12 mai 2010

Underglaze copper-red-decorated, iron-red-decorated porcelains @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 11 May 2010

A pair of fine iron-red decorated holy water bottles. Qianlong period (1736-95). photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Each with baluster body and a cylindrical neck above a domed base, decorated with central lotus sprays between lappets and stylised foliate bands - 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high, finely carved wood stands (2). Est. £10,000 - £15,000 ($14,840 - $22,260) Price Realized £187,250 ($277,879) Notes: A single identical example can be seen in the painting by Giuseppe Castiglione in the National Palace Museum, showing the Emperor... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2010

Yellow ground porcelains @ Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 10 May 2010. Knightsbridge

A Yellow-Ground, famille rose bowl. Underglaze blue Daoguang six-character mark and of the period. photo Bonhams. Decorated with flowerheads and scrolling foliage on the exterior and with five orange bats in the well (some old damage) - 18.5cm (7.25in) diameter. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000 A yellow-ground famille rose bowl decorated with panels of flowers. Qianlong six-character mark. photo Bonhams. With a fitted box. Nearly 11.5cm (4.5in) diameter (2). Estimate: £400 - 600 A lemon-yellow ground, famille... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2010

Champlevé enamel, cloisonné enamels & Canton enamels @ Bonhams

A fine champlevé enamel and gilt-bronze baluster wall vase. Late Qianlong. photo Bonhams Set to each side with applied archaistic gui dragon handles, the body of the vase decorated with raised archaistic champlevé enamel panels depicting confronted kui dragons contesting a flaming pearl, enamelled in a rich blue, turquoise, purple and yellow, the flat reverse pierced with a square aperture for attachment. 18.3cm (7¼in) high. Estimate: £15,000 - 20,000, HK$ 180,000 - 240,000 Provenance: A French private collection A large... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2010

Qing dynasty monochromes @ Christie's, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 11 May 2010, London

An extremely rare ru-type oval washer. Yongzheng underglaze blue seal mark and of the period (1723-35). photo Christie's Ltd 2010 The vessel with deep gently rounded walls rising from an unglazed foot rim, the interior with a moulded lotus bloom, covered overall in an unctuous, attractively crackled, light blue glaze - 6¾ in. (17 cm.) wide. Est. £15,000 - £20,000 ($22,560 - $30,080) Provenance: R.F.A. Riesco Collection, no. 485.Sotheby's London, 11 December 1984, lot 419.Bluett & Sons, London, 18 December 1984. ... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2010

Ming Dynasty ivory @ Bonhams

A stained ivory figure of a luohan, Ming Dynasty. photo Bonhams The slender standing figure wearing long cascading robes, secured with a belt with long hanging tassel, holding an alms bowl in his left hand, the large head carved with furrowed brow and flanked by pendulous earlobes, the ivory stained to a rich treacle colour, wood stand. 24.7cm (9¾in) high (2). Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000, HK$47,000 - 71,000 An ivory and gilt-mounted square tray, Ming Dynasty. photo Bonhams The four sides finely carved in openwork with a... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2010

Yongzheng and Qianlong monochromes @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

A fine blue-glazed vase. Mark and period of Yongzheng. photo Sotheby's the slender ovoid body surmounted by a tall waisted neck flared towards the rim, covered overall with a rich purplish-blue glaze leaving a white edge around the rim, the interior and base glazed in white - 38.3 cm., 15 1/8 in. Est. 800,000—1,000,000 HKDLot Sold 3,140,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 9th November 1982, lot 267.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd November 1998, lot 313. NOTE: It is extremely rare to find Yongzheng vases of this shape... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2010

Sotheby's Announces London Sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

A Fine and Exceptionally Rare Pair of Imperial Gilt-Bronze and Cloisonné Models of Magpies in Winter Plum Trees, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (est. £500,000-700,000). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- In the wake of Sotheby’s record-breaking Spring sales series in Hong Kong, which totalled almost HK$2 billion, Sotheby’s biannual sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art in London will take place on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 and presents for sale over 220 lots. The auction, estimated to realise approximately £4 million, will be... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2010

Qianlong 'famille-rose' & doucai porcelains @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

A large turquoise-ground 'famille-rose' vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. photo Sotheby's the ovoid body painted in bright enamels with iron-red bats carrying beribboned auspicious objects, flying amidst a multi-coloured composite floral meander, all reserved on a turquoise ground, between ruyi and petal borders, the tall waisted neck supported on a collar decorated with shou medallions, similarly painted and flanked with iron-red monster mask handles, the rim and low foot encircled by various formal borders, the base... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2010

Rare Screens Believed to be from Chinese Imperial Palace for Sale at Bonhams

A large and imposing rare zitan and hardwood screen and stand, 18th/19th century, 216cm x 107cm x 58cm (85in x 42⅛in x 22⅞in) (2). Estimate: £50,000 - 80,000, HK$590,000 - 950,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- When the British Expeditionary Force of 1901 was sent to lift the siege of the British Legation in Beijing and quell the Boxer Rebellion it is known that they entered the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. As a result of this military initiative Chinese works of art including two monumental screens were brought to Britain... [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]