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]
20 novembre 2019

A rare celadon and russet jade figure of a mythical beast, Ming dynasty

Lot 211. A rare celadon and russet jade figure of a mythical beast, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Length 13.4 cm, 5¼ in. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 112,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the beast seated with its large head raised and turned to the right, with folds of skin and prominent fangs, whiskers and an flanged mane, the rippled body with finely incised archaistic scroll work delineating the beast's fur, the tail curled between muscular legs, the softly polished stone of celadon tone... [Lire la suite]
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]