01 avril 2016

A 'dreamstone' marble panel within a zitan screen, Late Ming–Early Qing dynasty

Lot 2850, A 'dreamstone' marble panel within a zitan screen, Late Ming–Early Qing dynasty. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD (92,636 - 115,795 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the grey-veined white marble panel figured with an ethereal mountainous landscape scene with cavernous valleys beneath wispy cloud swirls on one side, the reverse with rather subtle light variegated grey inclusions, set within a zitan stand with a panel reticulated with three cartouches, above a beaded-edged cusped... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2016

A Taishan swallow stone panel within a zitan screen, Late Ming–Qing dynasty

Lot 2891, A Taishan swallow stone panel within a zitan screen, Late Ming–Qing dynasty. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD (92,636 - 115,795 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the rectangular trilobite fossil panel set within a zitan frame, one side of the panel densely figured with buff-coloured fossilised marine arthropods resembling miniature swallows with outstretched wings, the plain reverse with an uneven pitted surface, mounted on a zitan stand reticulated... [Lire la suite]