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]
27 mars 2019

Chenn Family Collection boosts Heritage Auctions' Asian Art Auction beyond $2.2 Million

From the Chenn Family Collection. Lot 78329. Wu Changshuo (Chinese, 1844-1927), Peony, Bottle Gourds, and Loquats, Dingzi, 1917. Four works, ink and color on paper; 53-1/4 x 12-3/4 inches (135.3 x 32.4 cm) (work, each), 60-3/8 x 16-1/8 inches (153.1 x 41.0 cm) (frame, each). Each signed and dated, with two or three seals of the artist. Estimate: $300,000 - $500,000. Sold for $399,000 © Heritage Auction DALLAS, TX.- Multiple bidders drove the price for Wu Changshuo Peony, Bottle Gourds, and Loquats, Dingzi, 1917 to... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

A small celadon jade 'Chilong' cup, 17th century

Lot 1425. A small celadon jade 'Chilong' cup, 17th century. Width 3 1/8 in., 8 cm. Estimate: 3,000-5,000 USD. Sold Price: 3,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved in openwork with three chilong clambering on the sides, each detailed with a curling furcated tail, the stone of a grayish celadon color with cloudy-white inclusions. Provenance: Collection of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990).E & J Frankel, New York, 9th April 2007. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2018

A celadon jade ruyi scepter, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 311. A celadon jade ruyi scepter, Qing dynasty, 19th century;  317⁄8 in., 81 cm high; 18 1/4 in., 46.4 cm long. Estimate: 30,000-50,000 USD. Sold Price: 137,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's the smooth, undulating shaft supporting a large ruyi-shaped head carved in relief with a bat suspending a beribboned lozenge above a shou character, two further bats swooping in to frame the auspicious character on either side, all within a raised border, at the opposite end of the... [Lire la suite]

10 septembre 2018

A celadon jade mounted zitan ruyi scepter, 19th century

Lot 43. A celadon jade mounted zitan ruyi scepter, 19th century; 14 1/2in (36.8cm) long. Estimate: 25,000-35,000 USD. Sold for US$ 31,250 (€ 26,860). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The scepter head mounted with a jade plaque of conforming shape, carved with two large longevity peaches and two bats, the elegantly curved zitan shaft carved to the top with five bats amid dense scrolling clouds, the underside carved with a wan fret diaper, the tip of the shaft inlaid with a jade plaque carved with a bat and... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2018

A celadon jade scholar's rock, Qing dynasty

Lot 309. A celadon jade scholar's rock, Qing dynasty; 22.3 cm, 8 3/4  in. Estimate 450,000 — 600,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. standing on a narrow foot and expanding towards the top, the perforated stone highlighted with russet streaks. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 may 2018, 11:15 AM
02 avril 2018

A celadon jade blade, Neolithic period

Lot 3035. A celadon jade blade, Neolithic period; 39.7 cm, 15 5/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 of elongated flattened form and pierced with three apertures, the stone of a mottled rich green colour highlighted with russet veins, the fitted box inscribed with three large characters Zhou zhongzhang ('medium jade table from the Zhou dynasty'), followed by excerpts from ancient texts and signed Taozhai. ... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2017

A Celadon Jade Bi-disc with Dragon Design, Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC)

Lot 38. A Celadon Jade Bi-disc with Dragon Design, Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC). Starting price 25.000 EUR. © Hermann Historica GmbH A Hetian celadon jade highlighted with attractive dark patches and russet veins, both sides densely detailed with double-head dragon design, slightly blemished. It is a typical jade piece for Imperial House in late Western Zhou Dynasty. Diameter 17.9 cm, thickness 0.7 cm.  Hermann Historica GmbH. Jade, weighted by aeons of Chinese... [Lire la suite]