16 mars 2014

A large finely-carved pale celadon jade boulder, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

A large finely-carved pale celadon jade boulder, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Photo courtesy Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Ltd. Height 19.5 cm Both sides finely carved with a mountain scene; the front with several riding figures on a mountain path amongst rocks and trees. The back with three other figures on a path leading to an open gate. Provenance: Christie's London, 12th June 1989, Lot 467 Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Ltd (stand 269) at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.tefaf.com/
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26 décembre 2013

A jade landscape boulder with a battle scene, Qianlong seal, first half 20th century

A jade landscape boulder with a battle scene, Qianlong seal, first half 20th century. Photo Bonhams. Of irregular ovoid form carved in high relief with deep undercutting to portray two warriors battling on horseback surrounded by trees and rocky crags beneath crenelated city walls, the reverse left partially rough, one side incised with a four-line poem on a military expedition beyond the Great Wall by the Tang poet Wang Changling and bearing the name of the Qianlong emperor along with the two-character seal; the pale gray-green... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2013

Chinese carved coral Guan Yin sculpture sells for $66,550 at Elite Decorative Arts

Antique Qing Dynasty period Chinese hand-carved red coral sculpture depicting four Guan Yin ($66,550).  BOYNTON BEACH, FLA.- A Chinese hand-carved red coral sculpture of four Guan Yin (Buddhist deities of mercy and compassion) from the Qing Dynasty, and a Chinese hand-carved red coral group figure depicting two Guan Yin with flowers throughout, each knocked down for $66,550 to share top lot honors at Elite Decorative Arts’ Nov. 2nd auction in Florida.  The sale – featuring 370 lots (300 of which met or exceeded their... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2013

Carved Turquoise Boulder, China, 18th century

Carved Turquoise Boulder, China, 18th century. Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. length 22.5cm, height18.5cm.  ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October - 9th November 2013. Vanderven Oriental Art. Floris van der Ven. Phone +31 (0)73 6146251 - Email info@vanderven.com - Website www.vanderven.com
29 juin 2013

Asian art auctions at Bonhams in San Francisco achieve $10 million

A Longquan celadon bottle vase (detail), yuhuchunping, Yuan-Ming dynasty. Sold for US$ 374,500 inc. premium. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams San Francisco - Avid overseas Chinese buyers packed the Bonhams' auction room and drove prices to record levels this week in San Francisco. The market proved buoyant in every category of Chinese works of art, with telephone and internet bidders vying with bidders in the room for objects fresh to the market from private collectors, estates and institutions. The June 24 auction of... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2013

A Carved Jade Boulder

A Carved Jade Boulder. Photo courtesy Michaan's Auctions Of horizontal format carved in high relief with an energetic scene depicting two men boating down a swift running mountain river, the rocky landscape with an undulating gnarled pine tree and a building in the distance, a large cloud meanders through the composition highlighting the russet-colored skin, accompanied by a reticulated wood stand carved with rocks and pine branches. Width: 7 1/2 inches (19 cm) excluding stand. Estimate: $20,000/30,000.... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2012

A celadon jade 'Mountain' boulder, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A celadon jade 'Mountain' boulder, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's well-carved following the natural form of the boulder with Shoulao carrying a peach next toa deer, followed by an attendant, climbing a mountain path towards a pavilion near the summit, the reverse with two cranes and a pavilion amongst a pine tree on a rocky outcrop, all set within a mountainous landscape, the stone with enhanced russet, wood stand (2). Height 7 in., 17.7 cm - ESTIMATION 80,000-120,000 USD ... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2012

A rare imperial miniature lapis lazuli 'boulder' on a white jade stand, 18th century

A rare imperial miniature lapis lazuli 'boulder' on a white jade stand, 18th century.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Finely carved and rounded as a miniature boulder with numerous crevices, with tufts of grass carved in low relief on several edges, the bright blue stone with soft polish; the white jade stand carved and pierced as rockwork from which grow lingzhiand asters: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) long. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000  清十八世紀 御製青金石小山子配白玉座 Provenance; Douglas J.K. Wright, 1990. ... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2011

A fine and rare inscribed carved White and Russet Jade Boulder. Mark and period of Qianlong, dated to 1764

A fine and rare inscribed carved White and Russet Jade Boulder. Mark and period of Qianlong, dated to 1764.  Photo Sotheby's finely and deeply carved to the front face depicting Guanyin seated on a rockwork pedestal, wearing loosely draped robes, an attendant standing behind her holding a vase containing a single willow branch, with a boy kneeling towards her in a position of deference, amid bamboo trees, with swelling waves crashing against the rocks below, a magpie perched above, round and smooth the reverse side... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2011

A Fine And Rare lnscribed Carved White And Russet Jade Boulder. Mark And Period of Qianlong

A Fine And Rare lnscribed Carved White And Russet Jade Boulder. Mark And Period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's finely and deeply carved to the front face depicting Guanyin seated on a rockwork pedestal, wearing loosely draped robes, an attendant standing behind her holding a vase containing a single willow branch, with a boy kneeling towards her in a position of deference, amid bamboo trees, with swelling waves crashing against the rocks below, a magpie perched above, round and smooth the reverse side skilfully carved utilising the... [Lire la suite]


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