21 mars 2010

An exceptional carved ivory brush pot, 17th/18th century

An exceptional carved ivory brush pot, 17th/18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Finely and deeply carved with an intricately conceived gathering of Daoist immortals in a landscape setting below a narrow band of Buddhist and Daoist emblems, with a band of key fret on top of the rim - 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high - Estimate $100,000 - $150,000 Provenance: Gerard Hawthorn Ltd., London, 1997. Notes: The depth and complexity of the carving on this magnificent ivory brush pot is extraordinary, to the extent that it is very... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2010

The Robert H. Blumenfield Collection to Be Offered at Christie's Asian Art Week

A finely carved botanical rhinoceros horn cup 17th/18th century. Carved in relief around the sides with a butterfly flitting amongst various plants and bamboo growing amidst rockwork, 5.1/4 in. (13.5 cm.) long. Estimate: $60,000-80,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- On March 25, Christie’s New York will present For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection, a single-owner sale of exceptional Chinese carvings and works of art. Meticulously acquired over the past thirty... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2009

A collection of jade brush washer, brush rest, brush pot, cups, water coupes and carvings

A carved white jade brush pot. Qing Dynasty Finely carved to resemble a plum tree trunk, a magpie perched on one of its blooming branches, all rendered in high relief and some deep undercutting; the evenly hued stone polished to a soft luster marked with pinpoint icy-white inclusions and a few dark spots. 4 1/4in (10.8cm) high. Estimate: $7,000 - 10,000 A mottled greenish white jade water coupe. 17th/18th Century The ovoid contours of the boulder ingeniously retained to create a shallow basin shaped as two... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2009

A collection of chinese blue and white, Kangxi @ Bonhams

A small blue and white porcelain jar. Kangxi Period Its full globular body painted to the exterior in cobalt blue below a keyfret band with four gourd-shaped frames filled with taotie masks, yinyang symbols and other archaistic designs, separated by four zoomorphic masks at the shoulder, each above a blossom, the foot encircled with a horizontal ring; the neck, recessed base and low foot rim unglazed revealing the fine fabric of the body.. 4 1/4in (10.8cm) high. Estimate: $800 - 1,200 Two small blue and... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2009

A collection of chinese blue and white porcelain, Transitional

A blue and white porcelain elephant-form kendi. Transitional The pachyderm's shortened tusks forming a double spout to either side of its diminutive trunk, a flower-decorated neck rising from the center of its back covered with fringed blanket hanging between tasseled harness fittings, the slightly concave base unglazed.. 8 5/8in (22cm) high. Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000 A large blue and white jar. Transitional Heavily potted, its curving body painted in grayish-blue under a layer of clear glaze within eiight... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2009

A very rare Wucai brush pot of cylindrical form. 17th century

A very rare Wucai brush pot of cylindrical form. 17th century Decorated in underglaze blue and rich green enamels with a Scholar, standing on a sea-dragon. 13cm (5.1in) high. Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000 Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 11 May 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
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