18 septembre 2021

A stone axe, Neolithic period

Lot 45. A stone axe, Neolithic period. Length 5½ in., 14.1 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 USD. Lot sold: 10,080 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of circular form pierced with a central aperture, densely carved to both sides with spiral patterns enclosed within line borders, the stone a deep hunter-green streaked with russet and areas of calcification. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, February 1997. Collection of Jacob and Mary Stein. Christie's New York, 20th-21st... [Lire la suite]

05 janvier 2021

Three hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th-3rd millennium BC

  Lot 15. Three hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th-3rd millennium BC;  The largest, 67⁄8 in. (17.5 cm.) long, cloth box. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each axe has a single hafting hole and tapers slightly towards the cutting end. The first axe is of dark grey tone, the second is of grey tone with white and reddish-brown alteration, the third is of light grey tone with buff alteration.Please note this lot is the property of a... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2021

Three jade fragments, Northwest China, 2nd millennium BC

Lot 14. Three hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th-3rd millennium BC; The largest, 81⁄4 in. (20.6 cm.) high, cloth boxes. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The group comprises a large rectangular blade, recarved from a knife or axe; a green jade re-shaped blade with a small perforation; and a trapezoidal pale greenish-yellow jade fragament with an unfinished drilled hole.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. ... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2021

Three hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th-3rd millennium BC

Lot 13. Three hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th-3rd millennium BC; The larger, 57⁄8 in. (15 cm.) long, cloth boxes. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised USD 1,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The group comprises a pale beige axe with pale grey patches, and a buff brown axe with grey mottling, each with a hafting hole and tapered towards the cutting edge, and a pale green hardstone axe, 3rd millennium BC, Liangzhu culture.Please note this lot is the property of a... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2021

Three jade axes, Northwest China, 2nd millennium BC

Lot 12. Three jade axes, Northwest China, 2nd millennium BC; The largest, 83⁄8 in. (21.2 cm.) long, cloth boxes. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each axe is of rectangular shape and has a hafting hole at one end. One axe is of dark olive-green jade, the other is of pale greenish-grey jade, and the small, thin axe is of olive-green jade.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: The Irving Collection,... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2021

Two orangish beige stone axes, Southeast China, 4th-3rd millenium BC

Lot 10. Two orangish beige stone axes, Southeast China, 4th-3rd millenium BC; 6 in. (15.2 cm. ) high; 61⁄4 in. (15.7 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price Realised USD 2,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each axe has single hafting hole drilled at one end from one side.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: The Irving Collection, New York, by 1987. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2021

Two hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th to 1st millennium BC

Lot 7. Two hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th to 1st millennium BC; The larger, 81⁄4 in. (21 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Price Realised USD 2,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each has a large hafting hole. One stone is of mottled pale grey tone with smooth finish, the other is of mottled beige-grey tone.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: The Irving Collection, New York, by 1987. Christie's. Art of China. Including... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2020

Jade from a Princely Collection sold at Christie's London, 3 November 2020

Christie’s is delighted to bring to the market this exquisite group of archaic jades from the Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection, all of which were acquired by current owner from the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction in London, 4 November 2008.The late Baroness Irene von Oertzen (1908-2007) and her husband Baron Klaus-Detlof von Oertzen (1894 - 1991), were passionate collectors of Chinese art, and together they amassed a remarkable collection of great scope and quality, particularly with regards to Chinese jade... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2020

Two small celadon jade axes, Liangzhu culture (circa 3300-2200 BC) & A yellow jade bangle

Lot 226. Two small celadon jade axes, Liangzhu culture (circa 3300-2200 BC) & A yellow jade bangle; The largest: 3 in. (7.7 cm.) long, boxes (3). Estimate 20,000 - HKD 30,000. Price realised HKD 52,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2020. The Juyi Studio Collection. Provenance: E Yuan Tang Chinese Art, Taipei, acquired in 1985. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 October 2020
21 octobre 2020

A yellow jade axe, Neolithic period (circa 6500-1700 BC)

Lot 208. A yellow jade axe, Neolithic period (circa 6500-1700 BC); 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) long, box. Estimate 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 106,250. © Christie’s Images Limited 2020. The Juyi Studio Collection. Provenance: E Yuan Tang Chinese Art, Taipei, acquired in 1985. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 October 2020
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