22 janvier 2021

A white jade cicada carving, Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD)

Lot 415. A white jade cicada carving, Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD); 2 1/4in (5.6 cm) long. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 1,800. Sold for US$ 2,040 (€ 1,677). Courtesy Bonhams. Of flattened form, cut with sweeping strokes to form the winged insect, with simply delineated head and eyes, the underside with further horizontal strokes to highlight the lower abdomen and with traces of calcification. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Note: For a similar white jade cicada see, J.J.Lally &... [Lire la suite]
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22 janvier 2021

A pale celadon-gray Jade Hare pendant, Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 1045 BC – 771 BC)

Lot 413. A pale celadon-gray Jade Hare pendant, Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 1045 BC – 771 BC); 2in (4.5cm) long. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000. Sold for US$ 3,187 (€ 2,621). Courtesy Bonhams. The flattened animal shown in profile with large ears raised and the large eyes simply delineated, pierced at the hind-quarters, a groove running along the underside of the belly and legs. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Note: For a calcified jade example dated to the late Shang or early Western... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2021

A 'yellow' jade slender tapering jade pendant, Early Shang Dynasty or later

Lot 412. A 'yellow' jade slender tapering jade pendant, Early Shang Dynasty or later; 3 1/2in (9cm) long. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,500. Sold for US$ 7,650 (€ 6,292). Courtesy Bonhams. The semi abstract carving can be read as beaked bird-form or if inverted as a snub-nosed fish with gills and lower fins highlighted, the jade of attractive 'yellow' tone and with soft carving and smooth polish, a pierced hole at the narrow end. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Note: Whilst serving a... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2021

A 'yellow' jade salamander pendant, Shang Dynasty (1600–1046 BC)

Lot 410. A 'yellow' jade salamander pendant, Shang Dynasty (1600–1046 BC); 2 5/8in (6.6cm) long. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,800. Sold for US$ 2,805 (€ 2,307). Courtesy Bonhams. The realistically carved animal of flattened form with rounded upper surface and flat lower surface, the four legs evenly-spaced to the sides and with a furrowed tail curling to one side, softly carved details and polished surface, the underside with more-evident angular geometric cutting strokes. Property from the Estate of Robert... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2021

A celadon jade recumbent camel, Song-Ming Dynasty (960-1644)

Lot 424. A celadon jade recumbent camel, Song-Ming Dynasty (960-1644); 2 1/4in (5.8 cm) wide. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 18,000. Sold for US$ 12,750 (£ 9,294). Courtesy Bonhams. Of slightly curving form, the camel kneeling and looking back over its right shoulder, the humps naturalistically leaning, the hooves, mane and beard of the animal neatly delineated, the stone with natural brown veining primarily to the reverse side, pierced vertically for suspension. Note: For another Song/Ming Dynasty brown... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2021

A celadon and gray jade 'Archers-thumb-ring' formed pendant, Western Han Dynasty (202 BC-AD 9)

Lot 126. A celadon and gray jade 'Archers-thumb-ring' formed pendant, Western Han Dynasty (202 BC-AD 9); 2in (5cm) across. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 4,000. Sold for US$ 20,312 (£ 14,806). Courtesy Bonhams. Of unusual semi-arched form pierced with a cylindrical opening suggestive of an 'archer's thum ring, and carved in low relief to the upper section with a striding chilong coiling around the cylindrical opening, the underside with a cursory scroll design. Note: For a somewhat similar... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2021

A spinach-green jade dragon alms bowl, Qing dynasty

Lot 126. A spinach-green jade dragon alms bowl, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 7in (17.8cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 3,500. Sold for US$ 20,312 (£ 14,806). Courtesy Bonhams. Of compressed globular form, with the deep rounded sides carved with a continuous design of a single striding dragon chasing a 'flaming pearl', amid lingzhi-shaped clouds, The foot carved as a swirling concentric wave, the stone of a deep-green tone with small black and russet inclusions. Provenance: Anunt Hengtrakul,... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2021

A fine kesi-woven silk dragon robe, Late 18th-19th century

Lot 126. A fine kesi-woven silk dragon robe, Late 18th-19th century; 56in (142.3cm) long. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000. Sold for US$ 7,012 (£ 5,111). Courtesy Bonhams. Finely woven in gilt and silver-wrapped threads, with green and red highlight, depicting nine mighty five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amid floating cloud scrolls interspersed with the Buddhist Emblems and bats above terrestrial diagrams emerging from billowing waves and a wide lishui border separated by ruyi-shaped clouds, the... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2021

A Huanghuali cabinet, Ligui, 18th-19th century

Lot 141. A Huanghuali cabinet, Ligui, 18th-19th century; 49 1/2 x 32 1/4 x 14 3/4in (125.7 x 82.5 x 37.5cm). Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000. Sold for US$ 81,562 (£ 59,454). Courtesy Bonhams. Of square frame with mitered, mortise, and tenon construction enclosing a paneled top, supported by a pair of well matched double doors with baitong pull handles opening to reveal one shelf enclosing two drawers, the well-figured wood of amber tone. Bonhams. Fine Chinese and Japanese Works of Art Part I, 14 Dec... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2021

A delicate carved jade handled libation cup, Western Han dynasty or later

Lot 136. A delicate carved jade handled libation cup, Western Han dynasty or later; 5 5/8in (14.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000. Sold for US$ 15,300 (€ 12,643). Courtesy Bonhams. The cylindrical body rising from a tall foot, the exterior shallowly incised with C-scrolls and stylized chilong, the shoulder with a ring handle, the jade of pale green tone with russet patch. Bonhams. Fine Chinese and Japanese Works of Art Part I, 14 Dec 2020, Los Angeles  
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