11 septembre 2010

Scholars's objects @ Doyle New York

Large and fine Chinese carved bamboo mountain. 18-19th century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York Typical form, deeply carved and undercut to show hilltop pagoda among pine and blossoming trees flanking a procession of approximately sixty-three immortals and attendants, over scrolling sea and well-worked rock work, good patina. H: 13 W: 5 1/4 in.. Estimate $20,000-30,000 PROVENANCE: Private collection of a Princeton Gentleman Purchased Jade Dragon 2002 Chinese White Jade Brushpot . 19th Century. Photo:... [Lire la suite]
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]
13 mai 2010

Ten best jade carvings sold @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 11 May 2010. London

An inscribed pale celadon jade Sakyamuni and grotto group. Qianlong period (1736-96), dated to the renzi year corresponding to 1792. photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Finely carved in high relief with the seated Sakyamuni wearing long flowing robes, beneath a rock formation extensively inscribed, the reverse with pine trees growing amidst rockwork - 9¾ in. (24.5 cm.) high. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000 ($22,260 - $37,100) Price Realized £541,250 ($801,050) Notes: The inscription on the current lot is a well-known passage from the Vajra... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2010

Imperial Treasures Soar at Sotheby's Sales in Hong Kong

HONG KONG.- Yesterday at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Spring Sale 2010, An Important and Superb Imperially Inscribed ‘Tai Shang Huang Di’ White Jade Seal, Yubi Mark and Period of Qianlong fetched HK$95,860,000 / US$12,289,744, establishing a world record for white jade and Imperial seal at auction. Previous record was also achieved by Sotheby’s Hong Kong when the jade seal commanded HK$46,247,500 / US$5,918,293 in October 2007. Bidding opened at HK$30 million, and after 6 bids a phone bidder shouted out a... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2010

Rare blue and white seal Da Ming Jiajing Nian Zao & Wanli 'dragon' brush

A rare blue and white porcelain seal Da Ming Jiajing Nian Zao six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 The top molded with a tortoise above lingzhi sprays on three sides and the reign mark on the fourth, the base with a four-character intaglio seal, Wo si guren - 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) square - Estimate : $25,000 - $35,000 Provenance: Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, Literature! Paul Moss, Emperor, Scholar, Artisan, Monk: The Creative Personality in Chinese Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2009

Rare cloisonné enamels sold @ Bonhams

A rare cloisonné and champlevé enamel figure of Guanyin, 18th century. © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The tall and graceful figure dynamically posed slightly turned to the left, with the hands held in front, the left hand held in harina mudra and the right holding onto to the left hand, the gilt face with a serene expression below the high chignon covered with a cowl, the robes falling in folds around the body and swaying in the wind, tied at the waist with a ribbon, enamelled with archistic dragons, the hems variously... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2009

A massive imperial khotan green jade 'ba zheng mao nian zhi bao' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A massive imperial khotan green jade 'ba zheng mao nian zhi bao' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's finely carved of large square form, surmounted by a pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully carved with eyes bulging and nostrils flaring above jaws bearing sharp teeth, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined crouching on their haunches and pierced through the centre with an aperture, the square seal deeply and crisply carved with the characters Ba zheng mao nian zhi bao, (Treasure of... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2009

A ruby-glass 'double-dragon' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A ruby-glass 'double-dragon' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo Sotheby's of square form, surmounted by a pair of chilong clambering along the edge of the seal in pursuit of each other with their eyes locked, the seal face carved crisply in intaglio with the characters Wei shan yi wei bao ('being virtuous is venerated'), the glass of crimson tone mixed with black and deeper maroon coloured swirls - 6.9 by 6.9 cm., 2 3/4 by 2 3/4 in. Est. 400,000—600,000 HKD - Sold 500,000 HKD NOTE: Imperial seals carefully... [Lire la suite]
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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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25 juin 2009

A fine white jade seal. 19th Century

A fine white jade seal. 19th Century The massive seal carved with a double dragon finial, the base bearing an inscription in Manchu and a twenty-character inscription in Chinese (Xiao mu wen hou zhuang xiao duan cheng ge hui kuan qin fu tian su sheng cheng huang hou zhi bao ) recording the posthumous title granted to the dead wife of the Daoguang emperor after he assumed the throne in 1820; together with a pieced wood cover and stand, the cover combining pieces of Japanese lacquer with colored stone overlays of 'one hundred... [Lire la suite]
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