05 janvier 2021

Three hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th-3rd millennium BC

  Lot 15. Three hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th-3rd millennium BC;  The largest, 67⁄8 in. (17.5 cm.) long, cloth box. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each axe has a single hafting hole and tapers slightly towards the cutting end. The first axe is of dark grey tone, the second is of grey tone with white and reddish-brown alteration, the third is of light grey tone with buff alteration.Please note this lot is the property of a... [Lire la suite]

05 janvier 2021

Three jade fragments, Northwest China, 2nd millennium BC

Lot 14. Three hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th-3rd millennium BC; The largest, 81⁄4 in. (20.6 cm.) high, cloth boxes. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The group comprises a large rectangular blade, recarved from a knife or axe; a green jade re-shaped blade with a small perforation; and a trapezoidal pale greenish-yellow jade fragament with an unfinished drilled hole.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. ... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2021

Three hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th-3rd millennium BC

Lot 13. Three hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th-3rd millennium BC; The larger, 57⁄8 in. (15 cm.) long, cloth boxes. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised USD 1,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The group comprises a pale beige axe with pale grey patches, and a buff brown axe with grey mottling, each with a hafting hole and tapered towards the cutting edge, and a pale green hardstone axe, 3rd millennium BC, Liangzhu culture.Please note this lot is the property of a... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2021

Four hardstone bi discs, Neolithic period, 4th millennium BC

  Lot 8. Four hardstone bi discs, Neolithic period, 4th millennium BC; Largest, 33⁄4 in. (9.5 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 2,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each disc has a central circular aperture. The first is of pale buff green color, the second is of beige and grey color, the third is of pale grey color with light beige patches, and the last is of dark grey color with beige markings. Three of the bi are from Southeast China,... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2021

Two hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th to 1st millennium BC

Lot 7. Two hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th to 1st millennium BC; The larger, 81⁄4 in. (21 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Price Realised USD 2,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each has a large hafting hole. One stone is of mottled pale grey tone with smooth finish, the other is of mottled beige-grey tone.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: The Irving Collection, New York, by 1987. Christie's. Art of China. Including... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2021

Two hardstone bi discs, Northwest or Southwest China, 2nd millennium BC

Lot 4. Two hardstone bi discs, Northwest or Southwest China, 2nd millennium BC; The larger, 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised USD 1,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The thick discs are drilled from both sides, and are of mottled greyish-green and yellowish-green colors.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: The Irving Collection, New York, by 1987. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2020

A kingfisher feather and hardstone screen, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 3301. A kingfisher feather and hardstone screen, Qing dynasty, 19th century; overall 107 by 64 by 29 cm., 42 by 25 1/4 by 11 1/2 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 884,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. composed with a pair of long-tailed pheasants perched upon a green rock, accompanied by two other smaller birds and a flying bat, beneath a tree bearing peaches and pomegranates, with peonies, roses and chrysanthemums growing on the ground, the flower petals made of... [Lire la suite]
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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]
15 juillet 2016

A German jewelled gold and hardstone snuff-box, attributed to Heinrich Taddel (1714-1794), Dresden, circa 1740

Lot 225. A German jewelled gold and hardstone snuff-box, attributed to Heinrich Taddel (1714-1794), Dresden, circa 1740. Estimate £100,000 - £150,000 ($129,100 - $193,650). Price Realized £140,500 ($182,088). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. rectangular box, the wavy gold cage-work mounts enclosing panels of translucent orange and grey agate overlaid in pierced and chased gold, the cover and sides with pastoral scenes within scrolls and foliage hung with rose diamond garlands, the base with a classical fountain... [Lire la suite]