20 août 2018

A fine white jade brushwasher, 18th century 

Lot 98. A fine white jade brushwasher, 18th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 768,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Well carved in the form of a large lingzhi fungus head borne on a gnarled stem which extends around the sides bearing leaves and smaller lingzhi fungi, with two smiling boys clinging to either edge of the rim, their hair tied in buns on the sides of their heads, one clutching a ruyi sceptre in his right hand,... [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]
10 juillet 2017

A small teadust-glazed porcelain brushwasher, China, 18th-19th century

Lot 583. A small teadust-glazed porcelain brushwasher, China, 18th-19th century. D. 6,4 cm. Estimate €600/1000. Lot sold €850. Courtesy Nagel. With wood stand. Good condition. Property from an old Austrian private collection.  Nagel. Fine Asian Art - Salzburg, 16./17.06.2017
11 mai 2017

A white jade brushwasher, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 114. A white jade brushwasher, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 13.4 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 52,500  GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly domed base with central button, finely carved in medium relief to the interior with branches of flowering begonia, the exterior with branches of flowering chrysanthemum, the stone of very pale celadon-white tone. Provenance: Purchased from John Sparks Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2017

Spherical Brushwasher with Two of the Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Spherical Brushwasher with Two of the Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Porcelain painted in underglaze blue. H. 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.); diam. 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Nickerson, 1900.1386. The Art Institute of Chicago ©2015 The Art Institute of Chicago.
31 août 2016

A large 'Guan'-type brushwasher, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 257. A large 'Guan'-type brushwasher, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of quadrilobed form, the shallow sides gently flaring to an everted rim, all supported on four ruyi-head feet, covered overall in a rich pale blue-gray glaze suffused throughout with a network of widely spaced dark gray crackles, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue, fitted wood stand (2). Length 9 7/8  in,... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2016

A very fine and rare clair-de-lune brushwasher, tangle xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

A very fine and rare clair-de-lune brushwasher, tangle xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image 2003 Of finely potted compressed globular form, covered both inside and out with a pale lavender-blue glaze pooling around the incurved rim to form an attractive blue halo, standing on a low foot - 4 7/8in. (12.2cm.) diam. Lot 349. Estimate $80,000 - $100,000. Price Realized $197,900  Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London.  Notes: The... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2016

A peachbloom-glazed brushwasher, tangle xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

A peachbloom-glazed brushwasher, tangle xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). © Christie's Image 2003 The exterior of the compressed body covered with a glaze of slightly grey-toned rose color with patches of pale yellowish-green mottling ending in a neat line at the white-glazed mouth rim and on the edge of the low, tapering foot, the interior glazed white. 4 5/8in. (11.8cm.) diam. Lot 332. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $5,975  ... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2016

Sotheby's to offer one of the most celebrated ancient collections of Chinese porcelain

Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- On 6 April 2016 in Hong Kong, Sotheby’s will offer one of the greatest collections of Chinese porcelain left in private hands. Put together in the mid-20th century by Roger Pilkington, one of the most eminent and active collectors of his day, the collection spans the heights of 1,000 years of Chinese porcelain production, from the Tang through to the Ming and on to the Qing dynasties, capturing all the greatest achievements in the field, and at the same time telling the fascinating... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2015

A green glass brushwasher, China, engraved Guangxu four-character mark and period

Lot 897. A green glass brushwasher, China, engraved Guangxu four-character mark and period. Estimate 600/1000 €. Lot sold 1.000 €. © 2015 Nagel Auctions wood stand - D. 8,2 cm - Minor wear Nagel. "Asian Art", 08/12/2015