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]
25 février 2020

An unusual large greyish-green jade bi, Ming dynasty or later

Lot 1526. An unusual large greyish-green jade bi, Ming dynasty or later; 8 15/16 in. (22.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The convex top well carved in high relief with nine chilong as if emerging from the skin of the jade, the reverse carved in low relief with bosses within a grid pattern, within deeply scored line borders, the grey-green stone with extensive opaque whitish mottling, the reverse matte.  ... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2020

A greyish-green jade bi, Warring States period-Han dynasty, circa 3rd century BC

Lot 1730. A greyish-green jade bi, Warring States period-Han dynasty, circa 3rd century BC; 5 3/8 in. (13.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. Each side is carved in low relief with comma spirals within an hexagonal grid pattern between plain inner and outer borders. The translucent, greyish-green stone has some darker inclusions and some opaque buff alteration. Provenance: Ashkenazi & Co., San Francisco, acquired before 1996.Dr. Leonard... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2019

An archaistic yellow jade 'notched' disc, bi, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 230. An archaistic yellow jade 'notched' disc, bi, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Length 13.4 cm, 5¼ in. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,625 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the flattened disc carved to the front and back face with twelve bosses between rope-twist bands, encircled at the outer rim by six animal masks, the stone of greenish-yellow tone with russet inclusions.  Archaic and archaistic jades from the Michael Gulbenkian Collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06... [Lire la suite]

10 novembre 2019

A green and brown jade disc, bi, Zhou dynasty

Lot 209. A green and brown jade disc, bi, Zhou dynasty. Diameter 16.2 cm, 6⅜ in. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the flat surface with a circular aperture, the stone a mottled green tone suffused with opaque dark-russet areas. Provenance: Collection of Gerald Godfrey, Hong Kong. Christie's London, 6th June 2000, lot 5.   Exhibited: Stones of Virtue. Chinese Jades from the Gerald Godfrey Collection, The Dayton Art Institute,... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

A yellow jade disc, Bi, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 207. A yellow jade disc, Bi, Warring States period (475-221 BC), 3 in. (7 cm.) diam, box. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 387,500. © Christie's ImagesLtd 2019. Provenance: Acquired from Chang Wei Hwa & Company, Taipei, 1998. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong Kong, 9 October 2019
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17 août 2019

A rare pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC

Lot 481. A rare pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 121,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Each side carved in relief with a field of comma spirals set within narrow, raised borders, the translucent stone and of even yellow tone and finely polished, box, stand. Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm E. Mcpherson Provenance: Acquired in the 1980s. Note: A very similarly carved yellow... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2019

A large pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC 

Lot 477. A large pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC; 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Both sides with a plain inner and outer border, with a wide band of faceted comma spirals carved in low relief within an hexagonal criss-cross gridwork set within a striated border, and an outer band carved with outward-facing bovine masks with long, scrolling horns, the pale grey stone with some black and russet... [Lire la suite]