29 mai 2019

A pair of famille rose ‘daji’ double-gourd wall plaques, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 3146. A pair of famille rose ‘daji’ double-gourd wall plaques, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 19 5/8 x 13 3/8 in. (50 x 34 cm.). Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 937,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  Each plaque is moulded as a flattened double gourd vase supported on a simulated wood stand and decorated with a turquoise trompe l’oeil ribbon tied at the waist. The upper and lower sections are decorated with roundels enclosing the gilt characters... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2019

A magnificent and extremely rare jadeite 'longevity' boulder, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 146. A magnificent and extremely rare jadeite 'longevity' boulder, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 17.3cm (6 3/4in) wide. Estimate: HK$3,500,000 - HK$4,500,000. Sold for HK$ 4,855,625 (€ 552,786) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Masterfully carved in varying levels of relief with Shoulao holding a long lingzhi stem, accompanied by two attendants carrying a peach and a fruiting peach branch, crossing a bridge by a flowing waterfall, approaching an inclined path leading to a... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2019

A set of ten large famille rose standing Immortals, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 251. A set of ten large famille rose standing Immortals, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820). The tallest 32cm (12 1/2in) high. Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each modelled standing wearing brightly enamelled robes and holding their attribute, comprising Shoulao, Cao Guojiu, Zhang Guolao, Lan Caihe, He Xiangu, two figures of Lü Dongbin, Han Xiangzi, Li Tieguai and Xiwangmu.  Provenance: one figure of Lü Dongbin acquired from Bonhams London,... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A pair of large iron-red and blue and white ovoid vases and covers, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 1167. A pair of large iron-red and blue and white ovoid vases and covers, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 20 7/8 in. (53 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  Each vase is finely decorated around the body in vivid underglaze blue and bright iron-red enamels with a writhing five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl amongst clouds, above crashing waves encircling the foot. The covers are decorated with bats and... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A set of ten famille rose nesting bowls, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 1366. A set of ten famille rose nesting bowls, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820). Largest 4 3/8 in. (11.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The set of ten is finely painted in famille rose enamels with scenes of ladies, officials, and attendants, engaged in various leisurely pursuits..  Note: The exceptionally small size of the present vase suggests that it was a novelty piece, and probably made for a treasure box or a small... [Lire la suite]
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