23 août 2019

Shang dynasty Jade from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift at Sotheby's NY, 10 september 2019

Lot 122. A beige jade ceremonial blade, ge, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE). Length 5 1/2  in., 14 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the flat shaft with beveled edges tapering to a curved point at one end, the opposite end indented at each side for attachment to a handle, pierced with an aperture, the stone a creamy beige color with wavy veins of translucent pale celadon. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, 24th May 1983.Collection of Florence (1920-2018)... [Lire la suite]

26 mai 2019

A rare yellow and russet jade carving of a bird, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 149. A rare yellow and russet jade carving of a bird, Song Dynasty (960-1279); 5cm (2in) long. Estimate £16,000 - 20,000. Sold for £ 20,062 (€ 22,716). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Well carved from a stone of yellow and russet tone, the mythical bird with pointed beak and incised feathers to the wings and tail, its head gently swayed to its right with legs tucked underneath the body. Note: This type of bird carving exhibits an archaic-revival style and was likely inspired by jade carvings of the Han... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2019

A yellow and russet jade bangle, Shang Dynasty or later

Lot 1. A yellow and russet jade bangle, Shang Dynasty or later; 8.8cm (3.1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 2,300 - 3,500). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Of waisted cylindrical form, the stone with russet, brown and creamy inclusions, fitted box.  Provenance: An Asian private collection, acquired in 1948. Bonhams. Asian Art, London, 13 May 2019 - 14 May 2019
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14 avril 2019

A yellow and russet jade figure, Song dynasty or earlier

 Lot 3415. A yellow and russet jade figure, Song dynasty or earlier; 6.2 cm, 2 3/8  in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (96,608 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. worked in the round as a figure standing on his left leg with the right tucked behind and hands clasped together before him, the shoulder surmounted with a rudimentary outline of a bird, the figure portrayed dressed in a long robe with a belt secured around his waist, the stone of a pale celadon colour with... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2019

An extremely rare yellow and russet jade figure of a mythical beast, Six Dynasties (220-589)

  Lot 3405. An extremely rare yellow and russet jade figure of a mythical beast, Six Dynasties (220-589); 7.5 cm, 3 in. Estimate 2,200,000 — 2,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,250,000 HKD (289,823 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly and powerfully worked as a snarling lion or chimera crouching with the body slightly turned to the left, the mythical beast rendered ferocious with the head held high above the protruding chest marked with a series of horizontal folds, the... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2019

An exceptionally rare yellow and russet jade figure of a mythical toad, Six Dynasties (220-589)

Lot 106. An exceptionally rare yellow and russet jade figure of a mythical toad, Six Dynasties (220-589); Height 1 7/8  in., 4.7 cm. Estimate 200,000 - 300,000 USD. Lot Sold 620,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. masterfully carved in the round, the mythical creature kneeling, its fingers clasped at the chest above the rounded belly, the face with a snout nose framed by bulging eyes beneath heavy lids, all above the wide lipped mouth open in a grimace and with long whiskers on... [Lire la suite]

19 février 2019

Dr. Peter M. Greiner (1940-2013) Collection of Chinese Jade sold at Christie's New York, 18 - 19 September 2014

  Lot 774. A finely carved white and russet jade archaistic plaque, 18th century; 3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The plaque is finely carved in openwork on the convex top, which retains areas of russet skin in the white stone, with two chilong confronting each other as they crawl amidst scrolling stems of lingzhi above a plaque on the underside that is carved in the shape of a sword guard... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2017

A yellow and russet jade disc (bi), Neolithic period, 3rd-2nd millennium B.C.

Lot 66. A yellow and russet jade disc (bi), Neolithic period, 3rd-2nd millennium B.C. Diameter 4 3/4  in., 12 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,875 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the circular disc with flat sides, pierced with a central aperture, of a softly polished stone slightly irregular in thickness and mottled with olive-green, ochre, yellow, and russet tones with feathery veining, with a patch of opaque dark brown to the edge. Provenance: Collection of Roman Vishniac... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2017

A carved yellow and russet jade snuff bottle, Master of the Rocks school, 1740-1860

Lot 343. A carved yellow and russet jade snuff bottle, Master of the Rocks school, 1740-1860. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is carved in relief on both sides with confronting archaistic dragons centered on a pearl, and on the narrow sides in relief with a singlechilong. The surface of the bottle is of mottled dark and medium opaque russet color with an area of greyish-olive color visible on the narrow sides. 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high, glass stopper ... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2016

A superbly carved yellow and russet jade 'three rams' waterpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3004. A superbly carved yellow and russet jade 'three rams' waterpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 (451,567 - 677,350 EUR). Lot Sold 4,880,000 HKD (550,911 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the attractive stone of a warm yellow colour accentuated with attractive russet inclusions, boldly worked in the form of  a central vessel with a compressed globular body surmounted by a short waisted neck, the exterior... [Lire la suite]