15 avril 2011

Boxwood wristrest, brushpot, square vase. Qing Dynasty, 18th -19th century

A carved Boxwood wristrest. Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's. naturalistically carved as a slightly curled section of tree bark with irregular openings and cracks, one side carved in low relief with a branch of prunus blossom, the underside decorated with a sprig of three narcissus, the smooth patina of warm honey tone: 20.2 cm., 8 in. Estimate 150,000—250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 350,000 HKD A carved Boxwood brushpot. Qing Dynasty, 18th -19th century. Photo Sotheby's. well carved in high relief with a sleeping sage... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2009

A red overlay glass wristrest. Incised Qianlong six-character marks, 19th century

A red overlay glass wristrest. Incised Qianlong six-character marks, 19th century The convex side of the wristrest finely carved through a layer of ruby-red glass to a snowflake ground with scholars passing a bridge, engaged in conversation and with a scholar and his attendant arriving at the gates of a pagoda, all amidst pagodas and pine-strewn mountainous river landscape. 22.5cm (8¾in) long. Estimate: £1,500 - 2,000 - Unsold Note:  Compare a red overlay glass brushpot incised with a Qianlong four-character... [Lire la suite]