12 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (Zhi), Late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 29. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Late Shang dynasty-early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 8⅛ in., 20.5 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2021 the compressed pear-shaped body of oval section rising from a tall, slightly splayed foot to a flared rim, the waisted neck flanked by a pair of lug handles and decorated with borders of geometric motifs echoed on the foot, all below a frieze of cicadas encircling the rim, the domed cover with a scrollwork border... [Lire la suite]

14 juin 2021

A small bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC)

Lot 3103.  A  small bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC); 5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realised HKD 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Provenance: Takeuchi, Kyoto, 1989The Sze Yuan Tang CollectionSold at Christie’s New York, 16 September 2010, lot 806. Exhibited: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2002-2006. Christie’s. Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, 27 May-11... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

A green jade archaistic cylindrical vessel, cong, Qing Dynasty

Lot 73. A green jade archaistic cylindrical vessel, cong, Qing Dynasty; 8cm (3in) high. Estimate HK$80,000-120,000. Sold for HK$ 5,440,000 (€ 649,994). Photo Bonhams. Of cylindrical square-sectioned form, carved on all four sides of the exterior with three registers of stylised masks featuring prominent eyes, the stone of an even pale yellowish-green tone with buff-coloured inclusions. Note: The present lot is a good example of the Qing dynasty version of an archaic jade cong. The Qing dynasty... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

A yellow and russet jade archaistic 'chi dragon' disc, bi, 17th-18th century

Lot 72. A yellow and russet jade archaistic 'chi dragon' disc, bi, 17th-18th century; 6.2cm (2 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$30,000-50,000. Sold for HK$ 4,240,000 (€ 506,613). Photo Bonhams. The pierced oval disc worked in high relief on both sides, encircled by five frolicking chi dragons, the stone ranging from a pale greenish-yellow to dark brown tones. Note: Yellow jades are considered to be one of the rarest amongst all nephrite jades. This intricately reticulated carving is thus a fine... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

A white and russet jade group of two dancing foreigners, 18th-19th century

Lot 68. A white and russet jade group of two dancing foreigners, 18th-19th century; 5.8cm (2 1/4in) high. Estimate HK$30,000-50,000. Sold for HK$ 1,360,000 (€ 162,498). Photo Bonhams. Two foreign figures with curly hair and beards, each wearing a long-sleeved tunic and a sash around the waist, holding each other and dancing in celebration, the white stone with russet inclusions. Bonham's. The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese Jades, Hong Kong, 5 April 2016
18 mai 2020

A yellow and russet jade recumbent dog, Ming Dynasty or later

Lot 62. A yellow and russet jade recumbent dog, Ming Dynasty or later; 6cm (2 3/8in) long. Estimate HK$60,000-80,000. Sold for HK$ 1,060,000 (€ 126,653). Photo Bonhams. Deftly carved resting on its paws with hind legs tucked at the sides, with a prominent snout, beady eyes and large floppy ears, the knobby spine with incised hair terminating in a bifurcated tail, the stone of a greenish-yellow tone with dark russet inclusions..  Note: Recumbent dog jade carvings first gained popularity during the Song... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2020

A rare pale green jade carving of a horse, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 55. A rare pale green jade carving of a horse, Late Ming Dynasty; 8.3cm (3 1/2in) wide. Estimate HK$40,000-60,000. Sold for HK$ 212,500 (€ 25,390). Photo Bonhams. Naturalistically carved standing on rockwork, its head extended forward with a hairy mane running down the neck, its bushy tail falling gently at the end, the stone of a pale green tone streaked with russet brown inclusions.  Note: Unlike the more conventional carvings of horses in the Qing dynasty that are depicted in a recumbent... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2020

A yellow and russet jade carving of a boy, 18th century

Lot 54. A yellow and russet jade carving of a boy, 18th century; 4.5cm (1 3/4in) wide. Estimate HK$40,000-60,000. Sold for HK$ 400,000 (€ 47,793). Photo Bonhams. Carved as a boy lying on his stomach playing qin, his rounded head with a quiff of hair and a joyous facial expression, the two-toned stone with yellow and russet colours.  Bonham's. The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese Jades, Hong Kong, 5 April 2016
16 mai 2020

A pale brown and white jade carving of a monkey, 18th century

Lot 53. A pale brown and white jade carving of a monkey, 18th century; 5.7cm (2 1/4in) high. Estimate HK$40,000-60,000. Sold for HK$ 600,000 (€ 71,690). Photo Bonhams. The monkey seated scratching its back with a gnarled leafy branch issuing a peach, the stone with a gradual transition of white and russet brown tones.  Provenance : Acquired by the previous owner in Hong Kong, during the 1970sSotheby's Hong Kong, 8 October 2010, lot 2816. Note: Monkey, 猴 hou, is a pun for... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2020

A very fine white jade 'fishing' pendant, 18th century

Lot 51. A very fine white jade 'fishing' pendant, 18th century; 5.8cm (2 1/4in) high. Estimate HK$600,000-800,000. Sold for HK$ 2,080,000 (€ 248,527). Photo Bonhams. Exquisitely worked on one side with a fisherman seated on the riverbank with rockwork and a pine tree beneath misty clouds, the reverse with a landscape scene featuring a large trunk of a paulownia tree, carved in raised relief on the right with a seven-character kaishu inscription, the stone of a lustrous white tone.  ... [Lire la suite]