29 mai 2020

A brown and black jade cong, Neolithic period, probably Liangzhu culture

Lot 5021. A brown and black jade cong, Neolithic period, probably Liangzhu culture (3400–2250 BC); 6.4 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Sold for 100,000 HKD (16,269 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section with a central aperture, the stone of a mottled greenish-celadon colour with dark brown patches, wood stand. Provenance: The Huai Qin Ge Collection, acquired during the 1960s to 1980s.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1st June 2017, 353. ... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2020

A green jade archaistic cylindrical vessel, cong, Qing Dynasty

Lot 73. A green jade archaistic cylindrical vessel, cong, Qing Dynasty; 8cm (3in) high. Estimate HK$80,000-120,000. Sold for HK$ 5,440,000 (€ 649,994). Photo Bonhams. Of cylindrical square-sectioned form, carved on all four sides of the exterior with three registers of stylised masks featuring prominent eyes, the stone of an even pale yellowish-green tone with buff-coloured inclusions. Note: The present lot is a good example of the Qing dynasty version of an archaic jade cong. The Qing dynasty... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2020

A blue-glazed vase, cong, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1906)

Lot 186. A blue-glazed vase, cong, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1906); 29.2cm, 11½in. Estimate 6,000-8,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,125 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of square section, rising from a ring foot to a short tapering neck, moulded on the sides in relief with a pair of elephant head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall with a rich purplish-blue glaze, inscribed to the base with a six-character reign mark. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 13 May 2015, 11:00 AM
27 mars 2020

An olive-green and brown jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, circa 2500 BC

Lot 2000. An olive-green and brown jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, circa 2500 BC; 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 245,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The cong is of square cross section surrounding a central circular tube with rounded square collars, and tapers slightly from top to bottom. The sides are divided into seven registers with a stylized face at each of the four corners, the masks in the lower six... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2020

A blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2015. A blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 11 1/2 in. (29.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The rectangular body of archaistic form with characteristic circular foot ring and mouth rim, applied with a pair of moulded elephant-heads, each suspending a mock ring-handle, covered in a lustrous, dark violet-blue glaze, thinning to a lighter blue on... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2020

A blue-glazed cong, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908)

Lot 427. A blue-glazed cong, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908); 29.2cm., 11 1/2 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of square section rising from a ring foot to a short tapering neck, moulded on the sides in relief with a pair of elephant head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall with a rich purplish blue glaze, inscribed to the base with a six-character Guangxu mark.   Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]

31 janvier 2020

A copper-red decorated square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3262. A copper-red decorated square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 1,060,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.   The vase is of archaistic shape, raised on a circular foot ring and the rectangular body of square cross-section. The exterior is decorated to each panel in pencil design with four arabesques centered by a floral bloom, surrounded by... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2019

A fine blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3707. A fine blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 680,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The rectangular body of archaistic form with characteristic circular foot ring and mouth rim, applied with a pair of moulded elephant-heads, each suspending a mock ring-handle, covered in a lustrous, dark violet-blue glaze, thinning to a lighter blue on... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2019

A blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1803. A blue-glazed square vase, cong,  Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 11 1/2 in. (29.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 343,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The rectangular body of archaistic form with characteristic circular foot ring and mouth rim, applied with a pair of moulded elephant-heads, each suspending a mock ring-handle, covered in a lustrous, dark violet-blue glaze, paling to lighter blue on extremities,... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

A small calcified jade cong, possibly Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (c. 3300-2250 BC)

Lot 691. A small calcified jade cong, possibly Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (c. 3300-2250 BC); 2.3 cm, 7/8  in.. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,375,000 HKD (175,656 USD). © Sotheby's. each corner carved with a stylised animal mask design, the four faces divided with a gently recessed vertical band in the centre of each side.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]