Two archaistic jade decorations. Photo Bonhams.
The first a fanciful axe-head incised in a ground of repeating circular nodes supporting undercut lotus or chilong motifs to either side and a mythical beast to the top, carved in stone of mottled red and russet color; the second a circular bi-disk carved to one side in a raised boss ground, reversed by a hu or gui plectrum rising from a churning rocky sea and surrounded by three chilong dragons, carved in stone of mottled brown and gray. 4 1/2in (11.3cm) height of first; 6 1/4in (16cm) height of second. Sold for US$ 68,750 (€50,241)
Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. San Francisco. 18 Dec 2013 - www.bonhams.com