25 mars 2020

A fine and rare gilt-splashed rectangular censer, fang ding, Yongzheng cast six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3619. A fine and rare gilt-splashed rectangular censer, fang ding, Yongzheng cast six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price Realized HKD 1,940,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Sturdily cast standing on four cylindrical legs, applied on the rim with two upright handles and on the four corners with 'C'-scroll flanges, the body cast in shallow relief on each side with a pair of confronting stylised... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2019

An extremely rare bronze-imitation gilt-splashed 'Bamboo' double vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 522. An extremely rare bronze-imitation gilt-splashed 'Bamboo' double vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 5 in., 12.6 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 187,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, the two adjoining vases naturalistically modeled in the form of bamboo stalks with horizontal nodes, one vase slightly taller than the other, the exterior decorated with two lively chilong in high relief, one coiling around the lower section of... [Lire la suite]