03 décembre 2018

A black and celadon jade figure of a cicada and a brown jade figure of a bird of prey, Ming dynasty or earlier

Lot 11. A black and celadon jade figure of a cicada and a brown jade figure of a bird of prey, Ming dynasty or earlier; 7 and 5 cm, 2 3/4  and 2 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD (4,795 USD). © Sotheby's. the stylised cicada with extensive black inclusions to one side; the flying bird detailed with incised plumage, rounded eyes and a pointed beak. Provenance: Collection of Emil Hultmark (1872-1943), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]

03 décembre 2018

An archaistic yellowish-celadon jade pendant, huang, Han dynasty or earlier

Lot 4. An archaistic yellowish-celadon jade pendant, huang, Han dynasty or earlier; 9.4 cm, 3¾ in. Estimate 20,000-30,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD (28,771 USD). © Sotheby's. of arched form with a small aperture at each end, the edges of both ends with notches, incised on one side with a stylised dragon, the translucent stone of a yellowish-celadon colour, green fitted box with a Douane Centrale Exportation Paris label on the base. Provenance: A French private collection,... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2018

A pale celadon jade bowl, Qing dynasty

Lot 3. A pale celadon jade bowl, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 14.7 cm, 53⁄4 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 200,000 HKD (25,574 USD). © Sotheby's. finely worked with deep rounded sides and a gently everted rim, supported on a short splayed foot and concave base, the smoothly polished stone of a pale golden-celadon colour with russet streaks; together with a Japanese seto ware tea caddy, finely potted with a spiralling base and slightly rounded sides, covered overall in an... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2018

A white and brown jade reticulated 'Dragon' finial, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1. A white and brown jade reticulated 'Dragon' finial, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 4.6 cm, 1 3/4  in. Estimate: 40,000-60,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD (31,968 USD). © Sotheby's. skilfully reticulated as a sinuous dragon, the mythical beast rendered with incised mane and depicted entwined with dense clusters of floral scrolls, the pale celadon stone with brown inclusions. Provenance: Collection of Hans Öström, Stockholm.Collection of Emil Hultmark (1872-1943), and... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2018

Rare imperial vase leads Bonhams Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale

Rare Imperial Ming-style underglaze-blue and copper-red vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) sold for HK$23,500,000 (US$3,003,514). Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- Bonhams Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art department presented a tightly curated collection across two sales including its bi-annual Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale followed by a single-owner collection of Chinese jades from The Durwin Tang Collection. Taking place on 27 November, the combined total of both sales achieved HK$73,550,000... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2018

An exceptionally rare and important yellow jade 'Heavenly' horse, tianma, Song Dynasty or earlier

Lot 110. An exceptionally rare and important yellow jade 'Heavenly' horse, tianma, Song Dynasty or earlier; 7.6cm (3in) long. Estimate: HK$1,500,000.00 - HK$2,000,000.00 (€ 170,000 - 220,000). Unsold. © Bonhams. The mythical beast deftly carved as a recumbent horse with the right foreleg extended forward and the others tucked alongside with detailed hooves, its head raised in anticipation and the mouth open as if neighing, revealing the teeth, with short oval-shaped ears flanking the crested mane... [Lire la suite]

26 novembre 2018

An exceedingly rare and important white and russet jade carving of a bear, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 108. An exceedingly rare and important white and russet jade carving of a bear, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC- 8 AD); 5.7cm (2 5/16in) long. Estimate: HK$4,000,000.00 - HK$6,000,000.00 (€ 450,000 - 670,000). Sold for HK$ 6,700,000 (€ 752,149). © Bonhams. Powerfully carved in movement, with the right foreleg extended forward, the head slightly tilted to the left, the round eyes gazing forward flanking the nose with small indentations for nostrils, the wide head with incised lines along the edges... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2018

A rare jade carving of a camel, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 8017. A rare jade carving of a camel, Song dynasty (960-1279); 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm.) long. Estimate: HK$1,200,000.00 - HK$1,800,000.00 USD 153,810 - USD 230,715). Unsold. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018. The recumbent animal is depicted with head turned over its back, the face delicately carved, the body characterised by two gently ridged humps and softly polished vertebrae. The stone is of an opaque greyish-brown tone with mottling and dark veining.  Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s New York, 31... [Lire la suite]
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22 novembre 2018

A magnificent large pale greenish-white jade 'prunus' trunk-form brush pot, 18th-19th century

Lot 86. A magnificent large pale greenish-white jade 'prunus' trunk-form brush pot, 18th-19th century; 21cm (8 1/4in) high. Estimate: HK$1,800,000.00 - HK$2,400,000.00 (€ 200,000 - 270,000). Sold for HK$ 4,300,000 (€ 482,723). © Bonhams. Of irregular cylindrical section, the thick-walled scholarly vessel skillfully carved as a section of a gnarled prunus tree trunk, the exterior naturalistically carved around the sides in high relief with blossoming branches growing in different directions, the natural... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2018

The Prince Kung Jade Table Screen. A magnificent Imperial white jade circular table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 90. The Prince Kung Jade Table Screen. A magnificent Imperial white jade circular table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 21cm (8 1/3in) diam. Estimate: HK$4,000,000.00 - HK$5,000,000.00 (€ 450,000 - 560,000). © Bonhams. Of circular form, dexterously carved on one side with a mountainous landscape scene depicting an Immortal holding a peach, facing his attendant carrying two fish, both standing on a ledge above a flowing stream, below a pavilion partially hidden in the mountains, opposite a lofty... [Lire la suite]
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