08 novembre 2022

A rare rock crystal tree-trunk-shaped brushpot, bitong, Mid Qing Dynasty

Lot 11. A rare rock crystal tree-trunk-shaped brushpot, bitong, Mid Qing Dynasty; 14cm (5 1/2in) high. (2). Sold for £7,012.50 (Estimate £4,000-£6,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The transparent crystal smoothly hollowed and crisply carved as a gnarled tree-trunk with swirling knots, the stone with 'pine-needle' inclusions, wood stand.  Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, London, 25 June 2002. Published and Illustrated: S.Marsh, Brushpots: A Collector's View, Hong Kong, 2020, pp.18-19. ... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2020

A small rock crystal bracket-lobed cup, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 179. A small rock crystal bracket-lobed cup, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 2 3/4 in. (6.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 20,000 - HKD 40,000. Price realised HKD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cup is carved with fluted sides rising to a bracket-lobed rim, supported on a short foot of conforming shape. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, Hong Kong, 6 April 2015
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03 avril 2020

A rock crystal vase and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3233. A rock crystal vase and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 560,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the hexagonal-sectioned body supported on a pronounced foot, gently curving at the shoulders to a flared neck, flanked by four animal-mask handles, each suspending a loose ring, the hexagonal cover surmounted by a finial of conforming shape. Provenance: Estate of Dorothy H. Guider.Sotheby's New York, 26th November... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2019

A rare rock crystal ear cup, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 2807. A rare rock crystal ear cup, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,680 - USD 38,519). Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The oval rounded cup is carved with a pair of handles to the sides. The translucent rock crystal is suffused with russet streaks, box. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 10 May 1998. Note: The ear cup first appeared in lacquer form during the late Spring and Autumn period (5th century BC), with... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A rock crystal ‘Three Friends’ vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 39. A rock crystal ‘Three Friends’ vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11.5cm., 4 ½ in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,250  GBP. © Sotheby's naturalistically modelled in the form of a tree trunk, the exterior carved with a gnarled prunus tree, leafy bamboo and lingzhi beside rockwork and overhanging pine branches above, the transparent crystal with some minor inclusions. Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd., London, 18th October 1978. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2019

A Fatimid carved rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 10th-11th century

Lot 131. A Fatimid carved rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 10th-11th century; 3.8cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of typical form, carved with cut stylised foliate designs and dash details. Provenance: Purchased from Michel Albert Manoukian, Paris, 7 April 1969 (receipt on file). Note: The feat of carving rock crystal, an extremely hard element, was mastered by the Fatimids in the tenth century as evident from the magnificent, but limited, corpus of remaining... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2019

A rock crystal Bhairava kila, Nepal, 18th century or later

Lot 1103. A rock crystal Bhairava kila, Nepal, 18th century or later; 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The finial topped with a half-vajra and the heads of three deities, above an eight-pronged vajra and three additional animal-form faces, and a two-layered round of lotus pads stacked above the tripartite blade, with snakes meandering down each side. Provenance: Donald J. Wineman, 1 November 1989.The Irving Collection, no. 552. Note:... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2018

A rock crystal, diamond and ruby bangle, David Webb

Lot 99. A rock crystal, diamond and ruby bangle, David Webb. Estimate US$ 60,000 - 80,000 (€ 51,000 - 69,000). Sold for US$ 70,000 (€ 59,528). © Bonhams 2001-2018 designed as two opposing carved rock crystal and black enamel chimera heads, each with pear-shaped ruby eyes, round brilliant-cut diamond crowns, grasping a similarly cut diamond-set and black enamel circular panel, the collars set of similar design; signed Webb; accompanied by a signed fitted box; estimated total diamond weight: 9.15 carats;... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2018

Chinese Rock Crystal Figure of Buddha, Qing Dynasty

Lot 138. Chinese Rock Crystal Figure of Buddha, Qing Dynasty. Height 9 1/8 inches. Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000. Sold for $13,750. Courtesy Doyle. Seated in dhyanasana, the left hand resting on his feet with palm upward in vitarka mudra, the right hand holding a rice grain or jewel between thumb and forefinger of palm-upward hand, his robes gently folding around his body and open at the chest, his undergarment tied mid-torso, his face with a benign expression, his hair in tight curls - very good... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2018

A rock crystal brushrest, 17th century

Lot 474. A rock crystal brushrest, 17th century; 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 HKD. Lot sold 30,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of undulating outline, carved to resemble five bamboo segments, further incised with leaves. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 May 2018.