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]

15 juin 2018

Rince-pinceaux en jade blanc et rouille, dynastie Qing, époque Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 84. Rince-pinceaux en jade blanc et rouille, dynastie Qing, époque Qianlong (1736-1795). L. : 9,7 cm (3 3/4 in.). Estimation 6 000 - 8 000 € . Résultat: 20,800 €. Courtesy Artcurial En forme de feuille de lotus au bord recourbé, l'anse et le pied formés par les tiges de la feuille, un petit chilong, un bouton et une graine de lotus sculptés sur le pourtour, socle en bois sculpté de feuilles de lotus ; petits manques au socle. A carved white and russet jade brush washer and wooden stand,... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A carved white and russet jade dog pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

  Lot 3136. A carved white and russet jade dog pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The recumbent hound is finely carved with characteristic flat nose and muzzle, the hind legs tucked under the body and his tail flicked upward to one side. The stone is of a white tone with russet inclusions. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong... [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 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