30 décembre 2018

A turquoise-glazed censer and wood cover, late Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 1124. A turquoise-glazed censer and wood cover, late Ming-early Qing dynasty. Width 17 1/8  in., 43.5 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $5,000. © Sotheby's of slightly compressed ovoid form with upswept handles, supported by three stout legs in the form of grimacing beast heads terminating in paw feet, the interior and base unglazed, wood cover and stand (3). Provenance: Collection of Constance B. Mellon (1942-1983) New York and Washington D.C. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's:... [Lire la suite]

20 septembre 2018

A Longquan celadon vase, gu, late Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 38. A Longquan celadon vase, gu, late Ming-early Qing dynasty; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (USD 3,840 - USD 6,401). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Provenance: A European private collection, acquired in the 1970s and early 1980sAalderink, Amsterdam, acquired in 1982Sold at Christie’s London, 7 November 2012, lot 463.  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
20 septembre 2018

A blue and white ‘Sea creatures’ cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 46. A blue and white ‘Sea creatures’ cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,681 - USD 10,242). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
09 août 2018

A yellow jade ‘Boy and Deer’ group, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3817. A yellow jade ‘Boy and Deer’ group, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 7.5 cm., 3 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the attractive yellow and russet-brown stone smoothly polished and worked in the form of a recumbent deer with legs tucked tightly underneath the body, its head turned sharply backwards towards a boy clambering on its back, the cheerful boy grasping the left antler of the deer, the stone of a yellow tone with russet markings, wood... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2018

A Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Water Buffalo, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty

Lot 90. A Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Water Buffalo, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty; 17.2 cm., 7 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. naturalistically cast as a muscular buffalo sturdily standing on four cloven feet, the raised head turned to the left, its dignified features depicted with alert round eyes and a ruyi-shape nose, framed by a pair of curved mighty horns, above pointed ears with finely incised lines representing the fur, the hunched shoulder... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3764. A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price Realized HKD 2,060,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 ground, one side elaborately carved in openwork with a large chi dragon clambering over the rim to form the handle, detailed with a smaller ascending and another descendingchi dragon. Note: A number of rhinoceros horn cups carved with lobed sides are... [Lire la suite]

04 juin 2018

A rare white jade openwork ‘dragon’ double-gourd shaped pendant, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3050. A rare white jade openwork ‘dragon’ double-gourd shaped pendant, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 2 7/8 in. (7.1 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The plaque is finely carved in the form of a double-gourd, the upper bulb depicting a bat hovering above a deer, the lower bulb with a scaly four-clawed dragon leaping above waves and rocky outcrop, all against a scroll ground. The double-gourd is... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2018

A burl wood inset huanghuali side table, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty 

Lot 3025. A burl wood inset huanghuali side table, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty; 29 1/2 in. (75 cm.) high, 35 3/9 in. (90 cm.) wide, 21 5/8 in. (55 cm.) deep. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 937,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The table with a burlwood panel top set within the thick, rectangular frame above a narrow waist and plain aprons fitted flush against legs of square section joined by cross stretchers and terminating in hoof feet.  ... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

A small plain rhinoceros horn cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 2168. A small plain rhinoceros horn cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The oval-form cup is smoothly carved with a countersunk base flaring widely to a slightly incurved mouth rim. The streaked fibrous material is of a pale caramel colour darkening at the core. Provenance: Acquired in New York, 1998. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

A Dehua tripod censer, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 2295. A Dehua tripod censer, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012 The rounded body is supported on three animal-mask cabriole legs and is applied around the shoulder with four moulded leaf scrolls bordered between bow-string bands. The waisted neck is encircled with a further bow string below a keyfret border at the rim. The base is unglazed, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]