01 mai 2011

An unusual bronze 'Duck' censer and cover. Zhengde Incised Mark And Of The Period (1506-21)

An unusual bronze 'Duck' censer and cover. Zhengde Incised Mark And Of The Period (1506-21). Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Well cast as a duck standing on a waisted rectangular base decorated with wave patterns, with the head raised and beak open, with wings forming the detachable cover, finely detailed with naturalistically modelled tail feathers, webbed feet, and incised all over with feather markings, the base of the tail pierced for the release of smoke, the reign mark incised in a line along the rim of the opening on the back; 14¾... [Lire la suite]
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]
02 avril 2010

White jade ruyi sceptre, archaistic censer and cover & plaque, 18th/19th century

A white jade ruyi sceptre. 18th/19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The ruyi-shaped head carved in low relief with a prunus tree and wannianqing growing from rocks partially highlighted in russet color - 14½ in. (37 cm.) long. Est. $25,000 - $35,000. Price Realized $542,500 Provenance: Acquired in the 1950s-60s. A finely carved white jade archaistic censer and cover. 18th/19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Raised on a short, circular foot, the sides carved in low relief with taotie... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2010

Sotheby’s poursuit deux enchérisseurs chinois pour non-paiement

A cloisonné 'fang ding' censer and cover . Mark and period of Qianlong. Sold 800,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's HONG KONG [11.02.10] – La maison de vente aux enchères Sotheby’s poursuit deux acheteurs chinois pour un impayé total de 270 000 dollars (environ 196 000 euros) lors de sa vente d’octobre 2009 à Hong Kong a annoncé Kevin Ching, directeur de Sotheby’s Asie. Wei Qifang, l’acheteur d’un encensoir et de son couvercle de la Dynastie Qing d’une valeur d’environ 75 000 euros lors de la vente du 8 octobre 2009 rechigne à payer... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2009

A fine spinach jade censer and cover. Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A fine spinach jade censer and cover. Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century the rectangular body with projecting tubular corners each terminating in short waisted foot, finely carved around the exterior with an archaistic band of interlocking snakes above shou characters and archaistic strapwork, set to either end with a taotie mask handle suspending a loose ring, the similarly shaped cover surmounted by a large reticulated coiled dragon finial, the stone of apple-green tone with dark flecks. 11.5cm., 4 1/2 in. Est. 5,000—7,000 GBP.... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2009

A gilt-bronze censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A gilt-bronze censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century the solidly cast rectangular censer with gently rounded sides supported on four clawed legs issuing from ferocious horned dragon heads, surmounted by a short straight neck and set to the sides with a pair of qilong dragon handles, cast in high relief on two sides with a stylised shou character wreathed by leafy lotus scrolls with a pair of boys each clutching the stem, the other two sides with further lotus scrolls, the cover pierced and similarly decorated with lotus... [Lire la suite]