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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16 septembre 2019

A very rare Imperial hardstone-inlaid, gilt-decorated lacquer throne setting, 19th century

Lot 891. A very rare Imperial hardstone-inlaid, gilt-decorated lacquer throne setting, 19th century. The throne: 38 ½ in. (97.8 cm.) high, 43 5/8 in. (110.8 cm.) wide, 32 in. (81.3 cm.) deep; the foot rest: 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high, 33 ½ in. (85.1 cm.) wide, 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) deep; the pair of incense stands: 39 3/8 in. (100 cm.) high, 20 1/8 (51.1 cm.) square. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The throne setting is comprised of... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2019

An Imperial yellow-ground fur-trimmed kesi twelve-symbol 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 671. An Imperial yellow-ground fur-trimmed kesi Twelve-symbol 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Length 68 in., 172.7 cm; Height 52 in., 132.1 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  finely woven, with nine golden dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl' amidst a network of blue lingzhi-shaped cloud scrolls, bats, wan and shou characters, interspersed with the Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority in orthodox... [Lire la suite]
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]