29 janvier 2018

A blue and white soft-paste vase, cong, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 194. A blue and white soft-paste vase, cong, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 35.5cm., 14in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 9,375 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2009 the square section body moulded to each corner with four square recessed panels enclosing a horizontal rib, reserved on an underglaze blue floral scroll ground, divided by vertical rectangular panels enclosing composite floral scrolls, supported on a short circular foot with a spearhead band, the tapering neck similarly... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2018

A fine ru-type cong, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 154. A fine ru-type cong, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 29.5cm., 11 5/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 362,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s of square section with straight sides rising from a spreading foot to a short waisted neck, the corners moulded with the bagua (Eight Trigrams) arranged into horizontal registers of two columns divided by undulating vertical bands, pierced with two pairs of circular apertures on one side and two oval apertures at... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2017

A ge-type cong, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

  Lot 33. A ge-type cong, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 28.5cm., 11 ¼in. Estimate 15,000 —20,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s of square section with straight sides rising from a spreading foot to a short waisted neck, moulded on each side with the bagua (Eight Trigrams) arranged into two columns, covered overall in a greyish-blue glaze suffused with a network of russet-brown crackle, stopping at the footring to reveal the brown body, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2017

A fine ru-type cong, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 36. A fine ru-type cong, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 28.7cm., 11 ¼in. Estimate 15,000—20,000 GBP. Lot sold 92,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s of square section with straight sides rising from a spreading foot to a short waisted neck, moulded on each side with the bagua (Eight Trigrams) arranged into two columns, covered overall in a crackled greyish-blue glaze stopping at the footring to reveal the brown body, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark. ... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2017

A rare grey and green jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)

Lot 1. A rare grey and green jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE). Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€22,000 - 32,000). Sold for HK$ 4,660,000 (€502,452). Photo: Bonhams. Of cylindrical square section, each side divided into five registers, each carved with a stylised mask formed by raised bands and finely incised details, the opaque stone of rich pale grey tone suffused with dark olive-green inclusions. 11.1cm (4 1/4in) high Provenance: The Sze Yuan Tang... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2017

A rare black jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture

Lot 5. A rare black jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture; 17.2cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate HK$400,000 - 600,000 (US$51,000 - 77,000). Sold for HK$ 1,375,000 (€158,018). Photo: Bonhams The thick-walled vessel of slightly tapering square-sectioned tubular form, the sides divided into five registers, each carved with a stylised mask formed by raised bands and incised details, the opaque stone of rich black colour suffused with silvery-white flecks.  ... [Lire la suite]

20 mai 2017

A jade pendant, huang, and a cong ; the huang: Neolithic period, Qijia culture, the cong: probably Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 370. A jade pendant, huang, and a cong ; the huang: Neolithic period, Qijia culture, the cong: probably Western Zhou dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the huang of arched form with a small aperture to both ends; the cong of square section with a short neck and foot, wood stand; both stones of a variegated celadon and russet-brown colour - 12 and 6.1 cm, 4 3/4  and 2 3/8  in.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2017, 02:00... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A jade cong, Neolithic period, probably Qijia culture (2200 BC – 1600 BC)

Lot 354. A jade cong, Neolithic period, probably Qijia culture (2200 BC – 1600 BC), 12.7 cm, 5 in.. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of square section, pierced through the center with a cylindrical tube extending at either end to a short neck and foot, the stone of a variegated celadon and brown colour, wood stand Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2017, 02:00 PM 
26 avril 2017

A blue-glazed vase, cong, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 151. A blue-glazed vase, cong, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 30cm (11 3/4in) high.  Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,700 - 7,100). Photo: Bonhams. Modelled after an archaic jade prototype, the square section rising from a short circular foot to a short tapering neck, the rectangular sides applied with a pair of moulded elephant-head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall in a thick and rich purplish-blue glaze. Provenance: acquired from Accorsi, Turin in the 1950s, by... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2017

A dark spinach-green jade cong, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC)

Lot 167. A dark spinach-green jade cong, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC), 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 19,390 - USD 33,610). Price realised HKD 187,500 (USD 24,238) © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. The thick-sided square-section facetted exterior is left undecorated, terminating in a short circular foot and mouth, the interior aperture of characteristic circular section, the highly polished stone of an attractive mottled dark sea-green tone.  ... [Lire la suite]