14 September 2009
TWO JADE RIBBED COURT HEADDRESSES
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
Both carved with arched ribs above a plain band, the ends carved as if coiled above small holes for the insertion of a hair pin, the smaller of grey-green color with some opaque buff alteration, with fine polish, and with part of a hair pin; the larger and taller of whitish jade carved in high relief with more prominent ribs
2 1/8 and 2 3/8 in. (5.4 and 6 cm.) long, box (2)
First: Desmond Gure Collection, 1968.
Second: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
First: Arte Cinese, Venice 1954, no. 216.
Christie’s specialists showcase their favourite pieces from the Hong Kong Spring Auctions, 25-30 May 2018
The New York City-based interior designer selects his favourite pieces from the Rockefeller Collection
As well as keeping the bed cool, ancient Chinese ceramic pillows made for auspicious gifts and warded off evil spirits
As Chinese Ceramics specialist Joan Ho explains, when it comes to porcelain, not all blues are the same
Ahead of an online sale that honours their close bond, Meredith Etherington-Smith traces the roots of a 40-year collaboration
Francis Bacon's poignant celebration of George Dyer, the artist's most important subject, will star in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 17 May