02 mai 2010

A carved cinnabar lacquer incense box and cover. 16th/17th century.

A carved cinnabar lacquer incense box and cover. 16th-17th century. photo Bonhams The domed circular cover deftly carved through layers of cinnabar lacquer to depict a luohan seated upon a rock beneath a pine tree, wearing loosely-fitted robes open to the waist, his right arm raised holding a ring which he is using to tame a tiger, all set against wanzi and wave diaper grounds, the box carved with pierced rockwork and clouds against similar grounds, the base and interiors lacquered black. 8.7cm (3½in) diam. (2). Estimate:... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2010

A bronze quatrefoil washer with chilong handles. Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

A bronze quatrefoil washer with chilong handles. Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. photo Sotheby's of begonia shape, supported on four cabriole legs, rising to flaring curved sides, flanked by two confronting clambering chilong, their bodies forming the handles, the countersunk base with an apocryphal Xuande mark - 20.6 cm., 8 1/8 in. Est. 120,000—180,000 HKDLot Sold 375,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Christie's Hong Kong, 2nd November 1999, lot 784. Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 08 Apr 10. Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2009

A large bronze figure of a bearded immortal, 16th/17th century.

A large bronze figure of a bearded immortal, 16th/17th century. Christie's Images Ltd. 2009 standing with his hands held to his chest holding a tablet, wearing long robes decorated to the sleeves with scrolling leaves, incised inscription to the back which may be translated: 'Made by Guo Han Miaojin' -- 14¾in. (37.6cm.) high. Est. £3,000 - £5,000 Christie's. Chinese Works of Art. 10 September 2009. London, South Kensington www.christies.com
27 juin 2009

An Italian antique marbles inlaid table top, Roman, late 16th/17th century

An Italian antique marbles inlaid table top, Roman, late 16th/17th century with a central elongated oval inlaid with alabaster on a Spanish brocatello ground, flanked by kidney shaped reserves of alabaster and diaper motifs, the border with a scrolled boss at each angle, with alternating band of octagons and diaper motifs, on a stone ground. 123cm. by 74.5cm.; 4ft.½in., 2ft.5½in. Est. 70,000—100,000 GBP Sotheby's. Important Furniture, Silver, Ceramics and Clocks. 07 Jul 09 03:00 PM. London www.sothebys.com
20 juin 2009

A large blue and white 'Kraak' porcelain bowl. 16th/17th Century

A large blue and white 'Kraak' porcelain bowl. 16th/17th Century Formed with barbed rim and deep well supported by a slightly tapering circular foot, the floor painted within a roundel depicting a beauty spinning yarn surrounded by a classic scroll band, the side walls decorated to both interior and exterior with panels of figures in Chinese costume standing in front of western architectural designs, separated by tulips and other blossoms; the foot pad left unglazed.. 13in (33cm) diameter. Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000 ... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

An ivory figure of Wen Chang. Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century

An ivory figure of Wen Chang. Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century the figure wearing loose-fitting robes and black hat of office, holding his belt with his left hand, with a serene expression on his face, the ivory of deep rich caramel colour, 17.2cm., 6 1/4in; together with a buffalo horn carving of a lady in long robes holding a fan. Est. 1,500—2,000 GBP. Lot Sold 1,750 GBP PROVENANCE: Spink and Son Ltd., 1990 and 1989. NOTE: Wen Chang is the popular Daoist god of literature. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2009

A parcel-gilt bronze lion incense burner and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century

A parcel-gilt bronze lion incense burner and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century cast standing four-square, the front legs holding down a long writhing serpent, the hinged head with large bulging eyes and mouth barring sharp teeth, details in gilt. 28cm., 11in. Est. 10,000—15,000 GBP - Unsold. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
24 mai 2009

A fine ivory figure of Kui xing. Ming Dynasty, 16th/17th century

A fine ivory figure of Kui xing. Ming Dynasty, 16th/17th century The stellar God, patron deity of those taking jinshi examinations, skilfully carved in a dynamic position capturing the movement of the body turned backwards with the left leg raised and the right standing on crashing waves reaching over his shoulders, the right hand held high and the left holding an inkcake moulded as an ingot, the horned head with bushy eyebrows, bulging eyes and open mouth revealing fangs, wearing a shirt tied at the chest revealing the... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2009

A fine and rare signed rhinoceros horn libation cup, 16th/17th century

A fine and rare signed rhinoceros horn libation cup, 16th/17th century The steep sides finely carved and incised with a solitary boatman in a sea of tranquil waves, below jagged mountains and trees, to the side a large gnarled pine tree forming the handle of the vessel, the base signed Wen Shu and with a six-character sealmark. 6 in. (15 cm.) wide. Est. £30,000 - £50,000 - Price realised : £49,250  Notes: The six-character sealmark reads Shengya yipian qingshan and can be translated as 'My lonely life in this... [Lire la suite]
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