18 septembre 2017

A jadeite 'Lingzhi' pendant, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 1051. A jadeite 'Lingzhi' pendant, Late Qing dynasty. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. the apple-green and emerald dappled stone well-carved to each side with clusters of lingzhi, pierced with a silk cord fastened with seed pearls clustered around a glass bead. Height of jadeite 2 in., 5 cm. Provenance: Yamanaka & Co., London.Collection of Lady Moya Melisende Browne Campbell (1892-circa 1970), daughter of the sixth... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2017

Jadeite 'Laughing Buddha' and diamond pendant

  Lot 130. Jadeite 'Laughing Buddha' and diamond pendant. Estimate HK$1,400,000 - 2,200,000 (US$180,000 - 282,000). © Tiancheng International The jadeite of very fine translucency and imperial green colour, carved as a 'laughing Buddha', decorated with pear-, marquise-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Laughing Buddha measuring approximately 34.28 x 41.32 x 5.50mm. Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report numbered KJ96093, dated 26 July 2017, stating that... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2017

Icy jadeite, jadeite and diamond 'The Love Key' pendant, Oli

Lot 8. Icy jadeite, jadeite and diamond 'The Love Key' pendant, Oli. Estimate HK$60,000 - 90,000 (US$7,700 - 11,500). © Tiancheng International Modelled as a key, suspending a highly translucent icy jadeite plaque, decorated with a pear-shaped jadeite cabochon of translucent bright emerald green colour, brilliant- and radiant-cut diamonds, accented by circular-cut rubies and a cabochon ruby, the diamonds together weighing approximately 1.15 carats, mounted in 18 karat white, yellow and blackened gold,... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2017

A jadeite magnolia and lingzhi vase, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 4324. A jadeite magnolia and lingzhi vase, Late Qing dynasty, 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 250,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The vase is carved in openwork in the form of a blooming magnolia flower growing alongside lingzhi fungus, peach and plum trees bearing flowers and buds, accompanied by a swooping bird. The stone ranges in colour from a greyish white to bright apple green and is fixed to a wood stand.   Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2017

A finely reticulated jadeite cylindrical 'Cranes' parfumier, Qing dynasty, late 19th-early 20th century 

Lot 4209. A finely reticulated jadeite cylindrical 'Cranes' parfumier, Qing dynasty, late 19th-early 20th century, 9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 596,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Of cylindrical form, the parfumier is deeply carved in relief and openwork with cranes in a rocky mountain landscape, interspersed with pine trees and narrow winding steps, all between ruyi-cloud borders.; stand.   Provenance: Sold at... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

A jadeite tripod censer and cover, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 4323. A jadeite tripod censer and cover, Late Qing dynasty, 7 1/2 in. (19.2 cm.) across handles. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 1,940,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The compressed globular body is carved around in low relief withtaotie masks below a band of ruyi heads, surmounted by a neck adorned with keyfret band, supported on three columnar feet issuing from dragon-heads, and flanked by a pair of dragon-head loop handles with loose rings. The circular... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2017

A finely carved jadeite belt hook, late Qing dynasty

Lot 4322. A finely carved jadeite belt hook, late Qing dynasty, 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 4,220,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The stone is finely carved with a characteristic curved shaft terminating in a dragon-head hook, opposite a sinuous chilong dragon in high relief. The reverse side is carved with a tab for attachment. The stone is of an exceptionally brilliant emerald green tone, Japanese wood box.   Note: A... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2017

A fine and rare carved jadeite archaistic wine cup, jue, late Qing dynasty-early 20th century 

Lot 4276. A fine and rare carved jadeite archaistic wine cup, jue, late Qing dynasty-early 20th century, 6 3/8 in. (16.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,200,000. Price realised HKD 9,020,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The vessel has a wide cupped mouth flanked by two posts in the form of a loop hanging ruyi-cloud shaped loose rings. It is set with a double archaistic dragon handle on the wide side and an mythical-beast head handle hanging loose ring on the narrow side. Intricately... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2017

A jadeite snuff bottle, 1780-1860

Lot 357. A jadeite snuff bottle, 1780-1860. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The well-hollowed bottle is of flattened, ovoid form. The softly polished stone is suffused with pale, milky emerald-green cloud-like mottling. 2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, quartz stopper Provenance: Rachelle R. Holden Collection.Vanessa F. Holden Collection, New York, 1996.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2344. Literature: Bob Stevens, The Collector's Book of... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2017

Lark Mason Associates Announces Asia Week New York Preview Exhibition, At East 120th St, NYC

A 20th century Chinese Jadeite Censer and Cover. Est.: $40,000/60,000. © Lark Mason Associates NEW-YORK - Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that he will preview his important Spring Asian art auction during Asia Week New York. Over 400 lots will be on view at iGavel’s New York headquarters at 227 East 120th Street, from March 9th -18th. The Asian Works of Art auction goes live on iGavelauctions.com on March 28 and closes on April 18th. Says Lark Mason, “We are delighted to present... [Lire la suite]