08 décembre 2016

Sotheby's Paris to offer Early Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings on December 15

Lot 33. Rare Disque archaïque cranté en jade, Xuanji, Période Néolithique - Dynastie Shang, ca. 2000-1500 avant J.-C. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. PARIS.- Dernière vente de l’année chez Sotheby’s à Paris, la vente d’Arts d’Asie se tiendra le 15 décembre à la galerie Charpentier et s’organisera en deux temps. La première vacation consistera en la dispersion de jades archaïques chinois comprenant l’ancienne collection Max Loehr (1903 – 1988), l’un des plus éminents spécialistes occidentaux de... [Lire la suite]

27 novembre 2016

A jade 'yingxiong' group, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Lot 172. A jade 'yingxiong' group, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. finely rendered in the round as a falcon perched atop a recumbent mythical beast, forming the rebus yingxiong (champion), the long-tailed bird portrayed with a lowered head and finely picked out plumage, the stone of a celadon colour with black patches skilfully worked to concentrate around the falcon's back and the beast's underside - 5.8 cm, 2 3/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2016

A jade 'feng san wu si zhi bao' seal, 19th -early 20th century

Lot 185. A jade 'feng san wu si zhi bao' seal, 19th -early 20th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 286,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of square form, surmounted by a superbly articulated pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully depicted with eyes bulging and nostrils flaring above curling whiskers and jaws bearing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane meticulously incised, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined and crouching on the haunches, pierced through the centre with an... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2016

1,100+ lots cross the block in Heritage Auctions' two-day Fine & Decorative Arts event

Lot 61425. A Large Chinese Carved Coral Group of the Eight Immortals. Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000. Photo Heritage Auctions. DALLAS, TX.- A decorator's dream and a collector's cache of more than 1,100 lots cross the block in Heritage Auctions' triannual Fine & Decorative Arts, Including Estates, event Sept. 17-18 in Dallas. The two-day auction spans furniture, American and European art, glass and Asian art — including a large, Chinese Carved Coral Group (est. $30,000-$50,000). The Carved Coral depicts... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2016

A Mughal or Ottoman jade archer's ring, India or Turkey, 17th-18th century

Lot 155. A Mughal or Ottoman jade archer's ring, India or Turkey, 17th-18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.  of characteristic form, composed of a light green jade inlaid with gold scrolling palmettes with two stylised birds, inset green gemstone, engraved geometric design to interior; 4cm.  Note: Of beautiful quality, this jade archer's ring finds parallels in a number of museum collections, including the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, inv. no TKS: 2/83 and... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2016

A rare jade and gold inlaid bronze spoon, bi, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty

Lot 40, A rare jade and gold inlaid bronze spoon, bi, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 600,000 (€46,000 - 69,000). Photo: Bonhams. The flat petal-shaped pale green jade receptacle, decorated with scrolls in low relief, fitted within a bronze oval casing with a band of gilt scrolls, attached by gilt-bronze fittings to a double rope-twist carved green and brown jade handle with a scroll-incised trapezoidal terminal. 20cm (8in) high Note: This form of this spoon may derive from archaic... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2016

A pair of jade 'dragon-head' plaques, huang, Warring States Period

Lot 12, A pair of jade 'dragon-head' plaques, huang, Warring States Period. Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000 (€35,000 - 46,000). Photo Bonhams. Each arc-shaped pendant, carved with tight spirals in low relief, terminating at both ends with a dragon head detailed with a slit mouth, with a small circular aperture drilled at the centre, the surface of opaque mottled grey-white tone. Each 12cm (4 1/3in) wide Notes: Ornamental jade carvings like huang plaques, pendants and beads, were manifestations of... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2016

A very rare jade conjoined double bi-disc, Warring States Period

Lot 25, A very rare jade conjoined double bi-disc, Warring States Period. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€58,000 - 92,000). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising two bi discs, each incised with scrolls and flanked by a pair of stylised sinuous dragons, connected at the centre by a tubular section carved with a stylised mask, the stone of an opaque pale brown tone. 7.5cm (3in) wide Notes: The Warring States period, marked by strife between several strong independent countries, saw a development of... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2015

Rare Grand Disque en Jade, Bi, Dynastie des Han Occidentaux

Lot 48. Rare Grand Disque en Jade, Bi Dynastie des Han Occidentaux. Estimation: 30,000 — 50,000 €. Photo Sotheby's le jade sculpté en forme de disque avec une petite ouverture circulaire centrale bordée d'un motif de cordelette, les larges bords rythmés de cercles concentriques délimitant les registres de décoration, chaque face ornée de très légers picots accentués par des spirales gravées, les bords extérieurs soulignés d'une bande de masques de taotie dans un lacis géométrique, la... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2015

Rare Pendentif-Dague en Jade, Fin de la Dynastie Shang, ca. 1200 avant J.-C.

Lot 5. Rare Pendentif-Dague en Jade, Fin de la Dynastie Shang, ca. 1200 avant J.-C. Estimation: 30,000 — 50,000 €. Photo Sotheby's sculpté en forme d'oiseau représenté en position verticale et de profil, au fort bec proéminent, la tête couronnée de plumes en forme de lames recourbées, aux larges ailes, à la queue angulaire sous des pattes puissantes (l'une manquante), les deux côtés simplement décorés de lignes détaillant les yeux, le plumage et les ailes; accidents, D.W 2361. Haut. 13,5 cm; 5... [Lire la suite]