13 juin 2020

A black and white jade 'phoenix' pendant, probably Western Han dynasty (206 BC–9 AD)

Lot 376. A black and white jade 'phoenix' pendant, probably Western Han dynasty (206 BC–9 AD); 4.4 cm, 1 3/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD (15,669 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular form, worked in the form of a phoenix coiled around its body, crisply detailed with plumage and pierced with an aperture, the stone of a variegated black and white tone.  Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2020

A pale green jade turtledove, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD)

Lot 29. A pale green jade turtledove, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD); 6cm (2 3/4in) wide. Estimate HK$ 80,000-120,000. Sold for HK$ 1,720,000 (€ 204,033). Photo: Bonhams. The recumbent bird with legs tucked under its body and feathers carefully carved in low relief on the wings and tail, its head detailed with incised small eyes and beak issuing a single long feather, the stone of a pale tone with russet coloured stains. Note: In Chinese legend, Liu Bang, Emperor Gaozu of the Han dynasty, was once... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2020

A yellow and brown jade double disc, bi, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD)

Lot 27. A yellow and brown jade double disc, bi, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD); 10.1cm (4in) diam. Estimate HK$ 60,000-80,000. Sold for HK$ 1,240,000 (€ 147,093). Photo: Bonhams. The disc with both sides meticulously carved with evenly spaced raised spiral bosses, with a pierced narrow inner ring held in place by three rectangular struts, the mottled stone of brownish-yellow tone with dark brown inclusions. Note: During the Warring States period and Han dynasty, a great variety of carved... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2020

A white jade 'dragon' sword slide, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD)

Lot 17. A white jade 'dragon' sword slide, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD); 11.5cm (4 1/2in) long. Estimate HK$ 80,000-120,000. Sold for HK$ 687,500 (€ 81,553). Photo: Bonhams. Carved in crisp relief with a pierced stylised chi dragon with an undulating sinuous body and long sweeping flared tail, the underside with a rectangular slide, the jade of a pale even greenish-white tone with minor russet inclusions. Bonhams. The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese Jades, Hong Kong, 5... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2020

A grey jade 'chi' dragon sword guard, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD)

Lot 16. A grey jade 'chi' dragon sword guard, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD); 5.5cm (2 1/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 30,000-50,000. Sold for HK$ 47,500 (€ 5,634). Photo: Bonhams. Partially attached to the remains of an iron blade, the lozenge-sectioned guard carefully worked on the exterior with a chi dragon in high relief on one side and a taotie on the reverse, the stone of a dark greyish tone with russet inclusions. Bonhams. The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2020

An archaic jade plaque, huang, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD)

Lot 10. An archaic jade plaque, huang, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD); 17.4cm (6 7/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 80,000-120,000. Sold for HK$ 1,000,000 (€ 118,622). Photo: Bonhams. The flat arc-shaped plaque with slightly notched edges, decorated on both sides with finely incised 'C'-shaped scrolls, the stone of a pale green tone with faint black and brown inclusions.. Note: Arc-shaped pendants with notched edges, decorated with raised bosses and spirals were popular in the Zhou dynasty and... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2016

A pale green jade 'chi' dragon sword chape, bi, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD)

Lot 15, A pale green jade 'chi' dragon sword chape, bi, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD); 8cm (3in) long. Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000 (€35,000 - 46,000). Sold for HK$ 1,600,000 (€ 189,796). Photo Bonhams. Of compressed trapezoidal form, with three pierced chidragon clambering on the sides and top, with sinuous bodies and long scrolling tails, the base drilled with three deep holes between two smaller ones, the stone of a pale green tone with brown inclusions.  Published and... [Lire la suite]