26 juin 2021

Top six Jade from Roger Keverne Ltd sold at Bonhams London, 7 June 2021

Lot 679. A rare archaistic white and russet jade vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 16.3cm (6 1/2in) high. Estimate £ 10,000 - £ 15,000. Sold for £ 50,250 (€ 58,464). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Crisply carved with four horizontal ribs around the body and neck, the body with a shallow-relief symmetrical design of C-scrollwork on both sides, the stone of white tone with minor cloudy-white and russet inclusions. Note: The luminous tone of the stone of the present piece is further accentuated by the archaistic... [Lire la suite]

09 juin 2021

An archaic green and russet jade disc, bi, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty

Lot 424. An archaic green and russet jade disc, bi, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty; 12.5cm (4 6/8in) diam. Sold for £ 6,120 (€ 7,108). © Bonhams Each side carved in low relief with 'comma' spirals within an hexagonal grid pattern between plain inner and outer borders, the translucent green stone with russet inclusions and veins.Note: Compare with a similar disc, bi, of larger size (17.2cm), Warring States period, illustrated by Yang Boda, Chinese Archaic Jades from the Simon Kwan Collection, Hong Kong, 1994, no.197.See a similar... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2021

A green and russet jade cong, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier

Lot 30. A green and russet jade cong, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier; 21⁄2 in. (6.4 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The cong is carved with plain sides and short collars at both ends. The stone is of pale green tone with russet inclusions and dark natural inclusions.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: The Irving Collection, New York, by 1987. Christie's.... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2020

A rare large green and russet jade 'boy' brush rest, 17th century

Lot 151. A rare large green and russet jade 'boy' brush rest, 17th century; 17cm (6 3/4in) long. Estimate £ 15,000 - £ 20,000. Sold for £ 81,312 (€ 90,122). Courtesy Bonhams. The figure of the boy crisply carved wearing loose flowing tunic and trousers, resting on his belly with his legs raised and arms outstretched as if in flight, the large head finely detailed with incised hair and almond-shaped eyes, the stone of even greyish-green tone with some russet inclusions. Provenance: an English... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2020

A powerful and rare green and russet jade 'dragon head' architectural ornament, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3306. A powerful and rare green and russet jade 'dragon head' architectural ornament, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 21.7 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,680,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. powerfully and boldly worked in the form of a dragon head, the striking mythical beast rendered with circular glaring eyes below a bulging supraorbital ridge, the snout stylised with a scrolling profile, the flaring nostrils and prominent mouth... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2016

Chinese Snuff Bottles from the American collections at Bonhams, 28 june 2016

Lot 7074. A green and russet jade snuff bottle, 1780-1880, 2 7/16in (6.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€8,800 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams. Provenance: Robert Hall, 19 October 2006 Collection of Marcia J. Howard Lot 7001. A carved white jade 'chrysanthemum' snuff bottle, 1760-1880, 2 1/4in (5.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,400). Photo: Bonhams. Provenance: From the Estate of Joanna Lau Sullivan Lot 7006. Three carved coral snuff... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2016

A carved green and russet jade snuff bottle, 1720-1820

Lot 6045. A carved green and russet jade snuff bottle, 1720-1820. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 9,000 (€5,500 - 8,200). Photo: Bonhams. Well-hollowed and with a narrow mouth, the rounded rectangular bottle with a tapering neck slightly contracting towards a flat lip, oval foot ring, utilizing the dramatic earthy brown inclusions in the evenly-hued green stone, finely carved to each side with a monkish figure seated on a cloud-encircled rocky platform, one subduing an advancing tiger, the other holding an alms bowl in his... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

An unusual green and russet jade carving of a mythological animal, 17th century

Lot 283. An unusual green and russet jade carving of a mythological animal, 17th century; 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) long. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $32,500 . © Christie's Image Ltd 2008  The recumbent beast carved with head turned slightly to its right and with mouth open exposing the large, protruding teeth, with fierce expression and intent gaze above the ruyi-head form nose, a large curved horn set in back of its head amidst finely carved tufts of hair and between downcast ears, its... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2014

A large green and russet jade carving of a Bactrian camel, Ming Dynasty

A large green and russet jade carving of a Bactrian camel, Ming Dynasty. Photo: Bonhams. The stone of an attractive yellowish hue, formed as an exotic two-humped camel with its head turned to the right and mouth open in a smile above the rough shaggy neck, the long saddlecloth draped between the humps and the legs ending in four cloven hooves tucked underneath the body. 12cm (4 3/4in) wide. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€24,000 - 37,000) Provenance: an English private collection The camel was admired and used as a popular subject... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2014

A green and russet jade 'chilong' ring, and a brown jade cylindrical cong, Ming Dynasty

A green and russet jade 'chilong' ring, and a brown jade cylindrical cong, Ming Dynasty. Photo: Bonhams. The ring carved with two chilong clambering around the exterior, one with its head cleverly carved from fine green stone, 6cm (2 3/8in) wide; the cong carved from greyish-brown streaked stone with four square layers flanked by a circular layer at each end, 4.2cm (1 5/8in) wide. (2). Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,700/) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014 -http://www.bonhams.com/