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]