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]
14 août 2016

A white jade, snuff bottle, Imperial, 1791-1799

Lot 409. A white jade, snuff bottle, Imperial, 1791-1799. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bottle, of thin, flattened baluster form with a flared neck and narrow sides with flat facets is carved from stone of near-white tone and suffused with light russet markings. Both sides are carved with an imperial poem on snuff bottles by Emperor Qianlong, the characters filled with gilt. 2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, turquoise stopper Provenance: John Ault Collection,... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2016

An imperial moulded gourd bowl, Qianlong Shangwan mark and period

Lot49. An imperial moulded gourd bowl, Qianlong Shangwan mark and period. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides skilfully moulded on the exterior with a repeated pattern of five stylised floral roundels, the underside moulded with a four-character Qianlong shangwan mark in regular script; 14.3 cm, 5 5/8  in. Provenance: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 15th May 1990, lot 326. Notes: The humble origins of the gourd and its association... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2016

A rare Imperial Ming-style blue and white 'peach' pilgrim flask, bianhu, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 27. A rare Imperial Ming-style blue and white 'peach' pilgrim flask, bianhu, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850). Sold for HK$ 687,500 (€79,311). Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened form rising from a splayed rectangular foot, moulded on each side with a raised peach-shaped cartouche in relief, painted with two bats in flight encircling peaches issuing from a gnarled leafy branch, the body further surrounded by meandering lotus scrolls and two bands of lingzhi running along the sides, the narrow... [Lire la suite]