02 mai 2016

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

Lot 265. A blue and white soft-paste square vase, cong, 18th century. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,800 - 6,400). Photo: Bonhams. Each face moulded with archaistic ribs, with a dense diaper ground with foliate cartouches, the neck and foot painted with floral borders. 34cm (13 3/8in) high Note: Compare with a very similar vase sold in Christie's New York, 30 March 2005, lot 1491. And another, 18th century, in Sotheby's London, 4 November 2009, lot 194. Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2016

A chicken-bone jade cylindrical tube, cong, Western Zhou Dynasty

Lot 4. A chicken-bone jade cylindrical tube, cong, Western Zhou Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€11,000 - 17,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of short cylindrical square section, decorated with stylised faces incised with small eyes and protruding large noses on the four angled corners, the opaque stone of chalky white colour with grey specks. 8.9cm (3 1/2in) diam. Note: Although their exact function and meaning are still unclear, according to the Zhouli (a Han reconstruction of a lost Zhou... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

A mottled yellow and brown jade cylindrical vessel, cong, Neolithic Period or later

Lot 2. A mottled yellow and brown jade cylindrical vessel, cong, Neolithic Period or later. Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€9,000 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of characteristic square-sectioned tubular form, the stone of varying pale and dark yellowish-brown tones. 8.8cm (3 1/2in) high Bonhams. THE SZE YUAN TANG COLLECTION OF CHINESE JADES, 11:00 HKT, HONG KONG, ADMIRALTY
02 avril 2016

A mottled green jade vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture

Lot 1. A mottled green jade vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture. Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 80,000 (€5,600 - 9,000). Photo: Bonhams. The thick-walled cong of square-sectioned form, with two registers of stylised masks below striated bands carved at each corner, the stone of a green tone suffused with buff and yellowish-brown inclusions. 7.5cm (3in) high Published and Illustrated: Art and Imitation in China, Hong Kong, 2006, p.130, no.21 Exhibited: University Museum and Art Gallery, The... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

An olive-white and russet jade cong, possibly Eastern Zhou dynasty

Lot 3. An olive-white and russet jade cong, possibly Eastern Zhou dynasty. Estimate HK$220,000 – HK$350,000 ($28,495 - $45,334). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The rectangular body with flat sides between a circular collar at either end, the semi-translucent stone with russet markings and areas of opaque, milky russet colour on one side. 9 3/4 in. (25 cm) high Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Provenance: A. W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963Arthur M. Sackler Collections; sold at Christie's New York,... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

A large greyish-green, brown and opaque buff jade cong, possibly Eastern Zhou dynasty, 6th century BC

Lot 2. A large greyish-green, brown and opaque buff jade cong, possibly Eastern Zhou dynasty, 6th century BC. Estimate HK$150,000 – HK$250,000 ($19,429 - $32,381). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The broad body with flat, thick-walled sides between circular collars of equal height, the greyish-green stone now with brown and extensive opaque buff alteration. 7 5/8 in. (19.7 cm.) high, wood stand Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1989 ... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2016

An olive-white and opaque ivory jade cong, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 7th-6th century BC

Lot 1. An olive-white and opaque ivory jade cong, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 7th-6th century BC. Estimate HK$150,000 – HK$250,000 ($19,429 - $32,381). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The plain, flat sides between two shallow cylindrical collars, the semi-translucent stone of pale olive-tinged white colour with extensive areas of ivory-coloured opaque alteration. 3 in. (7.5 cm.) wide, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 2000 Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

A pair of celadon-glazed vases (cong), Late Qing dynasty

Lot 154, A pair of celadon-glazed vases (cong), Late Qing dynasty. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each body of square section rising from a low foot to a short circular tapering neck, molded to each side with blossoming peony, prunus, lotus and chrysanthemum, covered overall with a pale celadon glaze, the base with an apocryphal six-character Yongzheng mark, wood stands (4). Height 11 3/8  in., 28.9 cm Sotheby's. Chinese Art from Caramoor Center for Music and the... [Lire la suite]
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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]
16 février 2016

Archaic jade carvings from the world’s greatest collections

A rare and finely carved mottled opaque jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 3rd millenium B.C.; 3 in. (7.7 cm.) wide. Estimate: $100,000–150,000. This work is offered in Dongxi Studio — Important Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings from a Distinguished Private Collection at Christie's New York on 17 March 2016. The ancient Chinese considered jade the most precious of all materials, prizing it more than gold, silver or bronze. Sophisticated jade and lapidary production techniques had already been mastered by the... [Lire la suite]