17 septembre 2021

An elegant semi-translucent olive-green nephrite jade Disc, bi, Western Han dynasty (202 BC–9 AD)

Lot 145. An elegant semi-translucent olive-green nephrite jade Disc, bi, Western Han dynasty (202 BC–9 AD); 9 1/8in (23.1cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 17,000). Sold for US$ 15,300 (€ 13,064). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Finely carved on both sides with an inner band of facetted bosses in a network of regular narrow grooves under a wide band of four taotie masks with long horns and and interlocking snake-like bodies, the two friezes separated by a narrow twisted rope band... [Lire la suite]

14 juillet 2021

A celadon and russet jade disc, bi, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 2100. A celadon and russet jade disc, bi, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); d. 21 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 189,000HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Eclectic. Hong Kong, 14 July 2021
09 juin 2021

An archaic green and russet jade disc, bi, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty

Lot 424. An archaic green and russet jade disc, bi, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty; 12.5cm (4 6/8in) diam. Sold for £ 6,120 (€ 7,108). © Bonhams Each side carved in low relief with 'comma' spirals within an hexagonal grid pattern between plain inner and outer borders, the translucent green stone with russet inclusions and veins.Note: Compare with a similar disc, bi, of larger size (17.2cm), Warring States period, illustrated by Yang Boda, Chinese Archaic Jades from the Simon Kwan Collection, Hong Kong, 1994, no.197.See a similar... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2021

An exceptionally large and extremely rare zitan-mounted imperial inscribed archaic jade bi, Eastern Han dynasty, the inscription

Lot 9. An exceptionally large and extremely rare zitan-mounted imperial inscribed archaic jade bi, Eastern Han dynasty, the inscription and the stand dated to the gengyin year of the Qianlong period (corresponding to 1770); disc 23.8 cm, overall h. 30.8 cm. Estimate: 45,000,000- 60,000,000 HKD. Lot sold: 53,771,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the exceptionally large jade bi dated to the Eastern Han dynasty, boldly worked on both sides with an overall array of small raised circular... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2020

Bonhams Presents Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale on 1 December 2020

Lot 153. A very rare yellow-glazed anhua 'Dragon' Saucer-dish, Late Tianshun-Early Chenghua; 18.8cm (7 6/16in) diam. Estimate HK$ 600,000 - 800,000 (US$ 77,000 - 100,000) & Lot 154. A very rare yellow-glazed anhua 'Dragon' Saucer-dish, Late Tianshun-Early Chenghua; 18.9cm (7 1/2in) diam. Estimate HK$ 600,000 - 800,000 (US$ 77,000 - 100,000). Courtesy Bonhams. Hong Kong - On 1 December 2020 is Bonhams' Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale, led by a pair of exceptionally... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2020

Masterpieces of Ancient Chinese Jades: The Ju-yi Scholarʼs Studio Collection sold at China Guardian 2020 Autumn Auctions

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06 octobre 2020

A green jade notched disc, bi, Neolithic period, Jiang-Huai region

Lot 18. A green jade notched disc, bi, Neolithic period, Jiang-Huai region; d. 16.6 cm, 6 ½ in. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 819,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each side superbly worked with a subtly convex surface, all within a notched outline. Property from the Hei-Chi Collection. Literature: Jiang Tao and Liu Yunhui, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, p. 30. Note: Several Lingjiatan culture rings and huang with similar notches were excavated from... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2020

A yellow and russet jade archaistic 'chi dragon' disc, bi, 17th-18th century

Lot 72. A yellow and russet jade archaistic 'chi dragon' disc, bi, 17th-18th century; 6.2cm (2 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$30,000-50,000. Sold for HK$ 4,240,000 (€ 506,613). Photo Bonhams. The pierced oval disc worked in high relief on both sides, encircled by five frolicking chi dragons, the stone ranging from a pale greenish-yellow to dark brown tones. Note: Yellow jades are considered to be one of the rarest amongst all nephrite jades. This intricately reticulated carving is thus a fine... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2020

A white jade 'zodiac' disc, bi, Qing Dynasty

Lot 187. A white jade 'zodiac' disc, bi, Qing Dynasty; 8.3cm diam. Estimate HK$150,000 - 300,000. Sold for HK$ 187,500 (€ 22,241). Photo: Bonhams. Pierced in the centre with a movable taiji symbol, one side carved in low relief with a circular band comprising the twelve zodiac animals, above a band of bagua, the reverse with zhuanshu characters surrounding a similar bagua band. Note: Compare with a much more elaborate Imperial reticulated jade ornament, also carved at the... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2020

A yellow and brown jade double disc, bi, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD)

Lot 27. A yellow and brown jade double disc, bi, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD); 10.1cm (4in) diam. Estimate HK$ 60,000-80,000. Sold for HK$ 1,240,000 (€ 147,093). Photo: Bonhams. The disc with both sides meticulously carved with evenly spaced raised spiral bosses, with a pierced narrow inner ring held in place by three rectangular struts, the mottled stone of brownish-yellow tone with dark brown inclusions. Note: During the Warring States period and Han dynasty, a great variety of carved... [Lire la suite]