04 décembre 2016

Pair of powder blue glazed baluster vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century and a flower basket dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2008. Pair of powder blue glazed baluster vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century and a flower basket dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 EUR (1,596 - 2,128 USD). Photo Van Ham. Porcelain covered with powder blue glaze, painted with gold. On the body twelve lotus blossoms between tendrils. On the broad shoulder and the straight neck borders with lucky symbols. Border with stylized lotus leaves. Height 34.3cm, width about 24.5cm. Double ring, but later. Condition B/C. Hairline crack at the neck of... [Lire la suite]

04 décembre 2016

Celadon glazed square cong form vase, Qing dynasty, Six-character Tongzhi mark in underglaze blue (1861-1875)

Lot 2004. Celadon glazed cong form vase, Qing dynasty, Six-character Tongzhi mark in underglaze blue (1861-1875). Estimate: 2,000 - 2,400 EUR (2,128 - 2,554 USD). Photo Van Ham. Porcelain with thick celadon green glaze. Square cong shape decorated with the triagramms in relief on round glazed footring. Height 27.7cm, width 13.3cm. Six-character Tongzhi mark in underglaze blue. Condition A/B. Van Ham. Asian Art, Auction 384 (08/12/2016) 
30 novembre 2016

A white jade 'Boy and Drum' carving, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 100. A white jade 'Boy and Drum' carving, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. finely carved kneeling holding a large drum, with a beribboned musical chime in his left hand and a lotus pod in the right hand, his round face with fine features set in a merry expression, his head flanked by small tuffets of hair, the stone of even white colour - 3.9 cm, 1 1/2  in. Notes: Jade carvings of boys playing drums include one from the E.T. Chow collection, sold... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2016

A superb pale celadon jade 'Boy and Hobby Horse' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 158. A superb pale celadon jade 'Boy and Hobby Horse' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. depicted as a striding boy holding the reins of the hobby horse with one hand, the other holding a long leafy lotus stem, the softly polished stone of an even colour with some opaque inclusions - 8.3 cm, 3 1/4  in. Exhibited: Auspicious Emblems. Chinese Cultural Treasures - 45th Anniversary Exhibition of the Min Chiu Society, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2016

A superb white jade 'Fisherman and Boy' group, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 134. A superb white jade 'Fisherman and Boy' group, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the joyful scene lively rendered, depicting a crouching fisherman resting hand on a basket, his left hand holding the shoulders of a young boy grasping a fish by his side, the elderly gentleman's face detailed with fine features set in a merry expression, framed by a straw hat and a finely incised beard - 8.5 cm, 3 3/8  in. Notes: This fine... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2016

An exceptional white jade 'Boy and Cat' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 15. An exceptional white jade 'Boy and Cat' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. depicting a young boy standing next to a small cat crouching by his side and looking up at the boy, the figure depicted looking at a small butterfly on his shoulder and holding a large palm leaf in his left hand, the weathered leaf extending over his shoulder and down his back, the cherubic figure accentuated with small tuffets of hair at the top of his head and... [Lire la suite]

27 novembre 2016

A yellow jade 'yingxiong' group, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century

Lot 203. A yellow jade 'yingxiong' group, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. skilfully worked in the round as a falcon perched atop the muscular back of a recumbent mythical beast, forming the rebus yingxiong (champion), the stone of an attractive warm yellow colour with faint russet inclusions and dark speckles - 5.7 cm, 2 2/8  in. Deftly modelled in the round, this piece is notable for its naturalistic rendering of the bird which... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2016

A fine white jade bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 129. A fine white jade bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's; superbly carved with deep rounded sides rising to a gently everted rim, supported on a neatly cut footring, the smoothly polished stone of even pale celadon-white colour with light occasional cloud inclusions - 15.6 cm, 6 1/8  in. Notes: Perfectly proportioned and finished to a lustrous sheen to draw attention to the quality of the jade, the sensitive modelling and lack of any... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2016

A superb white and russet jade ‘Phoenix and Peach’ carving, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 10. A superb white and russet jade ‘Phoenix and Peach’ carving, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's; the translucent and substantial stone skilfully worked in the form of a phoenix grasping in its beak a meandering sprig of peaches, the mythical bird finely portrayed with well-rendered plumage and a long furcated tail curling towards the front, the front of the design further decorated with ruyi cloud scrolls, the lustrous white... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2016

Imperial Copy of Su Shi's Letter, Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799), Qing dynasty

Imperial Copy of Su Shi's Letter, Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799), Qing dynasty. Folding fan, ink on paper, 16.5 x 47 cm © National Palace Museum. Hongli, known by his temple name Gaozong and more often by his reign name Qianlong, was on the throne for 60 years. Highly knowledgeable in Chinese culture, he was also a gifted writer and enjoyed composing prose and poetry. He was a capable painter and especially practiced calligraphy. His poetry and calligraphy, also appearing in engravings, are particularly numerous. This folding fan... [Lire la suite]