18 mars 2022

An extremely rare large cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 282. An extremely rare large cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Height 16¼ in., 41.5cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. © Sothebys. the perimeter of the cover with irregularly spaced indentations (2). Provenance: Collection of General Charles H.T. Collis (1838-1902), and thence by descent.  Note: It is extremely rare to find a late Ming cloisonné enamel incense burner of this large size and quality. The vibrant design of... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2021

A bronze tripod incense burner and cover, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1059. A bronze tripod incense burner and cover, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); h. 15.9 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot sold: 23,940 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020
28 décembre 2020

A steatite tripod incense burner and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

  Lot 1015. A steatite tripod incense burner and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); h. 17 cm, d. 17.5 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot sold: 151,200 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, 2012. Note: A Tang steatite tripod incense burner from the collection of Arthur Sackler was sold at Christie's New York, 18th March 2009, lot 323. See also two Tang steatite vessels of this type from the collection of J.T. Tai,  sold in our New York... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2020

A pale green jade tripod incense burner and cover, ding, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 81. A pale green jade tripod incense burner and cover, ding, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 21cm (8 1/4in) wide. Estimate £ 20,000-30,000. Sold for £ 52,562 (€ 58,609). Courtesy Bonhams. Skilfully carved around the sides with archaistic motifs and taotie masks, flanked by a pair of auspicious bat handles, all supported on three short feet issuing from mythical beast-heads, the domed cover similarly decorated with taotie masks, surmounted by a circular dragon finial carved in openwork,... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

An inscribed archaic bronze tripod incense burner and cover, ding, Eastern Zhou dynasty

Lot 468. An inscribed archaic bronze tripod incense burner and cover, ding, Eastern Zhou dynasty; 26.7cm high. Estimate HK$400,000 - 600,000. Sold for HK$ 812,500 (€ 96,849). Courtesy Bonhams Raised on three feet issuing from three taotie masks in relief, the deep spherical body decorated with two bands of densely entwined archaistic kui dragons, flanked at the shoulders with a pair of right-angled 'U'-shaped upright handles, surmounted at the top with a gently domed cover issuing three mythical beast finials with... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2020

A spinach-green jade tripod incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3736. A spinach-green jade tripod incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 20.5 cm., 8 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 375,000 HKD (38,244 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s boldly carved with a deep rounded body rising to a narrow rounded shoulder and a galleried rim, all supported on three animal mask legs, the sides finely carved in low relief with two large archaistic taotie masks interrupted by raised vertical flanges,... [Lire la suite]

14 avril 2020

A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze tripod incense burner and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 219. A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze tripod incense burner and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 11.5 (4 1/2in) high. Estimate £ 6,000-8,000. Sold for £ 12,500 (€ 14,275). Courtesy Bonhams. The body of slightly concave form raised on three lion heads, decorated around the sides with six large lotus blossoms borne on scrolling leafy tendrils above a large flower head in the centre of the base, the domed cover similarly decorated, surmounted by a finial in the form of a Buddhist lion standing on... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2020

A cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 211. A cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 25cm (9 7/8in) high. Estimate £ 10,000-15,000. Sold for £ 2,500 (€ 2,855). Courtesy Bonhams. The compressed globular body raised on three cabriole legs issuing from gilt copper lion masks, rising to a short, straight neck with everted rim, the exterior decorated with large lotus blooms amid foliate scrolls on a turquoise ground, below a band of gilt lotus lappets, the shoulder flanked by a pair of handles... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2019

A cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 121. A cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 19 cm, 7 1/2. Estimate 10,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP (35,533 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the hexagonal square sides rising from three toatie mask short legs, the body divided into three bands of archaistic geometric scrollwork and set with a pair of gilt-bronze dragon-headed handles, the domed cover similarly decorated with lotus and geometric scrollwork, all surmounted... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2018

A Sancai-Glazed Pottery Tripod Incense Burner and Cover, Tang Dynasty

Lot 203. A Sancai-Glazed Pottery Tripod Incense Burner and Cover, Tang Dynasty; 19.5cm., 7 3/4 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,125 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising from three short cabriole legs to a short flaring neck and everted rim, covered overall with irregular green, ochre and cream splashes falling short of the underside to reveal the pale pinkish-buff body, the similarly glazed domed cover surmounted by a lotus bud finial. Quantity: 2 ... [Lire la suite]