16 avril 2017

A white jade 'Toad and Crab' brush washer, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 3712. A white jade 'Toad and Crab' brush washer, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 6.5 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 62,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of rectangular section, the shallow flaring sides resting on four bracket-shaped feet, worked to the interior in high relief with a crab confronting a crouching toad, the stone of an even white tone, wood stand Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 1st December 2009, lot 2028 (part lot). Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2017

A white jade 'Double Gourd' ink palette, 17th century

Lot 3711. A white jade 'Double Gourd' ink palette, 17th century, 9.8 cm, 3 7/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 100,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   well worked in the form of a flattened double gourd, the walls of the vessel with shallow incurved sides, depicted borne on gnarled branches issuing leaves and two small double gourds, the branches rendered extending along the sides and reverse of the palette, the stone of a pale greyish-white colour with light beige inclusions... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2017

A white jade figure of a mythical beast, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3715. A white jade figure of a mythical beast, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 7 cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   worked recumbent with legs tucked underneath its body and the tail curled alongside its rear haunches, the single-horned head turned sharply backwards looking at its knopped spine, the face detailed with large rounded eyes beneath curled eyebrows, funnel-shaped ears, flaring nostrils and a wide grinning mouth, the stone of an even... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

A superb inscribed Suzhou white jade 'Zigang' pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3717. A superb inscribed Suzhou white jade 'Zigang' pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 5.7 cm, 2 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the oval pebble exquisitely worked in low relief, one face depicting a seated lady playing the flute in a fenced garden with a phoenix dancing on the rocky ledge above, the reverse inscribed with a poetic inscription and signed Zigang, pierced with a small aperture at the top for attachment, the stone of... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2017

A finely carved inscribed archaistic white jade 'yi zisun' plaque, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

     Lot 3714. A finely carved inscribed archaistic white jade 'yi zisun' plaque, mark and period of Qianlong  (1736-1795), 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,125,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the lustrous white stone finely reticulated as a disc enclosing a pair of dragons with contorted bodies flanking a ring dividing the three characters of the phrase, yi zisun ('to benefit our sons and grandsons'), below a figure seated on the... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

An imperially inscribed white jade 'Tea poem' bowl and cover, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3713. An imperially inscribed white jade 'Tea poem' bowl and cover, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 11.2 cm, 4 3/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,125,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, faintly incised to the interior with a central medallion enclosing fruiting and flowering branches of finger citron, prunus and pine, all encircled by a ruyi band repeated at the rim, the exterior... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2017

A finely carved white jade 'dragon' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3710. A finely carved white jade 'dragon' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 10.7 cm, 4 1/4  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,375,000  HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the rounded sides rising from a flat base and sweeping up to an incurved rim, intricately worked to the exterior in high relief depicting five ferocious five-clawed dragons writhing and swooping amongst swirling clouds in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', their scaly bodies extending to muscular legs terminating in... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2017

A white jade carving of a qilin, mid-Qing dynasty

Lot 164. A white jade carving of a qilin, mid-Qing dynasty, 3 in. (8 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,927 - USD 19,390). Price realised HKD 200,000 (USD 25,854) © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. The stone is finely carved in the round with a recumbent single-horned qilin, grasping a lingzhi spray in its mouth. The stone is of an even white tone with concentrated areas of pale russet. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2017

A carved russet and white jade ‘chilong’ disc, bi, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644)

Lot 166. A carved russet and white jade ‘chilong’ disc, bi, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644), 4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,927 - USD 19,390). Price realised HKD 112,500 (USD 14,543) © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. The disc is carved in high relief with two kui dragons, the reverse carved with ruyi-heads and dot motifs. The stone is of a yellowish-beige tone with minor mottling and some russet and grey inclusions. Christie's. The... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2017

A dark spinach-green jade cong, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC)

Lot 167. A dark spinach-green jade cong, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC), 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 19,390 - USD 33,610). Price realised HKD 187,500 (USD 24,238) © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. The thick-sided square-section facetted exterior is left undecorated, terminating in a short circular foot and mouth, the interior aperture of characteristic circular section, the highly polished stone of an attractive mottled dark sea-green tone.  ... [Lire la suite]