26 septembre 2016

A finely carved imperial ruby-red overlay glass 'warriors' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 117. A finely carved imperial ruby-red overlay glass 'warriors' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    exquisitely carved through the outer layer of ruby-red glass to the speckled white ground, the top of the cover decorated with a medallion enclosing a dramatic scene of two warriors, one rendered attacking the other with his long spear, the victim depicted falling off his horse, the landscape set... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2016

A pair of large ru-type bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 114. A pair of large ru-type bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   each robustly potted after the Song dynasty prototype, the compressed globular body resting on a slightly splayed foot and sweeping up to a tall gently waisted neck and cupped mouth, the shoulder bordered with three horizontal raised ribs, the neck with two evenly spaced fillets above a further raised fillet collaring the lower neck, evenly applied... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

A fine, large and brilliantly enamelled doucai 'phoenix and peony' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 116. A fine, large and brilliantly enamelled doucai 'phoenix and peony' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a well-proportioned rounded shoulder tapering to a countersunk base and surmounted by a short waisted neck, the body divided into three main registers with three iron-red lines, the central frieze painted with large multi-coloured flowering peony blooms borne on a curling leafy... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2016

A rare enamelled porcelain figure of Sakyamuni Buddha, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 107. A rare enamelled porcelain figure of Sakyamuni Buddha, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  modelled in the form of Sakyamuni Buddha seated in vajraparyankasana, the right hand held inbhumisparshamudra and the left in dhyanamudra, clad in an brightly enamelled pleated robe draped over the left shoulder with the white undergarment gathered at the chest and cascading in folds near the bare feet,... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2016

A magnificent and extremely rare pair of large famille-rose stands and trompe l'oeil persimmons and pomegranates, Qianlong perio

Lot 105. A magnificent and extremely rare pair of large famille-rose stands and trompe l'oeil persimmons and pomegranates, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 7,000,000 — 9,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  each stand of slender proportion, sturdily potted on a rounded stepped foot rising to a shapely statuesque profile, centred with a bulbous central section between elaborate contours flaring out and curving inward, all below a wide double-lotus bordered... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2016

A pair of famille-rose ministers of the treasury, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 104. A pair of famille-rose ministers of the treasury, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  each modelled as the 'Minister of the Treasury' of the qizhengbao or qizhen ('Seven Royal Treasures'), depicted seated in sukhsana on a voluminous pile of garment detailed with cloud scrolls, the figure portrayed extending his elbows outward and holding a flaming motif in his right hand, the left hand held... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2016

A lobed famille-rose 'floral' abstinence plaque, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 101. A lobed famille-rose 'floral' abstinence plaque, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period  (1736-1795). Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  of quatrelobed form, one side centred with a vertical oval raised gilt band enclosing the characters zhaijie ('abstinence'), surrounded by a composite floral scroll delicately rendered in the famille-rose palette against a white ground, the reverse similarly rendered save for the central cartouche, inscribed in... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2016

A small zitan lotus leaf-form box, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 1211. A small zitan lotus leaf-form box, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate: USD USD 4,000 ~ 6,000. Price Realised  USD 3,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The cover is carved in high relief as the back of a lotus leaf borne on a stem, and with two crabs. The low sides of the conformingly lobed box are plain and raised on four shaped supports. 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) wide Provenance: Private collection, Massachusetts, 1980s. Notes: The juxtaposition of the crab (xie) and... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2016

A white-glazed green-splashed 'landscape' inkstick rest, signed Wang Bingrong, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 909. A white-glazed green-splashed 'landscape' inkstick rest, signed Wang Bingrong, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. modeled in the form of an open scroll, finely carved to the top with a recessed cartouche of conforming shape, enclosing a riverscape showing a long narrow path leading to three river houses, one with two scholars sitting inside, all surrounded by craggy rockwork, trees and distant mountains, the underside incised with a... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2016

A white-glazed green-splashed archer's ring, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 910. A white-glazed green-splashed archer's ring, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. biscuit carved in relief with a prancing horse, the exterior with splashes of green against a white ground simulating 'moss in snow' jadeite. Diameter 1 3/8  in., 3.5 cm Provenance: Collection of Mr. Emmanuel Gran, acquired while living in China between 1917 and 1941. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 17 Sep 2016, 10:00... [Lire la suite]