25 juillet 2009

18th century chinese jade and nephrite @ Bonhams

A white jade carving of a duck. 18th Century Standing at momentary rest and turning its head backward as it grasps in its beak a deeply undercut millet branch, the heads of grain and feathers all delicately line-incised for detail and the bird's body still retaining some of the curving contours of the original boulder, the celadon-tinged matrix also displaying some icy white inclusions, natural fissure lines and faint russet patches. 4 3/4in (12cm) long. Estimate: $12,000 - 15,000 An unusual white jade covered vase with... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2009

A 'spinach' jade cricket cage and cover and a marriage bowl, Qianlong

A 'spinach' jade cricket cage and cover. Qianlong Mark The cover of rectangular section with cusped corners and deeply undercut panels of figures in a verdant landscape setting that rests upon a low, footed base finished with a raised collar at the top, the underside bearing a four-character mark in seal script. 8 1/2in (21cm) long. Estimate: $12,000 - 15,000 A fine 'spinach' jade marriage bowl. Qianlong Its low, curving well centered with a raised peony flower head, the flower... [Lire la suite]