15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A JADE APPLIQUE IN THE FORM OF A CRESTED BIRD, LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU (1600-771BC)
the stone of light green tone altered to brownish-white, with remains of cinnabar to surface, with sharp beak and long tail, incised eye detailing, drill holes to the chest and beak; a further dark celadon jade bird formed applique with slight remains of cinnabar, incised wing detailing, drill holes to breast and tip of tail feathers, Shang/Western Zhou (1600-771BC); a pale celadon jade applique of a bird inflight, of almost circular form, incised detailing, drill hole to centre of the carving and through tip of beak, Shang/Western Zhou (1600-771BC); and a hardstone carving of a tiger pendant, of pale green tone, modelled in the round with defined legs and long tail, drill hole to jaw, Shang (1600-1100BC) -- the first, 2½in. (6.5cm.) wide. (4)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. A75, A76, A80, A92, p.55-56, 60.
Japanese artist Takuji Hamanaka explains why he adopted a centuries-old technique to create contemporary prints
A closer look at a Japanese articulated dragon, created by the famous Myochin family of samurai armourers — offered in ou..
Christie’s Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on two decades of living and working in Hong Kong — and why Ch..
Chinese ceramics and works of art specialist Vicki Paloympis offers tips on how to start a collection