10 septembre 2018

A celadon jade mounted zitan ruyi scepter, 19th century

Lot 43. A celadon jade mounted zitan ruyi scepter, 19th century; 14 1/2in (36.8cm) long. Estimate: 25,000-35,000 USD. Sold for US$ 31,250 (€ 26,860). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The scepter head mounted with a jade plaque of conforming shape, carved with two large longevity peaches and two bats, the elegantly curved zitan shaft carved to the top with five bats amid dense scrolling clouds, the underside carved with a wan fret diaper, the tip of the shaft inlaid with a jade plaque carved with a bat and... [Lire la suite]
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14 juin 2018

A rare zitan 'longetivy' scroll box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 60. A rare zitan 'longetivy' scroll box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Dimensions: 73 x 16 cm. (28 ¾ x 6 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 35,000 - EUR 45,000. Price realised EUR 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. De forme rectangulaire, le couvercle est finement sculpté d'un caractère Shou stylisé flanqué par quatre chauves-souris volant parmi des nuages. La bordure est ornée d'une frise de motifs géométriques archaïsants; l'intérieur en nanmu. Provenance: Property... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2018

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

Lot 3019. A very rare pair of zitan continuous horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Each: 35 ½ in. (90 cm.) high, 25 ½ in. (65 cm.) wide, 22 ½ in. (57 cm.) deep. Estimate HKD 3,800,000 - HKD 5,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,660,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 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.... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2018

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Sales to take place on 31 May and 1 June

Lot 12. A superb and extremely rare inlaid zitan ‘Scholars examining a handscroll’ box and cover, attributed to Zhou Zhu, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 8.2 by 16.4 by 12.7 cm, 3 1/4  by 6 1/2  by 5 in. Estimate: HK$1,500,000-2,500,000 / US$192,000-319,000. Courtesy Sotheby's HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s will present two mid-season sales of Chinese works of art at its Hong Kong Gallery: Scholarly Art from the Collection of Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn (30 May) and Chinese Art... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A zitan corner-leg table, 17th-18th century

Lot 966. A zitan corner-leg table, 17th-18th century; 34 ¾ in. (88.3 cm.) high, 38 ½ in. (97.8 cm.) square. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 100,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The paneled top is set within the square frame above a narrow waist and plain aprons. The whole is raised on legs of round section terminating in hoof feet joined by humpback stretchers. Provenance: Private collection, North America.Christie's New York, 16 September 2010, lot... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2018

A magnificent pair of zitan compound cabinets and hatchests, sijiangui, 19th century

Lot 962. A magnificent pair of zitan compound cabinets and hatchests, sijiangui, 19th century; 94 3/8 in. (239.8 cm.) high, 45 in. (114.3 cm.) wide, 21 3/8 in. (54.4 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 550,000 - USD 750,000. Price realised USD 600,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each cabinet is of massive rectangular form. The hatchest has square panel doors, elaborately carved in deep relief with a single dragon chasing a flaming pearl amidst clouds, above the larger cabinet set with single-panel... [Lire la suite]

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); 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) high, 14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) wide, 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © 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... [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... [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]