12 juin 2020

A yellow jade owl, probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 374. A yellow jade owl, probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC);  cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 162,500 HKD (18,517 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the bird with wings outstretched, the stone of an even pale yellow tone flecked with russet.  Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020.

12 juin 2020

A miniature yellow jade humanoid figure, probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 373. A miniature yellow jade humanoid figure, probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 4 cm, 1 5/8  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 93,750 HKD (10,683 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. worked in the form of a crowned humanoid with arms crossed to the front, detailed with almond-shaped eyes, the stone of a yellowish tone with russet inclusions.  Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2020

Three jade slit rings and a jade bead, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 372. Three jade slit rings and a jade bead, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 2 to 5 cm, 3/4  to 2 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 112,500 HKD (12,820 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising a yellow jade and two celadon jade slit rings and a barrel-shaped bead. Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020.
12 juin 2020

A white jade scabbard slide, probably Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 371. A white jade scabbard slide, probably Warring States period (475-221 BC); 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (14,244 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the slightly tapered rectangular top with incurved ends and a lug beneath, carved in low relief with a mask and interlocking C-scrolls, the stone an even white tone. Property from the Peony Collection. Exhibited: Angus Forsyth and Brian McElney, Jades from China, The Museum of East... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2020

A pale yellow jade 'double cicada', probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 369. A pale yellow jade 'double cicada', probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 2 cm,  3/4  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD (15,669 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of curved form, carved in the form of two adjacent abstract cicadas detailed with eyes, the stone of an even pale yellow tone. Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020
12 juin 2020

A small jade scraper blade, Neolithic period, Longshan culture (c. 3000-1700 BC)

Lot 367. A small jade scraper blade, Neolithic period, Longshan culture (c. 3000-1700 BC); 3.3 cm, 1 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 162,500 HKD (18,517 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular form, the stone of a translucent celadon tone suffused with honey-brown inclusions and calcified patches. Property from the Peony Collection. Exhibited: Angus Forsyth and Brian McElney, Jades from China, The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, 1994, cat. no.... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2020

Three Stunning Pieces of Jewellery Created by Anna Hu to be Sold by Diamonds That Care to Raise Funds against Covid-19

NEW YORK, NY.- An online auction of three stunning pieces of jewelry, created by Anna Hu, will take place from July 3 -13 with proceeds going to support healthcare workers fighting against the coronavirus.The pieces will be sold by Diamonds That Care, the newly launched social responsibility initiative of Alrosa, the world’s largest diamond mining company. The initiative’s main idea is that every diamond should help those in need.Ms. Hu created these unique pieces exclusively for this charity project using rich brown diamonds... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2020

Tiny songbird is East Asia's 'oldest' carved artwork

Miniature songbird on a pedestal, burnt bone, 19.2 millimetres long, 5.1 mm wide and 12.5 mm high, Lingjing site, north central Henan province, Palaeolithic period, between 13,800 and 13,000 years ago. PARIS (AFP).- A miniature bird sculpted out of burnt bone in China around 13,500 years ago is the oldest known figurine from East Asia, according to researchers who discovered it in a refuse heap near an archaeological site.The carefully crafted depiction of a songbird on a pedestal -- smaller than an almond kernel -- was... [Lire la suite]
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