04 juin 2020

A global bidding festival: Sworders Asian art sale topped by £21,000 Qing silk scroll

Lot 109. A magnificent Chinese silk kesi 'Peach Festival' hanging scroll, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 175 x 89cm. Sold for £21,000. © 2020 Sworders LONDON.- A magnificent Qing dynasty (1644-1911) embroidered silk hanging scroll topped Sworders' Asian art sale on May 28 selling at £21,000. With quality Chinese and Japanese works of art performing strongly throughout the sale, this was a truly global event attracting bidding from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Italy, Germany, USA, Austria,... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2020

A large partially lacquered growth of lingzhi, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 1134. A large partially lacquered growth of lingzhi, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 3,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The ridged side of the lingzhi is lacquered a dark reddish-brown, while the underside of the cap is smooth and creamy-yellow in color. Provenance: By repute, David Kidd (1926-1996) Collection, Japan. Christie's. The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects, New... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2020

A gray Ying scholar's rock, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 1110. A gray Ying scholar's rock, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The rock is of an elongated lozenge shape, with white striations running through the craggy surface, hongmu stand.  Provenance: David Kidd (1926-1996) Collection, Japan. Literature: S. Slesin, et al., Japanese Style, New York, 1988, p. 65.N. Grindley, The Ian and Susan... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2020

An agate 'mountain' brushrest, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 222. An agate 'mountain' brushrest, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The stand, 9cm, 3 1/2 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000. Lot sold 3,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. carved as three mountain peaks, the stone of grey tone with white and caramel inclusions, carved and pierced lapis lazuli stand. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 13 may 2015
29 avril 2020

A small rock crystal bracket-lobed cup, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 179. A small rock crystal bracket-lobed cup, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 2 3/4 in. (6.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 20,000 - HKD 40,000. Price realised HKD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cup is carved with fluted sides rising to a bracket-lobed rim, supported on a short foot of conforming shape. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, Hong Kong, 6 April 2015
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20 avril 2020

A pierced and hollowed 'Catfish and Lotus' pendant, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 3180. A pierced and hollowed 'Catfish and Lotus' pendant, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 812,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.  The pendant is pierced and hollowed to depict a small catfish, highlighted by the pale milky green section of the stone, swimming amdist a lotus flower and broad lotus leaves, carved out of the glassy bright green part of the stone. The material overall has a glossy finish. ... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2020

A very large bronze archaistic vessel, gong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 2039. A very large bronze archaistic vessel, gong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 20 in. (51 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 443,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The shape of this unusual, hollow vessel was inspired by late Shang dynasty bronze gong or animal-form zun. The upper body is of rounded ewer shape and cast in high relief on two sides with pairs of confronted phoenixes below an elephant and two birds on the neck, at the... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2020

A yellow-glazed baluster vase, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 2176. A yellow-glazed baluster vase, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 7½ in. (19.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vase has a pair of molded animal-mask and ring handles on the shoulders below the shallow, waisted neck and dish-shaped mouth. The exterior is covered with a glaze of deep egg yolk-yellow color that pools in a narrow line on the edge of the foot, and which also covers the base. The mouth rim... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2020

A rare lingzhi spray, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 3352. A rare lingzhi spray, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) across. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 60,000. Price Realized HKD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The dried lingzhi is of trumpet form attached to its short stalk. The uneven upper surface is created by its characteristic contoured rings surrounding a gentle indentation at the centre. It is mounted on a later wood stand, inscribed on the underside with the collector's mark, Lezhiyuan cang,... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A large famille rose molded 'Hundred-deer' vase, hu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 1825. A large famille rose molded 'Hundred-deer' vase, hu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 18 3/8 in. (46.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   Raised on a short foot and molded around the body with numerous deer frolicking amidst a rocky landscape painted in famille rose enamels and divided by a gilt bow-string band at the shoulder, all beneath a ruyi border at the flared rim, the interior and base... [Lire la suite]