23 février 2020

A spinach-green jade bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 59. A spinach-green jade bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15.2cm., 6in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a galleried rim, flanked by a pair of mask handles, the exterior carved in shallow relief with a band of lotus lappets, the domed cover with matching decoration, the stone of an olive-green tone with black flecks. Provenance: Sotheby’s London, 2nd December 1997,... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2020

A pale celadon-white jade carving of a ‘dragon carp', Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 58. A pale celadon-white jade carving of a ‘dragon carp', Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11cm., 4 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. carved leaping from a wave base, the large head with bulging eyes and jaw wide open to reveal its teeth, the stone of well-polished pale celadon tone, wood stand. Provenance: Collection of Peter and Ann Law. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 november 2015, 11:00 AM
23 février 2020

A small celadon jade archaistic pouring vessel, yi, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 55. A small celadon jade archaistic pouring vessel, yi, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 15.2cm., 6in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of rectangular section, the stepped sides extended on one side forming the spout, opposite an archaistic dragon loop handle, all supported on a spreading foot, the body incised with archaistic mythical beasts divided by raised vertical flanges repeated on the foot, the stone of a pale celadon tone. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2020

A pale celadon jade censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 54. A pale celadon jade censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15.2cm., 6in. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the lobed rounded sides rising from a raised foot to a wide everted rim, with four animal mask-ring handles, the domed cover with pierced panels of bats amongst cloud scrolls, surmounted with a chilong finial, the stone of an even pale celadon tone. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 november... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2020

A pale celadon jade carving of a horse and groom, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 305. A pale celadon jade carving of a horse and groom, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Length 7 1/2  in., 19 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 200,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the group exquisitely carved in openwork to depict a bearded groomsman pulling the reigns of a horse standing foursquare, its saddle lying on a slab, the uneven ground surrounded by perforated rocky boulders, the stone of a smooth pale celadon color with some light russet colored... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2020

A well-carved white jade snuff bottle, probably Suzhou, 1750-1850

Lot 1566. A well-carved white jade snuff bottle, probably Suzhou, 1750-1850; 2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 218,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Of flattened form, one main side carved with a long-tailed crested bird on a flowering prunus branch with two lines of verse by the Southern Dynasties poet Lu Kai, followed by one seal reading Shanyue, the reverse left undecorated to highlight the attractive color of the stone, agate... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2020

A spinach-green jade tripod censer and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1505. A spinach-green jade tripod censer and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 218,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The censer raised on three squat legs issuing from monster masks, the demi-globular body well carved in crisp, low relief with an archaistic band of taotie masks, with a pair of loop handles suspending loose rings surmounted by dragon heads, the domed carved also carved... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2020

A fine large white jade dish, 18th century

Lot 1502. A fine large white jade dish, 18th century; 7 3/8 in. (8.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 218,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. With shallow rounded sides flaring to the slightly everted rim, raised on a ring foot, the semi-translucent stone of even, pale greenish-white color, box.  Provenance: Private French collection.S. Marchant & Son, London. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2020

A well-carved white jade peach-form box and cover, 18th century

Lot 1536. A well-carved white jade peach-form box and cover, 18th century; 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) across. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 242,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Well carved as a peach borne on a gnarled, leafy branch, carved as if the branch continues from the sides of the box onto the cover where a bat flitters amidst the leaves, the stone of pale greenish-white tone with fine polish.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2020

A rare pale greenish-white jade mythical beast, longma, 18th century

Lot 1507. A rare pale greenish-white jade mythical beast, longma, 18th century; 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 242,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Well carved as a horse-like creature with patches of scales on the legs depicted as if rising from a sea of turbulent waves while grasping in its mouth the end of the cloth tied around a bundle of scrolls resting atop its back, the stone of even pale greenish-white color with areas of russet... [Lire la suite]