19 novembre 2022

'Round Heaven | Square Earth: Ancient Chinese Jade' at TAI Modern

Cong (Ts'ung) Prismatic Cylinder and Bi disc, Qijia Culture, Late Neolithic Period (2100-1600 BCE), jade. © TAI Modern Chinese cosmology views the world in geometric terms. The Earth was square shaped and the Heavens round. As far back as the Neolithic period (10,000 – 2,000 BCE), Chinese artisans have used these shapes to symbolize their universe, which is most apparent when viewing the jade objects on display in Round Heaven | Square Earth: Ancient Chinese Jade. The Neolithic Period witnessed... [Lire la suite]

13 mars 2022

A green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (3300–2300 BC)

Lot 33. A green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (3300–2300 BC). Diameter 2⅜ in., 5.9 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 264,600 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th July 1967, lot 55. Collection of Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.3.3. Note: The present lot represents one of the archetypal jade artefacts from the Liangzhu culture (c. 3300-2300 BC). Cong,... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2022

A large mottled black and brown jade cong, Neolithic period, 3rd millenium BC

Lot 704. A large mottled black and brown jade cong, Neolithic period, 3rd millenium BC; 4 3⁄8 in. (11.1 cm.) square. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 94,500. © Christie's 2022 The thick-walled cylinder has squared, projecting corners decorated with two rudimentary masks each formed by two long horizontal bands above a shorter band with rounded ends and a pair of incised circular eyes. The blackish stone has areas of brown and buff alteration.  Provenance: The Property of a... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2021

A large celadon-glazed crackled square vase, cong, Qing dynasty

Lot 27. A large celadon-glazed crackled square vase, cong, Qing dynasty; 26 cm, 10¼ in. Lot sold: 3,780 EUR (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 EUR). (C) 2021 Sotheby's of archaic jade form, the square section straight-sided body rising from a short foot to a narrow tapering circular neck, covered overall with a pale blue-green crackled glaze, the footrim dressed in a brown wash in imitation of Song dynasty guan wares. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 9 December 2021
02 décembre 2021

Early Chinese Art from the Eberhardt Collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 November 2021

Lot 101. A pale celadon jade cong, Neolithic period, first half of the 2nd millennium BC; h. 15.5 cm, inner d. 6.8 cm. Lot sold: 2,016,000 HKD (Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of Julius Eberhardt (1936-2012), Vienna, acquired in 1994. Literature: Regina Krahl, Sammlung Julius Eberhardt/Collection Julius Eberhardt, Hong Kong, n.d. (1999), cat. no. 33. Note: Originating from the Liangzhu culture in the Yangtze River Delta, jade cong stand... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2021

A large mottled green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture

Lot 389. A large mottled green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (3400–2250 BC); Height 37.8 cm, 14¾ in. Lot sold: 315,000 GBP (Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's of cylindrical form with square projections on four corners, the sides slightly tapering towards the base, each corner carved with stylised mask comprising twin bands of narrow parallel grooves above incised circular ‘eyes’ and a short raised band with rounded ends for the ‘nose’, the dark... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2021

A rare Liangzhu-style beige jade cong

Lot 50. A rare Liangzhu-style beige jade cong. Width 3 in., 7.7 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold: 50,400 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the cylindrical central shaft abutted by four hollow square shafts rising along its sides, each square shaft carved with concave and convex bands with faint traces of two registers of taotie masks with incised lines and eyes, the calcified stone with russet and white variegation. Property from the Junkunc Collection ... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2021

A celadon-glazed 'trigram' vase, cong, Mark and period of Xuantong (1908-1911)

Lot 12. A celadon-glazed 'trigram' vase, cong, Six-character mark in underglaze blue and period of Xuantong (1908-1911); Height 11¼ in., 28.6 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 5,292 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of Johanna (1931-2004) and Frank Uhl (1926-2006), and thence by descent. Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine & Decorative Asian Art, New York, 11-22 June 2021
31 juillet 2021

Qing dynasty monochrome sold at Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 4 June - 25 June 2021

Lot 306. A small guan-type celadon vase, cong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Hauteur: 11,5 cm. (41⁄2 in.). Estimate EUR 2,000 - EUR 3,000. Price Realised EUR 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021   Lot 307. A large flambé-glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Hauteur: 40.7 cm. (16 in.). Estimate EUR 3,500 - EUR 5,500. Price Realised EUR 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021   Lot 308. A large... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2021

A green and russet jade cong, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier

Lot 30. A green and russet jade cong, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier; 21⁄2 in. (6.4 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The cong is carved with plain sides and short collars at both ends. The stone is of pale green tone with russet inclusions and dark natural inclusions.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: The Irving Collection, New York, by 1987. Christie's.... [Lire la suite]