09 décembre 2019

A jade four-tiered cong, Liangzhu culture, circa 3300-2300 BC

Lot 2720. A jade four-tiered cong, Liangzhu culture, circa 3300-2300 BC; 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 2,375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The cong is of square cross section surrounding a cylindrically hollowed tube to the centre with rounded square corners, and tapers slightly from top to bottom. The sides are divided into four registers with a stylised mask at each of the four corners, comprising two long bars above a shorter bar and... [Lire la suite]

29 novembre 2019

A jade 'human face' plaque, Neolithic period, Shandong, Longshan Culture (c. 3000-1700 BC)

Lot 721. A jade 'human face' plaque, Neolithic period, Shandong, Longshan Culture (c. 3000-1700 BC); 5.6 cm, 2 1/4  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,000,000 HKD (511,000 USD). © Sotheby's. saddle-shaped, the bowed top carved with a human face flanked by feathery side-panel designs of raised-line work, the stone of a yellowish-celadon tone with russet inclusions.  Exhibited: Angus Forsyth and Brian McElney, Jades from China, The Museum of East... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2019

A large jade carving of a ‘pig-dragon’, Hongshan culture, circa 4000-3000 BC

Lot 2706. A large jade carving of a ‘pig-dragon’, Hongshan culture, circa 4000-3000 BC; 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000 (USD 385,335 - USD 642,224). Price realised HKD 6,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The jade is carved as a coiled stylised mythical animal with incised circular eyes below pricked ears, and pierced with a circular aperture to the centre between a slit and a smaller aperture for suspension. The stone is of a green tone with extensive... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2019

A large jade ceremonial blade, zhang, Neolithic period - Shang dynasty

Lot 210. A large jade ceremonial blade, zhang, Neolithic period - Shang dynasty. Length 31.8 cm, 12½ in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 106,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. thinly carved with long curved sides tapering to squared edges, with a drilled hole between a pair of protruding flanges to either side of the tang, the polished stone of a mottled dark-spinach green tone. Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bull, Philadelphia. Sotheby's New York, 6th... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2019

A jade ring, Huan, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (c. 3300-2250 BC)

Lot 207. A jade ring, Huan, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (c. 3300-2250 BC). Diameter 13.2 cm, 5⅜ in. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the circular disc with a large central aperture, the smoothly polished opaque stone a soft ivory colour. Provenance: Collection of Baron and Baroness von Oertzen. Christie's London, 4th November 2008, lot 104. Literature: S. Howard Hansford, Jade. Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, p. 32, fig. A3. ... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A Mughal jade lobed bowl,India, circa 1700

Lot 361. A Mughal jade lobed bowl,India, circa 1700; 5 ¼ ins. (13.2cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The thin walls divided into six petal-shaped lobes converging in the centre of the bowl, the exterior finely carved in low relief floral designs, the base engraved in a flowerhead shape. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
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07 août 2019

A jade 'chilong' cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 98. A jade 'chilong' cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 12cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,750 GBP. © Sotheby's the deep slightly rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot, carved in high relief around the exterior with three chilong grasping the rim and looking into the vessel each forming a handle, the stone of pale celadon tone. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12 May 2010
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05 août 2019

A group of three jade carvings of recumbent rams, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier

Lot 3130. A group of three jade carvings of recumbent rams, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier; The largest, 2 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each of the rams is carved with its legs tucked beneath its body and its head looking forward. The first stone is of a yellow and dark brown tone; the second stone is of a white tone with some darker streaky inclusions; the third stone is of an even pale celadon... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2019

Two jade carvings of recumbent animals, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1241. Two jade carvings of recumbent animals, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 3 and 1¾ in. (7.5 and 4.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The first is an elephant, its head resting on its forelegs and turned to one side towards the flicked tail. The underside bears a fourteen-character archaistic inscription. The pale grey stone has areas of dark brown and russet coloring. The second is a recumbent ram shown with legs tucked under the... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2019

Two-Sided Jade Statuette of a Woman, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE), 12th-11th century BCE

Two-Sided Jade Statuette of a Woman, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE), 12th-11th century BCE. Whitish nephrite. H. 6 x W. 2 x D. 1.5 cm (2 3/8 x 13/16 x 9/16 in.), Weight 19 g. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.50.330. © President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Shang refined Neolithic jade-making practices, fashioning ritual blades and implements of even greater sophistication than those of their predecessors, incorporating jade blades into... [Lire la suite]