18 septembre 2021

A dark green jade bi disc, Late Warring States period-Western Han dynasty

Lot 44. A dark green jade bi disc, Late Warring States period-Western Han dynasty. Diameter 6½ in., 16.5 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot sold: 18,900 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of circular form pierced with a central aperture, densely carved to both sides with spiral patterns enclosed within line borders, the stone a deep hunter-green streaked with russet and areas of calcification. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, April 1993. Collection of Jacob and Mary Stein. ... [Lire la suite]

04 janvier 2021

Four hardstone bi discs, Neolithic period, 4th millennium BC

  Lot 8. Four hardstone bi discs, Neolithic period, 4th millennium BC; Largest, 33⁄4 in. (9.5 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 2,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each disc has a central circular aperture. The first is of pale buff green color, the second is of beige and grey color, the third is of pale grey color with light beige patches, and the last is of dark grey color with beige markings. Three of the bi are from Southeast China,... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2021

Two hardstone bi discs, Northwest or Southwest China, 2nd millennium BC

Lot 4. Two hardstone bi discs, Northwest or Southwest China, 2nd millennium BC; The larger, 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised USD 1,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The thick discs are drilled from both sides, and are of mottled greyish-green and yellowish-green colors.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: The Irving Collection, New York, by 1987. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2021

A large jade bi disc, Neolithic period, 3rd millennium BC

  Lot 3. A large jade bi disc, Neolithic period, 3rd millennium BC; 63⁄8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The bi is of a pale beige and green color; together with a creamy buff hardstone bi disc, Northwest or Southwest China, 2nd millennium BC, possibly from Sichuan.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: The Irving... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2021

A mottled pale beige and green jade bi disc, 3rd millennium BC, Liangzhu culture

Lot 2. A mottled pale beige and green jade bi disc, 3rd millennium BC, Liangzhu culture; 57⁄8 in. (15 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The thick disc has a central aperture drilled from both sides, the inner walls with remains of pronounced cutting ridges. The stone is suffused with a network of brown and buff-colored alteration on one side, and is almost completely altered on the reverse.Please note this lot is the... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2018

Jade bi disc with ‘rice-grain’ pattern, China, late Warring States period to early Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC

Jade bi disc with ‘rice-grain’ pattern, China, late Warring States period to early Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC. Diameter: 5 3⁄4 inches, 17 cm. Thickness: 1⁄8 inches, 0.4 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A jade bi disc of circular form with a round aperture cut in the centre. Around the inner and outer edges of the disc are two plain, raised bands. On both sides, the surface of the jade is worked with a symmetrical pattern of repeating raised dots, usually referred to as ‘rice-grain’ pattern. The original... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2017

Two jade bi discs, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 336. Two jade bi discs, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Estimate 40,000-60,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each worked on both sides with the 'grain' pattern, the stones of a greyish celadon tone with calcified milky inclusions; 15.5 and 15 cm, 6 1/8  and 5 7/8  in. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 nov. 2017, 02:00 PM
18 novembre 2016

Art in Quest of Heaven and Truth — Chinese Jades through the Ages

Pei Pendant with phoenix pattern. L. 7.94 cm & Bi Disc with grain pattern. Diam. 7 cm,  Late Warring States Period to early Western Han dynasty, circa 275-141 B.C.E. © National Palace Museum. Jade, cool and hard to touch, yet gracefully beautiful and tenderly warm to look at, is the most constant element that withstands time and a culturally rich object that more than anything else holds the deep feeling and profound thinking of the Chinese people. As far back as over seven thousand... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2011

A Rare White Jade Bi Disc And Album Iricised. Mark And Period of Qianlong

A Rare White Jade Bi Disc And Album Iricised. Mark And Period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's the translucent stone of a milky white tone, meticulously carved in openwork, with four characters Chang yi zisun ('To Benefit Future Generations Forever'), surrounded by two pairs of stylised phoenix, the terminal above deftly carved with a pair of confronting phoenix beneath a scrolling cloud, the narrow sides incised with a Qianlong nianzhi mark and the characters yang zi erbai hao ('Number 200 of Yang'), the jade mounted in an album... [Lire la suite]
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