29 novembre 2022

A carved lapis lazuli boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 130. A carved lapis lazuli boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12.3 cm, overall 15.1 cm. Lot sold: 1,512,000 HKD (Estimate: 300,000 - 400,000  HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 skilfully carved with a mountainous setting, the idyllic scene featured a secluded pavilion amongst jagged rockwork and gnarled trees, the stone of a rich blue colour accentuated with streaks of gold flecks and milky-white inclusions, with a boxwood stand carved in the form of a rockwork issuing entwined pine... [Lire la suite]

25 novembre 2022

A finely carved and rare lapis lazuli figure of Amitabha Buddha on a white jade lotus stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3506. A finely carved and rare lapis lazuli figure of Amitabha Buddha on a white jade lotus stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); overall h. 20.8 cm. Lot sold: 1,890,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 carved seated in dhyanasana with the hands in dhyana mudra and supporting an alms bowl, dressed in ample robes with voluminous sleeves and naturalistic folds, the serene meditative face beneath tightly curled hair, the stone of a... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2022

An extremely rare iron-red 'dragon' meiping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 376. An extremely rare iron-red 'dragon' meiping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795). Height 13¼ in., 33.6 cm. Sold for 327,600 USD (Estimate 12,000 - 15,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Note: This extremely rare meiping is spiritedly painted with ascending and descending dragons in iron-red enamel. Only one similar meiping is known, bearing a six-character Yongzheng mark, sold in our London rooms, 13th December 1977, lot 523 and illustrated in... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2022

An iron-red holy water vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 373. An iron-red holy water vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Height 8¾ in., 22.2 cm. Sold for 32,760 USD (Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 27th November 2020, lot 106 (part lot). Note: A vase of this form and design can be seen in a painting by Giuseppe Castiglione, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, showing the Qianlong Emperor seated under a pine tree with a table to his right set with several treasures from his... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2022

A celadon-glazed 'peony scroll' yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 410. A celadon-glazed 'peony scroll' yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17¼ in., 43.8 cm. Sold for $10,080 (Estimate $6,000 - $8,000). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Acquired prior to 1995. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022
20 novembre 2022

A rare copper-red-glazed bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 374. A rare copper-red-glazed bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Diameter 5⅞ in., 14.9 cm. Sold for $15,120 (Estimate $8,000 - $12,000). © Sotheby's 2022 Note: This unique vessel is exceedingly rare for its shape with a domed base terminating in a slightly convex center. Fired upside down in the kilns, the present lot is entirely covered with a lustrous copper-red glaze save for the mouth rim. Compare a Yongzheng blue-glazed covered example, but with a white-glazed base and a... [Lire la suite]

03 novembre 2022

A white jade 'phoenix' circular plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th century

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 108. A white jade 'phoenix' circular plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 5.2 cm. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD (Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the flat plaque with a slightly convex principal side, rendered with a phoenix curled up in a roundel, its body with finely incised plumage, the other side detailed with a smaller bird shown in profile, the smoothly polished stone of even white colour with a... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2022

A very rare huanghuali painting table, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 14. A very rare huanghuali painting table, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 171 by 89.5 by h. 86.5 cm. Lot sold: 10,055,000 HKD (Estimate: 6,000,000 - 8,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the top of a standard mitred, mortise-and-tenoned frame with a four-board floating panel, surmounting a narrow recessed waist and a straight apron decorated with confronting stylised kui dragons rendered in beaded angular... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2022

A rare 'clair-de-lune'-glazed 'hundred rib' jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 205. A rare 'clair-de-lune'-glazed 'hundred rib' jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Width 10¼ in., 26 cm. Lot sold: 126,000 USD (Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from an American Private Collection. Provenance: Offered at Sotheby's New York, 6th December 1989, lot 192.Michael B. Weisbrod, Inc., New York, 1990. Exhibited: Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, 1982-1989 (on loan). From Kilns of Kings and Commoners, Michael B. Weisbrod, Inc., New... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2022

A yellow-glazed incised 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 728. A yellow-glazed incised 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Diamètre : 12 cm. (4 3⁄4 in.). Price Realised EUR 44,100 (Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000). © Christie's 2022 Provenance: Private UK Collection, assembled prior to 2000. Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 27 june - 12 july 2022