06 octobre 2016

Collecting history gathers at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale in London

 LONDON.- Bonhams is offering an exceptional selection of Chinese ceramics and works of art in its Fine Chinese Art sale to be held on Thursday 10 November at Bonhams New Bond St, during London’s Asian Art Week.  Leading the early ceramic section of the sale is an exceptionally rare Ding tripod incense burner, dating to the Northern Song/Jin dynasty, 12th century, estimated at £80,000-120,000. Modelled after a Han dynasty bronze container, lian, and counted amongst ‘the five classic wares’, the Ding vessel is an... [Lire la suite]

04 octobre 2016

A rare yellow jade archaistic vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 56. A rare yellow jade archaistic vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular section, finely modelled with a central section with gently rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to a tall waisted neck and everted rim, the neck flanked by a pair of openwork chilong handles, below a raised band detailed with taotie masks and scrollwork motifs, all above bands of pendent and upright blades... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2016

A large and rare Chinese Jade group, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 30. A large and rare Chinese Jade group, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 35,000 - $40,000. Price Realized incl. BP:$39,680. Photo Mosgreen. depicting the "hehe erxian" riding on a "raft boat", carrying a large jar, the stone pale celadon, the "raft" grey to mottled brown, supported on an original polychrome ivory base; 14.3cm long, 8.2cm high (Jade). Provenance: A Sydney old private collection Mosgreen. The Spring Auction Series, 16/11/2015
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02 octobre 2016

A rare tobacco leaf decorated porcelain exportation plate, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 90. A rare tobacco leaf decorated porcelain exportation plate, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 1500€ - 2500.00 €. Photo Czerny's Carved, octagonal shape; finely decorated with a variation of the famous tobacco leaf depicting enameled flowers, leaves and buds. 41 x 33. x 4.5 cm.  Notes: A similar plate was sold at Christie’s, SALE 5912 – CHRISTIE’S INTERIORS; 9 December 2014, London, South Kensington; lot. 46. See also Christie’s, SALE 11640 – CHINESE EXPORT ART; 21 January 2016, New... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2016

A collection of Compagnie des Indes Qianlong period's tea pots at Marques Dos Santos , Porto

Lot 70. Large Chinese Porcelain 'Sailor's farewell' Teapot, China, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 2 500 € / 3 500 €. Photo Marques Dos Santos, Porto. globular shape, decoration in famille rose enamels and gold representing romantic farewell on a seaport. Dim.:17,5cm. For similar cf. HERVOUET, 'La porcelaine de compagnie des Indes', p. 54, image 2.48.  Lot 75. Chinese Porcelain 'La Laitière et le Pot au Lait' Teapot, China, Qianlong period... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2016

Four Qianlong period's Chinese Porcelain Teapots at Marques Dos Santos, Porto

  Lot 32. Chinese Porcelain Powder blue Pair of Miniature Teapots, China, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 1 200 € / 1 500 €. Photo Marques Dos Santos, Porto. globular shape, coral and gilt decoration of rooster medallions on a deep powderblue ground. Dim.:11,5cm. Lot 34. Large Chinese Porcelain Famille Noire Teapot, China, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 900 € / 1 200 €. Photo Marques Dos Santos, Porto. globular shape, floral gilt decoration on a famille noir background.... [Lire la suite]

30 septembre 2016

An imperial inscribed large pale green jade 'Wang Xizhi and goose' boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 50. An imperial inscribed large pale green jade 'Wang Xizhi and goose' boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the substantial boulder boldly worked on one side with the bearded scholar, Wang Xizhi, next to a kneeling attendant holding a goose, all amidst a rocky landscape arboured with wutong trees and portrayed with mountainous cliffs forming the background, the upper right section incised with an imperial... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2016

An imperial inscribed white jade paperweight, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated jiawu year (in accordance with 1774)

Lot 70. An imperial inscribed white jade paperweight, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated jiawu year (in accordance with 1774). Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the translucent white rectangular panel inscribed on each short end with four characters respectively readingQianlong jiawu (jiawu year of the Qianlong reign [1774]) and zhongqiu yuti ('imperially inscribed in the second month of autumn'), flanking four evenly spaced Tang dynasty poems... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2016

A pale celadon jade 'immortals and landscape' table screen and original gilt-bronze stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 62. A pale celadon jade 'immortals and landscape' table screen and original gilt-bronze stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the rectangular slab of pale celadon colour mottled with icy inclusions, one side worked with two immortals in loose flowing robes and an attendant in a rocky landscape set with a pavilion and detailed with running river streams, one immortal rendered holding a lingzhi stem, the other tending a deer,... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2016

An exquisite white jade 'birds and rockwork' group, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 5. An Exquisite White Jade ‘Birds and Rockwork’ Group, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Est. HK$1 – 1.5 million / US$129,000 – 194,000. Photo: Sotheby's. the lustrous white stone exquisitely worked in the form of a pair of birds, possibly mandarin ducks, against layers of pierced and jagged rockwork, one bird partially concealed behind the other, each meticulously rendered with a short beak and a shapely and finely incised crest atop the head, the plumage picked out with precision, one webbed... [Lire la suite]