10 avril 2019

A yellow jade pendant, Huang, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BCE)

Lot 3404. A yellow jade pendant, Huang, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BCE); 10.9 cm, 4 1/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,125,000 HKD (144,911 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the thin arc-shaped pendant superbly worked with flaring ends, each side depicted in low relief with intertwining dragons and outlined with double-line incisions, each horned mythical beast portrayed with slanting eyes and an open mouth baring its fangs, the sinuous bodies rendered in... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2019

An Exceptional and Large Yellow Jade Animal-shaped Plague, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-256 BC)

Lot 3620. An Exceptional and Large Yellow Jade Animal-shaped Plague, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-256 BC); 22 cm, 8 5/8 in. Estimate: 25,000,000 - 30,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 26,575,000 HKD (3,423,126 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. exceptionally and powerfully worked in the form of a beast with an undulating silhouette defined with crisp edges, the head of the beast depicted with a long horn issuing along the contours and ending in an upcurled tip, the head portrayed diving far down, as if... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A yellow jade 'Boys and Cat' group, 17th-18th century

Lot 249. A yellow jade 'Boys and Cat' group, 17th-18th century. Height 2 1/2  in., 6.4 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 125,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. supported on a short stem-foot encircled by a raised fillet, the body rising conically before sweeping in at the shoulder to a cylindrical neck and galleried rim, stylized 'cicada' pendants carved in low relief extending from the shoulder down the body, the neck, shoulder, and lower body each set with four beast-mask handles carved... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2019 To Take Place on 3 April

Lot 3. An Extremely Rare and Exceptional Blue and White Basin, Ming dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1425); 25.6 cm, 10 1/8 in. Estimate: HK$8,000,000 - 12,000,000/ US$ 1,020,000 - 1,530,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  Hong Kong - Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2019 on 3 April will be highlighted by a themed sale dedicated to the renowned Tianminlou Collection. Other sales include Scholarly and Imperial Works of Art from a Distinguished Collection, an outstanding collection... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A large yellow jade rhyton, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th Century

  Lot 641. A large yellow jade rhyton, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th Century; 6 1/4 in., 15.6 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 168,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's of characteristic tapering trumpet form and oval section, folding over and terminating in an undulating scroll, finely carved with three large qilong scattered against a wide band of keyfret just below the rim, the base flattened, the deep greenish-yellow stone with darker russet inclusions, with one... [Lire la suite]
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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. Price realised USD 225,000. © 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,... [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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