23 octobre 2021

Two inscribed bamboo brushpots, 19th century, signed Zhiyan and Zhishan

Lot 75. Two inscribed bamboo brushpots, 19th century, signed Zhiyan and Zhishan; 14cm (1/2in) high. Sold for HK$277,500 (Estimate HKD20,000 - 30,000 / US$2,600 - 3,900). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of cylindrical form, the mouth and foot rim mounted with hardwood, the body carved with a cabbage and inscribed by Zhishan in the spring of the year of Jihai, 13cm (5 1/8in) high; of cylindrical form, the body incised with rocks and bamboos and inscription by Zhiyan. Provenance: Acquired from China Curios Centre,... [Lire la suite]

23 octobre 2021

A large rectangular zitan lotus stand, 18th century

Lot 37. A large rectangular zitan lotus stand, 18th century; 12.7cm (5in) highx38cm (15in) widex24cm (9 1/2in) deep. Sold for HK$377,500 (Estimate HKD40,000 - 60,000/US$5,100 - 7,700). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The large rectangular waisted stand finely carved with Buddhism lions chasing a flaming pear in high relief to the straight waist between two board of lotus petals and all within two key-fret bands, the foot rim carved a band of floral scrolls, the wood of dark reddish-brown colour.  ... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2021

A rare Imperial Confucius-style lacquered qin, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 29. A rare Imperial Confucius-style lacquered qin, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); Overall 102cm (40in) long, shoulder 18cm (7in) wide, tail 13.5cm (5 1/4in) wide. Sold for HK$1,065,000  (Estimate HKD200,000 - 300,000 / US$26,000 - 39,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The slightly domed body with two waisted section on both sides, lacquered black, the surface finely cracked into shefu (snake's belly) lines, the top with thirteen mother-of-pearl-inlaid studs (hui), seven strings threaded through... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2021

A lianzhu-style 'Yuntao' lacquered qin, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 46. A lianzhu-style 'Yuntao' lacquered qin, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911); Overall 125cm (49 1/4in), shoulder 19cm (7 1/2in) wide, tail 15.8cm (6 1/4in) wide. Sold for HK$1,752,500 (Estimate HKD200,000 - 500,000 / US$26,000 - 64,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The body gently tapered from the head to the tail with a multiple-recessed shoulder and waist, the underside with seven spinach jade tuning pegs and two spinach jade circular goose-feet supporting the body, the top inlaid vertically with thirteen... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2021

An inscribed zitan brushpot, 19th century, signed Chen Hongshou (1768-1822)

Lot 67. An inscribed zitan brushpot, 19th century, signed Chen Hongshou (1768-1822); 17.5cm (7in) high, 18.2cm (7 1/4in) diam. Sold for HK$1,752,500 (Estimate HKD40,000 - 60,000/US$5,100 - 7,700). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of cylindrical form, the slightly wasted body incised with a long inscription by Chen Hongshou, also known as Manweng, recording his second son's birth and a poem, signed by the artist in the year of Bingzi, corresponding to 1816, the wood of dark reddish-brown colour and with characteristic veins. ... [Lire la suite]