17 août 2019

A rare pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC

Lot 481. A rare pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 121,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Each side carved in relief with a field of comma spirals set within narrow, raised borders, the translucent stone and of even yellow tone and finely polished, box, stand. Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm E. Mcpherson Provenance: Acquired in the 1980s. Note: A very similarly carved yellow... [Lire la suite]

17 août 2019

A large pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC 

Lot 477. A large pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC; 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Both sides with a plain inner and outer border, with a wide band of faceted comma spirals carved in low relief within an hexagonal criss-cross gridwork set within a striated border, and an outer band carved with outward-facing bovine masks with long, scrolling horns, the pale grey stone with some black and russet... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A tall green and buff jade cong, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-17th century or later 

Lot 1084. A tall green and buff jade cong, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-17th century or later; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The mottled stone shading from blue grey to soft olive and moss green with buff veins and inclusions, the central opening drilled from both sides, satiny polish. Provenance: Acquired in the 1950s-60s.   Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A large partially altered pale greyish-white jade ge-halberd blade, Early Western Zhou dynasty, circa 1200-1100 BC

Lot 1259. A large partially altered pale greyish-white jade ge-halberd blade, Early Western Zhou dynasty, circa 1200-1100 BC, together with an altered grey-green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 3rd millenium BC. Blade 15¾ in. (40 cm.) long, cong 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) square. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With median ridge and softly beveled edges extending to the asymmetrical point, the edges of the blade sharply... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

A rare white and grey jade openwork plaque, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) 

Lot 1087. A rare white and grey jade openwork plaque, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Finely carved with a dragon leaping from waves; together with a glass-mounted metal-backed hand mirror decorated in relief with dragons amidst clouds, the center fitted to hold the present jade plaque. Property of the George Brauel Collection. Note: Compare the carving of the dragon to that seen on a... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2019

A carved yellow jade snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800

Lot 1169. A carved yellow jade snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800; 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Of flattened form with a flat lip and recessed foot surrounded by a foot rim, the narrow sides carved with mask and ring handles, the stone of greenish-yellow tone with a few white and russet inclusions, glass stopper.  Provenance: Roger Mereffrey, Governor of Indochina and French Ambassador to... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2019

A very fine white and russet jade snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800

Lot 1172. A very fine white and russet jade snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800; 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The well-hollowed ovoid bottle very finely carved in relief with a pair of chilong, one with leonine head and one with fenghuang head, writhing amidst swirling clouds and a bat, the stone of even white tone save for two feathery russet patches to one side, coral... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A translucent pale greenish-white jade shallow dish, Jiaqing four-character incised mark and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 1098. A translucent pale greenish-white jade shallow dish, Jiaqing four-character incised mark and of the period (1796-1820); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 170,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The shallow dish with rounded sides flaring gently towards the slightly everted rim, raised on a narrow foot ring. Provenance: Anthony R. Derham Collection. Note: Another Jiaqing-marked jade dish of the same size and shape from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A rare large spinach-green jade marriage bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1140. A rare large spinach-green jade marriage bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 314,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Thick walled and of strong proportions, carved on the exterior with the bajixianginterrupted by a pair of butterfly handles on either side, their leafy wings outstretched and joining a wide reticulated network of interlocked leafy scroll, the interior well carved in deep relief with two fruiting peach... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2019

A magnificent and very rare white jade peach-form brush washer, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1111. A magnificent and very rare white jade peach-form brush washer, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) across. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 902,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Carved in the form of a large peach borne on a thick gnarled branch bearing clusters of leaves enveloping the sides of the vessel, with a large bat on one end carved atop a cluster of lingzhi, and another smaller bat on the opposite side suspending a beribboned wan emblem from its mouth,... [Lire la suite]