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. 

11 octobre 2016

Sotheby's to offer the first Chinese imperial firearm ever to appear at auction

The first Chinese firearm with an imperial reign mark to be offered at auction. ‘The Supreme Number One’; Estimate: £1,000,000-1,500,000 (HK$10,270,000-15,410,000 / US$1,330,000-1,990,000). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On 9 November 2016, Sotheby’s in London will present the first Chinese firearm with an imperial reign mark to be offered at auction. Created for the Qianlong Emperor of the Manchu Qing dynasty – arguably the greatest collector and patron of the arts in Chinese history – this brilliantly designed and... [Lire la suite]
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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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