22 mai 2011

Bonhams Hong Kong 2011 Spring Auctions: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

  A rare and brilliantly enamelled ruby-ground 'yangcai' 'floral' bowl. Yongzheng yuzhi four-character mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams   HONG KONG.- The Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction features a cornucopia of works of art from the sublime to niche collectibles, reflecting the rich diversity of China's Imperial and artistic output.  The sale includes several private collections of fine quality Chinese antiques, including:  Chinese Jades from the Collection of John and Berthe Ford The... [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]
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]
31 mai 2009

A carved jade 'Buddha's hand' finger citron. Qing dynasty, 18th century

A carved jade 'Buddha's hand' finger citron. Qing dynasty, 18th century naturalistically carved and hollowed, the 'fingers' reaching up from a curled stem to the base, to the side of the fruit clamber two small monkeys, the stone of pale celadon tone. 11cm., 4 3/8 in. Est. 5,000—7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 12,500 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com