23 mai 2018

Magnificent imperial white jade vessel leads the Hong Kong fine Chinese ceramics and works of art sale

Lot 27. A magnificent Imperial white jade 'phoenix' vessel, gong, Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.8cm (7 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$ 8,000,000 - 12,000,000 (€ 870,000 - 1,300,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Hong Kong - Bonhams Hong Kong is privileged to offer for its forthcoming Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale on Tuesday 29 May in Hong Kong, a carefully curated auction of 63 lots, representing the breadth and depth of China's cultural heritage from the Neolithic period to the Qing Dynasty. The ingenuity of... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2018

A white jade ‘chilong’ washer, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 227. A white jade ‘chilong’ washer, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The oval vessel is boldly carved in high relief with two chilong forming the handles and two further writhing chilong to its sides, while crashing waves form the base. The stone is of a pale green tone. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 May 2018... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2018

A greenish-white jade 'Luohan and grotto' group, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 94. A greenish-white jade 'Luohan and grotto' group, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 728,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The boulder is finely carved to one side with a luohan holding a ruyi sceptre seated within a rocky grotto, surrounded by wutong trees, attended by a boy to his side holding a peach. The reverse is intricately carved with branches of wutong and pine trees amongst further... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2018

A celadon jade blade, Neolithic period

Lot 3035. A celadon jade blade, Neolithic period; 39.7 cm, 15 5/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 of elongated flattened form and pierced with three apertures, the stone of a mottled rich green colour highlighted with russet veins, the fitted box inscribed with three large characters Zhou zhongzhang ('medium jade table from the Zhou dynasty'), followed by excerpts from ancient texts and signed Taozhai. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2018

A rare calcified jade 'Dragon' pendant, Late Shang–Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 3095. A rare calcified jade 'Dragon' pendant, Late Shang–Early Western Zhou dynasty; 4.3 cm, 1 5/7  in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 the plaque rendered as a dragon with a long curled tail, each side detailed with fine incisions depicting the mythical beast's horn, eye, wing and tail, the upper and lower edge pierced with an aperture, the stone of an even ivory colour. Provenance: Christie’s Hong Kong, 1st October 1991, lot... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

An extremely rare and superb jade ceremonial blade, yazhang, Shimao Culture, Shaanxi, Neolithic period

Lot 3020. An extremely rare and superb jade ceremonial blade, yazhang, Shimao Culture, Shaanxi, Neolithic period; 37.5 cm, 14 3/4  in. Estimate 1,600,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,320,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 with an elongated form flaring slightly towards the arched cutting edge with one subtly bevelled side, the opposite end flanked by angular projections and centred with a pierced aperture, each side finely incised with parallel lines, one with an additional incised... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2018

A small pale grey and brown jade figure of Zhou Yanzi, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 630. A small pale grey and brown jade figure of Zhou Yanzi, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 1 ¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The boy, Zhou Yanzi, is shown holding a bucket as he crouches beneath a deer skin that is draped over his back and head. The deer skin is highlighted in dark brown and is carved with star markings as well as detailed with the head and the antlers.  Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1950s, and thence by descent within... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2018

J.J. Lally & Co at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

An Ancient Chinese Jade ‘Phoenix’ Stem Cup, Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C. – A.D. 9). Height 4 ½ inches (11.3 cm). An Archaic Jade Ceremonial Dagger-Axe (Ge), Shang Dynasty, circa 13th-11th Century B.C. Length 10 1⁄8 inches (25.7 cm). © J.J. Lally & Co. the thin blade with lightly beveled edges and shallow medial ridge curving gently to the point which is set off center, the tang pierced with a hole for hafting and cut with serrated teeth at the butt end, the stone... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2018

A white jade figure of Shoulao, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3041. A white jade figure of Shoulao, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 16.5 cm., 6 1/2  in. Estimate 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013. the immortal portrayed standing with a gentle smile on his face framed by a finely incised beard, below arched brows and expressive wrinkles on his forehead, sporting a small cap on his characteristically bulging tonsured head and dressed in a plaited robe with ample sleeves, fastened at the waist... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2018

A fine and rare white jade dish, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3039. A fine and rare white jade dish, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 17 cm., 6 2/3  in. Estimate 400,000 - 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 937,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013. of shallow form, resting on a low, square-cut footring, finely carved with wide rounded sides gently everted before the sharp rim, with a well-defined circular floor on the interior, the translucent stone of even white tone with a fine silky smooth polish. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th October... [Lire la suite]