20 décembre 2022

A small jade reptile, Shang dynasty

Lot 158 A small jade reptile, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC). Length 6.8 cm, 2⅝ in. Lot sold: 18,900 GBP (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. carved from a thin slice of grey-green jade with notches to suggest the horns, eyes and limbs of a lizard, tapering to a pointed tail. Provenance: Collection of Mr and Mrs Richard C. Bull.Sotheby's New York, 6th December 1983, lot 126. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the... [Lire la suite]

21 novembre 2019

Archaic jades from the Michael Gulbenkian Collection sold at Sotheby's, London, 06 Nov 2019

Lot 212. Two celadon jade 'bird' plaques, Shang dynasty - Western Zhou dynasty. Length 9.3 and 9.2 cm, 3⅝ and 3⅝ in. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of flat elongated triangular section with angular head and a pointed beak, carved with large eyes and parallel lines delineating wings, the stone of yellowish-green tone with areas of calcification. Note: For a very similar bird pendant dated to the Western Zhou Dynasty, see J.... [Lire la suite]