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]
11 mai 2016

A celadon jade ‘Monkey and Peach’ group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3. A celadon jade ‘Monkey and Peach’ group, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's worked in the form of two monkeys climbing on a large peach borne on leafy flowering branches issuing flowers around the sides, one monkey perched on the large fruit, while the other grasps on a branch beside, the stone of an even celadon tone, wood stand. Quantité: 2 - 11 cm, 4 3/8 in. Provenance: Roger Keverne, London. Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2016

A rare inscribed celadon jade and zitan 'nine dragon' hat stand, cyclical year of dingji of the Qianlong period, 1737

Lot 34. A rare inscribed celadon jade and zitan 'nine dragon' hat stand, dated by inscription to the cyclical year of dingji of the Qianlong period, corresponding to 1737 and of the period. Estimate £30,000 – £50,000 ($43,380 - $72,300). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.   The top of the upper section is intricately carved with two five-clawed dragons amidst clouds, surrounding a roundel containing the characters Qianlong yu yong, 'for the imperial use of the Qianlong Emperor'. The... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2016

Lark Mason Associates announces sale of more than 400 lots of important Asian art on iGavel

Chinese Huanghuali Cosmetic Chest, ca. 1700. Height: 15 inches, width: 13 3/4 inches, depth: 10 1/4 inches. Estimate $40 000-60 000. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX.- Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 400 lots of important Asian art will be up for bidding on igavelauctions.com in an online sale that goes live on March 29 and closes on April 19th. The outstanding works of art represent a wide swathe of Asian periods and disciplines, from the Sui dynasty through... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2016

Sotheby's to offer one of the most celebrated ancient collections of Chinese porcelain

Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- On 6 April 2016 in Hong Kong, Sotheby’s will offer one of the greatest collections of Chinese porcelain left in private hands. Put together in the mid-20th century by Roger Pilkington, one of the most eminent and active collectors of his day, the collection spans the heights of 1,000 years of Chinese porcelain production, from the Tang through to the Ming and on to the Qing dynasties, capturing all the greatest achievements in the field, and at the same time telling the fascinating... [Lire la suite]

16 novembre 2015

A celadon jade carving of a mythical beast with buff inclusions, China, Ming dynasty

A celadon jade carving of a mythical beast with buff inclusions, China, Ming dynasty. Estimate CHF  3,000 / 5,000 | EUR 2850 / 4750. Photo Koller.  width 5 cm. Koller. Art Asiatique (Himalaya et Chine): Vente A175AS, 17 November 2015 10:00
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17 septembre 2015

A large celadon jade carving citron, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A large celadon jade carving citron, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Price Realized 112,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's naturalistically carved issuing from a gnarled leafy branch, the body formed of rounded undulating 'fingers' evoking Buddha's hand, the stone of celadon color with russet enhancements and white and light gray inclusions. Height 9 1/4  in., 23.5 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 15 sept. 2015
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13 avril 2015

A celadon jade pouring vessel, India, Mughal, 17th-18th century

A celadon jade pouring vessel, India, Mughal, 17th-18th century. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the carved jade bowl set with a pair of ear-shaped handles carved with leaves and a long spout, on a short slightly everted foot, the polished stone of a pale celadon tone - 6.7cm. height; 18cm. diam. Notes: This elegant jade vessel, with its thin translucent body, suggests that it was the product of Hindustani jade carvers working in Mughal India. Such jades became... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2014

Two rare Aboriginal shields realize over $45,000 and two new global fine records set at Clars

Two Aboriginal Peoples Northern Australia shields. Sold for $47,600. Photo courtesy Clars Auction Gallery OAKLAND, CA.- On July 12, 13 and 14, Clars Auction Gallery hosted their monthly fine art, jewelry and decorative art auction. The sale would become their largest July auction in the firm’s history realizing just over $1 Million. The success of the sale was fueled by both exceptional estate property and Clars’ global marketing on several platforms.  FURNITURE AND DECORATIVE ARTS The excitement began on Saturday when... [Lire la suite]