19 février 2021

An archaistic silver and gold-inlaid bronze jar, hu, Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 14th-early 18th century

Lot 636. An archaistic silver and gold-inlaid bronze jar, hu, Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 14th-early 18th century; 15 1/8 in. (38.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's 2021 The sides are decorated with two bands of dragon scroll within raised ropetwist borders, all above a row of pendent blades and a band of confronted bird's heads on the tall foot, which are repeated on the neck above a band of conjointed 'T' motifs and a pair of mask handles on the shoulder, all on a mottled ground... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2021

An archaistic bronze vase, hu, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 113. An archaistic bronze vase, hu, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 103⁄4 in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000- USD 7,000. Price Realised USD 3,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The vase is of flattened pear-shape and is cast on the shoulder with a band of two taotie masks. The downward lappets below the band are cast further with taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground. The neck is flanked by two animal-form handles. Property from the Collection of... [Lire la suite]
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08 décembre 2020

A rare archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, hu, Warring States Period

Lot 108. A rare archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, hu, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 35cm (13 3/4in) high. Estimate HK$ 300,000-400,000. Sold for HK$ 327,500 (€ 34,879). Photo: Bonhams. The ovoid body raised on a slightly flaring foot, and engraved with stylised cloud scrolls within bands and triangles, between three bands of concave strings, the shoulder flanked by mask-and-ring handles under a waisted neck engraved with stylised plantain leaves filled with stylised cloud scrolls, the... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2020

A rare painted enamel miniature vase, hu, Blue enamel Qianlong four-character mark and of the period

Lot 151. A rare painted enamel miniature vase, hu, Blue enamel Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 5.8cm (2 1/4in) high. Estimate HK$ 400,000-600,000. Sold for HK$ 440,000 (€ 46,809). Photo: Bonhams. The copper body of oval section subtly enamelled with a continuous scene of two bats amidst clouds, surrounded by bamboo and lingzhi fungus, all between lappets and raised gilt borders at the shoulder and above the foot, the waisted neck with a collar of alternating large and small... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2020

A finely painted and very rare European-subject Beijing enamel miniature vase, hu, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 1540. A finely painted and very rare European-subject Beijing enamel miniature vase, hu, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 5.8cm., 2 1/4 in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,167,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the well wrought copper body of oval section and miniature hu form, exquisitely decorated in vivid colours of the falangcai palette, the two oval panels bordered with feathery scrollwork, each painted with a different European scene... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2020

A large blue and white vase, Hu, Qianlong seal mark, Republic Period

Lot 51. A large blue and white vase, Hu, Qianlong seal mark, Republic Period; 55cm (21 1/2in) high. Estimate £ 6,000-8,000. Sold for £ 11,312 (€ 12,530). Photo: Bonhams. Painted around the body with scrolling lotus, with further lotus scrolls on the neck, flanked by a pair of applied taotie-mask ring handles. Provenance: an Italian private collection. Note: See a similar blue and white vase, Qianlong seal mark, late Qing dynasty/Republic period, which was sold at Bonhams London, 17 May 2018, lot 234. ... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2020

A blue and white miniature vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 347. A blue and white miniature vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high. Estimate: 100,000 - HKD 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The small vase in intricately painted in shades of cobalt blue to depict flower heads and scrolling leaves, below a band of crashing waves encircling the mouth and above a lappet band and classic scroll around the foot. The sides of the neck are... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2020

A bronze jar and cover, hu , Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 1514. A bronze jar and cover, hu , Warring States period (475-221 BC); 16 ½ in. (42 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The jar is cast with bands of flower heads, those on the body between narrow borders of interlaced dragons, and is flanked by a pair of taotie masks suspending loose rings. The low, conical cover has similar decoration and four hooked projections that function as supports when the cover is inverted. The cast... [Lire la suite]
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13 octobre 2020

A rare teadust-glazed vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 96. A rare teadust-glazed vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 24.9 cm, 9 ¾ in. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,016,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a splayed foot to swelling shoulders surmounted by a waisted neck flaring at the rim, flanked by two moulded mask and mock ring handles, encircled around the body with horizontal ribs, applied overall with a speckled two-toned green, incised to the base with a four-character seal mark,... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2020

A rare 'eel skin' glazed vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 54. A rare 'eel skin' glazed vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 32.5 cm, 12 ¾ in. Estimate: 700,000 - 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,008,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of masterfully potted with an ovoid body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, flanked by a pair of scroll handles moulded at the top with ruyi-heads, the neck, shoulders and foot further adorned with raised flanges, applied overall with an unctuous speckled... [Lire la suite]