05 octobre 2018

A pair of small amber carvings of the Hehe Erxian, 18th century

Lot 1205. A pair of small amber carvings of the Hehe Erxian, 18th century; 2 ¾ and 2 5/8 in. (6.9 and 6.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Each seated immortal has a jovial expression and wears long, flowing robes. One holds a flywhisk in his left hand and the other has an oval-shaped box resting on his lap. The semi-translucent amber has some opaque inclusions.  Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 October... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2018

An amber group of immortals and attendants on a boat, 18th-19th century

Lot 1204. An amber group of immortals and attendants on a boat, 18th-19th century; 4 7/8 in. (12.2 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The group depicts the Eight Daoist Immortals on a log boat borne on crashing waves.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 - 14 September 2018
05 octobre 2018

A superbly carved amber 'Prunus' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3357. A superbly carved amber 'Prunus' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11.4 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate: 300,000-500,000 HKD. Lot sold 337,500 HKD (43,052 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. carved in the form of an open prunus bloom with radiating veined petals and furled edges, the exterior exuberantly carved in openwork with intertwining stems issuing further flowering and budding prunus on the side and the base, the translucent material of a rich orange-brown tone, wood stand. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2018

A finely carved and large amber boat with scholars, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3335. A finely carved and large amber boat with scholars, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 17.5 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate: 600,000-1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (95,670 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the boat worked in the form of a substantial curved nodular log, extended to gnarled leafy branches issuing succulent peaches and blooming flowers on the raised end and around the exterior, the interior with two sages seated on either side of a long table with two cups and a qin,... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2018

A magnificent, large and rare amber figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3311. A magnificent, large and rare amber figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate: 1,000,000-1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD (159,450 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. standing with the hands folded before her belly, wearing long billowing robes hemmed with incised borders and further embellished by beaded tassels on the lower body, the bare chest adorned with a ruyi necklace and beaded tassels, the serene face with downcast eyes and a gentle... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2018

A large amber 'finger citron' snuff bottle, Mid Qing dynasty

Lot 364. A large amber 'finger citron' snuff bottle, Mid Qing dynasty; 11.3cm high. Estimate HK$45,000 - 60,000. Sold for HK$ 175,000 (€ 18,459). © Bonhams 2001-2018  The auspicious Buddha's finger citron carved issuing from gnarled leafy branches, with two bats feeding on the succulent fruit. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 24 Nov 2013, 14:00 HKT, HONG KONG, ADMIRALTY
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07 février 2018

An amber 'Lotus' brushwasher, 17th-18th century

Lot 41. An amber 'Lotus' brushwasher, 17th-18th century; 9.5cm., 3 ¾ in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. naturalistically modelled in the form of a curled leaf, borne on bundled stems issuing large lotus blooms and buds to the sides, the amber of an attractive translucent orange tone, the ivory stand carved with a pair of chilong and further lotus leaves and pods. Quantité: 2. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2017

Two amber altars for private devotion, Northeast German, probably Gdansk, c. 1680

Two amber altars for private devotion, Northeast German, probably Gdansk, c. 1680. Amber, ivory, glass, wooden core, Height 51 cm. © Art Chamber Georg Laue Both amber altars are worked in the round in the incrustation technique combining amber cabochons (partly adorned with intaglio on the backside) and ivory carvings of high quality. Comparable amber works at the Kunstkammer of castle Rosenborg in Copenhagen and in the Treasury of the Munich Residenz.
05 septembre 2017

Michel Redlin, Amber court box and board with complete set of amber chessmen, North-east German, Gdańsk, ca 1700

Michel Redlin (verified from 1688), Amber court box and board with complete set of amber chessmen, North-east German, Gdańsk, ca 1700. Amber, transparent and cloudy, in part carved and engraved, backed with silver foil, wooden carcass, brass fittings, drawer lined with blue silk, underside with Augsburg brocade paper; Chessboard: 37 x 37 x 11 cm; Chessmen: king height 7 cm, pawn height 5.5 cm © Art Chamber Georg Laue Published in: Laue, G .: Tresor. Treasures for European Kunstkammer, Munich 2017, p. 67, Fig.... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2017

Jacob Heise (verified 1654-1667 in Königsberg), Stem cup, Königsberg, ca 1660

Jacob Heise (verified 1654-1667 in Königsberg), Stem cup, Königsberg, ca 1660. Amber, Height 7.7 cm, width 10.5 cm. © Art Chamber Georg Laue Published in: Laue, G .: Tresor. Treasures for European Kunstkammer, Munich 2017, pp. 156-157, pp. 234-235, Cat. No. 44; Werner, M./Laue, G .: Bernstein - Sigmar Polke - Amber, New York 2006, p. 76, p. 104; Laue, G .: Bernstein. Treasures of European Art Chambers. Amber. Treasuries for European Kunstkammer, Munich 2006,... [Lire la suite]
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