22 février 2019

Han dynasty Jade sold at Christie'sNewYork, 17 september 2018

Lot 342. Two greenish-white and russet jade scabbard slides, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC; 2 15/16 and 2 3/8 in. (7.4 and 6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008  Both rectangular slides boldly carved on the curved top utilizing the russet natural markings in the stone, one slide carved with a small chilong biting the tail of a largerchilong with feline head confronting a smaller chilong with a dragon's... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2019

Disque en Jade, Bi, Début de la dynastie des Han Occidentaux

Lot 27. Disque en Jade, Bi, Début de la dynastie des Han Occidentaux; Diam. 17,5 cm. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 EUR. Lot Vendu 20,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's 2015.  percé au centre d'une ouverture circulaire, les bords intérieurs et extérieurs soulignés d'une simple ligne, sculpté d'un côté de picots en léger relief comme des spirales, le même motif gravé se répétant au revers, la pierre translucide et d'une couleur jaune-vert, D.W 30/133. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2017

A rare archaistic pale green and russet jade 'double-dragon' disc, bi, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 5. A rare archaistic pale green and russet jade 'double-dragon' disc, bi, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€8,600 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened circular form, carved in openwork depicting a dragon chasing its own tail, the body delicately incised with stylised kui dragons and archaistic scrolls, the softly-polished stone of a pale yellow tone suffused with caramel-russet inclusions, box. 11.2cm (4 3/8in) diam. (2). Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 1... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2017

A very rare jade disc, bi, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24)

Lot 4. A very rare jade disc, bi, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24). Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€8,600 - 13,000). Sold for HK$ 100,000 (€10,782).  Photo: Bonhams. Crisply carved in relief on both sides with evenly spaced 'grain' pattern, encircled by two narrow raised bands at the inner and outer edges, the inner rim issuing three pointed hooks, the stone of pale yellow tone, fitted box. 9.8cm (4in) diam. Provenance: The Sze Yuan Tang Collection Note: This type... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2017

Liangzhu disc (bi) with bird pattern, Nephrite jade, circa 2500 BC

              Liangzhu disc (bi) with bird pattern, Nephrite jade, circa 2500 BC. Diameter: 32.5 cm whole piece, Diameter: 3.8 cm hole, Thickness: 1.5 cm. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee, A.42-1936 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Variegated dark green and brown. Pattern consists of four groups of spirals, four in each group. Between every alternate group of... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2017

A yellow and russet jade disc (bi), Neolithic period, 3rd-2nd millennium B.C.

Lot 66. A yellow and russet jade disc (bi), Neolithic period, 3rd-2nd millennium B.C. Diameter 4 3/4  in., 12 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,875 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the circular disc with flat sides, pierced with a central aperture, of a softly polished stone slightly irregular in thickness and mottled with olive-green, ochre, yellow, and russet tones with feathery veining, with a patch of opaque dark brown to the edge. Provenance: Collection of Roman Vishniac... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2017

A very rare white jade Dragon disc, bi, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 2733. A very rare white jade Dragon disc, bi, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 3,900,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The disc is well-carved and pierced on both sides with two large dragons and a juvenile dragon interlocking together; one with its head extending beyond the outer border of the disc to a flange above, and on the other end depicting a dragon mounted by a winged human and a monkey. 5 1/4 in. (13.5 cm.) long, box  ... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2017

A rare jade Dragon disc, bi, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-8 AD)

Lot 2732. A rare jade Dragon disc, bi, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-8 AD). Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 5,460,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The disc is finely carved to the centre in openwork with a dragon, highlighted by fine incisions along its body and its tail. The surface is decorated on both sides in relief with comma spirals within inner and outer raised borders. The well polished stone is of a yellowish-beige tone with areas of minor russet inclusions and... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2017

A rare and large yellow jade disc, bi, Han Dynasty

Lot 51. A rare and large yellow jade disc, bi, Han Dynasty; 3/4in) diam. Estimate HK$25,000 - 30,000 (US$3,200 - 3,900). Sold for HK$ 1,980,000 (€227,546). Photo: Bonhams The circular disc superbly carved and finely incised on both sides with a border of four stylised taotie masks with curling horns and interlocking bodies, encircling an inner border of evenly spaced raised bosses, divided by a narrow rope-twist band, the stone of a yellow tone predominantly suffused with attractive honey russet... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2017

A large calcified jade axe blade, yue, and a jade disc, bi ; the disc: possibly Neolithic period, the blade later

Lot 367. A large calcified jade axe blade, yue, and a jade disc, bi ; the disc: possibly Neolithic period, the blade later. Estimate 5,000 — 10,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the axe blade with gently beveled edges and an aperture to the top; the disc of circular form, pierced through the center with an aperture, wood stand - 16.5 and 21.8 cm, 6 1/2  and 8 1/2  in.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2017, 02:00 PM