10 juin 2019

A large turquoise carving of a gourd, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 686. A large turquoise carving of a gourd, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century;16.5 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled in the form of a double gourd, borne on gnarled stems issuing smaller attendant gourds and curling tendrils around the exterior, detailed with two bats perched on the fruits. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 30 may 2019 - 31 may 2019
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24 mai 2019

A white and russet jade carving of gourds, 18th century

Lot 62. A white and russet jade carving of gourds, 18th century; 6.5cm (2 1/2in) long. Estimate £ £4,000 - 6,000. Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 31,285). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Carved as a large gourd joined to a smaller gourd, borne on gnarled branches issuing curling leaves, the stone of an even white tone highlighted with russet inclusions, wood stand. Provenance: a distinguished English private collection Note: During the last decades of the 18th century, a new taste emerged in Europe among the... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2016

An ivory and gourd cricket cage, 18th-19th century

Lot 12. An ivory and gourd cricket cage, 18th-19th century; 6 7/8 in. (17.2 cm.) high. Estimate £15,000 – £25,000 ($21,225 - $35,375). Price realised GBP 18,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The gourd is finely heat-engraved around the bulbous body with four five-clawed dragons and a flaming pearl amidst billowing clouds. The ivory rim is carved with the attributes of the eight Immortals and the cover is carved with the eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, all below a hen with chicks within a... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2010

A rare gourd snuff bottle. Jiaqing mark and period 1796-1821. Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A rare gourd snuff bottle. Jiaqing mark and period 1796-1821. Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's of pear shape with a rounded base and culminating in a narrow pointed mouth, the body finely carved with four quatrefoil cartouches, each enclosing a character together comprising the reign mark Jiaqing nianzhi ('Made during the Jiaqing period'), reserved on a ground of prunus flowers borne on foliate scrolls, the foot and the neck with well articulated plantain lappets, of warm honey... [Lire la suite]
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