08 avril 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze archaistic 'taotie' vessel, zun, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3517. A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze archaistic 'taotie' vessel, zun, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 15.1 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,495,000 HKD (579,001 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.  cast with a compressed globular central section resting on a splayed foot and flaring at the trumpet mouth, the bulbous mid-section superbly enamelled with four golden-olive taotie masks highlighted with multi-coloured outlines... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel 'Mythical Beast' rhyton, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3705. A rare cloisonné enamel 'Mythical Beast' rhyton, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 10 cm, 3  7/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,187,500 HKD (152,962 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly cast with a hollow body and an upturned bottom-end shaped in the form of a mythical beast's head defined with outlines of a prominent snout, further rendered with a pair of curved horns, the exterior of the vessel brightly decorated with multi-coloured enamels with floral... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

A spinach-green jade circular table screen and a cloisonné enamel stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 821. A spinach-green jade circular table screen and a cloisonné enamel stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10 ¼ in. diam., 16 ½ in. high including the cloisonné enamel stand. Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000. Price realised USD 519,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each side well carved with a scene of a deer and a pavilion in a mountainous setting of rockface and trees, the stone of rich spinach-green color. Provenance: The Irving Collection, no. 331, prior... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2019

A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty

Lot 90. A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty; 50.5 cm, 19 7/8 in. Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000. © Sotheby's. the deep straight sides rising to a broad flattened galleried rim, the interior brightly decorated in multi-coloured enamels against a deep turquoise ground, centred with a red mythical beast portrayed with a fierce expression carrying a large peach on its back, encircled by three finely detailed phoenixes with their wings outstretched, with four sinuous dragons at the rim... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2018

A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 90. A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 50.5 cm,  19 7/8  in. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000. © Sotheby's. the deep straight sides rising to a broad flattened galleried rim, the interior brightly decorated in multi-coloured enamels against a deep turquoise ground, centred with a red mythical beast portrayed with a fierce expression carrying a large peach on its back, encircled by three finely detailed phoenixes with their... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2018

A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' stupa, late Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 209. A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' stupa, late Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Hauteur: 64 cm. (25 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 10,000 - EUR 15,000. Price realised EUR 143,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Reposant sur un socle circulaire surélevé, la panse du stupa est entièrement décorée de rinceaux de lotus. L'ouverture frontale est constituée d'un panneau en forme de pétale de lotus. La partie supérieure tubulaire à décor de motifs floraux est surmontée par un dais orné de riches guirlandes. Le sommet est... [Lire la suite]

04 juin 2018

A cloisonné enamel dish decorated with Daoist Immortals, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 186. A cloisonné enamel dish decorated with Daoist Immortals, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Diameter 20.5 cm. Estimate CHF 8 000 / 12 000 (€ 6 670 / 10 000). Sold for CHF 22 100. Courtesy Koller.  The figural decoration in the center, surrounded by the eight Buddhist emblems on blue ground. On the reverse lotus scrolls on blue ground on the base and on turquoise ground on the well. Enamels slightly worn. Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Wednesday 06 June 2018 10.00 AM
04 juin 2018

A cylindrical cloisonné enamel box and cover, China, 17th century

Lot 187. A cylindrical cloisonné enamel box and cover, China, 17th century. Diameter 9 cm, height 4 cm. Estimate CHF 10 000 / 15 000 (€ 8 330 / 12 500). Sold for CHF 12 500. Courtesy Koller.  Polychrome decoration of pomegranates on the cover, a double varja on the bottom and flower scrolls on the sides on turquoise ground. Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Wednesday 06 June 2018 10.00 AM
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04 juin 2018

A cloisonné enamel arrow vase, Ming dynasty, 15th–16th century

Lot 660. A cloisonné enamel arrow vase, Ming dynasty, 15th–16th century; 13.2 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck and set with a pair of tubular handles, the exterior enamelled with lotus and flower scrolls against a turquoise ground. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 May 2018.  
04 juin 2018

A cloisonné enamel 'carp' basin, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 653. A cloisonné enamel 'carp' basin, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 175,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with rounded sides rising from a flat base to an everted rim, the interior depicted with a large carp emerging from turbulent waves below a sun and a moon, further surrounded by lotus scrolls around the cavetto, the flat rim decorated with smaller flower scrolls, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]