01 juin 2011

A large and superbly carved archaistic 'chilong' libation cup. Ming dynasty, early 17th century, mige zhencang seal

          A large and superbly carved archaistic 'chilong' libation cup. Ming dynasty, early 17th century, mige zhencang four-character sealmark to the base. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The generously sized cup with an elegantly proportioned tapering body, finely carved around the mid-section in varying levels of relief with archaistic taotie masks on a leiwen ground between lappet and lotus scroll bands, the foot encircled by a narrow band of confronted archaistic dragons separated by... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2011

Two rock crystal 'lotus' & 'chilong' brush washers. Late 18th-early 19th century

A rock crystal 'lotus' brush washer. Late 18th-early 19th century. Photo Bonhams Deeply carved in the form of a curled lotus leaf with undulating rim, its stem forming the base, with further stems and lotus flowers carved in high relief to the sides, the crystal of a smokey brown hue. 9.8cm (4in) wide. Sold for £3,360 A rock crystal 'chilong' brush washer. Late 18thearly 19th century The deep quatrefoil vessel carved in high relief around the sides with two clambering chilongs and sprouting lingzhi fungus, the crystal of a... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2011

Christie's Chinese Imperial Ceramics & Works of Art Sales Valued at Close to HK$1 Billion

A specialist from Christie's auction house introduces a Famille Rose revolving and reticulated 'Chilong' double vase. EPA/YM YIK. A "Magnificent Famille Rose Revolving And Reticulated 'Chilong' Double Vase", with Qianlong iron-red six-character sealmark, is lit up during a Christie's preview in Hong Kong May 17, 2011. The item is expected to fetch $31 million at the auction house's upcoming Hong Kong Spring Sale of Chinese ceramics and works of art on June 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip. HONG KONG.- Christie’s Hong Kong Spring sales of... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2011

Rhinoceros horn carving @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 11 May 11

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. 17th century. .Photo Sotheby's of flaring U-shape resting on a flat base, carved with a gnarled tree forming the handle with associated leaves continuing over the rim, the exterior decorated in relief with a sage and an acolyte set within a landscape, with further trees rising from rockwork amid a cloud mist, the horn of rich toffee tone darkening to a dark chocolate tone at the base; 16cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 50,000—70,000 GBP. Lot Sold 181,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Christie's Rome, 7th May... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2011

Chinese jades @ Christie's Interiors

A small chinese grey jade carving of a qilin. 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 The recumbent mythical beast is carved with its head turned to one side, grasping a spray of lingzhiin its mouth, attached on a later black stand; 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) wide, fixed lacquered wood stand. Estimate £600 - £1,000 - Price Realized  £6,000 A small chinese white jade shallow dish. 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Carved in the form of an upturned flower head, the eight petals forming the gently lobed sides,... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2010

A jade belt buckle, 18th/19th century

A jade belt buckle, 18th-19th century. photo Bonhams With dragon head terminal and surmounted with a Chilong dragon, 13cm long. Estimate: £300 - 500 Bonhams. Asian Art including a large single owner collection, European Glass and Ceramics,, 7 Jul 2010 to 8 Jul 2010 Edinburgh www.bonhams.com
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13 mai 2010

Ten best jade carvings sold @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 11 May 2010. London

An inscribed pale celadon jade Sakyamuni and grotto group. Qianlong period (1736-96), dated to the renzi year corresponding to 1792. photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Finely carved in high relief with the seated Sakyamuni wearing long flowing robes, beneath a rock formation extensively inscribed, the reverse with pine trees growing amidst rockwork - 9¾ in. (24.5 cm.) high. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000 ($22,260 - $37,100) Price Realized £541,250 ($801,050) Notes: The inscription on the current lot is a well-known passage from the Vajra... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2010

Christie's Hong Kong to offer an important private collection of rhinoceros horn carvings from the Songzhutang collection

A rare and exceptionally well-carved “Hundred Boys” rhinoceros horn libation cup. Late Ming/early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Hong Kong – Following the success of Important Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Carvings from the Songzhutang Collection Part I sold in May 2008, Christie’s Hong Kong is proud to offer a further selection of 30 magnificent rhinoceros horn carvings from Part II of the collection, ‘The Pine and Bamboo Studio’, on Monday, 31 May 2010. One of the finest... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2010

A bronze quatrefoil washer with chilong handles. Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

A bronze quatrefoil washer with chilong handles. Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. photo Sotheby's of begonia shape, supported on four cabriole legs, rising to flaring curved sides, flanked by two confronting clambering chilong, their bodies forming the handles, the countersunk base with an apocryphal Xuande mark - 20.6 cm., 8 1/8 in. Est. 120,000—180,000 HKDLot Sold 375,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Christie's Hong Kong, 2nd November 1999, lot 784. Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 08 Apr 10. Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2009

A collection of jade, Yuan & Ming dynasty sold @ Sotheby's London

An openwork celadon jade hat finial. Yuan dynasty. photo Sotheby's finely carved in high relief with a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst leafy lotus scrolls, the stone of pale celadon tone with three of the lotus flower heads carved through the russet skin, wood stand - 5cm., 2in. (2). Est.6,000—8,000 GBP Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  7,500 GBP A greyish-white jade horse. Yuan / Early Ming dynasty. photo Sotheby's the recumbent animal with its head turned towards its hind quarters, its mane carefully... [Lire la suite]