26 septembre 2021

A magnificent and massive imperial zitan corner-leg table, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 977. A magnificent and massive imperial zitan corner-leg table, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 35 ½ in. (90.2 cm.) high, 92 ¾ in. (235.6 cm.) wide, 21 1/8 in. (53.7 cm.) deep. Estimate: USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 687,500. © Christie's 2021 The paneled top is set in a rectangular frame above the narrow waist carved with cartouches framing bats in flight amidst scrolling clouds and a shaped apron carved with archaistic scroll. The whole is raised on... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2021

An important imperial zitan armchair, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

  Lot 1010. An important imperial zitan armchair, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 44 in. (111.8 cm.) high, 27 ¼ in. (69.2 cm.) wide, 20 in. (50.8 cm.) deep. Estimate: USD 500,000 - USD 700,000. Price realised USD 1,074,000. © Christie's 2021 The back splat is carved in openwork in the form of a vase and decorated in the European Rococo style below the scrolled headcrest and elegantly curved crestrail and curvilinear arms, fitted with openwork spandrels carved as... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2021

Bonhams Announces Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings for September 20, 2021

Bonhams sale of Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings will offer an impressive array of 250 lots from several notable collections. Highlights include a magnificent and rare 'robin's-egg' glazed archaistic hu-shaped two-handled vase, Qianlong six-character, impressed seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman (estimate: US$400,000-600,000); an impressive zitan luohan chuang (bed) late Qing/Republic Period (estimate: US$200,000-300,000); Mountain Gorge, a splendid modern painting... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2021

Chinese furniture sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 27 may 2021

Lot 520. A pair of huanghuali 'crackled-ice' low-back rose chairs, Qing dynasty; 58.2 by 44.2 by 83 cm and 58 by 44.5 by 83.3 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold: 2,268,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Property From an Old Hong Kong Family Collection. Lot 529. A huanghuali recessed-leg table, qiaotou'an, Qing dynasty; 85.5 by 129 by 44.5 cm. Estimate: 380,000 - 500,000 HKD. Lot sold: 1,159,200 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Lot... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2021

A Pair Of Zitan Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, 17th-18th Century

Lot 3429. A Pair Of Zitan Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, 17th-18th Century. L 62.5cm W 68cm H 100cm. Estimate HKD 300,000 - 400,000 (USD 38,462 - 51,282). Sold Price: HKD 900,000 (USD 115,385). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Christie’s New York, 16 September 1998, lot 562. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, purchased from Eskenazi, no.EK25. Poly Auctions. Scholarly Delights: Furnishings from the Literati’s Studio and Buddhist Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2021

A Pair Of Zitan Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, 17th-18th Century

 Lot 3428. A Pair Of Zitan Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, 17th-18th Century. L 67.5cm W 43cm H 100cm. Estimate HKD 300,000 - 400,000 (USD 38,462 - 51,282). Sold Price: HKD 840,000 (USD 107,692). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Collection of Mia Faber, Copenhagen2. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, purchased from Eskenazi, no.EK205.A and EK205.B. Poly Auctions. Scholarly Delights: Furnishings from the Literati’s Studio and Buddhist Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2021

A silver wire-inlaid zitan inkstone and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3657. A silver wire-inlaid zitan inkstone and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9.2 cm. Estimate: 120,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold: 403,200 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the inkstone bordered along the upper edges and sides with silver wire-inlaid bands of stylised scrolls, chilong and taotie masks, the underside with a signature reading Xuansu zhi ('made by Xuansu') and a silver wire-inlaid keyfret border enclosing a carved panel of flowering... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2021

A very fine and rare pair of carved zitan and lacquer-decorated cabinets, 19th century

Lot 5. A very fine and rare pair of carved zitan and lacquer-decorated cabinets, 19th century; 194,5 x 94 x 43 cm. Estimate: € 60.000- € 80.000. Result: € 239.000. Courtesy Nagel.  Provenance: Old and important European private collection, assembled prior to 1960. Fine Asian Art Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020
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09 décembre 2020

A large zitan table cabinet, guanpixiang, Mid Qing Dynasty

Lot 136. A large zitan table cabinet, guanpixiang, Mid Qing Dynasty; 20.5cm (8 1/8in) long. Estimate HK$ 200,000-300,000. Sold for HK$ 277,500 (€ 29,554). Photo: Bonhams. Of rectangular form embellished with metal mounts at the corners, the hinged flat-top cover opening to reveal a separate upper compartment, above a pair of well-figured doors concealing four short and one long drawers, the cover set with a chain to hold the lid in place when open, applied across the front cover and doors with a circular... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2020

A rare zitan inlaid 'flowers and bird' brushpot, bitong, 17th century

Lot 138. A rare zitan inlaid 'flowers and bird' brushpot, bitong, 17th century; 12.8cm (5in) high. Estimate HK$ 350,000-450,000. Sold for HK$ 602,500 (€ 64,414). Photo: Bonhams. Of cylindrical form, the body finely carved, inlaid and lacquered with details depicting a long-tailed crested bird perched on a leafy prunus branch bearing mother-of-pearl-inlaid blossoms issuing from the rim, the reverse with further branches and blossoms surrounding rockwork outlined by gold wire, all below a band of key-fret... [Lire la suite]