31 mai 2020

A jade 'mask' 'fish' pendant, probably Neolithic period, Liangzhu period (3400–2250 BC)

Lot 5087. A jade 'mask' 'fish' pendant, probably Neolithic period, Liangzhu period (3400–2250 BC); 7.6 cm, 3 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Sold for 25,000 HKD (2,958 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. worked in the form of a fish with circular eyes and picked out with a meticulously incised curved band dividing the eyes and the body, the exquisite incisions echoed on one side of the fish's body with a stylised monster face accentuated with well-defined eyes enclosing circular... [Lire la suite]

31 mai 2020

Three archaic jade blades, Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC)

Lot 5033. Three archaic jade blades, Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC); 8.3 to 14 cm, 3 1/4  to 5 1/2  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Sold for 25,000 HKD (2,958 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. each of tapering rectangular or trapezoidal form with gently bevelled edges and plain sides, the polished mottled deep green and the buff-toned blades drilled with a circular aperture at one end, the greyish-green blade with a concave groove on one side. ... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

Two archaic jade scabbard slides, Warring States period (475–221 BC)

Lot 5057. Two archaic jade scabbard slides, Warring States period (475–221 BC); 6.2 and 9 cm, 2 1/2  and 3 1/2  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Sold for 40,000 HKD (4,733 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. each of rectangular form, the larger slide carved neatly and densely in low relief with raised bosses, the smaller carved to the top with two raised fillets, the underside with a rectangular loop.  Provenance: An important Asian collection, acquired in the 1980s or earlier. ... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

A jade 'toothed animal mask' ornament and a green jade 'face' pendant, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 5004. A jade 'toothed animal mask' ornament and a green jade 'face' pendant, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 8.4 cm, 3 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Sold for 47,500 HKD (5,177 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of generous proportions, the thick blade tapering at one end and outlined with rounded edges, one side with a concave groove marked with concentric rings, the lustrous stone of a pale greyish-beige colour accentuated with brown and white... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

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

Lot 5123. A celadon jade 'bird' amulet, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 4.3 cm, 1 5/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Sold for 50,000 HKD (5,916 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted with bulging eyes and flanked by a pair of wide angular wings, the body subtly worked with a horizontal groove above three vertical concave bands simulating tail feathers, the reverse pierced with an aperture for suspension, the stone of a warm yellowish-celadon colour. ... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

An archaic black and russet jade blade, Neolithic period

Lot 5077. An archaic black and russet jade blade, Neolithic period; 25.4 cm, 10 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Sold for 62,500 HKD (7,395 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular blade tapering towards a curved cutting edge gently bevelled on one side, pierced with two circular holes on one end, the polished stone of dark brown tone with buff and russet striations. Provenance: An important Asian collection, acquired in the 1980s or earlier. ... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2020

An archaic jade axe and an archaic jade blade, Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC)

Lot 5062. An archaic jade axe and an archaic jade blade, Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC); 11.9 and 14.4 cm, 4 1/4  and 5 5/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Sold for 62,500 HKD (7,395 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the first of trapezoidal form and subtly and crisply worked with bevelled edges, the stone of a rich moss-green colour variegated with white and black inclusions, pierced with two conjoined circular apertures; the other similarly worked from a... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

An archaic jade 'dragon' ornament, xi, Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD)

Lot 5066. An archaic jade 'dragon' ornament, xi, Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD); 10.4 cm, 4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000HKD. Sold for 75,000 HKD (8,874 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of flat crescent shape, delicately carved in openwork as a dragon in profile with its head depicted with a circular eye, an open jaw and a curled crest, its body tapering to a backward curving tail, the stone of celadon tone with areas of calcification. Provenance: An important Asian collection,... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2020

A brown and black jade cong, Neolithic period, probably Liangzhu culture

Lot 5021. A brown and black jade cong, Neolithic period, probably Liangzhu culture (3400–2250 BC); 6.4 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Sold for 100,000 HKD (16,269 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section with a central aperture, the stone of a mottled greenish-celadon colour with dark brown patches, wood stand. Provenance: The Huai Qin Ge Collection, acquired during the 1960s to 1980s.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1st June 2017, 353. ... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

A yellowish-green and brown jade disc, huan, probably Shang dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 5010. A yellowish-green and brown jade disc, huan, probably Shang dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE); 13.3 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Sold for 175,000 HKD (20,706 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular form with a central aperture, the stone of a mottled celadon colour with dark brown patches. Provenance: Collection of Li Xinzhai (1901-1988).The Huai Qin Ge Collection, acquired in Hong Kong in 1978.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1st June 2017, lot 310.  ... [Lire la suite]