12 novembre 2019

A rare carved agate ear cup, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 2808. A rare carved agate ear cup, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 3 3/8 in. (8.8 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 160,000 - HKD 240,000 (USD 20,544 - USD 30,816). Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vessel is thinly carved in the Han style. The oval bowl is with two flat crescent moon-shaped handles projecting below the rim at the longer sides, resting on a curved oval base. The luminous stone of attractive variegated tones is brilliantly polished, suffused with vermillion-red... [Lire la suite]

12 novembre 2019

A rare rock crystal ear cup, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 2807. A rare rock crystal ear cup, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,680 - USD 38,519). Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The oval rounded cup is carved with a pair of handles to the sides. The translucent rock crystal is suffused with russet streaks, box. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 10 May 1998. Note: The ear cup first appeared in lacquer form during the late Spring and Autumn period (5th century BC), with... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

A group of small pale brown and grey jade vessels, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 36, A group of small pale brown and grey jade vessels, Western Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€23,000 - 35,000). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising: a small jade ear cup with long 'ear'-handles attached with gilt metal fittings on the sides, the stone of a greyish-white tone with brown inclusions; a small jade bowl carved with a groove below the mouth rim, the pale greyish-white stone with brown areas; three small circular boxes of greyish-white tone, one with a cover; and a small rectangular greyish-white jade... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A rare signed and inscribed rhinoceros horn ear cup, signed Bao Tiancheng, 17th-18th century

A rare signed and inscribed rhinoceros horn ear cup, signed Bao Tiancheng, 17th-18th century. © Christie's Image 2003 The translucent horn simply and elegantly carved in imitation of Han dynasty prototypes made from other materials, raised on a rounded rectangular foot, the base finely inscribed in seal script with a lengthy inscription and the seal of Bao Tiancheng - 5 1/8in. (13cm.) long, elaborate wood stand, two boxes - Lot 75. Estimate $50,000 - $70,000. Price Realized $59,750  Notes: The... [Lire la suite]