13 janvier 2023

Ming dynasty Jade sold at Sotheby's, CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 2 November 2022

Lot 464. A pair of celadon jade figure of mythical beasts, Ming dynasty or earlier; l. 9.7 cm. Lot sold: 277,200 GBP (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's.   Lot 486. A celadon jade figure of Xuanwu, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); h. 10.7 cm. Lot sold: 113,400 GBP (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's.   Lot 468. An archaistic celadon and russet jade 'chilong' rhyton, gong, Ming dynasty... [Lire la suite]

11 décembre 2022

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

Lot 185. A celadon and russet jade cicada, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 6.4 by 3.1 cm. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 modelled in the form of a stylised cicada with convex sides, finely incised with concise strokes denoting the eyes, folded wings and ribbed abdomen, perforated with two small apertures to the top edge. Provenance: R.H. Ellsworth Ltd, New York, 20th August 1986. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2021

A celadon and russet jade archaistic hanging vase and cover, 17th century or earlier

Lot 55. A celadon and russet jade archaistic hanging vase and cover, 17th century or earlier. Height 8⅜ in., 21.2 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 56,700 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of archaistic you form, the flattened pear-shaped body raised on a slightly splayed foot, the neck flanked by a pair of stylized ruyi handles interlinked with a long arched U-form swing handle, carved around the body with a broad band of vertical ribs between bands of... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2021

A celadon and russet jade disc, bi, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 2100. A celadon and russet jade disc, bi, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); d. 21 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 189,000HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Eclectic. Hong Kong, 14 July 2021
22 janvier 2021

A small celadon and russet jade sword or dagger guard, Han Dynasty or later

Lot 418. A small celadon and russet jade sword or dagger guard, Han Dynasty or later; 2 1/4in (5.7 cm) across. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,500. Sold for US$ 2,805 (€ 2,307). Courtesy Bonhams. Of trapzoidal outline, one side carved with c-scrolls forming a taotie within a beaded edge, the other side with a single striding chilong also within a beaded edge. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Bonhams. Fine Chinese and Japanese Works of Art Part II, 14 Dec 2020, Los Angeles ... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2020

A celadon and russet jade ring, huan, Neolithic period (circa 6500-1700 BC)

Lot 205. A celadon and russet jade ring, huan, Neolithic period (circa 6500-1700 BC); 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam., box. Estimate 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 75,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2020. The Juyi Studio Collection. Provenance: E Yuan Tang Chinese Art, Taipei, acquired in 1985. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 October 2020

28 septembre 2020

An extremely important and rare celadon and russet jade horse head, Han–Six Dynasties

Lot 252. An extremely important and rare celadon and russet jade horse head, Han–Six Dynasties. Height 3⅞ in., 9.7 cm. Estimate 600,000 - 800,000 USD. Lot sold 746,000 USD. © Sotheby's. strikingly modeled in a bold and angular sculptural style, the slightly lowered head facing forward, detailed with the mouth agape revealing two rows of well-defined teeth below the flared nostrils, the long, flat nose bridle extending to triangular-shaped eyes... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2020

A celadon and russet jade finial, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 251. A celadon and russet jade finial, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 2 3/4 in. (7.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 75,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 137,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The finial is intricately carved in openwork with cranes amongst dense leafy vines entwined with lotus blossoms. The stone is of a pale celadon tone with some russet inclusions.  Provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owner in Saint-Petersburg circa 1960, thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A celadon and russet jade boy and buffalo group, late 17th century

Lot 3210. A celadon and russet jade boy and buffalo group, late 17th century; 11 cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 9,380,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely carved in the round as a recumbent buffalo with raised head and animated expression, detailed with powerful legs and a bushy tail, the boy in loose-fitted clothes climbing on the beast, clutching a spray of millet, the lustrous stone of a warm celadon tone highlighted with russet inclusions. ... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

A celadon and russet jade 'pig dragon' carving , Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 72. A celadon and russet jade 'pig dragon' carving , Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 7cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 8,815,000 HKD (1,126,116 USD). © Sotheby's. the beast with a bulbous body, depicted with large bulging eyes, an upturned snout and pointed ears, further carved with a diamond-shaped cross-hatching between the ears, its neck drilled with a hole.  Exhibited: Angus Forsyth and Brian... [Lire la suite]