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 juin 2011

Record pour une vente composée d’Arts d’Asie à Paris

   Rhyton en jade sculpté, Chine, dynastie Qing, époque Qianlong, daté 1787.  Photo Sotheby's Après les ventes d’Art Impressionniste et Moderne la semaine dernière, c'est au tour de la vente consacrée aux Arts d’Asie de Sotheby's à Paris de remporter un immense succès. Selon Philippe Delalande, directeur européen des Arts d’Asie, et Christian Bouvet, spécialiste en Arts d’Asie chez Sotheby’s France : « Les résultats éblouissants obtenus aujourd’hui à la galerie Charpentier devant un parterre d'enchérisseurs... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2011

Unique Set of 18th Century Chinese Ivory & Zitan Wood Erotic Screens Estimated to Sell at Bonhams for £800,000 - £1.2M

An important and rare eight-panel ivory zitan-mounted 'erotic' album (detail), 18th century. Photo Bonhams A unique set of Chinese erotic ivory panels mounted in zitan wood screens, possibly from the court of the Qianlong Emperor, is estimated to sell at Bonhams next fine Chinese Art Sale in London on May 12th for an estimated £800,000 to £1.2m. The exquisite 18th-century ivory scenes show couples enjoying amorous embraces in a variety of leafy palace gardens. These superb panels of Oriental erotica are the latest discovery that... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2011

Zitan, Brushpot, 18th century,

Chinese Zitan Brushpot, 18th Century. photo courtesy Doyle New York Of natural irregular cylindrical form, the thick walls with a dark rich patina. Height 7 1/2 inches. Estimate $12,000-18,000 Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, March 21, 2011 www.doylenewyork.com
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09 mars 2011

Chinese Furniture @ Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers

  Impressive Pair of Chinese mixed hardwood cabinets , late 17th century. CourtesyFreeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Square corners fitted with molded doors enclosing two shelves, above two drawers, the interior with original red lacquered interior, raised on square feet.  H: 77 W: 39 D: 20 1/2 in.  Estimate $60,000-80,000  PROVENANCE: Previously lot 405, Christies 23rd November, 2010  Cabinets likely reassembled but seemingly without significant repairs or replacement parts; signs... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2010

Objets de lettrés chinois @ Tajan

Important rocher de lettré. Chine, période Qing. photo Tajan évoquant la forme d'une montagne ou d'un canidé couché, en pierre de Lingbi, de couleur rehaussée d'une veine de quartz blanc. Sur un socle en hongmu dans le style du sud, avec guéridon assorti. Rocher : 32 cm - Dim. totale : 110 x 72 x 40 cm - Estimation : 18 000 / 25 000 €Exposition : Présenté au Grand Palais dans le cadre de l'exposition "Une image peut en cacher une autre" (8 avril 2009 - 6 juillet 2009), notre rocher est autant un support de rêverie... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2010

Christie's Sales of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art to Offer an Impressive Array of Rare and Important Works

One of a pair of Cloisonne enamel double crane censers of Yongzheng reign is displayed during a Christie's press preview in Hong Kong. EPA/YM YIK 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 a wide range of unique objects across multiple categories. Together these... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2010

A pair of rare Imperial zitan-framed gilt-bronze and lacquer Ning-xi panels. Late Qianlong period (1736-95)

A pair of rare Imperial zitan-framed gilt-bronze and lacquer Ning-xi panels. Late Qianlong period (1736-95)  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each rectangular panel embossed with the characters ning xi written in xingshu and picked out in red lacquer, reserved on a dense ground of gilt vaporous clouds and writhing long-bodied scaly dragons, the frames with canted corners and applied with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, in gilt-bronze and paste-set gems, interspersed with delicately-carved ivory plaques, the tops... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2010

A pair of waitless 'zitan" tables.. Qing dynasty, 19th century. A pair of waitless 'zitan" tables.. Qing dynasty, 19th century.

A pair of waitless 'zitan" tables.. Qing dynasty, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each with two rectangular top panels set within a rectangular frame, continuing down to fluted legs of rectangular cross-section and ending in scroll-end feet, the apron of lattice and archaistic scroll form (2); 33 by 45 by 15 3/4 in., 84 by 115 by 40 cm. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold  254,500 USD Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com
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19 septembre 2010

A fine and rare Imperial 'Zitan' 'Dahlia' table (Tiaozhuo). Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A fine and rare Imperial 'Zitan' 'Dahlia' table (Tiaozhuo). Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of long rectangular form constructed of well-figured, tightly-grained zitan wood members, supported by straight legs of square section terminating in stylised inverted scroll feet, the sides joined by elaborate aprons, each finely carved in relief with an intricate flower scoll centering on a large dahlia bloom, all below a waisted frieze similarly decorated with a finely carved stylised leafy... [Lire la suite]
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