20 septembre 2019

A white and beige jade fish-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 814. A white and beige jade fish-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 2 7/8 in. (7.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The thick pendant is of curved shape, and is finely carved with overlapping petal-form scales on both sides and diamond lozenges on the back. The head is pierced with a hole for suspension. The opaque white jade has an area of beige inclusion on one side.  ... [Lire la suite]

20 septembre 2019

A dark green jade rabbit-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 817. A dark green jade rabbit-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 1 ¾ in. (4.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The pendant is carved as a recumbent rabbit, and is pierced through the fore paws with a hole for suspension. The jade is of dark green color with areas of white alteration..  Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, 1959.Arthur M. Sackler Collections.Else... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2019

A rare beigeish-yellow jade pendant, Late Spring and Autumn period, 6th-5th century BC

Lot 829. A rare beigeish-yellow jade pendant, Late Spring and Autumn period, 6th-5th century BC; 1 7/8 in. (5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The slightly curved pendant of rectangular shape is carved on top with small dragons reserved on an incised line ground, and is pierced at each end. The semi-translucent jade is of yellowish-beige color.  Provenance: A. W. Bahr and E. H. Bahr Collection, 1963.Arthur... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2019

A rare large mottled brown and greenish-beige jade bird-form pendant, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 820. A rare large mottled brown and greenish-beige jade bird-form pendant, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC; 2 ½ in. (5.9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The pendant is possibly repurposed from a cong and is carved as a bird in flight with outspread wings and tail decorated in intaglio lines. The beak has a bull-nose perforation for suspension. The greenish-beige jade has some brown inclusions... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2019

A rare greenish-yellow jade dragon silkworm pendant, Late Shang-Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-9th century BC

Lot 815. A rare greenish-yellow jade dragon silkworm pendant, Late Shang-Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-9th century BC; 1 7/8 in. (4.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The pendant of curved shape has the head of a bottle-horned dragon and the body of a silkworm and is pierced with one hole at the mouth and another in the tail. The semi-translucent jade is of pale green color with a yellowish tinge.  Provenance: A. W.... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2019

A rare greyish-white jade owl-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 13th-10th century BC

Lot 812. A rare greyish-white jade owl-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 13th-10th century BC; 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The thick pendant is carved as an owl with extended wings as if in flight and seen from above, the features delineated by thin grooved lines on both sides. The beak has a bull-nose perforation for suspension. The semi-translucent stone of greyish-white color has buff... [Lire la suite]

15 septembre 2019

A very rare miniature bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 806. A very rare miniature bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) high with handle. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 495,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The pear-shaped body of oval section is raised on a foot encircled by a band of stylized dragons and is finely cast on each side with a large taotie mask formed by a pair of dragons confronted on a flange, their raised, hooked tails positioned above... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

A small grey and buff jade figural pendant, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

lOT 627. A small grey and buff jade figural pendant, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8).1 3/8 in. (3.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The pendant is carved as a standing figure wearing a long, wide-sleeved robe and a hat, and is pierced on each side through the waist. The now opaque jade is of grey and buff color.  Provenance: J. T. Tai & Co., New York, 1964.Arthur M. Sackler Collections.Else Sackler.Elizabeth A. Sackler. Note: Compare the similarly rendered... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

Bada Shanren (Zhu Da, 1626-1705), Birds and Ducks

Lot 334. Bada Shanren (Zhu Da, 1626-1705), Birds and Ducks. Set of four hanging scrolls; ink on satin. Each scroll: 81 7/8 x 21 5/8 in. (208 x 55 cm.). Each painting with two seals of the artist. Each painting with two seals of Song Lao (1634-1713). Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,202,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2009. Provenance: The Estate of C.T. Loo; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 10-11 October 1962, lot 429. Literature: Victoria... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A sancai-glazed pottery circular tray and six cups, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 716. A sancai-glazed pottery circular tray and six cups, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Tray 9 5/8 in. (24.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The shallow tray is raised on a circular foot ring and has upright sides decorated in green, amber and cream glazes that are arranged in stripes on the exterior and fall in an irregular line on the unglazed interior and underside. The cups, of varying sizes and shapes, are splash-glazed in a similar palette. Together... [Lire la suite]