14 août 2019

A tall green and buff jade cong, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-17th century or later 

Lot 1084. A tall green and buff jade cong, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-17th century or later; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The mottled stone shading from blue grey to soft olive and moss green with buff veins and inclusions, the central opening drilled from both sides, satiny polish. Provenance: Acquired in the 1950s-60s.   Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2019

A large partially altered pale greyish-white jade ge-halberd blade, Early Western Zhou dynasty, circa 1200-1100 BC

Lot 1259. A large partially altered pale greyish-white jade ge-halberd blade, Early Western Zhou dynasty, circa 1200-1100 BC, together with an altered grey-green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 3rd millenium BC. Blade 15¾ in. (40 cm.) long, cong 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) square. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With median ridge and softly beveled edges extending to the asymmetrical point, the edges of the blade sharply... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2019

A rare archaic mottled-green jade vessel, cong, Neolithic, Liangzhu Culture (3400–2250 BC)

Lot 104. A rare archaic mottled-green jade vessel, cong, Neolithic, Liangzhu Culture (3400–2250 BC); 8.5cm (3 3/8in) wide. Estimate: HK$600,000 - HK$800,000. Sold for HK$ 1,875,625 (€ 213,529) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The thick-walled cong carved in a square form, the sides carved with a stylised mask at each of the four corners, each mask formed of two long bars above a shorter bar representing the hair and nose, flanked by two incised rounded eyes, the stone with a glossy... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2019

A rare black-glazed 'imitation bronze' archaistic vase, cong, 18th-19th century

Lot 305. A rare black-glazed 'imitation bronze' archaistic vase, cong, 18th-19th century; 11 ½ in. (29 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,416 - USD 15,624). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The rectangular body of the vase is decorated to two sides with elephant-head handles above a taotie mask on a leiwen ground. The alternating sides are decorated in relief with a central medallion enclosing a stylised shou character surrounded by kui dragons,... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

Sotheby's announces an eclectic offering of objects from the prehistory period to the present

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity V on 2 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In its fifth instalment, the sale offers an eclectic and thought-provoking assemblage of works ranging across time and geographical space, from Ice Age Siberia, to Bronze Age China, Ancient Egypt and Medieval Europe. Highlights include an important Neolithic jade cong from the Liangzhu culture formerly in the distinguished collection of Duan Fang (1861-1911); a monumental stucco Buddha head dating from the... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2019

A Guan-type cong, Tongzhi mark and period (1862-1874)

  Lot 333.  A Guan-type cong, Tongzhi mark and period (1862-1874); 28cm., 11in. Estimate 7,000 - 9,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,750 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. the square-form body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck, moulded on each side with the Eight Trigrams, covered overall in a translucent celadon glaze suffused with a subtle light russet crackle, the base with a six-character reign mark. Provenance:A Danish Private Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2018

A celadon-glazed 'bagua' vase (cong), Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908)

Lot 1110. A celadon-glazed 'bagua' vase (cong), Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908). Height 10 1/2  in., 26.7 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $5,000. © Sotheby's the body of square section rising from a short straight circular foot to a tapering circular neck with a lipped rim, molded with the 'Eight Trigrams' to each of the four sides, covered overall in a lustrous celadon glaze, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Acquired in the 1940s, and... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2018

A rare Longquan celadon vase, cong, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 608. A rare Longquan celadon vase, cong, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368); 16.7 cm, 6 5/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. of archaistic cong form set on a stand, the upper section decorated with raised horizontal bands within a raised square frame along the edges, the lower section encircled with two floral bands above an aperture on each side, covered overall in an olive-green glaze.   Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 5th... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2018

A blue-glazed cong, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 121. A blue-glazed cong, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 29.2cm., 11 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 79,250 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 Qianlong seal mark, with wood stand and Japanese wooden box. Quantity: 3. ... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2018

A celadon-glazed vase, cong, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 103. A celadon-glazed vase, cong, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 21.5cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 20,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. modelled after the archaic jade prototype, the body of square section rising from a short spreading circular foot to a tapering circular ribbed neck, moulded with the bagua (Eight Trigrams) to each of the straight sides, covered overall in a pale celadon glaze, the base with a six-character Qianlong seal mark. ... [Lire la suite]