22 juillet 2021

A white jade reticulated 'lotus and egrets' finial, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 2110. A white jade reticulated 'lotus and egrets' finial, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 5.8 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD. Lot sold: 81,900 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 1st-2nd October 1991, lot 1349. Sotheby's. Eclectic, Hong Kong, 14 July 2021

14 juillet 2021

Two white jade from the collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 14 July 2021

Lot 2023. A white jade archaistic incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); l. 14 cm. Estimate: 500,000 - 700,000 HKD. Lot sold: 630,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular section, the straight sides with tubular corners rising on four round feet, flanked by a pair of animal mask loop handles suspending loose rings, the exterior worked in low relief with abstract archaistic dragon scrolls between cicada lappets and chevron bands, the domed cover of corresponding shape... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2021

A white jade 'snake' pendant, Song dynasty or earlier

Lot 3176. A white jade 'snake' pendant, Song dynasty or earlier; 1 3⁄4 in. (3.4 cm.) diam.. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Provenance: Susan Chen, Hong Kong, 1990s. Christie's. Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 27 May - 11 June 2021
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05 juillet 2021

A white jade 'chilong' vase,17th century or later

Lot 5010. A white jade 'chilong' vase,17th century or later; h. 12 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 69,300 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
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27 juin 2021

Top Seven Jade sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 27 may - 11 june 2021

Lot 3204. A pale celadon jade gu-form vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 71⁄2 in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Provenance: Sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29 April 1997, lot 783A Hong Kong private collection formed in the late 1970s to early 1990s. Lot 3203. A white jade censer and cover, Republic period; 81⁄4 in. (21 cm.) across the handles, stand, box. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2021

A white jade 'bird' pendant, Late Shang – Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 43. A white jade 'bird' pendant, Late Shang–Western Zhou dynasty; 5.6 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 120,000 HKD. Lot sold: 441,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted with a sharp beak and large bulging eyes, the body rendered with an elongated tail. Property from the Kuan Yi Ju Collection. Provenance: Acquired in Beijing, April 1943, from Huang Jun (Huang Bochuan, 1880-1952), owner of Zunguzhai (according to Max Loehr's notes). Collection of Prof. Max Loehr (1903-1988). J.J.... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2021

Sotheby's to offer three supremely important Ming and Qing Imperial seals

HONG KONG.- This April, Sotheby’s will bring to auction three of the most important Chinese seals ever to come to the market. Each one a priceless record of imperial Chinese history in its own right, together these three seals rank among the most important historical objects – of any period or geographic region – ever to appear at auction. Originally the preserve purely of the Emperors of China, imperial seals were used as a singular stamp of authority – akin to that of a signature – each one carved with language... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2021

A large white jade figure of a recumbent stag, 17th-18th century

Lot 652. A large white jade figure of a recumbent stag, 17th-18th century; 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) long. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 350,000. © Christie's 2021  The stag is shown with head raised and ears flat against the head below the backswept antlers that flank the knobby backbone. The stone of very pale greenish-white color has some opaque white markings and a spot of added russet color on the chest. Provenance: C. T. Loo & Co., New York, 18... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2021

A large archaistic white jade sword or dagger guard, Western Han Dynasty or later

Lot 417. A large archaistic white jade sword or dagger guard, Western Han Dynasty or later; 3 1/2in (8.8cm) across. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 1,800. Sold for US$ 2,805 (€ 2,307). Courtesy Bonhams. Of trapzoidal outline, one side carved with a large taotie within a beaded edge, the other side with two coiling chilong amidst cloud-form scrolling. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Note: For a Western Han prototype with similar decoration to one side, see Jades from the Tomb of the King... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2021

A white jade cicada carving, Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD)

Lot 415. A white jade cicada carving, Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD); 2 1/4in (5.6 cm) long. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 1,800. Sold for US$ 2,040 (€ 1,677). Courtesy Bonhams. Of flattened form, cut with sweeping strokes to form the winged insect, with simply delineated head and eyes, the underside with further horizontal strokes to highlight the lower abdomen and with traces of calcification. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Note: For a similar white jade cicada see, J.J.Lally &... [Lire la suite]
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