22 janvier 2021

A small celadon and russet jade sword or dagger guard, Han Dynasty or later

Lot 418. A small celadon and russet jade sword or dagger guard, Han Dynasty or later; 2 1/4in (5.7 cm) across. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,500. Sold for US$ 2,805 (€ 2,307). Courtesy Bonhams. Of trapzoidal outline, one side carved with c-scrolls forming a taotie within a beaded edge, the other side with a single striding chilong also within a beaded edge. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Bonhams. Fine Chinese and Japanese Works of Art Part II, 14 Dec 2020, Los Angeles ... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2021

A large archaistic white jade sword or dagger guard, Western Han Dynasty or later

Lot 417. A large archaistic white jade sword or dagger guard, Western Han Dynasty or later; 3 1/2in (8.8cm) across. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 1,800. Sold for US$ 2,805 (€ 2,307). Courtesy Bonhams. Of trapzoidal outline, one side carved with a large taotie within a beaded edge, the other side with two coiling chilong amidst cloud-form scrolling. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Note: For a Western Han prototype with similar decoration to one side, see Jades from the Tomb of the King... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2021

A pale celadon-gray Jade Hare pendant, Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 1045 BC – 771 BC)

Lot 413. A pale celadon-gray Jade Hare pendant, Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 1045 BC – 771 BC); 2in (4.5cm) long. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000. Sold for US$ 3,187 (€ 2,621). Courtesy Bonhams. The flattened animal shown in profile with large ears raised and the large eyes simply delineated, pierced at the hind-quarters, a groove running along the underside of the belly and legs. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Note: For a calcified jade example dated to the late Shang or early Western... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2021

A 'yellow' jade slender tapering jade pendant, Early Shang Dynasty or later

Lot 412. A 'yellow' jade slender tapering jade pendant, Early Shang Dynasty or later; 3 1/2in (9cm) long. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,500. Sold for US$ 7,650 (€ 6,292). Courtesy Bonhams. The semi abstract carving can be read as beaked bird-form or if inverted as a snub-nosed fish with gills and lower fins highlighted, the jade of attractive 'yellow' tone and with soft carving and smooth polish, a pierced hole at the narrow end. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Note: Whilst serving a... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2021

A 'yellow' jade salamander pendant, Shang Dynasty (1600–1046 BC)

Lot 410. A 'yellow' jade salamander pendant, Shang Dynasty (1600–1046 BC); 2 5/8in (6.6cm) long. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,800. Sold for US$ 2,805 (€ 2,307). Courtesy Bonhams. The realistically carved animal of flattened form with rounded upper surface and flat lower surface, the four legs evenly-spaced to the sides and with a furrowed tail curling to one side, softly carved details and polished surface, the underside with more-evident angular geometric cutting strokes. Property from the Estate of Robert... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2021

A celadon jade recumbent camel, Song-Ming Dynasty (960-1644)

Lot 424. A celadon jade recumbent camel, Song-Ming Dynasty (960-1644); 2 1/4in (5.8 cm) wide. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 18,000. Sold for US$ 12,750 (£ 9,294). Courtesy Bonhams. Of slightly curving form, the camel kneeling and looking back over its right shoulder, the humps naturalistically leaning, the hooves, mane and beard of the animal neatly delineated, the stone with natural brown veining primarily to the reverse side, pierced vertically for suspension. Note: For another Song/Ming Dynasty brown... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2021

A celadon and gray jade 'Archers-thumb-ring' formed pendant, Western Han Dynasty (202 BC-AD 9)

Lot 126. A celadon and gray jade 'Archers-thumb-ring' formed pendant, Western Han Dynasty (202 BC-AD 9); 2in (5cm) across. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 4,000. Sold for US$ 20,312 (£ 14,806). Courtesy Bonhams. Of unusual semi-arched form pierced with a cylindrical opening suggestive of an 'archer's thum ring, and carved in low relief to the upper section with a striding chilong coiling around the cylindrical opening, the underside with a cursory scroll design. Note: For a somewhat similar... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2021

A spinach-green jade dragon alms bowl, Qing dynasty

Lot 126. A spinach-green jade dragon alms bowl, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 7in (17.8cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 3,500. Sold for US$ 20,312 (£ 14,806). Courtesy Bonhams. Of compressed globular form, with the deep rounded sides carved with a continuous design of a single striding dragon chasing a 'flaming pearl', amid lingzhi-shaped clouds, The foot carved as a swirling concentric wave, the stone of a deep-green tone with small black and russet inclusions. Provenance: Anunt Hengtrakul,... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2021

A delicate carved jade handled libation cup, Western Han dynasty or later

Lot 136. A delicate carved jade handled libation cup, Western Han dynasty or later; 5 5/8in (14.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000. Sold for US$ 15,300 (€ 12,643). Courtesy Bonhams. The cylindrical body rising from a tall foot, the exterior shallowly incised with C-scrolls and stylized chilong, the shoulder with a ring handle, the jade of pale green tone with russet patch. Bonhams. Fine Chinese and Japanese Works of Art Part I, 14 Dec 2020, Los Angeles  
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10 janvier 2021

Two jade cong, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier

Lot 31. Two jade cong, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier; The larger, 43⁄8 in. (11.1 cm.) high, cloth boxes. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each cong has flat sides and a shallow collar at each end. One stone is of mottled brown and greyish-green tone, the other is of reddish-orange and pale green tone.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: The Irving Collection, New York, by... [Lire la suite]