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]
11 mai 2017

A large cloisonné enamel moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 168. A large cloisonné enamel moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 58 cm, 22 3/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000. Lot sold 77,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the flattened circular body, rising from a short oval spreading foot to a cylindrical neck and gilt-bronze-mounted everted rim, applied to the shoulders and neck with two gilt-bronze phoenix-scroll handles, decorated to each side in bright enamels with a dense design of peony amongst leaves and rockwork on a turquoise... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

Sotheby's London sales of Chinese art total £6.5 Million

Lot 138. A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Large Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 44.5cm. Est. £400,000-600,000 / HK$3,860,000-5,790,000. Sold for £1,568,750 / US$2,035,453 / HK$15,876,533. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s May series of Chinese art sales in London concluded today having realised a combined total of £6,537,125 / US$8,481,920 / HK$66,158,976 – a sum in excess of the pre-sale estimate of £3.4-5 million. A selection of ceramics and works of art across the... [Lire la suite]