05 avril 2015

An exceptional and extremely rare gilt-copper double box and cover, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 118. An exceptional and extremely rare gilt-copper double box and cover, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735);  17.9 cm., 7 in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD (1,368,190 - 1,710,238 EUR). Lot sold 14,480,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's superbly cast in the form of two conjoined circular tiered boxes, comprising a bottom tray surmounted by a smaller one and a cover of corresponding form, the sides of the trays decorated in relief with two... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2014

A fine white jade and russet double box and cover, Qianlong

A fine white jade and russet double box and cover, Qianlong. Photo: Bonhams Crisply carved as two flattened hollow spheres joined to form a single vessel with the base slightly recessed, the cover carved through the russet skin in low relief with two linked coins encircled by two bats with wing tips touching to echo the shape of the box. 5.6cm (2 1/4in) long (2). Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,900 - 7,400) Provenance: a European private collection, acquired in China by the great-grandfather of the present owner in the very early... [Lire la suite]
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28 décembre 2013

A German turned ivory double box and cover, 17th century, Nuremberg

A German turned ivory double box and cover, 17th century, Nuremberg. Photo Sotheby's the box of hexalobe section and with basket-weave design upon three gadrooned bun feet, a tall narrow box of similar design also upon three gadrooned bun feet and with a central support affixed to the lid, the lobed lid of the upper box rising to a nest of basket-weave openwork containing a tall footed vase decorated en suite, with a spray of six variously-carved flowers surrounding a central large trumpet-form flower from which emerge three... [Lire la suite]