04 décembre 2017

An inscribed zitan brush pot, signed Wang Duo (1592-1652) dated to dingchou cyclical year, 1637 and of the period

Lot 2972. An inscribed zitan brush pot, signed Wang Duo (1592-1652) dated to dingchou cyclical year corresponding to 1637 and of the period; 5 in. (12.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The cylindrical brush pot is carved with a short prose dedicated to Luo Yue and dated to dingchou cyclical year, followed by a signature of Wang Duo. It is raised on three low feet and fitted with a... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2017

A Dali marble and zitan table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 945. A Dali marble and zitan table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2017. The attractive, variegated marble panel is suggestive of a mountainous landscape and is set within a zitan frame with finely beaded edge. The screen is supported on a stand finely carved with stylized archaistic scroll in the lower panel and raised on shaped feet and openwork standing spandrels. 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) high, 14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) wide, 7 ¾... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2017

A very rare pair of zitan continuous horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, 18th century

Lot 947. A very rare pair of zitan continuous horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, 18th century. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 792,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each has a sweeping crestrail supported on an S-shaped backsplat and vertical rear and front posts which continue through the rectangular seat to form the legs, above humpback stretchers fitted with vertical struts. The legs are of round section and are joined by stepped stretchers and a foot rest at the front.35 ¼... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2017

A very rare zitan 'Southern official's hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, late 17th-18th century

Lot 946. A very rare zitan 'Southern official's hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, late 17th-18th century. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The top rail of round section is supported on an S-shaped back splat and curved rear posts, which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms are supported on tapering braces and front posts which continue through the seat to form the front legs. All are above a mat seat set within a rectangular frame above plain aprons fitted on the... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2017

Peinture sur miroir fixée sous verre et son cadre en zitan, Chine, Dynastie Qing, fin du XVIIIème - début du XIXème siècle

Lot 82. Peinture sur miroir fixée sous verre et son cadre en zitan, Chine, Dynastie Qing, fin du XVIIIème - début du XIXème siècle. Estimate EUR 50,000 - EUR 70,000 (USD 56,063 - USD 78,489). Price realised EUR 134,500 (USD 150,192) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 De forme rectangulaire, elle représente une scène de personnages traversant un pont dans un paysage lacustre et montagneux sous un ciel nuageux. Le pont mène à une série de pavillons dans la montagne. Le cadre en zitan sculpté est orné de rinceaux de... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2017

Ensemble de douze panneaux en zitan et nanmu montés en paravent, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XIXème siècle

Lot 42. Ensemble de douze panneaux en zitan et nanmu montés en paravent, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XIXème siècle. Estimate EUR 12,000 - EUR 18,000 (USD 13,455 - USD 20,183). Price realised EUR 602,500 (USD 672,792). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Chaque panneau est composé d'un cadre en zitan dont la partie inférieure est ornée d'une chauve-souris soutenant le symbole de bon augure du double carpe. La partie supérieure est ornée d'une pierre sonore. Les panneaux en nanmu sont sculptés de fleurs... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2017

A very rare pair of zitan 'official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 640. A very rare pair of zitan 'official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century. Estimate USD 800,000 - USD 1,200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Each has a well-carved, protruding crestrail supported on a broad S-shaped splat and elegantly curved rear stiles which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms are supported on tapering, curved vertical braces and curved front posts which continue through the seat frame to form the front legs. The molded seat frame encloses a... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

A magnificent and important zitan luohan bed,luohanchuan, 18th century

Lot 643. A magnificent and important zitan luohan bed, luohanchuan, 18th century. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The solid shaped back and side panels are fitted into a thick rectangular frame carved with molded edge and set with a mat platform, above a narrow, concave waist and plain, beaded aprons. The whole is raised on thick beaded, inward-curving legs. 29 in. (73.7 cm.) high, 86 ½ in. (219.7 cm.) wide, 50 ½ in. (128.3 cm.) deep Provenance: Chang... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2016

A pair of zitan weiqi counter containers, 17th-18th century

Lot 1213. A pair of zitan weiqi counter containers, 17th-18th century. Estimate: USD 20,000 ~ 30,000. Price Realised  USD 68,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each is of melon-form, with well-rounded double lobes divided in half by ridged beading. The high curving shoulder rises from the tapered base, and the gently domed cover has a flattened edge and a central dimple. 3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high, 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Provenance: MD Flacks, Ltd., New York.Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2016

A small zitan lotus leaf-form box, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 1211. A small zitan lotus leaf-form box, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate: USD USD 4,000 ~ 6,000. Price Realised  USD 3,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The cover is carved in high relief as the back of a lotus leaf borne on a stem, and with two crabs. The low sides of the conformingly lobed box are plain and raised on four shaped supports. 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) wide Provenance: Private collection, Massachusetts, 1980s. Notes: The juxtaposition of the crab (xie) and... [Lire la suite]