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]
19 octobre 2017

A Celadon Jade Bi-disc with Dancing Figures, Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220 AD)

Lot 38. A Celadon Jade Bi-disc with Dancing Figures, Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220 AD). Starting price 25.000 EUR. © Hermann Historica GmbH Hetian celadon jade, accentuated with russet patches and veins, inner circle depicted with cattail design, and outer circle vividly rendered with seven musicians. Diameter 20.9 cm, thickness 0.6 cm.  Hermann Historica GmbH. Jade, weighted by aeons of Chinese culture, 80335 München, Linprunstraße 16. Auction on Friday, November 10, 2017 from... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2017

Doyle to auction Asian works of art on September 11

NEW YORK, NY.- Scheduled during the week of Asian sales in New York, Doyle's Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, September 11 at 10am presents the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Offerings include porcelain, pottery, jade, scholar's objects, bronzes, screens, furniture and paintings.  Highlighting the auction is property from a Private Minneapolis Collection. Comprising 23 lots in the sale, the Collection is particularly rich in Chinese jades and Khmer... [Lire la suite]
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]