24 juin 2011

Huanghuali Chairs Lead Stellar $11.5 Million Fine Asian Works of Art Sale at Bonhams & Butterfields

A pair of huanghuali continuous yoke back armchairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th/18th Century, 46 1/2in (118.1cm). Sold for $1,498,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Bonhams & Butterfields’ Fine Asian Works of Art auction on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco brought more than $11.5-million, with a rare pair of huanghuali continuous yoke back armchairs, 17th/18th century, leading the sale by bringing $1.49 million USD. One of many attractions among the Chinese furniture to be offered, the chairs were from... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2011

Million Pound Lots and Fierce Bidding Provide a Record Result at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale

  LONDON.- There was barely standing room and a tangible buzz at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale in London today (12.5.11), which saw many items rocket way beyond their pre-sale estimates. The sale ended with a sold total of £16.9m with 95% sold by value. This takes Bonhams Asian Art week total – including two Japanese Art sales (£1.6m and £1.7m) and an Asian Works of Art sale (£1.2m) at Knightsbridge to a massive £21,473,200. This result puts Bonhams in the lead on Asian sales in London at close of play today. Colin Sheaf,... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2010

Yellow jadeite @ Bonhams Hong Kong

A jadeite ornament. photo Bonhams Carved as a slice of cut mango, suffused with russet and bright rich yellow colour, length 14.6cm. Sold for HK$60,000 Accompanied by a report from the Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory, stating that the carving is natural jadeite and no resin was detected. Report number KJ 48195, dated 17th March 2010. A pair of jadeite bangles. photo Bonhams Each orangy yellow bangle of very good translucency, outer diameter 69.7-72.3mm, inner diameter 53.6-54.7mm. Estimate: HK$75,000 -... [Lire la suite]
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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]
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]
10 avril 2010

A yellow jade boulder. Qing dynasty, 18th century

A yellow jade boulder. Qing dynasty, 18th century. photo Sotheby's carved in the form of a circular disc representing the sun rising above the undulated waves carved in high relief on both sides, a five-clawed dragon ascending from below towards the swirling clouds, the stone of pale yellow tone with russet mottling, fitted stand - 13.4 cm., 5 1/4 in. Est. 600,000—800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,280,000 HKD NOTE: The present piece is remarkable for its skilful manipulation of the original shape and natural inclusions of the stone... [Lire la suite]
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