21 août 2019

A floriform celadon jade dish, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 70. A floriform celadon jade dish, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368). Diameter 8 1/8  in., 20.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow sides shaped into six lobes rising at a slight angle and then expanding to a flat everted rim with six bracket-form 'petals', the surface unadorned aside from six notches cut into the reverse of the cavetto to define the lobes, the stone a sage-green color dappled with icy inclusions and with a russet vein at one side. ... [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]
07 août 2019

A small celadon jade carving of a mythical beast, longma, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3242. A small celadon jade carving of a mythical beast, longma, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 1 7/8 in. (4.9 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price Realized HKD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The mythical beast depicted as a recumbent horse resting on a sea of swirling waves with its head sharply turned to rest beside a stack of ribbon-tied scrolls on its back, the softly polished stone with russet and grey inclusions well-used within the carving. ... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A celadon jade carving of a sampan, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3748. A celadon jade carving of a sampan, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 20.4 cm., 8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. © Sotheby's the pale green stone boldly worked in the form of a sampan, the deck with a shelter near the stern with a lady standing beneath it with an oar, two figures depicted seated at opposite sides atop a smaller shelter peering overboard, one of them holding a fish while the other reaches for something in a jar, a... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2019

A celadon jade dragon-handled washer, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3656. A celadon jade dragon-handled washer, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 12.8 cm., 5 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD. © Sotheby's of shallow rounded form, the exterior carved on one side in high relief and openwork with a chilongclambering sinuously with its head and paws resting on the rim, the other similarly carved with a leafy scroll issuing a stylised lotus bud on the rim, the interior of the bowl with a central whorl radiating... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2019

A Mughal-style celadon jade ‘Melon’ box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 295. A Mughal-style celadon jade ‘Melon’ box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 8.1cm., 3 ¼ in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. © Sotheby's the rounded body divided into eight lobes resembling the form of a melon, the cover decorated with a gold and garnet-inlaid floral spray, the interior similarly decorated and separated into four compartments, carved to the base with elongated leaves and a curved stem, the stone of a greyish-celadon tone with... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2019

A Mughal celadon jade ‘half gourd’ cup, India, 19th century

Lot 298. A Mughal celadon jade ‘half gourd’ cup, India, 19th century; 11.4cm., 4 ½ in. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 26,250 GBP. © Sotheby's the scalloped cup naturalistically carved in the form of a half gourd, the sides tapering and curving towards the curled leafy stem handle, all raised on a splayed foot formed by a six-petalled flowerhead, the stone of a translucent pale celadon tone with darker inclusions. Provenance: A Scottish Noble Family Collection ... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2019

A large inscribed celadon jade mountain, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

    Lot 452. A large inscribed celadon jade mountain, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 31 cm, 12 1/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 31,250 GBP (39,938 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. carved to the front face with a mountain path winding past pagodas and steep rock faces, the upper-most rock with a three-line calligraphic inscription, the reverse with cranes standing and in flight amidst bamboo and fir trees, similarly carved to the upper rocks with a five-line calligraphic... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2019

A celadon jade 'dragon carp' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 55. A celadon jade 'dragon carp' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 17.5 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate £20,000 — 30,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the fish with large bulging eyes and mouth open, leaping out of tumultuous foaming waves, the mouth and body hollowed, the stone of pale celadon tone, wood stand.  Provenance: John Sparks Ltd., London.Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952).      Christie's London, 6th November 2012, lot 152. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2019

A celadon jade ceremonial axe, qi, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 3422. A celadon jade ceremonial axe, qi, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 15.3 cm, 6 in. Estimate 100,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD (USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of trapezoidal form, with a flat butt end flaring outwards to a bevelled curved cutting edge, each of the long sides similarly bevelled and outlined with projections formed with teeth flanked by a pair of notches, the butt pierced with an aperture, the stone of a yellowish olive-green colour... [Lire la suite]