10 novembre 2019

A green and brown jade disc, bi, Zhou dynasty

Lot 209. A green and brown jade disc, bi, Zhou dynasty. Diameter 16.2 cm, 6⅜ in. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the flat surface with a circular aperture, the stone a mottled green tone suffused with opaque dark-russet areas. Provenance: Collection of Gerald Godfrey, Hong Kong. Christie's London, 6th June 2000, lot 5.   Exhibited: Stones of Virtue. Chinese Jades from the Gerald Godfrey Collection, The Dayton Art Institute,... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2019

A yellow jade disc, Bi, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 207. A yellow jade disc, Bi, Warring States period (475-221 BC), 3 in. (7 cm.) diam, box. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 387,500. © Christie's ImagesLtd 2019. Provenance: Acquired from Chang Wei Hwa & Company, Taipei, 1998. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong Kong, 9 October 2019
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17 août 2019

A rare pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC

Lot 481. A rare pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 121,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Each side carved in relief with a field of comma spirals set within narrow, raised borders, the translucent stone and of even yellow tone and finely polished, box, stand. Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm E. Mcpherson Provenance: Acquired in the 1980s. Note: A very similarly carved yellow... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2019

A large pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC 

Lot 477. A large pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC; 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Both sides with a plain inner and outer border, with a wide band of faceted comma spirals carved in low relief within an hexagonal criss-cross gridwork set within a striated border, and an outer band carved with outward-facing bovine masks with long, scrolling horns, the pale grey stone with some black and russet... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2019

Han dynasty Jade sold at Christie'sNewYork, 17 september 2018

Lot 342. Two greenish-white and russet jade scabbard slides, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC; 2 15/16 and 2 3/8 in. (7.4 and 6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008  Both rectangular slides boldly carved on the curved top utilizing the russet natural markings in the stone, one slide carved with a small chilong biting the tail of a largerchilong with feline head confronting a smaller chilong with a dragon's... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2018

Four hardstone discs, China, late Neolithic period to Qing dynasty, 4th century BC to 1911 AD

Four hardstone discs, China, late Neolithic period to Qing dynasty, 4th century BC to 1911 AD. Diameters: from 3 inches, 7.7 cm to 1 1/4 inches, 3.3 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. Four circular hardstone discs, each with a round hole cut to the centre, leaving apertures of varying widths. The largest agate slit ring is of translucent creamy white colour, while the inner edge is composed of two faceted planes, the sloped surfaces terminating into a pointed outer edge. The dark green moss agate ring similarly has two faceted planes... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2018

Four hardstone discs, China, late Shang to Eastern Zhou dynasty c. 11th – 5th century BC

Four hardstone discs, China, late Shang to Eastern Zhou dynasty, c. 11th – 5th century BC. Diameters: from 3 1/8 inches, 8.1 cm to 2 inches, 5 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. Four circular hardstone discs, each with a round hole cut to the centre, leaving apertures of varying widths.  The largest jade bi disc has flattened surfaces; the stone is of rust-brown tone. The inner edges of the three agate rings are formed as two facetted planes, with their surfaces gradually terminating into pointed outer edges. The... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2017

A very rare jade disc, bi, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24)

Lot 4. A very rare jade disc, bi, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24). Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€8,600 - 13,000). Sold for HK$ 100,000 (€10,782).  Photo: Bonhams. Crisply carved in relief on both sides with evenly spaced 'grain' pattern, encircled by two narrow raised bands at the inner and outer edges, the inner rim issuing three pointed hooks, the stone of pale yellow tone, fitted box. 9.8cm (4in) diam. Provenance: The Sze Yuan Tang Collection Note: This type... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2017

A yellow and russet jade disc (bi), Neolithic period, 3rd-2nd millennium B.C.

Lot 66. A yellow and russet jade disc (bi), Neolithic period, 3rd-2nd millennium B.C. Diameter 4 3/4  in., 12 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,875 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the circular disc with flat sides, pierced with a central aperture, of a softly polished stone slightly irregular in thickness and mottled with olive-green, ochre, yellow, and russet tones with feathery veining, with a patch of opaque dark brown to the edge. Provenance: Collection of Roman Vishniac... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2017

Disc, China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE)

Disc, China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE). Nephrite. Diam. 11 in x Th. 1/4 in, Diam. 27.9 cm x Th. 0 .64 cm; Diam. at hole 1 5/8 in. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J140 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture.
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