24 mai 2015

A magnificent and very rare blue and white octagonal shaped moon flask, China, Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng Mark and Period

A magnificent and very rare blue and white octagonal shaped moon flask, China, Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng Mark and Period (1723-1735). Estimate 200 000 € / 300 000 € © Cambi Casa D'Aste The octagonal shaped moonflask in the centre has a central roundel that surrounds a magnificently paint- ed and detailed pair of quails: They are depicted standing amongst millet stalks and ground-protruding aster branches on a grassy mound.One the reverse side two geese are finely... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2015

A large brush pot, Huanghuali. China, Qing dynasty

A large brush pot, Huanghuali. China, Qing dynasty. Estimate CHF 15 000 / 25 000 (€ 14 290/ 23 810).  Photo Koller Auctions. height 21 cm, diameter 22.5 cm. KOLLER. Asian Art (Himayalas and China): Sale A173AS, 02 June 2015 10:00
16 mai 2015

A turquoise porcelain 'purse' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period

A turquoise porcelain 'purse' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period.  Estimate  20,000 — 30,000 HKD (2,389 - 3,584 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. 5.1 cm., 2 in. Provenance: Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd, 1997.  Literature: Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 6, Hong Kong, 2007, no. 1167.  Sotheby's. Snuff Bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection: Part... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2015

An 'iron-imitation' porcelain snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th- 19th century

An 'iron-imitation' porcelain snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th- 19th century. Estimate  30,000 — 40,000 HKD (3,584 - 4,779 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. 7.5 cm., 3 in. Provenance: Robert Hall, London, 1990. Literature: Robert Hall, Chinese Snuff Bottles III, London, 1990, cat. no. 71.Lindsey Hall, 'Trompe L'Oeil and Chinese Snuff Bottles - Part Two: AnExamination of Porcelain Imitations’, Journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Autumn 1998, p.... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2015

A moulded white porcelain 'boy and double-gourd' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century 

A moulded white porcelain 'boy and double-gourd' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate  40,000 — 60,000 HKD (4,779 - 7,168 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 4.3 cm., 1 3/4  in. Provenance: Universal Antiques and Fine Arts Co., Taipei, 2006. Robert Hall, London, 2006.  Literature: Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 6, Hong Kong, 2007, no. 1196. ... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2015

A carved pale-yellow porcelain 'Hugong' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A carved pale-yellow porcelain 'Hugong' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  240,000 — 260,000 HKD (28,673 - 31,063 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 6.7 cm., 2 5/8  in. Provenance: Robert Hall, London, 1993.  Exhibited: Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles in the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, British Museum, London, 1995, cat. no. 237. Chinese Snuff Bottles in the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1997. ... [Lire la suite]


13 mai 2015

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Auction series to take place on 1 & 2 June

An Imperial enamelled glass ‘ladies in landscape’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, Beijing, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$4,000,000–5,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. A Beijing enamelled gold ‘European subject’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$240,000–280,000.  Photo: Sotheby's. A Beijing enamelled ‘garden scene’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$1,600,000–1,800,000.... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2015

A blue and white 'Hundred Antiques' jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A blue and white 'Hundred Antiques' jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,713 - 4,070 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body painted with vases of flowers, incense burners, a qin and other antiques, all below a narrow chevron border at the shoulder, 19.4cm., 7 5/8 in.  Provenance: W. Dickinson, London (prior to 1911).Collection of Leonard Gow (1859-1936).Sotheby's London, 13th May 1943, lot 41 (part lot). ... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2015

A pair of blue and white bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A pair of  blue and white bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP (6,783 - 9,496 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. each body with deep rounded sides, finely painted around the exterior with figures from classical literature, the interior with a medallion enclosing a scholar at rest, the base with apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark in underglaze-blue. Quantité: 2 - 16.5cm., 6 1/2 in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 13 mai 2015, 11:00 AM
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08 mai 2015

Tokyo Chuo Auction sale features Imperial treasures from the Ming and Qing court

The star lot of the Imperial Treasures sale is a magnificent famille-rose “hundred deer” vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795) (Est.: HK$5,000,000-10,000,000/US$650,000-1,300,000). Photo Tokyo Chuo Auction. HONG KONG.- Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong will hold its Spring Sales from 27 to 28 May 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong featuring more than 400 fine and rare Chinese paintings, ceramics and works of art and tea wares, including many precious art pieces from Japanese collectors. A special theme sale,... [Lire la suite]