret band, all raised on four elephant-head legs, the domed... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2019

A white jade bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2725. A white jade bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 11.7 cm., 4 5/8 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 620,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 well carved with deep rounded sides supported on a straight footring, the translucent stone of an even white tone with small opaque inclusions. Provenance: John Sparks Ltd., London.A Private English Collection (acquired from the above on 12th June 1969).S. Marchant & Son Ltd., London. ... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2019

A finely carved white jade cupstand, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2627. A finely carved white jade cupstand, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,940,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The interior finely carved in high relief with two five-clawed dragons, each chasing a 'flaming pearl', flanking a lotus-form receptacle, the everted rim incised with a keyfret pattern, the semi-translucent stone of even pale tone, box.  Previously sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 25 October... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2019

A spinach jade 'Dragon' cupstand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2732. A spinach jade 'Dragon' cupstand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 17 cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 800,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 of rectangular form, supported by a low foot, the dish with an everted keyfret rim, the inside carved in high-relief with two ferocious dragons in mutual pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', all surrounding a waisted cup pedestal in the centre, encircled by bands of bosses and lappets, the stone of varying tones... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2019

A large Canton enamel vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2718. A large Canton enamel vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 47.6 cm., 18 3/4 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,460,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the ovoid body finely painted with four horsemen riding in a rocky landscape, amid leafy trees and Western-style buildings, joined by farmers with their horses on the other side of the mountain, all beneath a light blue sky with floating clouds, set with a waisted neck detailed with... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

A white jade reticulated 'Scholar and garden' incense holder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2730. A white jade reticulated 'Scholar and garden' incense holder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 22.5 cm., 8 7/8 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,580,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. of cylindrical form, intricately carved in openwork with a bearded scholar leaning against a gnarled mulberry tree, accompanied by an attendant holding a bucket and a towel in front of a pavilion near a stream, all in a continuous rocky landscape with... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

A large and impressive cinnabar lacquer 'chun' peach-shaped box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2642. A large and impressive cinnabar lacquer 'chun' peach-shaped box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 38 cm., 14 7/8 in. Estimate 1,300,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,820,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the cover finely and deeply carved through red, green, black and yellow layers with a peach-shaped panel enclosing the character chun ('spring') centred with a medallion enclosing Shou Lao and rising above a large bowl overflowing with... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2019

A fine celadon white jade 'Immortal and Auspicious Plants' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2724. A fine celadon white jade 'Immortal and Auspicious Plants' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 44.5 cm., 17 1/2 in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,180,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. elegantly carved with an S-shaped profile, the terminal decorated in low relief with an immortal with a long walking stick, accompanied by an attendant in a rocky landscape with a pavilion in the background, the slender shaft finely adorned with sprigs... [Lire la suite]