26 octobre 2021

The Best of Chinese Art at Bonhams November Asian Art Week in London

Lot 234. An extremely rare and important cloisonné enamel 'pomegranates' box and cover, Xuande incised six-character marks and of the period (1426-1435); 12cm (4 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 400,000 - 600,000 (€ 480,000 - 710,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 London - This Asian Art Week in London celebrated each November will undoubtedly be an exciting one at Bonhams. The week begins with a wide range of pieces on offer in the Asian Art sale, which will be held at Bonhams Knightsbridge on Monday 1st November. The... [Lire la suite]

21 octobre 2021

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

Lot 3655. A magnificent and extremely rare large cloisonné enamel 'peach' basin, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 71.6 cm. Lot sold: 1,890,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 HKD). ©  2021 Sotheby's  superbly cast with a massive hollow body in the form of a peach borne on a leafy gilt branch issuing peach, pomegranate and finger citron, representing the 'Three Abundances', the exterior vibrantly decorated with the an baxian reserved on a dense... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2021

A very rare and exceptional imperial cloisonné enamel zun-form vase, Xuande period (1426-1435)

Lot 870. A very rare and exceptional imperial cloisonné enamel zun-form vase, Xuande period (1426-1435); 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 375,000. © Christie's 2021 The vase is cast with a spreading foot that rises to a cushion-form mid-section and a trumpet neck, with four gilt vertical flanges on each section. The sides are decorated with peony blossoms on the foot, lotus scrolls on the mid-section, and upright overlapping plantain leaves with... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2021

A superb cloisonné enamel tripod censer, cover and stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1010. A superb cloisonné enamel tripod censer, cover and stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 14 ¼ in. (36.2 cm.) high overall. Estimate: USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 600,000. © Christie's 2021 The body of the censer is enameled with confronted archaistic dragons centered and divided by notched flanges, and is raised on three tall curved legs emerging from stylized gilt animal heads. The domed cover is decorated with stylized bats alternating with lotus blossoms on foliate... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2021

A fine cloisonné enamel bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 177. A fine cloisonné enamel bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 4 7/8in (12.3cm) high; 10 1/2in (26.8cm) diameter. Estimate US$6,000 - $10,000. Sold for US$ 12,750. © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of impressive size, the deep bowl with gently sloping sides tapering to an everted rim, the interior decorated with fronted lotus blossoms picked out in yellow, white, blue, and red on a field surrounding a large single red blossom, the exterior similarly decorated, a band of chrysanthemums above the splayed... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2021

A cloisonné enamel and gilt bronze double-handled vase, Jingtai Mark, the vase 16th century, the mounts possibly 17th century

Lot 176. A cloisonné enamel and gilt bronze double-handled vase, Jingtai Mark, the vase 16th century, the mounts possibly 17th century; 10 1/2in (26.7cm) high. Estimate US$50,000 - US$80,000. Sold for US$ 31,562 . © Bonhams 2001-2021 The cloisonné decorated with gently meandering formal lotus scrolls on a turquoise blue ground around the entire body and neck, the mouth mounted in gilt bronze with a shallow cup-shaped rim with a thin band of key-pattern, the neck of the vase mounted... [Lire la suite]

23 septembre 2021

A cloisonné enamel double-gourd vase, 16th century

  Lot 174. A cloisonné enamel double-gourd vase, 16th century; 7 1/2in (19.1cm) high. Estimate US$10,000 - US$15,000. Sold for US$ 6,375 (€ 5,435). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The waisted double gourd body formed with the lower section rising to a canted neck with a narrow mouth and a gilt metal lip, decorated overall in vibrant tones of purple and green with with leafy black clusters of grapes on a white enamel ground, supported by a gilt metal flaring foot. Property from... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2021

A cloisonné enamel dragon dish, Early 17th century

Lot 179. A cloisonné enamel dragon dish, Early 17th century; 9 1/2in (24.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 17,000). Sold for US$ 9,562 (€ 8,146). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The long, rectangular three-board top composed of a mitred, mortise and tenon frame with thumb-print edge above plain aprons and u-shaped spandrels supported by slightly splayed legs of rounded section joined by paired stretchers, the whole covered by a rich layer of brown lacquer exhibiting fine crackle throughout. ... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2021

A cloisonné enamel pomegranate form jar, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 180. A cloisonné enamel pomegranate form jar, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 4 1/2in (11.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 25,000 - 42,000). Sold for US$ 19,062. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The bulbous body rendered on the rich, leafy green ground with a continuous pattern of six lotus blossoms enclosed by radiating branches below the mouth shaped as an open bud, the blossoms executed in delicate white, blue, red, and yellow enamels above the gilt metal straight foot. ... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2021

A cloisonné enamel scroll-form table, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A cloisonné enamel scroll-form table, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) long. Price on request. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The top with a shaped cartouche depicting five bats, wu fu, in flight beside pine trees and rockwork emerging from crashing waves, all beneath clouds scrolls reserved on geometric cell-pattern grounds and flanked by six stylised shou roundels, the underside with a classic lotus scroll. Provenance: Sold at Christie’s London, 9 November 2010, lot 263A... [Lire la suite]