30 avril 2019

Yixing from a Princely Collection at Christie's London, 14 May 2019

Pearls and jades of this world cannot be compared to the clay of YixingWang Wenbo, Tao Qi Xing Zeng Chen Mingyuan 人間珠玉安足取,豈如陽羨溪頭一丸土汪文柏 《陶器行贈陳鳴遠》 Lot 84. A rare Yixing signed and dated square seal, signed You Qinqing, dated to autumn of the bingxu year of Daoguang, corresponding to 1826, and of the period; 2 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) square. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000 (USD 15,516 - USD 23,274). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The tortoise-form knop is worked with a textured carapace and pierced... [Lire la suite]

04 janvier 2019

A silver-inlaid iron square seal, Ming dynasty or earlier

Lot 148. A silver-inlaid iron square seal, Ming dynasty or earlier; 2 1/2 in. (5.9 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 118,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The square seal is cast with a finial in the form of two lion heads confronted on a flaming pearl. The surface is finely inlaid with silver with a pair of sinuous dragons on top and waves on the sides. The seal face is cast with an inscription in seal script, Ningyuan jiangjun zhang, 'Seal of General... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2018

A rare and important white jade square seal, China, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 112. A rare and important white jade square seal, China, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820). Dimensions: 2,8 x 2,9 cm. (1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 80,000 - EUR 120,000. Price realised EUR 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. De section carrée, le bouton est finement sculpté en forme d'un Qilin mythique au corps musclé. Sa tête est tournée vers le côté, son visage délicatement incisé dégage une expression solennelle. Son crâne est rehaussé d'une corne, sa queue... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2015

A white jade square seal, Yuan dynasty

A white jade square seal, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD (466,877 - 700,315 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of square section with shallow sides, surmounted by a well carved crouching dragon in openwork, the mythical beast rendered with finely incised beard and mane, bulging eyes and powerful claws, depicted standing foursquare with an arched back forming with a long tail curling upwards along the spine, the square seal face crisply carved in archaistic script with Tangshi zizi... [Lire la suite]