19 septembre 2010

A fine pair of 'HuanghualiI' yokeback armchairs (Guangmao Yi). Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A fine pair of  'HuanghualiI' yokeback armchairs (Guangmao Yi). Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of unusually spare form, the slender members undulating in subtle 'S'- shape to form the yoke-shaped crestrail with flattened headrest and truncated terminals echoed by the undulating plain backsplat, backposts, armrails, and goose-necked frontposts, set into a rectangular seat-frame with slightly rounded outer edge above a low squared lip, the rounded backposts continuing through the seat frame to form the... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2010

A good pair of cloisonné Fu-lion candelabras. Qing dynasty, 18th century.

A good pair of cloisonné Fu-lion candelabras. Qing dynasty, 18th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each powerfully modeled, seated on its haunches with head turned to one side and tail wrapped around over its hind paws, grasping in its jaws a gnarled flowering branch of plum blossoms with three sprigs rising high above the head, supporting a lotus form candle holder, the body decorated with gilt-wire fur and scattered with Buddhist Emblems, lotus flowers, and qilin on a turquoise and blue ground (2); length 12 in., 30.5 cm -... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2010

A massive yellow-ground green and aubergine 'dragon' charger. Qing dynasty, Guangxu Period

A massive yellow-ground green and aubergine 'dragon' charger. Qing dynasty, Guangxu Period. photo courtesy Sotheby's boldly incised in the center with two leaping dragons, one in green enamels and one in aubergine enamels, confronting on a 'flaming pearl' amidst scattered billowing clouds and flame motifs, the cavetto encircled by flowering sprays of lotus, peony, prunus, chrysanthemum and peach blossom, the wide everted rim encircled by a frieze of six smaller dragons each chasing 'flaming pearls', the underside with four... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2010

A fine and rare yellow glass washer. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A fine and rare yellow glass washer. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the rich yellow metal of compressed globular form, the rounded sides resting on a curled lotus leaf, subtly carved with carp in a lotus pond, moving amidst large lotus leaves and flowers; height 4 in., 10.2 cm - Estimate 30,000—40,000 USD. Unsold Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com
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17 septembre 2010

A pair of mauve Peking glass bowls. Qing dynasty, 19th century

A pair of mauve Peking glass bowls. Qing dynasty, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each deeply carved around the sides with love birds and a parrot perched on flowering branches, the metal of even opaque mauve color (2); diameters 6 3/4 in., 17.1 cm - Estimate 7,000—9,000 USD. Unsold PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, 19th March 1997, lot 115. Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com
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12 septembre 2010

Kangxi, Qianlong and Qing dynasty Blue and white and copper-red & iron-red and underglaze-blue porcelains

A blue and white and copper-red 'Shou' lotus dish. Kangxi mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of lotus form, the interior moulded with two rows of petals centering a medallion painted with a shou character and a ruyi head border, the inner ring painted copper red and the outer ring outlined in underglaze-blue, the exterior similarly decorated with outer petals alternately enclosing stylized characters and copper red florets, the base painted with an eight character Kangxi renzi Zhonghe Tang zhi mark ('made for the Zhonghe... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2010

Fine and large Chinese hongmu framed kingfisher feather & Chinese applied kingfisher feather headdress

Fine and large Chinese hongmu framed kingfisher feather, ivory, metallic thread and velvet panel. 19th century. Photo courtesy Freeman & Co Of tall rectangular form, heavy scroll and bat carved hongmu frame enclosing a detailed and fine feather and ivory figural landscape, showing a pagoda and celestial clouds above a meeting of scholars over ivory table, scholar and attendants below, glazed. Total H: 29 1/2 L: 23 in. Estimate $10,000-12,000 Chinese applied kingfisher feather headdress. Late Qing dynasty. Photo... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2010

Chinese coral figural carving & coral snuff bottle. Qing dynasty

Chinese coral figural carving. Late Qing dynasty. photo courtesy Freeman & Co Carved to depict a child in traditional dress with one leg raised and bearing a peach bough. H: 4 3/4 in. Estimate $1,000-1,500 Piece glued to wood base; minor surface wear Chinese coral snuff bottle. Qing dynasty. photo courtesy Freeman & Co Small bottle of sleeve vase form with birds and floral adornment; with carved turquoise lid. H: 2 1/4 in. Estimate $1,000-1,500 Samuel T. Freeman & Company. Fine & Decorative... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2010

Asian Works of Art @ Doyle New York

Imperial Chinese Zitan Side Table, 18th Century. The three-sectioned rectangular-form top set within a wide frame and carved along the outer edge with dragons amid swirling clouds, above a narrow plain waist and a band of bats flying amid stylized clouds, bordered below by lotus petal lappets, the straight sided apron with a central ruyi-shaped scroll densely carved with two opposing dragons chasing a flaming pearl and further dragons amid clouds extending down the exterior sides of the four square sectioned legs all terminating... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2010

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art @ Sotheby's

A Superb and Rare White Jade Vase and Cover, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period. Est. $500/700,000. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s September 2010 series of Asia Week auctions in New York will include Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 15 September. The sale will feature paintings, ceramics, jades and furniture including a number of Imperial works from distinguished private collections. Overall the sale is estimated to fetch between $11.8/16.2 million. Among the highlights of the sale is a Superb and Rare White... [Lire la suite]