20 avril 2010

Rare Screens Believed to be from Chinese Imperial Palace for Sale at Bonhams

A large and imposing rare zitan and hardwood screen and stand, 18th/19th century, 216cm x 107cm x 58cm (85in x 42⅛in x 22⅞in) (2). Estimate: £50,000 - 80,000, HK$590,000 - 950,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- When the British Expeditionary Force of 1901 was sent to lift the siege of the British Legation in Beijing and quell the Boxer Rebellion it is known that they entered the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. As a result of this military initiative Chinese works of art including two monumental screens were brought to Britain... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2009

A rare inscribed and dated 'duan' stone screen and stand. Dated by inscriptions to AD1795 and AD1801 and of the period

A rare inscribed and dated 'duan' stone screen and stand. Dated by inscriptions to AD1795 and AD1801 and of the period Finely and intricately carved on one side with a group of Immortals and deities on a tree-trunk raft floating down turbulent waters, skilfully depicted by undulating surfaces and incised wavy lines, located within a picturesque lakeside palace landscaped with rockwork and pine trees, the 'eye' of the stone used to depict the moon, with two cranes in flight above clasping arrows in their beaks ready to drop... [Lire la suite]