22 août 2019

Ming dynasty Jade from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift at Sotheby's NY, 10/09/2019

  Lot 23. A celadon and russet jade carving of a camel, Tang - Ming dynasty. Length 2 1/4  in., 5.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. recumbent with the legs tucked close to the body, the pronounced ribs showing between the bent legs, two small humps rising along the spine, the neck resting against the shoulders and the head slightly bowed with the eyes open, the lips sealed and the ears relaxed, the fur finely incised at the forehead and hump, the... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2019

A finely carved 'chicken bone' jade 'marriage' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 524. A finely carved 'chicken bone' jade 'marriage' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7 1/2in (19.2cm) long. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 27,000 - 44,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Well carved with straight sides rising from a flat well, carved in low relief with a roundel featuring two ripe melons growing from leafy vines, flanked by a pair of loop handles suspending loose rings, surmounted by pierced butterflies at the rim, the exterior carved with archaistic S-scrolls, all supported on... [Lire la suite]