25 mars 2017

A yellow jade mythical beast, Song-Ming dynasty

Lot 746. A yellow jade mythical beast, Song-Ming dynasty. Estimate 8,20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. worked as a crouching animal with bushy eyebrows and a ridged spine ending in a tail swept up against hindquarters, the head with ears pricked back and bulging eyes below bushy brows, the yellow stone suffused with russet-brown skin to the underside and hind legs. Length 3 3/8  in., 8.5 cm  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art New York, 15 Mar 2017
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25 mars 2017

A grey and russet jade 'Tiger' pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and a carved celadon jade 'Dragon pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th c

Lot 76. A grey and russet jade 'Tiger' pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and a carved celadon jade 'Dragon pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,759 - USD 10,345) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The first pendant is carved in the form of a tiger. The stone is of a pale grey tone with some dark russet inclusions. The second is carved and pierced as an archaistic dragon. The body is coiled and decorated with an incised scrolling motif. The stone is of an even... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2017

A grey and black jade carving of a bixie, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3. A grey and black jade carving of a bixie, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 19,397 - USD 33,622) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The winged beast is boldly carved with a bifurcated tail and ridged spine. The semi-translucent stone is of a light grey and black tone flecked with amber and dark brown inclusions. 3 1/4 in. (8.4 cm.) long Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April 2017, Hong Kong
25 mars 2017

A small white and black jade 'Tiger' pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 2. A small white and black jade 'Tiger' pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000 ((USD 15,518 - USD 23,277) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The dual-toned stone is well carved in the form of a recumbent tiger with a circular aperture through the body for suspension. 1 1/2 in. (4 cm.) long Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April 2017, Hong Kong
25 mars 2017

A russet jade carving of a horse, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1. A russet jade carving of a horse, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). EstimateHKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,345 - USD 15,518) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The stone is boldly carved in the form of a recumbent horse, the material is of a pale caramel tone suffused with russet inclusions. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) long Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April 2017, Hong Kong
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21 mars 2017

An archaistic green jade disk, bi, Qing dynasty

Lot 2008. An archaistic green jade disk, bi, Qing dynasty. Estimate USD 40,000 ~ 60,000. Sold for US$ 43,750 (€40,501). Photo: Bonhams. Carved on both sides, the disk centers on an aperture delimited by a plain border, encircled by a wide interior band of circular studs arranged in a grid, surrounded by an outer band decorated with four taotie masks linked by archaistic phoenixes, the edge of the disk carved with a inscription in regular script. 9in (22.9cm) diameter Note: A similar... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2017

A greyish-green jade, huan, 2nd-1st millennium BC

Lot 806. A greyish-green jade, huan, 2nd-1st millennium BC. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The thin disc has a large central aperture with very slightly rounded inner wall, and the semi-translucent stone has a satiny polish. Together with a mottled brown and beige jade disc, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC), the semi-translucent stone has some cloudy opaque alteration on one side. 3 7/8 and 3 3/8 in. (9.8 and 8.5 cm.) diam. Provenance: The Erwin Harris Collection,... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2017

An early yellowish olive-green and brown jade handle-form carving, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC)

Lot 805. An early yellowish olive-green and brown jade handle-form carving, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC). Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The flat handle-form carving is slightly waisted between two incised lines below the truncated conical tip, while the somewhat tapered end is slightly beveled and pierced with a bi-conical hole. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long Provenance: The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, by 1995. Note: This jade handle-form carving is of the... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2017

A yellowish olive-green and brown jade claw-shaped pendant, Northwest China, possibly Korea, 3rd-2nd millennium BC

Lot 804. A yellowish olive-green and brown jade claw-shaped pendant, Northwest China, possibly Korea, 3rd-2nd millennium BC. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Of thick, rounded claw shape, the pendant is pierced from both sides at the broad end. 2 ½ in. (6 cm.) long Provenance: The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, by 1995. Christie's. The Harris Collection: Important Early Chinese Art, 16 March 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center
16 février 2017

Three small jade animal plaques, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th-10th century BC

Lot 803. Three small jade animal plaques, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th-10th century BC. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. One is a thin, pale greyish-white recumbent bird with hooked beak, circular eyes and notched tail with beveled edge. The second is a thin yellowish-white and brown crouching tiger with trapezoidal eyes, C-scroll ear and tiny holes drilled through the mouth and curled tail. The third is a dark greyish-green crouching deer with backward-turned head, and... [Lire la suite]