22 juin 2011
Chinese robes and surcoats @ Bonhams, San Francisco
A Manchu noblewoman's embroidered midnight blue surcoat (longgua). Late 19th Century. Photo Bonhams Intricately embroidered in white, polychrome and gilt-wrapped threads with eight roundels of five-clawed dragons grasping a precious pearl surrounded by clouds, bats, ribboned auspicious emblems and a shou medallion, all above a wide lishui border that repeats on the edges of the sleeves below three tiny dragon roundels embroidered en suite. 57 1/4in (145.5cm) long - Estimate: US$20,000 - 30,000 A chestnut silk ground... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2011
Rhinoceros Horn Carvings and Scholars' Objects @ Bonhams
A rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Photo Bonhams The conical horn well carved and undercut with a handle formed by a rocky outcropping and the reticulated trunks of deciduous trees overlapping a gnarled pine with its upper branches extending into the interior, a lower bough stretching over a rocky overhang to frame a seated Chinese sage accompanied by two youthful attendants, all pondering the landscape formed by jagged cliffs scattered with maple and other deciduous trees silhouetted against a meandering... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2011
A multi-mouth Ru-type glazed porcelain vase, China, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795).
A multi-mouth Ru-type glazed porcelain vase, China, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Photo Sotheby's de forme circulaire reposant sur un pied bombé, le col principal entouré de six cols secondaires, recouvert d'une belle glaçure céladon bleu-gris, marque à six caractères en bleu sous couverte à la base ; fêle restauré autour du corps et à la base, égrenures et petits éclats aux bords; 25 cm, 9 13/16 in. ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 42,750 EUR AUTHENTICATION: This shape is recorded as a... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2011
An extremely rare archaistic tripod rhinoceros horn libation cup.. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century.
An extremely rare archaistic tripod rhinoceros horn libation cup.. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The archaistic vessel standing on three broadly splayed triangular lappet-form legs emerging from lion masks, the slender flared body exquisitely carved in low relief around the sides with a band of two taotie masks on a leiwen ground below a band of stylised lappets enclosing ruyi heads, the double strap handle spanning the lower body and the rim with a... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2011
An exquisitely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty 17th/18th century.
An exquisitely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The thick irregular sides superbly carved as a tapering knotted hibiscus branches issuing from the exterior to form the handle, growing smaller branches bearing hibiscus flowers enveloping the sides of the cup and extending over to the interior upon which a swallow naturalistically carved in openwork is perched looking upwards grasping a branch that bridges the spout while a second swallow perched on the... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2011
A rare Yixing teapot and cover, by Yang Pengnian. Mid Qing dynastyA rare Yixing teapot and cover, by Yang Pengnian. Mid Qing dyn
A rare Yixing teapot and cover, by Yang Pengnian. Mid Qing dynasty. Photo Bonhams Of broad cylindrical form, curving in at the shoulders, applied with a short tapering spout, the opposite side with a long curved handle, the inside of the cover inscribed with an indistinct two-character seal mark, the body of a purple-grey suffused with light speckles, the base inscribed 'Yangpengnian zhi'. 17.8cm high. Estimate: HK$100,000 - 150,000, US$ 13,000 - 19,000 . Unsold 清中期 宜興紫砂桶壼 模製「楊彭年製」楷書款 Provenance:: Private American... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2011
A fine pair of famille rose and pink enamel eggshell dishes. Yongzheng six-character marks, Late Qing dynasty
A fine pair of famille rose and pink enamel eggshell dishes. Yongzheng six-character marks, Late Qing dynasty. Photo Bonhams Each dish finely potted with the uttermost delicacy, of shallow rounded form with steep rounded sides, the underside covered in a rich glaze, the interior intricately decorated in rich tones of famille rose enamels with a pair of swallows, one perched on the branches of a plum blossom tree, the other in flisht, with two butterflies hovering above, the base inscribed with a six-character mark within a double... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2011
A rare porcelain cup. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1700.
A rare porcelain cup. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1700. Photo Czerny's Semi-spherical cup of circular section, on a ring-shaped foot; white enamelled ground at the internal surface with decoration picturing dragons and phoenixes among clouds in the tones of the famille verte, blue ground at the external one with a dragon decoration. Blue marks at the base. high 21,3 cm. Estimate 1000.00 | 1200.00 € CZERNY'S INTERNATIONAL AUCTION HOUSE 11 june 2011. Ltd. P.zza V. Veneto, 17-19 19038 Sarzana (Sp) Italy.... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2011
A rare doucai porcelain vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, first quarter of the 18th Century
A rare doucai porcelain vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, first quarter of the 18th Century. Photo Czerny's Roundish body, short ring-shaped foot and wide, trumpet-shaped neck. Enriched with an elegant decoration depicting big dragons among peonies branches and flowers. At the enamelled base the blue, six-character mark Cheng Hua enclosed in a double circle. Excellent conditions. high 12,7 cm. Estimate 2800.00 | 3200.00 € CZERNY'S INTERNATIONAL AUCTION HOUSE 11 june 2011. Ltd. P.zza V. Veneto, 17-19 19038... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2011
Chinese 18th century's monochromes @ Czerny's
An important white porcelain vase. Qianlong six-character seal mark. Qing dynasty, 18th Century.. Photo Czerny's Globular body on a ring-shaped foot; long, cylindrical neck slightly flared at the border, decorated with relieved and engraved palm leaves; at the first part of the body a wide band with branches of peonies, a lingzhi decoration at the shoulder; covered by a warm, cream white glaze showing the underneath decorations, at the base a six-character seal mark. Excellent conditions. high 33,2 cm. Estimate 15000.00 |... [Lire la suite]