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]
02 janvier 2018

A very rare and finely enamelled glass 'quails' snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong mark and period

  Lot 66. A very rare and finely enamelled glass 'quails' snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong four-character mark in blue enamel and of the period (1736-1795); 1 ¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 50,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The exterior of the bottle is exquisitely decorated with a continuous scene depicting five quails amidst colourful leafy sprays of peony and millet, below a... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2018

A very rare and finely enamelled famille rose glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong mark and period

Lot 65. A very rare and finely enamelled famille rose glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong four-character mark in blue enamel and of the period (1736-1795); 2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 80,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The semi-translucent white glass snuff bottle is finely decorated to the compressed pear shaped body with a continuous design depicting camellia and wintersweet, below a band of pink... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2017

A very rare Imperial blue and white 'peony scroll' bowl, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435)

  Lot 8. A very rare Imperial blue and white 'peony scroll' bowl, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435); 27cm (10 5/8in) diam. Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,200,000 (€86,000 - 130,000). Sold for HK$ 3,700,000 (€398,943). Photo: Bonhams. Sturdily potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a circular foot, the exterior painted in richly-toned cobalt blue with eight large herbaceous peony blooms borne on a meandering leafy scroll above a band of upright lotus lappets, all encased... [Lire la suite]
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). Sold for HK$ 6,180,000 (€666,350). 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... [Lire la suite]