22 janvier 2021

A Pair of Famille Rose Roosters, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 71. A Pair of Famille Rose Roosters, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 14 1⁄2 in. (36.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. Each colorful bird modeled standing on a pierced rockwork base, its head turned to the side. Literature: W.R. Sargent, Chinese Porcelain in the Conde Collection, Madrid, 2014, p. 83. Note: An auspicious bird in China, associated with good luck as well as faithfulness and... [Lire la suite]

22 décembre 2020

A pair of sand-yellow-ground famille rose dishes, Daoguang six-character seal marks in iron red and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 34. A pair of sand-yellow-ground famille rose dishes, Daoguang six-character seal marks in iron red and of the period (1821-1850). Diamètre: 18,8 cm. (7 3/8 in.). Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000. Price realised EUR 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Reposant sur un petit pied, l'intérieur est finement peint de fleurs d'orchidée, la partie supérieure rehaussée d'une inscription poétique. Le revers est orné de quatre chauves-souris en rouge de fer et une marque en cachet de l'empereur... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2020

A massive and rare famille rose painted enamel tray, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 150. A massive and rare famille rose painted enamel tray, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 87.5cm (34 1/2in) wide x 57.2cm (22 1/2in) deep. Estimate HK$ 250,000-350,000. Sold for HK$ 402,500 (€ 42,819). Photo: Bonhams. Delicately painted in nine panels with fauna and flora, the main rectangular panel depicting a pair of pheasants and a pair of mandarin ducks amongst flowery branches of peonies and magnolia, the pheasants roosting on rockwork, all within a leafy lotus-scroll border in pink enamel,... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2020

A pair of famille rose 'ladies' dishes, Yongzheng period (1723-1736)

Lot 39. A pair of famille rose 'ladies' dishes, Yongzheng period (1723-1736); Each 19.7cm (7 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for £ 37,562 (€ 42,258). Photo: Bonhams. Each potted with shallow rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the interior finely painted with a seated lavishly dressed lady painting a leaf by a table, her attendant holding a floral fan to her side, a group of lingzhi stems, fly whisk and incense burner resting on the gilt stand behind them, one dish... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2020

A rare famille rose 'floral sprays' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period, the enamels probably later added

  ot 34. A rare famille rose 'floral sprays' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period, the enamels probably later; 19cm (7 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 3,000-5,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,036)). Photo: Bonhams. Thinly potted with gently curving sides rising from slightly tapered foot, enamelled possibly later with a peony spray in the well, with four sprigs of lotus, magnolia, chrysanthemums and prunus around the cavetto. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 28 April 1953, lot... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2020

A very rare famille rose 'butterflies and peonies' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 37. A very rare famille rose 'butterflies and peonies' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 20cm (7 7/8in) diam. Estimate £ 3,000 - £ 5,000. Sold for £ 212,562 (€ 235,057). Courtesy Bonhams. The dish finely potted with gently curving sides rising from a short inward-tapering foot to a slightly everted rim, delicately enamelled with two butterflies fluttering in mid-air beneath a branch of flowering peony blossoms. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London (label), circa 1924... [Lire la suite]

02 novembre 2020

Bonhams Announces Highlights for London Asian Art Week Sales in November

Courtesy Bonhams.  This November, Asian Art in London returns to Bonhams with a series of four sales celebrating centuries of Asian artistry and ingenuity. The four sales comprise: "Asian Art" on 2 November (Knightsbridge), "Fine Netsuke from a French Private Collection" on 4 November (New Bond Street), "Fine Chinese Art" on 5 November (New Bond Street), and "Fine Japanese Art" on 5 November (New Bond Street). Asian ArtLondon Knightsbridge2 November 10:30am GMT Opening the series, Bonhams Knightsbridge Asian Art sale will... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2020

A large famille rose lime-green ground double-gourd vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1736-1

Lot 347. A large famille rose lime-green ground double-gourd vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1736-1795); 15¼ in. (38.8 cm.) high, box. Estimate: 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. painted around the steep sides with the 'Three Abundances', each rendered borne on a leafy gnarled branch, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark. Provenance: The Norwegian Honorary Consul of Hong... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2020

A famille-rose globular water pot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 874. A famille rose globular water pot, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The finely-potted globular body with a short waisted neck, delicately decorated with blossoming flowers amidst a butterfly in flight.. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2020

A rare famille rose magnolia-form cup, Qianlong four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 873. A rare famille rose magnolia-form cup, Qianlong four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Modeled as a magnolia blossom with overlapping petals enameled in pale lime green shading to ivory below the gilded rim, borne on a budding branch that forms the foot, the interior covered in turquoise enamel. Provenance: Mr. & Mrs. F. Brodie Lodge... [Lire la suite]