14 mars 2022

A jade notched disc (Xuanji), Neolithic period - Shang dynasty

Lot 141. A jade notched disc (Xuanji), Neolithic period-Shang dynasty. Width 2½ in., 6.4 cm. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. Lot sold: 2,520 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of Mrs P.S. Borland. Sotheby's London, 19th July 1955, lot 115 (part lot). Collection of Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.3.12A. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2022

A rare jade, silver and gold-inlaid bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 725. A rare jade, silver and gold-inlaid bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 7 3⁄4 in. (19.9 cm.) long, cloth box. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 52,920. © Christie's 2022 The shaft is inlaid with five gold plaques decorated with coiled beasts interspersed with four pale greyish-green jade plaques with commas. The outer border is further decorated with gold and silver inlays with angular scroll design.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong),... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2021

A group of 5 jade pendants, Qing dynasty

Lot 3004. A group of 5 jade pendants, Qing dynasty; 3.5 to 6.9 cm. Lot sold: 47,880 HKD (Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 HKD). © 2021 Sotheby's Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection. Sotheby's. A Scholarly Journey: The Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection, Hong Kong, 17 December 2021
24 décembre 2021

A jade blade, Shang dynasty or later

Lot 3003. A jade blade, Shang dynasty or later; 11.3 cm. Lot sold: 23,940 HKD (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 HKD). © 2021 Sotheby's Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection. Sotheby's. A Scholarly Journey: The Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection, Hong Kong, 17 December 2021
25 novembre 2021

A jade 'bird' pendant, Late Shang-early Zhou dynasty

Lot 381. A jade 'bird' pendant, Late Shang-early Zhou dynasty; Height 6.6 cm, 2½ in. Lot sold: 5,040 GBP (Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the flat stone worked in the form of a bird in profile, detailed with incised feathers, pierced at the head with an aperture for suspension, the heavily calcified stone a creamy-green colour. Provenance: Collection Armand Trampitsch (1890-1975). Ader Picard Tajan auction in Tokyo, Hôtel Okura, 30th May 1985, Lot 38. ... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2021

A small jade dragon pendant, China, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-10th century BC

Lot 1. A small jade dragon pendant, China, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-10th century BC; 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm.) long. Price Realised USD 15,000 (Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500). © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Property from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Art Acquisitions Fund. Provenance: Dr. Ralph Marcove (1929-2001) Collection, New York.Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, accessioned in 1986. Christie's. Asia! New York, 14 Sept - 28 Sept 2021

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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05 septembre 2021

A superb and important large jade tiger pendant, Late Shang dynasty, Anyang, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 703. A superb and important large jade tiger pendant, Late Shang dynasty, Anyang, 13th-11th century BC; 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm.) long (maximum, ear to tail), cloth box. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,086,000. © Christie's 2021 The thick disc has a central aperture drilled from both sides, the inner walls with remains of pronounced cutting ridges. The stone is of dark mottled green color with some buff-colored alteration to both sides at one edThe flat, curved pendant is in... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2021

Five jade carvings, Qing dynasty

Lot 1060. Five jade carvings, Qing dynasty; 15.3 by 45.5 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 138,600 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Comprising: - a white jade figure of a mythical beast, 5 cm; - a white jade carving of a finger citron, 6 cm; - a white jade 'monkey and horse' group, 5.8 cm; - a white jade 'duck and lotus' group, 5.2 cm; and - a yellow and brown jade carving of a Luduan, 4.2 cm. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2021

A courtly carved jade tankard, Augsburg, circa 1660 – 1670. Jade carving attributed to Johann Daniel Mayer

Lot 65. A courtly carved jade tankard, Augsburg, circa 1660 – 1670. Jade carving attributed to Johann Daniel Mayer; H 13.3 cm, diameter 9.2 cm, weight 467.70 g. Estimate: €70,000 - €80,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz The two-part cylindrical body made from translucent mossy green jade carved with bands of four large repeating scallop shell motifs and scrollwork cartouches. The base made from black and green flecked serpentine. With vermeil mountings, hinged lid and moulded curved double handle. The slightly domed... [Lire la suite]