14 janvier 2017

Triple Long-Necked Bottle Vase (Gui), Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736–1795)

Triple Long-Necked Bottle Vase with Double Dragon Roundels and Elongated Curly Dragons (Gui), Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong mark and period (1736–1795). Porcelain painted in underglaze blue. H. 40.3 cm (15 7/8 in.); diam. 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.). Bequest of Janis H. Palmer, 1986.948. The Art Institute of Chicago ©2015 The Art Institute of Chicago

14 janvier 2017

A large famille-verte double-gourd vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 94. A large famille-verte double-gourd vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Estimate 18,000 — 22,000 GBP. Sold 22,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s. the larger lower bulb brightly painted with peony branches issuing from pierced rocks below ruyi clouds and a keyfret band, the waisted shoulder encircled by shaped floral cartouches reserved on a diaper band below a chevron border, the upper gourd similarly decorated with chrysanthemum and lily in a garden with pierced rocks below a foliate... [Lire la suite]
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14 janvier 2017

An underglaze-blue and green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 230. An underglaze-blue and green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Sold 10,625 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s. the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, boldly painted in underglaze-blue outlines filled with green enamels, the exterior depicting two five-clawed dragons pacing amongst ruyi clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls above a lappet band, all between underglaze-blue lines at the rim and foot, the base with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2017

An imperial coral carving of a dragon, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3655. An imperial coral carving of a dragon, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. intricately carved in the round as a scaly dragon writhing sinuously amist ruyi-shaped cloud swirls, its ferocious expression depicted with bulging eyes and an open mouth revealing its tongue, its back carved with tumultuous cresting waves, wood stand - 20.3 cm., 8 in. Note: Coral carvings of figures and animals, designed as... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2017

A rare agate 'double ram' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3769. A rare agate 'double ram' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  naturalistically carved and skilfully hollowed to the interior in the form of a recumbent ram with its head turned backwards, its young resting by its side whilst suspending a sprig in its mouth, both animals detailed with ruyi-shaped tails, the opaque stone of a variegated warm amber tone, wood stand - 9.6 cm., 3 3/4 ... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2017

Vase with raised grooves in Song style, Qing dynasty, Reign of the Yongzheng emperor (1723-1735)

Vase with raised grooves in Song style, Qing dynasty, Reign of the Yongzheng emperor (1723-1735), China, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with crackled glaze, guan ware. H. 9 1/4 in x Diam. 5 3/4 in, H. 23.5 cm x Diam. 14.6 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P2280 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture This vessel's shape and its net-like crackled glaze were common among official (guan) wares produced at the imperial kilns during the Southern Song... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2017

Vase in a Song dynasty style, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Vase in a Song dynasty style, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795), China, Jiangxi province. Porcelain, guan ware. H. 8 3/8 in x Diam. 5 3/4 in, H. 21.3 cm x Diam. 14.6 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P2321 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture
08 janvier 2017

A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

Lot 3792. A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 937,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the tapered horn carved on the exterior with an irregular surface with subtle ridges and knots simulating a tree trunk, one side detailed in high relief with a gnarled branch and thin twigs issuing prunus blossoms of varying sizes and extending across the exterior and onto the interior of the cup, the horn patinated to a dark... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2017

A carved rhinoceros horn ‘Lychee’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

Lot 3782. A carved rhinoceros horn ‘Lychee’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,120,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. carved on the exterior with stems issuing long furled leaves, floral blooms and two lychees, the lychees detailed with various floral-diaper grounds, the undercut handle formed with two undulating stems, the horn of a warm chestnut tone lightening to a rich amber colour towards the mouthrim, wood stand; 15.2 cm., 6... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A rhinoceros horn ‘Figural Landscape’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

Lot 3793. A rhinoceros horn ‘Figural Landscape’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,480,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the tapered horn meticulously carved on the exterior with a continuous scene depicting several figures amidst an idyllic riverscape laden with large overhanging wutong and pine trees, the tranquil setting quaintly accented with a few bridges, pavilions and pagodas, the rippling waters detailed with swirl... [Lire la suite]