04 janvier 2017

Man grooming a horse, 1700s, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Man grooming a horse, 1700s, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Nephrite. H. 3 3/4 in x W. 6 1/4 in x D. 3 1/2 in, H. 9.5 cm x W. 15.9 cm x D. 8.9 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J388 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture A cheerful man is grooming his horse, while his right hand holds the halter. The horse stands with its head turned toward the groom; its long neck and short stocky legs identify it as a Mongolian horse. The groom wears a short vest; his hat that harks back to... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2016

Nephrite, rock crystal, sapphire and diamond brooch, Cartier, circa 1930

Lot 332. Nephrite, rock crystal, sapphire and diamond brooch, Cartier, circa 1930. Estimate 120,000 — 170,000 CHF (109,670 - 155,366 EUR). Photo Sotheby's The rock crystal hoop suspending a half-moon motif set with polished nephrite, cabochon sapphires, circular- and single-cut diamonds, signed Cartier. .  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Geneva, 17 May 2016, 10:00 AM
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05 août 2015

'A Passion for Jade: The Heber Bishop Collection' on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Pillow in the shape of an infant boy, 19th century. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); W. 4 in. (10.2 cm); L. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.426). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. NEW YORK, NY.- An installation of some 100 precious carvings in Chinese and Mogul jade and other hardstones, collected by Heber R. Bishop, will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning March 14. Featuring... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2014

Pendant in the form of a disk (yuan) with raised knobs, 475-221 B.C.E., Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, Jade

Pendant in the form of a disk (yuan) with raised knobs, 475-221 B.C.E., Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, Jade (nephrite), W: 8.2 cm, China, Purchase F1948.12 © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
28 avril 2014

An Art Deco nephrite, jadeite and coral desk clock, by Cartier

An Art Deco nephrite, jadeite and coral desk clock, by Cartier. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The pierced jadeite dial over a kingfisher feather ground, with black enamel oriental design hands and coral center, to the square nephrite jade case with applied gold Roman numerals and ribbed coral corner accents, to a gilt reverse and strut support, 1931, 8.9 cm. Signed Cartier, no. 2875. Estimate CHF60,000 – CHF80,000 ($68,252 - $91,003) Provenance: Christie's London, 12 December 2012, lot 336. Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2014

A nephrite snuff bottle, 1750-1830

A nephrite snuff bottle, 1750-1830. Photo Bonhams. Of compressed meiping form with a flat, everted lip, pinched neck and high oval foot rim, the body with a continuous band of archaistic motifs inspired by a taotie design from early bronze vessels, the stone with striations of russet and black. 2 3/8in (6cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€2,900 - 4,300) Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran (1894-1969) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com
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12 mars 2014

A nephrite snuff bottle, 1740-1840

A nephrite snuff bottle, 1740-1840. Photo Bonhams Of compressed form, with a flat, wide lip and an oval foot rim surrounding a flat foot, the interior well-hollowed, the stone of pebble material, with russet and chocolate inclusions. 2 ½in (6.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€2,900 - 4,300) Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran (1894-1969) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com
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08 mars 2014

A nephrite snuff bottle. Likely Palace Workshops, Beijing 1730-1780

A nephrite snuff bottle. Likely Palace Workshops, Beijing 1730-1780. Photo Bonhams. Of baluster form, very well hollowed, with a flat lip and shallowly recessed foot; carved in low relief with a repeating pattern of archaistic kui dragons, the surface with overall staining. 2 3/8in (6cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 9,000 (€4,300 - 6,500) Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran (1894-1969) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com
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30 janvier 2014

Some nephrite, jade, jadeite jewelry in Christie's auctions.

  AN ART DECO NEPHRITE, LAPIS LAZULI AND DIAMOND VANITY CASE. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2007  The rectangular blue enamel case in-set with nephrite and a rectangular raised carved lapis lazuli plaque with collet-set and single-cut diamond accents, the terminals with openwork diamond detail, the diamond pushpiece opening to reveal a fitted mirror, two covered compartments and a lipstick holder, mounted in gold, circa 1930, 3¾ x 1¾ x 1 ins., with maker's mark Estimate $2,000 - $4,000. Price Realized $12,000  ... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2014

A fine nephrite carving of a mythical beast, 17th-18th century

A fine nephrite carving of a mythical beast, 17th-18th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Powerfully rendered as a recumbent chilong biting on the ribbon of a tied scroll box, his horns, mane and tail finely rendered from the pale greenish white stone with elegant details captured by the russet skin. 4 1/4in (10.8cm) long. Sold for US$ 509,000 (€373,331)Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Gran, by DescentBonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 17 Dec 2013 -www.bonhams.com
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