23 avril 2018

Intriguing Vatican and Sharjah Museum collections explore Islamic faith and culture

Taqsireh (Lady festive jacket), Palestine, late 19th or early 20th century, Vatican Anima Mundi Museum, inv. 112314.  Photo © Vatican Museums.  CANBERRA.- Fine embroidered textiles, camel and horse saddles, musical instruments and carved amulets, headline a new exhibition on view at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, which showcases intriguing objects from the Anima Mundi Museum, the section of the Vatican Museums devoted to extra-European collections, and the Sharjah... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2018

An Imperial 'famille rose' 'Eighteen Luohan' vase , Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 17. An Imperial 'famille rose' 'Eighteen Luohan' vase , Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 37.2 cm, 14 1/2  in. Estimate 100,000 — 200,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. well potted with a wide cylindrical body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall slender waisted neck with a flared rim, the neck flanked by a pair of archaistic iron-red and gilt C- shaped handles, the body finely enamelled with a continuous scene of the Eighteen Luohan within a rocky landscape,... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2018

Circular box decorated with the character for spring and a bowl of treasures, Qing dynasty, Reign of the Qianlong emperor

Circular box decorated with the character for spring and a bowl of treasures, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795). Carved red lacquer. H. 5 in x Diam. 20 3/4 in, H. 12.7 cm x Diam. 52.7 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60M317.a-.b © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture The cover of this box is remarkable both for the range of lacquer colors employed and the fine detail of the carved decoration. The large... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A very rare pair of embroidered gauze military official's rank badges of panthers, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 18th century 

Lot 2152. A very rare pair of embroidered gauze military official's rank badges of panthers, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 16 in. (41 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Made for a sixth rank military official, each is finely embroidered in counted stitch on a dark blue gauze ground with a panther, biao standing between two upright rock formations surrounded by clouds, above... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A rare pair of gold and silver embroidered civil official's rank badges of egrets, buzi, Qing dynasty, 18th century 

Lot 2151. A rare pair of gold and silver embroidered civil official's rank badges of egrets, buzi, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 9 1/2 in. (24 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Made for a civil official of the sixth rank, each is similarly worked primarily in gold and silver wrapped thread on a blue gauze ground with the bird shown facing the sun as it alights on a rock. The birds are flanked by a pair... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A fine Ming-style blue and white cylindrical jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2288. A fine Ming-style blue and white cylindrical jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 475,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The jar is well painted in the Ming-style to simulate 'heaping and piling'. The main register on the mid-body is decorated with five lotus blooms, each flower is encircled by its stem and set within a star-pattern formed by ten rhomboid petals, all against a complex... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2018

A rare famille rose inscribed scroll-form wall vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2370. A rare famille rose inscribed scroll-form wall vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 740,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012  The vase is finely potted in the form of a book scroll. One end of the scroll has an opening to the vase and is enamelled with a pink diamond diaper ground. The other end of the scroll is decorated with branches bearing magnolia and inscribed with a two-line poem written in... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2018

A fine miniature blue and white 'Birds' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2237. A fine miniature blue and white 'Birds' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price realised HKD 300,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012  The baluster-shaped vase is surmounted by a columnar neck, and painted to the exterior with twenty nine birds amidst flowering plum trees and rocks. There are two further flying birds painted to the interior of the neck near the mouth rim. The base is glazed white,... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2018

A rare doucai 'Dragon' double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2199. A rare doucai 'Dragon' double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,340,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012 The vase is elegantly potted with an olive-shaped upper bulb above a compressed globular body, applied with two high arched handles. It is finely enamelled to one side of the lower body with two descending dragons picked out in tones of green and aubergine enclosing... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2018

Vase en porcelaine de la famille rose, Chine, dynastie Qing, marque et époque Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 181. Vase en porcelaine de la famille rose, Chine, dynastie Qing, marque et époque Jiaqing (1796-1820); 33 cm, 13 in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 €. Lot sold 360,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's 2011.  la panse globulaire sous un long col évasé flanqué de deux anses ajourées en forme de chauves-souris, émaillé à l'imitation des cloisonnés de fleurs de lotus encadrées de dragons et phénix dans des rinceaux stylisés sur fond turquoise, l'épaulement agrémenté de palmes et frise de... [Lire la suite]