28 mars 2017

Sotheby's to offer one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands

Lot 101. An Exceptionally Large, Fine And Important Blue And White Lobed 'Fish Pond' Bowl, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 23 cm. Estimate upon request. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2017 will take place on 5 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sales will be led by an outstanding Xuande lobed bowl, one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands (pictured above), and a monumental Imperial silk tapestry kesi... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2017

A grey and russet jade 'Tiger' pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and a carved celadon jade 'Dragon pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th c

Lot 76. A grey and russet jade 'Tiger' pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and a carved celadon jade 'Dragon pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,759 - USD 10,345) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The first pendant is carved in the form of a tiger. The stone is of a pale grey tone with some dark russet inclusions. The second is carved and pierced as an archaistic dragon. The body is coiled and decorated with an incised scrolling motif. The stone is of an even... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2016

A celadon jade ‘Shoulao and boy’ group, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 227. A celadon jade ‘Shoulao and boy’ group, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the standing deity holding a gnarled lingzhi branch hanging a double gourd, with a boy crouching beside supporting a large peach; 8.5 cm, 3 3/8  in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 09 Nov 2016
15 octobre 2016

A finely carved celadon jade boat, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3634. A finely carved celadon jade boat, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,375,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. worked in the form of a flat-bottomed boat on a bed of swirling waves, the bow covered with an arched woven roof and the mast folded on the side, with a long bamboo stick leaning diagonally against the roof hanging a cloak, the prow rendered with a standing figure steering the... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2016

A celadon jade carving of a buffalo, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220)

Lot 23. A celadon jade carving of a buffalo, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000 (USD 19,420 - USD 32,367). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The surface is carved in intaglio with fine hair markings. 2 5/8 in. (6.5 cm.) long Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1993 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
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12 septembre 2016

A celadon jade 'qin' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 242. A celadon jade 'qin' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000. Photo: Sotheby's. carved with the mouth of the bottle at the top of the qin in the area known as the 'phoenix tongue', the body of the instrument wrapped with a piece of brocade and fastened with a toggle, the stone with enhanced russet coloration, stopper (2). Height 4 3/8  in., 11 cm.  Property from the collection of Robert and Maurine Muntz Provenance: Robert Hall, London,... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2016

A celadon jade ‘Monkey and Peach’ group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3. A celadon jade ‘Monkey and Peach’ group, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's worked in the form of two monkeys climbing on a large peach borne on leafy flowering branches issuing flowers around the sides, one monkey perched on the large fruit, while the other grasps on a branch beside, the stone of an even celadon tone, wood stand. Quantité: 2 - 11 cm, 4 3/8 in. Provenance: Roger Keverne, London. Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2016

A rare inscribed celadon jade and zitan 'nine dragon' hat stand, cyclical year of dingji of the Qianlong period, 1737

Lot 34. A rare inscribed celadon jade and zitan 'nine dragon' hat stand, dated by inscription to the cyclical year of dingji of the Qianlong period, corresponding to 1737 and of the period. Estimate £30,000 – £50,000 ($43,380 - $72,300). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.   The top of the upper section is intricately carved with two five-clawed dragons amidst clouds, surrounding a roundel containing the characters Qianlong yu yong, 'for the imperial use of the Qianlong Emperor'. The... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2016

Lark Mason Associates announces sale of more than 400 lots of important Asian art on iGavel

Chinese Huanghuali Cosmetic Chest, ca. 1700. Height: 15 inches, width: 13 3/4 inches, depth: 10 1/4 inches. Estimate $40 000-60 000. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX.- Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 400 lots of important Asian art will be up for bidding on igavelauctions.com in an online sale that goes live on March 29 and closes on April 19th. The outstanding works of art represent a wide swathe of Asian periods and disciplines, from the Sui dynasty through... [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]