14 juillet 2017

A finely carved yellow jade 'Chilong' disc, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644)

Lot 3108. A finely carved yellow jade 'Chilong' disc, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644), 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 812,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The disc is carved in low relief with a pair of sinuous chilong, arranged head to tail around the disc, each detailed with a long curling bifurcated tail. The slightly concave reverse is similarly incised with four three-clawed dragons, all between double-line borders. The sides are further carved in... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2017

A yellow jade 'double lozenge' brush washer, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 3271. A yellow jade 'double lozenge' brush washer, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) wide, box. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,125,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The washer is carved as double intersecting lonzenges, flanked by a pair of phoenix-head handles suspending loose rings. The sides, the interior and the base left undecorated. The stone is of an even yellowish-green tone with some faint natural inclusions. Christie's. The Imperial Sale /... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2017

A yellow jade turtle, Warring States Period

Lot 31. A yellow jade turtle, Warring States Period; 3cm (1 1/4in) long. Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000 (US$19,000 - 26,000). Sold for HK$ 1,025,000 (€117,795). Photo: Bonhams Deftly carved with a protruding head and bulging eyes showing a vivid expression, the four legs stretched out, the slightly domed shell elaborately incised with a taotie motif, a threading channel drilled from the mouth to the tail with two further holes pierced on the undecorated underside, the stone of even... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2017

A rare and large yellow jade disc, bi, Han Dynasty

Lot 51. A rare and large yellow jade disc, bi, Han Dynasty; 3/4in) diam. Estimate HK$25,000 - 30,000 (US$3,200 - 3,900). Sold for HK$ 1,980,000 (€227,546). Photo: Bonhams The circular disc superbly carved and finely incised on both sides with a border of four stylised taotie masks with curling horns and interlocking bodies, encircling an inner border of evenly spaced raised bosses, divided by a narrow rope-twist band, the stone of a yellow tone predominantly suffused with attractive honey russet... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2017

A superbly carved and rare yellow jade figure of a bixie, Eastern Han – Six Dynasties

Lot 3038. A superbly carved and rare yellow jade figure of a bixie, Eastern Han–Six Dynasties. Estimate3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD (364,987 - 486,650 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's powerfully worked in the form of a prowling bixie with the left front leg striding forward, the horned mythical beast portrayed menacing with the head held high and an open mouth baring its teeth, below thick eyebrows and a pair of horns, the cheeks detailed with circular motifs, above the beard falling on... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2017

A yellow jade mythical beast, Song-Ming dynasty

Lot 746. A yellow jade mythical beast, Song-Ming dynasty. Estimate 8,20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. worked as a crouching animal with bushy eyebrows and a ridged spine ending in a tail swept up against hindquarters, the head with ears pricked back and bulging eyes below bushy brows, the yellow stone suffused with russet-brown skin to the underside and hind legs. Length 3 3/8  in., 8.5 cm  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art New York, 15 Mar 2017
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27 novembre 2016

A yellow jade 'yingxiong' group, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century

Lot 203. A yellow jade 'yingxiong' group, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. skilfully worked in the round as a falcon perched atop the muscular back of a recumbent mythical beast, forming the rebus yingxiong (champion), the stone of an attractive warm yellow colour with faint russet inclusions and dark speckles - 5.7 cm, 2 2/8  in. Deftly modelled in the round, this piece is notable for its naturalistic rendering of the bird which... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2016

A rare yellow jade archaistic vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 56. A rare yellow jade archaistic vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular section, finely modelled with a central section with gently rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to a tall waisted neck and everted rim, the neck flanked by a pair of openwork chilong handles, below a raised band detailed with taotie masks and scrollwork motifs, all above bands of pendent and upright blades... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2016

A rare archaistic yellow jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 24. A rare archaistic yellow jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795):. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of oval section, finely worked with an ovoid central section rising from a splayed foot to a flaring neck and rim, flanked along the sides by a pair of long openwork handles in the form of a stylised kui dragon with a sinuous body detailed with ruyi motifs, the vessel's body worked in low relief with pendent and upright trefoil motifs, all... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2016

A yellow jade snuff bottle, 1750-1840

Lot 401. A yellow jade snuff bottle, 1750-1840. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The semi-translucent bottle is of even, yellow tone and is raised on a conforming foot ring. 2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Robert Kleiner, Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 1993.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 921. Note: A similar rectangular yellow jade bottle from the Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Part II, was sold at Christie's New... [Lire la suite]