17 septembre 2019

A large well-carved spinach-green jade 'dragon' washer, 18th-19th century

Lot 937. A large well-carved spinach-green jade 'dragon' washer, 18th-19th century; 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The washer of oval section rises from a flat base to an inverted rim. The exterior is carved in high relief with five dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst dense clouds above rocks and crashing waves rising from the whorl-carved base. The semi-translucent stone is of mottled spinach-green tone... [Lire la suite]

20 août 2019

Sotheby's to offer Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence & Herbert Irving Gift

  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will offer 300+ Chinese works of art originally gifted by philanthropists and renowned Asian art collectors Florence and Herbert Irving to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as a highlight of their Asia Week sale series in September 2019. In March 2015, The Met announced the gift of 1,275 Asian works of art from Florence and Herbert Irving – a donation that fundamentally transformed the holdings of the museum’s Department of Asian Art, on the occasion of its centennial. At the... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A rare large spinach-green jade marriage bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1140. A rare large spinach-green jade marriage bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 314,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Thick walled and of strong proportions, carved on the exterior with the bajixianginterrupted by a pair of butterfly handles on either side, their leafy wings outstretched and joining a wide reticulated network of interlocked leafy scroll, the interior well carved in deep relief with two fruiting peach... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A spinach-green jade 'Peach and Prunus' washer, Incised mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3749. A spinach-green jade 'Peach and Prunus' washer, Incised mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 24.3 cm., 9 1/2  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. © Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a recessed base to an everted rim, the interior worked in high-relief with a leafy gnarled sprig bearing prunus blossoms and two large peaches, the countersunk base incised and gilt with a four-character reign mark, the stone of a rich... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

An archaistic spinach-green jade bowl, fanggu, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3623. An archaistic spinach-green jade bowl, fanggu, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 23 cm., 9 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000  HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. © Sotheby's the body resting on a short foot, the exterior decorated in low relief with a pair of taotie masks, interrupted by a pair of loop taotie mask handles below the key-fret bordered rim, the remaining two sides with a larger pair of loop handles in the form of boldly worked... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 822. A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 591,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Intricately carved around the sides with a continuous mountainous landscape, the rocks and trees framing various vignettes, including a scholar accompanied by an attendant carrying a peach branch standing at the base of stairs leading up to a pavilion on a terrace above; a scholar and an attendant... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2019

A spinach-green jade circular table screen and a cloisonné enamel stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 821. A spinach-green jade circular table screen and a cloisonné enamel stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10 ¼ in. diam., 16 ½ in. high including the cloisonné enamel stand. Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000. Price realised USD 519,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each side well carved with a scene of a deer and a pavilion in a mountainous setting of rockface and trees, the stone of rich spinach-green color. Provenance: The Irving Collection, no. 331, prior... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2018

Rare imperial vase leads Bonhams Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale

Rare Imperial Ming-style underglaze-blue and copper-red vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) sold for HK$23,500,000 (US$3,003,514). Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- Bonhams Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art department presented a tightly curated collection across two sales including its bi-annual Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale followed by a single-owner collection of Chinese jades from The Durwin Tang Collection. Taking place on 27 November, the combined total of both sales achieved HK$73,550,000... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2018

A spinach-green jade archaistic ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 137. A spinach-green jade archaistic ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 45.3 cm, 17 7/8  in. Estimate: 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (50,960 - 76,440 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the long arched shaft carved in low relief with a pair of addorsed archaistic birds framed above and below by stylised C and S-scrolls, ruyi heads, pommel, ropetwist motif, animal masks and square scrolls, terminating in a ruyi head similarly decorated with archaistic scrolls, 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]