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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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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