26 juin 2009

A collection of jade and nephrite, Qing Dynasty

A white jade covered censer. Late Qing Dynasty Thinly sectioned and intricately reticulated with a classic lotus flower and leaf scroll design surrounding the finial and curving walls of the domical cover, repeating to the wide rim flange of the censer raised on four short cabriole legs, the two principal and two subsidiary handles suspending loose rings shaped as flowering peony branches, the polished matrix displaying a faint celadon tinge marked with icy white veins, natural fissure lines and faint russet patches. 91/4in... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2009

A collection of white jade, 18th century

A fine white jade covered vase. 18th Century Of flattened hu form with an angular profile, carved in high relief with a wide taotie mask band extending between two bands of upright flower petals that also appear on the tall cover while opposing chilong crawl around the curving shoulder; the off-white matrix displaying a subdued polish, abundant icy white veins and some natural fissure lines. 8 1/2in (24.5cm) high. Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000 A fine white jade peach, pomegranate and citron group. 18th Century ... [Lire la suite]