17 avril 2019

A Russet Jade 'Dragon' Pendant, Late Shang – early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 3413. A Russet Jade 'Dragon' Pendant, Late Shang – early Western Zhou dynasty; 7 cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD (48,304 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's  the flat stone cut and worked in the form of a stylised dragon in profile, its body incised with square scrolls terminating in a curled tail, the head turned to one side and detailed with almond-shaped eyes, scrolled horns and an upturned snout, perforated with a small aperture, the stone of... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2018

A rare calcified jade 'Dragon' pendant, Late Shang–Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 3095. A rare calcified jade 'Dragon' pendant, Late Shang–Early Western Zhou dynasty; 4.3 cm, 1 5/7  in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 the plaque rendered as a dragon with a long curled tail, each side detailed with fine incisions depicting the mythical beast's horn, eye, wing and tail, the upper and lower edge pierced with an aperture, the stone of an even ivory colour. Provenance: Christie’s Hong Kong, 1st October 1991, lot... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2018

A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 158. A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 of S-shape with its head turned back facing its body and upcurled tail in the form of a stylized bird, the body decorated on each side with comma-spirals in relief, the jade of dark green color. Provenance: Acquired in the United States, 23rd October 1979. Property from the Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2018

A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 150. A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length 5 in., 12.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 the flat pendant carved in the form of a sinuous dragon with curled flanges, its head turned back facing its chest and hooked tail, carved on both sides with even rows of relief spirals, the green jade with reddish inclusions. Provenance: Acquired in Paris, 12th October 1982. Property from the Sam and Myrna Myers... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2016

A white and russet jade 'dragon' pendant, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

lot 22. A white and russet jade 'dragon' pendant, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 19,420 - USD 25,894). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The pendant is carved and pierced in relief to the upper surface with two coiling dragons highlighted by the dark brown skin, their long bodies and tails curling around the central aperture. 3 1/2 in. (9 cm.) long Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1993 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
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