15 mars 2022

A small beige jade ceremonial blade (Ge), Shang dynasty

Lot 139. A small beige jade ceremonial blade (Ge), Shang dynasty. Length 2⅜ in., 6.1 cm. Estimate:2,500 - 3,500 USD. Lot sold: 6,930 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.3.6 10. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022

07 octobre 2021

A small beige jade disc, Warring States period-Han dynasty (475 BC-AD 220)

Lot 100. A small beige jade disc, Warring States period-Han dynasty (475 BC-AD 220); Diameter 1¾ in., 4.5 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 23,940 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of circular section centered with an aperture, each side carved with a ground of raised spirals, the inner and outer edges with a raised rim, the translucent stone a greenish-beige tone with fine russet veining, stand. From the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton. Provenance: Bernstein & Co.,... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2021

A beige jade 'lotus leaf' vase, 17th-18th century

Lot 54. A beige jade 'lotus leaf' vase, 17th-18th century. Height 9⅞ in., 25.2 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 15,120 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 naturalistically carved in the form of a furled upright lotus leaf with fluttering edges, encircled at the middle with a ribbon tied in a bow, two chilong scaling its sides, all supported below by a tangle of curling stems forming the integral openwork base, burgeoning lotus blossoms and smaller leaves issuing from the stems,... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2021

A rare Liangzhu-style beige jade cong

Lot 50. A rare Liangzhu-style beige jade cong. Width 3 in., 7.7 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold: 50,400 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the cylindrical central shaft abutted by four hollow square shafts rising along its sides, each square shaft carved with concave and convex bands with faint traces of two registers of taotie masks with incised lines and eyes, the calcified stone with russet and white variegation. Property from the Junkunc Collection ... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2021

A rare archaic beige jade sword guard, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 425. A rare archaic beige jade sword guard, Western Han Dynasty; 5cm (2in) long. Sold for £ 7,012 (€ 8,144). © Bonhams. Of lozenge section, carved on both sides with stylised taotie masks, a small section of the iron blade remaining, the stone of warm amber-honey tone.Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1964Dr Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), acc.no.J842, acquired from the above in 1964Christie's New York, 16 September 2010, lot 972 (part lot)Published, Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Summer Exhibition,... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2019

Shang-Western Zhou dynasty Jade from the Florence and Herbert Irving Gift at Sotheby's NY, 10 september 2019

Lot 35. A calcified jade carving of a bird, Shang - Early Western Zhou dynasty (circa 1600-771 BCE). Height 2 in., 5.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.   the flat stone carved on both sides as a recumbent bird in profile, with large circular eyes and long sloping beak, a long hooked feather extending from the crown of the head alongside the remnant of another plume, the tail arced downward, the body incised with a spiral forming the breast, the olive-beige... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2019

Shang dynasty Jade from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift at Sotheby's NY, 10 september 2019

Lot 122. A beige jade ceremonial blade, ge, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE). Length 5 1/2  in., 14 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the flat shaft with beveled edges tapering to a curved point at one end, the opposite end indented at each side for attachment to a handle, pierced with an aperture, the stone a creamy beige color with wavy veins of translucent pale celadon. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, 24th May 1983.Collection of Florence (1920-2018)... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2019

Song-Ming dynasty Jade from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift at Sotheby's NY, 10/09/2019

  Lot 32. A beige jade toogle, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644). Length 3 in., 7.6 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of long cylindrical form pierced through the center, carved all over in low relief with columns of paired C-scrolls, each pair of C-scrolls forming a square unit, the orientation of the units alternating between horizontal and vertical, the stone a cool beige with fine russet veining to one end, stand (2). Provenance: Spink & Son, London,... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

An exceptionally rare beige jade carving of a mythical beast, Han dynasty - Six Dynasties

Lot 134. An exceptionally rare beige jade carving of a mythical beast,  Han dynasty - Six Dynasties. Length 2 1/4  in., 5.8 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot Sold 740,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's the winged leonine beast standing four square, the compact rounded body tensed on four short legs, the long tail sweeping from between the hind legs to rest on the left haunch, with finely incised lines detailing the mane and body, the translucent gray stone with pale brown inclusions. ... [Lire la suite]