30 avril 2019

Yixing from a Princely Collection at Christie's London, 14 May 2019

Pearls and jades of this world cannot be compared to the clay of YixingWang Wenbo, Tao Qi Xing Zeng Chen Mingyuan 人間珠玉安足取,豈如陽羨溪頭一丸土汪文柏 《陶器行贈陳鳴遠》 Lot 84. A rare Yixing signed and dated square seal, signed You Qinqing, dated to autumn of the bingxu year of Daoguang, corresponding to 1826, and of the period; 2 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) square. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000 (USD 15,516 - USD 23,274). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The tortoise-form knop is worked with a textured carapace and pierced... [Lire la suite]

10 avril 2019

An extremely rare yellow and russet jade figure of a mythical beast, Six Dynasties (220-589)

  Lot 3405. An extremely rare yellow and russet jade figure of a mythical beast, Six Dynasties (220-589); 7.5 cm, 3 in. Estimate 2,200,000 — 2,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,250,000 HKD (289,823 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly and powerfully worked as a snarling lion or chimera crouching with the body slightly turned to the left, the mythical beast rendered ferocious with the head held high above the protruding chest marked with a series of horizontal folds, the... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2019

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

Lot 110. A painted gray pottery figure of a mythical beast, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). Width 16 1/4  in., 41.8 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot Sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the beast modeled standing four square, with head lowered and muscular haunches bracing as if about to charge, the crown and neck with three imposing pointed horns, a row of four studs along the spine, continuing to a long tail curled back, the right hind leg with a large grooved spiral, with... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

An exceptionally rare beige jade carving of a mythical beast, Han dynasty - Six Dynasties

Lot 134. An exceptionally rare beige jade carving of a mythical beast,  Han dynasty - Six Dynasties. Length 2 1/4  in., 5.8 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot Sold 740,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's the winged leonine beast standing four square, the compact rounded body tensed on four short legs, the long tail sweeping from between the hind legs to rest on the left haunch, with finely incised lines detailing the mane and body, the translucent gray stone with pale brown inclusions. ... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2018

An iron articulated sculpture of a mythical beast (shachi), Edo period (18th-19th century)

Lot 3827. An iron articulated sculpture of a mythical beast (shachi), Edo period (18th-19th century); 20 ½ in. (52.1 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 2,800,000 - HKD 4,000,000 (USD 358,890 - USD 512,700). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The russet-iron mythical beast with tiger head and fish body finely constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body; the mouth opens, the tongue moves, the fins open and spread and the body bends, the head applied with elaborate horns and spines and the eyes... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2017

600-year-old rare lacquer dish leads Sotheby's Chinese Art Sales in London

Lot 138. A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Large Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 44.5cm. Est. £400,000-600,000 / HK$3,860,000-5,790,000. Lot sold 1,568,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Following an outstanding year in Chinese art, Sotheby’s Important Chinese Art auction in London on 10 May 2017 showcases a selection of notable Chinese ceramics and works of art across the disciplines of imperial porcelain, lacquer, jade and Buddhist sculpture. Skilfully crafted and spanning... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2017

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

Lot 3715. A white jade figure of a mythical beast, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 7 cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   worked recumbent with legs tucked underneath its body and the tail curled alongside its rear haunches, the single-horned head turned sharply backwards looking at its knopped spine, the face detailed with large rounded eyes beneath curled eyebrows, funnel-shaped ears, flaring nostrils and a wide grinning mouth, the stone of an even... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2017

A yellow jade mythical beast, Song-Ming dynasty

Lot 746. A yellow jade mythical beast, Song-Ming dynasty. Estimate 8,20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. worked as a crouching animal with bushy eyebrows and a ridged spine ending in a tail swept up against hindquarters, the head with ears pricked back and bulging eyes below bushy brows, the yellow stone suffused with russet-brown skin to the underside and hind legs. Length 3 3/8  in., 8.5 cm  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art New York, 15 Mar 2017
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24 septembre 2016

A celadon jade carving of a mythical beast, Six Dynasties (220-589)

Lot 27. A celadon jade carving of a mythical beast, Six Dynasties (220-589). Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 77,705 - USD 103,606). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The surface is carved in intaglio with fine hair markings. The jade is of a yellowish-celadon tone suffused with russet inclusions.  2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in 1993. The property of a private Hong Kong collector. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2016

An exceptional and extremely rare yellow jade figure of a mythical beast, Han-Six dynasties

Lot 3025. An exceptional and extremely rare yellow jade figure of a mythical beast, Han-Six dynasties. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 (677,350 - 903,133 EUR). Lot Sold 8,480,000 HKD (957,321 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. powerfully modelled in the form of a ferocious crouching mythical beast of feline form, depicted with right foreleg extended frontwards and left hind leg stretched backwards, the head turned slightly to the left and finely incised... [Lire la suite]