29 avril 2020

An archaic jade plaque, huang, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD)

Lot 10. An archaic jade plaque, huang, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD); 17.4cm (6 7/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 80,000-120,000. Sold for HK$ 1,000,000 (€ 118,622). Photo: Bonhams. The flat arc-shaped plaque with slightly notched edges, decorated on both sides with finely incised 'C'-shaped scrolls, the stone of a pale green tone with faint black and brown inclusions.. Note: Arc-shaped pendants with notched edges, decorated with raised bosses and spirals were popular in the Zhou dynasty and... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2020

Two small yellow jade plaques, xi, Western Zhou Dynasty (1050-771 BC)

Lot 7. Two small yellow jade plaques, xi, Western Zhou Dynasty (1050-771 BC); 6.5cm (2 1/2in) wide. Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000. Sold for HK$ 225,000 (€ 26,752). Photo: Bonhams. The plaques similarly carved, one larger than the other, each formed as a dragon with a curved shape tapering to a pointed tail, drilled with two holes, both sides carved with the head at one end and incised scrolls on the body, the stone of a pale green-yellow tone with brown inclusions. Bonhams. THE SZE YUAN TANG... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

A hardstone-inlaid brown lacquer plaque, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 107. A hardstone-inlaid brown lacquer plaque, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 153.6 by 104 by 46cm., 60 1/2  by 41 by 18 1/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of ruyi shape raised on four scrolled legs, the top inlaid with stained ivory, mother-of-pearl, soapstone, turquoise, lapis lazuli, agate, malachite, jade and tortoiseshell, depicting deer and cranes among a riverside landscape with distant pavilions and trees, all... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2020

A large famille rose plaque, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1810. A large famille rose plaque, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 23 3/8 x 9¼ in. (59.4 x 23.5 cm.). Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   The rectangular plaque finely enameled with three immortals holding their attributes as they stand aloft on billowing clouds, above five elderly scholars in a lush landscape, with three playing a game of weiqi and two in discussion in the foreground, framed.  ... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2019

A celadon brown jade plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 231. A celadon brown jade plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Length 6.4 cm, 2½ in. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of slightly curved form, carved to the front face with four stylised phoenixes, the reverse incised with similar decoration, the stone veined in dark-brown, the stone of a brownish celadon tone with dark brown inclusions.  Archaic and archaistic jades from the Michael Gulbenkian Collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2019

A very rare turquoise-inlaid bronze plaque, Erlitou culture, circa 1900-1600 BC

Lot 3201. A very rare turquoise-inlaid bronze plaque, Erlitou culture, circa 1900-1600 BC; 6 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 4,500,000. Price realised HKD 8,440,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The slightly convex plaque is of waisted, oblong form, and inlaid with rectangular turquoise of varying sizes, with the exposed areas forming a monster mask. The plaque is cast with four small loop holes on each of the four corners, stand. Provenance: Eskenazi,... [Lire la suite]

23 juillet 2019

A white jade plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 9. A white jade plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 5.5cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 41,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. carved to the front face with a rectangular panel enclosing an attendant fanning a scholar in a terraced garden, the reverse with an inscription and apocryphal Zigang mark, all framed by a pair of confronted kuidragons, pierced at the top for suspension, the stone of an even white tone. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2019

Plaque en Bronze, Mongolie Intérieure, Ordos, VIe-Ve siècle avant J.-C.

Lot 1. Plaque en Bronze, Mongolie Intérieure, Ordos, VIe-Ve siècle avant J.-C. Long. 15 cm. Estimation 12,000 — 15,000 EUR. Lot vendu 123,000 EUR. © Sotheby's 2015. sculptée en forme d'un tigre puissant s'apprêtant à dévorer une antilope recroquevillée entre ses pattes, le corps parcouru de sillons imitant des cordages, deux boucles plates au revers pour l'attacher, le bronze enrichi d'une patine vert pâle. Note: Following the exploration of the desert regions in the north,... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2017

A famille-rose plaque, signed Cheng Yiting, Republic Period

Lot 896. A famille-rose plaque, signed Cheng Yiting, Republic Period (1912-1949). Height 29 7/8  in., 75.8 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. finely painted with an egret standing in a water pond detailed with flowers and leaves, accompanied by an inscription and a seal, dated Republic 24th year, corresponding to 1935, mounted as a table screen in a fitted wood stand (2) Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2017

A silver plaque, Warring States Period

Lot 17. A silver plaque, Warring States Period (475-221 BC), 6.2cm., 2 3/8 in. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's cast in a circular shape with a slightly convex surface and decorated with an elaborate design of interlaced T- and C-scrolls, the wide lines finely engraved, the reverse with a loop for attachment. Weight 45g. Exhibited: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1954-55, cat. no. 77. Literature: Gyllensvärd, 1953, pl. 77.Ulricehamn, 1999, pl.... [Lire la suite]
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