20 mai 2016

A rare 'Guangzhou imperial tribute' stained ivory 'peony and pomegranate' ruyi sceptre, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 107Y. A rare 'Guangzhou imperial tribute' stained ivory 'peony and pomegranate' ruyi sceptre, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Sold for £35,000 (€45,700). Photo: Bonhams. Exquisitely carved in relief and openwork as a gnarled tree branch bearing auspicious lingzhi fungus and naturalistically rendered sprays of flowering narcissus with long leafy stems to one end, the arched shaft entwined with subsidiary branches and gracefully curling leaves stained in bright green, scattered with small blossoming peony flowers... [Lire la suite]

20 mai 2016

A stained ivory 'lingzhi' brushwasher, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 106Y. A stained ivory 'lingzhi' brushwasher, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€6,500 - 10,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. Finely carved in the form of a shallow section of a large lingzhi fungus with two cloudlike swirls, issuing further lingzhi and green leafy tendrils that curl into the interior, naturalistically carved with two crawling beetles and a delicate orchid. 19cm (7 1/2in) wide Provenance: a European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and thence by descent  ... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2016

A rare and large archaistic 'sweet white' jar, Qianlong period (1736-17395)

Lot 65. A rare and large archaistic 'sweet white' jar, Qianlong period (1736-17395). Sold for £50,000 (€63,979). Photo: Bonhams. The ovoid body rising from a slightly flaring foot to a waisted neck, carved in low relief with a band of archaistic foliate chilong with bodies arranged in angular scrollwork, all below upright leaf tips on the broad neck and a key-fret band encircling the rim, covered overall with a translucent white glaze of a pale bluish tone. 49.5cm (19 1/2in) high Notes: Monochrome wares... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2016

A Ming-style blue and white lantern-shaped jar, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 53. A Ming-style blue and white lantern-shaped jar, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Sold for £12,500 (€15,994). Photo Bonhams. Painted in vibrant blue with flowers, leafy sprigs, stylised waves and lotus enclosed within an Islamic-style geometric honeycomb pattern, between bands of floral scrolls, the short straight foot with a band of demi-florettes and the wide neck with a border of stylised breaking waves, Japanese box. 23.5cm (9 1/4in) high (2). Notes: In Chinese, this jar was commonly known as... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2016

A Chinese export porcelain polychrome 'pseudo Tobacco Leaf' decoration large scalloped dish, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

Lot 185. A Chinese export porcelain polychrome 'pseudo Tobacco Leaf' decoration large scalloped dish, Qianlong Period (1736-1795). Estimate 3 000 € / 4 000 €. Photo Veritas Art Auctioneers 32,5x40,5 cm  VERITAS ART AUCTIONEERS, LISBOA. Antiquités, Objets d'Art, Argenterie & Bijoux (Partie 1), le 17 Mai 2016 à 21h00
17 mai 2016

An armorial scalloped saucer, for the Portuguese market, Qianlong Period, ca. 1740

Lot 214. An armorial scalloped saucer, for the Portuguese market, Qianlong Period, ca. 1740. Estimate 3 200 € / 5 000 €. Photo Veritas Art Auctioneers Chinese export porcelain. Blue, red and yellow decoration depicting Berain inspirated strapwork and D. José Ribeiro da Fonseca Figueiredo e Sousa coat-of-arms, Bishop of Oporto under the name of D. Frei José Maria da Fonseca e Évora, 5th Service. 17,5x17,5 cm Literature: Nuno de Castro, "A Porcelana Chinesa ao Tempo do Império", p. 135;Alberto Varela Santos,... [Lire la suite]

17 mai 2016

A pair of polychrome "Tobacco Leaf" decoration plate warmers, Chinese export porcelain, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

Lot 191. A pair of polychrome "Tobacco Leaf" decoration plate warmers, Chinese export porcelain, Qianlong Period (1736-1795). Estimate 8 000 € / 12 000 €. Photo Veritas Art Auctioneers Diam.: 25 cm (small restorations) VERITAS ART AUCTIONEERS, LISBOA. Antiquités, Objets d'Art, Argenterie & Bijoux (Partie 1), le 17 Mai 2016 à 21h00
17 mai 2016

A pair of "Boar Head" tureens and covers, Chinese export porcelain, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

Lot 200. A pair of "Boar Head" tureens and covers, Chinese export porcelain, Qianlong Period (1736-1795). Estimate 12 000 € / 18 000 €. Photo Veritas Art Auctioneers Polychrome Famille Rose, rouge-de-fer, lilac, grisaille and white decoration naturalistically representing boar's head; 30x36x25 cm, (restorations) Literature: Michel Beurdeley, "Porcelaine de la Compagnie des Indes", p. 175, cat. 99. VERITAS ART AUCTIONEERS, LISBOA. Antiquités, Objets d'Art, Argenterie &... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2016

A pale celadon jade archaistic ‘duck and lotus’ group, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 8. A pale celadon jade archaistic ‘duck and lotus’ group, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's worked recumbent with its webbed feet tucked underneath its body, the head turned sharply backwards with a leafy lotus spray grasped in its beak, its wings folded on the sides, finely detailed with plumage and adorned with stylised mythical beasts reserved on a leiwen ground, the tail and the legs carved with archaistic scrolls, the... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2016

A rare carved and imperially inscribed pale celadon jade table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 40. A rare carved and imperially inscribed pale celadon jade table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate £30,000 – £50,000 ($43,380 - $72,300). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The front is intricately carved with a mountainous landscape scene, featuring small houses and pagodas amidst tall pine and wutong trees, below gilt-decorated clouds and two cranes in flight. The reserve is delicately inscribed and gilt with a long poetic inscription, ending with two seals... [Lire la suite]