16 mai 2019

A pair of cloisonné enamel caparisoned elephants, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 112. A pair of cloisonné enamel caparisoned elephants, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each elephant is modelled in mirror image standing four-square with their heads turned to the left and right. The bodies are executed in white enamel and decorated with colourful trappings. Each back is covered by a long saddlecloth decorated with a chime amongst clouds above crashing waves, supporting a... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2019

A pair of cloisonné and gilt-bronze caparisoned elephants, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2618. A pair of cloisonné and gilt-bronze caparisoned elephants, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 24.7 cm., 9 3/4 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,140,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. each finely cast in the form of an elephant carrying on its back a cloisonné vase with animal-mask ring handles, the gilded beast with crescent eyes and long tusks, standing with its head turned to one side, its body harnessed with decorative trappings set with semi-precious... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2018

'Immortal Landscapes: Jade from the Collection' at the Crow Collection of Asian Art

Jade Mountain, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century. Jade (nephrite), 12.5 x 4 x 8 ins, Crow Collection of Asian Art, 1987.17. © 2018 Crow Museum of Asian Art & Crow Family Foundation. DALLAS, TX.- Mountains lie at the heart of Chinese culture and art. A bridge between the human and transcendental realms, they have provided an enduring source of inspiration for poets, scholars, and artists, and continue to remain an important theme within China’s various artistic traditions. The idea of the scholar-official or... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2018

Michael C. Hughes LLC at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

The Metropolitan Meiping: A Rare Sgraffito Cizhou Vase, Meiping, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 12-13th century. Height: 15 3/8 inches © Michael C. Hughes LLC An Imperial Blue and White Two-Handled Bombe Censer, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566). Approx. 9 inches across handles. © Michael C. Hughes LLC Painted on each side with confronted five-clawed dragons contesting a central flaming pearl above breaking waves and rockwork, the spreading foot with scrolling... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2017

A pair of famille rose caparisoned elephants, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 95. A pair of famille rose caparisoned elephants, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 64,300 - USD 102,880) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017.  Each elephant is modelled standing foursquare with its head turned to one side, with bluish-ivory coloured tusks and the hide naturalistically marked in grey. Each wears colourful and gilt trappings, the saddlecloth is decorated with foaming waves below tasselled chimes, and each saddle bears a... [Lire la suite]