1032, Finely carved pale greenish-white jade 'Champion Vase' and cover, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795, 8 1/4 inches high
September 13, 2012 auction at Sotheby's New York of Fine Chinese
Ceramics and Works of Art is highlighted by a fabulous Qianlong Period
jade "Champion Vase," a tall Qing Period Archaistic jade rhyton,
a green jade Qianlong Period brush pot,a rare Junyao hexagonal flower pot.
1032 is a fabulously carved pale greenish-white jade "Champion
Vase" and cover from the Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. The vessel joins
two cylinders with a phoenix standing on the head of a winged mythical
beast. The catalogue said that the object may also have been a
"nuptial" cup. It is 8 1/4 inches high. There are similar
objects in white jade at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and
the Palace Museum in Beijing. The lot has a modest estimate
of $50,000 to $70,000. It sold for $458,500 including the buyer's premium as do all results mentioned in this article.
Lot 1088, tall pale greenish-white jade Archaistic rhyton, Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911), 8 1/8 inches high
1088 is an exquisite pale greenish-white jade Archaistic rhyton from
the Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911. It is 8 1/8 inches high. The
catalogue notes that "an inquisitive chilong climbs to the rim where it
peers over the edge. The work was in the collection of Habib
Sabet. It has an estimate of $70,000 to $100,000. It sold for $170,500.
Lot 1002, rare yellowish-jade finial/insignia, Late Neolithic Period/Early Bronze Age, circa 2000-1700 B.C., 2 3/4 inches long
most wondrous and marvelous work in the auction is Lot 1002, a rare
yellowish-jade finial/insignia from the Late Neolithic Period/Early
Bronze Age,circa 2000-1700 B.C. It is 2 3/4 inches long. It
is property of a private foundation and previously was in the Arthur M.
Sackler Collection in New York and with J. T. Tai & Co., Inc., in
New York. It has a modest estimate of $20,000 to $30,000. It sold for $50,000.
Lot 1031, Embellished greenish-white jade deer group, 18th Century, 3 3/4 inches long
1031 is an exquisite greenish-white jade object of a recumbent stag and
does side by side with the stag grasping a leafy stem of lingzhi
inlaid with rubies in its jaw and the doe grasping a green jade leafy
stem. Their eyes are inset with lapis lazuli and there is a lapis
lazuli bat applied to one side. The underside is concave.
The piece was belongerd to Heber Reginald Bishop (1840-1902).
It is 3 3/4 inches long. It has a modest estimate of
$20,000 to $30,000. It sold for $110,500.
Lot 1035, brush pot, green jade, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795, 6 7/8 inches high
1035 is a "superb" green jade brush pot, bitong, from the Qianlong
Period, 1736-1795). It is 6 7/8 inches high and is the cover
illustration of the catalogue. It has an estimate of $600,000 to
$800,000. It sold for $482,500.
1158, two views of a famille rose molded porcelain snuff bottle,
Imperial, Jingdezhen Kilns, Jiaqing four-character seal mark in iron
red and of the period , 1796-1820, 2 1/2 inches high
1148 is a very fine famille rose molded porcelain snuff bottle from the
Imperial Jingdezhen Kilns with a Jiaqing four-character seal mark
in iron red and of the period, 1796-1820. It is 2 1/2
inches high. It depiucts a group of foreigners on a ship
approaching a shore where another group awaits them. It has
an estimate of $6,000 to $8,000. It sold for $10,625.
1183, celadon-glazed pomegranite vase, Qianlong seal mark in
underglaze blue and of the period, 1736-1975, 4 1/8 inches high
1183 is a nice celadon-glazed base in the form of a pomegranite with a
Qianlong seal mark and of the period, 1736-1975. It ius 4 1/8
inches high. It has an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000. It sold for $146,500.
Lot 1165, Junyao hexagonal flower pot, Yuan/Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century, 8 7/8 inches high
1165 is a very rare Junyao hexagonal flower pot from the Yuan/Early
Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. The base has six drainage holes.
The work is inscribed with the number 8. One in the Percival
David Foundation is numberd 10. This work is 8 7/8 inches
high and has an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000. It sold for $50,000.