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]
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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