22 juillet 2020

A rare spinach green jade ‘peach’ vase, meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2853. A rare spinach green jade ‘peach’ vase, meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 10 in. (25.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The vase is superbly carved on the exterior with a broad band of peach fruits and leaves borne on gnarled branches on the body. The shoulder is carved with four of the Bajixiang ‘Eight Buddhist Emblems’ enclosed within ruyi heads, separated by plantain... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2020

An archaistic white and russet jade fanggu-form vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2852. An archaistic white and russet jade fanggu-form vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 8.¾ in. (22.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The vase is based on the archaic bronze form, carved in low relief with archaistic animal taotie masks on each side. The neck with slender upright leaves, and pendent leaves around the foot. The stone is of a white tone with occasional russet inclusions, box. ... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2020

A white jade pouch-form vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2851. A white jade pouch-form vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The vase is carved in the form of a pouch supported on cresting waves. It is tied around the opening with a ribbon, bundled together with stalks of millet and flowers, with a jagged rock flanked to one side., zitan stand. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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22 juillet 2020

A carved white jade ‘landscape’ boulder, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2849. A  carved white jade ‘landscape’ boulder, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6.½ in. (16.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 937,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The carver skilfully created the idealised landscape scenes from natural stone. The boulder is of rounded triangular form resembling a mythical rocky landscape. It is finely carved in relief with two bearded immortals holding baskets of lingzhi fungus and peaches walking through... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2020

A celadon jade ‘chicken’ box and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 2885. A celadon jade ‘chicken’ box and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619); 3. 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The top of the canted rectangular cover is carved with a floral cartouche enclosing a rooster and a hen amongst floral branches in a landscape, all reserved on a diaper ground. The curved sides of the cover and the box are decorated with lingzhi, encircled by keyfret bands at... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2020

A reticulated white jade ‘taotie’ belt hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 2884. A reticulated white jade ‘taotie’ belt hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 2 in. (5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 425,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The shaft is carved and pierced in the form of a taotie mask, the hook terminating in a dragon head. The circular stud on the underside is carved with a chilong roundel. The stone is of a lustrous, milky white tone with small areas of russet, box. ... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2020

A jade dagger-axe, ge, Shang Dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC)

Lot 2883. A jade dagger-axe, ge, Shang Dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC); 13. 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The dagger-axe has bevelled edges and a medial ridge on both sides, box. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 27 May 1987. Note: Compare to a jade dagger-axe of similar size, also dating to the Shang period, formerly in the Yangdetang Collection, sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 29 November... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2020

China Guardian Hong Kong's "Objects of Desire: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art" achieves US $1.28M

  HONG KONG.- China Guardian Hong Kong July Auction 2020 “Objects of Desire: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art” completed with outstanding results, achieving nearly HK$ 10 million, and received heated online and offline bidding.Mr. Wang Jing, General Manager of Ceramics and Works of Art of China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd, says, “This is the first auction of China Guardian (Hong Kong) this year. We stood together to serve our clients who were not unable to attend our auctions in HK, by offering online and offline... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2020

A rare archaic jade 'rhinoceros' plaque, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 114. A rare archaic jade 'rhinoceros' plaque, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC); 12.7 cm, 5 . Estimate HKD 500,000 — 700,000. Price realised HKD 1,250,000 . Courtesy Sotheby's.  worked in the form of a crouching rhinoceros with an undulating silhouette outlined with defined edges, the head of the beast depicted with a long curling horn tapering to an upturned tip, and portrayed diving far down, further rendered with a prominent and broad... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2020

A rare jade bixie, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 2867. A rare jade bixie, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 3. 1/8 in. (8.2 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The mythical beast is shown crouched low in an attacking stance standing on four sharply clawed feet. Its head is slightly turned to one side as it bares its ferocious teeth and bulging eyes, further detailed to the body with fine incisions and a bifurcated tail, wood  box. Provenance: Ku... [Lire la suite]
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