25 novembre 2022

A rare documented imperial gilt bronze-decorated white jade candlestick, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3503. A rare documented imperial gilt bronze-decorated white jade candlestick, Seal mark and period of Qianlong, Recorded to have been commissioned in 1739 and completed in 1740; h. 23 cm. Lot sold: 10,055,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base skilfully worked from an even white stone and rendered in the form of a ferocious mythical beast with a bifurcated tail, its back surmounted by a gilt-bronze column cast with swirling clouds and a six-petalled... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2022

An imperial chestnut-ground silk 'bats and shou symbols' brocade rectangular panel, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 109. An imperial chestnut-ground silk 'bats and shou symbols' brocade rectangular panel, Wanli period (1573-1620); 110cm (43 2/8in) high x 52cm (20 1/2in) wide. Sold for £11,475 (Estimate  £4,000-6,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Finely woven in a repeating pattern with six rows of large bats in flights, each carrying a vaporous lingzhi cloud supporting a golden Shou character, all interspersed with cruciform clusters of wispy clouds and reversed wan symbols on a... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2022

An important and exceptionally rare imperial polychrome lacquer 'thirty-two-dragons' guqin table, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 68. An important and exceptionally rare imperial polychrome lacquer 'thirty-two-dragons' guqin table, Late Ming Dynasty (first half 17th century); 101.2cm (39 7/8in) wide x 73.5cm (28 15/16in) high x 34.3cm (13 1/2in) deep; the inset brick, 64cm wide x 20.3cm deep x 6.2cm high (2). Estimate upon request. Sold for €1,482,375. Courtesy Bonhams. The top inset in the centre with a highly polished grey pottery rectangular brick moulded with a pair of five-clawed... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2021

An exceptionally large and very rare Imperial cloisonné enamel dish, Wanli enamelled six-character mark and of the period (1573-

Lot 20. An exceptionally large and very rare Imperial cloisonné enamel dish, Wanli enamelled six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620); 57cm (22 3/8in) diam. Sold for HK$ 5,752,500 (€ 653,648) (Estimate HKD3,500,000 - HKD4,500,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The interior brightly and boldly decorated in multi-coloured enamels with two five-clawed dragons confronted within a field of scattered flower sprigs, encircled by a ruyi-head band and multi-coloured lotus scrolls with attendant buds... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2020

A pair of very rare imperial gilt-lacquer and mother-of-pearl-inlaid display cabinets, Yongzheng-Qianlong period

Lot 103. A pair of very rare imperial gilt-lacquer and mother-of-pearl-inlaid display cabinets, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795). Each 168.1cm (66 1/4in) high x 70.1cm (27 5/8in) wide x 32.2cm (12 3/4in) deep. (2). Estimate £ 50,000 - £ 80,000. Sold for £ 225,062 (€ 248,825). Courtesy Bonhams. One cabinet with nine variously proportioned and positioned open compartments, the other with eight compartments, all framed within black and gold lacquer friezes superbly... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2020

An Imperial Ivory Shrine of Avalokitesvara, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period

Lot 3137. An Imperial Ivory Shrine of Avalokitesvara, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795); 20.6 cm., 8 1/8  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,920,000 HKD (274,895 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's carved as the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara standing in a niche framed by thin jagged rockwork resembling mountains, an en face dragon writhing amidst ruyi-shaped clouds near the summits above, the deity standing inside the... [Lire la suite]

11 avril 2020

An imperial Beijing enamelled waterpot, Kangxi yuzhi mark within double-squares and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 4019. An imperial Beijing enamelled waterpot, Kangxi yuzhi mark within double-squares and of the period (1662-1722); 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam. Estimate 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,940,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   Of compressed globular form, the waterpot is brightly enamelled with four peony blossoms in tones of yellow, pink, green and aubergine, borne on leafy undulating stems bearing flower buds, against a white ground. It tapers to a flat base... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2020

A very rare imperial Beijing enamelled miniature vase, Kangxi yuzhi mark within double-squares and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 4018. A very rare imperial Beijing enamelled miniature vase, Kangxi yuzhi mark within double-squares and of the period (1662-1722); 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) high. Estimate 800,000 - HKD 1,000,000. Price realised HKD 2,180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   Supported on a flat base, the vase has an angular shoulder rising to a long slightly tapering neck. The exterior is brightly enamelled with multi-coloured peonies in various stages of bloom borne on meandering stems against a... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2020

A finely carved imperial white jade archaistic plaque, Qianlong four-character incised mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1532. A finely carved imperial white jade archaistic plaque, Qianlong four-character incised mark and of the period (1736-1795); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 314,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Carved to imitate an archaic axe-blade with a hole near the top, the smooth flaring sides interrupted by a pair of phoenixes and mythical beast heads and toothed flanges, the edges worked with key-fret bands that scroll inwards at various... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2020

An imperial famille verte coral-ground bowl, Yongzheng four-character yuzhi mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1310. An imperial famille verte coral-ground bowl, Yongzheng four-character yuzhi mark in underglaze blue within a double square and of the period (1723-1735); 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The deep, rounded sides flare very slightly at the rim and are decorated on the exterior with numerous stems of various flowers and berries, as well as two large peony blossoms just above the shallow foot, in shades of... [Lire la suite]
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