28 août 2017

Achaemenid Gold Bracelet with Inlaid Termini in the Form of Duck's Heads, mid-6th-4th century B.C.E.

Achaemenid Gold Bracelet with Inlaid Termini in the Form of Duck's Heads, mid-6th-4th century B.C.E. Gold with lapis lazuli, agate, and carnelian inlay, W. 8 cm. © Miho Museum The massive bracelet is more or less a smaller, simplified version of catalogue number 40. The ducks are reduced to protomes with their heads turned back in a typical Achaemenid fashion.1 The bracelet is constructed of hollow gold tubing, and the duck protomes were formerly elaborately inlayed with colored stones. One duck bill is made of agate, the other of... [Lire la suite]

10 février 2017

A carved agate snuff bottle, 1760-1840

Lot 456. A carved agate snuff bottle, 1760-1840. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is of light honey-brown color and carved on one side with a horse tied to a hitching post beneath a banner with the four characters jun de liang cai, referring to the handsomeness and great qualities of the horse, the design using the orange-russet markings in the stone as highlights. 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Robert Kleiner, Belfont Company... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2017

A carved agate snuff bottle, 1780-1850

Lot 355. A carved agate snuff bottle, 1780-1850. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is finely carved through variously colored markings of the semi-transparent brownish-grey stone with a spider lowering itself towards rocks from a peach-laden branch on one side, while a long-tailed bird perches beside another peach borne on a branch on the reverse. 2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, 2011.Ruth and Carl Barron... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2017

Four agate snuff bottles, 1740-1860

Lot 409. Four agate snuff bottles, 1740-1860. Estimate USD  5,500 - USD 7,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The first, 1750-1840, is well-hollowed and of light brown color with dark brown branch-like patterns in the stone, and has mask-and-ring handles carved on the narrow sides. The second, 1740-1860, is of diminutive size with dark brown markings. The third, 1750-1860, is centered on one side with a red formation in the stone resembling cascading foliage surrounded by white and grey bands. The fourth,... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2017

A rare agate 'double ram' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3769. A rare agate 'double ram' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  naturalistically carved and skilfully hollowed to the interior in the form of a recumbent ram with its head turned backwards, its young resting by its side whilst suspending a sprig in its mouth, both animals detailed with ruyi-shaped tails, the opaque stone of a variegated warm amber tone, wood stand - 9.6 cm., 3 3/4 ... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2016

Neuf anneaux en agate, Dynastie des Zhou Orientaux, ca. VE-IIIE siècle avant J.-C.

Lot 68. Neuf anneaux en agate, Dynastie des Zhou Orientaux, ca. VE-IIIE siècle avant J.-C. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 €. Lot sold 60,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. un petit en cornaline rouge et grise, un aux faces bombées en agate gris pâle translucide tachée de rouille et de brun, un aux bords arrondis en agate jaune pâle tachée de brun rougeâtre, une en agate translucide grise aux bords facetés, un large en agate vert mousse, un en agate tranluscide brun clair, un petit en agate... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2016

An agate 'ducks and lotus' jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 208. An agate 'ducks and lotus' jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000. Photo: Sotheby's. of tapering cylindrical form, the vessel carved around the exterior with ducks wading among flowering lotus and other water plants, an upright handle set to either side, the domed cover similarly carved and with a bud-form knop, the translucent stone of a pale milky-beige color (2). Width 4 3/4  in., 12.1 cm.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016,... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2016

Back on agate and carved stone scholar's objects at Bonhams San Francisco, 29 june 2016

Lot 9116. Two carved agate containers, Late Qing-Republic period. Estimate USD 800 ~ 1,200. Sold for US$ 1,625 (€1,467). Photo: Bonhams. he first thinly sectioned as a curved leaf forming a shallow well rising from reticulated flowering and fruiting branches with two songbirds perched on the rim, the translucent stone marked with russet patches (losses); the second a libation cup of inverted bell form with handles carved as stylized dragons, the translucent stone of gray with a faint golden cast... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2016

Retour sur des pendentifs en jade et agate vendus chez Sotheby's, Arts d'Asie, Paris, 23 Juin 2016

Lot 79. Pendentif en jade blanc, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe siècle. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 €. Lot sold 17,500 €. Photo Sotheby's rectangulaire aux bords arrondis, un côté finement sculpté de lingzhi et feuilles de bambous, l’autre d’une inscription à quatre caractères en sigillaire, la pierre d'une belle couleur uniforme et translucide - 5,4 cm; 2 1/8  in.  A well-carved white jade pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th century  Lot 74. Pendentif en jade blanc, Dynastie Qing,... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2016

Agate - Anarak District, Esfahan Province, Iran

Agate - Anarak District, Esfahan Province, Iran
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