25 mai 2011

Famille verte porcelains @ Czerny's, 11 june 2011

A famille verte important plate. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1700. Photo Czerny's Rounded shape, on a short ring-shaped foot, with a large flat border. Central white ground with round cartouche picturing birds flying or resting on a blooming tree, sunset and two seals at the background; wide border with geometrical decoration alternated by six oval cartouches picturing floral motifs in the traditional colours and gold; diameter 35,2 cm. Estimate 4000.00 | 6000.00 € A fine famille verte Yenyen porcelain... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2011

Blanc de Chine @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 11 May 11, London

A Blanc-de-chine figure of Guandi. Qing dynasty, 19th century. Photo Sotheby's the deity seated on a raised platform draped with a tiger skin, wearing armour under his long flowing robes belted at his chest, his face with a stern expression and surmounted by an official cap with two tassels falling on his shoulders, covered overall with a cream ivory glaze; 23.8cm., 9 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 15,000 GBP A Blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin. Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo Sotheby's standing on a rocky... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2011

Rhinoceros horn carving @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 11 May 11

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. 17th century. .Photo Sotheby's of flaring U-shape resting on a flat base, carved with a gnarled tree forming the handle with associated leaves continuing over the rim, the exterior decorated in relief with a sage and an acolyte set within a landscape, with further trees rising from rockwork amid a cloud mist, the horn of rich toffee tone darkening to a dark chocolate tone at the base; 16cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 50,000—70,000 GBP. Lot Sold 181,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Christie's Rome, 7th May... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2011

Chinese Textiles @ Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 13 May 2011

A Chao Fu or festive robe. Qing dynasty, Mid 19th century. Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd the summer weave silk embroidered in counted stitch with silk and gilt thread dragons, bound in bright blue kinran; mounted in plexi glass box  Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Price Realized £20,000 A formal court robe or chifu. Qing dynasty, circa 1840-1850. Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd kesi woven with a fretwork ground with apple green swastikas, with cuffs and bindings en suite, with nine gilt dragons. Estimate £8,000 - £15,000. Price Realized... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2011

Chinese Textiles @ Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2011, New Bond Street

A yellow silk Imperial Court nine-dragons robe. Early 19th century. Photo Bonhams Yellow silk yardage, comprising the front, back and over-flat, for an Imperial dragon robe, jifu, with Five Imperial Symbols, the thin, bright yellow, tabby-woven silk with double-sided embroidery and worked with nine couched gold thread five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls against a background of clouds, bats, scattered Buddhist Emblems and 'shou' characters, all above a deep water and wave border, together with the sacred mountain and Precious... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2011

A Meissen figure of a nodding pagoda. Late 19th century.

A Meissen figure of a nodding pagoda. Late 19th century. Photo Sotheby's modelled seated cross legged with a nodding head and moveable hands, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue.; 26 cm.. Estimate 6,000—8,000 USD. Lot Sold 7,500 USD Sotheby's. 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art, 15 Apr 11, New York www.sothebys.com
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03 mai 2011

Chinese textiles @ Nagel Auctions

A fine embroidered dragon robe with five clawed dragons among clouds and auspicious motifs, China, 19th ct. Photo Nagel  L. 139 cm. Red ground plain silk densely embroidered with gold threads and polychrome silks, the fine gold embroidery excuted in couched stitches;. Estimate 6 000 € A fine embroidered Lady's robe with golden dragons on black satin, China, 19th ct. Photo Nagel Gold threads partly loosened, silk satin partly worn. Estimate 2 500 € Provenance: From a German private collection A blue silk robe with... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2011

A fine and large rhinoceros horn carved cup, 19th century.

A fine and large rhinoceros horn carved cup, 19th century. photo Bonhams Deeply hollowed and well carved along all the length of the curving tusk, below the plain cup carved as a flower head, with small figures singly and grouped scattered irregularly through a ground of scrolling lingzhi, pine, magnolia and other foliage, the surface dark patinated and with a lustrous polish. 56cm (22in) long. Estimate: £30,000 - 50,000, HKD 380,000 - 630,000, $ 49,000 - 82,000 Provenance: an English private collectionAnother example of this... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2011

A rare ivory and tortoiseshell hand screen & two tortoiseshell brisé monogrammed fans

A rare ivory and tortoiseshell hand screen in the shape of a butterfly. Late 19th century. photo Bonhams The wings of tortoiseshell carved with four butterflies within scrolling flowers and leaves, so elaborately carved that the butterflies are loose and only held in place by fronds of plants, the body and handle of ivory, fitted case, lucite stand. The guardstick 25cm (10in) high (3). Estimate: £8,000 - 12,000, HKD 100,000 - 150,000, $ 13,000 - 20,000 A tortoiseshell brisé monogrammed fan. Mid 19th century. photo Bonhams ... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2011

A flambé-glazed porcelain vase, China, Incised Qianlong four-character mark, 19th century.

A flambé-glazed porcelain vase, China, Incised Qianlong four-character mark, 19th century. photo Nagel Auktionen Good condition  H. 19,3 cm. Estimate 400 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6th 2011 www.auction.de
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