12 juillet 2017

A set of five celadon jade 'Mythical Beasts' pendants, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 2712. A set of five celadon jade 'Mythical Beasts' pendants, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 1,980,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each of the mythical beasts is carved standing upright, detailed with bulging eyes, curling tail and a snout-like nose, all strung together in a row separated by rounded beads. The semi-translucent stones range from a yellowish-celadon to white tone. Together with two white jade dragon ornaments. The... [Lire la suite]

05 juillet 2017

Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate

Lot 1. A large Chinese celadon jade ewer and cover, Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate: £1,000-2,000. Price: £8,500. Courtesy Woolley & Wallis LONDON.- Four valuable Chinese jade miniature vessels have been recovered and successfully sold at Woolley & Wallis after being stolen over 12 years ago by Michael Openshaw. At the time of the theft, Openshaw and fellow thief Robert Barrett had recently served time in prison for similar crimes which were described by the Judge during sentencing as “despicable”. The... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2017

A celadon jade disc, bi, Neolithic period

Lot 355. A celadon jade disc, bi, Neolithic period, 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form with a central aperture, the softly polished stone of a greenish-celadon colour variegated with areas of russet, creamy white and brown, wood stand. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2017, 02:00 PM
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28 mars 2017

An Outstanding And Extremely Rare Celadon Jade Figure Of An Elephant, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-26 AD)

Lot 3305. An Outstanding And Extremely Rare Celadon Jade Figure Of An Elephant, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-26 AD), 8.4 cm. Est. HK$5– 7 million / US$641,000 – 897,000. Photo: Sotheby's. skilfully worked in the round as an Asian elephant standing foursquare on its short legs with its long trunk curled to its left and its tail swished to its right, the animal depicted with characteristic dorsal bumps flanked by floppy ears, the corpulent body rendered gravitating towards the ground and delicately detailed... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

Sotheby's to offer one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands

Lot 101. An Exceptionally Large, Fine And Important Blue And White Lobed 'Fish Pond' Bowl, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 23 cm. Estimate upon request. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2017 will take place on 5 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sales will be led by an outstanding Xuande lobed bowl, one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands (pictured above), and a monumental Imperial silk tapestry kesi... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2017

A grey and russet jade 'Tiger' pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and a carved celadon jade 'Dragon pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th c

Lot 76. A grey and russet jade 'Tiger' pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and a carved celadon jade 'Dragon pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,759 - USD 10,345) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The first pendant is carved in the form of a tiger. The stone is of a pale grey tone with some dark russet inclusions. The second is carved and pierced as an archaistic dragon. The body is coiled and decorated with an incised scrolling motif. The stone is of an even... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2016

A celadon jade ‘Shoulao and boy’ group, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 227. A celadon jade ‘Shoulao and boy’ group, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the standing deity holding a gnarled lingzhi branch hanging a double gourd, with a boy crouching beside supporting a large peach; 8.5 cm, 3 3/8  in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 09 Nov 2016
15 octobre 2016

A finely carved celadon jade boat, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3634. A finely carved celadon jade boat, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,375,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. worked in the form of a flat-bottomed boat on a bed of swirling waves, the bow covered with an arched woven roof and the mast folded on the side, with a long bamboo stick leaning diagonally against the roof hanging a cloak, the prow rendered with a standing figure steering the... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2016

A celadon jade carving of a buffalo, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220)

Lot 23. A celadon jade carving of a buffalo, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000 (USD 19,420 - USD 32,367). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The surface is carved in intaglio with fine hair markings. 2 5/8 in. (6.5 cm.) long Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1993 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
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12 septembre 2016

A celadon jade 'qin' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 242. A celadon jade 'qin' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000. Photo: Sotheby's. carved with the mouth of the bottle at the top of the qin in the area known as the 'phoenix tongue', the body of the instrument wrapped with a piece of brocade and fastened with a toggle, the stone with enhanced russet coloration, stopper (2). Height 4 3/8  in., 11 cm.  Property from the collection of Robert and Maurine Muntz Provenance: Robert Hall, London,... [Lire la suite]