27 juillet 2016

A Dehua archaistic gu-form vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 122. A Dehua archaistic gu-form vase, 18th-19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The octagonal vase is molded around the central section withtaotie masks between leaf-shaped lappets on the flaring neck and foot. 18 7/8 in. (48 cm.) high. There is a firing crack which is visible around the base of the interior and across one side of the exterior base, which has been in-filled. Estimation: USD 6,000 - 8,000 Christie's on line. The Art of China.
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07 mars 2016

An Archaistic Pale Celadon Jade Cup, 17th century

Lot 379, An Archaistic Pale Celadon Jade Cup, 17th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the cylindrical body raised on three bear-form feet, the angular handle set with a sinuous chilong clambering aside, the exterior finely carved around in relief with confronting dragon and phoenix on a studded ground, the stone with opaque calcified areas mottled with russet brown coloration. Height 3 3/8  in., 8.6 cm ... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2016

An archaistic yellow jade 'chilong' tablet, 19th-20th century

Lot 378, An archaistic yellow jade 'chilong' tablet, 19th-20th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. in the form of a gui scepter combined with a bi disc, skillfully carved on one side in high relief with two sinuous chilong confronting a flaming pearl, the lower end with a third chilong clambering out of tumultuous waves, the reverse with a dense pattern of small bosses, the stone of a... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2016

An archaistic crayish-celadon jade 'chilong' bi-disc, 17th-18th century

Lot 377, An archaistic crayish-celadon jade 'chilong' bi-disc, 17th-18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form with a central aperture, carved on one side in high relief with two playful chilong, one biting on the bifurcated tail of the other, while the other grasping a lingzhi sprig in its mouth, the reverse carved in low relief with two confronting chilong with their tails interlocked together, the stone with some dark... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2015

An archaistic rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th century

An archaistic rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th century. Estimate 160,000 — 200,000 HKD (18,128 - 22,660 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the central section resting on a slightly flared foot with a galleried rim incised with a key-frey border repeated at the inner and outer mouthrims above, carved in low relief around the middle section with a border enclosing pair of archaistic kui dragons interrupted by a taotie mask, all against a leiwen ground... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2015

An archaistic rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, 17th century

An archaistic rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, 17th century. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD (16,995 - 22,660 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. of conical form, rising to a rim furled forming a spout, the body finely carved in low relief with a register of stylised taotie masks on a leiwen ground, set with two openwork handles modelled as a pair of chilongrendered with elongated bodies climbing up and peering over the interior of the vessel, the base with a two-character... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2015

An archaistic pale celadon jade 'Twelve symbols' tablet, Qing dynasty, 19th century

An archaistic pale celadon jade 'Twelve symbols' tablet, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Price Realized $150,000 . Photo Sotheby's in the form of a gui scepter combined with a bi disc issuing from tumultuous waves and rocks below, the bicarved on one side around the central aperture with the grain pattern of small spiral bosses, the reverse with ruyi scrolls, the gui carved with the Twelve Symbols in pairs of two, and a scaly... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2014

An archaistic celadon and russet jade ‘Chilong’ rhyton, late Ming dynasty

Lot 10. An archaistic celadon and russet jade ‘Chilong’ rhyton, late Ming dynasty;  17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the well-hollowed vessel terminating to a horned dragon head, carved to one side with a chilong peering over the rim forming the handle opposite another clambering chilong in high relief, the exterior carved in low relief with stylised cloud scrolls and a wide band of archaistic swirls, all below a keyfret band and foliate scroll at... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2014

An archaistic three-part blue and white openwork censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

An archaistic three-part blue and white openwork censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's Height 7 1/2 in., 19.1 cm Provenance: Christie’s New York, 27th November 1991, lot 378.Alberto Santos, London, 1997. The composite archaistic form of the present piece has been cleverly fashioned to be both of practical use and as a mnemonic device to conjure up the distant past. The concept of past reflection to both inform and inspire has deep roots in Chinese culture. The three tiers of enigmatic taotie masks summon... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2014

A carved rhinoceros horn archaistic 'chilong' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3015. A carved rhinoceros horn archaistic 'chilong' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period  (1736-1795); 16.7 cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,360,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's deftly carved with wide flaring sides, carved in low relief around the exterior with a frieze of taotie masks against a finely defined leiwen ground, one side further carved in openwork with a pair of clambering chilong forming the handle, the larger one with sharp claws and a bifurcated tail... [Lire la suite]