17 février 2017

A greyish-green jade, huan, 2nd-1st millennium BC

Lot 806. A greyish-green jade, huan, 2nd-1st millennium BC. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The thin disc has a large central aperture with very slightly rounded inner wall, and the semi-translucent stone has a satiny polish. Together with a mottled brown and beige jade disc, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC), the semi-translucent stone has some cloudy opaque alteration on one side. 3 7/8 and 3 3/8 in. (9.8 and 8.5 cm.) diam. Provenance: The Erwin Harris Collection,... [Lire la suite]

16 février 2017

An early yellowish olive-green and brown jade handle-form carving, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC)

Lot 805. An early yellowish olive-green and brown jade handle-form carving, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC). Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The flat handle-form carving is slightly waisted between two incised lines below the truncated conical tip, while the somewhat tapered end is slightly beveled and pierced with a bi-conical hole. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long Provenance: The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, by 1995. Note: This jade handle-form carving is of the... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2017

A yellowish olive-green and brown jade claw-shaped pendant, Northwest China, possibly Korea, 3rd-2nd millennium BC

Lot 804. A yellowish olive-green and brown jade claw-shaped pendant, Northwest China, possibly Korea, 3rd-2nd millennium BC. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Of thick, rounded claw shape, the pendant is pierced from both sides at the broad end. 2 ½ in. (6 cm.) long Provenance: The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, by 1995. Christie's. The Harris Collection: Important Early Chinese Art, 16 March 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center
16 février 2017

Three small jade animal plaques, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th-10th century BC

Lot 803. Three small jade animal plaques, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th-10th century BC. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. One is a thin, pale greyish-white recumbent bird with hooked beak, circular eyes and notched tail with beveled edge. The second is a thin yellowish-white and brown crouching tiger with trapezoidal eyes, C-scroll ear and tiny holes drilled through the mouth and curled tail. The third is a dark greyish-green crouching deer with backward-turned head, and... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2017

A small greyish-green jade 'buffalo’, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th-10th century BC

Lot 802. A small greyish-green jade 'buffalo’, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th-10th century BC. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Possibly a necklace closure, the thick plaque is carved as a recumbent water buffalo with legs tucked under the body and head turned to the side, the horns carved in thread relief. The reverse is more cursorily detailed. There is a bull-nose hole below the nose and a bi-conical hole drilled through the body. 1 ¾ in. (4.5 cm.) wide ... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2017

A greyish-green and buff jade cong, 2nd–1st millenium BC

Lot 801. A greyish-green and buff jade cong, 2nd–1st millenium BC. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The cong has plain sides and narrow collars, and much of the greyish-green stone is now opaque and altered to a mottled buff and brown color. 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) wide Provenance: The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, by 1995. Christie's. The Harris Collection: Important Early Chinese Art, 16 March 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center

14 février 2017

A Chinese jade figure of a boy, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 507. From the property of Mary Duchess of Roxburghe. A Chinese jade figure of a boy, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate  400 - 600GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's modelled crouching over a basket, with another small boy on his back, the stone of a pale celadon tone, hardwood stand.  Sotheby's. The Duchess Property & Precious Objects from the Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe London, 27 May 2015
09 février 2017

A carved greenish-yellow jade snuff bottle, Master of the Rocks school, 1740-1860

Lot 412. A carved greenish-yellow jade snuff bottle, Master of the Rocks school, 1740-1860. Estimate USD  5,000 - USD 7,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is carved on one side through the opaque buff and russet 'skin' with the immortal Ma Gu steering a pine tree boat containing a crane, a basket of peaches, and hung with a double gourd. The reverse is undecorated except for a small carving of rocks through a brown patch in the stone above the foot. The narrow sides have mask-and-ring... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2017

Two carved jadeite snuff bottles, 1800-1900

Lot 356. Two carved jadeite snuff bottles, 1800-1900. Estimate USD 7,500 - USD 9,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The first, 1820-1880, is undecorated on both sides showing the translucent red strata on one side, and white and deep green mottling on the reverse, and the narrow sides are carved with mask-and-ring handles. The second, 1800-1900, is carved in shallow relief on each side with flowering lotus, the stone is of a reddish color on one side and the neck, and pale olive-green on the reverse. 2 1/8... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2017

A very rare and unusual black and greenish-grey jade snuff bottle, Master of the Rocks school, 1740-1860

Lot 368. A very rare and unusual black and greenish-grey jade snuff bottle, Master of the Rocks school, 1740-1860. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Of well-hollowed, flattened form, the bottle is carved through the opaque black area on one main side with a woodcutter and a fisherman with his catch-basket beside him, the two figures representing two of the Four Noble Professions, all within a rocky landscape beneath a pine tree and beside a tall, crag-like rock formation, the... [Lire la suite]