10 juillet 2018

Chinese jade boosts Heritage Auctions' Asian Art Auction to nearly $2.2 million

A Chinese Celadon Jade Ruyi Scepter, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century;16-1/8 inches long (41.0 cm). Sold for $68,750.  DALLAS, TX.- A Chinese Celadon Jade Ruyi Scepter, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century sold for $68,750, nearly doubling its pre-auction estimate, to lead Heritage Auctions' Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction June 29-30 in Beverly Hills, California, to a final total of $2,178,339.25. Measuring 16-1/8 inches long, it is carved from fine light celadon nephrite and is decorated with the Eight... [Lire la suite]

14 juin 2018

A white jade carving of a recumbent horse, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 133. A white jade carving of a recumbent horse, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Longueur: 11 cm. (4 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 15,000 - EUR 20,000. Price realised EUR 55,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Il est représenté couché, ses jambes repliées sous lui. Sa tête aux naseaux saillants regarde devant. Sa crinière et sa queue finement incisées laissent deviner le crin. Christie's. Art d'Asie, Paris, 13 June 2018  
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13 juin 2018

Plaque en jade céladon pâle

Lot 169. Plaque en jade céladon pâle; 22,7 x 27,1 cm, 9 by 10 5/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 30,000 EUR. Lot sold 56,250 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. de forme rectangulaire, une face finement sculptée en plusieurs niveaux de reliefs d'une scène animée par la triade Fulushou dans un paysage rocheux planté d'une pagode, l'autre face sculptée de deux grues parmi les roches escarpées, les pins noueux et une cascade tumultueuse, socle en bois (2). A well-carved pale celadon... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2018

An important and extremely rare imperial yellow jade hanging vase and cover, heting you, Qianlong incised mark and of the period

Lot 2930. An important and extremely rare imperial yellow jade hanging vase and cover, heting you, Qianlong incised four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 6 in (15.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 12,000,000 - HKD 18,000,000. Price realised HKD 18,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd  2018. The vase is in the shape of an archaic bronze you, superbly carved on each side with a ram’s head in high relief, the shoulders flanked by a pair of loop handles enclosing an... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A pale celadon jade figure of a boy, 17th-18th century

Lot 689. A pale celadon jade figure of a boy, 17th-18th century; 6.7 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. portrayed lying on his front and carrying a spray of lotus leaves behind his back, the stone with faint russet veins. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 May 2018.
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04 juin 2018

A grey-jade 'boy and elephant' group, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 618. A grey-jade 'boy and elephant' group, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7.8 cm, 3 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elephant standing foursquare with its head turned towards its left, a boy sitting astride it while holding a treasure vase (bao ping), the stone of a greyish-white colour mottled with icy inclusions. Provenance: The Rothschild Family Collection. Exhibited: 85th Anniversary Exhibition of Chinese Jades from Tang to... [Lire la suite]

04 juin 2018

A pale green and russet jade 'chilong' pendant, 17th-18th century

Lot 16. A pale green and russet jade 'chilong' pendant, 17th-18th century; 8cm (3in) long. Estimate HK$80,000 - 120,000. Sold for HK$ 62,500 (€ 6,786). Courtesy Bonhams. Deftly carved in openwork with a sinuous chilong with a bi-furcated tail, clambering on a curling leaf with a leafy branch of lingzhi fungus grasped in its jaws, the softly polished stone of greenish-white tone with attractive russet inclusions on the leaf. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 29... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A rare white jade 'parrot' peach-shaped cup, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 14. A rare white jade 'parrot' peach-shaped cup, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 10.8cm (4 1/4in) long. Estimate HK$450,000 - 600,000. Sold for HK$ 562,500 (€ 61,080). Courtesy Bonhams. Finely carved and well hollowed as a half peach, borne on a five-petal flowerhead issuing from fruiting and flowering tendrils skilfully carved in openwork and forming the handle, with a large parrot perched next to two peaches, its well-incised wings extended, the stone of an attractive warm white tone finished with a... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A rare white jade openwork ‘dragon’ double-gourd shaped pendant, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3050. A rare white jade openwork ‘dragon’ double-gourd shaped pendant, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 2 7/8 in. (7.1 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The plaque is finely carved in the form of a double-gourd, the upper bulb depicting a bat hovering above a deer, the lower bulb with a scaly four-clawed dragon leaping above waves and rocky outcrop, all against a scroll ground. The double-gourd is... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A small celadon and russet jade tripod censer, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3134. A small celadon and russet jade tripod censer, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 3 1/8 in. (7.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 100,000. Price realised HKD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The bombé-form body is raised on three short conical feet, and is carved around the exterior with two chilong clambering up the sides. The jade is of a pale celadon tone with some russet inclusions. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]