12 décembre 2019

Rare pot à pinceaux en jade vert épinard, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIème siècle, inscription Minh Mang (1820-1841)

Lot 128. Rare pot à pinceaux en jade vert épinard, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIème siècle, de la collection de l'empereur du Vietnam, Minh Mang (1820-1841). Hauteur: 15 cm. (5 5/8 in.). Estimate EUR 150,000 - EUR 250,000. (USD 166,315 - USD 277,192). Price realised EUR 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Il repose sur cinq petits pieds légèrement recourbés. Le pourtour est entièrement sculpté d'une scène animée représentant Shoulao tenant dans ses mains une pêche de longévité... [Lire la suite]

09 décembre 2019

A green jade humanoid mask ornament, Hongshan Culture, circa 4000 -3000 BC

Lot 2705. A green jade humanoid mask ornament, Hongshan Culture, circa 4000 -3000 BC; 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 937,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The humanoid mask is carved with arched brows above almond-shaped eyes and a pointed nose. The reverse is pierced with two apertures for suspension. The stone is of an even green tone with some buff and russet inclusions, box. Provenance: Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Taipei in... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2019

A celadon jade toothed animal mask ornament, Hongshan Culture, circa 4000-3000 BC

Lot 2712. A celadon jade toothed animal mask ornament, Hongshan Culture, circa 4000-3000 BC; 4 15/16 in. (12.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 812,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The well-polished stone is carved and pierced in the form of an animal mask. It is decorated with arched brows, and circular eyes. The details of the face are carefully rendered with thick concave troughs and the bottom of the jade is carved with segmented sections representing the teeth of... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2019

A very rare celadon jade toothed animal mask ornament, Hongshan Culture, circa 4000 -3000 BC

Lot 2708. A very rare celadon jade toothed animal mask ornament, Hongshan Culture, circa 4000 -3000 BC; 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 1,750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The well-polished stone is carved and pierced in the form of an animal mask. It is decorated with arched brows, circular eyes, and horns. The details of the face are carefully rendered with thick concave troughs and the bottom of the jade is carved with segmented sections... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2019

A very rare green jade toothed animal mask ornament, late Hongshan Culture, circa 3500-3000 BC

Lot 2704. A very rare green jade toothed animal mask ornament, late Hongshan Culture, circa 3500-3000 BC; 7 7/8 in. (19.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 10,900,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The well-polished stone is carved and pierced in the form of an animal mask. It is decorated with arched brows, circular eyes, and horns which are carved to the top of the curved protruding ears. The details of the face are carefully rendered with thick concave troughs... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2019

A celadon jade ‘cloud-scroll’ ornament, Hongshan Culture, circa 3500 BC

Lot 2712. A celadon jade ‘cloud-scroll’ ornament, Hongshan Culture, circa 3500 BC; 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 1,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The jade is carved and pierced as a continuous cloud-scroll composed of three inter-connected modular units with subsidiary arched and toothed segments protruding from various joins and corners, with a small pierced aperture to the top. The stone is covered by white alteration, box. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]

09 décembre 2019

A celadon jade bird-form amulet, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 724. A celadon jade bird-form amulet, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 4.8 cm, 1 7/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot Sold 750,000 HKD . © Sotheby's. depicted with bulging eyes and an undercut chin, its body carved in relief with four small triangles simulating the talons. Exhibited: Angus Forsyth and Brian McElney, Jades from China, The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, 1994, cat. no. 14. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2019

A jade carving of a bird-shaped pendant, Hongshan Culture, circa 4000-3000 BC

 Lot 2704. A jade carving of a bird-shaped pendant, Hongshan Culture, circa 4000-3000 BC; 1 7/8 in. (4.6 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 260,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 1,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The flattened pendant is carved in the form of a bird with a rounded head and outspread wings incised with vertical parallel lines. The top of the reverse is pierced with two small circular apertures, box. Provenance: Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Taipei in 1989. ... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2019

A very rare jade bangle, Liangzhu culture, circa 3300-2300 BC

 Lot 2724. A very rare jade bangle, Liangzhu culture, circa 3300-2300 BC; 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 2,375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The bangle is finely incised on the exterior with three evenly spaced animal masks. The stone has been altered into an ivory colour with russet veining and inclusions, box. Provenance: Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Hong Kong in 1993. Note: Liangzhu Culture is a... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2019

A jade four-tiered cong, Liangzhu culture, circa 3300-2300 BC

Lot 2720. A jade four-tiered cong, Liangzhu culture, circa 3300-2300 BC; 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 2,375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The cong is of square cross section surrounding a cylindrically hollowed tube to the centre with rounded square corners, and tapers slightly from top to bottom. The sides are divided into four registers with a stylised mask at each of the four corners, comprising two long bars above a shorter bar and... [Lire la suite]