02 décembre 2020

A rare and large three-colour lacquer 'chun' incised gilt box and cover, Qianlong six-character mark and of the period

Lot 143. A rare and large three-colour lacquer 'chun' incised gilt box and cover, Qianlong six-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 38cm (15in) diam. Estimate HK$ 800,000-1,200,000. Sold for HK$ 815,000 (€ 87,847). Photo: Bonhams. The cover with rounded sides crisply carved through red, dark green and yellow layers of lacquer with a large chun 'spring' character above a large lobed dish filled with treasures in the centre within a red, yellow and dark green radiating panel, a circular... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2020

The Collection of James and Marilynn Alsdorf Goes up for Auction in New York

James and Marilynn Alsdorf, pictured in Miami in 1950. Photograph courtesy of the consignor For renowned Chicago collectors and philanthropists James and Marilynn Alsdorf, collecting art represented a unique opportunity for exploration, adventure, and the pursuit of beauty. ‘We looked for objects,’ Marilynn said, ‘to delight our eyes and our souls.’ Over the course of their four-decade marriage, the couple assembled a remarkable collection of artworks and objects spanning all eras and areas of the world. ‘The Alsdorf Collection is... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2020

China Guardian Hong Kong's "Objects of Desire: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art" achieves US $1.28M

  HONG KONG.- China Guardian Hong Kong July Auction 2020 “Objects of Desire: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art” completed with outstanding results, achieving nearly HK$ 10 million, and received heated online and offline bidding.Mr. Wang Jing, General Manager of Ceramics and Works of Art of China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd, says, “This is the first auction of China Guardian (Hong Kong) this year. We stood together to serve our clients who were not unable to attend our auctions in HK, by offering online and offline... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2020

A large blue and white 'lança' stem cup, Qianlong six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 123. A large blue and white 'lança' stem cup, Qianlong six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795). Diamètre: 14,6 cm. (5 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 5,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 11,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. La coupe est ornée de caratères lanca parmi des rinceaux de lotus surmontant une frise de pétales stylisés. Le pied est rehaussé de frises de motifs floraux et de pendeloques suspendus à des têtes de ruyi. L'intérieur est... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2020

Impressive Chinese imperial porcelains highlight Freeman's Asian Arts Auction

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On Friday, June 19, Freeman’s will offer over 200 carefully selected lots in its Asian Arts auction. Spanning centuries and countries, the sale is a compelling offering of furniture, porcelains, jades, textiles, sculpture and fine art from across the Far East, including a group of ancient Chinese bronzes from a private Main Line collection and a selection of mark and period Chinese porcelains of the Qing dynasty. CHINESE IMPERIAL PORCELAINSThe sale includes a fine selection of elegant imperial... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2020

A cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' circular box and cover, Qianlong six-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 32. A cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' circular box and cover, Qianlong six-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 18.5cm (7 1/4in) diam. Estimate HK$ 600,000-800,000. Sold for HK$ 900,000 (€ 106,925). Courtesy Bonhams. Of cylindrical form with straight sides, the cover carved with three ferocious five-clawed dragons emerging from raging waves in mutual pursuit of the flaming pearl, the base and interior lacquered black with the rims gilt, the interior engraved with a four-character longwen... [Lire la suite]

03 mars 2020

A fine and very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

Lot 1998. A fine and very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1736-1795); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 280,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The bowl well painted in underglaze-blue around the exterior with two sinuous dragons striding amidst clouds and flames, divided by two shaped cartouches containing the characters fu, 'prosperity', and shou,... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2020

A carved red lacquer 'Nine dragon' box and cover, Qianlong six-character incised and gilded mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1446. A carved red lacquer red lacquer 'Nine dragon' box and cover, Qianlong six-character incised and gilded mark and of the period (1736-1795); 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 158,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The top well carved with a writhing three-clawed dragon encircled by four other dragons striding amidst churning waves, the sides of the box similarly decorated, the details of the waves and scales finely rendered, all supported on a... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

Four small lemon yellow-enamelled saucers, Qianlong six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the per

Lot 166. Four small lemon yellow-enamelled saucers, Qianlong six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1736-1795); 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) diam. Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000 (USD 39,090 - USD 65,150). Price realised GBP 85,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The saucers are modelled with rounded sides and supported on a slightly splayed foot. They are covered to the exterior and interior with a bright lemon-yellow enamel and the bases are applied with a transparent glaze.... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A pair of lemon-yellow-enamelled flared cups, Qianlong six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 162. A pair of lemon-yellow-enamelled flared cups, Qianlong six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam. Estimate: GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,424 - USD 15,636). © Christie's Images  Ltd 2019. The cups have flared sides with a slightly everted rim and are supported on a ring foot. They are covered to the interior, exterior and base with a bright lemon-yellow enamel. Provenance: Private English Collection, formerly in a private collection... [Lire la suite]