25 février 2020

A small pale greyish-green jade archaistic vase, Song-Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century

Lot 1684. A small pale greyish-green jade archaistic vase, Song-Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century; 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of oval section and pear shape, raised on a tall foot encircled by two narrow raised bands, the body carved in raised thread relief with a pendent petal frieze below a band of archaistic scrolls interrupted by a pair of animal mask handles, the flared upper neck carved with four upright blades... [Lire la suite]

23 août 2019

Christie's announces Asian Art Week

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from September 6-13. This season presents nine auctions—six live and three online—featuring over 1,000 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from classical Chinese paintings, ceramics, jades, bronzes, and furniture, to impressive Tibetan gilt-bronzes and contemporary Indian painting. Featured this season are two impressive collection sales, Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver and Chinese Art from The Art... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2019

A large pale greyish-green jade carving of an elephant, 18th century

Lot 131. A large pale greyish-green jade carving of an elephant, 18th century; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000. Price realised GBP 45,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The elephant is carved standing foursquare with smiling eyes and its trunk curled to the left. The folds of the elephant's skin are embellished with finely incised detail. The elephant's back and base of the feet are pierced with apertures for mounting. The stone is of a pale greenish tone suffused with grey... [Lire la suite]