02 mars 2019

A painted pottery two-handled jar, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Banshan type, 3rd millenium BC

Lot 1218. A painted pottery two-handled jar, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Banshan type, 3rd millenium BC; 15 ½ in. (39.4 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The compressed globular jar with two loop handles and cylindrical neck, the body and neck painted in red and black with bold spirals. Provenance: Galaxie Art & Gift Company, Hong Kong, 1988.The Irving Collection, no. 796. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving Collection Day... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2016

A rare and finely carved mottled opaque jade cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture, 3rd millenium BC

Lot 906. A rare and finely carved mottled opaque jade cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture, 3rd millenium BC. Estimate $100,000 – $150,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The thick-walled cong is carved with squared, projecting corners divided into two registers, each carved with a rudimentary mask formed by two raised bands carved with parallel lines above a pair of incised circular eyes and a simplified nose formed by a small raised band with rounded ends. The stone is now opaque and of mottled... [Lire la suite]