28 juillet 2015

A 'clair-de-lune'-glazed ovoid vase with chilong, China, underglaze blue Yongzheng seal mark, Qing dynasty

A 'clair-de-lune'-glazed ovoid vase with chilong, China, underglaze blue Yongzheng seal mark, Qing dynasty. Estimate 2500/3500 €. Sold 2.400 €. Photo Nagel H. 18,8 cm. Good condition Provenance: Collection Dr. Heinrich Scheufelen (1866-1948), Oberlenningen near Stuttgart, by inheritance to the present owner NAGEL. "Asian Art". Sale 722, 06/06/2015

27 juillet 2015

A large blossom-shaped transparent purple glass plate, China, wheel-cut Qianlong four-character mark, Qing dynasty

A large blossom-shaped transparent purple glass plate, China, wheel-cut Qianlong four-character mark, Qing dynasty.  Estimate 5000/7000 €. Sold 5.000 €  Photo Nagel D. 35,2 cm. Very few tiny chips to rim Property from a Bavarian noble collection  NAGEL. "Asian Art". Sale 722, 06/06/2015   
26 juillet 2015

"Three Friends: Pine, Bamboo, and Plum" at Princeton University Art Museum

PRINCETON - Because of their ability to thrive even in the harshness of winter, pine, bamboo, and plum together embody steadfastness, perseverance, and resilience. Pine and bamboo are evergreen, while plum trees blossom at the end of winter, signaling the approach of spring. Representing the ideal characteristics of a scholar-gentleman, the trio came to be known as the Three Friends of Winter. They stood as symbols of hope and sheer determination, encouraging perseverance in the face of adversity.... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2015

A white and russet jade figure of an immortal and attendant, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A white and russet jade figure of an immortal and attendant, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate  150,000 — 200,000  HKD.  Lot. sold 187,500  HKD. Photo Sotheby's tthe aged immortal sporting a long moustache and finely incised beard, carved standing grasping a spray of millet extending over his right shoulder, a boy attendant standing by his side holding a vase containing a spray of fruiting osmanthus, the jade of even white colour accented with touches of russet skin, wood... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2015

A gilt-copper and white jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A gilt-copper and white jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  80,000 — 120,000  HKD.  Lot. sold 200,000  HKD. Photo Sotheby's the arched gilt-copper sceptre elaborately cast on four sides with beribboned bajixiang, the white jade quatrefoil head worked in low relief with a bat grasping a cluster of peaches, the middle and lower plaque similarly decorated with the Buddhist Emblems, thread with red tassel; 32.8 cm., 12 7/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2015

A white jade figure of Lan Caihe, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A white jade figure of Lan Caihe, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate  100,000 — 150,000  HKD.  Lot. sold 212,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the lady immortal carved standing holding a lingzhi in her right hand and carrying a ruyi suspending a flower basket over her left shoulder, a double gourd suspended at her waist, the stone of even pale celadon-white colour, wood stand; 10.3 cm., 4 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2015, 03:15 PM
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20 juillet 2015

A pale celadon jade elephant and a spinach-green and celadon jade box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A pale celadon jade elephant and a spinach-green and celadon jade box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  40,000 — 60,000  HKD.  Lot. sold 262,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the elephant standing foursquare, caparisoned with a large saddle cloth detailed with a large sun among waves and further bats and chilong, supporting a vase incised with flowers and the yin yang symbol, wood stand; the spinach-green quatrefoil box set with of a pale celadon jade cover,... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2015

A Mughal-style embellished jade box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A Mughal-style embellished jade box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate  40,000 — 60,000  HKD.  Lot. sold 375,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of globular form, supported on a slightly recessed foot, with a domed cover and bud finial, finely inlaid around the exterior with gilt-bronze filigree forming taotie masks, interspersed with alternating pink, blue and red hardstones beads, the smoothly polished jade of pale celadon-green colour; 8 cm., 3 1/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2015

A pale celadon jade ‘peony’ censer, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A pale celadon jade ‘peony’ censer, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  30,000 — 40,000  HKD.  Lot. sold 387,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of globular form, finely reticulated in the form of a lush bouquet of leafy peonies, the domed cover similarly pierced with peony sprays, the handles formed from large peony heads; 14.3 cm., 5 5/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2015, 03:15 PM
20 juillet 2015

A white jade figure of Shoulao, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A white jade figure of Shoulao, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate  100,000 — 150,000  HKD.  Lot. sold 437,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's carved standing with an attendant carrying a peach at his side, holding a gnarled staff in its left hand, his serene face with fine features set in a benevolent expression, his robe falling in ample folds, the smoothly polished stone of even celadon-white colour: 10.1 cm., 4 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2015, 03:15 PM
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