03 novembre 2010

Chinese Emperor's White Jade Dragon Seal Expected to Make Millions at Bonhams

An important Imperial white jade 'Zi Qiang Bu Xi' seal. Qianlong. photo courtesy Bonhams A stunning piece of China's Imperial history – a seal personally commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799) - will be the highlight of Bonhams Sale of Fine Chinese Art on November 11th in London. The perfect four centimeter square jade seal bearing the inscription 'Zi Qiang Bu Xi', ('Self-Strengthening Never Ceases') is closely linked to the Emperor's 80th birthday celebration which coincided with the 55th year of his reign and is an... [Lire la suite]
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08 octobre 2010

A massive imperial white jade 'xintian zhuren' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A massive imperial white jade 'xintian zhuren' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of large square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully carved with eyes bulging and nostrils flaring above curling whiskers and a jaw bearing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane meticulously incised, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined and crouching on the haunches, pierced through the centre with an aperture, the square seal deeply and crisply... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2009

Imperial White Jade Double-Dragon Seal for Sale at Bonhams

The short reign of the Guangxu Emperor was witness to one of the most disruptive periods in the dynasty. LONDON.- The wise words – ‘Love your people as you would your own children’ - on the seal of a Chinese Emperor who ruled a century ago were not enough to save his reign during the Boxer Rebellion around 1900. The Imperial white jade double-dragon seal is estimated to sell for £100,000 to £150,000 at Bonhams sale of Fine Chinese Art in New Bond Street on 5th November during Asian Art week in London. Asaph Hyman, Senior... [Lire la suite]
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