13 octobre 2013

A rare copper-red 'dragon' vase, laifuzun, Mark and period of Kangxi

Lot 3181. A rare copper-red 'dragon' vase, laifuzun, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 22.1 cm., 8 3/4  in. Estimate 1,400,000 - 1,800,000 HKD. Lot sokd 2,320,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  2013. of tapered ovoid form with a short neck below a lipped mouthrim, the exterior freely painted with two five-clawed dragons in vivid tones of copper-red, each with arms outstretched, eyes picked out in blue and their scaly bodies leaping vigourously among trailing flames, covered overall in a transparent... [Lire la suite]

09 octobre 2013

A rare rhinoceros horn 'Three-String' Vase, Laifuzun, Qing dynasty

A rare rhinoceros horn 'Three-String' Vase, Laifuzun, Qing dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's. elegantly carved with a slender ovoid body rising at an angle from a low, neatly cut footring, sweeping up to a high rounded shoulder and a trumpet neck circled with three raised fillets, the recessed based inscribed in relief with an apocryphal four-character Kangxi yuzhi mark within a raised circle, the banxi horn of rich golden... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2010

Christie's Hong Kong to offer an important private collection of rhinoceros horn carvings from the Songzhutang collection

A rare and exceptionally well-carved “Hundred Boys” rhinoceros horn libation cup. Late Ming/early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Hong Kong – Following the success of Important Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Carvings from the Songzhutang Collection Part I sold in May 2008, Christie’s Hong Kong is proud to offer a further selection of 30 magnificent rhinoceros horn carvings from Part II of the collection, ‘The Pine and Bamboo Studio’, on Monday, 31 May 2010. One of the finest... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2010

Christie's to Offer an Important Private Collection of Rhinoceros Horn Carvings

A fine and extremely rare ‘three-string’ rhinoceros horn vase, laifuzun Kangxi Four-character Yuzhi Mark within a Circle and of the period (1662-1722), 6 in. (15.3 cm.) high. Estimate: US$235,000 – 325,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 HONG KONG.- Following the success of Important Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Carvings from the Songzhutang Collection Part I sold in May 2008, Christie’s Hong Kong will offer a further selection of 30 magnificent rhinoceros horn carvings from Part II of the collection, ‘The Pine and Bamboo... [Lire la suite]