23 février 2022

A large reddish-brown jade bi disc, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 4th-3rd millenium BC

 Lot 707. A large reddish-brown jade bi disc, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 4th-3rd millenium BC; 8 1⁄4 in. (21 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 113,400. © Christie's 2022 The thick disc has a central aperture drilled from both sides, and is suffused with a network of buff and red alteration.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 November 1995. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2022

A dark blackish-grey stone axe, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 4th-3rd millenium BC

Lot 703. A dark blackish-grey stone axe, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 4th-3rd millenium BC; 6 1⁄2 in. (16.5 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Unsold. © Christie's 2022 The thick axe with rounded, curved edges has a hafting hole drilled from both sides, and the stone is of a blackish-grey color with areas of brown and russet mottling.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 24 November 1984. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2022

A greenish-yellow and brown jade bracelet, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 4th-3rd millenium BC

Lot 702. A greenish-yellow and brown jade bracelet, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 4th-3rd millenium BC; 5 3⁄4 in. (14.5 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 11,340. © Christie's 2022 The thick disc has a central aperture drilled from both sides. The mottled buff stone is suffused with a dense network of brown and russet color.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 November 1995. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2022

A mottled buff and brown jade bi disc, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 4th-3rd millenium BC

Lot 701. A mottled buff and brown jade bi disc, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 4th-3rd millenium BC; 5 3⁄4 in. (14.5 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 18,900. © Christie's 2022 The thick disc has a central aperture drilled from both sides. The mottled buff stone is suffused with a dense network of brown and russet color.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 November 1995. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2020

A jade cong, Liangzhu culture (circa 3300-2300 BC)

Lot 202. A jade cong, Liangzhu culture (circa 3300-2300 BC); 2½ in. (6.5 cm.) across, box. Estimate 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 125,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2020. Provenance: E Yuan Tang Chinese Art, Taipei, acquired in 1985. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 October 2020
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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]

03 janvier 2020

The Norton-Richards Collection of jades sold at Christie's New York, 19 - 20 September 2013

Ralph Hubbard and Elizabeth Caloun Norton, circa 1941. The Norton-Richards Collection of jades was acquired by Ralph H. Norton (1875-1953) and his daughter Beatrice Norton Richards (1920-2001) over a twenty-year period beginning in 1941. After he retired as president of Acme Steel in 1939, Mr. Norton moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, where he developed an interest in jade carvings. He had envisioned establishing a museum to exhibit his fine collection of Post-Impressionist and 20th century American paintings. However,... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2019

A jade four-tiered cong, Liangzhu culture, circa 3300-2300 BC

Lot 2720. A jade four-tiered cong, Liangzhu culture, circa 3300-2300 BC; 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 2,375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The cong is of square cross section surrounding a cylindrically hollowed tube to the centre with rounded square corners, and tapers slightly from top to bottom. The sides are divided into four registers with a stylised mask at each of the four corners, comprising two long bars above a shorter bar and... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2019

An extremely rare three-tiered jade cong, Liangzhu culture, circa 3300-2300 BC

  Lot 2719. An extremely rare three-tiered jade cong, Liangzhu culture, circa 3300-2300 BC; 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000 (USD 642,224 - USD 1,027,559). Price realised HKD 31,325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The cong is of rounded square cross-section. The exterior is divided into three registers by horizontal gouges, each register is incised with a mask motif to each of the four corners. The masks on the upper and lower registers... [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]