26 novembre 2022

A monumental cloisonné enamel 'kui dragon' tripod incense burner, Mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3806. A monumental cloisonné enamel 'kui dragon' tripod incense burner, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1735); overall h. 123 cm. Lot sold: 14,895,000 HKD (Estimate: 15,000,000 - 20,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the imposing incenser burner with a deep cylindrical body, surmounted by a short waisted neck and a broad mouth, supported on three solid gilt-bronze legs and flanked by two tall angular scroll handles attached to the shoulder and rim, the body decorated with... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2022

A cloisonné enamel duck-shaped incense burner and cover, 16th-17th century

Lot 119. A cloisonné enamel duck-shaped incense burner and cover, 16th-17th century; 18.7cm (7 3/8in) high. (3). Sold for £44,400 (Estimate $7,000 - $10,000). © Sotheby's 2022 Finely modelled in the shape of a duck with its head slightly turned and beak open, its feather decorated in vibrant green, yellow, white, red, turquoise and blue, repeated at the cover, its back with an opening in the shape of feather, its beak and webbed feet gilded, all fixed on a wooden stand in the shape of waves. ... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2022

A rare cloisonné enamel 'lotus scroll' brushpot, bitong, 17th century

Lot 12. A rare cloisonné enamel 'lotus scroll' brushpot, bitong, 17th century; 16cm (6 1/4in) high. (2). Sold for £21,675 (Estimate £4,000-£6,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Finely cast of cylindrical form and supported on a flat base, brightly enamelled around the exterior with a broad band of scrolling lotus picked out in blue, green, yellow and white enamels against a turquoise-blue ground, enclosed within chevron and segmented floret borders, the base enamelled with a yin-yang motif to... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2022

Cloisonné enamels from the Schroder Collection at Christie's London, 5 July - 19 July 2022

The Schroder family came to England from Hamburg in the late eighteenth century and became amongst the most successul of Europe's merchant bankers. Johann Friedrich Schroder established a trading company in London around 1801 and was later joined by his brother, Johann Heinrich (1784-1883), who set up his own business in 1818, J. Henry Schroder & Co. Johann Heinrich was succeeded by his son, Baron Sir John Henry (1825-1910), who acquired works of art on a grand scale. He displayed his extensive collection at The Dell, an old... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2022

A rare and large cloisonné enamel 'spring' basin, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3032. A rare and large cloisonné enamel 'spring' basin, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). H 26cm D 62cm. Sold for HKD 1,200,000 (Estimate 1,000,000 - 1,500,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. An American private collection 2. Sotheby's New York, 1 and 2 December 1992, lot 167 3. The Mandel Collection 4. Christie's Hong Kong, 30 May 2012, lot 3910 5. Sotheby's London, 7 November 2018, lot 35 6. J. J. Lally, New York. Exhibited: 1. High Museum,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2022

A rare cloisonné enamel 'floral' cupstand, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 285. A rare cloisonné enamel 'floral' cupstand, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 7⅝ in., 19.3 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. © Sothebys. the base incised with a six-character mark filled with blue enamel within a circle. Provenance: Massachusetts Private Collection. Note: Xuande mark and period cloisonné enamel cupstands are rare. Compare a closely related example with a stylized lotus in the center and a wave border on the flanged rim with a similarly incised... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2022

A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' hu-form vase, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 284. A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' hu-form vase, Late Ming dynasty. Height 13¼ in., 34.3 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. © Sothebys. Property from an American Private Collection. Provenance: Collection of Samuel P. Avery, Jr. (1847-1920). Gifted to the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, in 1909 (acc. no. 09.438). Literature: John Getz, Catalogue of the Avery Collection of Ancient Chinese Cloisonnés, New York, 1912, pl. 83. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2022

A cloisonné enamel hu-form vase, 16th-17th century

Lot 283. A cloisonné enamel hu-form vase, 16th-17th century. Height 13¼ in., 33.7 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. © Sothebys. Property from an American Private Collection. Provenance: Betty Killam, Chester, Connecticut, 1978.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022
18 mars 2022

An extremely rare large cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 282. An extremely rare large cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Height 16¼ in., 41.5cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. © Sothebys. the perimeter of the cover with irregularly spaced indentations (2). Provenance: Collection of General Charles H.T. Collis (1838-1902), and thence by descent.  Note: It is extremely rare to find a late Ming cloisonné enamel incense burner of this large size and quality. The vibrant design of... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2022

A large turquoise-ground cloisonné enamel 'dragon and phoenix' basin, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 90. A large turquoise-ground cloisonné enamel 'dragon and phoenix' basin, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 16¾ in., 42.7 cm. Diameter 7⅛ in., 18.2 cm. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD. © Sothebys. the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Christie's London, 4th May 1964, lot 151. Collection of Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. M.2.23. Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities... [Lire la suite]