30 décembre 2013

A Velvet Official Hat and Three Hat Finials, Qing dynasty

A Velvet Official Hat and Three Hat Finials, Qing dynasty
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10 novembre 2013

Finial of Hat with Ruby Inlay, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Finial of Hat with Ruby Inlay, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Gilt copper, ruby, and kingfisher feathers. National Palace Museum Collection
18 février 2012

A green jade reticulated hat finial

A green jade reticulated hat finial. Photo Bonhams Elaborately carved with two storks among flowers and leaves, the stone of an even dark green tone with some brown inclusions. 6cm (2¼in) high.  Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 29 Feb 2012. London, Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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27 décembre 2011

A carved and reticulated nephrite hat finial. Ming dynasty

A carved and reticulated nephrite hat finial. Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams With egrets depicted standing amid lotus leaves and flowers, with four holes to the bottom for mounting to a hat, the matrix of a soft luster in a translucent pale gray-green hue with russet patches. 1 3/4in (4.4cm) high. Sold for US$11,250 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 20 Dec 2011, California, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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22 novembre 2009

A collection of jade, Yuan & Ming dynasty sold @ Sotheby's London

An openwork celadon jade hat finial. Yuan dynasty. photo Sotheby's finely carved in high relief with a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst leafy lotus scrolls, the stone of pale celadon tone with three of the lotus flower heads carved through the russet skin, wood stand - 5cm., 2in. (2). Est.6,000—8,000 GBP Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  7,500 GBP A greyish-white jade horse. Yuan / Early Ming dynasty. photo Sotheby's the recumbent animal with its head turned towards its hind quarters, its mane carefully... [Lire la suite]