14 août 2019

A Mughal jade lobed bowl,India, circa 1700

Lot 361. A Mughal jade lobed bowl,India, circa 1700; 5 ¼ ins. (13.2cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The thin walls divided into six petal-shaped lobes converging in the centre of the bowl, the exterior finely carved in low relief floral designs, the base engraved in a flowerhead shape. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
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07 août 2019

A jade 'chilong' cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 98. A jade 'chilong' cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 12cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,750 GBP. © Sotheby's the deep slightly rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot, carved in high relief around the exterior with three chilong grasping the rim and looking into the vessel each forming a handle, the stone of pale celadon tone. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12 May 2010
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05 août 2019

A group of three jade carvings of recumbent rams, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier

Lot 3130. A group of three jade carvings of recumbent rams, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier; The largest, 2 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each of the rams is carved with its legs tucked beneath its body and its head looking forward. The first stone is of a yellow and dark brown tone; the second stone is of a white tone with some darker streaky inclusions; the third stone is of an even pale celadon... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2019

Two jade carvings of recumbent animals, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1241. Two jade carvings of recumbent animals, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 3 and 1¾ in. (7.5 and 4.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The first is an elephant, its head resting on its forelegs and turned to one side towards the flicked tail. The underside bears a fourteen-character archaistic inscription. The pale grey stone has areas of dark brown and russet coloring. The second is a recumbent ram shown with legs tucked under the... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2019

Two-Sided Jade Statuette of a Woman, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE), 12th-11th century BCE

Two-Sided Jade Statuette of a Woman, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE), 12th-11th century BCE. Whitish nephrite. H. 6 x W. 2 x D. 1.5 cm (2 3/8 x 13/16 x 9/16 in.), Weight 19 g. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.50.330. © President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Shang refined Neolithic jade-making practices, fashioning ritual blades and implements of even greater sophistication than those of their predecessors, incorporating jade blades into... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2019

Jade Statuette of a Nude Female, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE), 12th-11th century BCE

Jade Statuette of a Nude Female, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE), 12th-11th century BCE. Calcified, bone-colored nephrite. H. 11 x W. 3.1 x D. 2 cm (4 5/16 x 1 1/4 x 13/16 in.), Weight 91 g. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.50.315. © President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Shang refined Neolithic jade-making practices, fashioning ritual blades and implements of even greater sophistication than those of their predecessors, incorporating... [Lire la suite]

04 août 2019

Jade Statuette of a Standing Dignitary, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE), 12th-11th century BCE

Jade Statuette of a Standing Dignitary, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE), 12th-11th century BCE. Calcified, grayish white nephrite, originally greenish in color. H. 8.7 x W. 2.4 cm (3 7/16 x 15/16 in.), Weight 67 g. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.50.321. © President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Shang refined Neolithic jade-making practices, fashioning ritual blades and implements of even greater sophistication than those of their predecessors, incorporating jade... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A jade 'Bat, boy and drum' group, 17th century

Lot 3756. A jade 'Bat, boy and drum' group, 17th century; width 5.1 cm., 2 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD. © Sotheby's deftly carved in the round as a seated boy leaning on a drum while holding a pair of drum sticks, depicted with a bat hovering with outstretched wings behind the boy's head, the stone of a white colour with dark brown inclusions skilfully picked out to depict the bat and the back of the figure. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2019

A jade powder horn, India, 1725-1775

Lot 49. A jade powder horn, India, 1725-1775; 7 1/8 ins. (18 cm.) long; 1 7/8 ins. (4.9 cm.) high; 1 7/8 ins. (4.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Literature: Jaffer 2013, pp.125, 187, no.55. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.95, no.64The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.126, no.74The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.150, no.78. Christie's. Maharajas &... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2019

A jade spittoon, Mughal India, 18th century

Lot 298. A jade spittoon, Mughal India, 18th century; 2 ins. (5 cm.) high; 2 ¼ ins. (5.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Carved from a single piece of jade in the shape of a poppy seed-head, curling foliate handle, flowerhead foot. Note: A very similar carved jade spittoon, dated to the 17th century, is in the Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait (LNS 243 HS; Keene and Kaoukji, 2001, no.8.13, p.98). ... [Lire la suite]
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