06 août 2017

Faceted huan, China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE). Nephrite. Diam. 3 1/4 in x D. 1/8 in, Diam. 8.3 cm x D. .32 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J823 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. While the majority of Warring States jades are decorated with a relatively set repertoire of surface patterns, there is a small group which is undecorated. This huan is an example. For obvious reasons, this group is difficult to date. However, a number of the type come from... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2017

Circular ornament (huan), China, Warring States Period

Circular ornament (huan), China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE). Nephrite. T. 3/16 in x Diam. 2 1/4 in. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J760 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. Examples of the traditional repertoire of ritual objects of the Neolithic period, such as bi and cong, are very rare in excavated materials from the Shang dynasty to the beginning of the Warring Sates period. Changes in ritual and burial practice, and new attitudes toward the material... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2017

A celadon and brown jade cylinder or bracelet and a jade disc, huan, Neolithic period – Shang dynasty

Lot 322. A celadon and brown jade cylinder or bracelet and a jade disc, huan, Neolithic period – Shang dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the cylinder of a variegated celadon and russet-brown colour; the huan with a tool mark to one side, the stone of a variegated pale celadon and sugar-brown colour - 12 and 5.9 cm, 4 3/4  and 2 3/8  in. Note: The huan was among the jade items appraised by Na Zhiliang (1908-98) in 1983.See an example... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2017

A celadon and russet jade ring, huan, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 2736. A celadon and russet jade ring, huan, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD), 4 in. (10 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,321 - USD 19,351). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The circular disc is pierced with a central circle and decorated similarly on each side with a band of comma swirls, within inner and outer raised borders. The side with an incised inscription reading ‘san bai shi shi’. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1996 Christie's. Adorning the Kings... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2017

A small russet jade disc, huan, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2735. A small russet jade disc, huan, Song dynasty (960-1279), 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,321 - USD 19,351). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The circular disc is pierced with a central aperture and carved to each side with a narrow band of varied comma spirals. Christie's. Adorning the Kings - A Private Collection of Archaic Jade Ornaments; 31 May 2017, Convention Hall 
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16 mai 2017

A partly calcified disc, huan, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 24)

Lot 338. A partly calcified disc, huan, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 24), 7.8 cm, 3 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, carved to both sides around the central aperture with the 'silkworm' pattern, the stone of a pale celadon colour with calcified areas. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong  01 juin 2017, 02:00 PM

16 mai 2017

A partly calcified celadon and brown jade disc, huan, Late Warring States period-Early Western Han dynasty (475 BC- AD 24)

Lot 333. A partly calcified celadon and brown jade disc, huan, Late Warring States period-Early Western Han dynasty (475 BC- AD 24), 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form with a central aperture, carved to both sides with the 'continuous cloud' pattern, the stone of a brownish-celadon colour with extensive calcified areas. Note: This light celadon jade disc, with chicken-bone white calcification and suffused with brown, exhibits a strong sense of... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2017

A jade disc, huan, probably Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 317. A jade disc, huan, probably Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC), 14.5 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, carved to both sides around the central aperture with the 'grain' pattern, the stone of a greyish-green colour with some russet inclusions. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in November 1983. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong  01 juin 2017, 02:00 PM
16 mai 2017

A yellowish-green and brown jade disc, huan, probably Shang dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 310. A yellowish-green and brown jade disc, huan, probably Shang dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE), 13.3 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form with a central aperture, the stone of a mottled celadon colour with dark brown patches. Provenance: Collection of Li Xinzhai (1901-88).Acquired in Hong Kong in 1978. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong  01 juin 2017, 02:00 PM
16 mai 2017

A brown and russet jade disc, huan, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 24)

Lot 308. A brown and russet jade disc, huan, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 24), 8 cm, 3 1/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, carved to both sides around the central aperture with the 'grain' pattern, the stone of a variegated yellowish-celadon and pale brown colour. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong  01 juin 2017, 02:00 PM