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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05 mai 2016

An agate peach-form cup, 18th-19th century

Lot 170. An agate peach-form cup, 18th-19th century. Estimate £1,500 - 1,800 (€1,900 - 2,300). Photo Bonhams. The exterior carved with leafy stems in low relief, flanked with a naturalistic branch form handle topped with a peach, the stone of a variegated beige hue. 11cm (4 1/4in) wide Provenance: Christie's South Kensington, 26-27 April 1989, lot 532 (label)The Bootham Smallwood Collection Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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05 mai 2016

An agate two-handled cup, 18th-19th century

Lot 169. An agate two-handled cup, 18th-19th century. Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€1,900 - 2,500). Photo Bonhams. The cup with an everted rim and raised on a short footrim, flanked with two lingzhi-form loop handles, the stone of a variegated caramel hue. 11cm (4 1/4in) wide Provenance: Christie's South Kensington, 26-27 April 1989, lot 532 (label)The Bootham Smallwood Collection Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
26 mars 2016

A rare pale yellowish-brown jade and agate spoon with gilt-bronze fitting, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty

Lot 39, A rare pale yellowish-brown jade and agate spoon with gilt-bronze fitting, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€23,000 - 35,000). Photo: Bonhams. The flat petal-shaped pale yellow and brown jade receptacle, incised with archaic scrolls, attached to a gilt bronze animal-head fitting joined to an undulating 'S'-shaped translucent white agate handle, the handle drilled in the centre with a very small circular aperture. 14.6cm (5 3/4in) long Note: The present lot is rare... [Lire la suite]

11 mars 2015

Jadestone, 'Scholarly Pursuits' at Asia Week New York 2015

Qian Shiquan, Painting of a gnarled pine tree and calligraphy. Dated 1733. Collected by Arthur B. Guenther in the 1960's. Jadestone at Asia Week New York 2015 A Fine Zitan Brush Pot. China, Qing Dynasty. Zitan wood. Height: 7.1 inches (18 cm). Jadestone at Asia Week New York 2015 Agate snuff bottle carved with a Qilin. Official School, 1760-1850. 5 cm tall without stopper. Jadestone at Asia Week New York 2015 Jadestone... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A greyish-white and black jade carving of a cat, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A greyish-white and black jade carving of a cat, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Carved from the natural pebble form as a recumbent cat wrapped in a long cloth tied in a bow at its back, its eyes wide open in an intent gaze above its long whiskers, with its head resting on its front paws and its long tail flicked up onto its back, the stone of a mottled greyish-white color with some black inclusions; together with a small agate carving, 18th/19th century, in the form of a conch shell on a... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2014

Back on Boucheron Art Deco Jewelry at Christie's, 17 November 1998, Geneva

An elegant emerald and diamond bracelet, by Boucheron. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 1998 Designed as three baguette, triangular and shield-shaped diamond openwork panels to the rectangular-cut emerald spacers, circa 1929, 18.5 cm., with French assay marks, in its original Boucheron blue leather case. Signed by Boucheron, Paris. Estimate: CHF44,000 - CHF50,000 ($32,023 - $36,390). Price Realized  CHF65,500 ($47,707) A mother-of-pearl, diamond, enamel and onyx vanity case, by... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2014

A Carved Agate, Gold and Multi Gem Centerpiece & A Rhodochrosite and Silver Cup, Chaumet Paris

A Carved Agate, Gold and Multi Gem Centerpiece, Pierre Sterlé for Chaumet Paris, Circa 1960, Paris, France, 27.90 x 33.00 x 27.90 cm. Estimate $ 20,000-30,000. a dramatic work combining a fine freeform agate bowl with variegated reddish brown, pale yellow and light grey hues in swirling patterns with a sculpted stylized ram formed from solid 18 karat gold with intricately textured and layered surface emulating fur interspersed with numerous round brilliant cut diamonds, the eyes inset with emeralds, the front of the... [Lire la suite]