16 novembre 2020

Masterpieces of Ancient Chinese Jades: The Ju-yi Scholarʼs Studio Collection sold at China Guardian 2020 Autumn Auctions

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05 novembre 2020

Jade from a Princely Collection sold at Christie's London, 3 November 2020

Christie’s is delighted to bring to the market this exquisite group of archaic jades from the Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection, all of which were acquired by current owner from the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction in London, 4 November 2008.The late Baroness Irene von Oertzen (1908-2007) and her husband Baron Klaus-Detlof von Oertzen (1894 - 1991), were passionate collectors of Chinese art, and together they amassed a remarkable collection of great scope and quality, particularly with regards to Chinese jade... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A massive black jade ceremonial blade, Late Neolithic period

Lot 42. A massive black jade ceremonial blade, Late Neolithic period; 56.7 cm, 22 ¼ in. Estimate: 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 HKD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. impressively worked from a dark olive-green stone with natural brown and white inclusions, the long blade skilfully rendered with a crisp thinness, the straight upper horizontal edge joined by the two slightly splayed short ends, the cutting edge very gently curved and marked with a subtle bevelled edge on each side, the blade drilled with three... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2020

A white jade ceremonial blade, gui, Shang Dynasty or later

Lot 9. A white jade ceremonial blade, gui, Shang Dynasty or later; 21.1cm (8 1/4in) long. Estimate HK$ 200,000-300,000. Sold for HK$ 2,680,000 (€ 318,653). Photo: Bonhams. With sides flared towards the cutting edge, decorated on one side with an incised taotie mask and a bird on the other, below a large hole drilled above six concentric ridges, the top of the butt end carved with a pair of square notches at each side, each notch detailed with cicadas and drilled with two smaller holes, the... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2020

An opaque greyish olive-green jade ceremonial blade, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1100 BC)

Lot 1123. An opaque greyish olive-green jade ceremonial blade, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1100 BC); 9 1/16 in. (23 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The blade has rounded edges and flares towards the cutting edge, which has a wide, gentle bevel on each side. There is an attachment hole drilled from one side near the butt end, which is slightly curved. There are subtle striations in the stone, which has a satiny polish. ... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2019

A large jade ceremonial blade, zhang, Neolithic period - Shang dynasty

Lot 210. A large jade ceremonial blade, zhang, Neolithic period - Shang dynasty. Length 31.8 cm, 12½ in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 106,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. thinly carved with long curved sides tapering to squared edges, with a drilled hole between a pair of protruding flanges to either side of the tang, the polished stone of a mottled dark-spinach green tone. Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bull, Philadelphia. Sotheby's New York, 6th... [Lire la suite]

23 août 2019

Shang dynasty Jade from the Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III at Sotheby's New York, 10 september 2019

Lot 220. An exceptional and rare archaic green jade ceremonial blade (ge), Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE). Length 12 1/8  in., 30.8 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. thinly carved with the elongated yuan extending to a gently tapered tip, with a beveled edge on one side, the end finely incised with a band of lozenge patterns between triple lines, the nei pierced with an aperture and carved at the end with... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2019

A rare archaic calcified jade ceremonial blade (zhang), Neolithic Period - Shang Dynasty (circa 6500-1046 BCE)

Lot 243. A rare archaic calcified jade ceremonial blade (zhang), Neolithic Period - Shang Dynasty (circa 6500-1046 BCE). Length 11 5/8  in., 29.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of elongated form flaring slightly toward the incurred cutting edge, the handle pierced with an aperture and flanked by two projections, one with a small tooth set above, the stone of an opaque beige color with a blackish-brown dressing patinating the surface. ... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2019

Shang-Western Zhou dynasty Jade from the Florence and Herbert Irving Gift at Sotheby's NY, 10 september 2019

Lot 35. A calcified jade carving of a bird, Shang - Early Western Zhou dynasty (circa 1600-771 BCE). Height 2 in., 5.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.   the flat stone carved on both sides as a recumbent bird in profile, with large circular eyes and long sloping beak, a long hooked feather extending from the crown of the head alongside the remnant of another plume, the tail arced downward, the body incised with a spiral forming the breast, the olive-beige... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2019

Shang dynasty Jade from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift at Sotheby's NY, 10 september 2019

Lot 122. A beige jade ceremonial blade, ge, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE). Length 5 1/2  in., 14 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the flat shaft with beveled edges tapering to a curved point at one end, the opposite end indented at each side for attachment to a handle, pierced with an aperture, the stone a creamy beige color with wavy veins of translucent pale celadon. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, 24th May 1983.Collection of Florence (1920-2018)... [Lire la suite]