26 novembre 2019

A huanghuali seal chest, guanpixiang, 17th century

Lot 1310. A huanghuali seal chest, guanpixiang, 17th century; 15¼ in. (38.8 cm.) high, 15 in. (38.1 cm.) wide, 11 3/8 in. (29.2 cm.) deep. Estimate $40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized $92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Of rectangular form, the top carved with stylized dragons above a panel of prunus blossoms, opening to reveal the interior drawer, above two doors fitted flush and carved in similar fashion, and the sides carved with a lobe panel, the doors opening to reveal the interior with nine... [Lire la suite]

26 novembre 2019

A huanghuali corner-leg table, fangzhuo, 18th century

Lot 1322. A huanghuali corner-leg table, fangzhuo, 18th century; 34¼ in. (87 cm.) high, 36¾ in. (93.3 cm.) wide, 37¼ in. (94.6 cm.) deep. Estimate $60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 104,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  With two-panel top set within the square frame with 'ice-plate' edge, above shaped, beaded aprons, the whole raised on beaded legs of square section joined by stepped stretchers and terminating in hoof feet. Provenance: Cola Ma, Hong Kong.  ... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2019

A huanghuali side table, banzhuo, 17th century

Lot 1312. A huanghuali side table, banzhuo, 17th century; 32 in. (81.2 cm.) high, 40¾ in. (103.5 cm.) wide, 18 in. (45.8 cm.) deep. Estimate $60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 104,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  With single-panel top set within the rectangular frame above plain aprons and spandrels, the whole raised on legs of rounded section joined by pairs of stretchers and fitted with brass shoes. Provenance: Hei Hung Lu, Hong Kong.  Christie's. Auspicious... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2019

A very rare dark grey Duan stone mountain-form ink palette, late 18th-early 19th century

Lot 1266. A very rare dark grey Duan stone mountain-form ink palette, late 18th-early 19th century; 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) long. Estimate $50,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 104,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  In the shape of a mountain with three deep recesses, carved in low relief on one side with a scholar in one of several dwellings nestled amidst trees that continue up the mountain side, around one end and along the front below a horizontal plateau that forms the ink-grinding... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2019

A rare gold-splashed bronze joined brush pot and water pot, Qianlong inscribed four-character seal mark and of the period

Lot 1262. A rare gold-splashed bronze joined brush pot and water pot, Qianlong inscribed four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high. Estimate $100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 122,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The brush holder and the water pot of irregular lobed outline encased within angular scrollwork terminating in an archaistic dragon or bird head on one side below the notched edge of the brush holder, with widely scattered gold splashes,... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2019

A rare Yixing duck-form water pot, signed Chen Hanwen, 18th century

Lot 1254. A rare Yixing duck-form water pot, signed Chen Hanwen, 18th century; 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) long. Estimate $80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 266,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Finely modeled as a recumbent mandarin duck shown as if asleep with head turned backward to rest on the rim of the aperture which is flanked by the graceful upswept wings, the legs tucked under the body to form the supports, the rich brown stoneware with fine buff flecking throughout, with a square seal, Chen... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2019

Yixing from a Princely Collection at Christie's London, 14 May 2019

Pearls and jades of this world cannot be compared to the clay of YixingWang Wenbo, Tao Qi Xing Zeng Chen Mingyuan 人間珠玉安足取,豈如陽羨溪頭一丸土汪文柏 《陶器行贈陳鳴遠》 Lot 84. A rare Yixing signed and dated square seal, signed You Qinqing, dated to autumn of the bingxu year of Daoguang, corresponding to 1826, and of the period; 2 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) square. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000 (USD 15,516 - USD 23,274). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The tortoise-form knop is worked with a textured carapace and pierced... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2012

A Yixing molded 'Dragon' bowl, signed Chen Jinghou, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1242. A Yixing molded 'Dragon' bowl, signed Chen Jinghou, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000. Price Realized $98,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 With deep rounded sides flaring somewhat at the rim and molded in crisp relief with five dragon and cloud roundels below a band of shou characters at the rim, the yellowish-beige stoneware speckled allover in red slip, with a four-character zhuanshu seal, Chen Jinghou, stamped in relief on... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2012

A rare Yixing archaistic animal-form water vessel, signed Chen Zhongmei

Lot 1251. A rare Yixing archaistic animal-form water vessel, signed Chen Zhongmei; 11 in. (28 cm.) long. Estimate $150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 182,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Finely modeled in the form of a hoofed animal standing foursquare, the cheeks outlined with curved borders that issue from the tripartite motif that covers the muzzle, with pricked ears and pierced mouth, a collar encircling the neck, scrolled haunches and a long faceted tail, the opening in the... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2012

A rare imperial miniature lapis lazuli 'boulder' on a white jade stand, 18th century

Lot 1209. A rare imperial miniature lapis lazuli 'boulder' on a white jade stand, 18th century; 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) long. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price realised USD 110,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Finely carved and rounded as a miniature boulder with numerous crevices, with tufts of grass carved in low relief on several edges, the bright blue stone with soft polish; the white jade stand carved and pierced as rockwork from which grow lingzhiand asters. ... [Lire la suite]