02 novembre 2022

A celadon jade pig-dragon, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 105. A celadon jade pig-dragon, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture; 3.5 cm. Lot sold: 756,000 HKD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 tof iconic form, modelled as a stylised coiled dragon with a thick and softly rounded body, depicted with a short upturned snout with furrows between large circular eyes, the neck drilled for suspension. Provenance: Artistic Sources Arts Co., Hong... [Lire la suite]

02 novembre 2022

An archaic bone carving, Shang dynasty, Anyang period, 14th-13th century BC

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 104. An archaic bone carving, Shang dynasty, Anyang period, 14th-13th century BC; 9.4 cm. Lot sold: 378,000 HKD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the thick shaft of animal bone incised finely with a pair of large confronted kui dragons shown in profile, coming across the narrow edge to form a zoomorphic mask, and with two smaller kui dragons forming another zoomorphic mask on the... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2022

Fu Baoshi (1904 - 1965), Scholar under the Pine Tree

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 103. Fu Baoshi (1904 - 1965), Scholar under the Pine Tree, ink and colour on paper, framed; signed, dated 1943, inscribed, with a dedication and 2 seals of the artist, one of which is handpainted; 26.8 x 21 cm 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Lot sold: 3,276,000 HKD (Estimate: 700,000 - 1,400,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Inscription: The sound of running stream is reminiscent of cool jade, and the shade of pine diffuses a... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2022

A very rare green jade owl-shaped pendant, Late Shang-early Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 12th-9th century BC)

  Lot 3. A very rare green jade owl-shaped pendant, Late Shang-early Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 12th-9th century BC); 4.8cm (1 7/8in) long x 2.5cm (1in) wide. Sold for 15 300 €. Photo Fabrice Gousset. Of flattened form, modelled with the head upright and wings tucked against the body, incised to define the details, the yellowish green stone with creamy inclusions to the lower body, some red pigmentation remaining to the incised detailing, a small drill hole to the beak for suspending. Provenance: Robert... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2022

A beige jade mythical beast plaque, Shang Dynasty (circa 1500-1050 BC)

Lot 2. A beige jade mythical beast plaque, Shang Dynasty (circa 1500-1050 BC); 6cm (2 3/8in) long. Sold for 8 925 €. Photo Fabrice Gousset. The stylised dragon form with a horned head and upright bifurcated tail, incised to each side with scrolling and linear detailing to accentuate the form, a small pierced drill hole below the head, the stone softly polished. Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris (1901-1981), acquired prior to 1935.Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021). Note: The stylised dragon form with a horned... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2022

A large Neolithic jade ceremonial blade, Neolithic period (4th-2nd millenium BC)

Lot 1. A large Neolithic jade ceremonial blade, Neolithic period (4th-2nd millenium BC); 31.5cm (12 3/8in) long. Sold for 25 000 €. Photo Fabrice Gousset. Of tapering rectangular form, terminating in a pointed blade end, the finely polished stone of dark grey-green hue with rich creamy russet mottled inclusions, a neatly cut circular aperture to the upper section. Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris (1901-1981), acquired prior to 1935.Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021). Note: Jade ge of the Xia, Shang... [Lire la suite]