15 juillet 2020

A reticulated white jade ‘taotie’ belt hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 2884. A reticulated white jade ‘taotie’ belt hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 2 in. (5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 425,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The shaft is carved and pierced in the form of a taotie mask, the hook terminating in a dragon head. The circular stud on the underside is carved with a chilong roundel. The stone is of a lustrous, milky white tone with small areas of russet, box. ... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2020

A jade dagger-axe, ge, Shang Dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC)

Lot 2883. A jade dagger-axe, ge, Shang Dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC); 13. 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The dagger-axe has bevelled edges and a medial ridge on both sides, box. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 27 May 1987. Note: Compare to a jade dagger-axe of similar size, also dating to the Shang period, formerly in the Yangdetang Collection, sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 29 November... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2020

A rare Yue bird-form cup, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 2876. A rare Yue bird-form cup, Five Dynasties (907-960); 6 in. (15 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 100,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The cup of deep rounded form is raised on a spreading foot. One side is potted with a bird standing upright detailed with round bulging eyes, a sharp beak and outstretched wings. The square-cut tail is detailed with incised lines indicating its plummage, and forms part of the handle on the opposite side.... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2020

Rare Kashmir Sapphires Glow at Bonhams New York Jewels Sale

Two exceptionally rare and fine cushion-cut Kashmir sapphires, weighing 6.95ct and 9.23ct, estimated at US$250,000 - $450,000 and US$475,000 - $775,000, respectively. © Bonhams 2001-2020 NEW YORK - Two exceptionally rare and fine cushion-cut Kashmir sapphires, lead Bonhams New York Jewel sale on Tuesday 28 July. Weighing 6.95ct and 9.23ct they are estimated at US$250,000 - $450,000 and US$475,000 - $775,000, respectively. The gems have been in the same family for over 100 years. Originally purchased in the late 19th century... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2020

China Guardian Hong Kong's "Objects of Desire: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art" achieves US $1.28M

  HONG KONG.- China Guardian Hong Kong July Auction 2020 “Objects of Desire: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art” completed with outstanding results, achieving nearly HK$ 10 million, and received heated online and offline bidding.Mr. Wang Jing, General Manager of Ceramics and Works of Art of China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd, says, “This is the first auction of China Guardian (Hong Kong) this year. We stood together to serve our clients who were not unable to attend our auctions in HK, by offering online and offline... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2020

A russet-splashed black-glazed jar, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 120. A russet-splashed black-glazed jar, Song Dynasty (960-1279); 20.5 cm, 8 in. Estimate HKD 600,000 — 800,000. Price  realised HKD 750,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  sturdily potted with a body rising from a countersunk base to a broad shoulder below a short neck, the exterior applied overall with a glossy black glaze extending onto the interior of the neck and falling and pooling neatly just above the base, further liberally applied with russet-brown... [Lire la suite]

14 juillet 2020

A Tianhuang 'bixie' seal signed Zhou Bin, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century

Lot 119. A Tianhuang 'bixie' seal signed Zhou Bin, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century; 3.8 by 1.9 by 1.9 cm, 1 1/2  by  3/4  by  3/4  in., 25.32 gr. Estimate HKD 300,000 — 500,000. Price  realised HKD 600,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  the golden-orange stone skilfully carved with a square-section base surmounted by a finial shaped as a bixie seated on its haunches with the head turned towards its left, the beast... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2020

A pair of huanghuali round-corner tapered cabinets, yuanjiaogui, 17th century

Lot 118. A pair of huanghuali round-corner tapered cabinets, yuanjiaogui, 17th century; 155.5 by 77 by 42.3 cm, 61 1/8  by 30 1/4  by 16 5/8  in. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 — 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 4,375,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  each of rectangular section and surmounted with a cabinet top with a round edge beginning and ending with a narrow flat band, supported on four recessed slightly splayed stiles at each corner forming the tapered... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2020

An extremely rare Longquan 'Guan' tripod incense burner, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 117. An extremely rare Longquan 'Guan' tripod incense burner, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 13.5 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 — 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 6,775,000 . Courtesy Sotheby's.  with a compressed globular body rising to a constricted cylindrical neck and flat everted rim, all supported on three slightly splayed tapering legs, the rounded exterior with three evenly spaced ridges extending from the shoulder to the centre of each... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2020

TAI Modern exhibits Japanese Bamboo Art at Santa Fe Art Week

SANTA FE, NM.- In connection with the 2nd Annual Santa Fe Art Week, TAI Modern presents Japanese Bamboo Art, a group exhibition featuring a diverse selection of recently acquired works, both historic and contemporary, of Japanese bamboo art. The fifteen artists in this show include members of historic family lineages and contemporary masters such as Yamaguchi Ryuun, Honma Hideaki, and National Living Treasure of Japan, Fujinuma Noboru.TAI Modern is the world’s leading dealer of contemporary Japanese bamboo art. For... [Lire la suite]