20 mai 2019

A pale greenish-white jade 'pine tree' brush pot, bitong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 129. A pale greenish-white jade 'pine tree' brush pot, bitong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 6 3/8 in. (16.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 42,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  The large brush pot is naturalistically carved as a section of the trunk of a pine tree, with the surface carved in relief with two spreading pine branches on a ground of knots and whorls in imitation of the natural surface of the tree.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2019

A large greenish-white jade facetted baluster vase and cover, 18th century

Lot 227. A large greenish-white jade facetted baluster vase and cover, 18th century; 11 ¾ in. (31 cm. high). Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The body is carved to all sides in low relief with branches of prunus above a band of petal lappets. The waisted neck is carved with two elephant's-head handles. The domed cover has a raised facetted and hollowed finial and is incised with a band of stylised flower petals. The stone is of a delicate... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2019

A superb greenish-white jade octagonal 'marriage' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 160. A superb greenish-white jade octagonal 'marriage' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 23.5cm (9 1/4 in) wide. Estimate £ 80,000 - 120,000 (€ 93,000 - 140,000). Sold for £ 275,062 (€ 314,016). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Deftly carved around the waisted exterior in shallow relief with archaistic taotie masks on a key-fret ground, the short neck with pendent plantain leaves and triangles on the mouth-rim, four handles in the form of acanthus leaves and auspicious lingzhi fungus suspending loose rings, all standing on... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2019

Christie's announces details of lots included in the sale of The Private Collection of Florence and Herbert Irving

  Florence and Herbert Irving. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced final details of the most anticipated auction for the Spring season of Asian Art: the sale of the private collection of Florence and Herbert Irving. Aptly titled Lacquer • Jade • Bronze • Ink: The Irving Collection, the sales pay homage to the materials the Irvings spent their lives studying and collecting. The collection will be sold across an Evening Sale on March 20 and a Day Sale on March 21, with a complementary... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2018

A pale greenish-white jade lingzhi-form vase, 18th century 

Lot 122. A pale greenish-white jade lingzhi-form vase, 18th century; 9 7/8 in. (25.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 144,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Well carved as a large gnarled branching stem of lingzhi fungus bearing fungus heads of various size, the largest hollowed and carved around the sides with five bats (wufu), one with a flower sprig in its mouth, another fungus head to the side partially hollowed and a third rising from the reverse... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2018

A greenish-white jade 'Luohan and grotto' group, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 94. A greenish-white jade 'Luohan and grotto' group, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 728,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The boulder is finely carved to one side with a luohan holding a ruyi sceptre seated within a rocky grotto, surrounded by wutong trees, attended by a boy to his side holding a peach. The reverse is intricately carved with branches of wutong and pine trees amongst further... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2012

A Greenish-White Jade Finger Citron-Form Vase, 18th Century 

A Greenish-White Jade Finger Citron-Form Vase, 18th Century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The vase is carved as a large and a smaller finger citron borne on a leafy branch that forms the base, the curved ends of the 'fingers' forming each side of the openwork rim. The semi-translucent, pale celadon stone has some opaque white mottling and added russet color. 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high, wood stand  Estimate  $60,000 - $80,000 Notes: For related jade vases, formed as a large and a smaller finger citron borne... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2011

A pale greenish-white jade peonies and butterfly moonflask. Qianlong period (1736-1795) of the Qing Dynasty

A pale greenish-white jade peonies and butterfly moonflask. Qianlong period (1736-1795) of the Qing Dynasty. Photo courtesy Tiancheng International 20.5 cm (8 1/8 in) high. Estimate: HK$2,800,000 - 3,800,000 / US$360,000 - 488,000 This elegant moonflask is finely polished with rich luminosity and semi - translucency, making it an exceptional Imperial decoration. Literature: Treasures for the Palace, National Palace Musuem, Taipei, page 105 Tiancheng International. Hong Kong Autumn Auction 2011. 28 Nov 2011... [Lire la suite]
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