02 juillet 2021

Qing dynasty cloisonné enamel sold at Bonhams London, 7 June 2021

Lot 641. A large and rare archaistic cloisonné enamel lozenge-shaped vase, gu, Early 18th century; 46.5cm (18 2/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 35,250 (€ 40,986). © Bonhams 2001-2021. The vase of lozenge section, cast as an archaic vessel with vertical flanges on the corners decorated with key-fret designs, the bulging mid-section with stylised taotie masks, the lower and upper sections similarly decorated with hanging plantain leaves dividing lotus sprays borne on tendrils, the... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2021

A cream-glazed molded 'lotos' bottle vase, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

  Lot 581. A cream-glazed molded 'lotos' bottle vase, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); H. 33,3 cm. Estimate: €900 - €1,200. Result: € 3,300. Courtesy Nagel. Provenance: Old Berlin private collection, bought June 2nd/3rd 1987 from Lempertz Cologne, Lot 1213.  Fine Asian Art, Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020
18 novembre 2020

For The Season of Masterpieces and Collections Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Presents Four Themed Sales

  © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. HONG KONG - Christie’s Hong Kong Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auctions will take place on 30 November with four dedicated themed auctions — Imperial Glories From The Springfield Museums Collection, The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades, Inspiring The Mind — Life Of A Scholar – Official, and Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Chi Fan Tsang, Deputy Chairman, Specialist Head of Department, commented, “We are privileged to be presenting some of the finest works through... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2020

An imperial cloisonné and champlevé enamel 'phoenix' ice chest, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

  Lot 222. An imperial cloisonné and champlevé enamel 'phoenix' ice chest, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 34 x 68 x 68 cm (13 3/8 x 26 7/8 x 26 7/8 in). Estimate £ 30,000-40,000. Sold for £ 65,062 (€ 72,480). Courtesy Bonhams. Of square section with straight sides tapering to the base, divided into three horizontal registers by two raised ribs, the middle section enamelled with shou medallions within a foliate sunburst, flanked by a pair of formal lotus flowers, the top and bottom registers... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2020

A large famille rose 'luohan and lotus' punchbowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 146. A large famille rose 'luohan and lotus' punchbowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820). Diamètre: 35 cm. (13 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 5,000 - EUR 7,000. Price realised EUR 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. En forme de lotus et reposant sur un petit pied droit, les cinquante-quatre pétales sont tous ornés d'un luohan différent. Ils sont vêtus de robes souples, les visages souriants, méditatifs ou sereins, chacun tenant son attribut. Le centre de... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2020

A fine white jade tripod censer and cover, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 3022. A fine white jade tripod censer and cover, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate $100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised $527,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The compressed body is raised on three lion-mask supports and carved around the sides with an archaistic band of confronted birds' heads between the pair of openwork dragon and loose ring handles. The domed cover is carved with a similar band below a circular finial carved in... [Lire la suite]

24 mai 2020

A very pale green and russet jade boulder, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 95. A very pale green and russet jade boulder, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 8.3cm (3 1/4in) wide. Estimate: £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for £ 21,250 (€ 23,726). © Bonhams The pebble-shaped stone of a lustrous pale tone scattered with some russet patches, intricately carved in deep relief to one side with a boy clambering on a tusked elephant, standing amidst rocky outcrops and overhung by a gnarled pine branch.  Provenance: acquired from Spink & Son, Ltd., London on 7 February 1979An... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2020

A lacquer ‘leisurely pursuits’ lobed vase, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 340. A lacquer ‘leisurely pursuits’ lobed vase, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 31.5cm high. Estimate HK$ 180,000 - 220,000. Sold for HK$ 325,000 (€ 38,853). Photo courtesy Bonhams. The four-lobed baluster body rising from a spreading foot, carved with four panels depicting scholars engaging in leisurely pursuit including playing weiqi, painting on scroll, writing calligraphy on cliff walls and traveling outdoors with attendants carrying qin, all reserved on a scrolling- lotus diaper... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2020

A rare spinach-green jade 'heavenly bird' jar, zun, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 39. A rare spinach-green jade 'heavenly bird' jar, zun, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 10.1cm (4in) wide. Estimate HK$ 250,000-400,000. Sold for HK$ 312,500 (€ 37,126). Courtesy Bonhams. Of globular form, the shoulders carved in relief with three evenly spaced heavenly birds, each with its talons perched on the flared hollow foot, the wings outstretched with finely incised details at the plumage, all above archaistic scrolls delicately worked in low relief, the stone of a rich spinach-green tone with... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2020

Four rare cloisonné enamel 'flower' panels, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

  Lot 209. Four rare cloisonné enamel 'flower' panels, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820). Each 100.2cm (39 3/8in) long x 27.8cm (11in) wide. Estimate £ 100,000-150,000. Sold for £ 92,500 (€ 106,123). Photo Bonhams. Each exquisitely enamelled in vibrant tones of blue, red, pink, white and green with an abundance of flowers, with an egret standing on patchy grass beside rockwork and long stalks of poppy, canopied by overhanging branches of wisteria perched by two... [Lire la suite]