06 mars 2018

J.J. Lally & Co at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

An Ancient Chinese Jade ‘Phoenix’ Stem Cup, Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C. – A.D. 9). Height 4 ½ inches (11.3 cm). An Archaic Jade Ceremonial Dagger-Axe (Ge), Shang Dynasty, circa 13th-11th Century B.C. Length 10 1⁄8 inches (25.7 cm). © J.J. Lally & Co. the thin blade with lightly beveled edges and shallow medial ridge curving gently to the point which is set off center, the tang pierced with a hole for hafting and cut with serrated teeth at the butt end, the stone... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2018

Jade ear ornament, Vietnam, 5th century BC - 2nd century AD

Jade ear ornament, Vietnam, 5th century BC - 2nd century AD, mottled jade (nephrite), 4.1 x 4.1 x 1.5 cm max. (height x width x depth). Purchased, 1996. EA1996.90 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
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10 février 2018

A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 158. A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 of S-shape with its head turned back facing its body and upcurled tail in the form of a stylized bird, the body decorated on each side with comma-spirals in relief, the jade of dark green color. Provenance: Acquired in the United States, 23rd October 1979. Property from the Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2018

A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 150. A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length 5 in., 12.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 the flat pendant carved in the form of a sinuous dragon with curled flanges, its head turned back facing its chest and hooked tail, carved on both sides with even rows of relief spirals, the green jade with reddish inclusions. Provenance: Acquired in Paris, 12th October 1982. Property from the Sam and Myrna Myers... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2018

A jade tiger implement, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 145. A jade tiger implement, Shang dynasty  (c. 1600-1046 BCE).  Length 2 3/4  in., 6 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the double edges beveled, a small circular aperture just below the rectangular nei carved with serrations on one end, the dark green stone with white inclusions .  Provenance: Acquired in New York, 1975. Property from the Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics &... [Lire la suite]
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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