09 août 2019

An iron-red and blue bowl, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 161. An iron-red and blue bowl, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850); 10.2cm., 4in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,125 GBP. © Sotheby's the raised slightly tapering foot rising to rounded sides, painted to the exterior with the bajixiang in iron-red above a band of stylised lotus scroll in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12 May 2010.

09 août 2019

A large blue and white 'Dragon' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 121. A large blue and white 'Dragon' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 43cm., 17in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. © Sotheby's the pear-shaped body rising from a short straight foot to a tall cylindrical neck, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a ferocious scaly dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl, all amidst ruyi-head cloud and fire scrolls. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A large Ming-style blue and white dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 117. A large Ming-style blue and white dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 34.5cm., 13 5/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. © Sotheby's painted to the interior with a central medallion of three cranes amongst swirling clouds around three centrally placed peaches, with a similar design to the well, below a thin classic scroll band at the rim. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12 May 2010.
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08 août 2019

A Dehua Blanc-de-Chine seated figure of Budai, Qing dynasty, late 17th-18th century 

Lot 3071. A Dehua Blanc-de-Chine seated figure of Budai, Qing dynasty, late 17th-18th century; 4 1/4 in. (11 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price Realized HKD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The plump, jolly deity modelled in a casual pose, holding a fly whisk in one hand while leaning against his cloth bag, wood stand, box. Provenance: Previously sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 April 1996, lot 717 Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 December... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2019

A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3169. A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 2,420,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The elongated oval cup carved in deep relief and in openwork around the sides with a continuous scene depicting two figures and a child in a raft travelling on a fast-flowing river towards a fisherman wading in the river with a large basket of fish amidst branches of pine... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A white and russet jade 'Gourd and insects' pebble, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3755. A white and russet jade 'Gourd and insects' pebble, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 5.2 cm., 2 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's carved in the round as a gourd growing from a vine bearing large leaves, detailed with two small insects resting on the fruit, the stone of an even white colour with russet inclusions cleverly picked out to depict the leaves and insects. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, Hong Kong, 07 april 2015 ... [Lire la suite]

03 août 2019

A celadon and russet jade 'Twin-fish' carving, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3752. A celadon and russet jade 'Twin-fish' carving, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15 cm.,  5 7/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. © Sotheby's deftly carved in openwork as two conjoined carp fish facing the same direction, the larger fish grasping in its mouth a long stem of millet meandering over their bodies, their scales exquisitely rendered with cross-hatching incisions, the stone of a celadon colour mottled with russet inclusions. ... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A calcified jade carving of a deer group, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3751. A calcified jade carving of a deer group, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 11.3 cm., 4 3/4  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. © Sotheby's finely carved in the form of a recumbent deer with its legs tucked beneath its body and a recumbent fawn held tight, the deer depicted grasping in its mouth a long leafy lingzhi spray extending over the body of the fawn, the calcified stone of pale buff colour accentuated with... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A celadon jade carving of a sampan, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3748. A celadon jade carving of a sampan, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 20.4 cm., 8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. © Sotheby's the pale green stone boldly worked in the form of a sampan, the deck with a shelter near the stern with a lady standing beneath it with an oar, two figures depicted seated at opposite sides atop a smaller shelter peering overboard, one of them holding a fish while the other reaches for something in a jar, a... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2019

A large and rare spinach jade 'Three Star Gods' table screen, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3747. A large and rare spinach jade 'Three Star Gods' table screen, Qing dynasty, 18th century; diameter 35 cm., 13 3/4  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. © Sotheby's of circular form, boldly worked in varying levels of relief with a wondrous mountain landscape, the reverse enamelled in finely incised gold lacquer with a lakeside landscape, the smoothly polished stone of deep emerald-green colour mottled with darker... [Lire la suite]