17 février 2019

A rare pale greyish-white jade slender pear-shaped vase, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong incised six-character fanggu mark and of

Lot 805. A rare pale greyish-white jade slender pear-shaped vase, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong incised six-character fanggu mark and of the period (1736-1795); 7 ½ in. (19.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 The slender ovoid body tapering to a tall neck that flares slightly towards the mouth rim, with a pair of mask and loose-ring handles carved on the shoulders and two similar handles on each side of the lower body, the semi-translucent... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2019

A finely carved white jade archaistic rhyton, China, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 804. A finely carved white jade archaistic rhyton, China, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 The lower body carved in relief around the sides with a sweeping, abstract design of a finely detailed, winged dragon, its head forming the base, all below a narrow rope-twist border separating it from a field of small detached scrolls on the upper body, with a narrow key-fret band encircling the shaped rim, the... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A yellow jade « chilong » vase and cover, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 803. A yellow jade « chilong » vase and cover, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 Well carved in relief around the body with a chilong on one side and two smaller chilongon the reverse pursuing a flaming pearl, the neck flanked by a pair of S-shaped handles, the cover with C-shaped finial, the stone with some russet mottling Provenance: Louis Joseph, London, no. 3826 (according to... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A yellowish-green jade ruyi scepter, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 802. A yellowish-green jade ruyi scepter, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 The handle well carved with a dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst clouds, the terminal carved with an archaistic taotie mask, the stone of yellowish green color, hongmu stand. Provenance: P. C. Lu & Sons, Ltd., Hong Kong, 1986.The Irving Collection, no. 462. Note: Yellow jade was highly regarded... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2019

A strand of rhinoceros horn Tibetan rosary beads, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2725. A strand of rhinoceros horn Tibetan rosary beads, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 120 cm., 47 in. Estimate 90,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot Sold 800,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011 consisting of 108 circular beads plus an extra bead at the end of the string tied to a malachite fitting, the strand divided into sections by two short leather strings attached, each strung with ten silver beads, one terminating with a silver vajra and the other with a bell, the... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2019

A rhinoceros horn opium pipe, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2726. A rhinoceros horn opium pipe, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 61 cm., 24 in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,340,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011  the long cylindrical tube formed from a two straight pieces of horn forming the 'stem', carved with a small squirrel and grapes in relief below the silver mounted 'saddle' finely inlaid in silver wire with a dense design of poppies, leaves, deer, vases and coins, the coin with a cyclical date yi... [Lire la suite]

08 février 2019

A Chinese brown-ground embroidered 'dragon' robe, jifu, Qing dynasty

Lot 2. A Chinese brown-ground embroidered 'dragon' robe, jifu, Qing dynasty; 150 x 225 cm. Estimate: £800 - £1,200. Chiswick Auctions The brown silk ground couched in gold-wrapped threads with eight five-clawed dragons surrounded by clouds, bats and flames, all above stripes, bordered with a navy blue-ground silk repeating the motif, navy blue ribbed silk sleeves. Chiswick Auctions. Asian Art, 19 Feb 2019
07 février 2019

A Dehua figure of a standing Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2676. A Dehua figure of a standing Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 26 cm., 10 1/4 in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 300,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the standing deity well modelled with serene expression and hair tied into a curled topknot, leaning on a gnarled branch, holding a basket with a fish in her left hand, her right hand concealed within the voluminous sleeve of her long flowing robe falling in folds to her feet, the back with... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2019

A blue and white brushpot with figures, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2786. A blue and white brushpot with figures, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 19 cm., 7 1/2 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot Sold 312,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. sturdily potted with tall straight sides and a small countersunk circle at its base, the exterior decorated with two panels, one depicting an indoor scene with an official in his formal attire, joined by an attendant and two other men, the other panel painted with two scholars in a mountainous... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2019

A white jade archaistic pendant with phoenix, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2843. A white jade archaistic pendant with phoenix, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6.8 cm., 2 5/8 in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot Sold 475,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. of flattened rectangular form, carved in openwork with a stylised phoenix, decorated on both sides with finely incised scroll designs, the translucent stone of an even white tone. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1970s. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]