06 avril 2020

A rare imperial ivory and bamboo-veneer melon-shaped box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3306. A rare imperial ivory and bamboo-veneer melon-shaped box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12.5 cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,180,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the oval-shaped melon oriented on its side divided lengthwise into evenly spaced segments by furrows, the cover embellished with green-stained ivory leaves and tendrils and two small rock crystal butterflies, the box similarly deocorated with the green stem issuing... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2010

“Water, Pine And Stone Retreat Collection - Objects cf Contemplation” @ Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Lot 1728. The Qianlong Emperor's Bamboo-veneer Ruyi Sceptre. An imperially inscribed bamboo-veneer ruyi-sceptre, Qianlong period, poem composed in the bingzi year (1756); 34.7 cm., 13 5/8 in. Estimate 13,000,000 - 15,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 15,780,000 HKD (1,529,790 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's the smooth, golden bamboo-veneer surface carved with a naturalistic curved lingzhi stalk terminating with a large head with an attendant fungus on the top, the decoration incised in low-relief on three... [Lire la suite]