10 août 2019

A large greenish-grey jade dragon seal, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 1085. A large greenish-grey jade dragon seal, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) across. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 434,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The top carved with the entwined bodies of two addorsed five-clawed dragons above a channel pierced from both sides, the base with four- character inscription which appears to read, Tianzi xin bao, and may be translated as 'Trust Treasure of the Son of Heaven'. Provenance: In a French Family Estate since the early 1900s. ... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2019

A Guan-type hu-form vase and a Ge-type dish, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 870. A Guan-type hu-form vase and a Ge-type dish, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high, 6 in. and 3 1/8 in. (15.3 and 8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The vase is made in imitation of Song dynasty Guan ware with a faceted body, a pair of lug handles, and is covered overall with a glaze of pale bluish-grey color suffused with dark grey and pale gold crackle, the unglazed bottom of the foot is covered with a brown dressing. The... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2019

A Chenxiangmu libation cup, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 42. A Chenxiangmu libation cup, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 4 3/4in (12cm) high. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 40,000 (€ 27,000 - 35,000). © Bonhams Made to resemble a rhinoceros horn libation cup, the sides carved in high relief with a mountainous landscape peppered with travelers, pavilions and trees, a large undercut pine tree at one end forming the handle, with two figures in a raft at the base, incised with characters reading Chen Yang Weizhan gong zhi (respectfully made by minister Yang Weizhan), the... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2019

A pale greenish-white jade 'pine tree' brush pot, bitong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 129. A pale greenish-white jade 'pine tree' brush pot, bitong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 6 3/8 in. (16.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 42,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  The large brush pot is naturalistically carved as a section of the trunk of a pine tree, with the surface carved in relief with two spreading pine branches on a ground of knots and whorls in imitation of the natural surface of the tree.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2019

A red overlay yellow ground bottle vase, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 429. A red overlay yellow ground bottle vase, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 15.1 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from a short foot to a tall straight neck, carved in relief through a layer of bright red glass to the opaque yellow ground with a peach tree and flowers issuing from rockwork. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London, 17 May 2019 10:00 AM
05 mai 2019

A Scholar's Rock, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 57. A Scholar's Rock, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 34 cm, 13 3/8  in.  Estimate £2,000 — 3,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. horizontally oriented, the grey stone with irregular structure marked with a jagged surface and small piercings, wood stand.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 may 2019

30 avril 2019

Yixing from a Princely Collection at Christie's London, 14 May 2019

Pearls and jades of this world cannot be compared to the clay of YixingWang Wenbo, Tao Qi Xing Zeng Chen Mingyuan 人間珠玉安足取,豈如陽羨溪頭一丸土汪文柏 《陶器行贈陳鳴遠》 Lot 84. A rare Yixing signed and dated square seal, signed You Qinqing, dated to autumn of the bingxu year of Daoguang, corresponding to 1826, and of the period; 2 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) square. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000 (USD 15,516 - USD 23,274). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The tortoise-form knop is worked with a textured carapace and pierced... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2019

A Faux-Bois Jardiniere, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 3002. A Faux-Bois Jardinière, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). D 41.3cm H 25.6cm. Estimate HKD 200,000 - 300,000 (USD 25,474 - 38,211). Lot sold HKD 354,000 (USD 45,089). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Provenance: 1. Pietro Accorsi, Turin, no.41442. A European Private Collection. Reference: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 21 May 1979, lot.241  Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019
20 mars 2019

An archaistic pale celadon jade baluster vase and cover, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 265. An archaistic pale celadon jade baluster vase and cover, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Height 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 150,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. supported on a short stem-foot encircled by a raised fillet, the body rising conically before sweeping in at the shoulder to a cylindrical neck and galleried rim, stylized 'cicada' pendants carved in low relief extending from the shoulder down the body, the neck, shoulder, and lower body each set with... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A white and russet jade rhyton, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 1081. A white and russet jade rhyton, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 235,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2017 The cup is well-hollowed and carved on the exterior as an upturned makara or dragon with wide open jaws, a finely incised scaly body, sharp claws and scrolling wings, all on a ground of scale pattern below a narrow rope border and a wide band of archaistic bird scrolls, with a narrow band of key fret at the... [Lire la suite]
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