16 mai 2015

A carved pale-yellow porcelain 'Hugong' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A carved pale-yellow porcelain 'Hugong' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  240,000 — 260,000 HKD (28,673 - 31,063 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 6.7 cm., 2 5/8  in. Provenance: Robert Hall, London, 1993.  Exhibited: Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles in the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, British Museum, London, 1995, cat. no. 237. Chinese Snuff Bottles in the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1997. ... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2015

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Auction series to take place on 1 & 2 June

An Imperial enamelled glass ‘ladies in landscape’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, Beijing, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$4,000,000–5,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. A Beijing enamelled gold ‘European subject’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$240,000–280,000.  Photo: Sotheby's. A Beijing enamelled ‘garden scene’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$1,600,000–1,800,000.... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2015

A blue and white 'Hundred Antiques' jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A blue and white 'Hundred Antiques' jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,713 - 4,070 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body painted with vases of flowers, incense burners, a qin and other antiques, all below a narrow chevron border at the shoulder, 19.4cm., 7 5/8 in.  Provenance: W. Dickinson, London (prior to 1911).Collection of Leonard Gow (1859-1936).Sotheby's London, 13th May 1943, lot 41 (part lot). ... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2015

A pair of blue and white bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A pair of  blue and white bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP (6,783 - 9,496 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. each body with deep rounded sides, finely painted around the exterior with figures from classical literature, the interior with a medallion enclosing a scholar at rest, the base with apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark in underglaze-blue. Quantité: 2 - 16.5cm., 6 1/2 in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 13 mai 2015, 11:00 AM
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08 mai 2015

Tokyo Chuo Auction sale features Imperial treasures from the Ming and Qing court

The star lot of the Imperial Treasures sale is a magnificent famille-rose “hundred deer” vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795) (Est.: HK$5,000,000-10,000,000/US$650,000-1,300,000). Photo Tokyo Chuo Auction. HONG KONG.- Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong will hold its Spring Sales from 27 to 28 May 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong featuring more than 400 fine and rare Chinese paintings, ceramics and works of art and tea wares, including many precious art pieces from Japanese collectors. A special theme sale,... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2015

Important Chinese imperial spinach-green jade 'Shui Mu Zhan Qing Hua' seal, Jiaqing to be sold at Bonhams

  The exceptional seal is recorded in the Imperial archives, published by the Palace Museum, Beijing. Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- The Imperial seal belonging to the fifth Emperor in the Qing dynasty, Jiaqing, will be offered in the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale, at Bonhams Hong Kong on 4 June. It is estimated at HKD 2,000,000 – 3,000,000. It belonged to a set of three Imperial seals, with the other two bearing the inscriptions Qinghuige and Yun ri xiang hui ying. The exceptional seal is... [Lire la suite]


05 mai 2015

A double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the upper gourd painted in underglaze-blue and red with leafy branches bearing six peaches, the lower gourd covered in a celadon glaze beneath a red and green floral scroll band, the base inscribed with mark reading Shijin Tang zhi (Hall of Generations of Splendour)23.8cm., 9 3/8 in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art Londres, 13 mai 2015, 11:00 AM
05 mai 2015

Chinese Qing Dynasty cabinet soars to $230,000

Chinese Stone Overlay Cabinet, Qing dynasty. Estimate $700 - $1000. Lot sold $233,000. Photo courtesy Clars OAKLAND, CA.- At the conclusion of Clars April 25 & 26, 2015 Fine Art, Decoratives, Jewelry and Asian Antiques Auction, it was clear that Asian commanded the weekend achieving remarkable prices. The sale generated $1.1 million once again confirming the high demand for fine Asian offerings and the ability of Clars to represent this market. This was Clars largest April auction in their... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2015

A large gilt-decorated blue-glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty

  A large gilt-decorated blue-glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of pear shape, covered with a dark blue glaze stopping neatly at the foot, decorated in gilding with peony sprays on the rounded body and the tall, cylindrical neck, the sloping shoulders with a band of upright leaves and a key fret band, all above a lappet border at the foot, the base inscribed with a six-character Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2015

A rare underglaze blue and copper red 'Dragon' basin, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A rare underglaze blue and copper red 'Dragon' basin, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of globular form, with deep rounded sides rising from a countersunk base with a short, straight neck, vibrantly painted with four striding dragons and numerous bats in flight reserved on a copper-red ground of overlapping waves, framed above and below by ruyi head borders, the shoulder with a diaper band and a fish roe border at the neck - 38.6cm., 15... [Lire la suite]