12 août 2014

Ye Hongxing's works at ART LEXÏNG

Ye Hongxing, Misty No.3, 2010. Oil on canvas, 59 1/10 × 59 1/10 in, 150 × 150 cm. Price: $10,000 - 15,000. Ye Hongxing, Misty No.5, 2010. Oil on canvas, 59 1/10 × 59 1/10 in, 150 × 150 cm. Price: $10,000 - 15,000. Ye Hongxing, Misty No.21, 2011. Oil on canvas, 47 1/5 × 47 1/5 in, 120 × 120 cm. Price: $10,000 - 15,000.  Ye Hongxing, Misty No.29, 2011. Oil on canvas, 59 1/10 × 59 1/10 in, 150 × 150 cm. Price: $10,000 - 15,000. Ye Hongxing, Brilliant Color Love Infactuation,... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2014

Tanzanite jewellery

Tiffany Peacock pendant featuring diamonds, aquamarines and a central tanzanite. Tiffany Anniversary platinum necklace, set with over 175ct of tanzanites, complemented by a cascade of round brilliant diamonds. Tiffany Anniversary platinum ring with a 9.99ct tanzanite and diamonds. Arunashi handmade reverse tanzanite ring with diamonds. Available at Ylang23.com. Available at Ylang23.com, Arunashi's white gold ring features a total of 29ct of inverted tanzanite stones scattered amongst 4.36ct of diamonds. Chopard... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A greyish-white and black jade carving of a cat, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 273. A greyish-white and black jade carving of a cat, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 2 3/8 and 1 7/8 in. (6 and 4.8 cm.) long. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Carved from the natural pebble form as a recumbent cat wrapped in a long cloth tied in a bow at its back, its eyes wide open in an intent gaze above its long whiskers, with its head resting on its front paws and its long tail flicked up onto its back, the stone of a mottled greyish-white color with... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A carved pale green jade peach-form libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 289. A carved pale green jade peach-form libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) long. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,625. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Borne on a small curled leafy branch extending around the sides of the cup bearing a peach and floral spray and continuing to the rim where a horned dragon has curled itself around the branch and clings to the rim between two further blossoms, metal spoon, Japanese wood box.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A Longquan celadon bronze-form tripod censer, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 434. A Longquan celadon bronze-form tripod censer, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 6 in. (15.2 cm.) across handles. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The compressed globular body raised on four cabriole legs, with a pair of applied D-shaped handles flanking the short neck and joining the shoulder to the edge of the everted rim, covered overall with a glaze of sea-green color, a central aperture in the base surrounded by the remains of a kiln... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A black and pale greyish-green jade figure of a turtle, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 271. A black and pale greyish-green jade figure of a turtle, Ming dynasty (1368-1644);2½ in. (6.3 cm.) long; 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm.) diam. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $7,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008  Cleverly carved utilizing the black markings as the carapace and head, the bent legs and abdomen on the underside carved from the pale greyish-green stone; together with; a black-streaked russet and black jade archaistic sword pommel, with slightly domed central area carved with... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2014

A large Longquan celadon carved dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 445. A large Longquan celadon carved dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 18 7/8 in. (47.9 cm.) diam. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Heavily potted with shallow rounded sides, the center carved with a central peony spray below two lotus sprays and two peony sprays in the well, covered overall with a glaze of olive-green tone except for an unglazed ring on the base burnt orange in the firing, box, wood stand.  Notes: Several examples of this... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A well-carved greenish-white and pale brown jade rhyton, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-16th century

Lot 282. A well-carved greenish-white and pale brown jade rhyton, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-16th century; 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) high. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The well-hollowed vessel finely carved around the exterior with bands of archaistic designs, the handle carved in relief as a sinuous chilong with long curling tail, the base inscribed with a four-character seal reading Yong chang er lu(Eternal prosperity and emolument) ... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

An unusual parcel-gilt bronze duck-form censer and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 210. An unusual parcel-gilt bronze duck-form censer and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $12,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Well cast as a duck standing atop an integral pierced rockwork base, with head raised and beak open, the wings which form the cover cast with upturned feather tips, with a small cash symbol pierced below the tail feathers for the release of smoke, the gilding ending in a shaped line on the lower... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer barbed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century 

Lot 135. A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer barbed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) diam. Estimate $15,000 - $20,000. Price Realized $18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The interior decorated with four elegant ladies standing beneath a willow tree in a lush gated garden with bamboo and rockwork below dense composite floral scroll in the petal-lobed well, the exterior with nine leafy S-shaped scrolls, wood box. Note: Compare the mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer octagonal... [Lire la suite]