31 mars 2020

A zitan 'tree trunk' brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3330. A zitan 'tree trunk' brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 16 cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 175,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. naturalistically carved following the organic form of a tree trunk with knots and bumps, the wood of a rich, dark-brown tone. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011

31 mars 2020

A carved cylindrical zitan brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3328. A carved cylindrical zitan brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; 15 cm., 6 in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 400,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of foliate-lobed shape, finely carved in low relief with a branch of prunus blossom and magnolia flowers on leafy branches, the wood of dark brown patina. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011
31 mars 2020

A large hardstone embellished zitan brushpot and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3310. A large hardstone embellished zitan brushpot and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 23.5 cm., 9 1/4 in. Estimate 350,000 — 550,000 HKD. Lot Sold 884,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the body inlaid with two long tailed crested birds perched on a prunus branch, the reverse with a camellia bush, finely detailed in different colours of hardstone including mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli, coral, horn and blue glass, together with a... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A fine and very rare pair of polychrome lacquer decorated zitan side tables, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3604. A fine and very rare pair of polychrome lacquer decorated zitan side tables, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 31 7/8 in. (81 cm.) high x 35 in. (88.8 cm.) wide x 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm.) deep. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price Realized HKD 9,020,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The top finely painted in yellow, green and red lacquer with tight swirls in imitation of burl wood, framed by a border of floral sprays and key fret, within the rectangular top frame... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

A rectangular inlaid zitan box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 229. A rectangular inlaid zitan box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Length 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular form with slightly canted corners, the cover skillfully inlaid depicting a malachite-crested and hardstone bird perched on a gnarled stained- bone branch issuing flowering mother-of pearl, hardstone and coral prunus blossoms and buds, and with hibiscus blooms issuing from rockwork... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

An embellished zitan rectangular two-door table cabinet, 18th century

Lot 1602. A rare embellished zitan rectangular two-door table cabinet, 18th century; 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) high, 14 1/8 in. (36 cm.) long, 7½ in. (19 cm.) deep with later-added stand. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD USD 68,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The doors decorated in polychrome bone applique with peach and pomegranate trees growing amidst blue rocks and asters, with similar panels on the back, one end panel with a magnolia tree growing amidst rocks and camellia, the... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2020

A rare embellished zitan rectangular box and cover, 17th-18th century

Lot 1402. A rare embellished zitan rectangular box and cover, 17th-18th century; 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The top of the cover inlaid in mother-of-pearl, hardstone and horn with an unusual scene of two foreign merchants, one leading an angry-looking monkey by a silver wire rope, the other with demon-like face carrying a staff hung with a double-gourd flask, with rocks in the foreground and clouds above, the... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

A small embellished zitan brushpot, 18th-19th century

Lot 1401. A small embellished zitan brushpot, 18th-19th century; 4 in. (10.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD USD 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of slightly tapered, facteted form, raised on four short tab feet, inlaid on one side with mother-of-pearl, coral, stone and ivory with a bird perched in a blossoming prunus tree growing from amidst rockwork.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M.... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

A rare small embellished zitan tray, 17th-18th century

Lot 1400. A rare small embellished zitan tray, 17th-18th century; 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 With shallow sides, the interior finely inlaid with a scene of a scholar contemplating a large overhanging vine-hung pine branch that extends from a rock face joined by a bridge to the rocky promontory on which he sits, all in soapstone and mother-of-pearl, the rim inlaid in silver wire with key fret, raised on four shallow... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2020

A pair of embellished zitan wall panels, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 1380. A pair of embellished zitan wall panels, Late Qing dynasty; 43¾ x 25 7/8 in. (111.2 x 65.7 cm.). Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD USD 146,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each of rectangular form and inlaid in hardwood, and green and white jade with dragonflies in flight amidst a waterscape replete with lotus flowers and leaves, saggitaria and various other water plants amidst rockwork, with a small group of crabs towards the bottom of one, the whole set within... [Lire la suite]
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