08 février 2023

A group of four jade sword fittings, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

  Lot 3047. A group of four jade sword fittings, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 4.6 to 5.8 cm. Lot sold: 277,200 HKD (Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 HKD). © 2023 Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Taiwan, 1990s, by repute. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 19 January 2023
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23 décembre 2022

A jade recumbent horse, Tang-Liao dynasty (618-1125)

Lot 246. A jade recumbent horse, Tang-Liao dynasty (618-1125). Length 4.7 cm, 1⅞ in. Lot sold: 15,120 GBP (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. unusually carved with simple linear outlines and angular shapes, the stone of a grey-white tone, pierced with a hole through the centre of the animal's back for suspension or fastening as a toggle. Provenance: Luen Chai Curios, Hong Kong, 1st February 1988. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2022

A jade dragon pendant, Shang dynasty

Lot 159. A jade dragon pendant, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC). Length 10.3 cm, 4 in. Lot sold: 60,480 GBP (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. the arc-shaped pendant carved from a thin slice of ochre-brown jade, incised on both sides to represent a dragon, with traces of cinnabar, the slightly splayed 'tail' and inner edge sharpened like a blade, the open mouth with a single hole for attachment. Provenance: Collection of Mr and Mrs Richard C. Bull.Sotheby's New... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2022

A small jade reptile, Shang dynasty

Lot 158 A small jade reptile, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC). Length 6.8 cm, 2⅝ in. Lot sold: 18,900 GBP (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. carved from a thin slice of grey-green jade with notches to suggest the horns, eyes and limbs of a lizard, tapering to a pointed tail. Provenance: Collection of Mr and Mrs Richard C. Bull.Sotheby's New York, 6th December 1983, lot 126. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2022

A jade trapezoidal plaque and a jade kneeling humanoid figure, Shang-Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 157. A jade trapezoidal plaque and a jade kneeling humanoid figure, Shang-Western Zhou dynasty (c. 1500-771 BC). Length of larger 7.3 cm, 2⅞ in. (2) Lot sold: 94,500 GBP (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. one trapezoidal plaque carved with a taotie mask on one side, the reverse plain, with a biconical hole in the centre, the other carving depicting a humanoid figure, the reverse plain, pierced behind the head and through the knee. Provenance: C.T. Loo,... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2022

A cylindrical jade 'taotie' bead, Shang dynasty

Lot 156. A cylindrical jade 'taotie' bead, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC). Length 3.8 cm, 1½ in. Lot sold: 138,600 GBP (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. of tubular form, slightly flared at one end, carved from extensively calcified pale green jade, carved in relief on the exterior with taotie heads. Provenance: Collection of Mr and Mrs Richard C. Bull.Sotheby's New York, 6th December 1983, lot 151. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to... [Lire la suite]

20 décembre 2022

A ceremonial jade blade, Neolithic period, ca. 2500-2000 BC

Lot 153. A ceremonial jade blade, Neolithic period, ca. 2500-2000 BC. Length 34 cm, 13⅜ in. Lot sold: 37,800 GBP (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. carved from caramel-coloured stone with lighter and darker veins, with a large hole towards the narrow end and smaller hole near the upper edge. Provenance: R.H. Ellsworth, New York, 1April 1988. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 10:20. Note: This... [Lire la suite]
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20 décembre 2022

A jade axe section, Neolithic period, possibly Liangzhu culture

Lot 149. A  jade axe section, Neolithic period, possibly Liangzhu culture. Length 14.7 cm, 5¾ in. Lot sold: 3,780 GBP (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. of rounded rectangular form, with a hole towards one end, the stone calcified to an opaque creamy colour with grey flecks, a deep groove running the length of the stone. Provenance: Luen Chai Curios, Hong Kong, 14th September 1988. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2022

A jade pendant, huang, Neolithic period, circa 2500 BC

Lot 146. A jade pendant, huang, Neolithic period, circa 2500 BC. Length 12.3 cm, 4⅞ in. Lot sold: 3,276 GBP (Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. carved from pale green stone with flecks of brown, of flattened arc-shape, with one small hole at one end, and two small holes at the other. Provenance: Luen Chai Curios, Hong Kong, 12th November 1990. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 15:13. ... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2022

A jade ring pendant, Possibly Neolithic period, circa 2000 BC

 Lot 142. A small jade cong, Possibly Neolithic period-Shang dynasty. Width 4.4 cm, 1¾ in. Lot sold: 27,720 GBP (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000  GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. the stone of a creamy white colour, carved as a ring with a large central hole drilled from both sides, with an animal straddling the outer edge, a small aperture drilled through the ring just below the animal's head. Provenance: Christie's London, 12th December 1988, lot 238.Luen Chai Curios, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]