03 septembre 2016

A 'Dehua' figure of Buddha, Republic Period, attributed to Xu Youyi

Lot 286. A 'Dehua' figure of Buddha, Republic Period, attributed to Xu Youyi. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD.Photo: Sotheby's modeled standing on a lotus base, wearing long flowing robes draped about the shoulders and open at the chest revealing a swastika, one hand holding a 'pearl', the other in varada mudra, the facial features finely formed depicting a serene expression, the hair with tightly curled whorls covering the domed ushnisha, all under a warm milky... [Lire la suite]

29 juin 2016

A pair of cobalt glazed octagonal footed basins, Republic period

Lot 9379. A pair of cobalt glazed octagonal footed basins, Republic period. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,400 - 2,300). Photo Bonhams. Each molded with a flat lobed rim above conforming upright walls that curve sharply inward to the flat base raised on four cloud-collar feet, the cobalt wash and colorless glaze covering all surfaces except the tiny spur marks on the base and the pads of the feet (glaze scratched, one dish with chipped rim). 9 5/8in (24.5cm) maximum diameters Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2016

A rose enameled ovoid vase, Yongzheng mark, Republic period

Lot 9363. A rose enameled ovoid vase, Yongzheng mark, Republic period. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,400 - 2,300). Photo Bonhams. Of elongated oval form with a waisted neck and tall foot, the rose enamel on the exterior walls applied over a colorless glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pad, the recessed base bearing the four-character mark in a square cartouche drawn in blue enamel, the foot pad and rim finished in gilt. 9 3/8in (24cm) high Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2016

A polychrome enameled cong-form vase, Qianlong mark, Republic period

Lot 8227. A polychrome enameled cong-form vase, Qianlong mark, Republic period. Estimate US$ 3,500 - 4,500 (€3,200 - 4,100). Photo Bonhams. Its square-sectioned body standing upon a spreading foot painted with cash and floral patterns, rising to a waisted neck adorned with a band of plantain leaves, the pair of raised elephant head and faux ring handles on opposing walls surrounded by stretching flowering branches, hovering butterflies, and birds in colorful enamels while the remaining walls display well-detailed... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2016

A pair of famille rose enameled and gilt painted dragon bowls, Qianlong marks, Republic period

Lot 8226. A pair of famille rose enameled and gilt painted dragon bowls, Qianlong marks, Republic period. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,500 - 7,300). Photo Bonhams. The deep curving side walls of the identical pair regally decorated to the exterior with two opposing reserves, each framing a pair of dynamic five-clawed dragons pursuing a flaming pearl over crashing ocean waves above an auspicious bat, surrounding by numerous chrysanthemum flower heads lavishly painted in pleasant enamels against a gilt ground... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2016

A polychrome enameled porcelain vase, Qianlong mark, Republic period

Lot 8225. A polychrome enameled porcelain vase, Qianlong mark, Republic period. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,600 - 5,500). Photo Bonhams. Thickly potted and molded with eight raised panels displaying brightly hued seasonal blossoms in alternation with transcriptions of poems composed by the emperor Qianlong in black enamel and bearing iron red seals reading Qianlong and bingshu (the cyclical year equivalent to 1766), the surrounding surfaces painted with further flowers, leaf scrolls, bats... [Lire la suite]

04 juin 2016

A large Dehua standing figure of Guanyin, Republic period, early 20th century

Lot 3330. A large Dehua standing figure of Guanyin, Republic period, early 20th century. Estimate HK$200,000 - HK$300,000 ($25,867 - $38,801). Price Realized HK$750,000 ($96,973). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The figure of the Bodhisattva is standing on a base of swirling clouds, both hands held in front of the body, hidden under voluminous robes exposing pendent jewellery chains and bare feet, the full-face finely modelled with eyes downcast and corners of the lips slightly indented to provide a serene... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2016

A Dehua figure of Manjushri seated on a lion, Republic period, early 20th century

Lot 3329. A Dehua figure of Manjushri seated on a lion, Republic period, early 20th century. Estimate HK$400,000 - HK$600,000 ($51,735 - $77,602). Price Realized HK$500,000 ($64,649). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The elegant figure is shown seated on a lion and wearing loose robes falling to the exposed left foot, with hair separated into two knots which rest on either shoulder and holding a tied scroll in the right hand and rosary beads in the left. The back is impressed with a double-gourd Dehua mark and a square... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2016

A blue and white 'Sparrows' vase, Republic period (1912-1949)

Lot 559. A blue and white 'Sparrows' vase, Republic period (1912-1949). Estimate £2,000 - £4,000 ($2,884 - $5,768). Price Realised £40,000 ($57,600). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.   The slender vase is decorated in varying shade of blue with sparrows perched upon a gnarled branch. Accompanied with two seals reading Wang Bu and Zhu xi. 9 in. (23 cm.) high.   Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART  II, 13 May 2016, London, South... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2016

A small en grisaille 'landscape' lantern vase, Republic period (1912-1949)

Lot 558. A small en grisaille 'landscape' lantern vase, Republic period (1912-1949). Estimate £1,500 - £2,500 ($2,163 - $3,605). Price Realised £2,000 ($2,880). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The vase is delicately enamelled with figures within a rural and mountainous river landscape. Parts of the tree foliage decorated in sepia tones. The reverse with two sampans moored at the river's edge. The base has an apocryphal Qianlong four-character mark. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]