12 août 2019

A carved yellow jade snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800

Lot 1169. A carved yellow jade snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800; 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Of flattened form with a flat lip and recessed foot surrounded by a foot rim, the narrow sides carved with mask and ring handles, the stone of greenish-yellow tone with a few white and russet inclusions, glass stopper.  Provenance: Roger Mereffrey, Governor of Indochina and French Ambassador to... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2019

A very fine white and russet jade snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800

Lot 1172. A very fine white and russet jade snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800; 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The well-hollowed ovoid bottle very finely carved in relief with a pair of chilong, one with leonine head and one with fenghuang head, writhing amidst swirling clouds and a bat, the stone of even white tone save for two feathery russet patches to one side, coral... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2019

An imperial gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3064. An imperial gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16 3/4 in. (43 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price Realized HKD 6,260,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  Finely and heavily cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus pedestal with beaded rim, dressed in loose robes delicately incised with meandering lotus scrolls at the borders and wearing princely ornaments of the sambhogakya form inset with various hardstones, the... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2019

A rare Imperial thangka of Ushnishavijaya, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3653. A rare Imperial thangka of Ushnishavijaya, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 114 by 70 cm., 44 7/8  by 27 1/2  in. Estimate  600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD. © Sotheby's finely painted on cotton with Ushnishavijaya, the three-headed Goddess of Longevity, below Amitayus and above White and Green Tara, all set against a vivid blue and green landscape background, mounted in silk, framed. Note: This large and vividly painted thangka is... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

An extremely rare Imperial lapis lazuli 'Lingzhi' washer, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 3605. An extremely rare Imperial lapis lazuli 'Lingzhi' washer, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 13.8 cm., 5 3/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000  HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's of oval form, the slightly flared sides rising from a tripod base to a foliate rim, finely carved in low relief on the exterior with a stalk of lingzhi issuing two meandering main branches bearing large... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2019

An exceptionally rare pair of Imperial jade gilt-bronze cloisonné and champlevé enamel 'pagoda' incense holders, Qianlong period

Lot 122. An exceptionally rare pair of Imperial jade gilt-bronze cloisonné and champlevé enamel 'pagoda' incense holders, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Each 51.7cm (20 3/8in) high. Estimate: HK$1,500,000 - HK$2,000,000. Sold for HK$ 4,250,625 (€ 483,910) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each of a tall hexagonal gilt-bronze, cloisonné and champlevé enamel pagoda-shaped structure supported on a waisted base of conforming shape with a low pierced balustrade enclosing six slender incised gilt-bronze columns,... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2019

A rare Khotan jade imperial scroll weight, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 60. A rare Khotan jade imperial scroll weight, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 39.3 cm, 15 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP (32,303 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of elongated rectangular form with rounded corners, finely carved on one side with simplified archaistic motifs in relief, including a central taotie mask flanked by gui dragons interspersed with 'C' scrolls, the well polished stone of even olive-green tone. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 23rd October 2005,... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2018

A rare imperial amber-colour glass bottle vase, Qianlong wheel-cut four-character mark within a double square and of the period

Lot 2932. A rare imperial amber-colour glass bottle vase, Qianlong wheel-cut four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-1795); 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 240,000 - HKD 320,000. Price realised HKD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is constructed with the body sitting on a countersunk base, flaring to a broad shoulder below a long, cylindrical neck. The metal is of a rich, deep caramel colour reminiscent of amber, box. Literature: Franz... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2018

A very rare Imperial spinach-green jade seal, 18th-19th century

  Lot 21. A very rare Imperial spinach-green jade seal, 18th-19th century; 7cm (2 3/4in) square. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€ 55,000 - 88,000). Sold for HK$ 1,750,000 (€ 191,562) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of trapezoidal form, carved in high relief with an adult chi-dragon glancing at two young clambering atop the sides, the underside crisply carved in relief with the four-character seal mark reading Su qin wang bao 肅親王寶, the stone of rich sea-green tone with darker... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2018

A very rare Imperial amber-inlaid gilt-bronze 'dragon and twelve chilong' box and cover, 18th century

Lot 20. A very rare Imperial amber-inlaid gilt-bronze 'dragon and twelve chilong' box and cover, 18th century; 17.7cm (7in) wide (2). Estimate HK$ 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 (€ 160,000 - 220,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The cover exquisitely set with a large central hexagonal cushioned amber panel superbly carved in low relief with a front-facing five-clawed sinuous dragon amidst undulating cloud scrolls encircling a stylised shoucharacter, surrounded by six trapezoidal cushioned amber plaques... [Lire la suite]