25 février 2020

A rare embellished bamboo veneer wall vase, 18th century

Lot 1444. A rare embellished bamboo veneer wall vase, 18th century; 8 in. (20.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of faceted baluster shape, the front and sides of the tapering body carved with pendent blades inlaid with turquoise-colored cicadas and reserved on a diaper ground above a band of key fret on the shallow wood foot, the rounded shoulder carved with a taotie band, and the waisted neck inlaid with... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2020

A rare small bamboo veneer faceted water pot, 18th century

Lot 1443. A rare small bamboo veneer faceted water pot, 18th century; 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) square. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of square domed shape with faceted corners, each of the four sides finely decorated in veneer relief with a formal lotus spray, with pendent ruyi heads and foliate motifs on the corners, within narrow borders below the shallow neck, all in a darker shade in contrast to the paler ground, raised on four... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

A rare bamboo veneer ruyi scepter, 18th century

Lot 1440. A rare bamboo veneer ruyi scepter, 18th century; 13¾ in. (35 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The ruyi-shaped head finely decorated in low relief with a fruiting peach branch, the shaped rectangular panel in the center of the arched shaft decorated with a branch of finger citron and the ruyi-shaped tip decorated with a fruiting pomegranate branch, the three combined forming the sanduo, the rest of the shaft... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

A bamboo veneer scholar's box, 19th century

Lot 1435. A bamboo veneer scholar's box, 19th century; 11¼ in. (28.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 4,000- USD 6,000. Price realised USD USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The shallow rectangular box covered with a thin veneer of bamboo skin, fitted with two bamboo hinges on one side and a bamboo ruyi-shaped lock plate on the other, the surfaces polished to a soft luster to heighten the warm honey tones and patina of the bamboo.  Provenance: China 2000 Fine Art. Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2010

A rare bamboo veneer 'Hundred Shou Character' snuff bottle. 1750-1800. Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Be

A rare bamboo veneer 'Hundred Shou Character' snuff bottle. 1750-1800. Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's of rounded spade shape, with plain narrow sides tapering towards the flat foot, the slightly flared neck of square section, each main face carved with 50 shou ('longevity') characters, the bamboo stopper outlined with darker veneer surmounted by a ball finial; height 2 1/8 in., 5.4 cm – Estimate 60,000 - 90,000 USD PROVENANCE : Christie's New York, 1st December... [Lire la suite]