29 avril 2020

A pale green jade 'dragon and phoenix' pendant, Warring States Period

Lot 19. A pale green jade 'dragon and phoenix' pendant, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 10.9cm (4 1/4in) long. Estimate HK$ 300,000-500,000. Sold for HK$ 500,000 (€ 59,311). Photo: Bonhams. The flat plaque formed by a dragon surmounting a long pointed crescent-shaped phoenix, its head turned backwards with jaws opened revealing sharp fangs and biting on to the scrolling wing, the body's musculature finely carved in low relief and with a curved tapering tail, the stone of yellowish-green... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2020

A white jade 'dragon' sword slide, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD)

Lot 17. A white jade 'dragon' sword slide, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD); 11.5cm (4 1/2in) long. Estimate HK$ 80,000-120,000. Sold for HK$ 687,500 (€ 81,553). Photo: Bonhams. Carved in crisp relief with a pierced stylised chi dragon with an undulating sinuous body and long sweeping flared tail, the underside with a rectangular slide, the jade of a pale even greenish-white tone with minor russet inclusions. Bonhams. The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese Jades, Hong Kong, 5... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2020

A grey jade 'chi' dragon sword guard, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD)

Lot 16. A grey jade 'chi' dragon sword guard, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD); 5.5cm (2 1/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 30,000-50,000. Sold for HK$ 47,500 (€ 5,634). Photo: Bonhams. Partially attached to the remains of an iron blade, the lozenge-sectioned guard carefully worked on the exterior with a chi dragon in high relief on one side and a taotie on the reverse, the stone of a dark greyish tone with russet inclusions. Bonhams. The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2020

A jade plaque, huang; together with two jade sword fittings, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 14. A jade plaque, huang; together with two jade sword fittings, Warring States Period (475-221 BC). The huang 10.8cm (4.1/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 80,000-120,000. Sold for HK$ 500,000 (€ 59,311). Photo: Bonhams. The flat arc-shaped huang carved on both sides with raised spiral bosses in low relief, terminating in stylised dragon heads at each end, the stone of pale greyish-brown tone with opaque white areas; the sword fittings comprising: a calcified trapezoidal jade sword chape... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2020

A pale grey-green jade sword pommel, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 13. A pale grey-green jade sword pommel, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 4.6cm (1 3/4in) high. Estimate HK$ 50,000-80,000. Sold for HK$ 275,000 (€ 32,621). Photo: Bonhams. Of trapezoidal form carved with notched edges and decorated with raised spiral bosses on both sides, the stone of a pale greenish-grey tone with calcified opaque buff areas. Bonhams. The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese Jades, Hong Kong, 5 April 2016
29 avril 2020

A calcified grey jade pendant, huang, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty (475 BC–220 AD)

Lot 11. A calcified grey jade pendant, huang, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty (475 BC–220 AD); 17.4cm (6 7/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 150,000-200,000. Sold for HK$ 812,500 (€ 96,380). Photo: Bonhams. The flat arc-shaped pendant terminating at both ends with a stylised dragon head, carved with spiral bosses in low relief on both sides, with a small circular aperture drilled at the centre, the stone of varying grey tones with large areas of chalky white. Note: Large double-headed... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2020

An archaic jade plaque, huang, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD)

Lot 10. An archaic jade plaque, huang, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD); 17.4cm (6 7/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 80,000-120,000. Sold for HK$ 1,000,000 (€ 118,622). Photo: Bonhams. The flat arc-shaped plaque with slightly notched edges, decorated on both sides with finely incised 'C'-shaped scrolls, the stone of a pale green tone with faint black and brown inclusions.. Note: Arc-shaped pendants with notched edges, decorated with raised bosses and spirals were popular in the Zhou dynasty and... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara Sadaksari, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 209. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara Sadaksari, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 16.5cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate GBP 8,000 — 12,000. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, the principal hands in anjalimudra before the chest and the attendant arms raised in vitarkamudra and holding a string of beads and a lotus stem, wearing a dhoti finely incised at the hems with lotus... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Vaishravana, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 207. A gilt-bronze figure of Vaishravana, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate GBP 6,000 — 8,000. Lot sold 20,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the figure holding a mongoose in the left hand and the right hand raised originally holding a banner, wearing scale armour secured around the middle with a sash billowing around the shoulders, seated in lalitasana on a recumbent lion on a single-lotus base. Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Pehar, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 206. A gilt-bronze figure of Pehar, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 14cm., 5 1/2 in. Estimate GBP 4,000 — 6,000. Lot sold 5,000  GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the cast figure seated on the back of a donkey, wearing a dhoti and a scarf billowing around his shoulders, holding a vajra in the raised right hand and a pearl in the left, the head turned slightly to the left and with fierce facial expression, fitted stand. ... [Lire la suite]