08 avril 2014

A nanmu burlwood incense stand, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A nanmu burlwood incense stand, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Photo: Sotheby's formed from a large tree root section opening and twisting horizontally to stand on three points, with organic crags, knots, burled stumps and auxiliary roots, all extending from the flat-cut irregular top, the bark smoothly patinated to a warm reddish-brown colour; 38.5 by 71.5 by 36.6 cm., 15 by 27 7/8 by 14 1/4 in. Estimation 350,000 — 450,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 1,060,000 HKD Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 avr. 2014 -... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2013

A superb and very rare huamu-inset huanghuali rectangular incense stand, changfangxiangji

A superb and very rare huamu-inset huanghuali rectangular incense stand, changfangxiangji, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With attractively figured single-panel huamu top set within the rectangular huanghuali frame with 'ice-plate' edge, above a plain, narrow waist and plain aprons, all raised on thick legs of square section terminating in inward-curved hoof feet set into the huanghuali base stretcher, raised on short tabs at each corner; 32 7/8 in. (83.5 cm.) high, 17... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2012

A Green-Glazed 'Lotus' Incense Stand Six Dynasties

A Green-Glazed 'Lotus' Incense Stand, Six Dynasties - Photo Sotheby's the gently rounded sides rising from a short ring foot to an everted rim, moulded in high relief around the exterior with overlapping lotus petals and covered overall in a dark green glaze with silvery iridescent patina; 12.5cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimation: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP  PROVENANCE: Collection of Mrs Blanco White Collection.Jean-Claude Moreau-Gobard, Paris, 10th February 1960. EXHIBITED: Loan Exhibition of Pre-Tang... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2012

An Outstanding Mother-Of-Pearl Inlaid Incense Stand. Mark and Period of Kangxi, Dated To The Guichou Year, 1673

An Outstanding Mother-Of-Pearl Inlaid Incense Stand. Mark and Period of Kangxi, dated to the Guichou Year, 1673 - Photo Sotheby's of upright square section, the raised top supported on a bracket-shaped apron continuing to square corner legs shaped with a ribbed section towards the middle on their interior, further ending with incurved hoof feet resting on a raised pedestal base, masterfully inlaid overall with slivers of mother-of-pearl and gold foils on a black lacquer ground,... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2012

Fine Chinese gilt bronze incense stand, Tang dynasty or later

Fine Chinese gilt bronze incense stand, Tang dynasty or later. 2012 © Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Recumbent beast form, signs of old gilding, later wood stand. L: 2 1/2 in. Estimate $1,000-1,500 yellow dirt collected in grooves, old label and export stamp.  Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers. ASIAN ARTS. Sep 09 2012 10:00 http://www.freemansauction.com
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02 juin 2011

Christie's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Sales Achieve a Combined Total US$106,700,995

A fine and extremely rare falangcai ‘kui dragons’ bowl . Qianlong blue enamel four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795). © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 HONG KONG.-Christie’s Spring 2011 Chinese Ceramics Works of Art Sale in Hong Kong achieved a combined total of HK$829,712,250/US$106,700,995 from its four sales on 1 June, 2011. The top lot of the day was a fine and extremely rare falangcai ‘kui dragons’ bowl, Qianlong blue enamel four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795) which sold for HK$60,020,000/US$7,718,572... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2008

A rare imperial Zitan incense stand, Fangxiangji. 18th/19th century

A rare imperial Zitan incense stand, Fangxiangji. 18th/19th century The three-panel top set within a wide frame well carved along the edge with small bands of floral scroll, above a border of carved lotus petal lappets containing further small blossoms repeated below the high recessed waist carved in openwork in the archaistic manner with a stylized fret pattern, the curvilinear apron elegantly carved with floral scroll contained within ruyi-head shaped borders, the slender cabriole legs carved with ruyi scrolls at... [Lire la suite]