21 octobre 2009

A ruby-glass 'double-dragon' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A ruby-glass 'double-dragon' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo Sotheby's of square form, surmounted by a pair of chilong clambering along the edge of the seal in pursuit of each other with their eyes locked, the seal face carved crisply in intaglio with the characters Wei shan yi wei bao ('being virtuous is venerated'), the glass of crimson tone mixed with black and deeper maroon coloured swirls - 6.9 by 6.9 cm., 2 3/4 by 2 3/4 in. Est. 400,000—600,000 HKD - Sold 500,000 HKD NOTE: Imperial seals carefully... [Lire la suite]
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18 octobre 2009

A teadust lantern-shaped porcelain vase, Qianlong period

A large teadust lantern-shaped porcelain vase, China, Qianlong period H. 46,3 cm. Old Japanese inscribed tomobako - Good condition. Est. 15 000,00 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 30 October 2009 http://www.auction.de/
11 octobre 2009

A collection of "doucai" porcelains @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

A finely enamelled and rare pair of 'doucai' bowls. Marks and period of Kangxi. photo Sotheby's each delicately potted with deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior depicting Zhang Qian reading whilst travelling on a wooden raft over flowing waters, all in a greater landscape consisting of two bats, a crane and a vertical rock formation, the base inscribed with a six-character mark within double circles in underglaze-blue (2). 9 cm., 3 1/2 in. Est. 2,500,000—3,000,000 HKD - Sold 6,020,000 HKD ... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2009

A Dichromic Tourmaline belt buckle. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period

A Dichromic Tourmaline belt buckle. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period. photo Sotheby's the two-colour transparent stone of light pink and olive green tone cleverly carved with a green pair of peaches and their attendant peaches on the back forming the catch of the belt hook, enclosed by a border of five pink bats with linked wingd, (fitted box). 7.5 cm., 2 7/8 in. Est. 80,000—120,000 HKD - Sold 250,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1985. NOTE: This exquisitely carved belt-buckle, made in dichromic... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2009

Painted enamel gu vase. China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period 1736 - 1795

Painted enamel gu vase. China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period 1736 - 1795 A polychrome enamel Gu shaped vase of square section. The base is flat and forms a flared stem that leads up towards a bulbous middle section. A sloping ridge divides this area with the stem and the flaring neck of the vase, which follows. Protruding flanges ornament the edges of the vase along all three sections. The middle section of the vase is painted with four shaped cartouches, each depicting a European-style village with buildings and a bridge in a... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2009

Highlights of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property From the Arthur M. Sackler Collections @ Christi'es

This September, Christie’s is pleased to offer over 350 lots of fine Chinese porcelain, jade, furniture and works of art from diverse collections. Following on the heels of the record setting March sales in New York, Christie’s once again looks forward to a highly successful sale of exceptional Chinese works of art. Highlights of this sale. An important and rare imperial Guangzhou tribute embellished ivory and tortoiseshell fan. Qianlong period (1736-1795) Made of very thin, finely woven ivory caning mounted in a... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2009

A celadon jade 'lingzhi' jar. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A celadon jade 'lingzhi' jar. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period of flattened globular form, finely carved in low relief to one side with a pair of bats in flight and to the other in high relief with a long curling lingzhi branch, the stone of pale celadon tone, wood stand. 10cm., 4in. Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 5,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
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30 mai 2009

A rare lacque burgaute box and cover. Qianlong period

A rare lacque burgaute box and cover. Qianlong period of lobed form, the cover with a central floret panel containing a yin-yang motif surrounded by eight bats, with eight petal-form panels containing archaistic vases and scholars objects alternating with panels of flowers including chrysanthemum, camellia, and peony on a diaper ground, the interior of the cover and base each with a peony spray, Japanese wood box. 21.2cm., 8 3/8 in. Est. 20,000—30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 56,450 GBP NOTE: Large boxes made in the burgaute... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2009

A very rare pair of imperial carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' armchairs. Qianlong period (1736-1795)

A very rare pair of imperial carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' armchairs. Qianlong period (1736-1795) Each chair elaborately carved through layers of cinnabar lacquer in relief against the dark green keyfret ground, the central back splat curved into a cylindrical scrolled crested rail, decorated with a majestic dragon amongst clouds and waves holding a shou roundel above its head within lotus scroll borders, the dragon motif repeated on the reverse of the back panel and the seat board, the back side panels and the armrests in... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2009

A 'Ming-style' blue and white moonflask. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A 'Ming-style' blue and white moonflask. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period the compressed double-gourd-shaped body rising from a short spreading rectangular foot to a narrow waisted neck set with a pair of ruyi-shaped strap handles, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the front and back face with a medallion enclosing leafy. 29.2cm., 11 1/2 in. Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 15,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com