13 juin 2020

Pot à pinceaux en zitan et incrustations de pierres dures et nacre, bitong, Dynastie Qing (1644-1911)

Lot 7. Pot à pinceaux en zitan et incrustations de pierres dures et nacre, bitong, Dynastie Qing (1644-1911). Hauteur: 15,5 cm. (6 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 5,000 - EUR 8,000 (USD 5,686 - USD 9,098). © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Le pot à pinceaux est finement sculpté et orné d'un perroquet perché sur une branche de magnolia en fleur émergeant d'un rocher en incrustations de nacre, stéatite et os. Le revers est incrusté d'un poème et d'une marque apocryphe de l'Empereur Qianlong. Note: See an ivory... [Lire la suite]

03 juin 2020

A zitan side table, zhuo, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 137. A zitan side table, zhuo, Late Ming dynasty; 86.8 by 122.7 by 52.5 cm., 34 1/8  by 48 1/4  by 20 5/8  in.. Estimate 900,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,600,000 HKD (298,885 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon frame and flush, tongue-and-grooved, five board floating-panel construction supported by four dovetailed transverse stretchers, the shorter members of the frame top with exposed tenons, the edge of... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2020

A pair of zitan square corner-leg stools, fangdeng, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 3296. A pair of zitan square corner-leg stools, fangdeng, Late Qing dynasty; 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) high, 18 ¼ in. (46.4 cm.) square. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each square stool is raised on slightly splayed legs of round section fitted with baitong mounts, and joined by humpbacked stretchers set with vertical struts. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

A carved zitan 'couch-bed' stand, Qing dynasty

Lot 5049. A carved zitan 'couch-bed' stand, Qing dynasty; 15.6 by 31.2 by 17.6 cm, 6 1/8  by 12 1/4  by 6 7/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Sold for 62,500 HKD (7,395 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled after a couch-bed, the top frame of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction and surmounted by the back and arms with an elegant curvilinear outline, the edge of the frame moulding inwards and downwards into a narrow band and resting on a... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2020

An inscribed zitan reticulated cylindrical perfumier, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century 

Lot 3637. An inscribed zitan reticulated cylindrical perfumier, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 21.6 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD  (31,613 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's of cylindrical form, the hardwood deftly carved and pierced with two chilong, one ascending and the other descending with clawed arms outstretched, facing each other with their hair swept over serpentine bodies and writhing amidst swirling lingzhi stems, all between... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

A zitan recessed-leg long table, qiaotouan, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 114. A zitan recessed-leg long table, qiaotouan, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 84.8 by 146 by 35.9 cm., 33 3/8  by 57 1/2  by 14 1/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,000,000 HKD (574,780 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of a single-board floating panel tongue-and-grooved to the frame with shaped everted flanges, made of the same piece of wood as the small frame members at the ends, the edge of the frame gently... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2020

A zitan mirror stand, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 108. A zitan mirror stand, Late Ming dynasty; 40 by 47.3 by 44.8 cm., 15 1/2 by 18 5/8 by 17 5/8  in. Estimate 180,000 — 280,000 HKD. Lot Sold 475,000 HKD (54,604 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular section, the hinged mirror stand reticulated with plain rectangular and square panels, the ends of the top rail carved with a pair of confronting dragons' heads. Exhibited: Denver Art Museum, Denver, 1997-99.Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2020

A zitan scrollpot, Qing dynasty

Lot 107. A zitan scrollpot, Qing dynasty; diameter 25.9 cm., 10 1/8  in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 625,000 HKD (71,847 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the finely and densely grained surface patinated to a lustrous dark brown colour. Exhibited: In Pursuit of Antiquities: Thirty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition of the Min Chiu Society, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1995-96, cat. no. 277, p. 306.Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M.... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2020

Two zitan square trays, the larger tray 18th century, the smaller tray 18th-19th century

Lot 1137. Two zitan square trays, the larger tray 18th century, the smaller tray 18th-19th century; 1 ½ in. (3.8 cm.) high, 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) square; and 1 in. (2.5 cm.) high, 12 ½ in. (31.7 cm.) square. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Both trays have paneled bases fitted into short vertical sides which are pierced, the larger tray with a foliate scrollwork design, and the smaller tray with stylized dragons. The larger tray... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2020

A rare large zitan wrist rest, 18th-19th century

Lot 1105. A rare large zitan wrist rest, 18th-19th century; 22 ½ in. (57.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The unusually long wrist rest is carved on the convex top in imitation of root gnarl. The wood has a satiny patina and is rich purple in color.  Provenance: Christie's New York, 16 September 1999, lot 76.Nicholas Grindley, London, 1999. Christie's. The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's... [Lire la suite]