19 septembre 2018

A white jade rectangular plaque, 18th-19th century

Lot 974. A white jade rectangular plaque, 18th-19th century; 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. One side is carved with a roundel of an immortal holding a bottle vase seated on an elephant, and the reverse with another roundel enclosing a four-character inscription reading taiping youxiang (may there be a peaceful reign), all below a bat with stylized openwork wings above and a stylized,... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2014

American fortune used to buy stunning porcelain collection stolen by Nazis, for sale at Bonhams

Emma (born Lazarus, born 17 . 2 . 1852 Hamburg, died 14 . 2 . 1937 Hamburg) & Henry Budge (banker, born 20 . 11 ​. 1840 Frankfurt a  M., died 20 . 10 . 1928 Hamburg). LONDON.- A host of historically important works highlight the Fine European Ceramics at New Bond Street on 18th June. Items from an important private collection of decorative arts, the Emma Budge Collection, are among the most notable lots... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2013

A very rare blue and white 'Daoist Immortals' auspicious rectangular plaque, Zhengde

A very rare blue and white 'Daoist Immortals' auspicious rectangular plaque, Zhengde. Photo courtesy Bonhams The heavily-potted plaque featuring a devotional scene of Shoulao lecturing on a flat rock pedestal before a glowing mandorla issuing a wisp of energy forming the character shou, the God of Immortality seated on a deerskin rug and beside a plate of peaches and an incense burner, his elderly facial features including hairy eyebrows and beard framed by his pronounced large cranium, wearing loose garments with his... [Lire la suite]