10 septembre 2010

Jade jewelry @ Doyle New York

Pair of Art Deco Platinum, Jade and Diamond Pendant-Earrings, Janesich. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York Topped by 2 square-cut diamonds, joined by graduated pairs of 20 baguette diamonds, totaling approximately 1.85 cts., suspending 2 oval cabochon jade approximately 19.6 x 14.4 x 6.15 mm. and 19.65 x 14.4 x 6.25 mm., signed Janesich, with maker's mark, no. 74154, circa 1930. With GIA report no. 2125245897 stating that the jade is natural color, no indications of impregnation. Estimate $20,000-30,000 Art Deco Jade and... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2010

The Joe Grimberg Collection's three black jade snuff bottles

A black jade snuff bottle. 1780-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's  very well hollowed, of flattened square form with rounded corners, sloping to a cylindrical neck, resting on a carved oval foot, the stone well polished, the white inclusion on one face deeply carved with an eagle proudly perched on a rock, with one talon raised, the reverse plain save for low relief carving of mist; height 2 3/8 in., 6 cm - Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th April 1993, lot 554. NOTE: The contrast of the... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2010

A Wucai baluster jar and cover. Transitional period, circa 1650

A Wucai baluster jar and cover. Transitional period, circa 1650. photo Christie's Ltd 2010  Painted around the body with a scene of a maiden kneeling in tribute before male and female officials, their attendants to one side in front of a large screen and altar table, while a group of maidens play musical instruments on a terrace, all beneath a border of 'cracked-ice' pattern on the shoulder and rocks and flowers on the tapered neck, the cover painted with a scene of three boys playing in a rocky landscape; 15 1/8 in.... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2010

Transitional period Blue & White porcelains @ Christie's

A blue and white cylindrical brushpot. Transitional period, circa 1640. photo Christie's Ltd 2010    Painted with scholars in a terraced landscape being attended to by their young servants while participating in three of the 'Four Scholarly Pursuits', the rim dressed in a brown wash, and the flat foot left unglazed; 7½ in. (19.1 cm.) high, lacquer cover, Japanese wood box - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 A blue and white sleeve vase. Transitional period, circa 1635-1650. photo Christie's Ltd 2010    ... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2010

'Puddingstone', fossiliferous limestone, mammoth tooth, amygdaloidal basalt & hair chrystal snuff bottles

A 'Puddingstone' snuff bottle, 1750-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's very well hollowed, of rounded form supported on a neatly carved oval footrim, below a cylindrical neck, the shoulders with well carved lions-head suspending mock ring-handles, the stone with irregular splashes of ochre and brown within a gray matrix; height 1 7/8 in., 1.9 cm - Estimate 12,000 - 18,000 USD PROVENANCE: The Kaynes-Klitz Collection. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16th November 1989, lot 83. LITTERATURE: Patrick K. M. Kwok, 'The Joe Grimberg... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2010

A blue and white fish-bowl. Wanli mark and period

A blue and white fish-bowl. Wanli mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's stoutly potted with steeply rounded sides, painted in underglaze-blue of soft tone with a continuous scene of aquatic birds swimming amongst flowering lotus, arrow grass and other weeds, all below a border of florets sprinkled on stylized waves at the mouthrim interrupted by a cartouche with a six-character Wanli reign mark, the top edge further painted with a detached band of foliate scrolls; diameter 22 in., 55.7 cm - Estimate 80,000 - 120,000 USD ... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2010

Ming Dynasty blue and white @ Christie's Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 16 - 17 September 2010, New York

A rare large blue and white 'shou-character' jar. Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619). photo Christie's Ltd 2010  The heavily potted, high-shouldered body decorated with a pattern of shou roundels reserved on a ground of dense lotus scroll with small flowers and scrolling tendrils, above a band of linked ruyi heads at the base, the short neck encircled by an unusual pattern of conjoined lotus buds, the reign mark within a recessed roundel in the center of... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2010

A Blue and White dish & A Blue and White dish, Jiajing mark and period.A Blue and White dish & A Blue and White dish, Jiajing ma

A Blue and White dish. Jiajing mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing a phoenix and crane in flight amidst scrolling lotus, the reverse similarly decorated with a frieze of alternating cranes and phoenix amidst lotus scrolls, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark ; diameter 7 in., 17.7 cm - Estimate  15,000 - 20,000 USD EXHIBITION: Oosterse Schatten: 4000 Jaar Aziatische Kunst, Riijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 3rd July - 10th October 1954, no. 254... [Lire la suite]


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