28 mars 2020

A Turquoise-blue glass vase, wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3098. A Turquoise-blue glass vase, wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 27.5 cm., 10 3/4 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 225,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of elegant pear-shaped form, rising from a short straight foot to a tall waisted neck and a flared rim, the glass of a brilliant  turquoise color, a wheel-cut four-character mark to the base. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011

28 mars 2020

A turquoise-blue glass bottle vase, wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3097. A turquoise-blue glass bottle vase, wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 24 cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body surmounted by a long cylindrical neck ending in a sharply cut straight mouth, the glass of turquoise-blue colour and polished to a smooth gloss, with a four-character wheel-cut mark to the recessed base. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2020

A dark green and buff jade bi, Late Warring States period-Western Han dynasty, 4th century BC-1st century AD

Lot 2006. A dark green and buff jade bi, Late Warring States period-Western Han dynasty, 4th century BC-1st century AD; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Each side is carved in low relief with a field of comma spirals within an hexagonal grid pattern between inscribed line borders at the outer and inner rims. The dark green stone is now semi-opaque and has opaque areas of buff color, box, metal stand. ... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2020

A greenish-grey stone axe, Neolithic period, circa 4th-3rd millennium BC

Lot 2005. A greenish-grey stone axe, Neolithic period, circa 4th-3rd millennium BC; 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realized USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The thick blade tapers to the sides and flares towards the rounded, beveled cutting edge. The hafting hole is drilled from both sides. The stone is of mottled greenish-grey color and has a satiny polish. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, February 1997. Exhibited: New York,... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2020

A mottled greenish-grey and dark brown jade axe, Neolithic period or Shang dynasty, circa 2000-1600 BC

Lot 2004. A mottled greenish-grey and dark brown jade axe, Neolithic period or Shang dynasty, circa 2000-1600 BC; 2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price Realized USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The thick blade flares towards the softly beveled cutting edge, and has a biconical hafting hole, and a smaller conical hole drilled at the opposite butt end where the corners are rounded. The pale greenish-grey areas of the stone are semi-translucent while... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2020

A greyish-green jade scabbard chape, Late Eastern Zhou-Han dynasty, 4th century BC-1st century AD

Lot 2002. A greyish-green jade scabbard chape, Late Eastern Zhou-Han dynasty, 4th century BC-1st century AD; 2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Of lenticular section, the chape is carved on both sides with angular scrolls, and the smaller flat end is pierced with a central and two flanking holes for attachment to the bottom of the scabbard. There is extensive ivory-colored alteration to the pale... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2020

A dark greyish-green jade bi, Northwest China, late 2nd-1st millennium BC

Lot 2001. A dark greyish-green jade bi, Northwest China, late 2nd-1st millennium BC; Bi 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam.; pendant 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bi has a smooth, unadorned surface and the blue-green stone has areas of opaque buff color. Together with a small altered jade curved pendant, late Shang/early Western Zhou dynasty, that is carved at one end with the head of a... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2020

An olive-green and brown jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, circa 2500 BC

Lot 2000. An olive-green and brown jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, circa 2500 BC; 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 245,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The cong is of square cross section surrounding a central circular tube with rounded square collars, and tapers slightly from top to bottom. The sides are divided into seven registers with a stylized face at each of the four corners, the masks in the lower six... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2020

A famille-rose vase with ducks, Republican period, dated to 1938

Lot 3093. A famille-rose vase with ducks, Republican period, dated to 1938; 34.8 cm., 13 3/4 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,220,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the vase of ovoid form with a waisted neck below a flaring mouth, finely painted with eight ducks flocking around roses, asters, chrysanthemums, reeds and rocks, four further ducks flying in the sky above, the reverse inscribed with a poem qiu man jiang hu tong yin zhuo, feng xuan luwei zi fei... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2020

A famille-rose 'lotus pond' bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3090. A famille-rose 'lotus pond' bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 15 cm., 6 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 800,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with rounded sides rising straight up from a short foot, finely decorated on the exterior with a white enamelled crane standing in continuous scene of lotus flowers in a pond, the base with an underglaze blue six-character mark. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]