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Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Christie's New York

Part 2

2 PM, March 22, 2012

Sale 2553

green jade mountain

Lot 1932, rare finely carved mottled green jadeite mounting, 8 5/8 inches high

By Carter B. Horsley

Part 2 of the Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction at Christie's New York March 22 and 23 is highlighted by many fine jade and jadeite works of art.

Lot 1932 is a rare finely carved mottled green jadeite mountain that is 8 5.8 inches high.  It is carved with various scenes of scholars.  It has an estimate of $300,000 to $500,000.  It failed to sell.

bluelettersvase

Lot 2112, rare molded and gilt-decorated turquoise ground vase, hu, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 15 3/8 inches high

Lot 2112, a rare molded and gilt-decorated turquoise-ground vase, hu, of the Qianlong Period (1736-1795) is the cover illustration of the auction's catalogue.  It is 15 3/8 inches high.  It has an estimate of $300,000 to $500,000.  It failed to sell.

bluegrayvase

Lot 2011, a copper-red decorated blue and white archaistic vase, Hu, Qing Hua ZenPinmark, Guangxu Period, 1875-1908, 14 inches high

Lot 2011 is a very handsome copper-red decorated blue and white archaistic vase, Hu with a Qian Hua Zhen Pin mark, Guangxu Period,1875-1908.  It is 14 inches high and has an estimate of $20,000 to $30,000.  It failed to sell.


chinese cloudy green low bowl

Lot 1811, unusual large sea-green jade bowl, 18th Century, 9 1/4 inches across

Lot 1811 is an impressive and unusual large sea-green jade bowl from the 18th Century that is 9 1/4 inches across.  The body is carved in low relief with trailing vaporous clouds that form the background to the five inquisitive chilong that crawl around the shoulder, according to the catalogue.  The lot has an estimate of $20,000 to $30,000.  It sold for $25,000.


Jade oval water vessel

Lot 1855, unusual greyish-green jade oval water vessel, Late Ming Dynasty, 17th Century, 6 inches across

Lot 1855 is a handsome and vigorous greyish-green jade oval water vessel with a dragon handle, Late Ming Dynasty, 17th Century.  It is 6 inches across.  It has an estimate of $15,000 to $20,000.  It failed to sell.




Jadeite gourd-form brush washer

Lot 1834, Greyish-green jadeite gourd-form brush washer, 9 3/4 inches long

Lot 1834 is an impressive gourd-form brush washer of greyish-green jadeite.  It is 9 1/4 inches long.  It has an estimte of $80,000 to $100,000.  It failed to sell.

Green jadeite archaistic censer and cover, fangding

Lot 1844, Mottled green jadeite archaistic censer and cover, fangding, 19th Century, 7 3/4 inches high

Lot 1844 is an impresside mottled green jadeite archaistic censer and cover,fangdign, 19th Century.  It is 7 3/4 inches high  on four legs surmounted by monster mask heads with dragons and topped by a lion.  It has an estimate of $100,000 to $150,000.  It failed to sell.

Jade cup with dragon mount

jade cup dragon bottom

Lot 1862, rare pale greenish-white jade "nine-dragon" brush washer, 18th Century, 6 inches across

One of the auction's highlights is Lot 1862, a rare, pale greenish whitge jade "nine-dragon" brush washer from the 18th Century.  It is 6 inches across.  It has an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.  It sold for $242,500.

Jade brushpot

Lot 1867, Magnificent large pale greenish-white jade tree-trunk-form brush pot, Qing Dynasty, (1644-1911), 8 1/8 inches high

Lot  1867 is a large pale greenish-white jade tree-trunk form brush pot from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).  It is described in the catalogue as "magnificent."  It is 8 1/8 inches high.  A slightly larger example is in the Palace Museum in Beijing.    The lot has an estimate of $700,000 to $900,000.  It failed to sell.

marriage bowl

Lot 1900, white jade marriage bowl, 18th Century, 11 1/4 inches across

Lot 1900 is a lovely white jade marriage bowl, 18th Century, that was the property of Ruth Freeman Solomon, an author.  It is 11 1/4 inches across and was acquired from Lee Telesco, a dealer.  Almost no surface is uncarded.  An inscription refers to Wen Qiao's ingenuity when he set fire to his rhinoceros horn to frighten sea creatures. Wen Qiao lived from 288-329.  The lot has an estimate of $300,000 to $500,000. It failed to sell.


Red and white agate cup

Lot 1935, carved agate brush washer, 19th Century, 6 1/4 inches wide

Lot 1935 is an exquisite carved agate brush washer from the 19th Century.  It is 6 1/4 inches white.  It has an estimate of $18,000 to $25,000.  It failed to sell.

Boy pillow

Lot 1970, Very rare and important green, cream and amber glazed figural pillow, Northern Song/Yuan Dynasty, 12th-14th Century, 17 1/4 inches long

Lot 1970 is a very rare glazed figural pillow from the Northern Song/Yuan Dynasty, 12th-14th Century.  It is 17 1/4 inches long.  It has a very most estimate of $25,000 to $35,000.  It sold for $30,000.  

 



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