22 juillet 2019

An unusual green, mauve, yellow and black-glazed 'sanduo' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 856. An unusual green, mauve, yellow and black-glazed 'sanduo' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6 3/8 and 5 3/8 in. (16.2 and 13.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The interior is decorated with three fruiting branches, including pomegranate, and possibly orange, while branches of peach and finger citron are on the exterior. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the base. Together with a small green and yellow-glazed 'dragon'... [Lire la suite]

05 juin 2019

A Dehua tripod incense burner, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 415. A Dehua tripod incense burner, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty; 12.1 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical body supported on three ruyi-shaped feet, the exterior encircled by a band enclosing key-fret and archaistic motifs between two raised fillets. Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co., Taipei. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 30 may 2019 - 31 may 2019  
30 mai 2019

A fine Dehua bamboo-form ewer and cover, late Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 2966. A fine Dehua bamboo-form ewer and cover, late Ming-early Qing dynasty; 6 in. (15.3 cm.) wide handle to spout. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The cylindrical ewer is applied with an s-shaped spout and c-shaped handle, it is finely carved overall with horizontal ribs in imitation of bamboo. The ewer is covered with a white glaze of warm creamy tone, box.  Christie's. Leisurely Delights, Hong... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2019

Chenn Family Collection boosts Heritage Auctions' Asian Art Auction beyond $2.2 Million

From the Chenn Family Collection. Lot 78329. Wu Changshuo (Chinese, 1844-1927), Peony, Bottle Gourds, and Loquats, Dingzi, 1917. Four works, ink and color on paper; 53-1/4 x 12-3/4 inches (135.3 x 32.4 cm) (work, each), 60-3/8 x 16-1/8 inches (153.1 x 41.0 cm) (frame, each). Each signed and dated, with two or three seals of the artist. Estimate: $300,000 - $500,000. Sold for $399,000 © Heritage Auction DALLAS, TX.- Multiple bidders drove the price for Wu Changshuo Peony, Bottle Gourds, and Loquats, Dingzi, 1917 to... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

A large 'pine forest' rhinoceros horn libation cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th Century

Lot 380. A large 'pine forest' rhinoceros horn libation cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th Century; 6 5/8 in., 16.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 - 40,000 USD. Lot sold 72,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the heavy and large truncated tapering horn carved with pines, paulownia and flowering trees scattered across mountain cliffs and high rocks, unusually empty of people and pavilions recalling a desolate mountain retreat, with a flowing stream depicted by unusual shallow-incised detached wavelets, the... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2019

An outstanding huanghuali single-board recessed-leg long table with trellis panels, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty

Lot 307. An outstanding huanghuali single-board recessed-leg long table with trellis panels, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th Century; 31 1/2 by 90 3/4 by 18 1/2 in., 80 by 230.5 by 47 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Lot sold 180,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's with spectacular thick single-board top with central large 'ghost-face' whorls and flanking subsidiary whorls and superb grain overall, butted on the ends with upright grooved everted flanges, the outer edge with a... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2019

A spectacular 'ying xiong' rhinoceros horn libation cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th Century

Lot 370. A spectacular 'ying xiong' rhinoceros horn libation cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th Century; 6 3/4 in., 17.2 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 240,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. possibly derived from Han and Tang period gilt-bronze 'parrot' or 'hawk' cups, the truncated tapering horn carved with a gigantic powerful eagle perched on the back of a mythical leonine bear to form the rebus yingxiong (representing heroic virtue), the... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

A fine pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs, shichutouguanmaoyi, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty, 17th Century

Lot 350. A fine pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs, shichutouguanmaoyi, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty, 17th Century; each 42 by 22 by 17 1/4 in., 106.7 by 56 by 44 cm. Estimate 180,000 — 220,000 USD. Lot sold 264,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each composed of thick and generously proportioned members with a shaped headrest set on the curved crestrail, with truncated terminals supported on slightly S-shaped backsplat and backposts continuing through the seatframe to form the straight back... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A pair of bronze figures of boys, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 713. A pair of bronze figures of boys, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 12¼ and 11¾ in. (31 and 30 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. Each boy is shown standing on a pedestal base and wears sash-tied pants, a torque hung with a ruyi-shaped pendant, bangles around his wrists and ankles, and has a hollow, rectangular basket strapped to his back.  Provenance: Anna Ilsley Ball Kneeland (1865-1955), New York, acquired 1918-1931, and thence by... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2019

A brown and beige jade bronze-form censer, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 712. A brown and beige jade bronze-form censer, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 16th-17th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. Made in the shape of a bronze gui, the censer is raised on a slightly spreading ring foot, and carved on each side with a taotie mask below a band of angular dragon scroll which is interrupted by the pair of handles, each surmounted by an animal mask and with a pendent tab at the bottom.... [Lire la suite]