08 juin 2010

Treasures of the Chinese Scholar @ Nagel

A carevd agate brushwasher with lotos and boy on a carved wood stand, China, 19th ct. © 2010 Nagel - Auctions B. 18,5 cm - Few very small chips, good condition - Estimate (EUR) 1500 Sold (EUR) 3 600 Property from an European private collection A fine carved carneol brushwasher with tree and rock, China, 18th/19th ct © 2010 Nagel - Auctions L. 13,7 cm. - Slightly chipped - Estimate (EUR) 3500 Sold (EUR) 3 600 A spinach-green jade seal with dragon handle, China, seal to base: jize huangxuan © 2010 Nagel -... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2010

Kangxi blue & white porcelains @ Sotheby's, Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 23 Mar 2010.,New York

A blue and white 'lotus' bowl. Kangxi mark and period. photo Sotheby's the exterior decorated in the Ming style with a lotus scroll in rich cobalt-blue above a lappet band around the base, the interior with a central lotus medallion - diameter 6 3/8 in., 16.3 cm. Estimate 4,000—6,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, 22nd March 1995, lot 283 A rare blue and white dated inkstone. Dated ad 1694 and of the period. photo Sotheby's of circular form, one side with recessed biscuit center, the... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2010

A very rare imperial songhua stone inkstone, box and cover. Qianlong nianzhi four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

A very rare imperial songhua stone inkstone, box and cover. Qianlong nianzhi four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 The fine soft grey-green inkstone with a lingzhi-shaped well, and an outline conforming to that of the shallow box and cover which is finely carved on top through the grey-green outer layer to the darker grey under layer with a pair of cranes standing below the branch of one of the two pine trees at the sides, the four-character mark carved in a line on the base of the... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2010

The Robert H. Blumenfield Collection to Be Offered at Christie's Asian Art Week

A finely carved botanical rhinoceros horn cup 17th/18th century. Carved in relief around the sides with a butterfly flitting amongst various plants and bamboo growing amidst rockwork, 5.1/4 in. (13.5 cm.) long. Estimate: $60,000-80,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- On March 25, Christie’s New York will present For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection, a single-owner sale of exceptional Chinese carvings and works of art. Meticulously acquired over the past thirty... [Lire la suite]