28 mars 2016

A grey and black jade carving of a chimera, bixie, Han Dynasty or later

Lot 33, A grey and black jade carving of a chimera, bixie, Han Dynasty or later. Estimate HK$ 150,000 - 200,000 (€17,000 - 23,000). Photo: Bonhams. The mythical beast in an aggressive stance ready to pounce, with its head turned left and jaws wide open, the muscular body framed by a pair of wings and with a bifurcated tail, the stone of a greyish-white tone with various gradients of dark brown inclusions and veins. 5.5cm (2 1/8in) long Published and Illustrated: Art and Imitation in China, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2016

A rare jade carving of a chimera, bixie, Han Dynasty or later

Lot 32, A rare jade carving of a chimera, bixie, Han Dynasty or later. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€23,000 - 35,000). Photo: Bonhams. Carefully carved in mid-stride with wings issuing from the muscular front legs, its body with incised details and a bifurcated tail, the beast's head with opened jaws depicting a ferocious facial expression framed by a long beard and a pair of curved horns, the pale greenish-grey stone with calcified opaque buff areas. 8.7cm (3 3/8in) long Published and... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2015

New York firm's specialists tracked private sources to bring fresh antiques to auction

Combined full-length and close-up views of important Chinese white jade figural study of lady carrying peach branch over shoulder. Provenance: Estate of Sen. William Andrews Clark (1839-1925) and thence by descent; Christie’s auction ‘The Clark Family, An American Dynasty.’ Est. $25,000-$35,000. Image courtesy of Lester Ramsey Auctions. FOREST HILLS, NY.- Kyo Wu, the trusted art historian who founded Lester Ramsey Auctions in 2010, said his team left no stone unturned in preparing for the company’s Dec. 6 Fine... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Some famous Baroque Pearls

Flemish manufacture. Pendant depicting Hercules, gold, enamel and pearl, Scaramazza, 16th century,via Christie"s Geneva Flemish manufacture. Pendant in the form of a marine animal in gold, enamel, precious pearl piettre, Scaramazza, 16th century, via Christie"s Geneva. "The Canning Jewel". Flemish manufacture. Gold, precious stones, pearl Scaramazza from 16th century, Victoria and Albert Museum, London © Victoria Albert Museum. Dutch Manufacture, 16th century, gold and enamel pendant with baroque pearl in the form of a... [Lire la suite]