23 avril 2020

A cream and russet jade elephant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 640. A cream and russet jade elephant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The elephant is carved standing foursquare upon scrolling waves, the details of his tail are finely incised. The stone is of a creamy tone with russet inclusions, wood stand. Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, London, South Kensington, 15 May 2015
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21 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel elephant, 18th-19th century

Lot 51. A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel elephant, 18th-19th century; 30.8cm (12 1/8in) high. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 137,500 (€ 16,371). Photo Bonhams. Beautifully cast standing with its head turned right, the white body fastened with brightly enamelled trappings and a saddle cloth, decorated on each side with a beribboned chime above rockwork and cresting waves, with a saddle and a tall tapered double-gourd vase on the animal's back, the vase with a ribbon tied at the waist,... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2019

The Palmela Kakiemon Elephants. A pair of fine and rare Kakiemon elephants, Edo period, late 17th century

Lot 80. The Palmela Kakiemon Elephants. A pair of fine and rare Kakiemon elephants, Edo period, late 17th century; 13.8 cm., 5½ in. high. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the seated figure holding a fan with a daisho slung around his waist, the moulded details of the laced sode, do and undergarments clearly delineated, the kabuto with shikoro and large turnbacks with mon, the maedate in the form of a tama in the centre of the kuwagata, all decorated in iron-red, green, blue, yellow and black... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2019

A small grey jade carving of an elephant, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3237. A small grey jade carving of an elephant, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 2 1/4 in. (5.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price Realized HKD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The recumbent elephant carved in the round with a large rotund body supported on four stout legs, finely incised with creases, its head turned slightly to one side with its trunk resting beside its foot, the stone of an opaque light grey tone with some minor darker... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A small pale greyish-green and russet jade figure of an elephant, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 1225. A small pale greyish-green and russet jade figure of an elephant, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The stocky, caparisoned elephant is shown with a boy sprawled on its back atop a fringed blanket decorated with a dragon rising from waves on one side and waves breaking against a rock on the other. There is an area of dark grey color, some areas of russet color and... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2019

A carved and gem set jade elephant, India, late 19th century

Lot 199. A carved and gem set jade elephant, India, late 19th century; 1 3/8 ins. (3.5 cm.) wide; 7/8 in. (2.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds and rubies. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019

28 mars 2017

Sotheby's to offer one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands

Lot 101. An Exceptionally Large, Fine And Important Blue And White Lobed 'Fish Pond' Bowl, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 23 cm. Estimate upon request. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2017 will take place on 5 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sales will be led by an outstanding Xuande lobed bowl, one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands (pictured above), and a monumental Imperial silk tapestry kesi... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2016

Elephant, Allemagne du Sud, probablemement XVIIIe siècle

Lot 9. Elephant, Allemagne du Sud, probablemement XVIIIe siècle. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 €. Invendu. Photo Sotheby's statuette en ivoire; 13 x 14 cm ; 5 by 5 1/2 in. A South German, probably 18th century ivory statuette of an elephant Sotheby's. B. B. S. Un Hommage, Paris, 30 Jun 2016
20 juillet 2015

A pale celadon jade elephant and a spinach-green and celadon jade box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A pale celadon jade elephant and a spinach-green and celadon jade box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  40,000 — 60,000  HKD.  Lot. sold 262,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the elephant standing foursquare, caparisoned with a large saddle cloth detailed with a large sun among waves and further bats and chilong, supporting a vase incised with flowers and the yin yang symbol, wood stand; the spinach-green quatrefoil box set with of a pale celadon jade cover,... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2015

Tate opens exhibition devoted to the sculpture produced during Queen Victoria’s reign

Sir Francis Chantrey, Queen Victoria, 1838 – 1841. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014 LONDON.- Sculpture Victorious is the first major exhibition devoted to the innovative and compelling sculpture produced during Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901). It shows how sculpture featured in all aspects of Victorian politics, empire and industry and includes major Victorian sculptors like Francis Chantrey and Alfred Gilbert, alongside lesser-known artists such as Mary Watts and William... [Lire la suite]