10 mai 2009

A blanc de chine figure of Damo. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century

A blanc de chine figure of Damo. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century the bearded ascetic seated in meditation on a rockwork base, his hands hidden beneath the folds of his loose-fitting robe, 20.3cm., 8in; together with a blanc de chine figure of a Luohan, 19th Century, seated holding a fly whisk, the open robes revealing the emaciated chest, a blanc de chine figure of Zhenwu, 17th/18th Century, the figure clad in a suit of armour and seated on rockwork with a snake and tortoise, and a figure of Luohan, 17th/18th Century, the... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2009

Five blanc de chine figures. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Five blanc de chine figures. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century comprising a figure of Damo, dressed in loose-fitting robes, standing on swirling waves, a figure of Zhenwu, seated in a horseshoe-shaped chair draped in an animal skin, a figure of a Buddhist acolyte, seated holding a fly whisk, and two figures of Guanyin, both seated, the smaller figure holding a ruyi sceptre, impressed mark. Est. 3,000—5,000 GBP PROVENANCE: The acolyte figure, Roger Keverne Summer Exhibition, 1999; the larger Guanyin  figure, Robert... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2009

Five blanc de chine figures. Qing dynasty, 17th to 20th century

Five blanc de chine figures. Qing dynasty, 17th to 20th century comprising a figure of Budai, standing on his sack on waves holding a fly whisk, 24.5cm., 9 5/8 in., a figure of Damo, wearing loose-fitting robes, standing on swirling waves, impressed marks, 34.5cm., 13 1/2 in., and three figures of Guanyin, the largest seated holding a child, 25cm., 9 7/8 in., 18cm., 7 1/8 in., 17.2cm., 6 3/4 in. Est. 3,000—5,000 GBP PROVENANCE: The figure of Budai, Sotheby's London, 9th & 10th November 2005, lot 782. Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2009

A blanc de chine figure of Guanyin. Qing dynasty, 17th century

A blanc de chine figure of Guanyin. Qing dynasty, 17th century modelled seated in Royal Ease, with her right hand resting on her raised right knee, the face with a serene expression, the loose robe partially open at the front revealing a necklace with a ruyi pendant. 19.7cm., 7 3/4 in. Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Christie's London, 7th June 2004, lot 6. E.T. Hall Collection, no.220. The collection of the late Patrick Huth Jackson Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2009

A blanc de chine figure of a dignitary. Qing dynasty

A blanc de chine figure of a dignitary. Qing dynasty dressed in loose-fitting robes, his hat decorated with a pearl and ruyi, seated in a horse-shoe armchair draped in an animal skin. 32cm., 12 5/8 in. Est. 5,000—7,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Christie's London, 13th May 2008, lot 184. The collection of the late Patrick Huth Jackson NOTE: A similar figure seated on a throne is illustrated in P.J. Donnelly, Blanc De Chine. The Porcelain of Tehua in Fukien, London, 1969, plate 97A. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works... [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 large smoke-crystal carving of standing Guanyin, China, late Qing dynasty

A large smoke-crystal carving of standing Guanyin, China, late Qing dynasty Stand with chips, few very small chips to robe. H. 42,3 cm. Est. 4 500 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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09 mai 2009

A very large peach shaped sweet box with black lacquer and mother -of-pearl inlays (luodian), China, 1st half of Qing dynasty

A very large peach shaped sweet box with black lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlays (luodian), China, 1st half of Qing dynasty, 17th/18th C. probably Kangxi era (1662-1722) On the lid is depicted a scene of the Daoist paradise. D. 44,8 cm. Est. 6 000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
09 mai 2009

A Tibeto-Chinese bronze figure of Yama, late Qing dynasty

A Tibeto-Chinese bronze figure of Yama, late Qing dynasty Standing in pratyalidhasana on the bull decorated with pearled strings set with turquoise beads, reclining on a human figure placed on a lotus base, both hands raised in the tarjanimudra. H. 69 cm. Est. 18 000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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01 mai 2009

A famille verte vase of rouleau form. Qing Dynasty

A famille verte vase of rouleau form. Qing Dynasty Decorated in overglaze blue, yellow, orange and black aubergine with a scene from popular literature, possibly 'Yang-jia-jiang yanji' the Ming novel by Yong Damu (some restoration at the rim). 48cm (18½in) high. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000 Footnote: The mounted horsewomen here may be significant since, perhaps, they identify this subject matter as the story of 'The Command Troops of Yang-Ye's Family'. This romance, also known from a pair of 17th century bottle vases in the... [Lire la suite]