17 février 2019

A rare pale greyish-white jade slender pear-shaped vase, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong incised six-character fanggu mark and of

Lot 805. A rare pale greyish-white jade slender pear-shaped vase, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong incised six-character fanggu mark and of the period (1736-1795); 7 ½ in. (19.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 The slender ovoid body tapering to a tall neck that flares slightly towards the mouth rim, with a pair of mask and loose-ring handles carved on the shoulders and two similar handles on each side of the lower body, the semi-translucent... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2019

A finely carved white jade archaistic rhyton, China, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 804. A finely carved white jade archaistic rhyton, China, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 The lower body carved in relief around the sides with a sweeping, abstract design of a finely detailed, winged dragon, its head forming the base, all below a narrow rope-twist border separating it from a field of small detached scrolls on the upper body, with a narrow key-fret band encircling the shaped rim, the... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A white and russet jade rhyton, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 1081. A white and russet jade rhyton, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 235,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2017 The cup is well-hollowed and carved on the exterior as an upturned makara or dragon with wide open jaws, a finely incised scaly body, sharp claws and scrolling wings, all on a ground of scale pattern below a narrow rope border and a wide band of archaistic bird scrolls, with a narrow band of key fret at the... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2019

A yellow jade « chilong » vase and cover, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 803. A yellow jade « chilong » vase and cover, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 Well carved in relief around the body with a chilong on one side and two smaller chilongon the reverse pursuing a flaming pearl, the neck flanked by a pair of S-shaped handles, the cover with C-shaped finial, the stone with some russet mottling Provenance: Louis Joseph, London, no. 3826 (according to... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A yellowish-green jade ruyi scepter, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 802. A yellowish-green jade ruyi scepter, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 The handle well carved with a dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst clouds, the terminal carved with an archaistic taotie mask, the stone of yellowish green color, hongmu stand. Provenance: P. C. Lu & Sons, Ltd., Hong Kong, 1986.The Irving Collection, no. 462. Note: Yellow jade was highly regarded... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A mottled pale greenish-white and russet jade rectangular pillow, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or later

Lot 801. A mottled pale greenish-white and russet jade rectangular pillow, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or later; 6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 Pierced through the center with a wide circular aperture, the well-polished stone with a large, long fissure across one end, other smaller fissures in the base and traces of a drilling ridge in the center of the aperture, hongmu stand. Provenance: Alice Boney, Tokyo, 1968. The Irving... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2019

A white and russet-stained white jade pillow, possibly Ming dynasty or later

Lot 1664. A white and russet-stained white jade pillow, possibly Ming dynasty or later; 7 1/8 in. (18.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 3,250 © Christie’s Image Ltd 2016 The rectangular pillow has a concave top and a large channel drilled horizontally, and the white stone has large areas of russet color, box. The collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art part I, New York, 17 - 18 March 2016
12 février 2019

A brown and beige jade bronze-form censer, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 712. A brown and beige jade bronze-form censer, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 16th-17th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. Made in the shape of a bronze gui, the censer is raised on a slightly spreading ring foot, and carved on each side with a taotie mask below a band of angular dragon scroll which is interrupted by the pair of handles, each surmounted by an animal mask and with a pendent tab at the bottom.... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A well-carved pale greenish-white jade ewer, 18th century

Lot 710. A well-carved pale greenish-white jade ewer, 18th century; 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 161,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The ewer is raised on an oblong foot and is well carved in relief with an allover design oflingzhi that surrounds four panels of fruiting branches, each bearing two fruit, that represent the sanduo. Peaches, as well as a bat, are depicted in the two ruyi-shaped panels on the broad sides; a branch of finger citron is below the spout; and... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2019

A white jade archaistic pendant with phoenix, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2843. A white jade archaistic pendant with phoenix, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6.8 cm., 2 5/8 in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot Sold 475,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. of flattened rectangular form, carved in openwork with a stylised phoenix, decorated on both sides with finely incised scroll designs, the translucent stone of an even white tone. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1970s. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]