19 octobre 2021

A small jade dragon pendant, China, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-10th century BC

Lot 1. A small jade dragon pendant, China, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-10th century BC; 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm.) long. Price Realised USD 15,000 (Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500). © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Property from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Art Acquisitions Fund. Provenance: Dr. Ralph Marcove (1929-2001) Collection, New York.Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, accessioned in 1986. Christie's. Asia! New York, 14 Sept - 28 Sept 2021

17 septembre 2021

A Jade Three-section Disc, Huang, Zhou dynasty (c. 1046-221 BC)

Lot 325. A Jade Three-section Disc, Huang, Zhou dynasty (c. 1046-221 BC); 6 1/4in (16cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 17,000 - 26,000). Sold for US$ 22,812 (€ 19,479). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Carved in three sections, each lightly engraved with raised patterns of four stylistic dragons, with notches and holes cut for attachment, the semi-translucent stone of yellow and green tone with some alterations near the edges. Note: For a number of arc-shaped pendants, huang, dating to the... [Lire la suite]
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05 septembre 2021

A superb and important large jade tiger pendant, Late Shang dynasty, Anyang, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 703. A superb and important large jade tiger pendant, Late Shang dynasty, Anyang, 13th-11th century BC; 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm.) long (maximum, ear to tail), cloth box. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,086,000. © Christie's 2021 The thick disc has a central aperture drilled from both sides, the inner walls with remains of pronounced cutting ridges. The stone is of dark mottled green color with some buff-colored alteration to both sides at one edThe flat, curved pendant is in... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2021

Five jade carvings, Qing dynasty

Lot 1060. Five jade carvings, Qing dynasty; 15.3 by 45.5 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 138,600 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Comprising: - a white jade figure of a mythical beast, 5 cm; - a white jade carving of a finger citron, 6 cm; - a white jade 'monkey and horse' group, 5.8 cm; - a white jade 'duck and lotus' group, 5.2 cm; and - a yellow and brown jade carving of a Luduan, 4.2 cm. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2021

A courtly carved jade tankard, Augsburg, circa 1660 – 1670. Jade carving attributed to Johann Daniel Mayer

Lot 65. A courtly carved jade tankard, Augsburg, circa 1660 – 1670. Jade carving attributed to Johann Daniel Mayer; H 13.3 cm, diameter 9.2 cm, weight 467.70 g. Estimate: €70,000 - €80,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz The two-part cylindrical body made from translucent mossy green jade carved with bands of four large repeating scallop shell motifs and scrollwork cartouches. The base made from black and green flecked serpentine. With vermeil mountings, hinged lid and moulded curved double handle. The slightly domed... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2021

A jade ge-halberd blade, Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC)

Lot 3157. A jade ge-halberd blade, Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC); 83⁄8 in. (21.3 cm.) long, box. Estimate HKD 20,000 - HKD 30,000. Price realised HKD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Provenance: Acquired from Chang Wei-Hwa & Company, Taipei, in 1995. Christie's. Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 27 May - 11 June 2021
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06 mai 2021

A jade ge and archaic bronze haft, Shang dynasty

Lot 45. A jade ge and archaic bronze haft, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE); overall 18.5 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold: 2,520,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the mottled jade blade worked with bevelled edges tapering to a distinct crest, fitted into the socket of a bronze tang with a perforation between the long bar and butt, the bronze haft further cast with taotie and zoomorphic designs, wood stand. Provenance: Collection of the Hon. Hugh Scott. ... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2021

A jade 'rabbit' pendant, Shang–early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 43. A jade 'rabbit' pendant, Shang–early Western Zhou dynasty; 3.5 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD. Lot sold: 151,200 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted crouching as if ready to pounce with the hind muscles subtly rendered, pierced through at the front paws, the celadon stone with calcified patches. Property from the Hei-Chi Collection Sotheby's. Monochrome III, Hong Kong, 22 April 2021
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04 mai 2021

A jade anthropomorphic figure, Shang–early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 26. A jade anthropomorphic figure, Shang–early Western Zhou dynasty; 4.2 cm. Estimate: 240,000 - 260,000 HKD. Lot sold: 327,600 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted seated upright with his arms resting on his bent knees, surmounted by a pair of furcated curved horns, the reverse skilfully incised with scrollwork, the stone of yellowish-green colour with calcified patches. Property from the Hei-Chi Collection. Note: For a related jade kneeling figure, see an example of comparable... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2021

A rare jade 'human-dragon' pendant, Western Zhou dynasty (c. 1045 BC–771 BC)

Lot 1. A rare jade 'human-dragon' pendant, Western Zhou dynasty  (c. 1045 BC–771 BC); 9.5 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 180,000 HKD. Lot sold: 201,600 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted in openwork as three stylised horned dragons and two humanoid heads, the coiling bodies of the beasts exquisitely picked out with scrollwork echoing the outlines of the pendant, pierced through with an aperture. Property from the Hei-Chi Collection. Literature: Jiang Tao and Liu Yunhui, Jades... [Lire la suite]