29 juin 2017

A carved full-tip rhinoceros horn 'Flower and Double Gourds' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 631. A carved full-tip rhinoceros horn 'Flower and Double Gourds' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 19th century, 30.3 cm, 11 7/8  in. Estimate 80,000 -- 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000. Photo: Sotheby's the full length of the horn carved and pierced from the tip to the rim with gnarled branches and leafy long meandering stems bearing floral buds and double gourds, the cup modelled in the form of a five-petalled flower with a stamen on the interior, the horn of a warm honey-brown colour... [Lire la suite]

29 juin 2017

A rhinoceros horn 'Squirrel and Grape' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 630. A rhinoceros horn 'Squirrel and Grape' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 14.5 cm, 5 3/4  in.  Estimate 80,000 -- 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000. Photo: Sotheby's the exterior detailed with playful squirrels amidst gnarled vines issuing clusters of grapes and large leaves, the horn of a warm reddish-brown colour Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
28 juin 2017

An inscribed Yixing stoneware gilt-lacquer decorated 'goldfish and lotus' teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, late 18th century

Lot 523. An inscribed Yixing stoneware gilt-lacquer decorated 'goldfish and lotus' teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, late 18th century, 12.4 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 162,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of Wendan type, the exterior decorated in low relief and highlighted in gilt with a swimming goldfish and a clump of lotus flower and leaves, the reverse with a poetic verse, the base with an inscription Note: Compare a teapot of similar form... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2017

An Yixing stoneware 'ribbon sash' box and cover by Chen Hanwen and an imperial zitan box and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th cen

Lot 512. An Yixing stoneware 'ribbon sash' box and cover by Chen Hanwen and an imperial zitan box and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th century, 11.7 and 12.4 cm, 4 5/8  and 4 7/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of rectangular form, finely carved to the exterior in relief with archaistic kui dragon scrolls with a beribboned sash tied at the centre, impressed to the base with a square seal reading Chen Hanwen, the stoneware of a... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2017

An inscribed Yixing stoneware 'Bamboo' stone-dipper teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing-Daoguang period, incised by Qu Yings

Lot 511. An inscribed Yixing stoneware 'Bamboo' stone-dipper teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing-Daoguang period, incised by Qu Yingshao, 14.7 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 562,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of Ziye-form, superbly potted with sloping sides rising from three flattened circular feet, set with a short spout opposite an angled handle, above an indistinct impressed seal mark, the raised flattened cover set with a looped knop, carved to the exterior with a... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2017

A fine and very rare large robin’s egg-glazed double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3205. A fine and very rare large robin’s egg-glazed double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 12 7/8 in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,803 - USD 38,705) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The generous double-gourd shape glazed inside and out with a robin’s egg glaze which falls to the edge of the broad unglazed ring encircling the similarly glazed concave centre of the base. Japanese wood box Provenance: Kochukyo Co. Ltd., Tokyo, acquired in 2004 ... [Lire la suite]

23 mai 2017

A rare famille rose lime-green ground ‘Western figures’ cong-form vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3215. A rare famille rose lime-green ground ‘Western figures’ cong-form vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 8 ¾ in. (22 cm. high), box. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,600,000 (USD 193,524 - USD 335,442) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each side of the vase is delicately enamelled with a scene of Western figures engaged in various pursuits by a riverbank, between a lime-green ground decorated with foliate sprays, with the vertical edges, mouth rim and base of neck highlighted in gilt. The interior and base are... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2017

Paintings of Flowers by Yun Shouping in Qing Dynasty (1636-1912)

Painting on Tricolour Amaranth with an Inscription Paintings of Flowers, Depicted on the Paintings of Flowers are twelve kinds of flowers, namely, water lily, pear blossom, narcissus, peach blossom, alumroot, poppy, camellia, guava, morning glory, double phoenix, cinnamomum ramulus and tricolour amaranth. The painter adopted a new painting skill, that is, stippling directly without sketching the outline in depicting these flowers, giving rise to a novel and unique style of each one. Through such free and elegant painting... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2017

A wucai ‘chicken’ cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3022. A wucai ‘chicken’ cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000 (USD 45,168 - USD 58,073). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup is painted around the exterior depicting a cockerel on one side and a hen watching over her small chicks on the other side, divided by two clusters of flowers emerging from rocks. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark in a double square. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s London,... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2017

A rare and large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Inlaid He Chaozong seal mark, Qing Dyna

Lot 108. A rare and large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Inlaid He Chaozong seal mark, Qing Dynasty. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £851,000 (€1,006,052). Photo: Bonhams. The finely-cast deity seated cross-legged in dhyanasana, with a dhoti falling over the legs, the hands resting in dhyana mudra, wearing loose robes well decorated along the hem with scrolling lotus flowers, draped around the shoulders and open to reveal the bare chest and an inner garment tied at the waist,... [Lire la suite]