06 octobre 2020

An incised jade 'dragon' bracelet, Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC)

Lot 89. An incised jade 'dragon' bracelet, Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC); d. 8.2 cm, 3 ¼ in. Estimate: 300,000 - 400,000 HKD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. worked with two diagonal grooves, dividing the gently waisted surface into four registers, each incised with a dragon's head rendered with double-lines and scrollwork. Property from the Hei-Chi Collection. Literature: Jiang Tao and Liu Yunhui, Jades from Hei-Chi Collection II, Beijing, 2012, p. 48. Note: The present jade... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2020

A small jade cong, Neolithic period

Lot 78. A small jade cong, Neolithic period; 6.3 cm, 2 ½ in. Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. each corner worked with three registers of animal masks, the four corners divided by gently recessed vertical band in the centre of each side. Provenance: Acquired in Japan prior to 1995. Note: Small jade cong of this form and size have been excavated from various Liangzhu culture sites, such as three discovered from tomb M20 at Fanshan,... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2020

A large archaic bronze ritual food vessel, ding, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 74. A large archaic bronze ritual food vessel, ding, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; h. 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate: 3,500,000 - 4,000,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep U-shaped body cast below the everted rim and a pair of upright loop handles with a single wide register of three taotie masks bisected by flanges, and comprised of a pair of protuberant eyes and hooked ribbons cast with C-scrolls indicating horns and jaws, all above three slightly tapered legs, each with a further taotie mask... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A jade cong, Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC)

Lot 70. A jade cong, Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC); d. 7.6 cm, 3 in. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the thin-walled cong of flattened cylindrical square section, each of the four corners carved with three registers of two raised bars, the brown stone suffused with black inclusions. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 7th January 1993. Literature: Jiang Tao and Liu Yunhui, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, pp. 80-81 top. Note: In... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2020

A jade arc-shaped 'animal mask' ornament, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC)

Lot 68. A jade arc-shaped 'animal mask' ornament, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC); 6.3 by 5.3 cm, 2 ½ by 2 ⅛ in. Estimate: 240,000 - 300,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the convex surface divided into two registers with a raised band, each of the register skilfully worked with an animal mask flanked by a pair of birds, each detailed with a hooked beak and round eye, all between two flanges decorated with scrollwork and pierced with two apertures. Property from the Hei-Chi... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A celadon jade 'animal mask' plaque, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC)

Lot 62. A celadon jade 'animal mask' plaque, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC); 3.7 cm, 1 ⅜ in. Estimate: 100,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 176,400 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. skilfully worked on one side with the upper trapezoidal section rendered with double-line scrollwork and pierced with three apertures, including a pair of reverse U-form, the lower section depicting the animal mask, the reverse with one bevelled section, the top and base of the plaque with two... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2020

An archaic bronze wine vessel, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th – 11th century BC

Lot 58. An archaic bronze wine vessel, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th – 11th century BC; 32 cm, 12 ½ in. Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,890,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegantly curved slender vessel resting on a tall foot-ring, crisply cast on the middle and lower sections with fine zoomorphic masks with prominent eyes, ears, horns centred on notched flanges, against a ground of intricate leiwen spiral, all below the tall trumpet neck decorated with shield blades filled... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A white jade figure of a recumbent pig, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC)

Lot 56. A white jade figure of a recumbent pig, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC); 3.7 cm, 1 ⅜ in. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD HKD. Lot sold 189,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. skilfully worked with a protruding and upturned snout, the sides of the rounded body rendered with low-relief scrollwork echoing the haunches and short spiral tail, pierced through with an aperture, the white stone with light russet patches. Property from the Hei-Chi Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A mottled green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu Culture (c. 3300-2250 BC)

Lot 52. A mottled green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu Culture (c. 3300-2250 BC); 15.9 cm, 6 ¼ in. Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,780,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form with square projections on four corners, the sides slightly tapering towards the base, each corner carved with five registers of stylised mask comprising twin bands of narrow parallel grooves above incised circular ‘eyes’ and a short raised band with rounded ends for the ‘nose’, the dark... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

An agate 'phoenix' ring, huan, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC)

Lot 49. An agate 'phoenix' ring, huan, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC); 7.2 cm, 2 ¾ in. Estimate: 80,000 - 100,000 HKD HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. similarly decorated on both sides with a central raised frieze incised with eight groups of stylised scrollwork alternating with cross-hatch lines, encircled by a bevelled outer ring with eight pairs of phoenix. Property from the Hei-Chi Collection. Literature: Jiang Tao and Liu Yunhui, Jades from the Hei-Chi... [Lire la suite]