23 février 2011

Chinese coral carvings, 20th century.

A carved coral study of a dragon. 20th Century. photo courtesy Bonhams The intricately worked branch of coral terminating as a many whiskered dragon head at one end and a feathered tail at the other, the sides carved as individual scales amongst ruyi-shaped cloud tufts. 15 1/2in (39.5cm) long - Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500 A pair of coral figural carvings. 20th Century. photo courtesy Bonhams Including one of Budai portrayed with gleeful expression in loose fitting robes with his eponymous sack slung over his... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2010

A French Rococo ormolu inkstand, Kangxi, 18th century.

A French Rococo ormolu inkstand, Kangxi, 18th century. photo courtesy Nagel with a Kangxi porcelain figurine of Budai and two ink-bowls, 18th century. A minor restoration to the Budai figurine, very minor damages due to age. L. 26 cm - Estimate 9 800 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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09 mars 2010

Collection of Chinese soapstone carvings from the Collection of The Baroness Dunn

A Chinese soapstone carving of Guanyin. 17th/18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The elegant goddess seated in long robes, a cowl over her high top knot, carrying a scroll and prayer beads, a boy an attendant before her, the stone of a beige tone, raised upon a contrasting red toned rockwork base - 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high - Estimate : £3,000 - £5,000 Provenance: with Spink & Son Ltd A Chinese soapstone carving of an immortal. 17th/18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The seated figure... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2009

Five blanc de chine figures. Qing dynasty, 17th to 20th century

Five blanc de chine figures. Qing dynasty, 17th to 20th century comprising a figure of Budai, standing on his sack on waves holding a fly whisk, 24.5cm., 9 5/8 in., a figure of Damo, wearing loose-fitting robes, standing on swirling waves, impressed marks, 34.5cm., 13 1/2 in., and three figures of Guanyin, the largest seated holding a child, 25cm., 9 7/8 in., 18cm., 7 1/8 in., 17.2cm., 6 3/4 in. Est. 3,000—5,000 GBP PROVENANCE: The figure of Budai, Sotheby's London, 9th & 10th November 2005, lot 782. Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
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