24 mars 2015

A large white jade tripod incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A large white jade tripod incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD (227,887 - 341,830 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the even white stone finely worked with a compressed globular form resting on three lion masks terminating in short cabriole feet, the shoulder flanked by a pair of dragon handles suspending a loose ring, finely decorated in low relief with a pair of taotie masks above a scroll band, the domed cover worked in... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2015

A very rare white jade arc-shaped pendant, huang, China, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, 5th-4th century BC

A very rare white jade arc-shaped pendant, huang, China, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, 5th-4th century BC. Estimate $60,000 – $80,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each side of the upper section finely carved in relief with comma spirals, a small hole drilled from one side below the rim, the lower section carved in symmetrical, curvilinear openwork with elaborate hooked scrolls formed by a pair of adorsed birds with curled wings and long bifurcated tails that trail along the bottom of the arc, the semi-translucent stone of... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A rare large bluish olive-green jade ge dagger-axe, China, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

A rare large bluish olive-green jade ge dagger-axe, China, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC. Estimate $100,000 – $150,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The broad blade with beveled edges and pronounced median ridge on each side extending from the hafting hole to the tip, the hole drilled from both sides, the softly polished, moss-green stone with opaque white and black markings - 15 in. (38 cm.) long, box Provenance: With Bluett & Sons, London, 1986.The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York. Notes:... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2015

The beauty of jade Warring States Period and Han Dynasty jades on view at Throckmorton Fine Art

The 75 archaic small-scale Chinese jade carvings on view are nothing less than sculptures, works of art remarkable not just for their extraordinary workmanship but also because they embody the vast and complex field of Chinese cosmology and mythology. NEW YORK, NY.- Throckmorton Fine Art is presenting an important exhibition of ancient Chinese jade created during the first high age in their development, from CA 475 BCE during the Warring States era, to 220 CE, the 2nd century BC, under the Early Han Dynasty, from March 5th to April... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2015

A white jade 'Dragon' plaque, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

A white jade 'Dragon' plaque, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of oval shape, carved with two dragons on the front and a two-character inscription Long De (Virtues of Dragon) on the back, surrounded by spiral cloud patterns - Height 2 in., 5 cm Sotheby's. Inscriptions: History as Art New York, 17 mars 2015, 01:30 PM
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03 mars 2015

A pale celadon jade seal with inscription 'HUANG TANG SHOU MING ZHI BAO', probably Ming dynasty

A pale celadon jade seal with inscription 'HUANG TANG SHOU MING ZHI BAO', probably Ming dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of large square form, surmounted by two addorsed crouching dragons, with wide open eyes, snub noses and upright horns, the arching intertwined scaleless bodies pierced through the center with an aperture for a cord - Width:  5 1/2  in., 14 cm Provennce: Collection of Robert von Hirsch, prior to 1977, thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]


03 mars 2015

A rare Imperial yellow jade archer's ring inscribed with a poem by the QIanlong emperor, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare Imperial yellow jade archer's ring inscribed with a poem by the Qianlong emperor, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of characteristic cylindrical shape, the exterior incised with a flower (identified as Hosta Plantaginea aschers), accompanied by a poem written by the Qianlong Emperor, well worn with areas of russet inclusions - Diameter 1 in., 2.5 cm Notes: English translation of the inscription: The ‘Jade Hairpin’ Poem* Of... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

An inscribed spinach jade snuff bottle. Probably Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing. 1770-1800

An inscribed spinach jade snuff bottle. Probably Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing. 1770-1800. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,400). Photo Bonhams. Of flattened, high-shouldered ovoid form with a short neck, flat lip and foot, one side neatly incised with an inscription reading 'Lianzhou qingwan' (for refined enjoyment of Lianzhou), followed with a small cartouche, all heightened in gilt wash; the grass-green stone cast with lighter and dark gray inclusions. 2 1/4in (5.7cm) high Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

A fine white nephrite 'brocade-wrapped' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1820

A fine white nephrite 'brocade-wrapped' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1820. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,300 - 7,100). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, of flattened rounded form with a cylindrical neck, flat lip, well-finished oval foot ring, superbly carved in low relief with a brocade sash densely incised with floral diapers within leiwen borders, wrapped around the body of the bottle and gracefully tied to one side with a trailing ribbon over a qin instrument; the... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

A greenish-white nephrite snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1780-1850

A greenish-white nephrite snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1780-1850. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000 (€2,200 - 3,600). Photo Bonhams. Very well-hollowed, the tall, tapering body rising to a waisted neck, its wide mouth surrounded by finely finished flat lip, recessed foot, the sides worked in rounded relief with evenly spaced vertical ribs; the pale celadon-toned white stone with small white and beige-colored spots. 2 3/4in (7cm) high Provenance: Robert Hall France, Hong Kong Convention, October 1996 ... [Lire la suite]


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