22 octobre 2010

A very fine melon-green glazed imperial saucer dish, China, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

A very fine melon-green glazed imperial saucer dish, China, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period. photo courtesy Nagel with shallow rounded sides rising from a short to a flaring rim, all under a thin melon-green glaze thinning to a white rim and stopping neatly around. D. 13,2 cm - Estimate € 19 000 / 25 000 Christie's Hongkong, 28.10.2002, Lot 713 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
22 octobre 2010

A very rare imperial flambé-glazed bottle vase, China, incised Yongzheng four-character seal mark and of the period

A very rare imperial flambé-glazed bottle vase, China, incised Yongzheng four-character seal mark and of the period. photo courtesy Nagel  applied with two taotie mask handles suspending fixed rings, all under charasteristic thick and bright purple glaze with turquoise streaks. H. 21,7 cm - Estimate € 40 000 / 60 000 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
21 octobre 2010

An imperial sweet meat porcelain tray, China, Wanli mark and period

An imperial sweet meat porcelain tray, China, Wanli mark and period. photo courtesy Nagel    European silver rim and stand. Minor glaze frits to edges, old repaired chip to rim. D. 21,2 cm - Estimate € 2 500  Property from an old European private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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14 octobre 2010

A superb pair of jadeite imperial seals. Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period.

A superb pair of jadeite imperial seals. Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period. photo courtesy Sotheby's each of square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of addorsed dragons, each with bulging eyes and flaring nostrils above curling whiskers and a partially open mouth revealing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane defined by fine incisions, the two bodies intertwined and crouching low on the haunches, pierced through the centre with an aperture, one seal deeply and crisply carved with the characters... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2010

A carved aquamarine snuff bottle, 1750-1795. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A carved aquamarine snuff bottle, 1750-1795. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's . of slender tapering rectangular form, with shoulders sloping to a waisted neck, and supported on a concave oval foot, finely carved in low relief with archaistic motifs of confronting qilong, a taotie mask at the center of each face, the striated crystal of an even sky-blue color; height 2 3/4 in., 6.9 cm. Estimate 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot Sold 59,375 USD PROVENANCE: Phillips... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2010

A jadeite snuff bittle, 1760-1830. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A jadeite snuff bittle, 1760-1830. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's . well hollowed, of flattened ovoid form with a cylindrical neck and concave mouth rim, resting on an oval recessed foot, beautifully carved in low relief on each face with a central panel comprising an archaistic taotie mask, below a formalized foliate motif, above a band of lappets and raised bosses, the shoulders set with animal masks suspending mock ring handles, above a vajra-shaped motif on each... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2010

An amber snuff bottle, 1730-1795. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

An amber snuff bottle, 1730-1795. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's of bulbous rounded form, of transparent dark honey-brown color, superbly hollowed and finely carved with two qilong flying amongst dense cloud scrolls, the tail of one dragon curled around to form the footrim; height 2 in., 5.1 cm. Estimate 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot Sold 62,500 USD PROVENANCE: Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd. LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Vanessa F. Holden, 'The Joe Grimberg Collection of... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2010

A rare imperial inscribed jade book. Dated Sunzi Wuzi cyclical year (1648)

A rare imperial inscribed jade book. Dated Sunzi Wuzi cyclical year (1648). photo courtesy Sotheby's comprising ten thick jade plaques of rectangular form, the Khotan green jade of greyish olive-green tone, the cover and back plates each boldly incised and gilt with a pair of ascending and descending dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl between ruyi-shaped clouds, a further four plates neatly incised and gilt with four columns of Chinese characters written in xingshu, beginning with the date 'Shunzhi wu nian wuzi', and... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2010

A carnelian double snuff bottle, 1750-1800. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A carnelian double snuff bottle, 1750-1800. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's well hollowed and carved in the form of a 'Hero's vase', the stone of caramel-pink tone with paler inclusions, carved as two cylinders incised with archaistic scroll patterns and carved with mock mask and ring handles, the two bottles linked by a fabulous bird, the whole resting on the back of a crouching feline beast; height 2 in., 5.1 cm. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold 80,500 USD ... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2010

A yellow glass snuff bottle, 1750-1795. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A yellow glass snuff bottle, 1750-1795. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's of slender elongated oval form, with shoulders sloping to a waisted neck with slightly everted mouth, the glass of even rich yellow tone, finely carved in relief as if wrapped with a brocade cloth tied with a trailing ribbon; height 2 1/8 in., 5.4 cm. Estimate 20,000—30,000 USD. Lot Sold 31,250 USD PROVENANCE: Gerd Lester Collection.Sotheby's New York, 17th March 1997, lot 21. ... [Lire la suite]