05 septembre 2021

A rare copper-inlaid ritual bronze wine vessel, Hu, Warring States period (475–221 BC)

Lot 705. A rare copper-inlaid ritual bronze wine vessel, Hu, Warring States period (475–221 BC); 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. © Christie's 2021 The bronze vessel is inlaid with copper in seven registers, including confronted pairs of antlered deer flanked by addorsed pairs of birds, confronted dragons flanked by scrolls, and stylized taotie masks flanked by kui dragons. The shoulders are set on each side with a beast-mask handle suspending a loose ring. ... [Lire la suite]

01 mai 2021

A yellow jade 'dragon' pendant, heng, Warring States Period (475–221 BC)

Lot 6. A yellow jade 'dragon' pendant, heng, Warring States Period (475–221 BC); 11.8 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold: 302,400 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of flat arc form with each end worked to depict a dragon's head, each flat side worked with raised bosses, pierced through at the centre for suspension, the stone of a warm yellowish-beige colour with russet patches. Property from the Kuan Yi Ju Collection. Exhibited: Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, c. 2005 (label). ... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2020

A celadon jade blade, ge, Warring States period (475–221 BC) or earlier

Lot 375. A celadon jade blade, ge, Warring States period (475–221 BC) or earlier; 19.5 cm, 7 5/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD (17,093 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. with bevelled edges tapering to a curved tip, centred with a ridge along the base of the tang to the sharp tip, pierced with an aperture, the stone of a pale celadon tone suffused with brown patches.  Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA /... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

Two archaic jade scabbard slides, Warring States period (475–221 BC)

Lot 5057. Two archaic jade scabbard slides, Warring States period (475–221 BC); 6.2 and 9 cm, 2 1/2  and 3 1/2  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Sold for 40,000 HKD (4,733 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. each of rectangular form, the larger slide carved neatly and densely in low relief with raised bosses, the smaller carved to the top with two raised fillets, the underside with a rectangular loop.  Provenance: An important Asian collection, acquired in the 1980s or earlier. ... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A pair of greyish-green jade curved dragon pendants, Late Eastern Zhou-Early Western Han dynasty, circa 3rd century BC 

Lot 1261. A pair of greyish-green jade curved dragon pendants, Late Eastern Zhou-Early Western Han dynasty, circa 3rd century BC, together with a brownish olive-green jade huang, Warring States period  (475–221 BC); 5¼ and 4¾ in. (13.3 and 12 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Each semi-translucent pendant of slender tapering curved dragon form, the head carved in fine line at one end and the body carved in low relief with a... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2017

A partly calcified greyish-green jade disc, huan, Warring States period (475–221 BC)

Lot 303. A partly calcified greyish-green jade disc, huan, Warring States period (475–221 BC), 10.7cm, 4 1/4  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, carved to both sides around the central aperture with the 'grain' pattern, the stone of a celadon colour with extensive calcified areas.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong  01 juin 2017, 02:00 PM  
08 mars 2014

Two bronze mirrors, Warring States Period (475–221 BC) and Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24)

Lot 185. Two bronze mirrors, Warring States Period (475–221 BC) and Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24). Width of widest 4 1/2 in., 11.5 cm; 6 1/4 in., 16 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 4,375 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2014 one mirror thinly cast and decorated with an overall pattern of striated hooks and volutes interspersed with stippling, the center with four trefoil motifs radiating from a circle enclosing the grooved knop, the plain rim with raised edge, smooth green patina; the... [Lire la suite]