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]
05 avril 2010

Masterpieces of “Water, Pine And Stone Retreat Collection - Objects cf Contemplation” @ Sotheby’s Hong Kong

An imperially inscribed bamboo-veneer ruyi-sceptre. Qianlong period, poem composed in the bingzi year (1756) - The Qianlong Emperor's Bamboo-veneer Ruyi Sceptre. photo courtesy Sotheby's the smooth, golden bamboo-veneer surface carved with a naturalistic curved lingzhi stalk terminating with a large head with an attendant fungus on the top, the decoration incised in low-relief on three separate planes, the knotted and gnarled, slender stalk with further minor shoots growing from the base and on the sides, the underside of the... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2010

A rare large inscribed duan stone scholar's rock. 18th/19th century

A rare large inscribed duan stone scholar's rock. 18th/19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 The vertical 'rock' well carved in low relief on one side with a vignette of bamboo, plum blossom, orchid and chrysanthemum, and inscribed with a poetic inscription signed Liqi Yu, with two seals shanxing (prunus) and shizhai, the purplish-brown stone with numerous pale grey-green eyes - 21 in. (53.5 cm.) high, wood stand - Est. $60,000 - $80,000 Provenance: E & J Frankel, Ltd., New York, late 1970s - early 1980s. ... [Lire la suite]