23 juillet 2019

An Imperial greyish celadon jade seal, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period, Seal of Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908)

Lot 234. An Imperial greyish celadon jade seal, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period, Seal of Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908); 14.7 by 7cm., 5 7/8  by 2 ¾ in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 43,750 GBP. © Sotheby's. of rectangular form, surmounted by a pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully carved with bulging eyes and nostrils flaring above curling whiskers and clenched mouths bearing sharp fangs, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined and crouching on the haunches,... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2019

An impressive soapstone seal, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2625. An impressive soapstone seal, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 9.8 cm, 3 7/8 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,780,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the square-section seal finely carved in high relief to the contoured top with a large chilong writhing amongst smaller chilong clambering up the sides and top amidst scrolling clouds, the straight sides left plain but for a small inscription Zhou Yong Gong Juan, the... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2018

A set of three spinach-green jade seals, late Qing dynasty

   Lot 956. A set of three spinach-green jade seals, late Qing dynasty. The two square seals 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high; the rectangular seal 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 112,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Each seal is finely carved with a forward-facing, crouching dragon guarding a flaming pearl amidst clouds. The seal faces reads Yichuntang (Hall of Ever-present Spring), bi er jian gu (may you have blessings and wealth), and wei... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2018

A very rare Imperial spinach-green jade seal, 18th-19th century

  Lot 21. A very rare Imperial spinach-green jade seal, 18th-19th century; 7cm (2 3/4in) square. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€ 55,000 - 88,000). Sold for HK$ 1,750,000 (€ 191,562) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of trapezoidal form, carved in high relief with an adult chi-dragon glancing at two young clambering atop the sides, the underside crisply carved in relief with the four-character seal mark reading Su qin wang bao 肅親王寶, the stone of rich sea-green tone with darker... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2017

Seal, Ming dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620)

Seal, Ming dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620). Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 1 9/16 x 13/16 x 1 11/16 inches (4 x 2.1 x 4.3 cm). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Story Jenks, 1944; 1944-38-19 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art. This four-character seal offers an auspicious wish to its user: "May you long hold office!"
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25 juillet 2016

An apple-green-glazed seal, 19th century

Lot 46. An apple-green-glazed seal, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The tall rectangular seal is surmounted by a recumbent pig and is covered overall in a green glaze suffused with dark brown crackles. The seal reads han zu huang di hou yi (the offspring of Han emperor). 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high. Chips and nicks to the underside by the seal face; two glaze flakes on the top edge below the finial; pin prick holes and expected wear to the surface. Estimation: USD 1,000 -... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2015

An amber-glazed seal with Buddhist lion final China, Qing dynasty, 19th century

An amber-glazed seal with Buddhist lion final China, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $13,750 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of tall rectangular form, surmounted by a Buddhist lion shown seated with head turned to one side and mouth open in a roar, with stylized mane separated in curls, and the tail tucked to one side, the seal reads chun feng shu hua lu yang chuan (Spring breezes paint a landscape of green willows and boats) - 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high ... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2013

A group of eight hardstone seals

A group of eight hardstone seals. Photo Bonhams. Together comprising a partial set of the twelve zodiac figures, each of small square section surmounted by an incised and undercut animal finial, the undersides bearing various Confucian aphorisms in seal script, some reading shen si, lu zhen and zhong hou; carved in stone of translucent grayish white hue (chips). 1 1/4in (3cm) height of tallest. Sold for US$ 118,750 (€86,780) Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. San Francisco. 18 Dec 2013 - www.bonhams.com
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12 décembre 2013

A white jade seal 

A white jade seal.  Photo: Lyon & Turnbull. the square seal inscribed on all sides with calligraphic script, surmounted by a finely carved fu-lion; 11cm high. Estimate £2,000-3,000. Sold for £3,250 Lyon & Turnbull. Fine Asian Works of Art 11 Dec 2013
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31 août 2013

Chinese White Jade Seal

Chinese White Jade Seal. Photo courtesy Doyle New York The rounded rectangular base surmounted by a chilong carved in openwork, with its head turned sharply over its back, and bearing a four-character mark on the base, the stone and even white tone with small areas of chestnut inclusions. Height 2 inches. Estimate $20,000-30,000 Provenance: Property of an American Collector  Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, September 16, 2013 at 10am - http://www.doylenewyork.com
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