30 mars 2022

A pale green jade 'dragon' pendant, Eastern Zhou-Han dynasty

Lot 143. A pale green jade 'dragon' pendant, Eastern Zhou-Han dynasty. Length 6¾ in., 17.1 cm. Lot sold: 9,450 USD (Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 USD). © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.8.29.. Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 173. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2022

A large pale green jade archaistic phoenix-form archaistic (Guang), Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 82. A large pale green jade archaistic phoenix-form vessel (Guang), Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Height 9½ in., 24 cm. Lot sold: 277,200 USD (Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD). © Sothebys. Provenance: Maître Etienne Ader, Commissaire Priseur, Hôtel Drouot,Paris, 13th October 1969, lot 192.Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1969-present, coll. no. Q.9.8.   Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2022

A large and important imperially inscribed pale green jade 'luohan' boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 24. A large and important imperially inscribed pale green jade 'luohan' boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Height 12½in., 31.9 cm. Lot sold: 1,071,000 USD (Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 USD). © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of Madame Austin. Maître Etienne Ader, Commissaire Priseur, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 12th March 1962, lot 105. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. M.7.16. ... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2022

A pale green jade censer and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

  Lot 16. A pale green jade censer and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Diameter 4 in., 10.2 cm. Lot sold: 81,900 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sothebys. the base carved with a five-character seal mark reading Leshoutang yuwan (imperial plaything from the Hall of Happiness and Longevity). Provenance: Christie's London, 19th October 1959, lot 139. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum,... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2022

A pale green jade ornament, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period

Lot 34. A pale green jade ornament, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Length 1⅝ in., 4 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,048 USD. © Sothebys. wood stand. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.3.16.  Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
15 mars 2022

A pale green jade ceremonial blade (Ge), Shang dynasty

Lot 138. A pale green jade ceremonial blade (Ge), Shang dynasty. Length 3⅝ in., 9.2 cm. Estimate:4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,300 USD.  © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.3.6. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022

05 décembre 2021

A superb pale green jade 'buffalo and young' group, 18th century

Lot 221. A superb pale green jade 'buffalo and young' group, 18th century; 12.5cm (4 7/8in) wide. Sold for HK$ 852,500 (€ 96,868) (Estimate HK$ 700,000 - 900,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Exquisitely carved in the round as a large water buffalo lying placidly on its stomach with four legs bent underneath and the head turned to the left towards a smaller buffalo, the gracefully curved horns flanking the flat forehead incised with a whorl of hair, the neck skilfully detailed with an undulating dewlap, the... [Lire la suite]
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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]