11 octobre 2010

A superbly embellished and very rare reticulated gold censer and cover. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.

A superbly embellished and very rare reticulated gold censer and cover in its original fitted leather case. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising from a short straight foot to an incurved broad mouthrim, finely reticulated and inlaid in lapis lazuli with a beaded band enclosing the bajixiang in lapis lazuli divided by floral sprays in turquoise, each floret centred with a lapis stamen, between reticulated turquoise floret bands and lappet bands at the rim and... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2010

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, by Hu Xingyue. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, by Hu Xingyue. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.. photo courtesy Sotheby's superbly carved in high-relief with several chilong dragons clambering about the body, a group forming the handle and two more on the exterior of the spout, the body with a central band of taotie masks carved in shallow relief against a leiwen ground, encircled on both sides of the lip with a leiwen border repeated on the footrim, the deeply inset base signed Hu Xingyue, the horn of rich, even-toned... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2010

A turquoise glass censer, Palace workshops, Beijing. Wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong & a 'realgar' glass, Qing dynasty

A turquoise glass censer, Palace workshops, Beijing. Wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's of bombé form, the plain opaque turquoise glass with rounded sides set on three short rounded legs, the slightly everted rim flanked by a pair of upright loop handles, the underside wheel-cut with a four-character reign mark within a double square; 11.5 cm., 4 5/8 in. - Estimate 350,000—400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,160,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Christie's Hong Kong, 1st November 2004, lot 981. NOTE: A closely... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2010

康熙 Kangxi Camellia Leaf Lobed Bowl @ Vermeer & Griggs

Camellia Leaf Lobed Bowl. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 康熙 Kangxi Period (1662-1722). photo courtesy Vermeer & Griggs A very rare large foliate bowl rendered in the form of a mallow flower supported on a high ring foot. The rounded sides rising to a wide flaring rim, the body grooved to form six sections indented on the rim creating a foliate edge and covered in a camellia leaf green finely crackled glaze. It is very unusual to find such a large bowl with this particular glaze. Height:  3 7/8" (9.8cm) ... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2010

An rare pair of Cinnabar Lacquer 'Ribbon-tied' boxes. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

An rare pair of Cinnabar Lacquer 'Ribbon-tied' boxes. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's each imitating two bound books enclosed by a cover, with the shorter sides of the boxes with finely carved and painted wood simulating the pages of the books carried within, each concealing two drawers, the covers intricately carved overall with small octagonal panels framing bats alternating with flowers around a central flower or shou character, carved in high relief and painted in trompe l'oeil with a black lacquer... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2010

A fine white jade rhyton. Qing dynasty, 18th century.

A fine white jade rhyton. Qing dynasty, 18th century. photo courtesy Sotheby"s of characteristic trumpet form and oval section rising from three short feet, finely carved to the flattened sides with four archaistic zoomorph bearing phoenix heads, with a sinuous chilong climbing up one side peering over the mouthrim, the opposite side carved in high-relief with a chilong head, its flaring openwork wings and scrolls flattening to low-relief from the beast's head to the vessel's side, interwoven with a pair of keyfret... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2010

A large carved coral vase. Qing dynasty, 19th century

A large carved coral vase. Qing dynasty, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby"s elaborately carved as a dragon entwined around a bottle-form vase, both emerging from a profusion of floret-form cloud scrolls, surmounted by a flaming pearl finial, the coral of rich salmon-pink with characteristic patches of speckling and cloudy swirls (2); height 13 1/8 in., 33.3 cm. Estimate 45,000—55,000 USD. Lot Sold 56,250 USD PROVENANCE: T. Y. Chao Collection.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th May 1987, lot 371. Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2010

A pair of 'Huanghuali' horseshoeback armchairs. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th Century

A pair of 'Huanghuali' horseshoeback armchairs.  Qing dynasty, 17th-18th Century. photo courtesy Sotheby's. the crestrail terminating in slightly flattened scroll handles, set with a shaped flange towards the undulating front posts with further tapering side-posts, rounded back-posts, and "S"-shaped plain backsplat, the rounded front- and back-posts continuing through the seat frame to form the straight legs of square section, all secured by ruyi-shaped aprons with beaded trim above low foot stretchers bearing... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2010

A pair of waitless 'zitan" tables.. Qing dynasty, 19th century. A pair of waitless 'zitan" tables.. Qing dynasty, 19th century.

A pair of waitless 'zitan" tables.. Qing dynasty, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each with two rectangular top panels set within a rectangular frame, continuing down to fluted legs of rectangular cross-section and ending in scroll-end feet, the apron of lattice and archaistic scroll form (2); 33 by 45 by 15 3/4 in., 84 by 115 by 40 cm. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold  254,500 USD Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com
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19 septembre 2010

A fine and rare Imperial 'Zitan' 'Dahlia' table (Tiaozhuo). Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A fine and rare Imperial 'Zitan' 'Dahlia' table (Tiaozhuo). Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of long rectangular form constructed of well-figured, tightly-grained zitan wood members, supported by straight legs of square section terminating in stylised inverted scroll feet, the sides joined by elaborate aprons, each finely carved in relief with an intricate flower scoll centering on a large dahlia bloom, all below a waisted frieze similarly decorated with a finely carved stylised leafy... [Lire la suite]
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