17 avril 2019

A russet jade pendant, huang, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period

Lot 3425. A russet jade pendant, huang, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 12.4 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (38,643 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's the arc-shaped pendant with crisp edges and bordered along the upper and lower edges with thin bands, both sides worked with spiralling scrollwork, the top of the arch and each end of the pendant pierced with an aperture, the stone of a variegated green colour accentuated... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2019

A celadon and russet jade figure of a beast, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 3443. A celadon and russet jade figure of a beast, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 10.3 cm, 4 in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD (45,084 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's depicted crouching on all fours and terminating in a long tapering tail curling upwards at the end, the muscular contours of the horned beast, possibly a stylised tiger, superbly rendered with rounded outlines, incised overall with double-line scrollwork, the prominent snout rendered... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A celadon and russet jade figure of an owl, Shang dynasty

Lot 3416. A celadon and russet jade figure of an owl, Shang dynasty; 3.5 cm, 1 3/8  in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD (45,084 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's worked in the round and depicted standing on its feet with the head held high and accentuated with a pair of raised round eyes and sharp hooked beak, the breast rendered rounded and decorated with elaborate plumage, further portrayed with a pair of wings curving to the back of the figure above a... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A Russet Jade 'Dragon' Pendant, Late Shang – early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 3413. A Russet Jade 'Dragon' Pendant, Late Shang – early Western Zhou dynasty; 7 cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD (48,304 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's  the flat stone cut and worked in the form of a stylised dragon in profile, its body incised with square scrolls terminating in a curled tail, the head turned to one side and detailed with almond-shaped eyes, scrolled horns and an upturned snout, perforated with a small aperture, the stone of... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A pale celadon jade raft, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3458. A pale celadon jade raft, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 17.7 cm, 7 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 562,500 HKD (72,456 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. worked in the form of a long sampan boat with a curved woven canopy, with a deer and a crane seated recumbent at the prow, the bird clutching a leafy spray of peaches in its beak, at the rear a figure standing in long robes and a straw hat beside a basket of flowers, the hands raised steering a long paddle... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

A pale celadon jade 'Hero' arrow head, 17th century

Lot 3722. A pale celadon jade 'Hero' arrow head, 17th century; 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the tubular pebble hollowed and worked in the round, depicting an eagle standing atop a crouching bear, the bird finely detailed with folded wings and neat feathers, below a horizontal ropetwist fillet and cap, the stone of an even pale celadon tone. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 April 2019 ... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2019

A celadon jade ceremonial axe, qi, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 3422. A celadon jade ceremonial axe, qi, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 15.3 cm, 6 in. Estimate 100,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD (USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of trapezoidal form, with a flat butt end flaring outwards to a bevelled curved cutting edge, each of the long sides similarly bevelled and outlined with projections formed with teeth flanked by a pair of notches, the butt pierced with an aperture, the stone of a yellowish olive-green colour... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

A yellow and russet jade figure, Song dynasty or earlier

 Lot 3415. A yellow and russet jade figure, Song dynasty or earlier; 6.2 cm, 2 3/8  in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (96,608 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. worked in the round as a figure standing on his left leg with the right tucked behind and hands clasped together before him, the shoulder surmounted with a rudimentary outline of a bird, the figure portrayed dressed in a long robe with a belt secured around his waist, the stone of a pale celadon colour with... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

A superb white jade 'crane' brush washer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3406. A superb white jade 'crane' brush washer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13.7 cm.,  5 3/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 775,000  HKD (99,828 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well hollowed to form a coup, the recumbent bird with wings folded on either side and clawed legs tucked underneath the body, its long neck curled backwards with head rested atop, carved with rounded eyes, a long pointed beak and an oval stippled crown, its body... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

An extremely rare white and russet jade 'Kneeling figure', Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

  Lot 3412. An extremely rare white and russet jade 'Kneeling figure', Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 4 cm, 1 5/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD (128,810 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted with the face held high and looking almost upwards, the figure rendered kneeling with the body upright and the hands resting on the knees, portrayed with large eyes, a broad nose and a prominent chin, flanked by a pair of large ears, the arms, back and thighs... [Lire la suite]