14 avril 2019

A superb white jade 'crane' brush washer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3406. A superb white jade 'crane' brush washer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13.7 cm.,  5 3/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 775,000  HKD (99,828 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well hollowed to form a coup, the recumbent bird with wings folded on either side and clawed legs tucked underneath the body, its long neck curled backwards with head rested atop, carved with rounded eyes, a long pointed beak and an oval stippled crown, its body... [Lire la suite]

14 avril 2019

A white jade shield-form pendant, Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-25)

Lot 3407. A white jade shield-form pendant, Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-25); 7.1 by 4 by 0.5 cm, 2  3/4  by 1  5/8  by  1/4  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD (128,810 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly worked after the ancient archer's ring, the pendant rendered with a shield surrounded by openwork stylised intertwining scrolls, including one with tapering end flaring outwards, the shield centred with an aperture, one side... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2019

A pair of white jade 'quail' boxes and covers, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3402. A pair of white jade 'quail' boxes and covers, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). 8.2 cm, 3 1/2  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD (128,810 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of mirror image, each depicted recumbent with legs tucked underneath its plump body, the head turned gently to one side, with round eyes and a short beak, the plumage finely worked in detail. Provenance: JRalph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 2003. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

A rare white jade vajra, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

 Lot 3720. A rare white jade vajra, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 8 cm, 3 1/8  in.. Estimate 150,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (136,861 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the centre well worked in the form of three rounded ribs interrupted with two constricted bands detailed with angular bands, each end of the vajra with four curved prongs surrounding a central angular shaft, each prong further detailed with scrollwork, the stone of an even white colour with faint russet inclusions. ... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2019

A white jade archaistic figure of a goose, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3624. A white jade archaistic figure of a goose, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,750,000 HKD (161,013 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's depicted with its webbed feet tucked beneath its body, the crested head turned back and grasping in its beak a scrolling stem bearing lotus blooms and trailing around its neck, the substantial body with wings on either side and defined with archaistic plumage formed with zoomorphic... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

An exceptional, large and rare white jade archaistic cylindrical ewer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3621. An exceptional, large and rare white jade archaistic cylindrical ewer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 18.7 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,750,000 HKD (483,038   USD). Courtesy Sotheby's the substantial boulder well hollowed into a thick-walled cylindrical vessel resting on four ruyi-shaped feet, rising to a gently everted rim, the straight sides set with a handle carved in openwork with a clambering chilong, its... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2019

A small white jade 'Hare' pendant, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 222. A small white jade 'Hare' pendant, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 1 3/8  in., 3.5 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 57,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. laying recumbent with its legs tucked into its plump sides and its head nestled between the shoulders, the ears resting atop the back, the rounded contours of the legs, face, and tail naturalistically rendered, the eyelids, whiskers, and fringes of fur finely incised, pierced through the back with four additional... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A white jade belt plaque, Tang dynasty or later

Lot 117. A white jade belt plaque, Tang dynasty or later. Width 1 7/8  in., 4.7 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 137,500 USD. © Sotheby's. carved in relief to one side with a musician, possibly of Central Asian origin, seated on an oval mat playing a pipa, the figure enclosed within an undulating frame, the other side possibly later-carved with a sinewy coiled dragon encircling a floret amidst clouds extending over the top edge of the plaque,... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A fine and rare white jade bowl, Qianlong incised four character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 527. A fine and rare white jade bowl, Qianlong incised four character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 5in (12.8cm) diam. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 27,000 - 44,000). Sold for US$ 37,575 (€ 33,108) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Superbly carved with deep rounded sides rising from the flat well to a gently everted rim, the neatly-cut short, straight foot ring enclosing the four-character kaishu script reign mark on the flat foot, the lustrous, translucent stone of white tone... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

A finely carved white jade beaker vase group, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 649. A finely carved white jade beaker vase group, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 96,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened lobed gu beaker of quatrefoil section, the central bulb carved with taotie masks between keyfret blades at the lobed pedestal foot and trumpet neck, set upon pierced rockwork bearing flower sprays, with a pair of attendant laughing boys bearing a dog and a bird, and swirling... [Lire la suite]