27 février 2023

Ming dynasty Jade from the Victor Shaw Collection to be sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 22 February 2023

Lot 3002. A celadon and russet jade 'boy and buffalo' group, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 8.5 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD). © 2023 Sotheby's. The Victor Shaw Collection of Chinese Jades. Exhibited: James C.Y. Watt, Chinese Jades from Han to Ch’ing, Asia House Gallery, New York, 1980, cat. no. 47. Lot 3011. A reticulated white and russet jade 'dragon' plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10.2 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © 2023 Sotheby's. ... [Lire la suite]

10 janvier 2023

Ming dynasty jades sold at Sotheby's, Monochrome, London, 2 November 2022

Lot 255. A grey and black jade 'dragon' plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); Length 11.4 cm, 4½ in. Lot sold: 5,040 GBP (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Lot 256. A set of eighteen white jade 'dragon' belt plaques, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); Width of the largest 5.6 cm, 2¼ in. Lot sold: 37,800 GBP (Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. During the Ming dynasty, only officials of the first rank were entitled to wear belts... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2022

A white jade ring, Possibly Neolithic period, circa 3500-3000 BC

Lot 147. A white jade ring, Possibly Neolithic period, circa 3500-3000 BC. Width 4 cm, 1⅝ in. Lot sold: 52,920 GBP (Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Provenance: Galaxie Art & Gift Co., Hong Kong, 10th October 1988. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 1:6. Sotheby's. HOTUNG | 何東 The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung | Part II: Day. London, 8 December 2022
15 décembre 2022

A fine and rare imperial white jade archaistic 'phoenix' vessel, gong, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 118. A fine and rare imperial white jade archaistic 'phoenix' vessel, gong, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 20.2cm (8in) high. (2). Sold for HKD 2,775,000 (Est: HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 In imitation of an archaistic bronze gong, finely carved with stylised phoenix panels on both sides, standing on a slightly splayed foot, carved below the lipped rim with a phoenix head suspending a loose ring, the faceted handle well carved with a... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2022

A pair of small white jade 'mythical beasts' rectangular table screens, 19th century

Lot 59. A pair of small white jade 'mythical beasts' rectangular table screens, 19th century. Each 10.7cm (4 1/4in) wide; 13cm (5 1/8in) high. (3). Sold for HKD 95,625 (Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Intricately carved in relief on stone of even white tone, one plaque with four mythical beasts, set in a landscape with rocks, wutong tree and lingzhi fungus; the other plaque with five other mythical beasts, set in a landscape with raging waves,... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2022

A small white jade carving of a horse, 18th-19th century

Lot 58. A small white jade carving of a horse, 18th-19th century; 5.3cm (2 1/8in) wide. Sold for HKD 95,625 (Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Skilfully worked as a recumbent horse with its front legs gently bent and its head turned over its back, the body rendered with taut haunches terminating in a long tail swept to its right, the narrow and long head detailed with a pair of wide and alert eyes, below its finely incised bifurcated mane, the stone of an even pale celadon-tinged... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2022

An exquisite pair of white jade cups and stands, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 33. An exquisite pair of white jade cups and stands, Qianlong period (1736-1795).Each cup: 8.5cm (3 3/8in) diam. (2); stand: 12.3cm (4 7/8in) diam. (2). (7). Sold for HKD 2,019,000 (Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Each cup of deep bell shape raised on a ring foot that sits within the circular platform centering the stand formed by eight flared petal-shaped lobes, all on a flower-shaped footrim, the finely polished semi-translucent stone of pure white tone, one... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2022

A white jade 'dragon and mask' plaque, Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC)

Lot 180. A white jade 'dragon and mask' plaque, Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC); 8.5 cm. Lot sold: 352,800 HKD (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the rectangular plaque finely carved on both sides with double-line incisions and bevelled cuts with two confronted dragons, intertwining with two smaller dragons with striated bands weaving between the bodies, the outer edges of the plaque notched and enhanced with mask patterns with bulging eyes. ... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2022

A white jade miniature figure of a standing man, Wengzhong, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 179. A white jade miniature figure of a standing man, Wengzhong, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 3.9 cm. Lot sold: 201,600 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 finely rendered as a standing figure wearing a hat and long robes, his hands held in front of the chest and concealed under the loose sleeves, detailed with an incision on the reverse denoting a belt, portrayed with a stoic expression with facial features delicately picked out, horizontally... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2022

A white jade handle, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC)

Lot 174. A white jade handle, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 13.4 cm. Lot sold: 378,000 HKD (Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the upper part of the handle rendered with a small grip, one side gently convex and the other side flat, each side divided into three segments by ribbed lines, each segment incised with leaf-like motifs resembling a stylized cicada, vertically perforated in the centre. Provenance: R.H. Ellsworth Ltd, New York, 20th August 1986. ... [Lire la suite]