03 août 2019

An intricately carved ivory brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3737. An intricately carved ivory brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7.9 cm., 3 1/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD. © Sotheby's supported on a countersunk base, the cylindrical body rising to a flared rim, the exterior deftly carved with a continuous scene depicting seven sages engaging in various leisurely pursuits in a mountainous landscape set with a short staircase leading to a pavilion behind large craggy rockwork, two... [Lire la suite]

03 août 2019

A rare carved cinnabar lacquer and ivory cricket cage, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3736. A rare carved cinnabar lacquer and ivory cricket cage, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12.2 cm., 4 3/4  in.  Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. © Sotheby's the bulbous body with a waisted neck tapering to a pointed base, the exterior carved with floral roundels, including lotus, peony and hibiscus blossoms, some freely floating, others overlapping in small clusters, one roundel picked out with a fluttering butterfly, the rim... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2018

A carved ivory figure of Guanyin and child, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 45. A carved ivory figure of Guanyin and child, Ming dynasty, 17th century. H. : 27 cm. Estimate: €5,000 - €7,000 (US$5,649 - US$7,909). Invendu. © Artcurial. La Guanyin debout vêtue d'une longue robe, tenant dans ses bras un enfant, un rosaire dans sa main gauche, socle en bois ; petits manques et parties remplacées par du bois. On y joint une attestation d'expertise par Monsieur Michaël Combrexelle, expert près la Cour d'Appel de Paris, qui sera remise à l'acquéreur. Cette attestation établit que cet... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2018

A rare inscribed black lacquered ivory brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3424. A rare inscribed black lacquered ivory brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13.2 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate: 1,200,000-1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD (191,340 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form resting on a countersunk base, the exterior lacquered black and reverse-decorated with a continuous scene depicting an idyllic landscape situated amongst towering mountains and villagers engaging in various activities, including one riding a donkey, one looking up at the... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2018

From a Private European Collection. A set of turned and carved ivory, ebony and lignum vitae objects at Sotheby's Paris

From a Private European Collection. A set of turned and carved ivory, ebony and lignum vitae objects. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. urope's interest for curiosities and its inventive spirit during the late Renaissance motivated certain countries to make ivory artefacts using a lathe. The first 'Kunstdrechsler', turnery artisans, had access to the the book, De Divina Proportione, by the monk Luca Paccioli published in 1509 and also had knowledge of complex drawings developed by Leonardo da Vinci. Southern Germany, notably the... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2018

A carved ivory figure of a kneeling foreigner, 17th century

Lot 3649. A carved ivory figure of a kneeling foreigner, 17th century; 9 cm, 3 1/2  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. sensitively carved as a smiling foreigner in a split stance with both arms held upwards and his palms facing the back, depicted dressed in robes with a knot tied loosely at the front, adorned with bracelets, hoop earrings and a circlet over his black curly hair. Note: This finely carved figure is likely to have been... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2018

A finely carved ivory figure of a seated sage, 17th century

Lot 3648. A finely carved ivory figure of a seated sage, 17th century; 10 cm, 4 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. the patinated ivory of variegated creamy-brown tones, carved in the round as a seated man with a long beard and moustache, his right elbow leaning against a rocky outcrop while his left hand rests on his raised left knee, wearing loose-fitting robes tied around his stomach with a sash and a cloth hat with two long... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2018

A superbly carved large ivory Daoist figure, Ming dynasty, late 15th century

Lot 3647. A superbly carved large ivory Daoist figure, Ming dynasty, late 15th century; 29 cm, 11 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,940,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. skilfully carved as an official standing on an octagonal pedestal base resting on ruyi scroll feet, decpited with his hands clasped together before his chest and holding a ceremonial baton (hu), his face naturalistically rendered with downcast eyes and a solemn expression, wearing a... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2018

A carved ivory 'Phoenix' brushpot, 17th century

Lot 258. A carved ivory 'Phoenix' brushpot, 17th century; 14.2 cm, 5 9/16  in. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Lot sold 5,625 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. with a slightly curved cylindrical body, the exterior carved in low relief with a continuous scene depicting two phoenix soaring with folded and outstretched wings respectively above large craggy rockwork and blossoming peonies, the tranquil setting arboured with bamboo shoots, lingzhi and pine trees.  Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2017

Covered cup with a globe and a stem in the form of a Turk, Zick Workshop, Southern German, Nuremberg, second half 17th century

Lot 7. Covered cup with a globe and a stem in the form of a Turk, Zick Workshop, Southern German, Nuremberg, second half 17th century; 49cm., 9¾in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Lot sold 100,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's turned ivory, the figurative stem with inlaid metal eyes. Exhibited: Brussels, Musée de la Maison d'Erasme, Anatomie des Vanités, 2008 Literature: A. Vanautgaerden (ed.), Anatomie des Vanités, exh. cat., Musée Maison d'Erasme, Brussels, 2008, p. 88 Note: A... [Lire la suite]
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