13 janvier 2023

Ming dynasty Jade sold at Sotheby's, CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 2 November 2022

Lot 464. A pair of celadon jade figure of mythical beasts, Ming dynasty or earlier; l. 9.7 cm. Lot sold: 277,200 GBP (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's.   Lot 486. A celadon jade figure of Xuanwu, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); h. 10.7 cm. Lot sold: 113,400 GBP (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's.   Lot 468. An archaistic celadon and russet jade 'chilong' rhyton, gong, Ming dynasty... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2023

An archaistic celadon jade waterpot, Song – early Ming dynasty

Lot 217. An archaistic celadon jade waterpot, Song – early Ming dynasty; d. 5.2 cm. Lot sold: 13,860 HKD (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD). © 2022 Sotheby's. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 2 November 2022
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10 janvier 2023

Ming dynasty jades sold at Sotheby's, Monochrome, London, 2 November 2022

Lot 255. A grey and black jade 'dragon' plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); Length 11.4 cm, 4½ in. Lot sold: 5,040 GBP (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Lot 256. A set of eighteen white jade 'dragon' belt plaques, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); Width of the largest 5.6 cm, 2¼ in. Lot sold: 37,800 GBP (Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. During the Ming dynasty, only officials of the first rank were entitled to wear belts... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2023

Antique jade sold at Sotheby's, CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 2 November 2022

Lot 452. A grey and brown jade notched disc, Shang dynasty; d. 9 cm. Lot sold: 50,400 HKD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD). © 2022 Sotheby's. Lot 452. A grey and brown jade notched disc, Shang dynasty; d. 14.5 cm. Lot sold: 81,900 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © 2022 Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in November 1983.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1st June 2017, lot 317. Lot 455. A greyish celadon jade ‘rabbit’... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2023

A white and russet jade figure of two deers, Liao dynasty

Lot 479. A white and russet jade figure of two deers, Liao dynasty (907-1125); l. 5.8 cm. Lot sold: 35,280 HKD (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD). © 2022 Sotheby's. Sotheby's. China/5000 Years, Hong Kong, 25 November 2022
30 décembre 2022

A superbly carved and extremely rare celadon jade 'dragon' foliate cup, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 253. A superbly carved and extremely rare celadon jade 'dragon' foliate cup, Song dynasty (960-1279). Length 14.5 cm, 5¾ in. Lot sold: £126,000 (Estimate: £100,000 - 150,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. the base incised with two characters in seal script reading Xuanhe. Note: Elongated silver and gold vessels with foliate lobes, taking inspiration from the form of bowls imported from Central Asia and Iran, first became popular in China during the Tang dynasty (618-907). Highly tactile and... [Lire la suite]

23 décembre 2022

A white jade 'lion' plaque, Tang dynasty

Lot 247. A white jade 'lion' plaque, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 4.5 cm, 1¾ in. Lot sold: 30,240 GBP (Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. depicting a crouching lion in well modelled relief, a vertical hole running through the back the to the chest of the animal, the stone of a pearly white tone. Provenance: Chung Wah Pui, Hong Kong, 27th October 1993. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 25:4. ... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2022

A jade recumbent horse, Tang-Liao dynasty (618-1125)

Lot 246. A jade recumbent horse, Tang-Liao dynasty (618-1125). Length 4.7 cm, 1⅞ in. Lot sold: 15,120 GBP (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. unusually carved with simple linear outlines and angular shapes, the stone of a grey-white tone, pierced with a hole through the centre of the animal's back for suspension or fastening as a toggle. Provenance: Luen Chai Curios, Hong Kong, 1st February 1988. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2022

A jade dragon pendant, Shang dynasty

Lot 159. A jade dragon pendant, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC). Length 10.3 cm, 4 in. Lot sold: 60,480 GBP (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. the arc-shaped pendant carved from a thin slice of ochre-brown jade, incised on both sides to represent a dragon, with traces of cinnabar, the slightly splayed 'tail' and inner edge sharpened like a blade, the open mouth with a single hole for attachment. Provenance: Collection of Mr and Mrs Richard C. Bull.Sotheby's New... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2022

A small jade reptile, Shang dynasty

Lot 158 A small jade reptile, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC). Length 6.8 cm, 2⅝ in. Lot sold: 18,900 GBP (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. carved from a thin slice of grey-green jade with notches to suggest the horns, eyes and limbs of a lizard, tapering to a pointed tail. Provenance: Collection of Mr and Mrs Richard C. Bull.Sotheby's New York, 6th December 1983, lot 126. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the... [Lire la suite]