24 mai 2020

A white and russet jade carving of a mythical beast, 18th century

Lot 101. A white and russet jade carving of a mythical beast, 18th century; 7.5cm (2 7/8in) wide. Estimate: £ 8,000-12,000. Sold for £ 22,500 (€ 25,121). © Bonhams The lustrous stone of an even pale tone with minor russet inclusions, exquisitely carved as a recumbent horned beast detailed with bulging eyes and curling mane, grasping a leafy lingzhi spray in its mouth, its head turned to the backwards with its tail coiling along the rounded thigh, crouching on scrolling clouds extending to the underside.  ... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2020

The Graham Thewlis Collection of Chinese Thumb Rings at Bonhams, London, 14 May 2015

The Graham Thewlis Collection of Chinese Thumb Rings. © Bonhams The Graham Thewlis Collection of Chinese Thumb Rings was mostly acquired in Hong Kong between 1971 and 1985. An overview of the collection was published by G.Thewlis in ‘Chinese Thumb Rings’, Arts of Asia, May-June 1985, pp.80-86. Lot 134. Three jade thumb rings, 19th century. Estimate 4,000-6,000 GBP. Sold for £ 5,625 (€ 6,280). © Bonhams Comprising a white jade ring with a sinuous dragon emerging from a cluster of... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

A white and russet jade group of two dancing foreigners, 18th-19th century

Lot 68. A white and russet jade group of two dancing foreigners, 18th-19th century; 5.8cm (2 1/4in) high. Estimate HK$30,000-50,000. Sold for HK$ 1,360,000 (€ 162,498). Photo Bonhams. Two foreign figures with curly hair and beards, each wearing a long-sleeved tunic and a sash around the waist, holding each other and dancing in celebration, the white stone with russet inclusions. Bonham's. The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese Jades, Hong Kong, 5 April 2016
26 avril 2020

A white and russet jade 'Twin-fish and Bajixiang' 'marriage' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 41. A white and russet jade 'Twin-fish and Bajixiang' 'marriage' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 19.7cm (7 3/4in) wide. Estimate HK$ 250,000-400,000. Sold for HK$ 1,120,000 (€ 133,801). Photo: Bonhams. Finely carved with tall flaring sides rising to a lipped rim decorated with a band of key-fret scrolls, the exterior carved in relief with evenly-spaced Eight Buddhist Emblems, the bajixiang, above a diamond-ground frieze, all raised on four ruyi-head feet, the white stone with minor russet... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

A small white and russet jade carving of a qilin, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 1484. A small white and russet jade carving of a qilin, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 2 in. (5.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD USD 68,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The auspicious beast well carved in a recumbent position with legs tucked under its body, with ribbon-tied horns, scaly body, and hoofed feet, the vapor issuing from its mouth supporting a jade book that rests on its back, the stone with some areas of dark russet skin, and with lustrous polish.  ... [Lire la suite]
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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]