28 mai 2019

A rare archaic mottled-green jade vessel, cong, Neolithic, Liangzhu Culture (3400–2250 BC)

Lot 104. A rare archaic mottled-green jade vessel, cong, Neolithic, Liangzhu Culture (3400–2250 BC); 8.5cm (3 3/8in) wide. Estimate: HK$600,000 - HK$800,000. Sold for HK$ 1,875,625 (€ 213,529) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The thick-walled cong carved in a square form, the sides carved with a stylised mask at each of the four corners, each mask formed of two long bars above a shorter bar representing the hair and nose, flanked by two incised rounded eyes, the stone with a glossy... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2019

Sotheby's announces an eclectic offering of objects from the prehistory period to the present

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity V on 2 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In its fifth instalment, the sale offers an eclectic and thought-provoking assemblage of works ranging across time and geographical space, from Ice Age Siberia, to Bronze Age China, Ancient Egypt and Medieval Europe. Highlights include an important Neolithic jade cong from the Liangzhu culture formerly in the distinguished collection of Duan Fang (1861-1911); a monumental stucco Buddha head dating from the... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2014

A jade disc (bi), Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (3400–2250 BC)

Lot 132. A jade disc (bi), Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (3400–2250 BC). Diameter 8 1/8 in., 20.5 cm. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of irregularly circular form with a small central aperture drilled from both sides to form an encircling ridge, the surface with deep gouges, the variegated stone of dark green and russet color with extensive veining.  Provenance: Collection of Armand Trampitsch, acquired prior to 1975.Ader Picard Tajan, Paris, 30th May 1985,... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2014

A jade bracelet, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (3400–2250 BC)

Lot 129. A jade bracelet, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (3400–2250 BC). Diameter 1 7/8 in., 4.8 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 2,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2014. of cylindrical form pierced through the center, the jade of dark green color with extensive areas of calcification.  Provenance: Douanes Exposition Paris, late 19th century. Property from the Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. Literature: Filippo Salviati, Radiant Stones: Archaic Chinese Jades, Hong Kong, 2000, cat. no. 5. ... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2014

A Stone Axe, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu culture (3400–2250 BC)

Lot 118. A Stone Axe, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (3400–2250 BC). Length 7 3/8 in., 18.8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of slightly tapered rectangular shape with a beveled edge, pierced with a circular aperture, the stone of mottled chalky-white color.  Provenance: Acquired in New York, 26th July 1971. Property from the Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 18 Mar 2014, 10:30 AM