19 septembre 2018

A white jade rectangular plaque, 18th-19th century

Lot 974. A white jade rectangular plaque, 18th-19th century; 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. One side is carved with a roundel of an immortal holding a bottle vase seated on an elephant, and the reverse with another roundel enclosing a four-character inscription reading taiping youxiang (may there be a peaceful reign), all below a bat with stylized openwork wings above and a stylized,... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2018

A white jade shaped rectangular plaque, 18th century

Lot 969. A white jade shaped rectangular plaque, 18th century; 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. One side is well carved with a scene of the Northern Song poet, Mi Fu, accompanied by an attendant, bowing to a tall, pierced rock, and on the reverse with a lengthy inscription referring to the scene, and a seal, zhen (treasure). The semi-translucent stone is of even white color.. Provenance: Lizzadro... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

A rare white jade openwork rectangular plaque, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 906. A rare white jade openwork rectangular plaque, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 3 11/16 in. (9.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The thick plaque is finely carved in openwork with a recumbent mythical beast with flames rising from the flanks and its head turned upwards to look at the moon, surrounded by vapor that rises from one side opposite a tree bearing three large flowers, all against a background of... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

A white jade pendant, 18th century

Lot 954. A white jade pendant, 18th century; 3 ¼ in. (8.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 237,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The shaped rectangular pendant is carved at the top with ruyi clouds, and on one side with a four-character inscription, changyi zisun (peace and prosperity for all sons and grandsons), and on the reverse with a poem preceded by yuzhi (imperially made) and the title of the poem, The semi-translucent stone... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2018

A rare white and pale brown jade figure of a seated foreigner, Tang-early Ming dynasty, 9th-14th century

Lot 903. A rare white and pale brown jade figure of a seated foreigner, Tang-early Ming dynasty, 9th-14th century; 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 516,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The thick figure depicts a bearded, foreign musician shown seated with one leg bent under the body as he holds what appears to be a cloth-draped object. He wears a belted robe that falls in ribbed folds under the body and between his legs worn over his loose... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

A small celadon jade 'Chilong' cup, 17th century

Lot 1425. A small celadon jade 'Chilong' cup, 17th century. Width 3 1/8 in., 8 cm. Estimate: 3,000-5,000 USD. Sold Price: 3,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved in openwork with three chilong clambering on the sides, each detailed with a curling furcated tail, the stone of a grayish celadon color with cloudy-white inclusions. Provenance: Collection of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990).E & J Frankel, New York, 9th April 2007. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2018

A pale celadon jade 'Chilong' belt plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1424. A pale celadon jade 'Chilong' belt plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Length 3 3/4 in., 9.5 cm. Estimate: 3,000-5,000 USD. Sold Price: 5,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the oval stone carved in openwork with a prowling chilong, its long furcated tail interweaving with the curling stem of a blossoming lotus, all over a network of pierced curls and bordered by an integral band of beads, set in the cover of a later metal box (2). Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 15 Sep... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

A white jade 'Dragon' belt plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1426. A white jade 'Dragon' belt plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Length 3 1/4 in., 8.2 cm. Estimate: 3,000-5,000 USD. Sold Price: 8,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular border enclosing an openwork carving of a four-clawed dragon writhing amidst soaring birds and a double layer of scrolling lotus, set in a 19th century gilt copper alloy mount cast with openwork scrolling lotus on the reverse. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 15 Sep 2018
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19 septembre 2018

An openwork jade court hat finial, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1421. An openwork jade court hat finial, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 2 1/8  in., 5.4 cm. Estimate: 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Sold Price: 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the domed ornament carved with five cranes strutting amidst lotus stems bearing blossoms and leaves, each element carved in the round and incised with details, the stone a pale yellowish white color. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 15 Sep 2018
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16 septembre 2018

A celadon jade ruyi scepter, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 311. A celadon jade ruyi scepter, Qing dynasty, 19th century;  317⁄8 in., 81 cm high; 18 1/4 in., 46.4 cm long. Estimate: 30,000-50,000 USD. Sold Price: 137,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's the smooth, undulating shaft supporting a large ruyi-shaped head carved in relief with a bat suspending a beribboned lozenge above a shou character, two further bats swooping in to frame the auspicious character on either side, all within a raised border, at the opposite end of the... [Lire la suite]