25 mars 2015

A rare Imperial zitan 'Shou character' model, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare Imperial zitan 'Shou character' model, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD (34,183 - 45,577 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the bowl-shaped model carved with rounded sides rising to an everted galleried rim, resting on a slightly splayed foot with a galleried footrim, the body decorated in columns of three with neatly incised and gilt with one hundred and twenty variations of the shou character, the flat top with a circular raised fillet bordering... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2015

A finely carved Imperial zitan stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A finely carved Imperial zitan stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (56,972 - 79,760 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. The rectangular top framed on the sides with an upright fence carved with shou medallions reserved against a wan-diapered ground, resting on a waist pierced with elongated apertures, all above a base boldly carved in openwork with birds perched on thin twigs, the scenes detailed with pine blossoms, bamboo leaves and prunus... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

An Imperial rubbing of the Prajnaparamita Sutra, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated to 1775

An Imperial rubbing of the Prajnaparamita Sutra, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated to 1775. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD (91,155 - 113,943 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. rubbing of the Qianlong Emperor's copy of the Xinjing (Prajnamaramitra Sutra, or 'Heart Sutra') dated to thexinwei year, corresponding to 1751), calligraphy in xingshu (running script), rubbed on five sheets of black paper within a border of archaistic kui dragons, followed by a four-page... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A rare Imperial gilt-decorated jade book, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare Imperial gilt-decorated jade book, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD (227,887 - 341,830 EUR). Photo Sotheby's comprising six rectangular white jade plaques of translucent celadon-white colour, the zitan front cover inlaid in metal with the characters suijing jingzhi ('Pacification of the Frontier Borders'), the first page gilt-decorated in two tones of silver with a stylised shou character flanked by a pair of scaly dragons... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A large white jade tripod incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A large white jade tripod incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD (227,887 - 341,830 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the even white stone finely worked with a compressed globular form resting on three lion masks terminating in short cabriole feet, the shoulder flanked by a pair of dragon handles suspending a loose ring, finely decorated in low relief with a pair of taotie masks above a scroll band, the domed cover worked in... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A zitan box with a painting by Huang Nian, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period and a bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han Dynasty

A zitan box with a painting by Huang Nian, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period and a bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han Dynasty. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD (284,858 - 341,830 EUR). Photo Sotheby's comprising a zitan box bordered along the edges with a key-fret band, constructed with a slidable rectangular panel forming the opening of the box; a circular zitan panel centred with a circular aperture, well carved on one side with four phoenix soaring amidst... [Lire la suite]


24 mars 2015

A rare 'Langyao' red-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A rare 'Langyao' red-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD (79,760 - 102,549 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the baluster body elegantly rising from a spreading foot to a tall waisted neck and flared rim, the base of the neck collared with a protruding rib, the exterior covered in a lustrous rich red glaze of crushed raspberry tone, the glaze evenly suffused with a network of fine crackle throughout, the interior and recessed base covered with a crackled glaze with a... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A rare blue and white alms bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare blue and white alms bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (68,366 - 91,155 EUR). Photo Sotheby's well potted with a compressed globular body, the exterior and interior both similarly decorated with a dense ground of composite floral scrolls, including lotus and peony blossoms, all wreathed in curling leaves borne on the undulating stems, the outer rim bordered with a 'classic' scroll band, the well-fitted domed cover similarly decorated on the... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2015

An amber-glazed seal with Buddhist lion final China, Qing dynasty, 19th century

An amber-glazed seal with Buddhist lion final China, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $13,750 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of tall rectangular form, surmounted by a Buddhist lion shown seated with head turned to one side and mouth open in a roar, with stylized mane separated in curls, and the tail tucked to one side, the seal reads chun feng shu hua lu yang chuan (Spring breezes paint a landscape of green willows and boats) - 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high ... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2015

A glazed biscuit figure of a Luohan, China, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A glazed biscuit figure of a Luohan, China, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Shown seated on a grass mat atop a rocky outcrop, with left leg bent and holding a fan in his left hand, wearing layered robes of purple and blue color, the well-detailed face with pronounced cheekbones, nose and long eyebrows; 15 7/8 in. (40 cm.) high The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD... [Lire la suite]


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