09 janvier 2018

A jade fish-form ornament, Shang dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 8. A jade fish-form ornament, Shang dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE); 5.8cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.  of curved form, resembling an abstract fish-form with angular contours, the convex side carved with bands of diagonal grooves to denote dorsal and pelvic fins, the stone of an opaque calcified ivory tone with patches of russet-brown, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2 Sotheby's. The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics – The Tsuneichi Inoue... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2018

'Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India'. Unique exhibit at GIA in Carlsbad, California

“Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India” features 50 lavish, historical jewelry pieces on loan from a private collection that have rarely been seen in public. Showcasing more than 300 years of adornment in India, the exhibit explores the original sources of the diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and other gems decorating these pieces, their religious and cultural symbolism, the wars fought for them and the historical tradition of gemology - the study of gems - in India. Krishna Pendant, South India, early 20th century. Diamond,... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2017

A fine and rare jade ruyi sceptre with bat and clouds with flower motifs, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 280. A fine and rare jade ruyi sceptre with bat and clouds with flower motifs, Qianlong period (1736-1795). L. 42,7 cm. Estimate 40.000/60.000 €. Lot sold 140.000 €. Courtesy Nagel Very few tiny chips, good condition. Provenance: Property from an important European private collection, by repute assembeld in the 1920s from an old English private collector. Note: Ruyi scepter is a talisman presented to bestow good fortune. Ruyi in Chinese means 'as you wish'. Its long history dates back to... [Lire la suite]
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17 décembre 2017

A carved jade bi disc with nine chilong and a carved dragon pendant, Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 177. A carved jade bi disc with nine chilong and a carved dragon pendant, Ming-early Qing dynasty. D. 6/19,8 cm. Estimate 2.000/3.000 €. Lot sold 9.000 €. Courtesy Nagel Bi disc with chip to rim. Provenance: Property from a Bavarian private collection, bought at the Grosvenor Antique Fair, London, in the 1990s. Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst - Salzburg", 06.12.2017
27 novembre 2017

Two jade bi discs, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 336. Two jade bi discs, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Estimate 40,000-60,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each worked on both sides with the 'grain' pattern, the stones of a greyish celadon tone with calcified milky inclusions; 15.5 and 15 cm, 6 1/8  and 5 7/8  in. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 nov. 2017, 02:00 PM
24 novembre 2017

A very rare jade disc, bi, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24)

Lot 4. A very rare jade disc, bi, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24). Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€8,600 - 13,000). Sold for HK$ 100,000 (€10,782).  Photo: Bonhams. Crisply carved in relief on both sides with evenly spaced 'grain' pattern, encircled by two narrow raised bands at the inner and outer edges, the inner rim issuing three pointed hooks, the stone of pale yellow tone, fitted box. 9.8cm (4in) diam. Provenance: The Sze Yuan Tang Collection Note: This type... [Lire la suite]

31 octobre 2017

Four jade reticulated ornaments, Qing dynasty

Lot 3. Four jade reticulated ornaments, Qing dynasty. Estimate USD  2,500 - 4,000. Sold for US$ 18,750 (€16,111). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising a hinged belt-slide, each half fashioned as a bi-disc carved with a chilong, joined by a tubular connector, one half with a metal mount, the green stone with white inclusions and enhanced russet coloration; and three circular plaques, the first carved as a butterfly; the second as a shou medallion and the third as a dragon; all evenly... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2017

A rare carved jade powder horn with brass leopard mount, India, Jaipur, 18th century

Lot 172. A rare carved jade powder horn with brass leopard mount, India, Jaipur, 18th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the jade body carved as an ibex with brass and enamelled mounts designed as a leopard in an attack position with two hinged hooks, custom stand, 12cm.   Provenance: Ex-collection Daniel Pasgrimaud, Paris. Note: This finely carved jade powder horn, or priming flask, delicately uses the two natural tones of the jade to enhance its... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2017

A jade 'Rope Twist' ring, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644)

Lot 154. A jade 'Rope Twist' ring, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644). Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) diam. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 2 October 2017, Alexandra House, Hong Kong
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30 août 2017

An exceptionally large jade notched disc (xuanji), Late Neolithic period-Shang dynasty

Lot 67. An exceptionally large jade notched disc (xuanji), Late Neolithic period-Shang dynasty. Diameter 13 1/8  in., 33.4 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot Sold 300,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the outer edge carved with three pronounced notches forming three arcs, each set with a pair of triple-notched serrations, the center pierced with large circular aperture, a double-line lightly carved  across one side, the calcified stone well-polished to a mottled whitish-gray with... [Lire la suite]
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