03 mai 2020

A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel hanging basket, 17th century

Lot 308. A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel hanging basket, 17th century; 20.8cm, 8¼in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 20,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body with a constricted waist, rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck, surmounted by a wide galleried rim forming a basket, set with a gilt-bronze chain handle decorated with kui dragons, the body brightly decorated with flowering branches issuing from jagged rocks between horizontal bands of floral scrolls... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2020

A rare pair of gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel horses, 18th century

Lot 52. A rare pair of gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel horses, 18th century. Each 10.5cm (4 1/8in) high. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 125,000 (€ 14,883). Photo Bonhams. Each enamelled in white with black spots over the entire body, encircled by a tasselled trapping suspending bells, the back draped with a colourful saddle and saddle blanket in blue, yellow and red enamels, the head with a blue bridle, gilt wire reins, and a loose bell beneath the neck.  Note: Cloisonné enamel... [Lire la suite]
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]
21 avril 2020

A large imperial gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'dragon' parfumier, 19th century

Lot 65. A large imperial gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'dragon' parfumier, 19th century; 110cm (43 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$230,000 - 300,000. Sold for HK$ 562,500 (€ 66,974). Photo: Bonhams. The tall pierced cylindrical mid-section decorated in relief with a gilt five-clawed dragon on a ground of swirling dark blue clouds, its long scaly body coiled upwards in chase of a flaming pearl, the domed cover modelled in the form of a yellow tiled roof surmounted by a band of ruyi-heads and a rounded knop... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2020

A rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel cup stand, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

  Lot 433. A rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel cup stand, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435); 19.2cm., 7 1/2 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 61,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. the interior cast with a domed ring to the centre with a flat well and everted rim, finely enamelled to the centre with a single lotus spray framed by a border of lotus lappets, lotus and chrysanthemum sprays, the well with scattered florets with cloud scrolls interspersed by floret... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2018

Rare brûle-parfum et socle en bronze doré et émaux cloisonnés, luduan, Dynastie Qing, époque Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 143. Rare brûle-parfum et socle en bronze doré et émaux cloisonnés, luduan, Dynastie Qing, époque Qianlong (1736-1795); 47 cm, 18 1/2  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 EUR. Lot sold 156,250 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. l'animal fabuleux trapu se tenant droit sur ses quatre pattes tendues, la gueule ouverte à l'expression féroce montrant des crocs acérés, flanquée de deux oreilles coniques, la crinière retombant, la queue courbée surmontée d'une tête de ruyi, le corps... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

A very rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'treasures' incense burner, Yuan-early Ming Dynasty

Lot 102. A very rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'treasures' incense burner, Yuan-early Ming Dynasty, 9.5cm (3 3/4in) diam. (3). Estimate HK$600,000 - 700,000 (US$77,000 - 90,000). Sold for HK$ 725,000 (€83,192). Photo: Bonhams. Of cylindrical form with gently tapering sides, raised on three ruyi-shaped feet, the exterior colourfully enamelled with two tiers of lotus blossoms, each enclosing one of the 'Various Treasures', zabao, borne on undulating leafy stems in vivid tones of... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2015

A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel tazza, Qianlong, cyclically dated renzi year corresponding to AD 1792

Lot 63. A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel tazza, Qianlong, cyclically dated renzi year corresponding to AD 1792; 19.1cm (7 1/2in) diam. Estimate: 120,000 - 150,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 162,500 (€19,649). Photo Bonhams.  The shallow circular dish supported on a splayed foot and ending with a lipped rim, the interior decorated with a large centralised lotus flower head and four evenly-spaced stylised lotus blossoms borne on interlocking leafy tendrils beneath a band of ruyi-heads at the rim, the... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2015

A rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel ribbed incense burner, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 54. A rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel ribbed incense burner, Late Ming Dynasty;9cm (3 1/2in) high. Estimate: 320,000-400,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 400,000 (€48,367). Photo Bonhams. The cylindrical body supported on three cabriole feet, the exterior decorated with seven horizontal bands of prunus and ruyi-head leafy scrolls between raised ribs, all enamelled in vivid tones of white, yellow, red, blue and green against a rich turquoise ground.  Note: The form of the present lot derives from... [Lire la suite]