21 août 2017

A superbly carved Chinese jade figure of a mythical horse, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 174. A superbly carved Chinese jade figure of a mythical horse, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate $ 40,000-60,000. Photo Leonard Joel. The mottled white jade figure, recumbent atop a bed of swirling waves and rockwork, with finely combed mane, its head turned towards a collection of books bound together with a flowing sash, symbolic of one of 'the four accomplishments' upon its back, the body depicted with scales and a dragon tail, in keeping with the Chinese legend of Haima (Sea Horse), 17.25cm length, with... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2015

Fu Baoshi scroll and stellar jades star in Michaan's December Fine Asian Works of Art Auction

Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), Wandering Poet. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, inscribed, dated to 1943, and signed, with three seals of the artist. 20th Century 18 3/4 x 19 1/4 inches (47.6 x 48.9 cm). Provenance: Dedicated directly to Mrs. Shum Wai Yu in 1943, and thence by descent within the family. Estimate: $200,000/300,000.  ALAMEDA, CA.- Fu Baoshi’s (1904-1965) paintbrush masterfully transforms a paper scroll into a candid snapshot of reflection in the ink and color work Wandering Poet, highlighting... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2012

A rare celadon jade carving of a mythical horse. Qing dynasty, 18th century

A rare celadon jade carving of a mythical horse. Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's the figure well-carved with patches of scales on its shoulders and haunches, in a recumbent position with head turned back grasping in its mouth a section of the sash tied around a bundle of books resting on its back, supported on a base of churning waves, the stone with some opaque white inclusions and russet enhancement, wood stand (2). Length 8 1/2 in., 21.6 cm - ESTIMATION 60,000-80,000 USD ... [Lire la suite]
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