22 février 2018

An Imperial celadon and brown jade 'Yuqing gong bao' seal

Lot 3072. An Imperial celadon and brown jade 'Yuqing gong bao' seal, the seal Ming dynasty, the carved inscription Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820): 3.9 by 4.9 by 4.9 cm., 1 1/2  by 7 7/8  by 1 7/8  in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 10,840,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 of square form with a slanted trapezoid top, surmounted by a broad arched knop in an archaistic style, the smoothly polished stone of pale celadon colour figured... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2018

An Imperial white jade 'Xiumu Jiayin' seal, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing Period (1796-1820)

Lot 3071. An Imperial white jade 'Xiumu Jiayin' seal, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing Period (1796-1820); 6.6 by 6.9 by 6.9 cm., 2 5/8  by 2 3/4  by 2 3/4  in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 10,840,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 of square form with a slanted trapezoid top, surmounted by a large single-horn chilong carved in high relief, detailed with bushy eyebrows and flaring nostrils, its strong limbs with well-combed hair and powerful claws, the curling body... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2018

Gregg Baker Asian Art at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

A figure of Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) dressed in elaborately decorated flowing robes which she holds up with her left hand and in her right hand she has a large basket containing a fish, China, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century. Lacquer and gilt wood, 88 x 42 x 28 cm (34.8 x 16.8 x 11.3 in.). Gregg Baker Asian Art (Stand 260). © TEFAF 2018 A figure of Amida Buddha standing on an elaborately decorated lotus pedestal base with the hands in the an-i-in mudra, Japan, Kamakura period, 12th-13th century. Gilt wood. Height... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2018

A white jade figure of Shoulao, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3041. A white jade figure of Shoulao, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 16.5 cm., 6 1/2  in. Estimate 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013. the immortal portrayed standing with a gentle smile on his face framed by a finely incised beard, below arched brows and expressive wrinkles on his forehead, sporting a small cap on his characteristically bulging tonsured head and dressed in a plaited robe with ample sleeves, fastened at the waist... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2018

A fine and rare white jade dish, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3039. A fine and rare white jade dish, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 17 cm., 6 2/3  in. Estimate 400,000 - 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 937,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013. of shallow form, resting on a low, square-cut footring, finely carved with wide rounded sides gently everted before the sharp rim, with a well-defined circular floor on the interior, the translucent stone of even white tone with a fine silky smooth polish. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th October... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2018

A white jade 'Bat and Shou symbol' washer, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3038. A white jade 'Bat and Shou symbol' washer, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12.5 cm., 4 7/8  in. Estimate 600,000 - 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,600,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the lobed sides of quatrefoil section, supported on four small slightly flared ruyi feet, the rim finely carved with a bat spreading its wings grasping a beribonned shou character in its mouth, the character carved in openwork extending the width... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2018

A highly unusual and exquisite pair of white and famille-rose lotus-leaf ink palettes, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735

Lot 11. A highly unusual and exquisite pair of white and famille-rose lotus-leaf ink palettes, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). White palette 9.4 cm., 3 3/4 in. Enamelled palette 10.3 cm., 4 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,820,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011 each delicately hand-modelled out of thin translucent porcelain in the shape of a curled lotus leaf with a short attached stalk, pierced with worm-eaten holes and with veins finely incised on the inside and raised in... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2018

A small iron-red decorated 'Dragon' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2576. A small iron-red decorated 'Dragon' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6.3 cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot Sold 62,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2008 the deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, decorated on the exterior in iron-red with a pair of dragons playfully striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' through flames and cloud swirls and above splashing waves, all between double-line borders, inscribed on the base with an... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

Anonymous (Qing dynasty), Rubbing of "Prajnaparamitahridaya" (The Heart of the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom)

Lot 934. Anonymous (Qing dynasty), Rubbing of "Prajnaparamitahridaya" (The Heart of the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom). Dated thirteenth year of the Yongzheng reign (1735) Inscribed and signed by Prince He (1712-1765), with one seal He qin wang bao. Hanging scroll, ink on paper, tielimu scroll ends. 56 ½ x 30 7/8 in. (143.5 x 78.5 cm.). Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 85,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2017. Provenance: Baron Alexander von... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2018

A massive famille-rose jardinière, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 493. A massive famille-rose jardinière, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Diameter 24 1/2  in., 62.2 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 112,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2014. heavily potted, the shallow jardinière decorated on the exterior with a lotus pond with peonies and chrysanthemums, with birds, bees and butterflies in flight above.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 18 March 2014