09 avril 2020

A small square boxwood vase, Qing dynasty, 19th Century

Lot 3323. A small square boxwood vase, Qing dynasty, 19th Century; 10 cm., 4 in. Estimate 200,000 -- 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 100,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the body of square baluster lobed form rising from a short splayed foot to a narrow neck with flaring rim, the base carved with an apocryphal Qianlong four-character seal mark. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 22nd May 1984, lot 244. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2020

A finely carved spinach-green jade marriage bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3685. A finely carved spinach-green jade marriage bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 32.1 cm., 12 3/4  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,300,000 HKD (132,580 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s finely carved with rounded sides supported on four short scroll feet, rising to a tapered rim interrupted by a pair of handles carved and pierced in the form of stylised ruyi-petalled blooms stemming from elaborate foliate clusters, deftly carved... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2020

An imperial spinach-green jade double-carved screen, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3684. An imperial spinach-green jade double-carved screen, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 24.2 cm., 9 1/2  in. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,480,000 HKD (150,937 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s of circular form, meticulously carved on one side in varying levels of relief with a scene of a sage and his attendant conversing under a large overhanging tree in a rural landscape depicted with rocky cliffs and two small pavilions, the scene framed by rocks and... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2020

A yellow jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3683. A yellow jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 13 cm., 5 1/8  in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,840,000 HKD (187,652 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s of compressed form, carved with a baluster body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck and galleried mouthrim, the neck flanked by a pair openwork scroll handles, above incised scroll designs on one side of the vase, an outstretched bat depicted hovering over the vase... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2020

A yellow jade archaistic ewer and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3728. A yellow jade archaistic ewer and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10.6 cm., 4 1/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,960,000 HKD  (199,890 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s of archaistic yi form, the compressed globular body supported on a low stepped foot and rising to a slightly waisted neck and everted mouthrim, set to one side opposite the spout with a handle in the form of a stylised dragon, the cover carved with a... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2020

A white jade zhadou, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3676. A white jade zhadou, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 8 cm., 3 1/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,200,000 HKD (224,366 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s carved with a compressed globular body rising to a flaring cylindrical neck, all supported on a short splayed foot, the translucent stone of an even white colour with faint icy and russet inclusions. Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2020

A white jade 'lotus' screen with an imperial poem, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3676. A white jade 'lotus' screen with an imperial poem, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 51.3 cm., 20 1/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,200,000 HKD (224,366 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s of rectangular form, meticulously carved on one side in varying levels of relief with a scene depicting lotus pods, blossoms and leaves stemming from a pond with water ripples, the upper right corner accentuated with cloud swirls above an incised inscription... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'imitation burlwood' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3788. A rhinoceros horn 'imitation burlwood' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 12 cm., 4 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 437,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the small tapered horn carved with an irregular rim, the exterior decorated overall with small knots and concentric rings simulating a burlwood trunk, the openwork handle formed on one side with intertwining branches, the horn of a warm reddish-brown colour, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3789. An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 10.1 cm., 4 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 562,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the rich amber-toned horn tapering towards the lipped footrim, the exterior carved with a broad floral-diapered band, set to one side with an undulating handle, all below a key-fret band bordering the inner mouthrim save for the spout, wood stand. Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'Lotus' libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3787. A rhinoceros horn 'Lotus' libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century; 15 by 16 cm., 5 7/8  by 6 1/4  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the conically shaped long-tipped horn carved in the form of a cup-shaped furled lotus leaf naturalistically detailed with veins, the exterior enveloped with large furled lotus leaves and four lotus blooms, all issuing from leaf-tied thin stalks forming the base,... [Lire la suite]