29 novembre 2022

A miniature white jade figure of a phoenix, Ming dynasty

Lot 132. A miniature white jade figure of a phoenix, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 3.1 cm. Lot sold: 75,600 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 depicted in flight with its head held high and wings outstretched, its plumage well detailed and finely carved, the translucent stone of an even celadon-tinged white tone with russet inclusions. Provenance: Chung Wah Pui, Hong Kong, 6th July 1993. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the... [Lire la suite]

29 novembre 2022

A reticulated white jade 'dragon' plaque, Ming dynasty

Lot 127. A reticulated white jade 'dragon' plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 5.8 by 7 cm. Lot sold: 94,500 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the rectangular plaque rendered with cusped corners, reticulated with a four-clawed dragon shown in frontal view, clutching a pearl and writhing against a ground of scrolling tendrils issuing lingzhi, its body detailed with cross-hatching. Provenance: Pin Chen Tang, Hong Kong, 18th February 1993. Literature: Jessica... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2022

A finely carved and rare lapis lazuli figure of Amitabha Buddha on a white jade lotus stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3506. A finely carved and rare lapis lazuli figure of Amitabha Buddha on a white jade lotus stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); overall h. 20.8 cm. Lot sold: 1,890,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 carved seated in dhyanasana with the hands in dhyana mudra and supporting an alms bowl, dressed in ample robes with voluminous sleeves and naturalistic folds, the serene meditative face beneath tightly curled hair, the stone of a... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2022

A rare documented imperial gilt bronze-decorated white jade candlestick, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3503. A rare documented imperial gilt bronze-decorated white jade candlestick, Seal mark and period of Qianlong, Recorded to have been commissioned in 1739 and completed in 1740; h. 23 cm. Lot sold: 10,055,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base skilfully worked from an even white stone and rendered in the form of a ferocious mythical beast with a bifurcated tail, its back surmounted by a gilt-bronze column cast with swirling clouds and a six-petalled... [Lire la suite]
03 novembre 2022

A white jade 'phoenix' circular plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th century

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 108. A white jade 'phoenix' circular plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 5.2 cm. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD (Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the flat plaque with a slightly convex principal side, rendered with a phoenix curled up in a roundel, its body with finely incised plumage, the other side detailed with a smaller bird shown in profile, the smoothly polished stone of even white colour with a... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2022

A finely carved white jade 'tribute bearers' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3624. A white jade 'dragon' alms bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), later inscribed Qianlong nian zhi mark; h. 13.5 cm. Lot sold 2,646,000 HKD (Estimate : 2,000,000 - 4,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the De An Tang Collection. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd December 1976, lot 731. Christie's Hong Kong, 29th April 2002, lot 557. Literature: Sotheby's Hong Kong – Twenty Years: 1973-1993, Hong Kong, 1993, pl. 512. ... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2022

A white jade 'dragon' alms bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3624. A white jade 'dragon' alms bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 16.3 cm. Lot sold 3,150,000 HKD (Estimate : 2,500,000 - 5,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the De An Tang Collection. Provenance: Christie's London, 7th June 1993, lot 152. Christie's Hong Kong, 30th April 2000, lot 602. Exhibited: A Romance with Jade: From the De An Tang Collection, Yongshougong, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, cat. no. 5. Note: This bowl is notable for the rich... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2022

A white jade barbed vase, Gu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3621. A white jade barbed vase, Gu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 22 cm. Lot sold 882,000 HKD (Estimate : 1,000,000 - 1,200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the De An Tang Collection. Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 29th April 1996, lot 698. Exhibited: A Romance with Jade: From the De An Tang Collection, Yongshougong, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, cat. no. 126. Note: Deceptively simple in its refined form and design, the present vase displays the technical... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2022

A superb white jade 'pine' flower receptacle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

 Lot 3619. A superb white jade 'pine' flower receptacle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 15.4 cm. Lot sold 2,520,000 HKD (Estimate : 2,500,000 - 4,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the De An Tang Collection. Exhibited: A Romance with Jade: From the De An Tang Collection, Yongshougong, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, cat. no. 9. Note: Carved from a lustrous white jade stone with attractive russet highlights, the present flower receptacle is... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2022

A finely carved white jade box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3616. A finely carved white jade box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 15.5 cm. Lot sold 1,890,000 HKD (Estimate : 2,000,000 - 4,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the De An Tang Collection. Exhibited: A Romance with Jade: From the De An Tang Collection, Yongshougong, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, cat. no. 108. Note: This charming box is exquisitely carved with a long-tailed bird among swaying millet sprays and lingzhi sprigs. The... [Lire la suite]