26 mai 2019

A white jade 'boy and drum' group, Song-Yuan Dynasty

Lot 202. A white jade 'boy and drum' group, Song-Yuan Dynasty; 6cm (2 3/8) wide. Estimate £ 8,000 - 12,000. Sold for £ 18,812 (€ 21,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Finely carved as a recumbent boy, lying in a relaxed posture wearing a short tunic, his head raised and his face rendered with a cheerful expression, holding between his outstretched arms a drum, the stone of even greenish-white tone with russet inclusions cleverly utilised to accentuate the forehead, box.  Provenance: Christie's Paris,... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2019

A brown jade carving of a bixie, Song-Ming Dynasty

Lot 211. A brown jade carving of a bixie, Song-Ming Dynasty; 8.8cm (3 1/2in) high. Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The beast deftly carved with head raised, a single horn curling down towards the back with knobbly spine, the flat-cut muzzle with bulbous nose, the large eyes beneath scallop-shaped brows, small stylised wings rising from the hind legs, a long curling tail wrapped around the left haunch, the dark stone accented with patches of russet skin, box... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2019

Six jade carvings of boys, Yuan Dynasty and later

Lot 208. Six jade carvings of boys, Yuan Dynasty and later. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 31,285). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Comprising a pale green jade 'boys and drum' group, 7cm (2 6/8in) long; a white jade carving of a kneeling boy carrying a lantern and stalk of grain over his shoulder, 4.5cm (1 3/4in) long; a small white jade 'boy' seal, 3cm (1 2/8in) long; a white and russet jade standing figure carrying a lotus and ruyi sceptre, 8.5cm (3 3/8in) high; a grey... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2019

A group of seven stone and jade ritual blades, Neolithic Period to Zhou Dynasties

Lot 96. A group of seven stone and jade ritual blades, Neolithic Period to Zhou Dynasties. The largest: 12.3cm (4 1/8in) long. Estimate £ 800 - 1,200 (€ 930 - 1,400). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Including: a semi-circular stone blade with two apertures; an unusual arrow-head form blade with a large hole; and a rectangular jade implement with a chiselled terminal end.  The Durwin Tang Collection of Chinese Jades. Bonhams. Asian Art, London, 13 May 2019 - 14 May 2019
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01 mai 2019

Three green and russet jade bi discs, Han Dynasty or later

Lot 95. Three green and russet jade bi discs, Han Dynasty or later. The largest bi 14cm (5.1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 1,500 - 2,000 (€ 1,700 - 2,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Carved with spiral and geometric designs; and a mottled green and russet jade mythical beast seal, Ming Dynasty or earlier.  The Durwin Tang Collection of Chinese Jades. Bonhams. Asian Art, London, 13 May 2019 - 14 May 2019
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01 mai 2019

A selection of blades and axe heads, Neolithic Period to Zhou Dynasties

Lot 94. A selection of blades and axe heads, Neolithic Period to Zhou Dynasties. The longest 8.2cm (3.1/4in). Estimate £ 1,500 - 2,000 (€ 1,700 - 2,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Comprising: a stone axe; a dark grey jade axe; an olive and russet streaked jade spearhead; and three green jade blades.  The Durwin Tang Collection of Chinese Jades. Bonhams. Asian Art, London, 13 May 2019 - 14 May 2019  
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26 novembre 2018

An exceptionally rare and important yellow jade 'Heavenly' horse, tianma, Song Dynasty or earlier

Lot 110. An exceptionally rare and important yellow jade 'Heavenly' horse, tianma, Song Dynasty or earlier; 7.6cm (3in) long. Estimate: HK$1,500,000.00 - HK$2,000,000.00 (€ 170,000 - 220,000). Unsold. © Bonhams. The mythical beast deftly carved as a recumbent horse with the right foreleg extended forward and the others tucked alongside with detailed hooves, its head raised in anticipation and the mouth open as if neighing, revealing the teeth, with short oval-shaped ears flanking the crested mane... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2018

An exceedingly rare and important white and russet jade carving of a bear, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 108. An exceedingly rare and important white and russet jade carving of a bear, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC- 8 AD); 5.7cm (2 5/16in) long. Estimate: HK$4,000,000.00 - HK$6,000,000.00 (€ 450,000 - 670,000). Sold for HK$ 6,700,000 (€ 752,149). © Bonhams. Powerfully carved in movement, with the right foreleg extended forward, the head slightly tilted to the left, the round eyes gazing forward flanking the nose with small indentations for nostrils, the wide head with incised lines along the edges... [Lire la suite]