25 février 2019

An exceptional and fine Imperial white jade double-gourd vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 615. An exceptional and fine Imperial white jade double-gourd vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 432,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the almost flawless translucent white stone with a few whiter blushes, superbly hollowed and carved to form a double-gourd of oval section, with baluster-form upper-lobe and globular lower-lobe, set on a flared foot with squared footrim, and flanked by a pair of loose-ring handles... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2018

An Imperial white jade 'Xiumu Jiayin' seal, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing Period (1796-1820)

Lot 3071. An Imperial white jade 'Xiumu Jiayin' seal, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing Period (1796-1820); 6.6 by 6.9 by 6.9 cm., 2 5/8  by 2 3/4  by 2 3/4  in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 10,840,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 of square form with a slanted trapezoid top, surmounted by a large single-horn chilong carved in high relief, detailed with bushy eyebrows and flaring nostrils, its strong limbs with well-combed hair and powerful claws, the curling body... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

An exceptional pair of Imperial white jade bowls, Incised Qianlong four-character marks and of the period

Lot 115. An exceptional pair of Imperial white jade bowls, Incised Qianlong four-character marks and of the period. Sold for HK$ 6,060,000 (€695,376). Photo: Bonhams. Each bowl with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, raised on a circular foot ring, of lustrous polish displaying exceptional translucency in the nearly flawless white stone, the base incised with a four-character kaishu mark and an additional incised jia mark on the footrim, wood stands and fitted box. Each 15.5cm (6... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2016

Tokyo Chuo Hong Kong's 3rd anniversary sales achieve spectacular results

 HONG KONG.- Tokyo Chuo Hong Kong’s 3rd Anniversary Sales held on 27 & 28 November 2016 at the Four Seasons Hong Kong achieved fantastic results, realizing a total of over HK$305 million/ US$39.61 million, establishing a record high sales total for Tokyo Chuo Hong Kong. On offer were 508 lots of rare Chinese works of art, paintings and tea wares, including collections from two esteemed private museums in Japan, the Bansui Museum in Kansai and the Chinese Ceramics Museum in Kyushu. Strong prices were achieved across all... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A rare imperial white jade 'chilong' paperweight, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3711. A rare imperial white jade 'chilong' paperweight, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the translucent jade smoothly polished and skilfully worked as a chilong with a sinuous body terminating in a bifurcated scrolling tail, the serpentine mythical beast further rendered with a single curling horn flanked by its ears; 16.2 cm, 6 3/8  in. Provenance: The Art &... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A superbly carved imperial white jade recumbent horse, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3706. A superbly carved imperial white jade recumbent horse, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. skilfully worked as a recumbent horse with its front legs gently bent and its head resting atop its front hooves, the muscular body rendered with taut haunches terminating in a long tail swept to its left, the narrow and long head detailed with a pair of wide and alert eyes, below its finely incised... [Lire la suite]

03 octobre 2015

An important large Imperial white jade 'zhoujia yanxi zhi bao' seal, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period

An important large Imperial white jade 'zhoujia yanxi zhi bao' seal, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period. Estimate 30,000,000 — 40,000,000 HKD (3,501,575 - 4,668,766 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of large square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of dragons, each powerfully carved with eyes bulging and nostrils flaring above curling whiskers and a jaw bearing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane meticulously incised, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined and crouching on the haunches,... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2015

An important Imperial white jade 'ziqiang buxi' seal, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

An important Imperial white jade 'ziqiang buxi' seal, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 20,000,000 — 25,000,000 HKD (2,334,383 - 2,917,979 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of square form, surmounted by a ferocious dragon powerfully worked in meticulous precision with bulging eyes and flaring nostrils above long curling whiskers, the scaly, tightly coiled body depicted crouching on its haunches with a 'flaming pearl' below its jaws and surrounded by dense cloud swirls, the scales and flowing... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2015

Sotheby's Hong Kong to offer an outstanding Guan Vase from the Southern Song Dynasty

Lot 1. An Outstanding ‘Guan’ Octagonal Vase, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 21.9 cm., 8 5/8  in. Estimate Upon Request. Lot sold 113,880,000 HKD (14,600,000 USD) to the Long Museum, Shanghai - The Third Highest Price for Song Ceramics at Auction. © Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2015 will take place on 7 April at Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, led by an outstanding Southern Song ‘Guan’ Vase from a Japanese Collection... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2014

A fine Imperial Mughal-style white jade bowl, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

A fine Imperial Mughal-style white jade bowl, Qianlong Period (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The bowl is finely carved with deep rounded sides below a short everted rim and flanked by two bud-form handles, the exterior is carved in shallow relief with a band of upright acanthus leaves with four blossoming flowers, the short foot is formed by a large flower head to the base. The semi-translucent stone is of an attractive even 'mutton fat' white tone. 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm.) across. Estimate HK$2,600,000 -... [Lire la suite]
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