10 août 2019

A magnificent and very rare white jade peach-form brush washer, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1111. A magnificent and very rare white jade peach-form brush washer, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) across. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 902,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Carved in the form of a large peach borne on a thick gnarled branch bearing clusters of leaves enveloping the sides of the vessel, with a large bat on one end carved atop a cluster of lingzhi, and another smaller bat on the opposite side suspending a beribboned wan emblem from its mouth,... [Lire la suite]

07 août 2019

A rare white jade openwork 'Dragon' finial, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3241. A rare white jade openwork 'Dragon' finial, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 25,000 - HKD 30,000. Price Realized HKD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  Finely carved and pierced in openwork with a writhing dragon emerging from scrolling lotus foliage and flowers, the oval base drilled for attachment, the stone of an even tone with some minor inclusions. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 December 2010, Hong Kong
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05 août 2019

A white jade archaistic cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 1232. A white jade archaistic cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 5¾ in. (13.4 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The rounded sides are raised on a short foot with beaded edge and slightly convex bottom, and are well carved with a band of S-scroll pattern between rope-twist borders above a petal band and below a key-fret border at the rim, all interrupted by the pair of scroll handles carved on the flat tops with... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2019

A white jade peach-form brush washer, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century

Lot 1221. A white jade peach-form brush washer, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century; 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The washer is finely carved as a hollowed peach borne on a leafy, flowering branch that forms an openwork handle at one end where a parrot is perched beside two peaches, a flower borne on the underside forms the foot. The semi-translucent stone is softly polished. Note: Compare two similar... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A white jade incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3746. A white jade incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); height 15.3 cm., 6 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. © Sotheby's of rectangular section, the slightly tapered body supported on four cabriole mythical beast mask legs, flanked on the sides with a pair of taotie mask handles suspending a loose ring, the other sides centred with a larger taotie mask, the rectangular domed cover reticulated on... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A rare white jade 'Fish' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3744. A rare white jade 'Fish' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11.5 cm., 4 1/2  in. Estimate 100,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD. © Sotheby's of quatrelobed form, the white stone worked with straight tapering sides rising from a countersunk base to a straight-cut rim, the interior decorated in high-relief with two fish, one larger than the other, their fins and tails finely rendered with incisions, the boys depicted clambering on the exterior of the vessel,... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2019

An extremely rare white jade pedestalled dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3662. An extremely rare white jade pedestalled dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 23.5 cm., 9 1/4  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD. © Sotheby's the translucent white stone carved with shallow rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a flared rim, all supported on a domed base well carved in openwork bats soaring amidst clouds between beaded borders, the inner rim engraved and filled in with gilt with a stylised fret... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2019

A white jade 'dragon' belt buckle, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3658. A white jade 'dragon' belt buckle, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 12.5 cm., 4 7/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD. © Sotheby's boldly worked in openwork with a pair of chilong clambering sinuously through leafy scrolls, one half of the buckle terminating in a dragon-head hook, the other with an accommodating rectangular aperture, the underside of each with a raised circular panel, the stone of an even pale celadon white... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2019

A white jade crane group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3657. A white jade crane group, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6.5 cm., 2 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD. © Sotheby's finely carved in the form of a crane with its head turned towards its back, rendered conjoined with a smaller crane by its side, the larger crane depicted with a gnarled sprig of fruiting peaches in its beak, the smaller one with a long lingzhi stem, both birds with their legs tucked neatly beneath their... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2019

A white jade figure of a boy, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3655. A white jade figure of a boy, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); with stand 9.8 cm., 3 7/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD. © Sotheby's carved in the round as a standing boy dressed in loose robes with his right hand raised, the stone of an even celadon-white colour, wood stand. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th April 1993, lot 618. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, Hong Kong, 07 april 2015