14 mai 2010

Once in a Lifetime Jade Collection Sells for £2.3M at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale Which Totalled £6.6M in London

A breathtaking collection of jades sold as part of Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale on May 13 in New Bond Street achieved astronomic prices in a frenzy of bidding. The 35 jades made £2.3m in a sale total of £6.6m with 94% by value. Colin Sheaf, International Head of Asian Art at Bonhams, and the sale's auctioneer, said after the sale: "It is very unusual to have such a large jade collection of the highest quality all at one time for sale. These are pieces which are comparable or identical to pieces that are housed in the Palace... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2010

A rare large grey and brown jade 'duck' brushwasher, 17th-18th century

A rare large grey and brown jade 'duck' brushwasher, 17th-18th century. photo Bonhams The unusual waterpot carved as a duck standing on its webbed feet, with its head turned towards the left holding a millet sprig in its beak, with the wings spread over the body around the oval opening, the stone of grey-green tone with brown inclusions with the upper section and wings turning into dark brown. 16.6cm (6½in) wide. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000, HK$ 47,000 - 71,000 Footnote: The superb craftsmanship of the carver is demonstrated in... [Lire la suite]
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