26 décembre 2010

A rare carved and moulded Turquoise-Glazed Archaistic Baluster Vase. Qianlong incised six-character sealmark and of the period

A rare carved and moulded Turquoise-Glazed Archaistic Baluster Vase. Qianlong incised six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010  Of archaic bronze form, the rounded body finely carved and moulded on the shoulder with stylised clouds above a narrow band of C-scrolls, flanked on either side with a pair of dragon handles, the tapering body detailed with stylised cicada blades before a splayed foot decorated with keyfrets, repeated on the underside of the everted mouth rim, the... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2010

Three rhinoceros horn libation cups, 17th-18th century

A fine rhinoceros horn 'magnolia' libation cup. 17th-18th century. photo courtesy Bonhams Naturalistically carved as a large magnolia blossom borne on a branch that forms the openwork base and rises up the sides where it bears further blossoms and buds forming the openwork handle, with a single clambering chilong peering over the rim, with further prunus blossoms around the sides, and with a single stamen carved in high relief in the centre of the interior; 13.4cm (5¼in) wide - Estimate: £30,000 - 50,000, HK$ 370,000 -... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2010

A fine carved rhinoceros horn cup with archaistic design and openwork handle, China, 18th ct.

A fine carved rhinoceros horn cup with archaistic design and openwork handle, China, 18th ct. photo courtesy Nagel both sides of the cup depicting taotie masks, the handle worked in the shape of two mythical beasts, so called chilong - H. 6,5 cm - Estimate € 8 000 Property from an old North German private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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09 avril 2010

A fine and very rare pair of archaistic celadon-ground gilt-decorated vases. Seal marks and period of Qianlong

A fine and very rare pair of archaistic celadon-ground gilt-decorated vases. Seal marks and period of Qianlong.  photo Sotheby's based on Western Zhou period bronzes, each with a pear-shaped body supported on a slightly splayed foot and rising gently to the waisted neck and flared lipped mouth, flanked by a pair of moulded mythical animal masks suspending mock-ring handles, applied overall with a pale caesious green glaze and painted in gilt, the body with confronting dragons forming interlocking 'S' design... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2010

White jade ruyi sceptre, archaistic censer and cover & plaque, 18th/19th century

A white jade ruyi sceptre. 18th/19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The ruyi-shaped head carved in low relief with a prunus tree and wannianqing growing from rocks partially highlighted in russet color - 14½ in. (37 cm.) long. Est. $25,000 - $35,000. Price Realized $542,500 Provenance: Acquired in the 1950s-60s. A finely carved white jade archaistic censer and cover. 18th/19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Raised on a short, circular foot, the sides carved in low relief with taotie... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2009

A collection of jade, Yuan & Ming dynasty sold @ Sotheby's London

An openwork celadon jade hat finial. Yuan dynasty. photo Sotheby's finely carved in high relief with a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst leafy lotus scrolls, the stone of pale celadon tone with three of the lotus flower heads carved through the russet skin, wood stand - 5cm., 2in. (2). Est.6,000—8,000 GBP Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  7,500 GBP A greyish-white jade horse. Yuan / Early Ming dynasty. photo Sotheby's the recumbent animal with its head turned towards its hind quarters, its mane carefully... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2009

A yellow-glazed molded archaistic ritual food vessel and cover, gui. 19th century

A yellow-glazed molded archaistic ritual food vessel and cover, gui. 19th century Of oblong section, the vessel decorated with bands of archaistic motifs, with a pair of loop handles issuing from dragon heads, and raised on a pedestal base with domed lower section, the domed cover decorated en suite and in the center with a foliated dragon amidst clouds surrounded by four upright flanges with scalloped edges, covered overall with a glaze of deep yellow tone. 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) across handles - Est. $10,000 - $15,000 ... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2009

An archaistic carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century

An archaistic carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century the horn of rich dark toffee tone, finely carved around the exterior with a taotie band, a chilong forming the handle. 14cm., 5 1/2 in. Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 34,850 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
26 mai 2009

A rare dated archaistic bronze jue. Qianlong mark and period, dated 1737

A rare dated archaistic bronze jue. Qianlong mark and period, dated 1737 the U-shaped body with broad flaring mouth supported on three tall splayed legs, cast around the body with a key-fret band and to the underside of the spout with a nine character mark. 16cm., 6 3/8 in. Est. 1,500—2,500 GBP. Lot Sold 1,875 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
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22 mai 2009

An archaistic carved bamboo hu vase, 18th century

An archaistic carved bamboo hu vase, 18th century of flattened form with twin sectional stylised dragon handles to the shoulder, the body and shoulder carved in relief with bands of geometric dragon motifs and c-scrolls, the flaring foot with a border of lappets, the interior with copper liner -- 9½in. (24cm.) high, wood stand, Japanese wood box. Est. £10,000 - £15,000 - Price Realised £49,250 Note: Compare with another two archaistic bamboo vases of the same date in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the... [Lire la suite]
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