01 mars 2019

Christie's to offer one of the most significant collections of Chinese Export art

The Tibor Collection © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced The Tibor Collection: A Noble Eye for Chinese Export, one of the most significant collections of Chinese Export porcelain in the world. Covering all aspects of Chinese Export porcelain, from late Ming blue and white to 18th century armorial and European subject wares, the sale is named for the stunning, oversized vases, jars and ‘soldier vases’ known in Hispanic America as tibores, of which more than 50 examples are offered,... [Lire la suite]

02 janvier 2016

MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: The James E. Sowell Collection, Part III, Chinese porcelain

Over a period of twenty years James Sowell slowly assembled the best collection of Chinese porcelain birds, animals and figures in the country. Not only comprehensive, the Sowell Collection features jewels of top quality in each category it encompasses, from important, large pairs of majestic birds, courtiers and exotic animals to charming and colorful figures of laughing boys and courting couples. The collection resided happily in the Sowells’ Dallas home surrounded by classic English furniture... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2014

Chinese rank badges at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Imperial Duke's insignia, China, Qianlong (1736 - 1795), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), 'kesi' [woven silk],  26.0 x 27.3 cm.Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2000, 189.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney In the Ming and Qing dynasties the aristocracy as well as civil and military officials wore rank-defining badges on the front and back of their robes. The front-facing dragon would have been worn by a Prince of the Blood, who had been granted... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2014

Crane, China for export, ca. 1750

Crane, China for export, ca. 1750, porcelain. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.
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23 mai 2014

Bronze Belt Hook, Two Carvings of Jade and Agate,

Bronze Belt Hook, Two Carvings of Jade and Agate,  China, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) and late Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Photo courtesy Auctionata Bronze, jade and agate. Belt hook encrusted with a rich patina of malachite green. Jade Ming style crane with a lingzhi fungus. The stone typical of that sourced in the Ming dynasty, of mottled celadon and brown tones. An agate brush washer in the form of a monkey and peach. Length of the belt hook: 7 cm. Width of the carvings: 6 to... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2013

Platinum, Diamond, Onyx and Pearl Brooch

Platinum, Diamond, Onyx and Pearl Brooch. Photo Sotheby's Depicting a crane holding a pearl measuring approximately 5.3 mm, set with old European and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.00 carats, with onyx accents. Estimation: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot. Vendu 10,000 USD Please note the pearl has not been tested for natural origin Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels/ New York | 17 Apr 2013  www.sothebys.com
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28 mars 2012

Boucheron. Figure of a crane. 20th Century

Boucheron. Figure of a crane. 20th Century. Photo Hampel. Height: 31 cm. Box height: 41 cm. Produced and stamped by the company Boucheron, Paris. At the base gold stamp "750" as well as manufacturers stamp "Boucheron" and maker's mark. Hammer price € 12,200In rock crystal, gold filled with precious stones and diamonds. The body of the bird in rock crystal, the legs, the crest and the tail feather tips in 18 ct gold, in the eyes gemugelten emeralds set in gold, on the ridge above the... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2011

Chinese Rank Badges, Buzi @ Christie's NY

 A Rare Pair Of Brocade Gold-Ground Civil Official's Rank Badges of a Peacock, Buzi. Late 17th-Early 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Made for a civil official of the third rank and finely woven with a peacock (kongque) with spread wings and tail facing the sun and surrounded by ruyi-shaped clouds as it stands on one leg on a pierced rock emerging from a band of rolling waves tossed with 'precious objects', all in shades of blue, coral red, and turquoise reserved on a gold ground, all within a double blue... [Lire la suite]