25 mai 2011

Famille verte porcelains @ Czerny's, 11 june 2011

A famille verte important plate. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1700. Photo Czerny's Rounded shape, on a short ring-shaped foot, with a large flat border. Central white ground with round cartouche picturing birds flying or resting on a blooming tree, sunset and two seals at the background; wide border with geometrical decoration alternated by six oval cartouches picturing floral motifs in the traditional colours and gold; diameter 35,2 cm. Estimate 4000.00 | 6000.00 € A fine famille verte Yenyen porcelain... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2011

Bonhams Hong Kong 2011 Spring Auctions: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

  A rare and brilliantly enamelled ruby-ground 'yangcai' 'floral' bowl. Yongzheng yuzhi four-character mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams   HONG KONG.- The Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction features a cornucopia of works of art from the sublime to niche collectibles, reflecting the rich diversity of China's Imperial and artistic output.  The sale includes several private collections of fine quality Chinese antiques, including:  Chinese Jades from the Collection of John and Berthe Ford The... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2011

The Q Collection - Exquisite Soapstones on sale @ Bonhams Hong Kong

A large carved 'huang furong' figure of a luohan.  Early Qing dynasty. Photo: Bonhams HONG KONG.- The Q Collection is arguably the greatest collection of soapstone figures ever to be offered at auction. The 78 figures represent the personal journey of the collector, who showed remarkable vision in collecting these figures, starting in the late 1970s. They were purchased from top art dealers in USA, Europe and Japan, and also from street markets. One of the rarest examples was purchased for a token sum in Cat Street in the late... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2011

Blanc de Chine @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 11 May 11, London

A Blanc-de-chine figure of Guandi. Qing dynasty, 19th century. Photo Sotheby's the deity seated on a raised platform draped with a tiger skin, wearing armour under his long flowing robes belted at his chest, his face with a stern expression and surmounted by an official cap with two tassels falling on his shoulders, covered overall with a cream ivory glaze; 23.8cm., 9 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 15,000 GBP A Blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin. Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo Sotheby's standing on a rocky... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2011

Rhinoceros horn carving @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 11 May 11

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. 17th century. .Photo Sotheby's of flaring U-shape resting on a flat base, carved with a gnarled tree forming the handle with associated leaves continuing over the rim, the exterior decorated in relief with a sage and an acolyte set within a landscape, with further trees rising from rockwork amid a cloud mist, the horn of rich toffee tone darkening to a dark chocolate tone at the base; 16cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 50,000—70,000 GBP. Lot Sold 181,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Christie's Rome, 7th May... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2011

Chinese Textiles @ Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 13 May 2011

A Chao Fu or festive robe. Qing dynasty, Mid 19th century. Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd the summer weave silk embroidered in counted stitch with silk and gilt thread dragons, bound in bright blue kinran; mounted in plexi glass box  Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Price Realized £20,000 A formal court robe or chifu. Qing dynasty, circa 1840-1850. Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd kesi woven with a fretwork ground with apple green swastikas, with cuffs and bindings en suite, with nine gilt dragons. Estimate £8,000 - £15,000. Price Realized... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2011

A rare complete ivory set of the eighteen Luohans. Late Qing Dynasty

A rare complete ivory set of the eighteen Luohans. Late Qing Dynasty. Photo Bonhams Variously attractively and delicately carved in a similar position, standing upright with long flowing robes, each holding his attribute at his side, fitted wood stands, fitted boxes. All about 26cm (10in) high (36). Sold for £356,000 Compare a similar set, 19th century, sold in our San Francisco rooms on 13 December 2010, lot 5011. See also a related ivory Luohan set, sold at Sotheby's New York, 20 March... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2011

bijoux en jade @ Coutau-Bégarie. Mercredi 25 mai à 11h. Drouot Richelieu

Rare pendentif de forme quadrangulaire. Fin de la dynastie des Qing, vers 1900. Photo SVV Coutau-Bégarie en or jaune orné d'émail noir, enchâssant un pendentif en pierre dure (Jade?), il est retenu par une longue chaîne dor jaune. Le pendentif de pierre dure , est sommé dun motif sculpté et gravés de nuages de type ruyi, partiellement émaillés, ils sont piqués dun corail cabochon. Le décor gravé sur la face présente une série de 5 idéogrammes disposés sur 2 colonnes dont la signification, une évocation poétique de larrivée du... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2011

Rhinoceros Horn Libation cups from the Edward and Franklin Chow Collection

A figural rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo Sotheby's the amber and black toned horn carved with the scene of King Wen of Zhou inviting the retired scholar Jiang Ziya to return to official duties, the scholar seen opposite the handle seated beneath a willow tree fishing on the banks of the a river with the king standing next to him, behind a rock an attendant stands holding a large fan, on the opposite side a canopy and fan float above the clouds, the handle formed by openwork paulownia and pine... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2011

A rare pair of Famille-Verte 'peach' saucers. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A rare pair of Famille-Verte 'peach' saucers. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's each dish of delicately potted shallow saucer shape with a slightly recessed centre, painted on the inside with a branch bearing a large green peach with a yellow tip merging into red and green, partly worm-eaten leaves, the exterior left plain; 9.5cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 400,000—600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 596,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Collection of Edward T. Chow.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th May 1981, lot 577.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th November 1986, lot... [Lire la suite]