06 octobre 2018

An imperial white jade cup and cupstand, Mark and period of Qianlong, yuyong marks of Jiaqing and Daoguang

Lot 3338. An imperial white jade cup and cupstand, Mark and period of Qianlong, yuyong marks of Jiaqing and Daoguang; cupstand 17.3 cm, 6 3/4  in.; cup: 6.7 cm, 2 1/4  in. Estimate: 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD (191,340 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the cup with steep curving sides rising from a straight neatly trimmed footring, well carved in shallow relief around the exterior with a band of stylised foliate sprays entwined... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2018

A superb and large white jade 'Elephant and Vase' group, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3318. A superb and large white jade 'Elephant and Vase' group, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 16.6 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate: 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,120,000 HKD  (397,987 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. substantially worked with a well-hollowed figure of an elephant standing foursquare with its head turned backwards to face a standing young boy, caparisoned with a long tasselled saddle rug decorated on each side with five bats soaring above waves crashing... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

A Group of Ten Imperial Inscribed White Jade ‘Xixiehesheng’ Album Leaf, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3319. A Group of Ten Imperial Inscribed White Jade ‘Xixiehesheng’ Album Leaf, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 13.8cm W 10.3cm. Estimate HKD 200,000 - 280,000 (USD 25,524 - 35,733). Lot sold HKD 5,900,000 (USD 752,952). © Poly Auction. In total of ten rectangular plaques, each skilfully incised in regular script with an excerpt from an imperial poem Shijing Yuepu [The Music Score of The book Of Odes And Hymns], followed by Dadaili Touhupian, the reverse similarly incised with a pair of... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2018

An exceptional white jade 'Catfish' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3304. An exceptional white jade 'Catfish' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 36.8 cm, 14 1/2  in. Estimate: 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD (254,820 - 382,230 USD). Lot sold 3,000,000 HKD (382,680 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly worked with an elongated slender curved shaft leading up to an oval terminal, the terminal depicted in low relief with a ruyi-shaped border enclosing a pair of catfish flanking a central peony bloom, the end of the shaft further... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2018

A superb and finely carved white jade 'Longevity' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, late 18th century – 19th century

Lot 104. A superb and finely carved white jade 'Longevity' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, late 18th century – 19th century; 47 cm, 18 1/2  in. Estimate: 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (229,320 - 318,500 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the large ruyi-shaped terminal worked in relief with two succulent peaches borne on curved stems issuing leaves around the sides, framed above and below by a pair of flying bats, their wings outstretched embracing the large fruits, the reverse... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2018

Two masterpieces from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3 october 2018

Sir Quo-Wei Lee Sir Q.W. Lee was undoubtedly one of the most remarkable bankers, philanthropists and collectors of his generation. To be taken under his wing in all of these important areas was one of the greatest blessings of my life. Although the Lee and Lam families had had a close relationship for over seven decades, it was not until the passing of my husband, Paulo Lam Sou-Leung, that I developed a more personal relationship with Sir Q.W. and his family. Sir Q.W. encouraged me to join the Hang Seng Bank after I qualified as a... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2018

A white jade rectangular plaque, 18th-19th century

Lot 974. A white jade rectangular plaque, 18th-19th century; 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. One side is carved with a roundel of an immortal holding a bottle vase seated on an elephant, and the reverse with another roundel enclosing a four-character inscription reading taiping youxiang (may there be a peaceful reign), all below a bat with stylized openwork wings above and a stylized,... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2018

A white jade shaped rectangular plaque, 18th century

Lot 969. A white jade shaped rectangular plaque, 18th century; 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. One side is well carved with a scene of the Northern Song poet, Mi Fu, accompanied by an attendant, bowing to a tall, pierced rock, and on the reverse with a lengthy inscription referring to the scene, and a seal, zhen (treasure). The semi-translucent stone is of even white color.. Provenance: Lizzadro... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

A rare white jade openwork rectangular plaque, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 906. A rare white jade openwork rectangular plaque, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 3 11/16 in. (9.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The thick plaque is finely carved in openwork with a recumbent mythical beast with flames rising from the flanks and its head turned upwards to look at the moon, surrounded by vapor that rises from one side opposite a tree bearing three large flowers, all against a background of... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

A white jade pendant, 18th century

Lot 954. A white jade pendant, 18th century; 3 ¼ in. (8.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 237,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The shaped rectangular pendant is carved at the top with ruyi clouds, and on one side with a four-character inscription, changyi zisun (peace and prosperity for all sons and grandsons), and on the reverse with a poem preceded by yuzhi (imperially made) and the title of the poem, The semi-translucent stone... [Lire la suite]
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