02 janvier 2022

A rare Yixing 'chrysanthemum' teapot and a wood cover, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 5053. A rare Yixing 'chrysanthemum' teapot and a wood cover, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); w. 17.4 cm.  Lot sold: 94,500 HKD (Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 Note: In the 7th year of Yongzheng period (corresponding to 1729), the Qing imperial workshop records Gezuo chengzuo huoji qingdang [Records of the edicts of the various handiwork workshops] recorded that, "On the seventh day of the eighth month, according to a notice from... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2021

An important imperial zitan armchair, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

  Lot 1010. An important imperial zitan armchair, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 44 in. (111.8 cm.) high, 27 ¼ in. (69.2 cm.) wide, 20 in. (50.8 cm.) deep. Estimate: USD 500,000 - USD 700,000. Price realised USD 1,074,000. © Christie's 2021 The back splat is carved in openwork in the form of a vase and decorated in the European Rococo style below the scrolled headcrest and elegantly curved crestrail and curvilinear arms, fitted with openwork spandrels carved as... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2020

A pair of very rare imperial gilt-lacquer and mother-of-pearl-inlaid display cabinets, Yongzheng-Qianlong period

Lot 103. A pair of very rare imperial gilt-lacquer and mother-of-pearl-inlaid display cabinets, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795). Each 168.1cm (66 1/4in) high x 70.1cm (27 5/8in) wide x 32.2cm (12 3/4in) deep. (2). Estimate £ 50,000 - £ 80,000. Sold for £ 225,062 (€ 248,825). Courtesy Bonhams. One cabinet with nine variously proportioned and positioned open compartments, the other with eight compartments, all framed within black and gold lacquer friezes superbly... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2020

An extremely rare small gold pear-shaped ewer and cover, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 132. An extremely rare small gold pear-shaped ewer and cover, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 12.7cm, 5in. Estimate 70,000 — 100,000 GBP. Lot sold 118,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of finely cast pear-shaped form, delicately and intricately incised to one side with a lobed panel enclosing a stylised lotus bloom wreathed by feathery leafy scrolls, set to one side with a slender spout with a flat clasp, and to a right angle a handle terminating in zitan, surmounted by a domed... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A massive red-ground kesi silk hanging, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 3610. A massive red-ground kesi silk hanging, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 133 7/8 x 65 in. (340 x 165 cm.). Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 620,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Of rectangular form, intricately woven to depict a large lotus bloom at the centre dividing two further large blooms, one on the upper and the other on the lower panel, all borne on undulating stems growing smaller leaves and flowers and further detailed with... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2020

A fine and rare small Ming-style doucai 'dragon' jar, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 3387. A fine and rare small Ming-style doucai 'dragon' jar, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,060,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of compressed globular form, the jar is decorated in Chenghua-style with two winged dragons in underglaze-blue striding amidst flames and separated by clouds in green enamel between petal lappet borders painted in yellow. The countersunk base is inscribed with... [Lire la suite]

24 décembre 2019

A famille rose 'Quail' bowl, 18th Century, Yongzheng-Qianlong Period (1723-1795)

A finely painted famille rose porcelain bowl depicting a pair of Quail amongst rocks and blossoming flowers, 18th Century, Yongzheng-Qianlong Period  (1723-1795); 9.6 cm in diameter and 4.2 cm in height. Estimate €3,000 - €5,000. © Catawiki Provenance: Martindale Chinese Art, London.  ... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2019

A finely carved pair of Chinese cinnabar lacquer boxes and covers, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 14. A finely carved pair of Chinese cinnabar lacquer boxes and covers, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 1,000. Price realised GBP 4,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Crisply carved to the upper surface with a central panel enclosing scholars and attendants in pavilions within a mountainous river landscape with pine, wutong and plantain trees, enclosed within a border of stylised archaistic scrolls, the sides with various... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2019

A famille rose ruby-back dish, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 770. A famille rose ruby-back dish, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 8 1/8 in. (20.5) cm. diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The dish is delicately enameled in the interior in vibrant tones with an elegant lady dressed in elaborate robes seated on a barrel-form stool beside large wine jars, jardinières and an incense stand as she watches two young boys at play. The exterior is covered with a ruby-pink enamel. ... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2019

A copper-red-glazed pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 754. A copper-red-glazed pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 11 5/8 in. (29.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The exterior is covered with a mottled glaze of deep red color suffused with a fine network of crackle, paling to a creamy-white at the rim and continuing into the interior. Provenance: Celia Schmidt Collection.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1978.   ... [Lire la suite]