18 mars 2019

An very rare gilt and enameled porcelain figure of Amitayus, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 528. An very rare gilt and enameled porcelain figure of Amitayus, Qianlong period (1736-1795);4 5/8in (11.8cm) high. Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000. Sold for US$ 50,075 (€ 44,122) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Portrayed seated in dhyanasana, the hands held in dhyanamudra and supporting a amrita kalasha adorned with jewels picked out in iron-red enamel, wearing sanghati with borders of undulating lines between raised pearls, the serene expression with downcast eyes,... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2019

A rare yellow-ground green-enamelled 'Peach and Bird' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 523. A rare yellow-ground green-enamelled 'Peach and Bird' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 4 7/8in (12.4cm) diam. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. Sold for US$ 150,075 (€ 132,715). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Well potted with deep rounded sides supported on a tapered foot ring, the exterior finely incised and reserved in green enamel against the yellow-glazed ground with a repeated pattern of a fruiting peach tree and blossoming sprays growing adjacent to a garden rock, with... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2019

A Dingyao incised 'lotus' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 535. A Dingyao incised 'lotus' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 6 1/2in (16.7cm) diam. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 3,500 - 5,300). Sold for US$ 37,575 (€ 33,228) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Potted with shallow curved sides supported on a short foot, the interior finely and freely incised with a medallion enclosing a leafy lotus spray, encircled by six lines radiating outwards towards the notched metal-bound rim, covered overall with an ivory-white glaze.  ... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A finely carved 'chicken bone' jade 'marriage' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 524. A finely carved 'chicken bone' jade 'marriage' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7 1/2in (19.2cm) long. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 27,000 - 44,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Well carved with straight sides rising from a flat well, carved in low relief with a roundel featuring two ripe melons growing from leafy vines, flanked by a pair of loop handles suspending loose rings, surmounted by pierced butterflies at the rim, the exterior carved with archaistic S-scrolls, all supported on... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A fine and rare white jade bowl, Qianlong incised four character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 527. A fine and rare white jade bowl, Qianlong incised four character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 5in (12.8cm) diam. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 27,000 - 44,000). Sold for US$ 37,575 (€ 33,108) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Superbly carved with deep rounded sides rising from the flat well to a gently everted rim, the neatly-cut short, straight foot ring enclosing the four-character kaishu script reign mark on the flat foot, the lustrous, translucent stone of white tone... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2019

The Hobart Quail Bowls offered at Bonhams Sale of Chinese Works of Art

From the collection of Virginia "Ella" Hobart (1876-1958). Lot 522. An exceptionally rare pair of Imperial famille rose 'quails and chrysanthemums' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735); 3 3/4in (9.5cm) diam. Estimate $300,000–500,000 (€ 260,000 - 440,000). Sold for US$ 1,040,075 (€ 919,769) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- The highlight of Bonhams Chinese Works of Art sale is an exceedingly rare and important Imperial pair of bowls exquisitely enameled with the rare... [Lire la suite]