01 avril 2012

Sceptre "ruyi" en bois niellé. Chine. Epoque Jiaqing (1796-18 20)

Sceptre "ruyi" en bois niellé. Chine. Epoque Jiaqing (1796-1820). photo POUSSE-CORNET SARL - VALOIR à décor d'un poème en caractères sigillaires, les plaques en néphrite céladon à décor de symboles bouddhiques et caractère "shou" stylisé entouré de chauve-souris, vases et fleurs de lotus. Dimensions des plaques: 14 x 11 cm - 10.5 x 7 cm - 7.5 x 6 cm. L. 54 cm. Socle en bois. 6,1 x 61 x 19 cm. Fêle sur la plaque de néphrite. Provenance : Acquis par le père de l'actuel propriétaire le 29 janvier 1948 à... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2011

A Rare Yellow, Green And Aubergine-Glazed Ruyi Scepter. Daoguang Inscribed Seal Mark And Of The Period

A Rare Yellow, Green And Aubergine-Glazed Ruyi Scepter. Daoguang Inscribed Seal Mark And Of The Period  (1821-1850). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 Finely incised on the convex ruyi-shaped head with two five-clawed scaly dragons contesting a flaming pearl, on the oval center with a buddhistic lion and cub with a ribbon-tied brocade ball, and on the convex circular end with five bats (wufu) encircling a shou medallion, the shaft with four cranes, all in green amidst aubergine clouds reserved on a soft lemon-yellow ground, the seal... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2011

A host of dragons, buffalo, lions and horses, lead caravan of Chinese art @ Bonhams

An Imperial enamelled and blue 'nine-dragon' vase bearing the Qianlong seal mark. Estimate: £300,000-400,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Dragon entwined Imperial ceramics, jade animals and a spectacular lamp made of buffalo horn, offer much to excite buyers at Bonhams Fine  Chinese Art Sale on November 10th at New Bond Street, London. An object that speaks loudly of Chinese craftsmanship features numerous dragons. An Imperial enamelled and blue 'nine-dragon' vase bearing the Qianlong seal mark, has a slender shape with high... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2010

Masterpieces of “Water, Pine And Stone Retreat Collection - Objects cf Contemplation” @ Sotheby’s Hong Kong

An imperially inscribed bamboo-veneer ruyi-sceptre. Qianlong period, poem composed in the bingzi year (1756) - The Qianlong Emperor's Bamboo-veneer Ruyi Sceptre. photo courtesy Sotheby's the smooth, golden bamboo-veneer surface carved with a naturalistic curved lingzhi stalk terminating with a large head with an attendant fungus on the top, the decoration incised in low-relief on three separate planes, the knotted and gnarled, slender stalk with further minor shoots growing from the base and on the sides, the underside of the... [Lire la suite]


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