07 décembre 2015

Gianguan Auctions opens new gallery with collections of Buddhist art and scroll paintings

 NEW YORK, NY.- Gianguan Auctions will inaugurate its new Manhattan gallery at 39 W. 56th Street with a holiday sale of Buddhist art, Chinese porcelains and fine Chinese paintings, ancient to modern. Collections of stone seals, teapots and carved jades also come to the podium on Saturday, December 19th, beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Chinese Porcelains The Chinese porcelains include Famille Rose, Caledon, Zisha, and Blanc de Chine from the Yuan Dynasty through the Ming, Glazes run from copper red to wood grain,... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2015

A rare carved rhinoceros horn ‘Makara’ libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A rare carved rhinoceros horn ‘Makara’ libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD (90,642 - 113,302 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the flaring cup of irregular form carved on the exterior with a continuous scene depicting two makara with elongated scaly bodies soaring through the tempestuous waves, the tail of another makara depicted emerging from the choppy waves, the interior similarly decorated in high relief with a makara detailed with a swiftly moving posture... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2015

A carved rhinoceros horn 'Rose hip' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

A carved rhinoceros horn 'Rose hip' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Estimate 200,000 — 400,000 HKD (22,660 - 45,321 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. carved in the form of a veined leaf attached to a gnarled stalk forming the openwork handle and issuing clusters of rose hip berries surrounding the flared body of the vessel, the horn patinated to a rich amber brown colour - 17 cm., 6 5/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 déc. 2015, 02:00 PM
25 novembre 2015

A rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD (28,326 - 33,991 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. carved in the form of an archaic ewer yi, rising from a recessed base to a flared rim narrowing to a channelled spout, decorated around the exterior with a band of floral diapers, a chilong clambering to one side resting its head and claws on the edge, its bifid mane extending on each side forming the handle, the rim finely detailed... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2015

An inscribed rhinoceros horn 'lotus' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

An inscribed rhinoceros horn 'lotus' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD (9,064 - 13,596 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. worked in the form of a furled leaf with grape vines on the exterior, the interior incised with an inscription - 11 cm., 4 1/4  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 déc. 2015, 02:00 PM
25 novembre 2015

An archaistic rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th century

An archaistic rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th century. Estimate 160,000 — 200,000 HKD (18,128 - 22,660 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the central section resting on a slightly flared foot with a galleried rim incised with a key-frey border repeated at the inner and outer mouthrims above, carved in low relief around the middle section with a border enclosing pair of archaistic kui dragons interrupted by a taotie mask, all against a leiwen ground... [Lire la suite]


25 novembre 2015

An impressive carved rhinoceros horn 'figural landscape' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th century

An impressive carved rhinoceros horn 'figural landscape' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th century. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (56,651 - 79,312 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. well carved around the exterior with a continuous landscape depicting a fisherman and attendant angling from a barge on a stream, the reverse with a man holding a basket, all set in a dramatic landscape below overhanging cliffs issuing verdant trees, two intricately carved pines extending in openwork on one side forming... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2015

A large Chinese famille-verte dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period

Collection of Augustus the Strong. A large Chinese famille-verte dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a wide flaring rim, brightly enamelled to the interior with an octagonal panel enclosing a young couple in a garden, the rim with eight ruyi-shaped panels alternately enclosing landscape scenes and flowers, all reserved on a powder-blue and gilt ground,marked to reverse N=498... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2015

A Chinese famille-rose vase and cover, Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng period

A Chinese famille-rose vase and cover, Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng period. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the round-shouldered tapering body rising from a short straight foot to a short broad mouth, brightly enamelled around the exterior with four large ruyi-shaped panels alternately enclosing landscape scenes and flowers, reserved on a leafy foliate scroll against a black ground, all between a floral dark red ground lotus lappet band at the foot and collar, the domed... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2015

A pair of Chinese famille-noire rouleau vases, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century

A pair of Chinese famille-noire rouleau vases, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century. Estimate 1,500 — 2,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each decorated with birds amongst gnarled prunus trees in a garden with rocks and lingzhi, all reserved on a lustrous black ground, mounted as lamps. Quantité: 2 - 60cm., 23 1/2 in. Sotheby's. BERNHEIMER Day Sale, London, 25 Nov 2015, 10:00 AM