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]
22 mai 2022

A finely carved white jade 'tribute bearers' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3624. A white jade 'dragon' alms bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), later inscribed Qianlong nian zhi mark; h. 13.5 cm. Lot sold 2,646,000 HKD (Estimate : 2,000,000 - 4,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the De An Tang Collection. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd December 1976, lot 731. Christie's Hong Kong, 29th April 2002, lot 557. Literature: Sotheby's Hong Kong – Twenty Years: 1973-1993, Hong Kong, 1993, pl. 512. ... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2022

A white jade 'dragon' alms bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3624. A white jade 'dragon' alms bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 16.3 cm. Lot sold 3,150,000 HKD (Estimate : 2,500,000 - 5,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the De An Tang Collection. Provenance: Christie's London, 7th June 1993, lot 152. Christie's Hong Kong, 30th April 2000, lot 602. Exhibited: A Romance with Jade: From the De An Tang Collection, Yongshougong, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, cat. no. 5. Note: This bowl is notable for the rich... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2022

A white jade barbed vase, Gu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3621. A white jade barbed vase, Gu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 22 cm. Lot sold 882,000 HKD (Estimate : 1,000,000 - 1,200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the De An Tang Collection. Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 29th April 1996, lot 698. Exhibited: A Romance with Jade: From the De An Tang Collection, Yongshougong, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, cat. no. 126. Note: Deceptively simple in its refined form and design, the present vase displays the technical... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2022

A white and russet jade 'chilong' flower receptacle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3620. A white and russet jade 'chilong' flower receptacle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 11.7 cm. Lot sold 252,000 HKD (Estimate : 200,000 - 400,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the De An Tang Collection. Exhibited: A Romance with Jade: From the De An Tang Collection, Yongshougong, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, cat. no. 3. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art including Jades from the De An Tang Collection and Gardens of Pleasure – Erotic Art from the... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2022

A superb white jade 'pine' flower receptacle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

 Lot 3619. A superb white jade 'pine' flower receptacle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 15.4 cm. Lot sold 2,520,000 HKD (Estimate : 2,500,000 - 4,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the De An Tang Collection. Exhibited: A Romance with Jade: From the De An Tang Collection, Yongshougong, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, cat. no. 9. Note: Carved from a lustrous white jade stone with attractive russet highlights, the present flower receptacle is... [Lire la suite]