20 novembre 2017

A blue and white rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 321. A blue and white rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). 46.3 cm, 18 1/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. painted with five small officials presenting offerings to the three star gods, accompanied by a long inscription reading Sanduo Tu ('A picture of three abundances') and four columns of stylised shou characters repeated on the neck, the rim and neck painted with bands of chevron, circles, keyfret and trellis, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]

20 novembre 2017

A blue and white bowl, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 320. A blue and white bowl, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). 21.7 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the exterior decorated with a meandering leafy scroll bearing pairs of floral blooms including chrysanthemum, peony and camellia, all between a classic scroll at the rim and a ruyi band above the foot, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing a lotus spray below a stylised chevron band at the rim. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999),... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2017

Four-lobed box with décor of dragons and characters, Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign (1736-1795)

Four-lobed box with décor of dragons and characters, Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign (1736-1795). Filled-in lacquerware. Diameter: 12.5cm Height: 7cm © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
08 novembre 2017

A White Jade Dragon and Phoenix Vase and Cover, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

Lot 27. A White Jade Dragon and Phoenix Vase and Cover, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795). Estimate £80,000–120,000. Lot sold £273,000. Photo Sotheby's. the flattened baluster body delicately carved in relief to the front face with a round panel enclosing a ferocious scaly dragon writhing amongst scrollwork, the reverse with a similar panel enclosing a phoenix, the waisted neck framed with elaborate phoenix-head handles supporting rings, with a thin archaic band and key-fret below the rim, and... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2017

A turquoise-ground 'Dayazhai' bowl, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 216. A turquoise-ground 'Dayazhai' bowl, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908). 16.8 cm, 6 5/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. covered overall in a turquoise ground, the exterior with a bird perched amongst branches of wisteria and pink roses below the iron-red Dayazhai (Studio of Great Elegance) mark and oval seal mark bearing tiandi yijia chun (heaven and earth enjoying spring as one), the base with a four-character mark yongqing... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2017

Four jade reticulated ornaments, Qing dynasty

Lot 3. Four jade reticulated ornaments, Qing dynasty. Estimate USD  2,500 - 4,000. Sold for US$ 18,750 (€16,111). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising a hinged belt-slide, each half fashioned as a bi-disc carved with a chilong, joined by a tubular connector, one half with a metal mount, the green stone with white inclusions and enhanced russet coloration; and three circular plaques, the first carved as a butterfly; the second as a shou medallion and the third as a dragon; all evenly... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2017

A white-glazed soft-paste vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 223. A white-glazed soft-paste vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). 38.2 cm, 15 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.  well-potted with a pear-shaped body supported on a short foot sweeping to a tall cylindrical neck, the exterior intricately moulded in relief with four shou character motifs surrounded by stylised kui dragons, divided by flying bats, below a ruyi head border issuing from a key fret band at the shoulders with... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

A pair of large rhinoceros horn carvings, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 179. A pair of large rhinoceros horn carvings, Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each conforming to the shape of the horn, densely carved with lotus flowers and stalks intertwining to form the openwork stem, the base of the horn carved in the form of a cupped lotus leaf, the horn of golden honey color darkening at the tip, (2 carved wooden stands); length 22 1/2 in., 57 cm. Provenance: Robert Leroy Ripley of "Ripley's Believe... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2017

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

Lot 176. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 USD. Lot sold 22,800 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the tapered horn flaring at the mouth, carved in high-relief on the exterior with mallow flowers, grapes on a vine and magnolia, each with intertwining stems forming the openwork foot, the horn of deep chestnut tone, (stand). Quantité: 2 - 6 1/2 in., 16.5 cm Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 31 mars 2005
26 octobre 2017

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th Century

Lot175. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th Century. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 22,800 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the tapered cup finely carved on the exterior with a scholar seated on a rock beneath a tree next to a flowing stream, his attendant appearing from behind another tree carrying a ruyi sceptre, all beneath wispy clouds and a flying crane at the rim, the handle formed by the trunks of two trees growing from a rocky cliff and overhanging... [Lire la suite]