23 janvier 2021

A pair of painted baked mud figures of mythical beasts, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 130. A pair of painted baked mud figures of mythical beasts, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 51⁄8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 1,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. Each crouching figure is modeled with a snarling expression, long snout and ridged backbone, with the details picked out in muted colors of yellow, red, brown, green and grey. Property from the Collection of Frederick A. and Sharon L. Klingenstein Christie's. Art of China.... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2020

$8.3 million rare Warring States Period Vessel drives Sotheby's bi-annual Asia Week Sales

Lot 578. An Exceptionally Rare and Important Gold, Silver and Glass-Embellished Bronze Vessel, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Height 13¾ in., 35.1 cm. Estimate: 2,500,000 - 3,500,000 USD. Lot sold 8,307,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s bi-annual Asia Week sale series in New York achieved $36.4 million this week – significantly above the series’ high estimate of $29.1 million, and all sales surpassing their high estimates. Works from... [Lire la suite]
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]