12 août 2019

A very fine white and russet jade snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800

Lot 1172. A very fine white and russet jade snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800; 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The well-hollowed ovoid bottle very finely carved in relief with a pair of chilong, one with leonine head and one with fenghuang head, writhing amidst swirling clouds and a bat, the stone of even white tone save for two feathery russet patches to one side, coral... [Lire la suite]

03 août 2019

A white and russet jade 'Gourd and insects' pebble, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3755. A white and russet jade 'Gourd and insects' pebble, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 5.2 cm., 2 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's carved in the round as a gourd growing from a vine bearing large leaves, detailed with two small insects resting on the fruit, the stone of an even white colour with russet inclusions cleverly picked out to depict the leaves and insects. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, Hong Kong, 07 april 2015 ... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

An exceptionally rare white and russet jade 'eagle and bear' group, Ming Dynasty or earlier

Lot 32. An exceptionally rare white and russet jade 'eagle and bear' group, Ming Dynasty or earlier; 8cm (3in) wide. Estimate HK$400,000 - 600,000 (US$51,000 - 77,000). Sold for HK$ 875,625 (€ 100,120) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Exquisitely carved in the round as a crouching bear in movement with the right foreleg extended forward, being attacked by a fierce eagle with its beak biting the bear's back and its claws grasping the hind haunches, the bear superbly detailed with the eyes gazing forward... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2019

A white and russet jade carving of gourds, 18th century

Lot 62. A white and russet jade carving of gourds, 18th century; 6.5cm (2 1/2in) long. Estimate £ £4,000 - 6,000. Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 31,285). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Carved as a large gourd joined to a smaller gourd, borne on gnarled branches issuing curling leaves, the stone of an even white tone highlighted with russet inclusions, wood stand. Provenance: a distinguished English private collection Note: During the last decades of the 18th century, a new taste emerged in Europe among the... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2019

An extremely rare white and russet jade 'Kneeling figure', Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

  Lot 3412. An extremely rare white and russet jade 'Kneeling figure', Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 4 cm, 1 5/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD (128,810 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted with the face held high and looking almost upwards, the figure rendered kneeling with the body upright and the hands resting on the knees, portrayed with large eyes, a broad nose and a prominent chin, flanked by a pair of large ears, the arms, back and thighs... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2019

Dr. Peter M. Greiner (1940-2013) Collection of Chinese Jade sold at Christie's New York, 18 - 19 September 2014

  Lot 774. A finely carved white and russet jade archaistic plaque, 18th century; 3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The plaque is finely carved in openwork on the convex top, which retains areas of russet skin in the white stone, with two chilong confronting each other as they crawl amidst scrolling stems of lingzhi above a plaque on the underside that is carved in the shape of a sword guard... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2019

A white and russet jade rhyton, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 1081. A white and russet jade rhyton, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 235,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2017 The cup is well-hollowed and carved on the exterior as an upturned makara or dragon with wide open jaws, a finely incised scaly body, sharp claws and scrolling wings, all on a ground of scale pattern below a narrow rope border and a wide band of archaistic bird scrolls, with a narrow band of key fret at the... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2019

A white and russet jade carving of a pair of badgers, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2815. A white and russet jade carving of a pair of badgers, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 cm., 2 3/8 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 524,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 the white stone of a warm tone with russet inclusions, the two frolicking badgers carved head to tail, their bodies mirroring and touching each other, one badger biting the other's tail and the other biting a hind leg of the former in playful revenge, the centre hollowed out. ... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2018

A superbly carved white and russet jade 'Peach and Bat' washer, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3327. A superbly carved white and russet jade 'Peach and Bat' washer, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 14.2 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate: 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,750,000 HKD (350,790 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with rounded sides rising from a flat base supported on four short splayed feet, the incurved rim worked with a rounded spout on one side, the exterior flanked by a pair of handles depicted in openwork as a cluster... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2018

Qianlong – Scholar and Calligrapher sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3 october 2018

Lot 3205. An outstanding set of three Qianlong princely soapstone seals with a fitted zitan box ; the seals: Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period ; the box: Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate: 40,000,000-60,000,000 HKD. Sold Price: 46,352,000 HKD (5,912,661 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the first a square seal of a dark grey soapstone, the seal face carved with a four-character inscription reading Changchun Jushi ('The scholar of everlasting Spring'), the second of... [Lire la suite]