27 janvier 2019

A celadon white jade 'bajixiang' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2721. A celadon white jade 'bajixiang' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 43 cm., 17 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,780,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the slender sceptre of an S-shaped profile, the head carved with a standing elephant wearing a tasseled cloth, surrounded by five Buddhist emblems, all below a high-relief bat with wings spread in flight amid swirling clouds, the curved shaft decorated with three other emblems, the... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2019

A white jade 'bajixiang' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2624. A white jade 'bajixiang' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 43.6 cm, 17 1/8 in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,620,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the ruyi-shaped terminal finely carved with a stylised shou character roundel and encircled by four beribboned bajixiang emblems, the long, elegant arched shaft carved in low-relief with four emblems completing the bajixiang above a bat, the... [Lire la suite]