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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30 août 2017

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors

Interior of East Warmth Chamber of the Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors. HONG KONG - Hall of Mental Cultivation (Yangxin Dian) was the living place of the Qing emperors and the political centre of the Qing dynasty. It is one of the mostly visited places in The Palace Museum, and it houses the most well-known and invaluable artefacts relating to the emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong, etc. As the Hall is closed for large-scale renovation, artefacts previously housed in... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2017

Olmec Jade Mask with Extensive Incised Design, 900-600 B.C.E.

Olmec Jade Mask with Extensive Incised Design. Jade, 900-600 B.C.E., H. 17 cm. © Miho Museum.
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24 août 2017

Teotihuacan Serpentine Mask with Stucco, Pyrite, Jade, and Shell Detailing, 200-650 C.E.

Teotihuacan Serpentine Mask with Stucco, Pyrite, Jade, and Shell Detailing. Serpentine, jade, shell, pyrite, and stucco, 200-650 C.E., H. 19.5 cm. © Miho Museum.
06 août 2017

Coiled dragon, China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE), Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)

Coiled dragon, China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE), Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). Jade. L. 2 1/2 in x W. 2 1/16 in, L. 5.2 cm x W. 6.4 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J773 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture.
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12 juillet 2017

A jade 'Mythical Beasts' plectrum-shaped pendant, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2731. A jade 'Mythical Beasts' plectrum-shaped pendant, Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 2,100,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jade is vividly carved in openwork with a sinuous panchibeing attacked on either side by a bixie and a chihu, all surrounding the ‘archer’s thumb ring’-shaped ornament with further incised details. The stone is of a pale greyish-white tone with highlights ranging from a dark brown colour to russet... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2017

A rare jade Dragon disc, bi, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-8 AD)

Lot 2732. A rare jade Dragon disc, bi, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-8 AD). Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 5,460,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The disc is finely carved to the centre in openwork with a dragon, highlighted by fine incisions along its body and its tail. The surface is decorated on both sides in relief with comma spirals within inner and outer raised borders. The well polished stone is of a yellowish-beige tone with areas of minor russet inclusions and... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2017

An important set of three jade ‘chilong’ sword fittings and a jade sword guard, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-8 AD)

Lot 2711. An important set of three jade ‘chilong’ sword fittings and a jade sword guard, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-8 AD). Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 8,460,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The set includes: a pommel carved on top in relief with two sinuous dragons while the reverse is incised with a band of ruyi-scrolls; a sword slide decorated on one side with a sinuous dragon carved with its head extending over the edge forming part of the flange; and a chape carved with... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2017

Jade deer, Shang dynasty

Jade deer, Shang dynasty. Excavated in Tengzhou, Shandong province, China.
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28 juin 2017

Rare rython couvert en jade, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe siècle

Lot 129. Rare rython couvert en jade,  Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe siècle, 17 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 EUR. Lot sold 41,250 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's.  le récipient aplati de forme fuselée émergeant d'une gueule d'animal fabuleux grande ouverte aux yeux globuleux et aux cornes courbées, le pourtour profondément sculpté de chilong sinueux évoluant sur fond de nuages stylisés, flanqué d'un côté d'une anse retenant un anneau mobile et de l'autre d'un petit oiseau, le col ondulé... [Lire la suite]
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