01 juin 2020

A green-glazed barrel-shaped parfumier, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 302. A green-glazed barrel-shaped parfumier, Five Dynasties (907-960); 11.2 cm, 4 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 40,000 HKD (4,546 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. pierced with a band of rectangular openings alternating with carved almond-shaped motifs around the shoulder, all divided by horizontal fillets, the top with a circular aperture, covered overall with a thin olive-green glaze stopping at the foot revealing the unglazed base. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong... [Lire la suite]

01 juin 2020

A green-splashed tripod censer and cover, Tang-Five Dynasties (618-960)

Lot 301. A green-splashed tripod censer and cover, Tang-Five Dynasties (618-979); 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Lot sold 47,500 HKD (5,398 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of compressed globular form, raised on three cabriole legs, the domed cover surmounted by a finial, applied overall in a straw-coloured glaze liberally splashed in green. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 Jun 2020, 10:00 AM
01 juin 2020

A soapstone mountain, Qing dynasty

Lot 5111. A soapstone mountain, Qing dynasty; 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Sold for 12,500 HKD (1,479 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. skilfully carved in high relief with a seated scholar reading next to his attendant, beside a flowing river sheltered amongst pitted irregular rockwork, the jagged rock faces lightly incised with leafy shrubs, the stone of a golden caramel-brown tone streaked with darker inclusions and reddish brown skin,... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2020

A large root wood sculpture, Qing dynasty

Lot 5095. A large root wood sculpture, Qing dynasty; h. 79 cm, 31 1/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Sold for 12,500 HKD (1,479 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. vertically orientated, the powerful and contorted shape with curving sides, perforated with circular apertures throughout, the matt ridged surface contrasting with the smoothly patinated whorling knots, rectangular stand. Literature: Marcus Flacks, Contemplating Rocks, London, 2012. Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2020

A white-glazed lobed jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 5119. A white-glazed lobed jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); h. 12.2 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Sold for 18,750 HKD (2,219 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of ovoid form with wide shoulders tapering steeply to a low straight foot, the body divided into lobes, covered overall including the interior with a glaze of ivory tone stopping at the footring, Japanese wood box. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, Tokyo. Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2020

A Nanmu sculpture, Qing dynasty

Lot 5076. A Nanmu sculpture, Qing dynasty; 51.5 cm, 20 1/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Sold for 18,750 HKD (2,219 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. formed to stand on three legs and tapering to support a gnarled and irregular natural form of the wood with openings and protrusions, the patina of a warm slightly variegated brown colour, old stand. Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020

01 juin 2020

An archaic stone blade, fu, Neolithic period, possibly Eastern China, c. 3500-2500 BC

Lot 5124. An archaic stone blade, fu, Neolithic period, possibly Eastern China, c. 3500-2500 BC; 12.1 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Sold for 22,500 HKD (2,662 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of slightly tapered rectangular form, the straight sides with gently bevelled edges, with a single circular aperture pierced at one end, the stone of a buff colour striated with parallel lines of various grey-green tones. Provenance: Collection of Prof. Max... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2020

A Gogotte, Oligocene (30 Million Years Old), Fontainebleau, France

Lot 5109. A Gogotte, Oligocene (30 Million Years Old), Fontainebleau, France; with stand 38 cm, 14 7/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Sold for 25,000 HKD (2,958 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. Note: A gogotte is a millions-of-years old naturally shaped mineral rarity consisting of tiny quartz fragments held together by calcium carbonate and the present gogotte is a beautiful concretion made of sandstone with a sublime grain. These bizarre sandstone formations from... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2020

Ruby and diamond ring

Lot 26. 5.52-carat natural Vietnamese ruby and diamond ring. Estimate HK$1,100,000 - 1,600,000 (US$140,000 - 205,000). © Tiancheng International Set with a cushion-shaped ruby weighing 5.52 carats, decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 1.70 carats, mounted in 18 karat white and yellow gold. Ring size: 6. Accompanied by GRS report numbered GRS2020-011204, dated 9 January 2020, stating that the 5.52 carat ruby is natural, Vivid Red (GRS type ''Pigeon's Blood'') colour,... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2020

Jadeite 'peapod' and diamond pendent necklace

Lot 27. Jadeite 'peapod' and diamond pendent necklace. Estimate HK$1,850,000 - 2,850,000 (US$238,000 - 365,000). © Tiancheng International The jadeite of translucent rich emerald green colour, carved as a peapod, decorated with marquise-, pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 3.90 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold, to a karat gold chain, length approximately 410mm. Peapod measuring approximately 41.86 x 16.48 x 7.00mm. Accompanied by Jewellery Trade Laboratory... [Lire la suite]
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