25 février 2016

An Imperial gilt-decorated spinach jade musical chime, qing. Dated Qianlong 29th year, 1764

   Lot 8065. An Imperial gilt-decorated spinach jade musical chime, qing. Dated Qianlong 29th year, corresponding to 1764, the gilding later. Estimate US$ 50,000 - 70,000 (€45,000 - 63,000). Photo: Bonhams. The dark green stone shaped as an asymmetric chevron, with one squared end and one tapered end and a hole for suspension carved at the top angle, each broad side with the gilt-painted traces of a pair of five-clawed dragons reaching towards a flaming pearl among cloud scrolls, the longer upper edge... [Lire la suite]