23 mars 2016

A rare pale green and brown jade carving of an elephant and man, Song Dynasty or later

Lot 44, A rare pale green and brown jade carving of an elephant and man, Song Dynasty or later. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€58,000 - 92,000). Photo: Bonhams. The elephant carved with its head slightly turned, a swaying trunk between a pair of fitted tusks and a short thick tail, standing with the figure of a man using the bend of one lowered back leg to climb up its body on one side, the man detailed wearing high-waisted trousers and a rounded flat-crowned hat, the stone of pale grey-green with varying... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2016

A rare yellowish-grey and black jade stem cup, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 38, A rare yellowish-grey and black jade stem cup, Western Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 600,000 (€46,000 - 69,000). Photo: Bonhams. The deep tubular 'U'-shaped body carved in low relief with several registers of various decorative bands including a ground of 'C'-shaped scrolls, incised floral and geometric scrolls, and lappets, all raised on a tall and waisted cabriole foot with a wide circular base, the mottled stone of a yellowish-grey tone with black inclusions. 11.3cm (4.1/2in) high  ... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2016

An exceptionally rare brown jade ceremonial dagger, ge, Warring States Period

Lot 28, An exceptionally rare brown jade ceremonial dagger, ge, Warring States Period. Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1.2 million (€92,000 - 140,000). Photo: Bonhams. Skilfully carved on both sides in openwork, with scroll-incised borders following the shape of the blade, enclosing a stylised chi dragon in the centre flanked by two smaller chi dragon, the tang boldly decorated as a large dragon facing the back edge, its elegant thin sinuous body undulating in a compressed 'S'-shape, the stone of a... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2016

A very rare jade conjoined double bi-disc, Warring States Period

Lot 25, A very rare jade conjoined double bi-disc, Warring States Period. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€58,000 - 92,000). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising two bi discs, each incised with scrolls and flanked by a pair of stylised sinuous dragons, connected at the centre by a tubular section carved with a stylised mask, the stone of an opaque pale brown tone. 7.5cm (3in) wide Notes: The Warring States period, marked by strife between several strong independent countries, saw a development of... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2016

A very rare grey jade 'chi' dragon openwork plaque, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty

Lot 21, A very rare grey jade 'chi' dragon openwork plaque, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 600,000 (€58,000 - 69,000). Photo: Bonhams. Deeply carved in openwork with a twisted chi dragon clambering amidst asymmetric archaistic scrolls incised with ruyi-head and geometric designs, the greyish stone with russet and speckled inclusions. 10.9cm (4 1/4in) long Notes: From the end of the Warring States period to the Han dynasty, the scale and quality of jade production... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2016

2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards™. Savor Silver Award

Savor Silver Award. Bridal Wear. Hisano Shepherd, little h, Los Angeles, CA. Sterling silver cufflinks featuring sliced 12 x 13mm Tahitian baroque Pearls accented with black Diamonds (2.0 ctw.). Savor Silver Award. Business/Day Wear. Elizabeth Garvin, Elizabeth Garvin Fine, New York, NY. Oxidized sterling silver and 18K yellow gold "Cyclone" cuff featuring Aquamarine and Heliodor (52.0 ctw.) in asymmetrical mirror cuts. Savor Silver Award. Classical. William Travis... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2016

A small Yaozhou brown glaze and white slip-decorated jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 93. A small Yaozhou brown glaze and white slip-decorated jar, Tang dynasty (618-907); 3 1/4 in. (8 cm.) high. Estimate HK$40,000 – HK$60,000 ($5,182 - $7,773). Price realised HKD 175,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The jar is potted with a compressed body rising from a short foot ring to a lipped rim. The body is decorated with a band of oval-shaped patterns below a band of trefoils, all in brown glaze reserved on a white slip ground, box Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2016

A Yaozhou brown glaze and white slip-decorated dish , Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 92. A Yaozhou brown glaze and white slip-decorated dish , Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$30,000 – HK$50,000 ($3,887 - $6,478). Price realised HKD 212,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The dish is potted with flaring sides rising from a slightly recessed base, decorated with blackish-brown glaze forming abstract floral sprays on a white slip within a pentagonal border of glaze continuing over the rim to form another pentagon on the exterior atop further white... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2016

A pair of small moulded Yaozhou celadon octagonal dishes, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 90. A pair of small moulded Yaozhou celadon octagonal dishes, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 4 3/8 in. (11.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$40,000 – HK$60,000 ($5,182 - $7,773). Price realised HKD 125,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each dish is moulded on the interior with a single spray of lotus. It is covered inside and out with an olive-green celadon glaze stopping in an irregular line revealing the pale grey body on the countersunk base, brocade box. Provenance: A Japanese private... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2016

A Yaozhou celadon hexafoil dish, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 86. A Yaozhou celadon hexafoil dish, Five Dynasties (907-960); 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$60,000 – HK$80,000 ($60,000 – HK$80,000). Price realised HKD 125,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The dish is thinly potted with slightly rounded sides rising from a low circular foot to a hexalobed rim, covered overall with a pale celadon glaze of greyish-olive tone. The base has three elliptical spur marks, box. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s ... [Lire la suite]
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