13 juin 2020

A black and white jade 'phoenix' pendant, probably Western Han dynasty (206 BC–9 AD)

Lot 376. A black and white jade 'phoenix' pendant, probably Western Han dynasty (206 BC–9 AD); 4.4 cm, 1 3/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD (15,669 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular form, worked in the form of a phoenix coiled around its body, crisply detailed with plumage and pierced with an aperture, the stone of a variegated black and white tone.  Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2020

A black and white jade 'horse and monkey' group, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3464. A black and white jade 'horse and monkey' group, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 2 3/4 in. (6.8 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 725,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The group is carved as a monkey climbing on top of a horse lying on its back. The stone is of charcoal-black colour with white inclusions ingeniously carved as a monkey with a winged insect highlighted in russet on its back, box. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 26... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A black and white jade 'cat and butterfly' carving, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3209. A black and white jade 'cat and butterfly' carving, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 6.8 cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,420,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved from a slightly cube-shaped block, in the form of a grinning cat trampling leaves with its feet, clenching a sprig of banana leaves in its mouth, its tail curled alongside its left flank, set with a butterfly on its back, the stone of white tone with patches of... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2020

A rare black and white jade 'rhinoceros' plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 299. A rare black and white jade 'rhinoceros' plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 2 7/8  in., 7.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the circular plaque well carved and reticulated with a 'rhinoceros' with its head turned to gaze at the moon, its young gazing in turn at the parent, all amidst lingzhi and berry trees, the flat rim on the underside further carved with cloud scrolls, wood stand (2). Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2014

A black and white jade parrot, 18th-19th century

A black and white jade parrot, 18th-19th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The plump bird carved with spindly legs tucked up against a puffed out chest flanked by finely detailed wings and talons, the details utilizing the variegated colors of the stone. 2 3/4 in (7cm) high. Sold for US$ 3,500 (€2,567) Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Gran, by DescentBonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 17 Dec 2013 - www.bonhams.com
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22 novembre 2013

A black and white jade ‘Goldfish’ snuff bottle, attributed to Suzhou, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A black and white jade ‘Goldfish’ snuff bottle, attributed to Suzhou, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.  together with a watercolour illustration by Peter Suart;.6 cm., 2 5/8 in. - watercolour 40.7 by 33 cm., 16 by 13 1/8 in. Estimation 180,000 — 220,000 HKDProvenance: Sotheby’s New York, 27th June 1986, lot 91.Arts of China, Hong Kong, 1988.Exposition: Robert Kleiner, Boda Yang, and Clarence F. Shangraw, Chinese Snuff Bottles: A Miniature Art from the Collection of George and Mary... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2013

A black and white jade ‘Immortals at play’ snuff bottle, Suzhou, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century

A black and white jade ‘Immortals at play’ snuff bottle, Suzhou, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 7.2 cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimation 1,000,000 — 1,200,000 HKDProvenance: The D.A. Ionides Will Trust.Christie's London, 11th/13th June 1990, lot 522.Exposition: Kleine Schätze aus China. Snuff bottles—Sammlung von Mary und George Bloch erstmals in Österreich, Creditanstalt, Vienna, 1993.Robert Kleiner, Boda Yang, and Clarence F. Shangraw, Chinese Snuff Bottles: A Miniature Art from the Collection of George... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2009

A black and white jade ram group. Qing dynasty, 18th century

A black and white jade ram group. Qing dynasty, 18th century finely and cleverly carved using the contrasting tones of the stone with a large recumbent ram with its two young at its side. 5.4cm., 2 1/8 in. Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 17,500 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
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