17 février 2019

A yellow jade « chilong » vase and cover, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 803. A yellow jade « chilong » vase and cover, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2019 Well carved in relief around the body with a chilong on one side and two smaller chilongon the reverse pursuing a flaming pearl, the neck flanked by a pair of S-shaped handles, the cover with C-shaped finial, the stone with some russet mottling Provenance: Louis Joseph, London, no. 3826 (according to... [Lire la suite]

14 décembre 2018

A fine yellow jade 'chilong' rhyton, gong, Qianlong incised four-character mark and probably of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 116. A fine yellow jade 'chilong' rhyton, gong, Qianlong incised four-character mark and probably of the period (1736-1795). Estimate EUR 30,000 - EUR 50,000. Price realised EUR 125,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. De forme légèrement évasée, le col est escaladé par cinq chilong aux corps noueux. Le vase émerge d'une gueule de poisson dragon formant la base, portant une marque de l'empereur Qianlong à quatre caractères incisée sur le côté.  Provenance: French private... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2018

An exceptionally rare and important yellow jade 'Heavenly' horse, tianma, Song Dynasty or earlier

Lot 110. An exceptionally rare and important yellow jade 'Heavenly' horse, tianma, Song Dynasty or earlier; 7.6cm (3in) long. Estimate: HK$1,500,000.00 - HK$2,000,000.00 (€ 170,000 - 220,000). Unsold. © Bonhams. The mythical beast deftly carved as a recumbent horse with the right foreleg extended forward and the others tucked alongside with detailed hooves, its head raised in anticipation and the mouth open as if neighing, revealing the teeth, with short oval-shaped ears flanking the crested mane... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2018

A yellow jade ram, Song to Ming dynasty

Lot 3808. A yellow jade ram, Song to Ming dynasty; 7 cm., 2 3/4  in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,180,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. carved in the form of a recumbent ram with his legs tucked beneath his body, turning his head to the right, his curved horns naturalistically detailed with striations, the translucent stone of a greenish-yellow colour mottled with russet inclusions. Note: Small jade animal sculptures, generally carved in a reclining position, became popular from the Song... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2018

A superb yellow jade hexagonal vase, gu, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3670. A superb yellow jade hexagonal vase, gu, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 18.8 cm., 7 3/8  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. of compressed hexagonal section and of archaistic gu form, the central section with rounded sides resting on a hollow splayed foot and surmounted by a tall flared neck, the mid-section incised with archaistic scrolls, the neck and foot with archaistic upright and pendent cicada... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2018

An important and extremely rare imperial yellow jade hanging vase and cover, heting you, Qianlong incised mark and of the period

Lot 2930. An important and extremely rare imperial yellow jade hanging vase and cover, heting you, Qianlong incised four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 6 in (15.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 12,000,000 - HKD 18,000,000. Price realised HKD 18,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd  2018. The vase is in the shape of an archaic bronze you, superbly carved on each side with a ram’s head in high relief, the shoulders flanked by a pair of loop handles enclosing an... [Lire la suite]

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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