14 juin 2020

A white jade reticulated 'bird' pendant, Song dynasty or earlier

Lot 378. A white jade reticulated 'bird' pendant, Song dynasty or earlier; 5.2 cm, 2 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 212,500 HKD (24,215 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. carved in openwork to depict a bird and dragonfly in flight, the stone of an even white tone.  Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020

13 juin 2020

A rare white jade terrapin, Neolithic period, Dawenkou culture (4000-2200 BC)

Lot 381. A rare white jade terrapin, Neolithic period, Dawenkou culture (4000-2200 BC); 3.6 and 3.7 cm, 1 3/8  and 1 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (34,186 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the flattened pebble worked in the form of a terrapin with round eyes and a pointed nose, detailed with toed flippers and a short curved tail, the animal's back pierced with a circular aperture, the stone of a translucent white tone.  Property from the Peony... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2020

A white jade scabbard slide, probably Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 371. A white jade scabbard slide, probably Warring States period (475-221 BC); 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (14,244 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the slightly tapered rectangular top with incurved ends and a lug beneath, carved in low relief with a mask and interlocking C-scrolls, the stone an even white tone. Property from the Peony Collection. Exhibited: Angus Forsyth and Brian McElney, Jades from China, The Museum of East... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2020

A well-carved white jade peah-form brush washer, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3021. A well-carved white jade peah-form brush washer, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) wide. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Price realised $293,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The brush washer is in the form of a large peach borne on a leafy branch that is carved in high relief across the base and around the sides to the rim where it is carved in openwork and shown blossoming beside a bat, its outstretched wing spanning the spout. The stone is... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2020

A white jade bowl and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3021. A white jade bowl and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price realised $353,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The deep, tapering sides of the bowl and the domed cover are carved in low relief with an archaistic band, on the bowl below the out-curved loop handles, and on the cover below a petal border that surrounds the base of the circular handle. The rims are carved with bands of key fret. The... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2020

A fine white jade tripod censer and cover, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 3022. A fine white jade tripod censer and cover, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate $100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised $527,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The compressed body is raised on three lion-mask supports and carved around the sides with an archaistic band of confronted birds' heads between the pair of openwork dragon and loose ring handles. The domed cover is carved with a similar band below a circular finial carved in... [Lire la suite]

24 mai 2020

A fine white jade 'lotus' box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 92. A fine white jade 'lotus' box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 8.7cm (3 3/8in) diam. Estimate: £ 10,000-15,000. Sold for £ 20,000 (€ 22,330). © Bonhams The flawless stone of a lustrous pale tone with rounded sides rising from a short recessed foot, intricately carved in relief to the dome-shaped cover with a central medallion enclosing two lotus flower heads borne on scrolling tendrils issuing curling acanthus leaves, the interior well hollowed.  Provenance: acquired from... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2020

A small white jade flarring spitoon zhadou, 18th century

Lot 89. A small white jade flarring spitoon zhadou, 18th century; 5.2cm (2in) high. Estimate: £ 2,500-4,000. Sold for £ 21,250 (€ 23,726). © Bonhams Of quatrefoil form with foliate facets, the globular body rising to a wide flaring rim, supported on a short straight foot, the lustrous stone with an attractive white tone.  Provenance: acquired from Spink & Son, Ltd., London on 31 July 1979An English private collection. Note: Compare a slightly larger white jade spittoon, zhadou,... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2020

A white jade 'figure' plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3797. A white jade 'figure' plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 5.8 cm., 2 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD (21,554 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's the round plaque deftly carved in shallow relief to one side with an elderly man and a young boy seated outdoors drinking tea, the reverse inscribed with a four-line poem followed by an apocryphal signature Zigang, all below confronted stylised beasts, the translucent stone of an even white... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2020

A white jade 'double gourd' pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3795. A white jade 'double gourd' pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6.5 cm., 2 1/2  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000 HKD  (37,361 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's worked in low relief with the characters daji ('Great Fortune') to one side and sixi ('Happiness from Four Directions') to the other, with a border of leafy vines bearing double-gourds and tendrils curling to form pierced openings at the waist and top, the stone of an even white... [Lire la suite]