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
26 août 2017

Doyle to auction Asian works of art on September 11

NEW YORK, NY.- Scheduled during the week of Asian sales in New York, Doyle's Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, September 11 at 10am presents the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Offerings include porcelain, pottery, jade, scholar's objects, bronzes, screens, furniture and paintings.  Highlighting the auction is property from a Private Minneapolis Collection. Comprising 23 lots in the sale, the Collection is particularly rich in Chinese jades and Khmer... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2017

A celadon and russet jade ring, huan, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 2736. A celadon and russet jade ring, huan, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD), 4 in. (10 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,321 - USD 19,351). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The circular disc is pierced with a central circle and decorated similarly on each side with a band of comma swirls, within inner and outer raised borders. The side with an incised inscription reading ‘san bai shi shi’. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1996 Christie's. Adorning the Kings... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2017

A celadon and russet jade disc, huan, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 24)

Lot 301. A celadon and russet jade disc, huan, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 24), 9.4 cm, 3 3/8  in.  Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, carved to both sides around the central aperture with the 'grain' pattern, the stone of a pale celadon colour with some mottled brown colouration. Provenance: A Hawaiian private collection.Christie's New York, 20th March 1997, lot 111. Note: This light greenish-white jade exhibits a strong sense of glassy texture.... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2016

A celadon and russet jade archaistic rhyton, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Lot 43. A celadon and russet jade archaistic rhyton, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. carved as the well-hollowed vessel issuing from the mouth of a dragon fish, decorated to the exterior with archaistic swirls, clouds and two chilong in high relief; 12.6 cm, 5 in. Note: A similar rhyton, attributed to the Ming dynasty, was sold in our London rooms, 9th November 1954, lot 118, and is possibly the same piece sold... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2016

A celadon and russet jade duck, Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 223. A celadon and russet jade duck, Qing dynasty, 17th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. worked recumbent with its head turned backwards, wood stand. Quantity: 2 - 8 cm, 3 1/8  in.. Provenance: Acquired in 1972. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 09 Nov 2016
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