03 avril 2014

Five Mughal jade stem cups, India, circa 18th century

Five Mughal jade stem cups, India, circa 18th century. Photo Sotheby's of carved jade, each set with colourful gemstones, including rubies, emeralds and diamonds set in the kundan technique with floral motifs. Quantité: 5. Each: 5cm. height.; 4.1cm. diam. Estimation 30,000 — 40,000 GBP Whereas the elegant form of these jade cups, with a deep bowl on a tall lightly splayed foot, derive from Chinese models, their inlaid decoration is characteristic of Mughal taste. The jade is highlighted by the colourful inset gemstones,... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2014

A rare jade censer with arabic inscription, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A rare jade censer with arabic inscription, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo:Sotheby's of low cylindrical form, supported on three thin undulating feet extending from the base, the sides carved in low relief with three 'cloud' shaped cartouches each enclosing Arabic characters reading 'There is no god but the [one] God,' and 'Mohammad is the messenger of God', the translucent stone with grey and black streaks above a creamy white tone around the base; 10.9 cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD Note: The Arabic... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2014

A jade 'Boy and Elephant' group carving, Ming dynasty

A jade 'Boy and Elephant' group carving, Ming dynasty. Photo:Sotheby's. carved as an elephant standing foursquare with its head turned towards its left, its wrinkled skin, curved tusks and hairy tail naturalistically depicted, set with a boy sitting astride it while holding a treasure vase (bao ping) in both hands, his right elbow resting on his bent right knee with his head turned over his left shoulder, the stone of an opaque milky-white tone mottled with icy inclusions and dark streaks; 7.8 cm., 3 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2014

A jade 'Bird' pendant, Shang Dynasty

A jade 'Bird' pendant, Shang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's. of crescent shape with a raised central rib, the two edges beveled, carved at one end with a bird head with beak, crest and a circular aperture suggesting the eye, further drilled on both sides with two holes, the stone of green color; together with a jade pendant carved in the form of a stylized bird (2). Length of the longer 3 3/4 in., 8.5 cm. Estimation 7,000 — 9,000 USD Provenance: Old French collection, first half of the 20th century.PROPERTY FROM THE SAM AND MYRNA... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2014

A jade ritual notched disc (xuanji), Neolithic Period

A jade ritual notched disc (xuanji), Neolithic Period. Photo Sotheby's. with a wide central aperture, deeply carved around the exterior edge with three deep notches and shallow serrations, the pale green jade with extensive areas of calcification. Diameter 5 7/8 in., 15 cm. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 USD Provenance: Acquired in Wilton, Connecticut, 4th August 1974.PROPERTY FROM THE SAM AND MYRNA MYERS COLLECTION Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 18 Mar 2014, 10:30 AM - www.sothebys.com
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01 mars 2014

A jade ritual notched disc (xuanji), Neolithic Period

A jade ritual notched disc (xuanji), Neolithic Period. Photo Sotheby's. the translucent green jade with small areas of calcification, carved as a pierced circular disc with notched and serrated outer edge. Diameter 3 7/8 in., 10 cm. Estimation 8,000 — 10,000 USD Provenance: Acquired in London, 1980.PROPERTY FROM THE SAM AND MYRNA MYERS COLLECTION Litterature: Filippo Salviati, Radiant Stones: Archaic Chinese Jades, Hong Kong, 2000, cat. no. 36. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 18 Mar 2014, 10:30... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2014

A jade ritual disc (bi), Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture

A jade ritual disc (bi), Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture. Photo Sotheby's. with small central aperture drill from both sides, the two sides polished to a smooth surface, variegated stone of pale green and light brown color, the edge slightly irregular.Diameter 9 in., 22.5 cm. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 USD Provenance: Acquired in London, 1980.PROPERTY FROM THE SAM AND MYRNA MYERS COLLECTION Compare a very similar bi in the Sir Joseph Hotung collection, discussed and illustrated in Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2014

A jade ritual notched disc (xuanji), Neolithic Period

A jade ritual notched disc (xuanji), Neolithic Period. Photo Sotheby's. with three deeply cut notches forming three arcs, each set with a pair of three-pronged teeth, finely incised on one side with two horizontal lines and one diagonal line, the stone of rich red brown color with chestnut and paler patches of calcification to the surface. Diameter 7 1/4 in., 18.5 cm. Estimation 80,000 — 100,000 USD Provenance: Collection of Berthold Laufer.Collection of Gerald Godfrey.Christie's London, 6th June 2000, lot 1.PROPERTY FROM... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2014

A set of three arc-shaped jade pendants (huang), Shang-Western Zhou Dynasty

A set of three arc-shaped jade pendants (huang), Shang-Western Zhou Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's. the three forming a ring, each drilled with a pair of conical holes, the stone of buff and dark brown color with white inclusions (3).Length of the longest 4 1/4 in., 11 cm. Estimation 7,000 — 9,000 USD Provenance: Acquired in Paris, 1979. PROPERTY FROM THE SAM AND MYRNA MYERS COLLECTION Litterature: Filippo Salviati, Radiant Stones: Archaic Chinese Jades, Hong Kong, 2000, cat. no. 73. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2014

A jade prunus brush washer, 17th-18th century

A jade prunus brush washer, 17th-18th century. Photo Bonhams. Delicately carved as an open prunus flower-head, supported by a reticulated meander of tendrils and leaves, the semi-translucent stone of a pale green tone with mottled and streaked white inclusions. 9.5cm (3¾in) wide. Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 (€3,600 - 4,800) Bonhams. ASIAN ART. 19 Feb 2014. London, Knightsbridge - www.bonhams.com


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