10 avril 2014

A lingzhi-shaped bamboo root washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A lingzhi-shaped bamboo root washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's the hollowed-out root carved in the form of a large lingzhi head of irregular contour joined to the stalk extending vertically down and flanked on side by a pair of spiral stems, the stalk connected to the openwork base formed by further attendant lingzhi branches, the underside with two confronting fungus heads; 13.5 cm., 5 1/4 in. Estimation 500,000 — 700,000 HKD - Unsold Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 avr. 2014 -... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2014

A grey 'Ying' rock, Qing dynasty

A grey 'Ying' rock, Qing dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's the contorted stone naturally twisted in various directions and connecting through openings, manifesting in a juxtaposition between its irregular craggy surface and its well-defined yet soft edges, the lustrous dark grey stone with a smooth age patina, wood stand; overall height 9.2 cm., 3 1/2 in. Estimation 40,000 — 60,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 187,500 HKD Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 avr. 2014 - www.sothebys.com

10 avril 2014

An inscribed bamboo brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

An inscribed bamboo brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's of oval section with thick walls, the dense golden-grained sides shallowly carved with a poetic inscription, written vertically in 'running script' extending halfway around the vessel, one side left uncarved, the middle encircled by a raised node above a further node around the foot; 18.5 cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimation 70,000 — 90,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 87,500 HKD Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 avr. 2014 - www.sothebys.com
10 avril 2014

A boxwood 'root' stand, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A boxwood 'root' stand, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo: Sotheby's the section of the trunk cut laterally to reveal the tight grain of the irregularly shaped outline, carved in openwork with six legs resembling the roots of a tree with pointed tips, knots, nodes, holes, protrusions and auxiliary roots all extending from the top, the smooth patina with a golden yellow finish; width 44 cm., 17 3/8 in. Estimation 200,000 — 300,000 HKD - Unsold Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 avr. 2014 -... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2014

A pair of softwood high-back chairs, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A pair of softwood high-back chairs, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's each with a hard seat secured to a pair of round vertical back posts flanking a central curved back splat with four long spindles of square section, each with one rounded side and joined to a horiztonal yoke with protruding ends, all above a humpback apron with pairs of vertical struts on all four sides, further secured by curved braces connecting from the front apron to the inner front legs and foot rest, the three other sides with single stretchers,... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2014

A tree root sculpture, Qing dynasty

A tree root sculpture, Qing dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's he aged tree root section with deep sinuous crevasses and ridges, carefully selected for its powerful and contorted shape, resting flat in the centre and sharply curving at each end, the wood of a dark brown colour; 33.5 by 43 cm., 13 1/4 by 16 7/8 in. Estimation 150,000 — 300,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 187,500 HKD Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 avr. 2014 - www.sothebys.com


10 avril 2014

An imitation rootwood reticulated brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

An imitation rootwood reticulated brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century.Photo: Sotheby's of circular form, formed from a hollowed-out trunk section of an aged tree, further carved and heavily reticulated with gnarled sinuous branches intertwining with each other around the sides and inset with a disc-shaped base fitted with a central domed plug, the lustrous wood patinated to a rich dark-brown colour; 17.5 cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimation 120,000 — 180,000 HKD - Unsold This brushpot is reminiscent of the imitation rootwood... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2014

A jichimu and burlwood dressing table, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A jichimu and burlwood dressing table, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's the rectangular tabletop set with a burlwood floating panel framed by jichimu, the apron on all four sides with jichimu vertical struts forming the framework of the four rectangular sections on the front and back and the three sections on the narrow sides, the sections further inset with burlwood panels, joined to four legs of square section and four stretchers near the foot; 81.5 by 55.8 by 36.5 cm., 32 1/8 by 22 by 14 3/8 in. Estimation 100,000 —... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2014

A tree root 'Mountain', Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A tree root 'Mountain', Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo: Sotheby's formed from a tree root section, naturalistically detailed with contorted knots, burls and auxiliary stumps resembling a cragged mountain, possibly used as a brushrest, the wood patinated to a dark brown colour with paler undertones, set on a stepped integral base of conforming undulating section with rounded sides supported on four short baluster feet; 36 cm., 14 in. Estimation 150,000 — 300,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 187,500 HKD Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2014

A large huanghuali scrollpot, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

A large huanghuali scrollpot, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo: Sotheby's of cylindrical form with thick rounded sides resting on a flat base hollowed-out in the centre and fitted with a plug, the tightly grained wood patinated to a rich golden-brown colour transmuting to a darker tone towards the rim and base; 24.5 cm., 9 5/8 in. Estimation 80,000 — 100,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 175,000 HKD Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 avr. 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/


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