21 novembre 2010

A grey-white jade openwork plaque. Ming Dynasty

A grey-white jade openwork plaque. Ming Dynasty © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Intricately carved with a writhing dragon flanked by a bat and a bird in flight amidst a dense foliate scroll with lotus blossoms, the stone of grey-white tone, wood stand. 14.3cm (5⅝in) wide (2). Sold for £6,600Provenance: an English private collectionCompare related jade openwork belt plaques carved with dragon design, attributed to the Ming Dynasty, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Jadeware (II), Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2010

A rare grey-white jade openwork 'dragon' plaque. Yuan-Ming Dynasty

A rare grey-white jade openwork 'dragon' plaque. Yuan-Ming Dynasty © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The oval plaque finely carved with a writhing dragon amidst foliage, carved in profile looking towards the left, its mouth agape, the body with cross-hatched scales, the stone of grey-white tone, all set within a white-metal buckle. 8.7cm (3⅜in) wide. Sold for £3,000 Footnote: Compare a similarly carved dragon, but without upper body scales, attributed to the Song Dynasty, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2010

A grey-white jade 'egrets amidst lotus' finial, Jin-Yuan Dynasty

A grey-white jade 'egrets amidst lotus' finial, Jin-Yuan Dynasty © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Well carved in openwork with four egrets amidst intertwined leafy lotus tendrils bearing pods and blossoms, the stone of grey-white tone with minor inclusions, the base pierced for attachment. 6cm (2⅜in) high. Sold for £9,840 Provenance: an English private collection.Compare a related jade 'egrets' openwork finial, attributed to the Liao or Jin Dynasty, from the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of... [Lire la suite]