07 octobre 2010

A superb and extremely rare Beijing enamel gold teapot and cover. Mark and period of Yongzheng.

A superb and extremely rare Beijing enamel gold teapot and cover. Mark and period of Yongzheng. photo courtesy Sotheby's whimsically designed, the cylindrical body exquisitely enamelled with a pair of fantastic phoenix adorned with lush blooms of peonies scattered on a rich turquoise ground, the birds with outstretched colourful wings and long tail with magnificent plumes, the side set with a gold arched spout rising from a mythical animal-head base, set opposite an archaistic C-shaped handle, further set with a... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2010

Christie's Presents Imperial Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art in Hong Kong

A magnificent and highly important imperial early Ming gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus. Xuande incised six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435), 22 1/2 in. (57.1 cm.) high. Estimate on request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. HONG KONG.- The 14th Hong Kong sale of Imperial Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on Monday 31 May 2010 illustrates the depth of Christie’s experience and longstanding commitment to this rich and vibrant area of Asian Art. Demand is strong for the finest, rarest and most beautiful works in this... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2010

Imperial Treasures Soar at Sotheby's Sales in Hong Kong

HONG KONG.- Yesterday at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Spring Sale 2010, An Important and Superb Imperially Inscribed ‘Tai Shang Huang Di’ White Jade Seal, Yubi Mark and Period of Qianlong fetched HK$95,860,000 / US$12,289,744, establishing a world record for white jade and Imperial seal at auction. Previous record was also achieved by Sotheby’s Hong Kong when the jade seal commanded HK$46,247,500 / US$5,918,293 in October 2007. Bidding opened at HK$30 million, and after 6 bids a phone bidder shouted out a... [Lire la suite]