07 janvier 2019

Three rare lacquered wood court figures, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 1211. Three rare lacquered wood court figures, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 19¼ to 20 in. (49 to 50.8 cm.) high.Estimate $3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised $12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each figure with tall simplified body and narrow slits for the insertion of arms, the two very slender figures lacquered black and with narrow wedge-shaped heads with dark red cheeks, one with head turned to the side, the features painted in black, and with traces of black hair on the tops of the heads,... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2018

A rare finely cast tripod ewer and cover, he, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 1116. A rare finely cast tripod ewer and cover, he, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 10 ½ in. (26.6 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The compressed globular body is raised on the backs of three squatting, bird-like mythological creatures with feathered wings, scaly bodies, ornate horns and front claws clasped in front of the chest, and the sides are crisply cast in relief with two registers of intricate, interlocking... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2018

A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 158. A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 of S-shape with its head turned back facing its body and upcurled tail in the form of a stylized bird, the body decorated on each side with comma-spirals in relief, the jade of dark green color. Provenance: Acquired in the United States, 23rd October 1979. Property from the Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2018

A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 150. A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length 5 in., 12.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 the flat pendant carved in the form of a sinuous dragon with curled flanges, its head turned back facing its chest and hooked tail, carved on both sides with even rows of relief spirals, the green jade with reddish inclusions. Provenance: Acquired in Paris, 12th October 1982. Property from the Sam and Myrna Myers... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2017

Two jade bi discs, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 336. Two jade bi discs, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Estimate 40,000-60,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each worked on both sides with the 'grain' pattern, the stones of a greyish celadon tone with calcified milky inclusions; 15.5 and 15 cm, 6 1/8  and 5 7/8  in. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 nov. 2017, 02:00 PM
28 octobre 2017

A rare Pair of rare silver-inlaid archaic bronze canopy pole fittings, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 153. A rare Pair of rare silver-inlaid archaic bronze canopy pole fittings, Warring States Period (475-221 BC). 17 7/8 in., 45.4 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 84,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast in two cylindrical sections each with a single rib, finely inlaid in silver with highly stylized phoenixes against a densely scrolled zoomorphic ground of diagonal scrolls, chevrons, and heart-shaped lappets, the elements forming positive and negative images against the bronze, the upper... [Lire la suite]

23 septembre 2017

A white and russet jade patterned scabbard slide, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 6. A white and russet jade patterned scabbard slide, Warring States period (475-221 BC), 3 in. (7.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,291 - USD 15,436) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in 1997. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 2 October 2017, Alexandra House, Hong Kong 
23 septembre 2017

A white jade 'Cloud scroll' scabbard slide, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 5. A white jade 'Cloud scroll' scabbard slide, Warring States period (475-221 BC), 4 1/2 in. (11.6 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,291 - USD 15,436) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in 1997. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 2 October 2017, Alexandra House, Hong Kong 
23 septembre 2017

A white and russet jade 'Cloud scroll' scabbard slide, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 4. A white and russet jade 'Cloud scroll' scabbard slide, Warring States period (475-221 BC), 3 1/2 in. (9 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,864 - USD 19,295) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in 1997. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 2 October 2017, Alexandra House, Hong Kong 
23 septembre 2017

A white and russet jade 'Comma scroll' scabbard slide, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 3. A white and russet jade 'Comma scroll' scabbard slide, Warring States period (475-221 BC), 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,864 - USD 19,295) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in 1998. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 2 October 2017, Alexandra House, Hong Kong