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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12 juillet 2017

An important set of three jade ‘chilong’ sword fittings and a jade sword guard, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-8 AD)

Lot 2711. An important set of three jade ‘chilong’ sword fittings and a jade sword guard, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-8 AD). Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 8,460,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The set includes: a pommel carved on top in relief with two sinuous dragons while the reverse is incised with a band of ruyi-scrolls; a sword slide decorated on one side with a sinuous dragon carved with its head extending over the edge forming part of the flange; and a chape carved with... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2017

Jade deer, Shang dynasty

Jade deer, Shang dynasty. Excavated in Tengzhou, Shandong province, China.
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28 juin 2017

Rare rython couvert en jade, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe siècle

Lot 129. Rare rython couvert en jade,  Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe siècle, 17 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 EUR. Lot sold 41,250 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's.  le récipient aplati de forme fuselée émergeant d'une gueule d'animal fabuleux grande ouverte aux yeux globuleux et aux cornes courbées, le pourtour profondément sculpté de chilong sinueux évoluant sur fond de nuages stylisés, flanqué d'un côté d'une anse retenant un anneau mobile et de l'autre d'un petit oiseau, le col ondulé... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2017

A very rare jade 'crouching tiger' seal, Han Dynasty

Lot 52. A very rare jade 'crouching tiger' seal, Han Dynasty, 2.4cm (1in) square. Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000 (US$19,000 - 26,000). Sold for HK$ 1,062,500 (€121,948). Photo: Bonhams. The square seal platform surmounted by a ferocious crouching tiger superbly and vividly carved with a writhing body showing a fierce expression with bulging eyes and open mouth, the underside uncarved, the smoothly-polished stone of calcified white tone.  Provenance: Acquired from the distinguished Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2017

An exceptionally rare jade mythical-bird scroll weight, Eastern Han Dynasty or later, four-character dehui yunri mark, 18th ct

Lot 54. An exceptionally rare jade mythical-bird scroll weight, Eastern Han Dynasty or later, four-character dehui yunri mark, 18th century, 6.5cm (2 1/2in) diam. Estimate HK$800,000 - 1,200,000 (US$100,000 - 150,000). Sold for HK$ 2,340,000 (€268,919). Photo: Bonhams The domed scroll weight masterfully carved as a mythical bird with a single horn and pointed beak, surmounting a circular base with its wings outstretched as if ready for flight, the slightly flared wings flanking a bulbous body, the six... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A jade cong, Neolithic period, probably Qijia culture (2200 BC – 1600 BC)

Lot 354. A jade cong, Neolithic period, probably Qijia culture (2200 BC – 1600 BC), 12.7 cm, 5 in.. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of square section, pierced through the center with a cylindrical tube extending at either end to a short neck and foot, the stone of a variegated celadon and brown colour, wood stand Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2017, 02:00 PM 
16 février 2017

Three small jade animal plaques, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th-10th century BC

Lot 803. Three small jade animal plaques, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th-10th century BC. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. One is a thin, pale greyish-white recumbent bird with hooked beak, circular eyes and notched tail with beveled edge. The second is a thin yellowish-white and brown crouching tiger with trapezoidal eyes, C-scroll ear and tiny holes drilled through the mouth and curled tail. The third is a dark greyish-green crouching deer with backward-turned head, and... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2017

A Chinese jade figure of a boy, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 507. From the property of Mary Duchess of Roxburghe. A Chinese jade figure of a boy, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate  400 - 600GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's modelled crouching over a basket, with another small boy on his back, the stone of a pale celadon tone, hardwood stand.  Sotheby's. The Duchess Property & Precious Objects from the Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe London, 27 May 2015