12 août 2014

A greyish-white and black jade carving of a cat, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A greyish-white and black jade carving of a cat, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Carved from the natural pebble form as a recumbent cat wrapped in a long cloth tied in a bow at its back, its eyes wide open in an intent gaze above its long whiskers, with its head resting on its front paws and its long tail flicked up onto its back, the stone of a mottled greyish-white color with some black inclusions; together with a small agate carving, 18th/19th century, in the form of a conch shell on a... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A carved pale green jade peach-form libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A carved pale green jade peach-form libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Borne on a small curled leafy branch extending around the sides of the cup bearing a peach and floral spray and continuing to the rim where a horned dragon has curled itself around the branch and clings to the rim between two further blossoms; 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) long, metal spoon, Japanese wood box. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,625 Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2014

A black and pale greyish-green jade figure of a turtle, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

A black and pale greyish-green jade figure of a turtle, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008  Cleverly carved utilizing the black markings as the carapace and head, the bent legs and abdomen on the underside carved from the pale greyish-green stone; together with; a black-streaked russet and black jade archaistic sword pommel, with slightly domed central area carved with three comma-shaped spirals accented by feathery markings;2½ in. (6.3 cm.) long; 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm.) diam., two boxes... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2014

A well-carved greenish-white and pale brown jade rhyton, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-16th century

A well-carved greenish-white and pale brown jade rhyton, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-16th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The well-hollowed vessel finely carved around the exterior with bands of archaistic designs, the handle carved in relief as a sinuous chilong with long curling tail, the base inscribed with a four-character seal reading Yong chang er lu(Eternal prosperity and emolument); 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) high. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $12,500  Property from... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

An unusual green and russet jade carving of a mythological animal, 17th century

An unusual green and russet jade carving of a mythological animal, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008  The recumbent beast carved with head turned slightly to its right and with mouth open exposing the large, protruding teeth, with fierce expression and intent gaze above the ruyi-head form nose, a large curved horn set in back of its head amidst finely carved tufts of hair and between downcast ears, its pointed, bushy tail parted in curls and flicked up onto its haunches, which are outlined by wave-shaped... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2014

Jade demon mask, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-906) or later

Jade demon mask, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-906) or later. Height: 5.800 cm - Width: 4.800 cm. Asia OA 28:3. Private Collection © 2003 Private Collection. This powerful, half-human face has an open jaw with fangs. Veins are incised on the forehead and small bunches of hair encircle the two horns. The back of the head is hollowed out and a central hole pierces the mask vertically. It is not known what the mask was made for, but it could have been a fitting or inlay for some larger item in another material which has not survived. ... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2014

Jade pendant in the shape of an animal face, China, Shang dynasty, around 1200 BC

Jade pendant in the shape of an animal face, China, Shang dynasty, around 1200 BC. Height: 3.400 cm - Width: 4.600 cm - Depth: 1.200 cm. On loan from a private collection, OA 12:16. Private Collection © 2003 Private Collection. During the Shang (about 1500-1050 BC) and early Western Zhou (1050-771 BC) dynasties, small jade carvings in the shape of animals were made in large numbers and in a wide variety of forms. Their earliest appearance seems to be in the Anyang period, at the time of Fu Hao (around 1200 BC), the consort of... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2014

A finely carved ancient jade monster-like face, China, Late Neolithic period, around 2000 BC

A finely carved ancient jade monster-like face, China, Late Neolithic period, around 2000 BC. Width: 5.800 cm. Bequeathed by Henry J. Oppenheim. Asia OA 1947.7-12.515.British Museum © Trustees of the British Museum. This jade carving combines a human-like face with large tusk-shaped teeth. The face is finely carved with thread relief indicating distinct features. Its hair is represented by tiny scrolls and lines. A number of similar faces have been found in China, mainly from Neolithic times. They were a subject of great curiosity... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2014

jade Bi Discs, Eastern Han Dynasty & Qianlong period,

Bi Disc, 1726-1795, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Qianlong period. Jade, mounted on a carved teakwood stand. Anonymous Gift, 1945, E24776 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Bi Disc, Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 C.E.). Jade. Anonymous Gift, 1945, E39477 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The bi disc is prescribed in the Western Han dynasty (206-8 B.C.E.) Book of Rites as one of six ritual jade shapes in ancient China, although they are also found in burials dating to 2500 B.C.E. Although the meaning of... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2014

Pendant (yuan), 4th-3rd century B.C.E., Eastern Zhou dynasty, Jade

Pendant (yuan), 4th-3rd century B.C.E., Eastern Zhou dynasty, Jade, H: 0.6 W: 8.8 D: 8.8 cm, China, Gift of Arthur M. Sackler, S1987.609 © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
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