16 janvier 2020

An openwork white jade dragon plaque, Early Ming Dynasty, 15th Century

An openwork white jade dragon plaque, Early Ming Dynasty, 15th Century; 3 x 2 1⁄2 inches (7.6 x 5.9 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York pierced and carved in rounded relief with a coiled five-claw dragon with arms and legs outstretched amidst fruiting leafy vine filling the rectangular panel with narrow half-round frame, the translucent stone of pale silvery-gray tone, the reverse flat. J.J. Lally & Co. 41 East 57th Street, 14th Floor, New York 10022... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2020

The Norton-Richards Collection of jades sold at Christie's New York, 19 - 20 September 2013

Ralph Hubbard and Elizabeth Caloun Norton, circa 1941. The Norton-Richards Collection of jades was acquired by Ralph H. Norton (1875-1953) and his daughter Beatrice Norton Richards (1920-2001) over a twenty-year period beginning in 1941. After he retired as president of Acme Steel in 1939, Mr. Norton moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, where he developed an interest in jade carvings. He had envisioned establishing a museum to exhibit his fine collection of Post-Impressionist and 20th century American paintings. However,... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2019

A white jade 'Guanyin' headdress ornament, China, Ming dynasty, circa 16th century

Lot 134. A white jade 'Guanyin' headdress ornament, China, Ming dynasty, circa 16th century; Hauteur: 4,5 cm. (1 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 3,000 - EUR 4,000. Price realised EUR 43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Guanyin est représenté assis en rajalilasana sur une feuille de lotus. Il est vêtu de robes souples et paré de bijoux, son visage méditatif aux yeux mi-clos est surmonté d'une tiare, socle. Note: It is rare to find jade figures of Guanyin of such small size. The presence... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2019

A Ming imperial white jade circular 'dragon' plaque, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 3092. A Ming imperial white jade circular 'dragon' plaque, Wanli period (1573-1619); 6 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,494 - USD 64,157). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The plaque is intricately carved and pierced with two dragons flanking the characters wan shou ('boundless longevity') above a flaming pearl and crashing waves. The stone is of a pale tone with some paler snowly inclusions and brown flecks. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

A large white jade figure of a phoenix, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3666. A large white jade figure of a phoenix, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 5.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD (38,199 - 63,665 USD). Lot sold.  500,000 HKD (63,665 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's the substantial boulder intricately worked in the form of a recumbent phoenix, its webbed feet tucked underneath its body and its long plumed tail curled behind, the wings folded on the side, carved with an archaistic dragon in low relief and finely incised with feathers,... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2019

Important Jade from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee II sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 08 October 2019

Lot 103. An exceptional and rare white jade zhadou, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 17.9 cm, 7 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD (254,660 - 381,990 USD). Lot sold 12,175,000 HKD (1,550,243 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's superbly worked with a tapered body rising from a short foot to a waisted neck and flared mouth-rim, the translucent stone of an even white colour with tiny russet patches to the foot, wood stand. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30th November 1980, lot 542 and cover. ... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2019

A white jade inscribed 'scholar' plaque, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 126. A white jade inscribed 'scholar' plaque, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 312,500. © Christie's ImagesLtd 2019. Property from the Quek Kiok Lee Collection. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong Kong, 9 October 2019
18 octobre 2019

A Fine and Rare Carved White Jade ‘Floral’ Censer and Cover, Mid Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3033. A Fine and Rare Carved White Jade ‘Floral’ Censer and Cover, Mid Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. H 11.5cm; H 18.7cm with stand W 17.5cm. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - 1,800,000 (USD 127,453 - 229,415). Sold price: HKD 1,770,000 (USD 225,592). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 13 September 2017, lot 18. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 7 October  2019
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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