24 mars 2016

A large calcified pale green jade 'dragon' plaque Warring States Period

Lot 24, A large calcified pale green jade 'dragon' plaque, Warring States Period. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€23,000 - 35,000). Photo: Bonhams. The flattened plaque decorated with a pair of stylisedchi dragon, their long bodies with pierced scrolling limbs surrounding an oval panel carved with a pointed end and a large central circular aperture, the stone of a pale green tone with chalky white inclusions. 12.6cm (5in) long Notes: With constant warfare as a central part of life during the Zhou... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2016

A pair of jade 'dragon-head' plaques, huang, Warring States Period

Lot 12, A pair of jade 'dragon-head' plaques, huang, Warring States Period. Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000 (€35,000 - 46,000). Photo Bonhams. Each arc-shaped pendant, carved with tight spirals in low relief, terminating at both ends with a dragon head detailed with a slit mouth, with a small circular aperture drilled at the centre, the surface of opaque mottled grey-white tone. Each 12cm (4 1/3in) wide Notes: Ornamental jade carvings like huang plaques, pendants and beads, were manifestations of... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2016

An exceptionally rare brown jade ceremonial dagger, ge, Warring States Period

Lot 28, An exceptionally rare brown jade ceremonial dagger, ge, Warring States Period. Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1.2 million (€92,000 - 140,000). Photo: Bonhams. Skilfully carved on both sides in openwork, with scroll-incised borders following the shape of the blade, enclosing a stylised chi dragon in the centre flanked by two smaller chi dragon, the tang boldly decorated as a large dragon facing the back edge, its elegant thin sinuous body undulating in a compressed 'S'-shape, the stone of a... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2016

A very rare jade conjoined double bi-disc, Warring States Period

Lot 25, A very rare jade conjoined double bi-disc, Warring States Period. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€58,000 - 92,000). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising two bi discs, each incised with scrolls and flanked by a pair of stylised sinuous dragons, connected at the centre by a tubular section carved with a stylised mask, the stone of an opaque pale brown tone. 7.5cm (3in) wide Notes: The Warring States period, marked by strife between several strong independent countries, saw a development of... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

A carnelian agate faceted ring, huan, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 917, A carnelian agate faceted ring, huan, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Estimate USD 6,000 ~ 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The ring tapers from the beveled inner edge to the outer edge. The highly polished stone is of red color with darker red and brown inclusions. 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) diam., box Provenance: B. K. Wong, 3 May 1994. Literature: Nicole De Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 51, no. 22. ... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

An opaque buff and greyish-green jade huang, Warring States Period, 5th century BC

Lot 915, An opaque buff and greyish-green jade huang, Warring States Period, 5th century BC. Estimate USD 20,000 ~ 30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each side is carved with 'cloud' scrolls interspersed with two bird-headed scrolls with striated details, and separated by a striated border from the similarly decorated ends that represent abstract dragon heads with angular notched edges. A similar striated border outlines the front edge of each head and encircles the suspension holes drilled from each side.... [Lire la suite]

11 mars 2016

Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd at TEFAF Maastrich 2016

Jade pendant Huang, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 475-221 BC. Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Jade. A pendant of arched form, Huang, terminating in well-pronounced dragonheads at both ends. The dragonheads are carved with well-defined bulging eyes, prominent ears and nose, strong jaw, pointed teeth and a short beard. The huang has a narrow ridge and is covered with a raised spiral grain pattern on both sides. Two C-shaped apertures form the dragons’ mouths. The... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2016

A turquoise-inlaid gilt-bronze garment hook, daigou, Warring States period

Lot 8029, A turquoise-inlaid gilt-bronze garment hook, daigou, Warring States period. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 8,000 (€4,600 - 7,300). Photo: Bonhams. Cast in the form of a beast in the midst of attacking another animal, inlaid all over in turquoise, the bronze with remnants of gilt, the reverse with a circular button for fastening, the terminal cast as a dragon head. 5 1/2in (14cm) long Provenance: Purchased from Susan Chen, November 16, 1999 Bonhams. CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES FROM TWO PRIVATE AMERICAN... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

A pair of opaque altered jade dragon-form pendants, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC

Lot 914. A pair of opaque altered jade dragon-form pendants, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC. Estimate $100,000 – $150,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Each flat plaque is finely carved in the shape of a dragon with upward-turned head at one end of the sharply arched, S-shaped body, and a coiled tail at the other end that terminates in a bird's head with curled beak. The body is carved on both sides in low relief with comma spirals and the tail with scales on either side of a central striated band, and... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A small impressed grey pottery globular jar with handle, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

A small impressed grey pottery globular jar with handle, Warring States period (475-221 BC). © Christie's Image 2003 Thinly potted and impressed with a fine mesh pattern ending below the sharply defined mouth rim, applied on one side with three small scrolls centered by a loop handle suspending a loose ring, and on the other with a narrow handle bent upwards and joined to the shoulder by a strut - 5¾in. (14.6cm.) across handle - Lot 190. Estimate $1,000 - $1,500. Price Realized $1,554  Notes: A... [Lire la suite]