22 mai 2009

A fine and large 'famille-rose' fish bowl. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A fine and large 'famille-rose' fish bowl. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period the body of slightly compressed globular form rising from a recessed base to a broad lipped rim, finely enamelled around the exterior with large lotus flower heads amidst leafy composite floral strapwork, all between a lotus-lappet band at the base and a ruyi collar at the gilt rim, the interior and base turquoise. 40cm., 15 3/4 in. Est. 50,000—70,000 GBP. Lot Sold 199,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Private Collection, England. NOTE: Large fishbowls painted in... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2009

A pair of rare famille rose 'Pompadour'-pattern tureens and covers. Qianlong period, circa 1745

A pair of rare famille rose 'Pompadour'-pattern tureens and covers. Qianlong period, circa 1745 Each of deep circular form with domed covers and a raised chrysanthemum bud finial, brightly enamelled on the sides and top with four foliate cartouches alternately enclosing an eagle and a fish, amongst bold floral sprays depicting varieties of poppies and smaller daisies and berries, within a narrow chain-pattern border at the rims, the finials encircled by radiating, overlapping, iron-red chrysanthemum petals, repeated on the... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2009

An imperial lapis lazuli inscribed mountain carving. Qianlong period (1736-95)

An imperial lapis lazuli inscribed mountain carving. Qianlong period (1736-95) The irregular boulder pierced and well carved in deep relief to depict a mountain with craggy surfaces, detailed with a pavilion beside pine trees beneath a gilt-highlighted short inscribed poem at the top, the reverse with a stepped path leading to the pavilion, the layered angular rockwork well rendered. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) wide, carved wood stand. Estimate £15,000 - £20,000 -  Price realised : £18,750 Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2009

A rare gilt-bronze mounted cloisonné enamel 'hundred deer' vase; the vase Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, the mounts later

A rare gilt-bronze mounted cloisonné enamel 'hundred deer' vase; the vase Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, the mounts later the pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to an everted gilt rim, brightly decorated around the exterior with deer in a rocky landscape with cranes flying amidst ruyi-head cloud scrolls overhead, the shoulder set with a pair of gilt-copper dragon handles, the elaborate gilt-bronze mounts cast and pierced with lion masks to the base and shou characters to the rim. 79cm., 31 1/8 in.... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2009

A fine gilt-bronze enamel planter with fine jade and stone leaves with fruit branches, China, Qianlong period

A fine gilt-bronze enamel planter with fine jade and stone leaves with fruit branches, China, Qianlong period Very minor restorations. H. 46 cm. Est. 10 000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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08 mai 2009

A rare cloisonné enamel censer on gilt stand with gilt-handle, China, Qianlong period

A rare cloisonné enamel censer on gilt stand with gilt-handle, China, Qianlong period Very minor filled losses. B. 40 cm. est. 40 000 EUR. Property from an important German private collection, purchased with Weinmüller (a famous German auctioneer) in Munich in the 1960'ies Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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06 mai 2009

A fine celadon vase decorated with polychrome landscape and seven-syllable-poem on the reverse. China, Qianlong period,

A fine celadon vase decorated with polychrome landscape and seven-syllable-poem on the reverse. China, Qianlong period, dated dingmao, 1747 Good condition. H. 17,3 cm. Est. 9 000 EUR. Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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03 mai 2009

A fine carved jade scepter, China, Qianlong period

A fine carved jade scepter, China, Qianlong period L. 41,3 cm. Good condition. Est. 18000 EUR. Provenance: Former collection Princess Wilhemina Borghese, sold Sotheby's London, 3.7.1973, Lot 35 Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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05 avril 2009

A rare and massive cloisonne hu vase with an imperial poem. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare and massive cloisonne hu vase with an imperial poem. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period the pear-shaped turquoise-ground body decorated around the swelling belly in bright enamels with a continuous landscape of pavilions and lofty peaks dotted by small cottages, nestled amid lush trees and flowers, with flocks of black birds sweeping through wispy clouds, the air and sea delineated by different patterns of cloison wires, below a tall waisted neck enameled with stylized lotus flowers and other attendant blooms, one... [Lire la suite]