18 septembre 2021

A stone axe, Neolithic period

Lot 45. A stone axe, Neolithic period. Length 5½ in., 14.1 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 USD. Lot sold: 10,080 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of circular form pierced with a central aperture, densely carved to both sides with spiral patterns enclosed within line borders, the stone a deep hunter-green streaked with russet and areas of calcification. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, February 1997. Collection of Jacob and Mary Stein. Christie's New York, 20th-21st... [Lire la suite]

17 juillet 2021

A stone head of a luohan, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

  Lot 5079. A stone head of a luohan, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); h. 37 cm, overall 69 cm, wood stand. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 40,320 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
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10 janvier 2021

A carved stone figure of a pig, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 1076. A carved stone figure of a pig, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); l. 46 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot sold: 50,400 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020
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21 octobre 2020

A stone bird-form toggle, Hongshan Culture (circa 4000-3000 BC)

Lot 220. A stone bird-form toggle, Hongshan Culture (circa 4000-3000 BC); 2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm.) long, box. Estimate 10,000 - HKD 20,000. Price realised HKD 32,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2020. The Juyi Studio Collection. Provenance: E Yuan Tang Chinese Art, Taipei, acquired in 1985. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 October 2020
09 octobre 2020

A stone Buddhist stele, 6th-7th century

Lot 906. A stone Buddhist stele, 6th-7th century; 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Carved on one side with Maitreya Buddha seated at the center with his legs pendent and each foot resting on an individual lotus base, flanked by two bodhisattvas standing on lotus bases, the reverse carved with a pair of standing bodhisattvas flanking the Buddha seated in dhyanasana at the center of... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2020

A stone boat-form water pot, 18th century

Lot 1113. A stone boat-form water pot, 18th century; 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The oblong stone, hollowed to use as a water pot, is suggestive of a boat and is supported on an intricately carved hardwood stand of crashing waves. Together with a silver spoon with a mark reading Xiangyuanxin, possibly a silver shop mark; wood stand, Japanese box. Provenance: Arts of Chen, Taipei. ... [Lire la suite]

04 avril 2020

Hacha, Maya, Classique Récent, 550-950 ap. J.-C.

Lot 24. Hacha, Maya, Classique Récent, 550-950 ap. J.-C. Pierre avec traces de pigment rouge. Hauteur : 28 cm. (7 in. Estimate EUR 40,000 - EUR 50,000 (USD 43,890 - USD 54,863). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Hacha sculptée dans une pierre d’étroite section avec des traces de pigment rouge soulignant les zones piquetées, représentant une tête humaine stylisée de profil avec une longue moustache effilée, des lèvres entrouvertes, une partie de visage, sous les yeux, travaillée par... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2019

Shang dynasty Jade from the Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III at Sotheby's New York, 10 september 2019

Lot 220. An exceptional and rare archaic green jade ceremonial blade (ge), Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE). Length 12 1/8  in., 30.8 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. thinly carved with the elongated yuan extending to a gently tapered tip, with a beveled edge on one side, the end finely incised with a band of lozenge patterns between triple lines, the nei pierced with an aperture and carved at the end with... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

An Important Stone Head of Buddha, Indonesia, Central Java, 9th Century

Lot 23. An Important Stone Head of Buddha, Indonesia, Central Java, 9th Century; 15 ¾ in. (39.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 509,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Finely carved with bow-shaped mouth and downcast eyes centered by a raised urna, flanked by pendulous pierced earlobes, the hair in snail-shell curls over the conicalushnisha. Provenance: With Aaron Vecht, Amsterdam, 1932.Private Collection, New York, 1939-1960s.Collection of Robert H.... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A stone head of Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 986. A stone head of Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  With bow-shaped mouth, full cheeks, and heavy-lidded eyes, the tight rows of hair surmounted by a tall diadem centered with an image of Amitabha. Provenance: Mrs. Brooke Astor, New York.Bequest from the estate of the above, 2007. Literature: W. Adelson et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection:... [Lire la suite]