10 septembre 2010

The Joe Grimberg Collection's three black jade snuff bottles

A black jade snuff bottle. 1780-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's  very well hollowed, of flattened square form with rounded corners, sloping to a cylindrical neck, resting on a carved oval foot, the stone well polished, the white inclusion on one face deeply carved with an eagle proudly perched on a rock, with one talon raised, the reverse plain save for low relief carving of mist; height 2 3/8 in., 6 cm - Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th April 1993, lot 554. NOTE: The contrast of the... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2010

Qing monochromes @ Bonhams, Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 8 Sep 2010, Knightsbridge

A Ge-type mallet vase. 18th century © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The cylindrical body with high sloping shoulders and a tall cylindrical neck rising to the lipped rim, covered overall with a dense greenish network of pale and dark crackles imitating the Song Dynasty Geyao glaze stopping short of the rim and foot ring; 16.8cm (6⅝in) high.- Estimate: £800 - 1,200, € 970 - 1,400, HK$ 9,900 - 15,000 A pair of Guan-type foliate dishes. 18th century © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Each dish modelled with gently curved lobed... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2010

Plate, "the gathering of dragon and clouds" pattern. China for Vietnam, ordered pattern porcelain, Tây Son dynasty (1778-1802).

Plate, "the gathering of dragon and clouds" pattern. China for Vietnam, ordered pattern porcelain, Tây Son dynasty (1778-1802). Collection Alain Truong
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05 septembre 2010

Chinese Dehua & Blanc de Chine @ Doyle New York

Pair of Chinese Blanc de Chine Guanyin. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York Each standing on a square stylized rockwork base, each figure dressed in long layered robes, holding a lingzhi fungus in one hand, a small deer standing in attendance dressed with a collar hung with bells, plumes and lingzhi fungus, a vase of flowers balanced on his back, impressed seal mark. Height 15 1/2 inches. Estimate $8,000-10,000 Chinese Blanc de Chine Seated Guanyin. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York ... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2010

Chinoiserie Meissen 18th century @ Bonhams, Fine European Ceramics including the Collezione Procida Mirabelli di Lauro

A rare Meissen pagoda figure. Circa 1720-25. photo Bonhams. After a Chinese example, seated with his right hand resting on his raised knee, wearing a gilt-edged robe, with dark brown hair, moustache and eyebrows and red lips, 9.5cm high (right hand restored, nose chipped). Sold for £8,400 Provenance: Leonard Morgan May Collection, sold Sotheby's London, 5 March 1985, lot 193Johann Friedrich Böttger borrowed eight white Chinese figures in 1709, including the present model, which were formed in stoneware and later in... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2010

Limehouse "chinoiserie" teapot and cover, cups, bottle shaped vase and dishes, 18th century

An important Limehouse teapot and cover, circa 1746-48. photo Bonhams Of octagonal shape with a scrolled handle and a mushroom finial, painted in blue with a Chinaman seated beneath a willow tree, flanked by rockwork and other plants, the same figure repeated on the reverse, typical leaf-like motifs painted on and near the spout and handle, the cover with a flowering rose bush, 11.7cm high (minute chip to tip of spout) (2) - Sold for £33,600 Footnote: This teapot and cover is one of four Limehouse examples included... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2010

Doccia white-glazed reticulated jar, beakers and a Bow cup & Capodimonte beakers and a cup and saucer, 18th century

A Doccia white-glazed reticulated jar. Circa 1745-47. photo Bonhams The ovoid form with waisted neck, pierced around the sides with a wide band of moulded flowers and leaves including roses and narcissi, above a waisted foot with grooved bands, 10.7cm high (some losses to the relief moulding) - Sold for £3,840 Provenance: The Crane Collection. Based on the earlier Chinese or Meissen prototypes, pierced decoration of the style on the present lot is considered to be early in the Doccia factory's production. For a pierced... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2010

Diamond brooch, late 18th century

Diamond brooch, late 18th century. photo Sotheby's Est. 2,000—3,000 GBP Lot Sold 2,500 GBP Sotheby's. Jewels. 15 Jul 10. London www.sothebys.com 
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17 juillet 2010

A Pair of Carlos III Silver Gilt Rococo Thrones. Spanish. Mid 18th century.

A Pair of Carlos III Silver Gilt Rococo Thrones. Spanish. Mid 18th century. photo by Guy Regal Ltd. The cartouche shaped back elaborately carved with rocaille and c-scrolls framing an inset upholstered back flanked by similarly carved arms raised on reverse cabriole legs. The attached seat above a pierced apron raised on cabriole legs and scrolled feet, height: 4 ft. 8 in., depth: 27 in., width/length: 28 in. Price $75,000 Guy Regal Ltd., 223 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022, USA. Phone: 212-888-2134 -... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2010

A French ormolu-mounted Chinese Blanc de chine porcelain group of Huan Li and attendant

A French ormolu-mounted Chinese Blanc de chine porcelain group of Huan Li and attendant. The porcelain 18th century, the ormolu 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In robes, on rockwork and a pierced ormolu base cast with flowering scrolls, damages and restoration, 14 in. (36 cm.) high; 9½ in. (24 cm.) wide; 8½ (21.5 cm.) deep. Estimate £1,200 - £1,800 Price Realized £5,625 Christie's. A View from the Spanish Steps - The Collection of Maria Angiolillo 15 July 2010 London, King Street www.christies.com