11 avril 2010

Sceau de l’empereur Qianlong, portant l’un de ses pseudonymes

Sceau de l’empereur Qianlong, portant l’un de ses pseudonymes. Cachet en jade néphrite céladon, très légèrement veiné de rouille sur le sommet. La prise est sculpté de deux dragons adossés et enlacés, traités dans un style archaïsant. Il porte quatre caractères en écriture archaïque, aux traits en courbes et aux extrémités en pointes, dites « feuilles de saule » : Xintian zhuren « Le seigneur s’en rapportant au Ciel ». Il s’agit de l’un des pseudonymes de l’empereur Qianlong (r. 1736-1795) choisi par le souverain se... [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]
05 avril 2010

Masterpieces of “Water, Pine And Stone Retreat Collection - Objects cf Contemplation” @ Sotheby’s Hong Kong

An imperially inscribed bamboo-veneer ruyi-sceptre. Qianlong period, poem composed in the bingzi year (1756) - The Qianlong Emperor's Bamboo-veneer Ruyi Sceptre. photo courtesy Sotheby's the smooth, golden bamboo-veneer surface carved with a naturalistic curved lingzhi stalk terminating with a large head with an attendant fungus on the top, the decoration incised in low-relief on three separate planes, the knotted and gnarled, slender stalk with further minor shoots growing from the base and on the sides, the underside of the... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2010

Qianlong monochromes porcelains @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

A rare small teadust-glazed hu-form vase. Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The pear-shaped body raised on a slightly splayed foot and encircled by a bow-string band beneath the slender, tapering neck, flanked by a pair of affixed stylized mask and ring handles, covered overall with a finely speckled glaze of deep olive tone thinning to tortoiseshell on the edges, the seal mark also covered in tortoiseshell and the bottom of the foot dressed with a dark... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2010

Qing 'dragon' bowl, 'wine cups. saucer dishes, dragon and phoenix' bowl @ Sotheby's

A fine green and aubergine enameled 'dragon' bowl. Jiaqing seal mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's incised around the exterior with two dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the decoration in aubergine on a translucent green ground - diameter 4 3/8 in., 11.2 cm. Est. 8,000—10,000 USD. Lot Sold 31,250 USD PROVENANCE: S. Marchant & Son, London, 1981.Christie's New York, 24th March 2004, lot 223. A fine 'wucai' 'dragon and phoenix' bowl. Daoguang mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2010

Brûle-parfum couvert, coupe lobée et boîte en néphrite blanche

Brûle-parfum couvert et tripode en néphrite blanche et taches de couleur rouille, Chine, XVIIIe siècle. photo courtesy Fraysse & Associés sculpté en léger relief de fleurs et lingzhi. Il est orné de deux anses en forme de fleur de magnolia, caractère "shu" et chauve-souris. Le couvercle sculpté de lingzhi et chauve souris est surmonté d'un chrysanthème. (Petites ébréchures). Largeur : 16,4 cm - Estimation : 20 000 - 40 000 € Coupe lobée en néphrite blanche légèrement céladonnée. photo courtesy Fraysse... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2010

Sotheby's to Sell Emperor Yongsheng's Ceremonial Pearl Necklace

A ceremonial court pearl necklace from the Qing dynasty is displayed in front of a portrait of the Yongzheng Emperor at a Sotheby's preview in Hong Kong. The item is expected to fetch $1-1.5 million at an auction on April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s announced that the Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 2010 Spring Sale will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 8 April 2010. Comprising over 330 lots with an estimated total value of approximately HK$430 million, one of the outstanding... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2010

The Robert H. Blumenfield Collection to Be Offered at Christie's Asian Art Week

A finely carved botanical rhinoceros horn cup 17th/18th century. Carved in relief around the sides with a butterfly flitting amongst various plants and bamboo growing amidst rockwork, 5.1/4 in. (13.5 cm.) long. Estimate: $60,000-80,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- On March 25, Christie’s New York will present For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection, a single-owner sale of exceptional Chinese carvings and works of art. Meticulously acquired over the past thirty... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2010

Highlights of Asian Art @ Nagel Auctions, May 7th-8th 2010

A Rare Transitional Vase inscribed Kongming qiuye ji lushui Property from an important South German private collection A Large Bronze Figure Of Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty, h. 60 cm. Property from an old Dutch private collection An Imperial Famille Rose Bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period. Property from an important South German private collection An Imperial Cloisonné Enamel Censer, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period Property from an important South German private collection ... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2010

Le porte-parapluie était un authentique vase impérial Qianlong

© Dailymail Deux retraités britanniques ont eu la surprise de découvrir que ce qu'ils utilisaient comme porte-parapluie était un authentique vase de la dynastie Qing. "Les vendeurs ont reçu cet objet en cadeau il y a cinquante ans et n'avaient aucune idée de sa valeur. Ils l'avaient laissé, avec beaucoup d'autres choses, dans une chambre d'amis.," explique au Dailymail Guy Schwinge, de la maison d'enchères Dukes à Dorchester, dans le sud de l'Angleterre. D'après Matthew Denney, commissaire-priseur, il s'agit... [Lire la suite]
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