20 septembre 2021

Archaic Jade from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman sold at Bonhams New York, 20 September 2021

Lot 133. An Archaic Jade Flanged Disc, Possibly Neolithic, Hongshan Culture, 3500-2500 BCE; 2 3/4in (7cm) across. Sold for US$ 12,750 (€ 10,887). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The outer edge of the circular flattened disc carved with three blade like notches, each set with additional smaller notches, the center with a circular aperture, the greenish-yellow stone with areas of russet inclusions. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Literature: Robert P. Youngman, The Youngman Collection, Chinese... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2021

A Jade Three-section Disc, Huang, Zhou dynasty (c. 1046-221 BC)

Lot 325. A Jade Three-section Disc, Huang, Zhou dynasty (c. 1046-221 BC); 6 1/4in (16cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 17,000 - 26,000). Sold for US$ 22,812 (€ 19,479). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Carved in three sections, each lightly engraved with raised patterns of four stylistic dragons, with notches and holes cut for attachment, the semi-translucent stone of yellow and green tone with some alterations near the edges. Note: For a number of arc-shaped pendants, huang, dating to the... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2020

An archaistic agate huang, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 58. An archaistic agate huang, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The ornament is incised to each side with stylised scroll motifs and is pierced at either end with a circular aperture. The stone is of a rich dark orange tone with some streaked inclusions. Christie's. Important Chinese Art. London, 3 November 2020
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05 novembre 2020

Jade from a Princely Collection sold at Christie's London, 3 November 2020

Christie’s is delighted to bring to the market this exquisite group of archaic jades from the Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection, all of which were acquired by current owner from the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction in London, 4 November 2008.The late Baroness Irene von Oertzen (1908-2007) and her husband Baron Klaus-Detlof von Oertzen (1894 - 1991), were passionate collectors of Chinese art, and together they amassed a remarkable collection of great scope and quality, particularly with regards to Chinese jade... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2020

A celadon jade pendant, huang, Neolithic period (circa 6500-1700 BC)

Lot 208. A celadon jade pendant, huang, Neolithic period (circa 6500-1700 BC); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam., 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
29 avril 2020

A calcified grey jade pendant, huang, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty (475 BC–220 AD)

Lot 11. A calcified grey jade pendant, huang, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty (475 BC–220 AD); 17.4cm (6 7/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 150,000-200,000. Sold for HK$ 812,500 (€ 96,380). Photo: Bonhams. The flat arc-shaped pendant terminating at both ends with a stylised dragon head, carved with spiral bosses in low relief on both sides, with a small circular aperture drilled at the centre, the stone of varying grey tones with large areas of chalky white. Note: Large double-headed... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2020

An archaic jade plaque, huang, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD)

Lot 10. An archaic jade plaque, huang, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD); 17.4cm (6 7/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 80,000-120,000. Sold for HK$ 1,000,000 (€ 118,622). Photo: Bonhams. The flat arc-shaped plaque with slightly notched edges, decorated on both sides with finely incised 'C'-shaped scrolls, the stone of a pale green tone with faint black and brown inclusions.. Note: Arc-shaped pendants with notched edges, decorated with raised bosses and spirals were popular in the Zhou dynasty and... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2019

Archaic jades from the Michael Gulbenkian Collection sold at Sotheby's, London, 06 Nov 2019

Lot 212. Two celadon jade 'bird' plaques, Shang dynasty - Western Zhou dynasty. Length 9.3 and 9.2 cm, 3⅝ and 3⅝ in. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of flat elongated triangular section with angular head and a pointed beak, carved with large eyes and parallel lines delineating wings, the stone of yellowish-green tone with areas of calcification. Note: For a very similar bird pendant dated to the Western Zhou Dynasty, see J.... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A pair of greyish-green jade curved dragon pendants, Late Eastern Zhou-Early Western Han dynasty, circa 3rd century BC 

Lot 1261. A pair of greyish-green jade curved dragon pendants, Late Eastern Zhou-Early Western Han dynasty, circa 3rd century BC, together with a brownish olive-green jade huang, Warring States period  (475–221 BC); 5¼ and 4¾ in. (13.3 and 12 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Each semi-translucent pendant of slender tapering curved dragon form, the head carved in fine line at one end and the body carved in low relief with a... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A russet jade pendant, huang, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period

Lot 3425. A russet jade pendant, huang, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 12.4 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (38,643 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's the arc-shaped pendant with crisp edges and bordered along the upper and lower edges with thin bands, both sides worked with spiralling scrollwork, the top of the arch and each end of the pendant pierced with an aperture, the stone of a variegated green colour accentuated... [Lire la suite]