13 mai 2019

A superb greenish-white jade octagonal 'marriage' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 160. A superb greenish-white jade octagonal 'marriage' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 23.5cm (9 1/4 in) wide. Estimate £ 80,000 - 120,000 (€ 93,000 - 140,000). Sold for £ 275,062 (€ 314,016). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Deftly carved around the waisted exterior in shallow relief with archaistic taotie masks on a key-fret ground, the short neck with pendent plantain leaves and triangles on the mouth-rim, four handles in the form of acanthus leaves and auspicious lingzhi fungus suspending loose rings, all standing on... [Lire la suite]