07 août 2019

A white and brown jade mandarin duck, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3243. A white and brown jade mandarin duck, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 2 1/2 in. (6.7 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price Realized HKD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The duck carved in the round holding a lingzhi spray in its beak with its head turned sharply looking back, the plumage well-carved and incised, its two feet tucked under its body, the stone of pale celadon with extensive russet brown areas and a smooth polish. ... [Lire la suite]

03 janvier 2017

Mandarin duck, seventh rank civil official, late 1700s-early 1900s

Mandarin duck, seventh rank civil official, late 1700s-early 1900s. Silk embroidery on silk, height: 11 in, 27.94 cm; width: 11 1/2 in, 29.21 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.251  © Denver Art Museum Central duck figure looking toward red silk disk embroidered into clouds. Two bats above. Bird is above waves. Also included are peonies, a narcissus and other birds. Deep blue silk background. Figure and designs in reds, blues, greens, ivories. A repeated... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2016

Five pairs of civil rank badges with metallic-wrapped threads, Late Qing-Republic period

Lot 9198. Five pairs of civil rank badges with metallic-wrapped threads, Late Qing-Republic period. Estimate USD 1,500 ~ 2,500. Sold for US$ 2,500 (€2,251). Photo: Bonhams. The first pair kesi-woven with a second rank golden pheasant in gilt-wrapped threads amid blue cloud scrolls and bright red sun (borders torn, worn); the second pair embroidered in counted stitch with a fourth rank wild goose separately worked and applied onto a black gauze badge now lined with cerise silk, both badges and birds combining... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2014

Chinese rank badges at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Imperial Duke's insignia, China, Qianlong (1736 - 1795), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), 'kesi' [woven silk],  26.0 x 27.3 cm.Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2000, 189.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney In the Ming and Qing dynasties the aristocracy as well as civil and military officials wore rank-defining badges on the front and back of their robes. The front-facing dragon would have been worn by a Prince of the Blood, who had been granted... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2014

A rare pale green jade carving of a Mandarin duck and peony blossoms, Qianlong

A rare pale green jade carving of a Mandarin duck and peony blossoms, Qianlong. Photo: Bonhams Crisply and carefully carved with neatly-folded clawed feet, a stylised scrolling crest and archaistic C-scrolls on its wings and body, grasping in its beak an elaborate leafy spray issuing three luscious peony blossoms. 16cm (6¼in) long. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€18,000 - 25,000) Provenance: an English private collection Notes: Compare the very similar style of carving, including the squared beak and archaistic scroll details on... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2014

A fine yellow jade carving of two Mandarin ducks, 17th century

A fine yellow jade carving of two Mandarin ducks, 17th century. Photo: Bonhams. The yellow stone with fine russet inclusions carved as a bird with head raised besides another smaller bird facing in the other direction with long neck and head stretched back over the body, both birds with webbed feet carved on the underside. 5.8cm (2 1/4in) long. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 €9,800 - 15,000 Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014 -http://www.bonhams.com/
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09 août 2012

Dish, painted in underglaze blue with mandarin ducks in a lotus pond, China, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Dish, painted in underglaze blue with mandarin ducks in a lotus pond, China, Yuan dynasty, 14th century. Diameter: 15.9 cm. C.189-1931. © V&A Images. Porcelain dish with lobed rim. Painted in underglaze blue on the inside with a pair of mandarin ducks in a lotus pond, scrolling border round the rim. The blue pigment is heaped with blackish specks. Base unglazed. After 1300, Chinese potters at Jingdezhen began to decorate the local white porcelain in cobalt blue. They perfected the painting technique, so that the... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2012

A Famille-Verte bowl with mandarin ducks, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3171. A Famille-Verte bowl with mandarin ducks, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722);  17.1 cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 450,000-650,000 HKD (44,036 — 63,608 EUR). Lot sold 560,000 HKD (54,800 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides painted on the exterior in the famille-verte palette with a pair of mandarin ducks swimming in a pond with lotus and millet surrounded by five long-tailed birds perched on the rocks and millet stems, and a further pair in flight, all raised... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2011

A blue and white porcelain bowl with mandarin ducks, fu mark, 16th century

A blue and white porcelain bowl with mandarin ducks, fu mark, 16th century. photo Nagel Auctions Property from a South German private collection, purchased from the Cologne Asian Art dealer Anna Roselt in 1982  Cf. Sotheby's London, 15.12.1981, Lot 192 Good condition. D. 11,6 cm - Estimate 1 500 €  Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. November 3rd 2011. www.auction.de
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