09 avril 2010

Imperial Treasures Soar at Sotheby's Sales in Hong Kong

HONG KONG.- Yesterday at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Spring Sale 2010, An Important and Superb Imperially Inscribed ‘Tai Shang Huang Di’ White Jade Seal, Yubi Mark and Period of Qianlong fetched HK$95,860,000 / US$12,289,744, establishing a world record for white jade and Imperial seal at auction. Previous record was also achieved by Sotheby’s Hong Kong when the jade seal commanded HK$46,247,500 / US$5,918,293 in October 2007. Bidding opened at HK$30 million, and after 6 bids a phone bidder shouted out a... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2010

Masterpieces of “Water, Pine And Stone Retreat Collection - Objects cf Contemplation” @ Sotheby’s Hong Kong

An imperially inscribed bamboo-veneer ruyi-sceptre. Qianlong period, poem composed in the bingzi year (1756) - The Qianlong Emperor's Bamboo-veneer Ruyi Sceptre. photo courtesy Sotheby's the smooth, golden bamboo-veneer surface carved with a naturalistic curved lingzhi stalk terminating with a large head with an attendant fungus on the top, the decoration incised in low-relief on three separate planes, the knotted and gnarled, slender stalk with further minor shoots growing from the base and on the sides, the underside of the... [Lire la suite]