13 juillet 2016

A green jadeite 'Double-gourd' pendant, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 3270. A green jadeite 'Double-gourd' pendant, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  the lustrous stone of an even apple-green tone, decorated in low relief with a squirel clambering on a beribboned double-gourd, framed by a fruiting sprig of peach on top; 5.2 cm., 2 in.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, Hong Kong, 04 Apr 2012

13 juillet 2016

A white jade 'Three rams' group, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 3258. A white jade 'Three rams' group, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  carved as a recumbent goat with its hooves tucked under its body, its head turned sharply over the backside breathing forth a cloud of swirling vapour coating the two smaller goats with confronted faces reclining behind, the translucent stone of an even white colour with some white... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2016

A black 'Lingbi' rock, Qing dynasty

Lot 3247. A black 'Lingbi' rock, Qing dynasty. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. a black 'Lingbi' limestone with perforations and white striations, with a clear metallic resonance, oriented three possible ways on three different hongmu stands; 14.3 by 33.5 cm., 5 5/8 by 13 1/4 in. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, Hong Kong, 04 Apr 2012
13 juillet 2016

A white jade 'landscape' boulder, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3265. A white jade 'landscape' boulder, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 560,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. carved with Shoulao and an attendant standing under a gnarled pine tree in a mountainous landscape, surrounded by craggy rockwork and swirled clouds collaring the top of the pebble, a staircase leading to a pavilion in the distance, the reverse with a crane standing in a cave under a gnarled branch bearing... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2016

A fine iron-red stupa-shaped bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3178. A fine iron-red stupa-shaped bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 596,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. elegantly potted with a baluster body supported on a slightly domed circular base, the rounded shoulders gently rising to a slender neck collared by a raised band below a lipped mouth, delicately painted around the body in different shades of iron-red with four sprigs of blooming lotus borne on scrolling foliage, between pendant lotus... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

A white jade 'Twin horse' pendant, Qing dynasty

Lot 3260. A white jade 'Twin horse' pendant, Qing dynasty. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD. Lot sold 800,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the translucent stone of an even white tone highlighted with russet patches, carved in openwork with a pair of recumbent frolicking horses, their bodies mirroring and nuzzling each other, one horse licking the head of the other, the centre hollowed out; 4.7 cm., 1 7/8 in. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, Hong Kong, 04 Apr 2012
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12 juillet 2016

A large cinnabar lacquer 'Hundred boys' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period

Lot 3203. A large cinnabar lacquer 'Hundred boys' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820). Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 860,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, the flat top surface deftly carved and incised in high relief through the rich red cinnabar lacquer with the 'Hundred Boys' at play in a fenced garden in front of a pavilion, a group performing a dragon dance while others parade with  lanterns and puppets, under a... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

A pair of gilt-bronze 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3214. A pair of gilt-bronze 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 860,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of globular form, the deep rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to a raised rim, cast and gilt in high relief with two five-clawed dragons pacing above turbulent waves in reach of a 'flaming pearl', their scaly bodies writhing amidst stylized flames and clouds, a cragged cliff battered by the tempestuous sea on the reverse,... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2016

A finely carved cinnabar lacquer 'Mythical Animals' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3150. A finely carved cinnabar lacquer 'Mythical Animals' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 980,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, with a flat cover deeply and meticulously carved with three frolicking beasts, two fu lions and one resembling a fox possibly a huli jing, all reserved on a dense ground of fine rolling waves, the sides of the cover and the box further carved with waves,... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

A green jadeite censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th-early 20th century

Lot 3278. A green jadeite censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th-early 20th century. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 980,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body raised on three cabriole legs in the form of lion paws issuing from mythical-beast heads, flanked at the sides by a pair of elaborately carved dragon-head handles suspending loose rings, the reticulated domed cover surmounted with a knop in openwork, meticulously carved with dragon... [Lire la suite]