25 juillet 2016

An embroidered 'Peacock' rank badge, 19th century

Lot 66. An embroidered 'Peacock' rank badge, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 This front badge is embroidered on the dark blue ground in coloured silks and gilt thread with a peacock above foaming waves and amongst cloud scrolls, Buddhist symbols and bats. It is bordered with a gilt classical scroll. The badge, 10 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (27 x 27 cm.), framed and glazed. With fraying to the top edge of the badge. A few loose threads. Some rubbing to the ground. Colours slightly dusty. Ready to... [Lire la suite]

20 juillet 2016

A Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' beaker vase, gu, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 497. A Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' beaker vase, gu, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's of archaic bronze form, supported on a splayed foot and surmounting by a wide trumpet neck flaring at the rim, the central slightly protruding section bordered with two pairs of thin raised fillets, the exterior covered overall with a smooth creamy-white glaze; 27 cm., 10 5/8  in.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Dec 2015
20 juillet 2016

A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Zhenwu, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 496. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Zhenwu, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's modelled as Zhenwu seated in a powerful stance on jagged rockwork with a tortoise and snake emerging from the crevices, dressed in martial attire with scarf over the shoulders, depicted with characteristic long combed-back hair, bare feet and mudra, with five apertures over the face; 24.1 cm., 9 1/2  in.  Provenance: The Bindley... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2016

A Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' 'chilong' vase and a Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 475. A Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' 'chilong' vase and a Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's the long flared neck of the vase decorated with a clambering chilong; the bowl with shallow rounded sides, the interior incised with a large peony blossom borne on a leafy stem; 12 and 15 cm., 4 3/4  and 5 7/8  in.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Dec 2015
20 juillet 2016

A pair of Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' 'prunus' ewers and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 472. A pair of Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' 'prunus' ewers and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's each of pear-shaped form, set with a long curved spout joined by a strut to the neck opposite an arched strap handle, appliqué decoration of flowering prunus branches to each side, with fitted cover; 11.3 cm., 4 1/2  in.  Provenance: Nicholas Pitcher Oriental Art Ltd., London. Exhibited: Marchant & Son Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2016

A 'Dehua' 'Blanc-de-chine' seated figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 334. A 'Dehua' 'Blanc-de-chine' seated figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the well modelled deity depicted seated on a woven mat, dressed in a robe falling in thick folds and draped over legs folded to one side, with arms hidden and resting on a bent knee, hair drawn up in a chignon and secured with a scarf and ruyi-form ornaments, the gently bowed head turned to the left and with a serene... [Lire la suite]

20 juillet 2016

A Dehua 'Blanc-de-chine' seated figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 310. A Dehua 'Blanc-de-chine' seated figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 32,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's modelled seated with one leg raised in a variation of lalitasana, the left arm supporting a ruyi sceptre, wearing long robes opening at the chest to reveal an ornate necklace, the face with a meditative expression, the neatly combed hair draped over by a hood, the reverse impressed with an indistinct square seal, wood... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2016

An incised white-glazed dragon' stemcup, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 280. An incised white-glazed dragon' stemcup, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 32,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's finely incised with a pair of confronting dragons vying for a 'flaming pearl' above tempestuous waves, the foot decorated with cloud scrolls and flames, covered overall in a white glaze, the interior incised with a six-character apocryphal Qianlong reign mark; 14.2 cm., 5 1/2  in.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Dec... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2016

A red-glazed vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 626. A red-glazed vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's stoutly potted, the body of globular shape, resting on a recessed base and rising to a columnar neck, covered overall in a lustrous crimson-red glaze draining to white at the mouth, the interior and base left white; 37.2 cm., 14 5/8  in.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Dec 2015
20 juillet 2016

A large blue-glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 440. A large blue-glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 87,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the pear-shaped body well potted on a spreading foot rising to a cylindrical neck, covered to the exterior in a rich blue glaze stopping neatly at the foot; 51.5 cm., 20 1/4  in.  Provenance: P.C. Lu & Sons, Hong Kong, 20th November 1986. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Dec 2015