10 avril 2019

A yellow jade pendant, Huang, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BCE)

Lot 3404. A yellow jade pendant, Huang, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BCE); 10.9 cm, 4 1/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,125,000 HKD (144,911 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the thin arc-shaped pendant superbly worked with flaring ends, each side depicted in low relief with intertwining dragons and outlined with double-line incisions, each horned mythical beast portrayed with slanting eyes and an open mouth baring its fangs, the sinuous bodies rendered in... [Lire la suite]

03 décembre 2018

An archaistic yellowish-celadon jade pendant, huang, Han dynasty or earlier

Lot 4. An archaistic yellowish-celadon jade pendant, huang, Han dynasty or earlier; 9.4 cm, 3¾ in. Estimate 20,000-30,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD (28,771 USD). © Sotheby's. of arched form with a small aperture at each end, the edges of both ends with notches, incised on one side with a stylised dragon, the translucent stone of a yellowish-celadon colour, green fitted box with a Douane Centrale Exportation Paris label on the base. Provenance: A French private collection,... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2018

A fine and rare jade pendant (huang), Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 149. A fine and rare jade pendant (huang), Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC). Length 3 1/8  in., 7.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 finely carved on each side with interlocking T-scrolls, terminating with a pair of dragon heads with squared snouts, the open jaws exposing fangs and curled beards, pierced through an additional flange within the inner part of the huang with S-curls, the jade of beige color with olive-green... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2018

A fine jade pendant (huang), Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 148. A fine jade pendant (huang), Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC). Length 4 5/8  in., 11.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 the arc-shaped pendant finely carved on both sides with a central taotie mask flanked by square-nosed dragon heads, divided by the fluted ribs, pierced through the jaw of the dragons with circular holes for suspension, the stone of yellowish-green color with areas of black inclusions. Provenance: Acquired... [Lire la suite]
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14 janvier 2018

An extremely rare archaic jade ornament, huang, possibly Liangzhu culture, Neolithic period-Shang dynasty

Lot 3014. An extremely rare archaic jade ornament, huang, possibly Liangzhu culture, Neolithic period-Shang dynasty. Estimation 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,440,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 of crescent form, perforated at both ends, the longer side decorated in low relief with six mythical-animal masks of various sizes, with the central two being the largest, and those at the ends the smallest, four of which face one direction while the remaining two the other, the stone with a smooth surface of a... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2017

A jade pendant, huang, and a cong ; the huang: Neolithic period, Qijia culture, the cong: probably Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 370. A jade pendant, huang, and a cong ; the huang: Neolithic period, Qijia culture, the cong: probably Western Zhou dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the huang of arched form with a small aperture to both ends; the cong of square section with a short neck and foot, wood stand; both stones of a variegated celadon and russet-brown colour - 12 and 6.1 cm, 4 3/4  and 2 3/8  in.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2017, 02:00... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2016

Arc-Shaped Pendant (Huang), late Eastern Zhou (770–256 B.C.), Warring States (475–221 B.C), 5th–4th century B.C.

Arc-Shaped Pendant (Huang), late Eastern Zhou (770–256 B.C.), Warring States (475–221 B.C), 5th–4th century B.C.. Jade (Nephrite). L. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm). Purchase, Charlotte C. Weber Gift, 2001 (2001.665). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
23 mars 2016

A pair of jade 'dragon-head' plaques, huang, Warring States Period

Lot 12, A pair of jade 'dragon-head' plaques, huang, Warring States Period. Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000 (€35,000 - 46,000). Unsold. Photo Bonhams. Each arc-shaped pendant, carved with tight spirals in low relief, terminating at both ends with a dragon head detailed with a slit mouth, with a small circular aperture drilled at the centre, the surface of opaque mottled grey-white tone. Each 12cm (4 1/3in) wide Note: Ornamental jade carvings like huang plaques, pendants and beads, were manifestations... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

An opaque dark grey and ivory-colored jade huang, Late Warring States Period, 3rd century BC

Lot 918, An opaque dark grey and ivory-colored jade huang, Late Warring States Period, 3rd century BC. Estimate USD 30,000 ~ 50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each side of the curved pendant is carved with comma spirals within narrow, raised borders between the dragon heads at each end. A suspension hole below the upper edge is drilled from one side. The well-polished, now opaque stone is of mottled dark grey and ivory color. Together with J.J. Lally & Co., Oriental Art, Chinese... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

An opaque buff and greyish-green jade huang, Warring States Period, 5th century BC

Lot 915, An opaque buff and greyish-green jade huang, Warring States Period, 5th century BC. Estimate USD 20,000 ~ 30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each side is carved with 'cloud' scrolls interspersed with two bird-headed scrolls with striated details, and separated by a striated border from the similarly decorated ends that represent abstract dragon heads with angular notched edges. A similar striated border outlines the front edge of each head and encircles the suspension holes drilled from each side.... [Lire la suite]