14 juin 2020

A brown jade figure of a mythical beast, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644)

  Lot 407. A brown jade figure of a mythical beast, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644); 4.4 cm, 1 3/4  in. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 32,500 HKD (3,703 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. seated upright with its head looking forward, the stone of a rich reddish-brown tone.  Provenance: An English private collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020 
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24 mai 2020

A white and russet jade carving of a mythical beast, 18th century

Lot 101. A white and russet jade carving of a mythical beast, 18th century; 7.5cm (2 7/8in) wide. Estimate: £ 8,000-12,000. Sold for £ 22,500 (€ 25,121). © Bonhams The lustrous stone of an even pale tone with minor russet inclusions, exquisitely carved as a recumbent horned beast detailed with bulging eyes and curling mane, grasping a leafy lingzhi spray in its mouth, its head turned to the backwards with its tail coiling along the rounded thigh, crouching on scrolling clouds extending to the underside.  ... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2020

A yellow jade carving of a mythical beast, Ming dynasty

Lot 3771. A yellow jade carving of a mythical beast, Ming dynasty; 7 cm., 2 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD  (43,108 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's the pebble worked as a crouching animal with bushy eyebrows and a notched spine ending in a tail swept up against hindquarters incised with archaised tufts of hair, the yellow stone suffused with russet veins and brown skin on the underside.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 07 Oct 2015
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08 avril 2020

A yellow jade carving of a mythical beast, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3258. A yellow jade carving of a mythical beast, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; 4 cm., 1 5/8 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the jade stone carved in a form of a beast resting on its haunches with the body of a lion and the head of a ram with two horns, the spine well defined and its bushy tail swept back upon the body, the stone of an intense warm yellow colour with patches of russet staining. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2020

A white jade mythical beast, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3256. A white jade mythical beast, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 8.5 cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved in the form of a mythical prehistoric beast, its horn-shaped head and tail with its curved backbone well pronounced, carved with some scrolls on the body and pierced for attachment, the white stone with russet inclusions. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2020

A yellow jade carving of a mythical beast, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3254. A yellow jade carving of a mythical beast, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 4.9 cm., 1 7/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely carved in the form of a recumbent mythical beast resting on its haunches accented by sharp claws, the head slightly turned to its right, the facial features well defined with large round eyes below a single horn on the forehead between pointed ears and a finely incised... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2020

A jade carving of a mythical beast, Tang-Yuan dynasty (618-1368)

Lot 3257. A jade carving of a mythical beast, Tang-Yuan dynasty (618-1368); 5 cm., 2 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot Sold 87,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of pebble shape, the creature carved with a large rounded chest and a pot-bellied body, combined with rabbit feet and a bird head, its back covered with bifurcated ribbons and a large concentric 'rope' tail, the translucent stone of russet suffusions. Property from The Peony... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2020

A rare pale greenish-white jade mythical beast, longma, 18th century

Lot 1507. A rare pale greenish-white jade mythical beast, longma, 18th century; 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 242,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Well carved as a horse-like creature with patches of scales on the legs depicted as if rising from a sea of turbulent waves while grasping in its mouth the end of the cloth tied around a bundle of scrolls resting atop its back, the stone of even pale greenish-white color with areas of russet... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2019

A rare celadon and russet jade figure of a mythical beast, Ming dynasty

Lot 211. A rare celadon and russet jade figure of a mythical beast, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Length 13.4 cm, 5¼ in. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 112,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the beast seated with its large head raised and turned to the right, with folds of skin and prominent fangs, whiskers and an flanged mane, the rippled body with finely incised archaistic scroll work delineating the beast's fur, the tail curled between muscular legs, the softly polished stone of celadon tone... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

A painted gray pottery figure of a mythical beast, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 752. A painted gray pottery figure of a mythical beast, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Length 14 in., 35.6 cm. Estimate USD 8,000 — 12,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. striding forward with head lowered, the mouth pulled back in a fierce snarl, the arched neck ridged with three pointed horns, three compressed bosses along the spine, a pair of stylized wings over the powerful forelegs, the tail raised and curling over the back, traces of white slip. Provenance: Collection of Alfred Speelman... [Lire la suite]