17 avril 2011

An inscribed Imperial Jade Boulder. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.

An inscribed Imperial Jade Boulder. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.  Photo Sotheby's well carved in varying layers of depth with a craggy mountainscape, the front depicting two scholars strolling in a rocky landscape amidst pine trees and below a five-column inscription finely incised in lishu (clerical script), a fast flowing waterfall tumbling over a precipice crossed by a small stone bridge leading to a small pavilion, the reverse carved with an immortal and his attendant walking towards a small thatched pavilion, followed... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2011

A Langyao-red bottle vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period.

A Langyao-red bottle vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's the globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, covered overall in a thick bright raspberry-red glaze, streaking slightly down the sides and pooling just above the neatly trimmed tapering foot, the glaze further suffuse.d with a tight network of crackles, the base applied with a crackled straw glaze; 42 cm., 16 1/2 in  Estimate 400,000—600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Yamanaka & Co., no. 2 (according to label).Sotheby's New... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2011

Carved boxwood seated buddha & Daoist. Qing Dynasty, 18th & 19th Century

A carved boxwood seated buddha. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Photo Sotheby's. the rotund figure wearing a loose robe, with a loving and jovial expression, supporting a little boy playfully climbing on his shoulder, the wood of rich, golden brown colour, wood stand; 12 cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate 100,000—150,000 HKD. Lot Sold  162,500 HKD A carved boxwood figure of a seated Daoist. Qing Dynasty, 19th Century. Photo Sotheby's. elegantly carved in the round as a seated Daoist immortal, dressed in loosely fitted robes decorated... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2011

Boxwood wristrest, brushpot, square vase. Qing Dynasty, 18th -19th century

A carved Boxwood wristrest. Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's. naturalistically carved as a slightly curled section of tree bark with irregular openings and cracks, one side carved in low relief with a branch of prunus blossom, the underside decorated with a sprig of three narcissus, the smooth patina of warm honey tone: 20.2 cm., 8 in. Estimate 150,000—250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 350,000 HKD A carved Boxwood brushpot. Qing Dynasty, 18th -19th century. Photo Sotheby's. well carved in high relief with a sleeping sage... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2011

A very large huanghuali brushpot. Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century.

A very large huanghuali brushpot. Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo Sotheby's. carved from a single section of tree trunk of wide cylindrical form, the wood of rich reddish-brown color with characteristics 'fur' markings, wood stand; diameter 28 cm., 11 in. Estimate 400,000—600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 524,000 HKD  Sotheby's. Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 08 Apr 11. Hong Kong. www.sothebys.com
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05 avril 2011

A Chinese Export famille-rose 'lotus' punch bowl. Qing dynasty, circa 1765.

A Chinese Export famille-rose 'lotus' punch bowl. Qing dynasty, circa 1765. Photo Sotheby's molded and painted on the exterior with large pink petals and painted on the interior with a single figure amidst flower sprigs. iameter 15 3/4 in. 40 cm Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 18,750 USD Sotheby's. Property of a Palm Beach Private Collector. 29 Mar 11. New York www.sothebys.com
05 avril 2011

A pair of Chinese Export figures of cranes. Qing dynasty, 19th century.

A pair of Chinese Export figures of cranes. Qing dynasty, 19th century. Photo Sotheby's each black and white bird standing on a tree trunk base; height 16 1/2 in. 42 cm. Estimate 5,000—7,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD Sotheby's. Property of a Palm Beach Private Collector. 29 Mar 11. New York www.sothebys.com
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05 avril 2011

Two jadeite pendants. Late Qing dynasty.

  Two jadeite pendants. Late Qing dynasty. Photo Sotheby's each of attractive emerald-green color, one pierced and carved in relief on one side with a phoenix perched on rockwork beside a cluster of bamboo, the reverse depicting a recumbent qilin; the second pierced and carved on both sides with chilong clambering around a bi disc (2); lengths 2 3/8 in., 6 cm and 2 1/4 in., 5.7 cm. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 56,250 USD Property from the descendants of Robert E. and Katharine Chew Tod Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2011

A pair of spinach-green jade candlesticks. Qing dynasty.

A pair of spinach-green jade candlesticks. Qing dynasty. Photo Sotheby's each carved in the form of a duck perched on on a turtle flanked on either side by sinuous snakes, its wings outstretched and a pricket emerging from its head, all set in a pan raised on three ruyi-shaped feet, carved wood stands (4); heights 9 1/4 in., 23.5 cm. Estimate 2,000—3,000 USD. Lot Sold 74,500 USD Property from the descendants of Robert E. and Katharine Chew Tod Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 23 Mar 11. New York... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2011

A large carved rock crystal vase and cover. Late Qing dynasty

A large carved rock crystal vase and cover. Late Qing dynasty. Photo Sotheby's of flattened baluster form, one side carved in high relief with a bird perched on a fruiting peach branch, the reverse similarly carved with a branch issuing blossoming flowers, the neck flanked by a pair of ruyi-form handles suspending loose-ring handles, the cover surmounted by a phoenix grasping a sprig of lotus flower in its beak (2); height 10 1/4 in., 26 cm. Estimate ,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 10,000 USD Property from the descendants of... [Lire la suite]
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