1932, rare finely carved mottled green jadeite mounting, 8 5/8 inches high
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
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.
Lot 2112, rare molded and gilt-decorated turquoise ground vase, hu, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 15 3/8 inches high
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.
2011, a copper-red decorated blue and white archaistic vase, Hu, Qing
Hua ZenPinmark, Guangxu Period, 1875-1908, 14 inches high
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.
Lot 1811, unusual large sea-green jade bowl, 18th Century, 9 1/4 inches across
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.
Lot 1855, unusual greyish-green jade oval water vessel, Late Ming Dynasty, 17th Century, 6 inches across
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.
Lot 1834, Greyish-green jadeite gourd-form brush washer, 9 3/4 inches long
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.
Lot 1844, Mottled green jadeite archaistic censer and cover, fangding, 19th Century, 7 3/4 inches high
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.
Lot 1862, rare pale greenish-white jade "nine-dragon" brush washer, 18th Century, 6 inches across
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.
Lot 1867, Magnificent large pale greenish-white jade tree-trunk-form brush pot, Qing Dynasty, (1644-1911), 8 1/8 inches high
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.
Lot 1900, white jade marriage bowl, 18th Century, 11 1/4 inches across
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.
Lot 1935, carved agate brush washer, 19th Century, 6 1/4 inches wide
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.
1970, Very rare and important green, cream and amber glazed figural
pillow, Northern Song/Yuan Dynasty, 12th-14th Century, 17 1/4 inches
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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