05 août 2019

A black and brownish-white jade belt fitting, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1224. A black and brownish-white jade belt fitting, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The fitting is in the shape of a sword slide with curved ends. The front is well carved and undercut through the 'black' area of the stone with a chilong grasping a lingzhi sprig in its jaws, while on the reverse there is a rectangular slide pierced with holes for attachment, and a... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2019

A rare inscribed green and black jade 'Tiger' tally, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1223. A rare inscribed green and black jade 'Tiger' tally, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 2 in. (5.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Each half of the tally is carved in the form of a recumbent tiger, with the spine decorated with six archaistic characters in seal script. The interior of each half is incised with an identical long archaistic inscription incorporating different government official titles surrounding a large... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

Two jade-inset gilt-copper belt buckles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1222. Two jade-inset gilt-copper belt buckles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 5 1/8 and 2 5/8 in. (13 and 6.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 One is in two parts, each half inlaid with a pale greyish-green jade plaque of a recumbent mythical beast. One half has a dragon-head hook, the other a loop, and each has two strap-like loops that span the back. The other, of ruyi-shape, is inlaid with an opaque white jade plaque of a boy... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A yellow jade 'Mythical animal' pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3186. A yellow jade 'Mythical animal' pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 2 1/4 in. (5.8 cm.) long. Estimate 120,000 - HKD 150,000. Price Realized HK$237,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The stone is carved in the round depicting a recument animal with thick eyebrows, rounded eyes and a broad snout, its back with two gentle humps extending to a bifurcated tail, pierced in between for suspension. The stone is of a greenish-yellow tone with areas of russet concentrated on the underside and an opaque... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A yellow jade carving of a rabbit, Ming dynasty or earlier

Lot 3185. A yellow jade carving of a rabbit, Ming dynasty or earlier; 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm.) long. Estimate 150,000 - HKD 240,000. Price Realized HK$275,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The stone is carved in the round depicting a crouching rabbit on an octagonal pedestal. The stone is of a greenish-yellow tone with mottling and areas of greyish-russet inclusions.  CHRISTIE'S. THE IMPERIAL SALE & IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 3 June 2015, Convention Hall
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05 août 2019

A white jade peach-form brush washer, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century

Lot 1221. A white jade peach-form brush washer, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century; 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The washer is finely carved as a hollowed peach borne on a leafy, flowering branch that forms an openwork handle at one end where a parrot is perched beside two peaches, a flower borne on the underside forms the foot. The semi-translucent stone is softly polished. Note: Compare two similar... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2019

An unusual pale greenish-grey jade stem bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1218. An unusual pale greenish-grey jade stem bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 4 in. (10 cm.) high.Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The bowl has deep, rounded sides flaring to a slightly everted rim, and is raised on a spreading stem foot, which is incised with two parallel lines at the top, and a single line above the foot. The semi-translucent stone is of greenish-grey color with some darker inclusions. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A rare bronze figure of a horse, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century

Lot 1020. A rare bronze figure of a horse, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century; 10 in. (25.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The caparisoned horse is shown standing foursquare with head turned slightly to the right, and has a split forelock and pricked ears. The saddle is decorated with a single flower head, and is set on top of a deep oval blanket decorated with a diaper pattern, and the chest strap and crouper are hung... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A carved 'Longquan' celadon jar and cover, guan, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3218. A carved 'Longquan' celadon jar and cover, guan, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368); 13 3/4 in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate 350,000 - HKD 550,000. Price Realized HK$400,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015  The thickly potted body is divided into eight lobes, each decorated with a flower spray and divided by vertical ribs, above a broad band of narrow petals. The domed cover is carved with similar floral-sprays beneath an unglazed biscuit finial in the form of a lion. The interior of the cover is carved... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A Longquan celadon cong-form vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3215. A Longquan celadon cong-form vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 10 5/8 in. (27.2 cm.) high. Estimate 500,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HK$1,840,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015  The sturdily potted vase is of square section with four rectangular facets, each moulded with alternating long and short horizontal ribs along the outer edges, leaving the central vertical panel undecorated. It is covered with an unctuous sea-green glaze thinning on the raised designs, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]