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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19 mai 2020

A pale green jade 'pine tree' brushrest, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3754. A pale green jade 'pine tree' brushrest, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15 cm., 5 7/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Sold for 875,000 HKD (100,586 EUR). Photo Sotheby's modelled as a segment of pine tree enveloped by mature and crooked pine branches, the gnarled bark dotted with knotted whorls and carved through as a trunk split with age, picked out with textural details on the reverse, the pale green stone suffused with icy inclusions and faint russet... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2020

A rare pale green jade stupa and seated Buddha Shakyamuni, 18th century

Lot 23. A rare pale green jade stupa and seated Buddha Shakyamuni, 18th century; 37cm (14 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$150,000-200,000. Sold for HK$ 1,060,000 (€ 126,653). Photo Bonhams. Skillfully carved with a double-lotus base, the shrine decorated with three tiers of alternating stylised shou characters, interspersed between lotus blossoms borne on meandering scrolls beneath beaded drapes, the vertical spire of thirteen raised bands further surmounted by a circular parasol and a double-gourd... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2020

A rare pale green jade carving of a horse, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 55. A rare pale green jade carving of a horse, Late Ming Dynasty; 8.3cm (3 1/2in) wide. Estimate HK$40,000-60,000. Sold for HK$ 212,500 (€ 25,390). Photo Bonhams. Naturalistically carved standing on rockwork, its head extended forward with a hairy mane running down the neck, its bushy tail falling gently at the end, the stone of a pale green tone streaked with russet brown inclusions.  Note: Unlike the more conventional carvings of horses in the Qing dynasty that are depicted in a recumbent... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2020

A pale green jade archaistic ear cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 49. A pale green jade archaistic ear cup, 17th-18th century; 11.5cm (4 1/2in) long. Estimate HK$120,000-150,000. Sold for HK$ 162,500 (€ 19,416). Photo Bonhams. Raised on a narrow short foot with a pair of elongated 'ear' handles pierced with small paisley-shaped apertures, the sides below the mouth rim carved with a band of lingzhi on a cross-hatched ground, the stone of a yellow-green tone with faint russet inclusions.  Note: Ear cups were first produced in lacquer during... [Lire la suite]

04 mai 2020

A pale green jade 'mythical beast' brush washer, Mid Qing Dynasty

Lot 183. A pale green jade 'mythical beast' brush washer, Mid Qing Dynasty; 25.4cm diam. Estimate HK$200,000 - 400,000. Sold for HK$ 275,000 (€ 32,621). Photo: Bonhams. Carved with shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, the interior decorated with incised and gilded lotus blooms borne on leafy tendrils, the stone of a deep green tone with minor black and buff coloured inclusions. Note: In the reign of the Qianlong Emperor jade availability of jade material increased... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2020

A pair of pale green jade 'sage' plaques mounted as table screens, 18th-19th century

Lot 180. A pair of pale green jade 'sage' plaques mounted as table screens, 18th-19th century; 11cm high. Estimate HK$60,000 - 100,000. Sold for HK$ 137,500 (€ 16,310). Photo: Bonhams. Each embellished with a pale green jade plaque carved with a pair of sages engaged in conversation, one pair with both figures pointing at a ripe peach held in the left hand of one sage pulling at his beard, the other pair clutching onto a single staff, the smaller bent over and looking up at the taller scholar. ... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2020

A pale green jade turtledove, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD)

Lot 29. A pale green jade turtledove, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD); 6cm (2 3/4in) wide. Estimate HK$ 80,000-120,000. Sold for HK$ 1,720,000 (€ 204,033). Photo: Bonhams. The recumbent bird with legs tucked under its body and feathers carefully carved in low relief on the wings and tail, its head detailed with incised small eyes and beak issuing a single long feather, the stone of a pale tone with russet coloured stains. Note: In Chinese legend, Liu Bang, Emperor Gaozu of the Han dynasty, was once... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2020

A pale green jade 'dragon and phoenix' pendant, Warring States Period

Lot 19. A pale green jade 'dragon and phoenix' pendant, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 10.9cm (4 1/4in) long. Estimate HK$ 300,000-500,000. Sold for HK$ 500,000 (€ 59,311). Photo: Bonhams. The flat plaque formed by a dragon surmounting a long pointed crescent-shaped phoenix, its head turned backwards with jaws opened revealing sharp fangs and biting on to the scrolling wing, the body's musculature finely carved in low relief and with a curved tapering tail, the stone of yellowish-green... [Lire la suite]