20 septembre 2019

An opaque jade halberd blade, Ge, Shang dynasty, circa 1400-1100 BC

Lot 811. An opaque jade halberd blade, Ge, Shang dynasty, circa 1400-1100 BC; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The ge has a median rib on both sides interrupted by a single hole drilled from both sides, and the edges of the blade are beveled. The jade is now opaque and of pale buff color, box. Provenance: J. T. Tai Foundation, New York, acquired prior to 1985.Christie's New York, 17 September... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2019

A white and beige jade fish-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 814. A white and beige jade fish-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 2 7/8 in. (7.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The thick pendant is of curved shape, and is finely carved with overlapping petal-form scales on both sides and diamond lozenges on the back. The head is pierced with a hole for suspension. The opaque white jade has an area of beige inclusion on one side.  ... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2019

A dark green jade rabbit-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 817. A dark green jade rabbit-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 1 ¾ in. (4.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The pendant is carved as a recumbent rabbit, and is pierced through the fore paws with a hole for suspension. The jade is of dark green color with areas of white alteration..  Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, 1959.Arthur M. Sackler Collections.Else... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2019

A rare beigeish-yellow jade pendant, Late Spring and Autumn period, 6th-5th century BC

Lot 829. A rare beigeish-yellow jade pendant, Late Spring and Autumn period, 6th-5th century BC; 1 7/8 in. (5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The slightly curved pendant of rectangular shape is carved on top with small dragons reserved on an incised line ground, and is pierced at each end. The semi-translucent jade is of yellowish-beige color.  Provenance: A. W. Bahr and E. H. Bahr Collection, 1963.Arthur... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2019

A rare large mottled brown and greenish-beige jade bird-form pendant, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 820. A rare large mottled brown and greenish-beige jade bird-form pendant, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC; 2 ½ in. (5.9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The pendant is possibly repurposed from a cong and is carved as a bird in flight with outspread wings and tail decorated in intaglio lines. The beak has a bull-nose perforation for suspension. The greenish-beige jade has some brown inclusions... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2019

A large well-carved spinach-green jade 'dragon' washer, 18th-19th century

Lot 937. A large well-carved spinach-green jade 'dragon' washer, 18th-19th century; 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The washer of oval section rises from a flat base to an inverted rim. The exterior is carved in high relief with five dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst dense clouds above rocks and crashing waves rising from the whorl-carved base. The semi-translucent stone is of mottled spinach-green tone... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2019

A rare greenish-yellow jade dragon silkworm pendant, Late Shang-Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-9th century BC

Lot 815. A rare greenish-yellow jade dragon silkworm pendant, Late Shang-Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-9th century BC; 1 7/8 in. (4.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The pendant of curved shape has the head of a bottle-horned dragon and the body of a silkworm and is pierced with one hole at the mouth and another in the tail. The semi-translucent jade is of pale green color with a yellowish tinge.  Provenance: A. W.... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2019

A rare greyish-white jade owl-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 13th-10th century BC

Lot 812. A rare greyish-white jade owl-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 13th-10th century BC; 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The thick pendant is carved as an owl with extended wings as if in flight and seen from above, the features delineated by thin grooved lines on both sides. The beak has a bull-nose perforation for suspension. The semi-translucent stone of greyish-white color has buff... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2019

A rare and large mottled dark green jade alms bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

L0t 844. A rare and large mottled dark green jade alms bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 237,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The deep vessel with thick sides and rounded base is well-carved in high relief on the exterior with seven Buddhas seated in dhyanasana. The stone is of mottled dark green, black and pale-green color.The deep vessel with thick sides and rounded base is well-carved in high relief on the... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

An exceptional and rare beige and brown jade camel, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 205. An exceptional and rare beige and brown jade camel, Tang dynasty (618-907). Width 2 3/8  in., 6 cm. Estimate USD 200,000 — 300,000. Lot sold 620,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. naturalistically carved, the coiled recumbent animal depicted with the long neck elegantly curved to rest its head gently on its fore hump, its face well defined with a lipped mouth, flared nostrils and rounded eyes, its pointed ears swept... [Lire la suite]