05 décembre 2022

A green jade disc, bi, Neolithic period

  Lot 162. A green jade disc, bi, Neolithic period; 23.1 cm. Lot sold: 151,200 HKD (Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 of a slightly irregular circular shape and with uneven thickness, pierced with a wide central aperture, marked on one side with a grooved indent. Provenance: K.M. Siu & Co., Hong Kong, 15th February 1988. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 7:7. Exhibited: British Museum, London, on... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2022

Chinese Archaic Jade sold at Bonhams Hong Kong, 30 November 2022

Lot 1. A pale green jade 'dragon' rectangular pendant, Western Zhou Dynasty (1050-771 BC); 11.5cm (4 1/2in) long (2). Sold for HKD 89,250 (Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The rectangular plaque finely carved on both sides with double-line incisions and bevelled cuts with two confronted dragons, intertwining with two smaller phoenixes with striated bands weaving between the bodies, box. Note: The present ornament displays an elegant combination of two zoomorphic... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2022

A very rare green jade owl-shaped pendant, Late Shang-early Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 12th-9th century BC)

  Lot 3. A very rare green jade owl-shaped pendant, Late Shang-early Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 12th-9th century BC); 4.8cm (1 7/8in) long x 2.5cm (1in) wide. Sold for 15 300 €. Photo Fabrice Gousset. Of flattened form, modelled with the head upright and wings tucked against the body, incised to define the details, the yellowish green stone with creamy inclusions to the lower body, some red pigmentation remaining to the incised detailing, a small drill hole to the beak for suspending. Provenance: Robert... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2022

An important Khotan green jade 'De sui chu xin' imperial seal, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, ca. 1795

Lot 1. An important Khotan green jade 'De sui chu xin' imperial seal, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, ca. 1795; 6.7 x 2.2 x 3.9 cm, 2 5/8 by 7/8 by 1 1/2 in.. Lot sold: 2,213,000 EUR (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 EUR). © Sotheby's of rectangular form, surmounted by a carved dragon, the beast finely carved with a broad, muscular body crouching on its haunches accented with sharp talons in ambush and ready to pounce, the seal face crisply carved with the characters De sui chu... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2022

A pair of small green jade bird-form pendants, Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 34. A pair of small green jade bird-form pendants, Western Zhou dynasty. Length 2⅝ in., 6.7 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 8,820 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Christie's London, 27th July 1964, lot 119. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.3.15.  Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
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13 mars 2022

A green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (3300–2300 BC)

Lot 33. A green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (3300–2300 BC). Diameter 2⅜ in., 5.9 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 264,600 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th July 1967, lot 55. Collection of Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.3.3. Note: The present lot represents one of the archetypal jade artefacts from the Liangzhu culture (c. 3300-2300 BC). Cong,... [Lire la suite]

23 octobre 2021

A small green jade 'dragon' cup, Yuan-Ming Dynasty (1279-1644)

 Lot 102. A small green jade 'dragon' cup, Yuan-Ming Dynasty (1279-1644); 8.4cm (3 1/4in) wide. Sold for HK$82,875 (Estimate HKD20,000 - 30,000/US$2,600 - 3,900). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of circular form with deep sides resting on a foot ring, one side set with a outward handle in the form of a dragon's head, the semi-translucent stone of greyish-green tone with black inclusions.  Note: The form of the present cup is closely related to metalware and ceramics dated to the Yuan dynasty, such as a silver... [Lire la suite]
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08 octobre 2021

iGavel Auctions Autumn Asian Art Sale now open for bidding

Asian Works of Art including Jades from an American Collector. © 2021 iGavel.  NEW YORK, NY.- Lark Mason Associates announced that its autumn 2021 Asian art sale opened for bidding on October 5th through October 21st on iGavel Auctions. With over 500 lots on sale, the auction centers around a strong collection of approximately 70 archaic and later jades that were purchased mainly in the 1970's from reputable sources, including Christie's, Sotheby's, Spink & Son's and other galleries. Many jades have a copy... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2021

Sotheby's to offer three supremely important Ming and Qing Imperial seals

HONG KONG.- This April, Sotheby’s will bring to auction three of the most important Chinese seals ever to come to the market. Each one a priceless record of imperial Chinese history in its own right, together these three seals rank among the most important historical objects – of any period or geographic region – ever to appear at auction. Originally the preserve purely of the Emperors of China, imperial seals were used as a singular stamp of authority – akin to that of a signature – each one carved with language... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2020

A green jade blade, Hongshan Culture (circa 4000-3000 BC)

Lot 221. A green jade blade, Hongshan Culture (circa 4000-3000 BC); 9 1/8 in. (23.3 cm.) long, box. Estimate 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 50,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2020. The Juyi Studio Collection. Provenance: E Yuan Tang Chinese Art, Taipei, acquired in 1985. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 October 2020
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