24 juillet 2010

Jade hand-axe. China, Neolithic period, c. 3000 BC

Jade hand-axe. China, Neolithic period, c. 3000 BC. photo Ben Janssens Oriental Art A small jade hand-axe of pebble form. The smoothly rounded stone is carved with a sharp edge to the bottom. The semi-translucent stone is of yellowish green tone with some russet marking to the top. Height : 13.00 cm. Price on application This small hand-axe represents a tool in its most rudimentary form. The stone is smoothly polished through usage and the pebble-like form fits the hand most comfortably. Although the lack of ornamentation makes... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2010

Chinese jade @ THROCKMORTON FINE ART

Bi disc, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture, 3400-2200 BCE Green/yellow jade. Diameter: 17 in. - Price on application Zhulong “Pig Dragon”, Neolithic Period, Hongshan Culture, 3500-2250 BCE Green/white jade. H: 4 ¼ in. - Price on application Tiger, Tang Dynasty, 618-907 CE Brown/green jade. W: 4 ¾ in.  - Price on application Eagle with spread wings, Neolithic Period, Hongshan Culture, 3500-2250 BCE White jade. H: 3 ½ in. W: 4 in. - Price on application Arc-shaped fish pendant, Western... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2009

A painted pottery bowl. Neolithic Yangshao, Majiayao

A painted pottery bowl. Neolithic Yangshao, Majiayao Carefully formed with a rolled rim, waisted neck and in-curving walls, the interior painted with figural reserves surrounding a central spiral roundel and the exterior walls applied with flange handles set within a painted band of linear decoration. 16 1/2in (42cm) wide - Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2009

A painted pottery jar. Neolithic Period, Majiayao Culture (Machang)

A painted pottery jar. Neolithic Period, Majiayao Culture (Machang) Thinly formed with a waisted neck and body of inverted pear form, painted at the shoulder with a wide band of opposing anthropomorphic figures separated by checkerboard roundels, all above a pair of loop handles applied to the lower body (chips). 10in (25.5cm) high - Estimate: $600 - 800 Footnote: Provenance: purchased at Butterfield & Butterfield, March 15, 1988 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2009

A painted pottery storage jar. Neolithic Period, Banshan Style

A  painted pottery storage jar. Neolithic Period, Banshan Style Presented with a short trumpet neck and a pair of flattened loop handles just below its wide, curving shoulders, the body sharply tapering inward above a flat base, the upper surfaces painted in black and red pigments with chevron patterns and circles, some filled with crossing lines (pigment embellished). 16 1/2in (42cm) high - Estimate: $800 - 1,200 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom... [Lire la suite]
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