06 octobre 2018

A superbly carved white and russet jade 'Peach and Bat' washer, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3327. A superbly carved white and russet jade 'Peach and Bat' washer, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 14.2 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate: 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,750,000 HKD (350,790 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with rounded sides rising from a flat base supported on four short splayed feet, the incurved rim worked with a rounded spout on one side, the exterior flanked by a pair of handles depicted in openwork as a cluster... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2018

A superb and large white jade 'Elephant and Vase' group, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3318. A superb and large white jade 'Elephant and Vase' group, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 16.6 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate: 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,120,000 HKD  (397,987 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. substantially worked with a well-hollowed figure of an elephant standing foursquare with its head turned backwards to face a standing young boy, caparisoned with a long tasselled saddle rug decorated on each side with five bats soaring above waves crashing... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

An extremely rare and exceptional pair of yellow jade bowls, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

  Lot 3308. An extremely rare and exceptional pair of yellow jade bowls, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 13.8 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate: 5,000,000-7,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,720,000 HKD  (857,203 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each superbly worked with deep rounded sides rising from a splayed galleried foot to a flaring rim, the smoothly polished stone of a warm and attractive yellow colour subtly suffused with russet inclusions and accentuated with dark and icy speckles, wood stands Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2018

A rare carved amethyst brush washer and stained ivory stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3402. A rare carved amethyst brush washer and stained ivory stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in.; overall 11.1 cm, 4 3/8  in. Estimate: 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD (USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely carved in the form of two adjacent lingzhi-shaped washers with a bat perched on one edge, borne on gnarled leafy stems issuing further smaller lingzhi heads with a chilong clambering atop, the beast with a... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2018

A superbly carved amber 'Prunus' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3357. A superbly carved amber 'Prunus' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11.4 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate: 300,000-500,000 HKD. Lot sold 337,500 HKD (43,052 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. carved in the form of an open prunus bloom with radiating veined petals and furled edges, the exterior exuberantly carved in openwork with intertwining stems issuing further flowering and budding prunus on the side and the base, the translucent material of a rich orange-brown tone, wood stand. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2018

A finely carved and large amber boat with scholars, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3335. A finely carved and large amber boat with scholars, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 17.5 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate: 600,000-1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (95,670 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the boat worked in the form of a substantial curved nodular log, extended to gnarled leafy branches issuing succulent peaches and blooming flowers on the raised end and around the exterior, the interior with two sages seated on either side of a long table with two cups and a qin,... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2018

A magnificent, large and rare amber figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3311. A magnificent, large and rare amber figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate: 1,000,000-1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD (159,450 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. standing with the hands folded before her belly, wearing long billowing robes hemmed with incised borders and further embellished by beaded tassels on the lower body, the bare chest adorned with a ruyi necklace and beaded tassels, the serene face with downcast eyes and a gentle... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2018

A superbly carved and rare lobed agate bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi–Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 3605. A superbly carved and rare lobed agate bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi–Yongzheng period (1662-1735); 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate: 800,000-1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD (159,450 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the luminous stone with natural swirls and ripples of scarlet red and yellow on a translucent ground, exquisitely carved with shallow rounded sides elegantly rising from a short foot to a rim divided into eight lobes meticulously accentuated with subtle yet defined ridges and... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2018

An extremely rare large imperial gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3626. An extremely rare large imperial gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 53.7 cm, 21 1/8  in. Estimate: 10,000,000-15,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 47,481,000 HKD (6,056,676 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly and heavily cast seated upright in dhyanasana with hands folded in dhyanamudra, the dignified figure rendered adorned with exquisite beaded jewellery with floral settings,  the serene expression accentuated with a downcast gaze between... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2018

A rare embellished gold 'peach' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3430. A rare embellished gold 'peach' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 11.7 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate: 1,000,000-1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD (191,340 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly modelled with each half of the box and cover forming a hollow peach meticulously joint together through an interlocking mechanism between the gnarled branches, each side of the exterior decorated with curling leafy stems extending across the rounded body, centred in... [Lire la suite]