15 mars 2016

A well-carved jade ring, huan, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 927, A well-carved jade ring, huan, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, 4th-3rd century BC. Estimate USD 12,000 ~ 18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each slightly convex side is finely carved with tiny whorl-shaped spirals within incised borders at the plain inner and outer rims. The finely polished, semi-translucent stone is now of brownish-white color with areas of opaque buff-colored alteration and some dark brown alteration at the outer rim. 3 ¼ in. (8.4 cm) diam., box Provenance: B. K. Wong,... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2016

A small pale greyish greenish-white jade ring, huan, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 923, A small pale greyish greenish-white jade ring, huan, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8). Estimate USD 10,000 ~ 15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each side is crisply carved with a field of comma spirals between raised plain borders at the inner and outer edges. The semi-translucent stone is well-polished and has opaque ivory-colored alteration on one side and patches of the same alteration and some brown alteration on the reverse. 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) diam., box Provenance: B. K .Wong,... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

A carnelian agate faceted ring, huan, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 917, A carnelian agate faceted ring, huan, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Estimate USD 6,000 ~ 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The ring tapers from the beveled inner edge to the outer edge. The highly polished stone is of red color with darker red and brown inclusions. 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) diam., box Provenance: B. K. Wong, 3 May 1994. Literature: Nicole De Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 51, no. 22. ... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

An opaque dark grey and ivory-colored jade huang, Late Warring States Period, 3rd century BC

Lot 918, An opaque dark grey and ivory-colored jade huang, Late Warring States Period, 3rd century BC. Estimate USD 30,000 ~ 50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each side of the curved pendant is carved with comma spirals within narrow, raised borders between the dragon heads at each end. A suspension hole below the upper edge is drilled from one side. The well-polished, now opaque stone is of mottled dark grey and ivory color. Together with J.J. Lally & Co., Oriental Art, Chinese... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

An opaque buff and greyish-green jade huang, Warring States Period, 5th century BC

Lot 915, An opaque buff and greyish-green jade huang, Warring States Period, 5th century BC. Estimate USD 20,000 ~ 30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each side is carved with 'cloud' scrolls interspersed with two bird-headed scrolls with striated details, and separated by a striated border from the similarly decorated ends that represent abstract dragon heads with angular notched edges. A similar striated border outlines the front edge of each head and encircles the suspension holes drilled from each side.... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

An exceptionally rare pale grey jade huang, Western Zhou dynasty, 9th-8th century BC

Lot 910, An exceptionally rare pale grey jade huang, Western Zhou dynasty, 9th-8th century BC. Estimate USD 60,000 ~ 80,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The thick pendant is well carved as a composite animal, with the head of a horned dragon, its long mane finely incised with hair markings below the upper edge above the wings and talons of a bird. It is pierced for suspension at each end with a small bi-conical hole. The stone is semi-translucent and of pale grey color with some dark brown markings or areas... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2016

A very rare white jade openwork scabbard slide, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 928, A very rare white jade openwork scabbard slide, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8). Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The slide of unusual, irregular outline curves under at the ends, and is finely carved in rounded relief and in openwork in the center with a large chilong between two smaller chilong clambering at each end, one with the beak of a bird, the other crawling under the twisted tail of the larger chilong as it pushes against its rear leg. A... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2016

A very rare and superb pale greenish-yellow jade figural pendant, Western Zhou dynasty, 9th-8th century BC

Lot 911, A very rare and superb pale greenish-yellow jade figural pendant, Western Zhou dynasty, 9th-8th century BC. Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The thin, flat plaque of curved outline is finely carved as a crouching humanoid figure shown in profile, the legs drawn up beneath the coiled dragon which forms the arms and trunk of the body, and the head with a distinctive profile and long, upswept hair that forms a backward-facing, S-shaped dragon beneath a small tab pierced with a... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2016

A large well-carved pale greenish-white jade carving of quince, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 954, A large well-carved pale greenish-white jade carving of quince, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The group is finely carved in the form of a large quince and a smaller quince, both borne on a leafy, flowering branch carved in openwork at one end and in high relief on both sides. The well-polished stone of even tone has some added russet color. 5 7/8 in. (15.5 cm.) long, wood stand, box Provenance: Bernstein & Co., San Francisco, 1998. ... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2016

A yellow and 'russet-brown' jade brush washer, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 951, A yellow and 'russet-brown' jade brush washer, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The water vessel is carved in the irregular shape of a large lingzhi head with incurved rim, and is well carved in high relief on the base and the sides with smaller lingzhi heads borne on a gnarled, branching stem. The semi-translucent stone of yellowish tone has opaque areas of dark russet color. 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) wide, wood... [Lire la suite]