31 mai 2019

An exceptionally rare white and russet jade 'eagle and bear' group, Ming Dynasty or earlier

Lot 32. An exceptionally rare white and russet jade 'eagle and bear' group, Ming Dynasty or earlier; 8cm (3in) wide. Estimate HK$400,000 - 600,000 (US$51,000 - 77,000). Sold for HK$ 875,625 (€ 100,120) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Exquisitely carved in the round as a crouching bear in movement with the right foreleg extended forward, being attacked by a fierce eagle with its beak biting the bear's back and its claws grasping the hind haunches, the bear superbly detailed with the eyes gazing forward... [Lire la suite]

04 janvier 2019

A silver-inlaid iron square seal, Ming dynasty or earlier

Lot 148. A silver-inlaid iron square seal, Ming dynasty or earlier; 2 1/2 in. (5.9 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 118,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The square seal is cast with a finial in the form of two lion heads confronted on a flaming pearl. The surface is finely inlaid with silver with a pair of sinuous dragons on top and waves on the sides. The seal face is cast with an inscription in seal script, Ningyuan jiangjun zhang, 'Seal of General... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2018

A black and celadon jade figure of a cicada and a brown jade figure of a bird of prey, Ming dynasty or earlier

Lot 11. A black and celadon jade figure of a cicada and a brown jade figure of a bird of prey, Ming dynasty or earlier; 7 and 5 cm, 2 3/4  and 2 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD (4,795 USD). © Sotheby's. the stylised cicada with extensive black inclusions to one side; the flying bird detailed with incised plumage, rounded eyes and a pointed beak. Provenance: Collection of Emil Hultmark (1872-1943), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2016

A superbly carved russet jade figure of a recumbent mythical beast, Ming dynasty or earlier

Lot 38. A superbly carved russet jade figure of a recumbent mythical beast, Ming dynasty or earlier. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. rendered crouching with its head turned slightly to the left, the beast detailed with bulging eyes and powerful claws, the softly polished stone of a yellowish-green colour with patches of dark brown - 8 cm, 3 1/4  in. Notes: The development of sculptures of mythical creatures occurred during the Han dynasty when they began to appear in... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2016

A Chinese moulded qingbai square form vase, Ming dynasty or earlier

Lot 151. A Chinese moulded qingbai square form vase, Ming dynasty or earlier. Estimate $1,500-2,000. Photo Freemans. of slender bottle form, the square section vase molded with peonies and other flowers, glaze of pale celadon tone. H: 9 1/4 in., 23.5 cm    Provenance: Property of a New Jersey collector  Freeman's. Asian Arts, Sat, Sep 10 2016 10:00 AM