04 décembre 2017

A pale celadon and russet jade ‘lotus’ bowl, Song dynasty or later

Lot 3048. A pale celadon and russet jade ‘lotus’ bowl, Song dynasty or later; 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 1,750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The stone of pale green tones with russet veins. The interior with a high relief lotus pod encircled by radiating petals. All is supported on a spreading lotus petal foot carved in low relief, box.  Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2017

The Prince Yunli Jade Boulder. An Imperially-inscribed white and russet jade 'birthday celebration' boulder, 1st half 18th centu

Lot 10. The Prince Yunli Jade Boulder. An Imperially-inscribed white and russet jade 'birthday celebration' boulder, First half of the 18th century, two-character seal mark Chun He. Estimate HK$5,000,000 - 8,000,000 (US$640,000 - 1,000,000). Sold for HK$ 7,900,000 (€851,797). Photo: Bonhams. The attractive even-toned white stone retaining its characteristic russet skin and crisply carved in various relief with one boy proferring a box supporting a bat to another boy floating on a thick cloud and holding aloft a... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2017

Two jade bi discs, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 336. Two jade bi discs, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Estimate 40,000-60,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each worked on both sides with the 'grain' pattern, the stones of a greyish celadon tone with calcified milky inclusions; 15.5 and 15 cm, 6 1/8  and 5 7/8  in. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 nov. 2017, 02:00 PM
24 novembre 2017

A pale green and russet jade 'chilong' water pot, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 7. A pale green and russet jade 'chilong' water pot, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000 (€32,000 - 43,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of compressed globular form with a raised lip, skilfully carved in high relief with three sinuous playful chilongclambering around the exterior above swirling waves, the attractively polished stone of light mottled pale green and russet tone, wood stand. 6.4cm (2 1/2in) wide (2). Provenance: Spink & Son, Ltd., London (label) ... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2017

A rare Imperially-inscribed pale green and russet jade 'three rams' plaque The jade Ming Dynasty, the inscription dated to 1772

Lot 6. A rare Imperially-inscribed pale green and russet jade 'three rams' plaque, The jade Ming Dynasty, the inscription dated to renchen year of the Qianlong reign corresponding to 1772.  Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,200,000 (€86,000 - 130,000). Photo: Bonhams. The front carved in varying levels of relief with a scene of two reclining rams resting on a rocky ledge next to a standing ram looking up at a gnarled branch of pine issuing from a craggy cliff, the reverse skilfully inscribed with the... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2017

A rare archaistic pale green and russet jade 'double-dragon' disc, bi, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 5. A rare archaistic pale green and russet jade 'double-dragon' disc, bi, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€8,600 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened circular form, carved in openwork depicting a dragon chasing its own tail, the body delicately incised with stylised kui dragons and archaistic scrolls, the softly-polished stone of a pale yellow tone suffused with caramel-russet inclusions, box. 11.2cm (4 3/8in) diam. (2). Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 1... [Lire la suite]

24 novembre 2017

A very rare jade disc, bi, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24)

Lot 4. A very rare jade disc, bi, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24). Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€8,600 - 13,000). Sold for HK$ 100,000 (€10,782).  Photo: Bonhams. Crisply carved in relief on both sides with evenly spaced 'grain' pattern, encircled by two narrow raised bands at the inner and outer edges, the inner rim issuing three pointed hooks, the stone of pale yellow tone, fitted box. 9.8cm (4in) diam. Provenance: The Sze Yuan Tang Collection Note: This type... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2017

A very rare grey jade circular box and cover, Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)

Lot 3. A very rare grey jade circular box and cover, Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€22,000 - 32,000). Sold for HK$ 437,500 (€47,172). Photo: Bonhams. The slightly domed cover delicately carved with a whorl motif as the central medallion surrounded by four leaf-shaped petals, further encircled by a border incised with four stylised curling phoenix, all enclosed within narrow raised bands, the sides of the box and cover carved with linked relief spirals, the cover mounted... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2017

A very rare jade figural dragon pendant, Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 1046-771 B.C.E)

Lot 2. A very rare jade figural dragon pendant, Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 1046-771 B.C.E). Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€8,600 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams. The flat plaque finely carved in openwork and well-defined double outlines as a crouching humanoid figure shown in profile, encircled by three dragon heads facing in different directions, the first at the top of the human face, the second forming the arms and trunk of the human body and the third behind the human leg, each depicted with a diamond-shaped eye below... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2017

A rare grey and green jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)

Lot 1. A rare grey and green jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE). Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€22,000 - 32,000). Sold for HK$ 4,660,000 (€502,452). Photo: Bonhams. Of cylindrical square section, each side divided into five registers, each carved with a stylised mask formed by raised bands and finely incised details, the opaque stone of rich pale grey tone suffused with dark olive-green inclusions. 11.1cm (4 1/4in) high Provenance: The Sze Yuan Tang... [Lire la suite]