18 septembre 2021

A pale celadon jade lobed cup, Ming dynasty

Lot 49. A pale celadon jade lobed cup, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Width 4⅜ in., 11.2 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the eight-lobed floriform sides rising from a conforming pedestal foot, the sides set with a pair of archaistic scroll handles each incised at the top with a beast mask, the rim finely incised with a keyfret band, the highly polished translucent stone a pale celadon tone with natural inclusions. Property from the Junkunc Collection ... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2021

A rare Liangzhu-style beige jade cong

Lot 50. A rare Liangzhu-style beige jade cong. Width 3 in., 7.7 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the cylindrical central shaft abutted by four hollow square shafts rising along its sides, each square shaft carved with concave and convex bands with faint traces of two registers of taotie masks with incised lines and eyes, the calcified stone with russet and white variegation. Property from the Junkunc Collection Provenance: Collection of Stephen... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2021

A rare pale gray and russet jade bracelet, Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 49. A rare pale gray and russet jade bracelet, Western Zhou dynasty. Diameter 2¾ in., 7 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of cylindrical form with one end straight cut and the other end delicately polished to a concave bevel along the interior rim, the exterior sides finely incised with a continuous wavy band edged in fine double lines and with an additional double line coursing along the center, a double-lined oval carved in the negative space within each U-shaped... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2021

A beige and russet jade bixie, Han - Six Dynasties

Lot 46. A beige and russet jade bixie, Han - Six Dynasties. Length 2¾ in., 7 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 prowling with the body lowered and turned slightly to the right, the right foreleg drawn back and the other three legs pushing the body forward, the spine and muscular torso twisting in concert with the movement, the contours mimicked by the wings issuing from the shoulders and laying flat against the back, the ferocity of the beast conveyed through the protruding chest... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2021

A stone axe, Neolithic period

Lot 45. A stone axe, Neolithic period. Length 5½ in., 14.1 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of circular form pierced with a central aperture, densely carved to both sides with spiral patterns enclosed within line borders, the stone a deep hunter-green streaked with russet and areas of calcification. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, February 1997. Collection of Jacob and Mary Stein. Christie's New York, 20th-21st March 2014, lot 2005. ... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2021

A dark green jade bi disc, Late Warring States period-Western Han dynasty

Lot 44. A dark green jade bi disc, Late Warring States period-Western Han dynasty. Diameter 6½ in., 16.5 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of circular form pierced with a central aperture, densely carved to both sides with spiral patterns enclosed within line borders, the stone a deep hunter-green streaked with russet and areas of calcification. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, April 1993. Collection of Jacob and Mary Stein. Christie's New York,... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2021

An olive-Green and calcified Jade Praying Mantis pendant, Shang dynasty or later

Lot 137. An olive-Green and calcified Jade Praying Mantis pendant, Shang dynasty or later; 2 7/8in (7cm) long. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The stylized mantis shown with conical body neatly delineated with ridged scrolls forming the wings and simple channels to highlight the two large forelegs, a short neck and simply formed head with large relief eyes, one side almost entirely calcified, pierced through the forelegs for suspension, traces of red pigment. ... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2021

An elegant semi-translucent olive-green nephrite jade Disc, bi, Western Han dynasty (202 BC–9 AD)

Lot 145. An elegant semi-translucent olive-green nephrite jade Disc, bi, Western Han dynasty (202 BC–9 AD); 9 1/8in (23.1cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Finely carved on both sides with an inner band of facetted bosses in a network of regular narrow grooves under a wide band of four taotie masks with long horns and and interlocking snake-like bodies, the two friezes separated by a narrow twisted rope band repeated next to the small central... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2021

A spinach jade Mughal-style chrysanthemum bowl, Late Qianlong-Jiaqing period, 1780-1820

Lot 173. A spinach jade Mughal-style chrysanthemum bowl, Late Qianlong-Jiaqing period, 1780-1820; 6 7/8in (17cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Thinly carved as a chrysanthemum blossom with three bands of narrow petals radiating from a stylized seed pod at the center well, supported on a flaring petal-form foot, the translucent green stone with pale green streaks and black inclusions. Provenance: Roger Keverne Ltd., November 28, 2001. Note: For a jade... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2021

A cloisonné enamel tripod censer, li, Ming Dynasty, First half of the 16th century

Lot 175. A cloisonné enamel tripod censer, li, Ming Dynasty, First half of the 16th century; 4 1/2 x 4 1/2in (11.4 x 11.4cm). Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Decorated with clusters of deep purple grapes on a scrolling vines with deep green leaves and blue florets on a white ground. Provenance: Roger Keverne Ltd., London, 28 June 1999 Note: For two similarly decorated cloisonné censers, li, with grape vine decoration, one with a white ground, see... [Lire la suite]