22 mars 2019

A large pale celadon jade 'Lion and Cub' group, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 580. A large pale celadon jade 'Lion and Cub' group, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Length 6 5/8  in., 16.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 200,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. crisply carved as a recumbent lion with the head turned to the left with one front paw resting on a small cub, the heads detailed with large rounded eyes, ruyi-shaped snouts, the mouths agape to reveal rows of teeth, the mane and fur worked in neat spirals flanked by a pair of flattened... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2019

An archaistic pale celadon jade baluster vase and cover, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 265. An archaistic pale celadon jade baluster vase and cover, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Height 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 150,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. supported on a short stem-foot encircled by a raised fillet, the body rising conically before sweeping in at the shoulder to a cylindrical neck and galleried rim, stylized 'cicada' pendants carved in low relief extending from the shoulder down the body, the neck, shoulder, and lower body each set with... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

A pale celadon jade 'Chilong' belt plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1424. A pale celadon jade 'Chilong' belt plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Length 3 3/4 in., 9.5 cm. Estimate: 3,000-5,000 USD. Sold Price: 5,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the oval stone carved in openwork with a prowling chilong, its long furcated tail interweaving with the curling stem of a blossoming lotus, all over a network of pierced curls and bordered by an integral band of beads, set in the cover of a later metal box (2). Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 15 Sep... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2018

A pale celadon jade brush washer, 17th century

Lot 254. A pale celadon jade brush washer, 17th century. Length 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 10,625 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides encircled by five variously sized chilong clambering upwards over the rim, all resting on a short ring foot, the stone with patches of white mottling.  Provenance: Sotheby’s New York, 5th June 1985, lot 24. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 16 sept.... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2018

Plaque en jade céladon pâle

Lot 169. Plaque en jade céladon pâle; 22,7 x 27,1 cm, 9 by 10 5/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 30,000 EUR. Lot sold 56,250 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. de forme rectangulaire, une face finement sculptée en plusieurs niveaux de reliefs d'une scène animée par la triade Fulushou dans un paysage rocheux planté d'une pagode, l'autre face sculptée de deux grues parmi les roches escarpées, les pins noueux et une cascade tumultueuse, socle en bois (2). A well-carved pale celadon... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2018

A pale celadon jade figure of a boy, 17th-18th century

Lot 689. A pale celadon jade figure of a boy, 17th-18th century; 6.7 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. portrayed lying on his front and carrying a spray of lotus leaves behind his back, the stone with faint russet veins. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 May 2018.
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28 décembre 2017

A pale celadon jade carving of a crab, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 250. A pale celadon jade carving of a crab, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; length 4 in., 10.2 cm. Est. 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. finely carved in the round as a crab from a pale celadon stone utilizing the russet inclusions to enhance the carving, realistically rendered with eight limbs and two large pinchers, wreathed by long slender bending stems bearing a bloom, pod and pad of lotus and an ear of millet, wood stand (2). ... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2017

An important pale celadon jade brushpot, bitong, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 251. An important pale celadon jade brushpot, bitong, Qing dynasty, 18th century; height 6 3/4 in., 17.1 cm diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Est. 300,000—400,000 USD. Lot sold 662,500 USD to an Asian Private. Photo: Sotheby's. of cylindrical shape and resting on five delicate bracket feet, the body subtly and skillfully carved around the exterior with an immortal in a windswept stance accompanied by three attendants, the group crossing a river and traversing craggy mountain paths, the immortal carrying a large... [Lire la suite]
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28 décembre 2017

A fine and large pale celadon jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 260. A fine and large pale celadon jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); height 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 926,500 USD to an Asian Private. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular section, the body of slightly tapered form rising from a low splayed foot, the sides finely carved in low-relief with a central hibiscus flower within intricately formed leafy panels below a pair of shuang xi('double happiness')... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2017

Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate

Lot 1. A large Chinese celadon jade ewer and cover, Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate: £1,000-2,000. Price: £8,500. Courtesy Woolley & Wallis LONDON.- Four valuable Chinese jade miniature vessels have been recovered and successfully sold at Woolley & Wallis after being stolen over 12 years ago by M. O. At the time of the theft, O. and fellow thief Robert Barrett had recently served time in prison for similar crimes which were described by the Judge during sentencing as “despicable”. The men targeted elderly... [Lire la suite]