01 mai 2016

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 11. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP (51,084 - 76,626 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the flaring plain body in the form of a lotus, supported on a naturalistically carved  base of ribbon-tied lotus buds and pods, the stems extending up the side of the vessel to form the handle - 18 cm, 7 1/8  in. Provenance: Bonhams London, 12th May 2011, lot 224. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres,... [Lire la suite]

01 mai 2016

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 10. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP (31,928 - 44,699 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the oval body with steep flaring sides, finely carved around the exterior with pairs of phoenix in flight and perched upon scrolling leafy magnolia, all supported on an oval flower stem foot extending up the side of the body to form the handle, the horn of reddish-brown tone - 16.8 cm, 6 5/8  in. Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2016

Exquisite objects from private hands lead Chinese Art Sale in London on 11 May

Lot 65. A Rare Gilt-Bronze Figure of Kapaladhara Hevajra, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century, 23cm. Estimate: £150,000-200,000 / HK$1,680,000-2,240,000. Photo Sotheby's LONDON.- On 11 May in London, Sotheby’s will bring to the market an exquisite selection of Chinese objects previously held in private hands. Featuring fine jades from an English private collection, early ceramics from Japanese collections, Chinese furniture from a European private collection, jades from the Fleischer collection, ceramics from the... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2016

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 10. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP (31,928 - 44,699 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the oval body with steep flaring sides, finely carved around the exterior with pairs of phoenix in flight and perched upon scrolling leafy magnolia, all supported on an oval flower stem foot extending up the side of the body to form the handle, the horn of reddish-brown tone - 16.8 cm, 6 5/8  in. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2016

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 11. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP (51,084 - 76,626 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the flaring plain body in the form of a lotus, supported on a naturalistically carved  base of ribbon-tied lotus buds and pods, the stems extending up the side of the vessel to form the handle - 18 cm, 7 1/8  in. Provenance: Bonhams London, 12th May 2011, lot 224. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 mai 2016,... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2016

A pair of famille-verte 'phoenix and peony' jars and covers, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century

Lot 391. A pair of famille-verte 'phoenix and peony' jars and covers, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (5,154 - 7,731 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. each of baluster form, brightly painted with two phoenix in flight amongst peony and other floral branches, the neck encircled by stylised floral sprays, similarly decorated to the domed covers, one cover with rim chip, Quantity: 4 - 45 cm, 17 3/4  in Sotheby's. Collections & Collectors, London, 28 Apr 2016,... [Lire la suite]

22 avril 2016

A large blue and white baluster jar, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

Lot 344. A large blue and white baluster jar, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (5,154 - 7,731 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the exterior painted with broad ruyi-shaped lappets enclosing peony scrolls, all above poetic inscriptions alternating with birds in flight amongst flowers and upright plantain leaves, the neck similarly decorated with stylised peony scrolls above a chevron band; 64.5cm., 25 3/8 in. Sotheby's. Collections & Collectors, London, 28 Apr 2016, 10:00... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2016

A Chinese Export lacquered six-fold screen, Qing Dynasty, late 18th-early 19th century

Lot 343. A Chinese Export lacquered six-fold screen, Qing Dynasty, late 18th-early 19th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP (10,308 - 15,462 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. decorated to both sides with reserves of courtly scenes, fisherman and boat racing; each panel 204cm. high by 55.5cm. wide; 6ft. 8¼in., 1ft. 10¼in.  Sotheby's. Collections & Collectors, London, 28 Apr 2016, 10:00 AM
22 avril 2016

A large pair of famille-verte Buddhist lions, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

  Lot 392. A large pair of famille-verte Buddhist lions, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP (12,885 - 19,328 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. modelled in mirror image, each beast depicted recumbent on a rectangular base painted with chilong and butterflies amongst floral sprays, one lion with its paw resting on a cub while the other grasping a brocade ball, eyes glued, Quantity: 2 - 49 cm, 19 1/4  in.  Sotheby's. Collections &... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2016

A green-enamelled ‘dragon’ jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 87. A green-enamelled ‘dragon’ jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD (10,947 - 16,421 GBP) (15,470 - 23,206 USD). Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising to a short tapered neck, the exterior finely pencilled in black and painted with green enamels, depicting two sinuous five-clawed dragons striding amongst flame wisps and stylised cloud scrolls, their front legs extended forward in pursuit of a flaming pearl, above a band of overlapping lotus... [Lire la suite]