23 mai 2017

A fine and very rare large robin’s egg-glazed double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3205. A fine and very rare large robin’s egg-glazed double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 12 7/8 in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,803 - USD 38,705) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The generous double-gourd shape glazed inside and out with a robin’s egg glaze which falls to the edge of the broad unglazed ring encircling the similarly glazed concave centre of the base. Japanese wood box Provenance: Kochukyo Co. Ltd., Tokyo, acquired in 2004 ... [Lire la suite]

23 mai 2017

A rare famille rose lime-green ground ‘Western figures’ cong-form vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3215. A rare famille rose lime-green ground ‘Western figures’ cong-form vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 8 ¾ in. (22 cm. high), box. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,600,000 (USD 193,524 - USD 335,442) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each side of the vase is delicately enamelled with a scene of Western figures engaged in various pursuits by a riverbank, between a lime-green ground decorated with foliate sprays, with the vertical edges, mouth rim and base of neck highlighted in gilt. The interior and base are... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2017

Paintings of Flowers by Yun Shouping in Qing Dynasty (1636-1912)

Painting on Tricolour Amaranth with an Inscription Paintings of Flowers, Depicted on the Paintings of Flowers are twelve kinds of flowers, namely, water lily, pear blossom, narcissus, peach blossom, alumroot, poppy, camellia, guava, morning glory, double phoenix, cinnamomum ramulus and tricolour amaranth. The painter adopted a new painting skill, that is, stippling directly without sketching the outline in depicting these flowers, giving rise to a novel and unique style of each one. Through such free and elegant painting... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2017

A wucai ‘chicken’ cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3022. A wucai ‘chicken’ cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000 (USD 45,168 - USD 58,073). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup is painted around the exterior depicting a cockerel on one side and a hen watching over her small chicks on the other side, divided by two clusters of flowers emerging from rocks. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark in a double square. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s London,... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2017

A rare and large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Inlaid He Chaozong seal mark, Qing Dyna

Lot 108. A rare and large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Inlaid He Chaozong seal mark, Qing Dynasty. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £851,000 (€1,006,052). Photo: Bonhams. The finely-cast deity seated cross-legged in dhyanasana, with a dhoti falling over the legs, the hands resting in dhyana mudra, wearing loose robes well decorated along the hem with scrolling lotus flowers, draped around the shoulders and open to reveal the bare chest and an inner garment tied at the waist,... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

A gilt-bronze figure of Padmasambhava, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 171. A gilt-bronze figure of Padmasambhava, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 23 cm, 9 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, holding a vajra in the right hand and a skull cap in the left, wearing a dhoti, a shawl around the shoulders and a monk's cap, the face with a contemplative expression framed by pendulous ears Provenance: Acquired in China between 1900-1936.Thence by... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2017

A pair of cinnabar lacquer dishes, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

  Lot 148. A pair of cinnabar lacquer dishes, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 32.8 cm, 12 15/16  in. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each on metal body and of lobed circular form, with shallow everted sides supported on a short tapered foot, carved through rich layers of cinnabar lacquer, the interior with a central peony medallion surrounded by five bats in flight and eight sprays of floral blooms and leaves, encircled... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

A small white jade 'crane' boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 273. A small white jade 'crane' boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 40,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of rounded irregular form fashioned in varying layers of depth with a craggy mountainscape, the front depicting two cranes facing a fast flowing waterfall cascading over a precipice, beneath a pine tree,  the reverse carved with a further tree branch extending from jagged rockwork, the stone of an even... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

A white jade brushwasher, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 114. A white jade brushwasher, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 13.4 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 52,500  GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly domed base with central button, finely carved in medium relief to the interior with branches of flowering begonia, the exterior with branches of flowering chrysanthemum, the stone of very pale celadon-white tone. Provenance: Purchased from John Sparks Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

A gilt-bronze figure of a Sadaksari Avalokiteshvara, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 174. A gilt-bronze figure of a Sadaksari Avalokiteshvara, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 24.5 cm, 9 5/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the figure seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the principle hands in namaskaramudra, the secondary hands holding a flower and a bhodi bead, the serene face bearing a compassionate expression with eyes cast downwards, the hair neatly drawn up in... [Lire la suite]