22 août 2019

Ming dynasty Jade from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift at Sotheby's NY, 10/09/2019

  Lot 23. A celadon and russet jade carving of a camel, Tang - Ming dynasty. Length 2 1/4  in., 5.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. recumbent with the legs tucked close to the body, the pronounced ribs showing between the bent legs, two small humps rising along the spine, the neck resting against the shoulders and the head slightly bowed with the eyes open, the lips sealed and the ears relaxed, the fur finely incised at the forehead and hump, the... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2019

Song-Ming dynasty Jade from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift at Sotheby's NY, 10/09/2019

  Lot 32. A beige jade toogle, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644). Length 3 in., 7.6 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of long cylindrical form pierced through the center, carved all over in low relief with columns of paired C-scrolls, each pair of C-scrolls forming a square unit, the orientation of the units alternating between horizontal and vertical, the stone a cool beige with fine russet veining to one end, stand (2). Provenance: Spink & Son, London,... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2019

Sotheby's to offer Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence & Herbert Irving Gift

  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will offer 300+ Chinese works of art originally gifted by philanthropists and renowned Asian art collectors Florence and Herbert Irving to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as a highlight of their Asia Week sale series in September 2019. In March 2015, The Met announced the gift of 1,275 Asian works of art from Florence and Herbert Irving – a donation that fundamentally transformed the holdings of the museum’s Department of Asian Art, on the occasion of its centennial. At the... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A celadon and russet jade 'Twin-fish' carving, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3752. A celadon and russet jade 'Twin-fish' carving, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15 cm.,  5 7/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. © Sotheby's deftly carved in openwork as two conjoined carp fish facing the same direction, the larger fish grasping in its mouth a long stem of millet meandering over their bodies, their scales exquisitely rendered with cross-hatching incisions, the stone of a celadon colour mottled with russet inclusions. ... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2019

A celadon and russet jade ‘Boy and Buddhist lion’ group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 16. A celadon and russet jade ‘Boy and Buddhist lion’ group, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 13.6cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP. © Sotheby's animatedly carved in the form of a smiling boy with his head turned gently towards his back looking at a Buddhist lion rearing its tail, the beast finely detailed with combed fur, bulging eyes and flaring nostrils, its mouth grasping a long ribbon tied to a brocade ball supported on the boy’s raised left... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A celadon and russet jade figure of a beast, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 3443. A celadon and russet jade figure of a beast, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 10.3 cm, 4 in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD (45,084 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's depicted crouching on all fours and terminating in a long tapering tail curling upwards at the end, the muscular contours of the horned beast, possibly a stylised tiger, superbly rendered with rounded outlines, incised overall with double-line scrollwork, the prominent snout rendered... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2019

A celadon and russet jade figure of an owl, Shang dynasty

Lot 3416. A celadon and russet jade figure of an owl, Shang dynasty; 3.5 cm, 1 3/8  in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD (45,084 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's worked in the round and depicted standing on its feet with the head held high and accentuated with a pair of raised round eyes and sharp hooked beak, the breast rendered rounded and decorated with elaborate plumage, further portrayed with a pair of wings curving to the back of the figure above a... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2018

A celadon and russet jade hair ornament, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 568. A celadon and russet jade hair ornament, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Length 2 1/8  in., 5.3 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. carved with a curved top and coiled at the ends to resemble a scroll, the interior hollow to fit over a topknot, with holes in the ends to secure a hairpin, the stone with a slight yellow tinge, russet mottling and opaque inclusions, box (2). Provenance: Haworth / Winston Collection acquired prior to 2011.   ... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A small celadon and russet jade tripod censer, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3134. A small celadon and russet jade tripod censer, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 3 1/8 in. (7.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 100,000. Price realised HKD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The bombé-form body is raised on three short conical feet, and is carved around the exterior with two chilong clambering up the sides. The jade is of a pale celadon tone with some russet inclusions. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2017

A celadon and russet jade ‘bird’ pebble, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 157. A celadon and russet jade ‘bird’ pebble, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Estimate HKD 130,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) wide, box. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 2 October 2017, Alexandra House, Hong Kong