25 août 2017

Bonhams announces three Chinese and Japanese Works of Art sales in September

NEW YORK, NY.- On September 11 and 13, Bonhams New York will offer three auctions of The Dr. Sylvan and Faith Golder Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles, Twentieth Century Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, and Japanese Works of Art. The sales present an array of rare and exquisite ceramics, jades, metalwork, prints, and paintings, many offered from important private collections including property from the Ackerman collection, the collection of Judi Blum and the collection of Dr. Sylvan and Faith Golder.  ... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2017

An imperial yellow satin brocade robe, chuba, the brocade, 18th century

Lot 1382. An imperial yellow satin brocade robe, chuba, the brocade, 18th century. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016  The side-closing chuba was tailored in Tibet from Chinese 18th century imperial yellow silk brocade, woven in gold and multi-colored threads with five-clawed dragons grasping flaming pearls and superimposed against a background of cloud clusters picked out in various shades of pink, blue, green and ochre,... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

A very rare imperial midnight-blue dragon vest, chaogua, 19th century

Lot 1381. A very rare imperial midnight-blue dragon vest, chaogua, 19th century. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016  The vest is finely embroidered with five-clawed dragons clutching flaming pearls amidst ruyi-form clouds and auspicious symbols, all above the lishui stripe and terrestrial diagram, and all in couched gold thread, satin stitch, and Peking knot in shades of blue, peach, and yellow on a midnight-blue ground.... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A superb and very rare imperial three-colour cinnabar lacquer panel, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 455. A superb and very rare imperial three-colour cinnabar lacquer panel with eight of the sixteen luohan with imperial inscription, China, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 80 x 114,5 cm. Estimate €80 000-120 000. Photo Nagel Cinnabar above a layer of black lacquer. Few very small restored chips and a filled crack; Property from an old Austrian private collection Depiction of eight of the Sixteen Luohan (Arhats) along with six attending monks. The figures are embedded in a landscape, framed by peony and... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2017

An exceedingly rare pair of Imperial Ming-style doucai 'baoxiang' cups, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period

   Lot 121. An exceedingly rare pair of Imperial Ming-style doucai 'baoxiang' cups, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HK$ 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 (€230,000 - 350,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each finely potted with gently flared sides rising from a short tapered foot, the exterior exquisitely decorated with four radiating Ming-style baoxiang blossoms borne on meandering foliate scrolls, all painted in soft underglaze-blue outline, framing the delicate bright... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2017

A rare enamelled porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark and of the period

Lot 303. A rare enamelled porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is decorated on one side with a scene of a seated scholar in a moored boat before low hills and a large sun. The reverse is decorated with a young lady holding a basket with a fish beneath a willow tree, flanked by raised iron-red rectangular panels edged in gold on the narrow... [Lire la suite]

11 février 2017

A famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the peri

Lot 344. A famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is decorated on one side with an equestrian with a dog, the reverse with an official leading a camel. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Robert Hall, London, 2007.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4688. ... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2017

A famille rose-enameled white glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Yangzhou, circa 1770-1820

Lot 369. A famille rose-enameled white glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Yangzhou, circa 1770-1820. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The semi-opaque glass body is decorated with a continuous scene of three monkeys in a landscape. 2 ¼ in. (5.3 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Margaret Pollack Collection; Bonham's San Francisco, 22 June 2011, lot 2077.Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2012.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5332. ... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2017

A famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the peri

Lot 479. A famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is decorated with a continuous scene based on Qiu Sheng Fu(Ode to the Sounds of Autumn) by the Song-dynasty poet Ouyang Xiu, and two lines taken from the poem depicting the scene. 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles,... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2017

A famille rose-enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron red

Lot 340. A famille rose-enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron red (1780-1799) and of the period. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each side is decorated with flowering chrysanthemum and peony and the narrow sides and neck with foliate scroll on a lime-green ground. 2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.) high, glass stopper  Provenance: Mary Morrison Collection, Vancouver.Asian Art Studio,... [Lire la suite]