02 novembre 2022

A celadon jade pig-dragon, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 105. A celadon jade pig-dragon, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture; 3.5 cm. Lot sold: 756,000 HKD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 tof iconic form, modelled as a stylised coiled dragon with a thick and softly rounded body, depicted with a short upturned snout with furrows between large circular eyes, the neck drilled for suspension. Provenance: Artistic Sources Arts Co., Hong... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2020

A celadon jade three-hole plaque, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 35. A celadon jade three-hole plaque, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 8.8 cm, 3 ½ in.. Estimate: 80,000 - 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 226,800 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. pierced with three perforations of increasing sizes with the outline corresponding in form, the pale celadon stone with light russet inclusions. Property from the Hei-Chi Collection. Literature: Jiang Tao and Liu Yunhui, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, pp. 24-25. Note: This type of jade... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2020

A rare yellow jade zhulong ('pig dragon'), Neolithic Period, Hongshan Culture

Lot 102. A rare yellow jade zhulong ('pig dragon'), Neolithic Period, Hongshan Culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 7.2 cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,575,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the beast with an iconic coiled body, depicted with large bulging eyes, a wrinkled snout and slightly protruding ears, the signature slit below the sealed lips terminated before meeting the central perforation, its neck drilled for... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2020

A yellow jade owl, probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 374. A yellow jade owl, probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC);  cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 162,500 HKD (18,517 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the bird with wings outstretched, the stone of an even pale yellow tone flecked with russet.  Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020.
12 juin 2020

A miniature yellow jade humanoid figure, probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 373. A miniature yellow jade humanoid figure, probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 4 cm, 1 5/8  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 93,750 HKD (10,683 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. worked in the form of a crowned humanoid with arms crossed to the front, detailed with almond-shaped eyes, the stone of a yellowish tone with russet inclusions.  Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2020

Three jade slit rings and a jade bead, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 372. Three jade slit rings and a jade bead, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 2 to 5 cm, 3/4  to 2 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 112,500 HKD (12,820 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising a yellow jade and two celadon jade slit rings and a barrel-shaped bead. Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020.

12 juin 2020

A pale yellow jade 'double cicada', probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 369. A pale yellow jade 'double cicada', probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 2 cm,  3/4  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD (15,669 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of curved form, carved in the form of two adjacent abstract cicadas detailed with eyes, the stone of an even pale yellow tone. Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020
30 mai 2020

A jade 'toothed animal mask' ornament and a green jade 'face' pendant, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 5004. A jade 'toothed animal mask' ornament and a green jade 'face' pendant, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 8.4 cm, 3 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Sold for 47,500 HKD (5,177 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of generous proportions, the thick blade tapering at one end and outlined with rounded edges, one side with a concave groove marked with concentric rings, the lustrous stone of a pale greyish-beige colour accentuated with brown and white... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

A celadon jade 'bird' amulet, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 5123. A celadon jade 'bird' amulet, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 4.3 cm, 1 5/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Sold for 50,000 HKD (5,916 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted with bulging eyes and flanked by a pair of wide angular wings, the body subtly worked with a horizontal groove above three vertical concave bands simulating tail feathers, the reverse pierced with an aperture for suspension, the stone of a warm yellowish-celadon colour. ... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2019

A celadon jade bird-form amulet, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 724. A celadon jade bird-form amulet, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 4.8 cm, 1 7/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot Sold 750,000 HKD . © Sotheby's. depicted with bulging eyes and an undercut chin, its body carved in relief with four small triangles simulating the talons. Exhibited: Angus Forsyth and Brian McElney, Jades from China, The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, 1994, cat. no. 14. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]