30 avril 2020

An agate 'mountain' brushrest, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 222. An agate 'mountain' brushrest, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The stand, 9cm, 3 1/2 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000. Lot sold 3,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. carved as three mountain peaks, the stone of grey tone with white and caramel inclusions, carved and pierced lapis lazuli stand. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 13 may 2015

15 mars 2020

Small lidded bowl-saliere in agate, Dresden, ca. 17th century

Lot 1030. Small lidded bowl-saliere in agate, Dresden, ca. 17th century. Baroque. In the manner of Johann Melchior Dinglinger, Biberach, 1664 - 1731, Dresden; 9 x 4.5 x 8.5 cm. Estimate 5 000 / 8 000 (€ 4 390 / 7 020). © Koller Agate, in a gilt, in part polychrome enameled mount. Mother-of-pearl lid, applied with small snails, in a gilt mount. The inside with label: Sammlung Hoffenreich 211. Note: Johann Melchior Dinglinger, born on 3 December 1664, learned the goldsmith's trade in Ulm. He... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

An exceptional agate 'demon mask' fitting, Neolithic period, Shandong, Longshan Culture (c. 3000-1700 BC)

Lot 700. An exceptional agate 'demon mask' fitting, Neolithic period, Shandong, Longshan Culture (c. 3000-1700 BC); 3.9 cm, 1 1/2  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,187,500 HKD (151,703 USD). © Sotheby's. the front side carved in varying levels of relief with strongly defined facial features, portrayed with slanting elliptical eyes with rounded pupils flanking a high-bridged nose with curled back nostrils, an open mouth revealing fangs and clenching... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2019

A rare carved agate ear cup, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 2808. A rare carved agate ear cup, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 3 3/8 in. (8.8 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 160,000 - HKD 240,000 (USD 20,544 - USD 30,816). Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vessel is thinly carved in the Han style. The oval bowl is with two flat crescent moon-shaped handles projecting below the rim at the longer sides, resting on a curved oval base. The luminous stone of attractive variegated tones is brilliantly polished, suffused with vermillion-red... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2019

Doyle to Auction Asian Works of Art on September 9

Lot 31. Chinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajra Vetali, Qianlong Six-Character Mark on Base. Height 7 1/2 inches. Estimate $20,000-30,000. Unsold. © Doyle  NEW YORK, NY -- Scheduled during the week of Asian sales in New York, Doyle’s Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, September 9 at 10am presents the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Showcased will be bronzes, jades, snuff bottles, porcelains, pottery, scholar’s... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2018

An agate 'Lotus' washer, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 12. An agate 'Lotus' washer, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 10.4 cm, 41⁄8 in. Estimate: 8,000-12,000 HKD. Lot sold 35,000 HKD (4,475 USD). © Sotheby's. naturalistically carved as a large lotus leaf borne on stems issuing flowers and a lotus pod around the exterior, detailed with a small frog and a conch shell on top, wood stand. Provenance: Collection of Emil Hultmark (1872-1943), and thence by descent in the family. Exhibited: Emil Hultmarks... [Lire la suite]

05 octobre 2018

A superbly carved and rare lobed agate bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi–Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 3605. A superbly carved and rare lobed agate bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi–Yongzheng period (1662-1735); 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate: 800,000-1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD (159,450 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the luminous stone with natural swirls and ripples of scarlet red and yellow on a translucent ground, exquisitely carved with shallow rounded sides elegantly rising from a short foot to a rim divided into eight lobes meticulously accentuated with subtle yet defined ridges and... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2018

An agate 'shou vase' recumbent chimera, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 365. An agate 'shou vase' recumbent chimera, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 16cm high. Estimate HK$40,000 - 60,000. Sold for HK$ 437,500 (€ 46,149). © Bonhams 2001-2018   Its elongated neck with head turned right looking backwards, with a single horn and flowing mane at the back of the head, the muscular body wearing a cloud-scroll-design cloth saddle and surmounted by a baluster vase with chi dragon handles, each side decorated with a shou character medallion encircled... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2018

An agate brushwasher, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3156. An agate brushwasher, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 13 cm., 5 1/8  in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 carved in the form of a furled vine leaf with two squirrels set on the rim and two birds and a butterfly perched on its sides, detailed with incised veins, attendant leaves and undulating stems bearing riped grapes picked out with fine russet specks, the pale brown translucent stone mottled... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2017

Achaemenid Gold Bracelet with Inlaid Termini in the Form of Duck's Heads, mid-6th-4th century B.C.E.

Achaemenid Gold Bracelet with Inlaid Termini in the Form of Duck's Heads, mid-6th-4th century B.C.E. Gold with lapis lazuli, agate, and carnelian inlay, W. 8 cm. © Miho Museum The massive bracelet is more or less a smaller, simplified version of catalogue number 40. The ducks are reduced to protomes with their heads turned back in a typical Achaemenid fashion.1 The bracelet is constructed of hollow gold tubing, and the duck protomes were formerly elaborately inlayed with colored stones. One duck bill is made of agate, the other of... [Lire la suite]