01 mars 2014

A jade disc (bi), Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (3400–2250 BC)

Lot 132. A jade disc (bi), Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (3400–2250 BC). Diameter 8 1/8 in., 20.5 cm. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of irregularly circular form with a small central aperture drilled from both sides to form an encircling ridge, the surface with deep gouges, the variegated stone of dark green and russet color with extensive veining.  Provenance: Collection of Armand Trampitsch, acquired prior to 1975.Ader Picard Tajan, Paris, 30th May 1985,... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2014

A jade ritual disc (bi), Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture

A jade ritual disc (bi), Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture. Photo Sotheby's. with small central aperture drill from both sides, the two sides polished to a smooth surface, variegated stone of pale green and light brown color, the edge slightly irregular.Diameter 9 in., 22.5 cm. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 USD Provenance: Acquired in London, 1980.PROPERTY FROM THE SAM AND MYRNA MYERS COLLECTION Compare a very similar bi in the Sir Joseph Hotung collection, discussed and illustrated in Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2014

A jade disc (bi), Shang Dynasty

Lot 114. A jade disc (bi), Shang Dynasty. Diameter 5 3/4 in., 14.5 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 USD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. with irregular circumference and surface, the center pierced with a large aperture, the dark green jade with russet inclusions and chalky calcification.  Provenance: Acquired in New York, 26th July 1971. PROPERTY FROM THE SAM AND MYRNA MYERS COLLECTION Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 18 Mar 2014, 10:30 AM 
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12 avril 2013

An exceptional zitan-mounted archaic jade disc, bi, Zhou dynasty, the inscription and the stand dated dated to 1775

Lot 3010. An exceptional and extremely rare dated zitan-mounted archaic jade disc, bi, Zhou dynasty, the inscription and the stand dated to 1775; height 22.8 cm., 9 in. Estimate 8,000,000 - 12,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 9,040,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 the smoothly patinated stone of a creamy beige tone naturally streaked with honey-brown inclusions, pierced with a large circular aperture, crisply later incised on one side in clerical script with an imperial poem praising the beauty... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2013

Brush (Bi) with Carp and Dragon, Middle Ming dynasty, about 1450-1550

Brush (Bi) with Carp and Dragon, Middle Ming dynasty, about 1450-1550.  Carved red lacquer on wood core, Height: 10 1/16 in. (27 cm); Diameter: 5/8 in. (1.6 cm). Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Maynard N. Levenick (M.80.152.1). LACMA
18 décembre 2012

Rare et important disque en jade blanc sculpte, bi, Chine, Dynastie Qing, Époque Qianlong (1736-1795)

Rare et important disque en jade blanc sculpte, bi, Chine, Dynastie Qing, Époque Qianlong (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 Le disque est sculpté sur chaque face d'une frise centrale circulaire ornée de motifs lentillés dans le style archaïque, entourée d'un registre de quatre masques de taotie réservés sur fond losangé. La tranche est incisée d'un poème de l'Empereur Qianlong vantant la beauté des jades de Hetian et la qualité de la sculpture. Le poème se termine par une date "Qianlong dingmo zhengyue... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2012

'Looted' Chinese antiques pulled from Bonhams auction to "avoid any possible offence"

A fine and rare Imperial white jade archaistic disc, bi, with the original box Jiaqing. Photo Bonhams BEIJING (AFP).- Two Chinese antiques have been withdrawn from auction in Britain, the auctioneer said, after the proposed sale sparked fury in China amid claims they were looted from Beijing in the 19th century.  Bonhams issued an apology as it confirmed the two jade carvings would not be sold after the owner withdrew them from a planned auction on Thursday to "avoid any possible offence". The planned sale had sparked a... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2012

Bi. Jade. 3rd millennium BC (Neolithic)

Bi. Jade. 3rd millennium BC (Neolithic). 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm). 42.317. Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1916, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest. The Walters Art Museum. 
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18 juin 2012

Bi with two dragons and grain pattern, Warring states period, Shanghai Museum

Bi with two dragons and grain pattern, Warring states period, Shanghai Museum
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05 août 2011

Chinese White Jade Bi, 19th Century

Chinese White Jade Bi, 19th Century. Photo Doyle New York Carved in low relief on one side with C-scrolls, the reverse with bosses in a grid pattern. Diameter 2 1/4 inches. Estimate $2,500-3,500 Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, September 12, 2011 at 10am www.doylenewyork.com
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