23 septembre 2022

From Beijing to Versailles, The V.W.S. Collection. A family’s odyssey in the 20th Century at Christie's Paris

Paris –  A breath-taking set of exceptional white and yellow jade artefacts, classical European furniture with some masterpieces of the French 18th century and a selection of Haute-Couture dresses, will be offered on December 13 and 14 by Christie's, with an overall estimate in excess of €7 million. Through the nearly 300 objects, the V.W.S. collection tells the extraordinary story of a family fleeing persecution under the Tsarist Empire in Russia. Spanning styles, geography and historic periods, the... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2022

A jade celadon 'chilong' twin-handled cup, circa 17th century

Lot 627. A jade celadon 'chilong' twin-handled cup, circa 17th century; Hauteur : 5,5 cm. (2 1⁄8 in.) ; Largeur : 13,4 cm. (5 1⁄4 in.). Price Realised EUR 10,710 (Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000). © Christie's 2022 Property from The R.J.S. Collection. Provenance: Acquired on the French art market, Paris, 30 March 1984. Christie's. Five Private Collections. London, 5 July - 19 July 2022
28 août 2022

A small mottled grey jade carving of a horse, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 637. A small mottled grey jade carving of a horse, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); Longueur : 5,6 cm. (2 1⁄4 in.). Price Realised EUR 3,780 (Estimate EUR 3,000 - EUR 5,000). © Christie's 2022 Christie's. Five Private Collections. London, 5 July - 19 July 2022
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28 août 2022

A beige and russet jade carving of a beast, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or later

Lot 628. A beige and russet jade carving of a beast, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or later; Hauteur : 4,5 cm. (1 3⁄4 in.) ; Longueur : 13,8 cm. (5 3⁄8 in.). Price Realised EUR 18,900 (Estimate EUR 2,000 - EUR 3,000). © Christie's 2022 Property from the André Le Gac (1895-1960) Collection. Provenance: Acquired by captain André Le Gac (1895-1960) in China in the 1920s, thence by descent. Christie's. Five Private Collections. London, 5 July - 19 July... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2022

A small yellow and russet jade figure of a bear, possibly Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 645. A small yellow and russet jade figure of a bear, possibly Song dynasty (960-1279); Hauteur : 4,5 cm. (1 3⁄4 in.). Price Realised EUR 6,300 (Estimate EUR 2,000 - EUR 3,000). © Christie's 2022 Christie's. Five Private Collections. London, 5 July - 19 July 2022
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21 août 2022

'Forever Jade. Chinese Jade Miniatures from Four Millennia' at Museum Rietberg, Zurich

Two badgers. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period (1736–1795), 5.2 x 5.1 x 1.7 cm; Museum Rietberg, Zürich; Reinhard J. C. Hoeppli Collection; deposit of the Swiss Confederation, Federal Office of Culture, Berne, acc. no. H 111. Photograph © Felix Streuli Zurich - Softly translucent with a matte luster, silky smooth to the touch yet harder than steel, created by nature and crafted by man – no other material was as beloved in China as jade. The exhibition Forever Jade is a hymn to the Chinese art of jade. It... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2022

A Rare Black and White Jade ‘Chilong’ Washer, Seal Mark and Period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 3330. A Rare Black and White Jade ‘Chilong’ Washer, Seal Mark and Period of Jiaqing (1796-1820). H 9.8cm W 20cm. Sold for HKD 660,000 (Estimate HKD 700,000 - 900,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022  Provenance: 1. Collection of Mr. Pezzoli, Paris, France, 19862. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 7 October 2010, no. 21673. Collection of the Duchamp family, Paris, France. Note: The black nephrite is of a thick, rich, warm jade, with naturalistic black and white textures, and of... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2022

A Rare Yellow Jade ‘Purse’ Pomander, Mid Qing Dynasty

Lot 3312. A Rare Yellow Jade ‘Purse’ Pomander, Mid Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). H 5.3cm. Sold for HKD 228,000 (Estimate HKD 80,000 - 120,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022   Provenance: 1. Collection of Mr. Gérard Wahl-Boyer, Paris, France, 19942. Collection of the Duchamp family, Paris, France. Note: This lot is in the form of an embroidered incense bag with a lotus-shaped belly, the lid and body carved in yellow nephrite, the entire body... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2022

Two jade ornaments, Neolithic period, Qijia culture (c. 2250-1900 BC)

Lot 3078. Two jade ornaments, Neolithic period, Qijia culture (c. 2250-1900 BC); 7 and 15.8 cm. Lot sold: 32,760 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 28 July 2022.
22 mai 2022

A finely carved white jade 'tribute bearers' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3624. A white jade 'dragon' alms bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), later inscribed Qianlong nian zhi mark; h. 13.5 cm. Lot sold 2,646,000 HKD (Estimate : 2,000,000 - 4,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the De An Tang Collection. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd December 1976, lot 731. Christie's Hong Kong, 29th April 2002, lot 557. Literature: Sotheby's Hong Kong – Twenty Years: 1973-1993, Hong Kong, 1993, pl. 512. ... [Lire la suite]