14 janvier 2018

An extremely rare archaic jade ornament, huang, possibly Liangzhu culture, Neolithic period-Shang dynasty

Lot 3014. An extremely rare archaic jade ornament, huang, possibly Liangzhu culture, Neolithic period-Shang dynasty. Estimation 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,440,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 of crescent form, perforated at both ends, the longer side decorated in low relief with six mythical-animal masks of various sizes, with the central two being the largest, and those at the ends the smallest, four of which face one direction while the remaining two the other, the stone with a smooth surface of a... [Lire la suite]

24 novembre 2017

A rare grey and green jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)

Lot 1. A rare grey and green jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE). Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€22,000 - 32,000). Sold for HK$ 4,660,000 (€502,452). Photo: Bonhams. Of cylindrical square section, each side divided into five registers, each carved with a stylised mask formed by raised bands and finely incised details, the opaque stone of rich pale grey tone suffused with dark olive-green inclusions. 11.1cm (4 1/4in) high Provenance: The Sze Yuan Tang... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2017

A rare black jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture

Lot 5. A rare black jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture; 17.2cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate HK$400,000 - 600,000 (US$51,000 - 77,000). Sold for HK$ 1,375,000 (€158,018). Photo: Bonhams The thick-walled vessel of slightly tapering square-sectioned tubular form, the sides divided into five registers, each carved with a stylised mask formed by raised bands and incised details, the opaque stone of rich black colour suffused with silvery-white flecks.  ... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2017

A celadon and brown jade 'dragon head' ring ornament, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture

Lot 357. A celadon and brown jade 'dragon head' ring ornament, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 4.6 cm, 1 3/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 20,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's of circular form, carved to one side with an abstract dragon head detailed with bulging eyes, the stone of a variegated greenish-celadon and brown colour Note: This celadon jade piece is modelled in the shape of a round ring of varying thickness, and on the outer side are carved in low relief a dragon head, and the dragon’s ears, and... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A brown and black jade cong, Neolithic period, probably Liangzhu culture

Lot 353. A brown and black jade cong, Neolithic period, probably Liangzhu culture, 6.4 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of square section with a central aperture, the stone of a mottled greenish-celadon colour with some dark brown patches, wood stand  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2017, 02:00 PM 
19 mai 2017

A small russet jade cong and a russet jade ring, probably Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture

Lot 312. A small russet jade cong and a russet jade ring, probably Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the cong carved around with registers of taotie masks; the ring of circular form with a central aperture; both stones of a variegated russet colour - 7.6 and 10.6 cm, 3 and 4 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2017, 02:00 PM
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24 septembre 2016

Online catalog of objects from Stone Age to Han Dynasty launches

A group of ceremonial tubes , most produced by the Liangzhu culture 良渚 (ca. 3300-2250 BCE), Late Neolithic period, ca. 5000-1700 BCE, Jade (nephrite), Gifts of Charles Lang Freer, Arthur M. Sackler, and Dr. Paul Singer. © 2016 Smithsonian Institution WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will launch a digital catalog, "Jades for Life and Death," from its extensive collection of one of the finest holdings of Chinese jades in the world Oct. 6. The first release, in a... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

A mottled green jade vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture

Lot 1. A mottled green jade vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture. Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 80,000 (€5,600 - 9,000). Photo: Bonhams. The thick-walled cong of square-sectioned form, with two registers of stylised masks below striated bands carved at each corner, the stone of a green tone suffused with buff and yellowish-brown inclusions. 7.5cm (3in) high Published and Illustrated: Art and Imitation in China, Hong Kong, 2006, p.130, no.21 Exhibited: University Museum and Art Gallery, The... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

A rare and finely carved mottled opaque jade cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture, 3rd millenium BC

Lot 906. A rare and finely carved mottled opaque jade cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture, 3rd millenium BC. Estimate $100,000 – $150,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The thick-walled cong is carved with squared, projecting corners divided into two registers, each carved with a rudimentary mask formed by two raised bands carved with parallel lines above a pair of incised circular eyes and a simplified nose formed by a small raised band with rounded ends. The stone is now opaque and of mottled... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2016

Archaic jade carvings from the world’s greatest collections

A rare and finely carved mottled opaque jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 3rd millenium B.C.; 3 in. (7.7 cm.) wide. Estimate: $100,000–150,000. This work is offered in Dongxi Studio — Important Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings from a Distinguished Private Collection at Christie's New York on 17 March 2016. The ancient Chinese considered jade the most precious of all materials, prizing it more than gold, silver or bronze. Sophisticated jade and lapidary production techniques had already been mastered by the... [Lire la suite]