16 novembre 2013

Bonhams presents the right snuff: The Speelman Collection of Chinese 'Imperial Tribute' Snuff Boxes

A very fine and rare hardstone-mounted gilt-bronze 'auspicious peaches and bats' oval snuff box and cover, Qianlong, circa 1740-1770. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams.  HONG KONG.- Elaborate snuff boxes will be offered at The Speelman Collection of Chinese ‘Imperial Tribute’ Snuff Boxes sale to be held at 1pm on 24 November at the Island Ballroom of the Island Shangri-La Hotel.  In 18th century Europe, every socially prominent gentleman (and many ladies) enjoyed the occasional pinch of snuff, the ground tobacco providing an... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2013

Chinese Jades from the Mr O.J.R. Allen Collection at MARCHANT

Horse and monkey – M2883. Recumbent horse with monkey on its back. Qianlong, 1736-1795 From the collection of Mr O.J.R. Allen. LONDON - Coinciding with Asian Art Week in London, Marchant are delighted to announce the exhibition and sale of the private collection of Mr O.J.R. Allen, comprising of 36 jade animal carvings.Mr Allen was a trademark attorney who began collecting in 1977 and continued for 30 years.The exhibition contains 36 of the most important pieces from his personal collection, selected for their colour,... [Lire la suite]
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18 octobre 2013

Imperial Chinese 'elephant' hat stand for sale at Bonhams offers more than a place to hang your hat

A very rare Imperial gilt-bronze hat stand, Qianlong. Estimate: £80,000 - 120,000 (€94,000 - 140,000) (HK$ 1 million - 1.5 million). Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON - An exceptional and very rare Imperial gilt-bronze 'elephant' hat stand estimated to sell for £80,000 to £120,000 in Bonhams Fine Chinese Art sale on November 7, was made by the Imperial workshops in Guangzhou as tribute to the Qing Court. The 49cm (19 inch) tall gilt-bronze hat stand embellished with semi-precious stones can be counted amongst the finest works... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2013

Fall Asian Decorative Arts Auction at Bonhams San Francisco achieves over $2.15 million

A blue and white glaze and famille-rose enameled porcelain moon flask, Qianlong mark. 9 1/2in (24cm) high. Sold for $87,500; Est. 2,000-3,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams.  San Francisco—Bonhams Asian Decorative Arts auction on October 9 followed directly on the heels of the firm's Samurai auction which successfully concluded in the New York sales room the prior day. The San Francisco auction was a solid success, achieving a result of more than $2.15 million with 84% of the lots sold. The sale saw consistent results from strong... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2013

Qianlong, Man’s court robe, 1736-1795

Man’s court robe. Chinese; Manchu, Qing; Qianlong, Man’s court robe, 1736-1795, Silk slit tapestry weave (kesi) with fur trim; Length: 143.5 cm (56 1/2 inches), Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.390.  RISD Museum (c) RISD Museum The strict rules of dress for the eighteenth-century Chinese court reserved the color yellow for the emperor and his consort’s use. The design of this man’s court robe features not only the imperial five-clawed dragon but other symbols also restricted to the emperor’s use: the sun, moon,... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2013

Plate of of "Hercules at the Crossroads", China, Jingdezhen and Canton, Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), Qianlong era (1736 - 1795) .

Plate of of "Hercules at the Crossroads", China, Jingdezhen and Canton, Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), Qianlong era (1736 - 1795), 1760 to 1770. Porcelain, painted in black, iron red and gold. H. 3.8 cm, D. 32.3 cm. PO 3124. Porcelain Collection. © Dresden State Art Collections 2013 Since about 1720 porcelain painting workshops in China began to paint on porcelain exports to Europe with Christian and ancient mythological scenes. As templates corresponding figures came from Europe, including many... [Lire la suite]


04 août 2013

La collection de porcelaines chinoises de la Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida à Lisbonne

Aiguière Gomil "D. Manuel", Dynastie Ming, Règne Zhengde (1506-1521). Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbonne Kendi, Dynastie Ming, Règne Jiajing (1522-1566). Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbonne Kendi, Dynastie Ming, Règne Jiajing (1522-1566). Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbonne Jarre aux carpes, Dynastie Ming, Règne Jiajing (1522-1566). Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbonne Plat "Fontanges". Porcelaine chinoise d'exportation, vers 1722, dynastie Qing, règne Kangxi... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2013

Imperial Chinese dragon moonflask hidden for a century for sale at Bonhams

A stunningly beautiful flask made for the Qianlong Emperor is estimated to command a price of £500,000 to £800,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON - A stunningly beautiful flask made for the Qianlong Emperor and hidden for a century will be sold at Bonhams on 7th November 2013. The turquoise vase with its rampant red Imperial dragon is estimated to command a price of £500,000 to £800,000 because of its rarity, beauty, and its Imperial provenance, says Colin Sheaf, Bonhams Asia Chairman. This flask is one of less than five such... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2013

Emperor Qianlong

Emperor Qianlong (in hanfu) by European Qing court painter Giuseppe Castiglione.  Imperial Concubine Ling (1727-75),consort of Qianlong and her son future emperor Jiaqing. Later created Empress Xiaoyichun.  Consorts of the Qianlong Emperor of Qing Dynasty.
24 mai 2013

A Massive Chinese Black, Gilt And Red Lacquered Twelve-Panel Screen. The Black Lacquer Panels Qianlong With Date Inscription

A Massive Chinese Black, Gilt And Red Lacquered Twelve-Panel Screen. The Black Lacquer Panels Qianlong With Date Inscription For 1784 And Later Mounted Within A Red And Gilt Lacquer Frame. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Depicting various courtly pursuits including an Emperor with dancers, ladies at their toilette and scholars gatherings all within relief-carved scarlet and gilt panels of stylized fretwork and auspicious symbols, the reverse carved with a lengthy inscription; 133 in. (333 cm.) high, 22 in. (56 cm.)... [Lire la suite]


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