08 janvier 2017

A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

Lot 3792. A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 937,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the tapered horn carved on the exterior with an irregular surface with subtle ridges and knots simulating a tree trunk, one side detailed in high relief with a gnarled branch and thin twigs issuing prunus blossoms of varying sizes and extending across the exterior and onto the interior of the cup, the horn patinated to a dark... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2017

A carved rhinoceros horn ‘Lychee’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

Lot 3782. A carved rhinoceros horn ‘Lychee’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,120,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. carved on the exterior with stems issuing long furled leaves, floral blooms and two lychees, the lychees detailed with various floral-diaper grounds, the undercut handle formed with two undulating stems, the horn of a warm chestnut tone lightening to a rich amber colour towards the mouthrim, wood stand; 15.2 cm., 6... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A rhinoceros horn ‘Figural Landscape’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

Lot 3793. A rhinoceros horn ‘Figural Landscape’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,480,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the tapered horn meticulously carved on the exterior with a continuous scene depicting several figures amidst an idyllic riverscape laden with large overhanging wutong and pine trees, the tranquil setting quaintly accented with a few bridges, pavilions and pagodas, the rippling waters detailed with swirl... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A large rhinoceros horn ‘Pine and River’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

A large rhinoceros horn ‘Pine and River’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,720,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the tapered horn carved on the exterior around the mouthrim with jagged rockwork and branches issuing clusters of leaves, the lower section of the vessel decorated in low relief with tempestuous waves, the openwork handle formed on one side with intertwining branches issuing further pine blossoms and extending onto the interior of... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

Lot 3790. A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,320,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s.  carved on the exterior with burls and knots simulating a tree trunk, the handle formed by two branches issuing thin twigs bearing prunus buds and blossoms, the flowering twigs and branches extending across the sides of the vessel and onto the interior of the vessel, the surface of a lustrous patinated warm amber tone, wood... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

Sliding box pocket, Qing dynasty, 1875-1899

Sliding box pocket, Qing dynasty, 1875-1899. Silk and metal thread embroidery on silk; length: 5 5/8 in, 14.29 cm; overall length: 17 in; width: 2 7/8 in, 7.30 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.419 © Denver Art Museum The two sides of this box have different exquisitely embroidered, highly detailed images. On a lavender-colored background, cranes, a pair of peacocks, and other birds appear amid flowers, a pine tree and a rock. The three rams and red... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2017

Gourd-shaped pocket, Qing dynasty, late 1800s

Gourd-shaped pocket, Qing dynasty, late 1800s. Silk embroidery on silk;overall length: 21 in, 53.34 cm; length: 4 7/8 in, 12.38 cm; width: 3 1/4 in, 8.25 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.409 © Denver Art Museum The four yellow ruyi motifs mean "may your wishes come true in the four directions."
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06 janvier 2017

Pocket in the form of a fish, Qing dynasty, late 1800s

Pocket in the form of a fish, Qing dynasty, late 1800s. Appliqué and silk embroidery on silk, painted shading, length: 23 in, 58.42 cm; width: 3.5 in, 8.89 cm; depth: 1/4 in, 0.63 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.417 © Denver Art Museum
04 janvier 2017

Bowl with openwork dragons chasing flaming pearl, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Bowl with openwork dragons chasing flaming pearl, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Hetian nephrite. H. 3 1/2 in x W. 7 3/8 in x D. 6 1/2 in, H. 8.9 cm x W. 18.7 cm x D. 16.5 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J456 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture The outside walls of this small, shallow gray bowl are carved with high-relief waves from which three dragons emerge to peer over the rim and chase a flaming pearl. The thickness of the vessel walls, the dragon... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2016

A Chinese blue and white reticulated hookah base, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

Lot 281. A Chinese blue and white reticulated hookah base, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP . Photo: Sotheby's. the double-walled globular body rising from a recessed base to a tall flanged neck with cup-shaped mouth, pierced around the exterior with ten rectangular diaper panels centred by a painted flower and divided by floral bands, the neck with vertical floral panels, the rim and flange dressed with brown glaze - 24cm., 9 1/2 in. Property of the Princes Von Hatzfeld, Dukes of... [Lire la suite]