25 mai 2019

A brown jade carving of a bixie, Song-Ming Dynasty

Lot 211. A brown jade carving of a bixie, Song-Ming Dynasty; 8.8cm (3 1/2in) high. Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The beast deftly carved with head raised, a single horn curling down towards the back with knobbly spine, the flat-cut muzzle with bulbous nose, the large eyes beneath scallop-shaped brows, small stylised wings rising from the hind legs, a long curling tail wrapped around the left haunch, the dark stone accented with patches of russet skin, box... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

Chinese Works of Art from a Princely Collection at Christie's London, 14 May 2019

Lot 75. A turquoise-inlaid bronze hilt, Ge, Late Shang Dynasty (1600-1027 BC); 6 in. (15.1 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The hilt is cast in the form of a coiled dragon with a tail in the form of a bird with a hooked beak, and the body is inlaid on both sides with turquoise. Provenance: Collection of Louis Bataille, Paris, acquired prior to 1960.Christie's Paris, 26 November 2002, lot. 199.Property from a... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2018

A black and celadon jade figure of a cicada and a brown jade figure of a bird of prey, Ming dynasty or earlier

Lot 11. A black and celadon jade figure of a cicada and a brown jade figure of a bird of prey, Ming dynasty or earlier; 7 and 5 cm, 2 3/4  and 2 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD (4,795 USD). © Sotheby's. the stylised cicada with extensive black inclusions to one side; the flying bird detailed with incised plumage, rounded eyes and a pointed beak. Provenance: Collection of Emil Hultmark (1872-1943), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A brown jade ceremonial blade, fu, probably Neolithic period

Lot 331. A brown jade ceremonial blade, fu, probably Neolithic period, 10 cm, 4 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of irregular trapezoidal form with bevelled edges, one side with a vertical tool mark, the top with a small hole, the stone of a variegated russet-brown and celadon colour    Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2017, 02:00 PM
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22 mars 2016

An exceptionally rare brown jade ceremonial dagger, ge, Warring States Period

Lot 28, An exceptionally rare brown jade ceremonial dagger, ge, Warring States Period. Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1.2 million (€92,000 - 140,000). Photo: Bonhams. Skilfully carved on both sides in openwork, with scroll-incised borders following the shape of the blade, enclosing a stylised chi dragon in the centre flanked by two smaller chi dragon, the tang boldly decorated as a large dragon facing the back edge, its elegant thin sinuous body undulating in a compressed 'S'-shape, the stone of a... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2014

A green and russet jade 'chilong' ring, and a brown jade cylindrical cong, Ming Dynasty

A green and russet jade 'chilong' ring, and a brown jade cylindrical cong, Ming Dynasty. Photo: Bonhams. The ring carved with two chilong clambering around the exterior, one with its head cleverly carved from fine green stone, 6cm (2 3/8in) wide; the cong carved from greyish-brown streaked stone with four square layers flanked by a circular layer at each end, 4.2cm (1 5/8in) wide. (2). Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,700/) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014 -http://www.bonhams.com/