12 novembre 2010

Chinese Emperor's Personal White Jade Dragon Seal Sells for £2.7 Million @ Bonhams

This iconic Chinese object, a small exquisite work of art, created huge interest before the sale in Europe and as well as China. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- A stunning piece of China’s Imperial history – a seal personally commissioned and used by the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799) – sold for £2,708,000 at Bonhams Sale of Fine Chinese Art on November 11th in London. The perfect four centimetre square jade seal bearing the inscription `Zi Qiang Bu Xi’, (‘Self-Strengthening Never Ceases’) is closely linked to the Emperor’s 80th birthday... [Lire la suite]