15 avril 2020

A carved polychrome lacquer ruyi sceptre, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3397. A carved polychrome lacquer ruyi sceptre, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 15 in. (38 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 260,000 - HKD 320,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The ruyi-shaped head is carved through the red and green layers to the ochre ground of a scholar strolling in a scenic landscape detailed with pine trees and rockwork. The arched shaft is carved with a central shaped panel enclosing a vase with a ruyi sceptre supported by waves with bats and ruyi-shaped... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2020

A superb imperial hardstone-embellished white jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 3640. A superb imperial hardstone-embellished white jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 16 1/4 in. (41.2 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price Realized HKD 14,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The large sceptre is well carved from semi-translucent stone of creamy-white tone, finely inlaid with pink tourmaline, coral, lapis lazuli, malachite and turquoise, decorating the ruyi terminal with a garden scene of two bats in flight amidst... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2020

A grey jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 36. A grey jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 35cm., 13¾in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the ruyi-shaped terminal carved in low-relief with a shou character roundel and scrolling clouds flanked by a pair of flying bats, carved with a scaly dragon coiling around the curved shaft, its forearm reaching forward for a flaming pearl above cresting waves, the stone of a greyish celadon tone; together with a green... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2018

Freeman's announces highlights from its upcoming Asian Arts Auction

Lot 196. A large Chinese carved wood figure of Samantabhadra, seated on an elephant, Ming Dynasty or earlier. Approx H: 37 in., 94cm; W: 32 in., 81.3cm. Estimate: $25,000-35,000. © Freeman's  PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman’s September 7 Asian Arts auction will offer buyers a selection of nearly 650 lots of fine Chinese, Japanese, Burmese, Tibetan, and Korean decorative objects and works of art. Ranging from as early as the Neolithic period to present day, the breadth of material represented in the... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2017

A green-enamelled porcelain ruyi sceptre, 19th century

Lot 6. A green-enamelled porcelain ruyi sceptre, 19th century; 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm.) long. Estimate £1,200 – £1,500 ($1,916 – $2,396). Price Realized  £3,250 ($5,190). © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The sceptre is moulded with shou characters, and is painted in green tones imitating jadeite.  Provenance: Gifted to the vendor in 1975. Christie’s. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART I, 4 November 2014, London, South Kensington
19 décembre 2017

A fine and rare jade ruyi sceptre with bat and clouds with flower motifs, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 280. A fine and rare jade ruyi sceptre with bat and clouds with flower motifs, Qianlong period (1736-1795). L. 42,7 cm. Estimate 40.000/60.000 €. Lot sold 140.000 €. Courtesy Nagel Very few tiny chips, good condition. Provenance: Property from an important European private collection, by repute assembeld in the 1920s from an old English private collector. Note: Ruyi scepter is a talisman presented to bestow good fortune. Ruyi in Chinese means 'as you wish'. Its long history dates back to... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2017

600-year-old rare lacquer dish leads Sotheby's Chinese Art Sales in London

Lot 138. A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Large Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 44.5cm. Est. £400,000-600,000 / HK$3,860,000-5,790,000. Lot sold 1,568,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Following an outstanding year in Chinese art, Sotheby’s Important Chinese Art auction in London on 10 May 2017 showcases a selection of notable Chinese ceramics and works of art across the disciplines of imperial porcelain, lacquer, jade and Buddhist sculpture. Skilfully crafted and spanning... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2017

A white jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3637. A white jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 44.3 cm, 17 3/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD (105,885 EUR) (105,885 USD). Photo: Sotheby's the slender curved sceptre elegantly worked on the ruyi-shaped head with a bat in flight above a gnarled leafy branch bearing two large peaches, the arched shaft carved with four seal characters reading Jixiang ruyi ('Auspicious as you wish'), above a leafy spray of narcissus... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2016

An embellished gilt-bronze ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 787. An embellished gilt-bronze ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the head with a variegated green jade plaque of five bats encircling wan and shou characters, the shaft cast with a peach branch, with the leaves highlighted with kingfisher feathers and the fruits inlaid with stones of various colours, such as red tourmaline, lapis lazuli and malachite; 39 cm, 15... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2016

A carved stained ivory ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th – 19th century

Lot 774. A carved stained ivory ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th – 19th century. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 175,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. carved in openwork along the shaft with chyrsanthemum and secondary stems issuing gourds around a central branch, extending to the head with further leafy branches, stained green except for the flowers and fruits; 36 cm, 14 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun 2016