19 octobre 2016

A fine and rare spinach-green jade brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 17. A fine and rare spinach-green jade brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of cylindrical form raised on three ogee-bracket feet, the exterior deftly carved in various levels of relief with scholars engaged in various leisurely pursuits, including one painting at a table within a retreat, others resting in a forest of pine and paulownia trees, further scholars on a rocky outcrop beside a river and some... [Lire la suite]

18 octobre 2016

An imperial pale celadon jade 'ziqiang buxi' seal, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 8. An imperial pale celadon jade 'ziqiang buxi' seal, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of square form, surmounted with a ferocious dragon with bulging eyes and flaring nostrils above long curling whiskers, the body, detailed with scales and flowing mane, tightly coiled and crouching on its haunches, with a 'flaming pearl' below its jaws, surrounded by dense cloud scrolls, the seal face deeply and crisply carved with the... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2016

Basin,Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated 1774

Basin,Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95), dated 1774. Jade (nephrite). H. 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm); W. 29 15/16 in. (76. 1 cm); D. 16 15/16 in. (43 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.689) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This basin, embellished with dragons chasing flaming pearls through a cloud-filled landscape, bears on its interior a poem by the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1735–96), indicating that the piece was inspired by an enormous jade wine container believed to have been commissioned by Khubilai Khan... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2016

A rare imperial white jade 'chilong' paperweight, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3711. A rare imperial white jade 'chilong' paperweight, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the translucent jade smoothly polished and skilfully worked as a chilong with a sinuous body terminating in a bifurcated scrolling tail, the serpentine mythical beast further rendered with a single curling horn flanked by its ears; 16.2 cm, 6 3/8  in. Provenance: The Art &... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A superbly carved imperial white jade recumbent horse, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3706. A superbly carved imperial white jade recumbent horse, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. skilfully worked as a recumbent horse with its front legs gently bent and its head resting atop its front hooves, the muscular body rendered with taut haunches terminating in a long tail swept to its left, the narrow and long head detailed with a pair of wide and alert eyes, below its finely incised... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A finely carved celadon jade boat, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3634. A finely carved celadon jade boat, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,375,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. worked in the form of a flat-bottomed boat on a bed of swirling waves, the bow covered with an arched woven roof and the mast folded on the side, with a long bamboo stick leaning diagonally against the roof hanging a cloak, the prow rendered with a standing figure steering the... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2016

A very finely carved white jade 'champion' vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3710. A very finely carved white jade 'champion' vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,875,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the even white stone worked as a pair of tubular vessels resting on splayed feet, flanking a falcon standing atop the head of a bear, the falcon depicted extending its wings across the exterior of both vases, the falcon's tail and the bear's hinquarters protruding from between the vessels on... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A Ming-style blue and white moon flask, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 160. A Ming-style blue and white moon flask, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,911 - USD 38,867). Price Realised HKD 350,000 (USD 45,331). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The vase is painted on both sides with a complex geometric pattern infilled with floral scroll, lattice and wave motifs, tessellating around a central six-pointed star to form a large meander, each of the compressed sides of the vase with a raised boss on the mid-body decorated... [Lire la suite]
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13 octobre 2016

A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon' rectangular moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3700. A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon' rectangular moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795).  Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,080,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the rectangular body sweeping up from a short rectangular foot to a slightly broad shoulder and surmounted by a slender tubular neck flanked by a pair of chilong handles, each side exquisitely painted in shaded tones of cobalt blue with a pair of dragons... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2016

Paperweight in the shape of a bitter melon, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)

Paperweight in the shape of a bitter melon, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95). Jade (jadeite). H. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); H. incl. base 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); W. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); D. 1 9/16 in. (4 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.655) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.