22 mai 2011

Bonhams Hong Kong 2011 Spring Auctions: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

  A rare and brilliantly enamelled ruby-ground 'yangcai' 'floral' bowl. Yongzheng yuzhi four-character mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams   HONG KONG.- The Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction features a cornucopia of works of art from the sublime to niche collectibles, reflecting the rich diversity of China's Imperial and artistic output.  The sale includes several private collections of fine quality Chinese antiques, including:  Chinese Jades from the Collection of John and Berthe Ford The... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2011

An important pair of white jade 'landscape' screens. Qianlong.

An important pair of white jade 'landscape' screens. Qianlong. Photo Bonhams Each carved on both sides from a very fine rectangular translucent plaque of even very pale tone, one panel with an elderly Immortal carrying a staff and attendant carrying a branch of fruiting peach, on a terrace between a large leafy pine and sterculia, the right background with a multi-roofed pagoda in an enclosure, the reverse with a stag and a doe at the bank of a river and leafy branches issuing from overlapping mountain ridges; the other... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2011

Ten best of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

An Extremely Rare And Magnificent Robin’s Egg And Famille-Rose Revolving Vase. Seal Mark And Period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's ingeniously crafted from three separate pieces fitted together, the freely turning body of globular form covered allover in a finely mottled turquoise and purple glaze, set between a ruby-ground neck and foot, the flared neck defly painted with scattered torch ginger lilies and lotus flowers borne on acathus leaf stems reserved on a sgraffiato feather ground incised through the ruby ground, flanked... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2011

Ten best of Vestiges from China’s Imperial History @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

An Important lmperial White Jade Seal With An Imperial Poem Qianlong Yuti Mark, Jiaqing Period, Dated To 1796. Photo Sotheby's of large square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully carved with alert eyes and flaring nostrils above curling whiskers and a jaw bearing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane meticulously incised, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined and crouching on the haunches, pierced through the centre with an aperture, the four vertical sides incised with an... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2011

A small Mughal white jade (opium water) Cup. India, 17th Century & A carved jade Bowl. India, 18th century

A small Mughal white jade (opium water) Cup. India, 17th Century. of demi-fruit form with leafy end and curved stem, the underneath with incised lines running the length; 7 cm. long. Sold for £10,800 A carved jade Bowl. India, 18th century. with rounded sides and slightly everted rim on a short foot, the exterior carved in relief with a frieze of Chinese-influenced meandering vines bearing chrysanthemum flowers16 cm. diam. Sold for £6,600 Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, 5 Apr 2011. New Bond Street... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2011

A fine white jade bowl and cover. Qing dynasty, 18th century

A fine white jade  bowl and cover. Qing dynasty, 18th century. photo Sotheby's well carved, of flattened zhadou form, the rounded sides carved in shallow relief with four medallions enclosing auspicious symbols, a band of bats flying amidst a flower scroll on the wide flared mouth and repeated around the domed cover, the reticulated chilong knop encircled by a band of raised ruyi-heads, the stone of even tone, carved wood stand (3); diameter 4 5/8 in., 11.7 cm. Estimate 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot Sold 230,500 USD Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2011

Chinese white jade archer's ring. Qianlong mark

Chinese white jade archer's ring. Qianlong mark. Courtesy Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Courtesy Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Ring carved to exterior with figures in a simple landscape; true white jade with pebble skin inclusions. H: 1 in. Estimate $3,000-5,000 Light surface wear Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers. Asian Arts - Main Floor Gallery - Mar 19 2011 10:00. www.freemansauction.com
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05 novembre 2010

The Chinese Jade Collection of Mrs R. Gladwyn @ Bonhams

The Collection of the Late Lieutenant Colonel R.F.C. Gladwyn and the late Mrs R. Gladwyn Lt. Col. Gladwyn served in Korea from 1952 to 1953 and was then posted to Hong Kong, where he served from 1953 to 1955 and was joined there by his family. The collection of Chinese jade carvings and ceramics was formed during the stay in Hong Kong. He had an eye for detail and collected these works of art because he thought they were beautiful. Their intricate designs and small details fascinated him, and he admired the great skills of the... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2010

Christie's Hong Kong sales of chinese ceramics & works of art to offer an impressive array from celebrated private collections

A magnificent large pink-enamelled blue and white moonflask. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795) 19 1/4 in. (48.9cm.) high. Estimate: Estimate on request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Hong Kong – Christie’s Hong Kong Fall sales of Important Ceramics and Works of Art will take place on December 1 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.  With three important single-owner sales and numerous important collections presented during this day-long series, collectors will be treated to... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2010

A finely carved white jade 'Dragon' moonflask. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.

A finely carved white jade 'Dragon' moonflask. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.  photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened globular form, well carved on each side with a frontal five-clawed dragon, its sinuous body wrapped around a 'flaming pearl', leaping amongst lotus scrolls and bajixiang, the waisted neck adorned with stylised floral and foliate designs, flanked by a pair of dragon ring handles, the lustrous stone of an even white tone with natural inclusions; 20.6 cm., 8 1/8 in. Estimate 1,000,000—1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold... [Lire la suite]