20 novembre 2021

A pale green jade 'north star' brush washer, 16th-17th century

Lot 232. A pale green jade 'north star' brush washer, 16th-17th century; 10.5cm (4 1/8in) long.. Sold for £ 22,750 (€ 27,106) (Est: £1,500 - £2,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of tapering square form, carved in openwork relief to one side with Kuixing, the Star Lord, forming the handle of the dipper, a scarf billowing about his body, the tapering square vessel divided by a central strap, the stone of pale green tone with faint mottled grey inclusions, set on a recessed square base. Note: Kuixing (魁星), sometimes... [Lire la suite]

11 juin 2021

Two pale green jade reticulated nail guards, 19th century

Lot 4. Two pale green jade reticulated nail guards, 19th century. Each 7.3cm (2 7/8in) long. Sold for HK$ 102,000 (€ 10,840). © Bonhams.  Of elongated half-cone shape with a short tubular opening tapering to a point and open at the larger end with the lower section enclosing the fingertips, the front engraved and carved with leafy lotus scrolls, the stone of even translucent white tone, box. Note: Traditional Chinese society places aesthetic attention on women maintaining elegant long nails. It is... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2020

A rare Imperial inscribed pale green jade chrysanthemum-head incense fan, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 139. A rare Imperial inscribed pale green jade chrysanthemum-head incense fan, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 20.5cm (8 1/8in) long. Estimate HK$ 200,000-300,000. Sold for HK$ 277,500 (€ 29,554). Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened circular form, carved in the form of a chrysanthemum flower on a zitan handle with silver inlay decoration of archaistic motifs, the fan further carved with rows of radiating petals diminishing in size towards the centre, intricately inscribed with a yu... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2020

A very rare pale green jade 'ram and boy' group, 18th century

Lot 146. A very rare pale green jade 'ram and boy' group, 18th century; 16cm (6 1/4in) wide. Estimate HK$ 800,000-1,200,000. Sold for HK$ 1,752,500 (€ 188,940,000 (€ 101,321899). Photo: Bonhams. The smoothly-polished stone superbly carved in the round as a recumbent ram with its head slightly turned to the right, a boy leaning on the ram and holding a rope tied to the ram's head, the ridged horns delicately terminating at the back over finely-hollowed ears, the legs tucked underneath the powerful body accentuated by... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2020

A rare pale green jade quatrelobed 'lotus' shaped brush washer, 17th century

Lot 136. A rare pale green jade quatrelobed 'lotus' shaped brush washer, 17th century; 12cm (4 3/4in) long. Estimate £ 6,000-8,000. Sold for £ 50,062 (€ 55,821). Courtesy Bonhams. The vessel delicately carved with four fleshy lobed petals with everted rim and pointed leaves, rising from four small shaped feet, the interior crisply carved with four sharp ridges designed to easily clean the brush, the transluscent stone of pale green tone with dark grey-brown striations, huanghuali stand. ... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2020

A pale green jade tripod incense burner and cover, ding, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 81. A pale green jade tripod incense burner and cover, ding, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 21cm (8 1/4in) wide. Estimate £ 20,000-30,000. Sold for £ 52,562 (€ 58,609). Courtesy Bonhams. Skilfully carved around the sides with archaistic motifs and taotie masks, flanked by a pair of auspicious bat handles, all supported on three short feet issuing from mythical beast-heads, the domed cover similarly decorated with taotie masks, surmounted by a circular dragon finial carved in openwork,... [Lire la suite]

09 novembre 2020

A magnificent large very pale green jade 'stag and young' group, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 155. A magnificent large very pale green jade 'stag and young' group, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 19cm (7 1/2in) long. Estimate £ 30,000 - £ 50,000. Sold for £ 81,312 (€ 90,122). Courtesy Bonhams. Superbly carved as a large reclining stag with its head held high and turned sharply towards a smaller deer, the stag with long antlers extending down its neck, its legs tucked beneath its body, both deer clasping a large, leafy sprig with five lingzhi fungus heads in their mouths, the... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2020

A superb pale green jade 'Immortals' boulder, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 158. A superb pale green jade 'Immortals' boulder, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 20cm (7 7/8in) high. Estimate £ 3,000 - £ 5,000. Sold for £ 175,062 (€ 193,588). Courtesy Bonhams. Superbly carved in high relief on one side with three bearded sages each carrying a peach, lingzhi fungus and lotus spray respectively, beneath a gnarled pine tree, a pavilion higher above in the distance, the reverse with a crane gazing down on a deer, all within a craggy grotto with further pine trees, the... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2020

A rare pale green jade Mughal-style bowl and stand, 18th century

  Lot 109. A rare pale green jade Mughal-style bowl and stand, 18th century. The bowl 13.3cm (5 1/4in) diam., the stand 13cm (5 1/8in) wide. Estimate: £ 10,000-15,000. Sold for £ 31,250 (€ 34,891). © Bonhams With slightly everted rim supported on a straight foot, incised to the exterior with sunflowers borne on scrolling tendrils issuing acanthus leaves, supported on a reticulated quatrefoil stand in the shape of four petals carved with further flower heads surrounded by leafy... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2020

A rare pale green jade carving of Buddha and a stand, 18th-19th century

Lot 115. A rare pale green jade carving of Buddha and a stand, 18th-19th century; 20.6cm (8 1/8in) high. Estimate £15,000-20,000. Sold for £68,500 (€ 76,657). Photo: Bonhams. Intricately carved from a lustrous and attractive stone of pale green tone, the Buddha seated cross-legged in dhyanasana on a double-lotus pedestal, with downcast eyes and a serene expressive below an ushnisa formed with tightly coiled curls topped by an urna, dressed in a flowing robe draped in rounded folds at the front, the hands... [Lire la suite]
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