24 juin 2017

A rare pale green jade two-handled bowl, Probably Ottoman, 18th century

Lot 116. A rare pale green jade two-handled bowl, Probably Ottoman, 18th century; 18cm (7 1/8in) wide. Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000 (US$19,000 - 26,000). Sold for HK$ 200,000 (€22,949). Photo: Bonhams. Exquisitely carved with thin translucent deep flaring sides, rising from a short spreading foot elaborately carved as a flowering blossom, the exterior decorated in low relief with shaped panels containing flowers, all between two borders of scrolling foliage, flanked by a pair of pierced elaborate flower handles, the... [Lire la suite]

22 juin 2016

Best of d'art chinois chez Osenat, Arts d'Asie, le 18 Juin 2016

Lot 16. A pale green jade vase, 20th century. Estimation : 600 € / 900 €. Adjugé à 28 000 €. Photo Osenat Vase en jade vert clair sculpté de forme balustre quadrangulaire, les anses ajourées en forme de qilins , à motifs sur chaque face de masques de taoti, et de ruyis. 20ème siècle  Provenance : Collection particulière, Seine-et-Marne  Lot 44. Bronze circular incense burner, Western Zhou Dynasty, (1066 BC - 771 BC). Estimation : 8 000 € / 12 000 €. Adjugé à 26 000 €. Photo Osenat ... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2016

A rare pale green jade winged mythical beast, Six Dynasties Period or later

Lot 43, A rare pale green jade winged mythical beast, Six Dynasties Period or later. Estimate HK$ 150,000 - 200,000 (€17,000 - 23,000). Photo Bonhams. Carved in the form of a ram-like animal with a pair of curled horns and stylised wings on the sides, the stone of a pale green tone with pale brown-grey areas and russet inclusions. 10.3cm (4in) long  Note: From the Han dynasty onwards, jade carvings of mythical beasts attained a great sculptural quality and were typically executed with wings or other... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2016

A rare pale green jade and gilt-bronze ladle, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty

Lot 41, A rare pale green jade and gilt-bronze ladle, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 600,000 (€46,000 - 69,000). Photo: Bonhams. The peach-shaped jade cup incised on the exterior with a ground of interlinked scrolls, encased within the base of the gilt-bronze ladle formed by scrolls around a ring, the long and very slightly curved handle decorated on one side with a pair of raised straight ridges, terminating at the top end with a mythical beast mask. 20.4cm (8in) long Note: Jade... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2016

A rare pale green jade figure of a male dancer, Eastern Han Dynasty

Lot 35, A rare pale green jade figure of a male dancer, Eastern Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000 (€35,000 - 46,000). Photo: Bonhams. Carved balancing on one foot with the other leg in mid-step bent at the knee, with one arm outstretched in front of the bare chest, the other arm raised to the back with an object grasped in his hand, the striking face with prominent eyes, nose and a wide mouth with large front teeth, the stone of a pale green tone with opaque straw and dark brown inclusions. 10.4cm (4... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2016

A pair of large pale green jade dragon plaques, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty

Lot 18, A pair of large pale green jade dragon plaques, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€23,000 - 35,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each flat plaque carved in the form of a long sinuous dragon with a slit mouth and prominent snout, undulating in a narrow'S'-shape, decorated on both sides of the body with a ground of small spiraling scrolls in low relief, drilled with a tiny circular aperture, the stone of an even pale green tone with minor opaque white inclusions. Each 26.5cm (10 3/8in)... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2016

A pale green jade 'chi' dragon sword chape, bi, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 15, A pale green jade 'chi' dragon sword chape, bi, Western Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000 (€35,000 - 46,000). Photo Bonhams. Of compressed trapezoidal form, with three pierced chidragon clambering on the sides and top, with sinuous bodies and long scrolling tails, the base drilled with three deep holes between two smaller ones, the stone of a pale green tone with brown inclusions. 8cm (3in) long Published and Illustrated: Art and Imitation in China, Hong Kong, 2006, p.122,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2016

Asia Week results underscore Bonhams' position as a market leader in Asian art

A fine very pale green jade archaistic vase and cover, Qianlong period. Estimate US$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€73,000 - 110,000). Sold for $1,025,000 (€906,197) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams NEW YORK, NY.- The four Asian art auctions at Bonhams during Asia Week New York achieved impressive results totaling U.S. $8.7 million. Bonhams’ three distinguished Asian art departments presented tightly-curated sales of distinct items from important private collections, and saw a community of international collectors... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2016

An exceptional pale green jade marriage bowl, Qianlong four-character mark, 18th/19th century

Lot 8063. An exceptional pale green jade marriage bowl, Qianlong four-character mark, 18th-19th century. Estimate US$ 60,000 - 100,000 (€54,000 - 91,000. Photo: Bonhams. The very pale, green-tinted stone smoothly hollowed as an open bowl, carved in low relief around the exterior with a continuous scene of five cranes wading among luscious lotus fronds and blossoms, the rim with two stylized animal-heads each suspending a loose-ring handle, the interior plainly formed with a soft gleaming polish, and the bowl raised... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2016

A fine very pale green jade archaistic vase and cover, Qianlong period

Lot 8064. A fine very pale green jade archaistic vase and cover, Qianlong period. Estimate US$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€73,000 - 110,000). Photo: Bonhams. The large, exceptionally even and pale stone deeply hollowed to form a flattened baluster vase, crisply and shallowly carved on the body with taotie masks separated by triple flanges, the motif repeated in the upper register on the neck and further divided by two handles carved as mythical beast heads and each suspending a loose-ring, the spreading foot also with triple flanges... [Lire la suite]