The Art of China: Winter Edition
CHRISTIE'S

The Art of China: Winter Edition

09.12.2020 00:00 UTC +01:00
CHRISTIE'S
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CHRISTIE'S
8 King Street, St. James's
SW1Y 6QT London
United Kingdom
Preview 18.11.2020 - 09.12.2020
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A GREYISH-GREEN JADE DISC A GREYISH-GREEN JADE DISC A GREYISH-GREEN JADE DISC
Lot 1 A GREYISH-GREEN JADE DISC
Price:  $ 10 625 Sold
Price:
 $ 10 625 Sold
The thinly carved disc has a large central hole and patches of creamy-brown tone to the edges. Together with a thin, mottled green jade bi, reshaped from an ancient jade. 51/8 in. (13 cm.) diam., cloth boxes
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A MOTTLED PALE BEIGE AND GREEN JADE BI DISC A MOTTLED PALE BEIGE AND GREEN JADE BI DISC A MOTTLED PALE BEIGE AND GREEN JADE BI DISC
Lot 2 A MOTTLED PALE BEIGE AND GREEN JADE BI DISC
Price:  $ 27 500 Sold
Price:
 $ 27 500 Sold
The thick disc has a central aperture drilled from both sides, the inner walls with remains of pronounced cutting ridges. The stone is suffused with a network of brown and buff-colored alteration on one side, and is almost completely altered on the reverse.57/8 in. (15 cm.) diam., cloth box
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A LARGE JADE BI DISC A LARGE JADE BI DISC A LARGE JADE BI DISC
Lot 3 A LARGE JADE BI DISC
Price:  $ 5 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 5 250 Sold
The bi is of a pale beige and green color; together with a creamy buff hardstone bi disc, Northwest or Southwest China, 2nd millennium BC, possibly from Sichuan. 63/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam., cloth box
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TWO HARDSTONE BI DISCS TWO HARDSTONE BI DISCS TWO HARDSTONE BI DISCS
Lot 4 TWO HARDSTONE BI DISCS
Price:  $ 1 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 1 250 Sold
The thick discs are drilled from both sides, and are of mottled greyish-green and yellowish-green colors. The larger, 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam., cloth box
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A MOTTLED BROWN AND BUFF JADE CONG A MOTTLED BROWN AND BUFF JADE CONG A MOTTLED BROWN AND BUFF JADE CONG
Lot 5 A MOTTLED BROWN AND BUFF JADE CONG
Price:  $ 60 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 60 000 Sold
The cong with two short collars and of mottles brown and buff color is carved on each corner with a stylized mask.31/2 in. (8.2 cm.) across, cloth box
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TWO JADE BI DISCS TWO JADE BI DISCS TWO JADE BI DISCS
Lot 6 TWO JADE BI DISCS
Price:  $ 6 875 Sold
Price:
 $ 6 875 Sold
One disc is of brownish-beige tone, the other irregular shaped disc is of greenish-brown tone with a satiny finish.The larger, 51/4 in. (13.3 cm.) diam., cloth boxes
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TWO HARDSTONE AXES TWO HARDSTONE AXES TWO HARDSTONE AXES
Lot 7 TWO HARDSTONE AXES
Price:  $ 2 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 2 000 Sold
Each has a large hafting hole. One stone is of mottled pale grey tone with smooth finish, the other is of mottled beige-grey tone.The larger, 81/4 in. (21 cm.) high, cloth box (2)
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FOUR HARDSTONE BI DISCS FOUR HARDSTONE BI DISCS FOUR HARDSTONE BI DISCS
Lot 8 FOUR HARDSTONE BI DISCS
Price:  $ 2 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 2 000 Sold
Each disc has a central circular aperture. The first is of pale buff green color, the second is of beige and grey color, the third is of pale grey color with light beige patches, and the last is of dark grey color with beige markings. Three of the bi are from Southeast China, the fourth is from Nort...
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A MOTTLED GREYISH-BROWN JADE FLATTENED ORNAMENT A MOTTLED GREYISH-BROWN JADE FLATTENED ORNAMENT A MOTTLED GREYISH-BROWN JADE FLATTENED ORNAMENT
Lot 9 A MOTTLED GREYISH-BROWN JADE FLATTENED ORNAMENT
Price:  $ 2 750 Sold
Price:
 $ 2 750 Sold
The fan-shaped ornament is possibly fashioned from a segmented disc, with five perforations along the edges; together with a green and buff jade fish carving, fashioned from an ancient jade.37/8 in. (9.8 cm.) wide, cloth boxes
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TWO ORANGISH-BEIGE STONE AXES TWO ORANGISH-BEIGE STONE AXES TWO ORANGISH-BEIGE STONE AXES
Lot 10 TWO ORANGISH-BEIGE STONE AXES
Price:  $ 2 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 2 000 Sold
Each axe has single hafting hole drilled at one end from one side.6 in. (15.2 cm. ) high; 61/4 in. (15.7 cm.) high, cloth box
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FOUR PALE BEIGE AND GREEN JADE BEADS FOUR PALE BEIGE AND GREEN JADE BEADS FOUR PALE BEIGE AND GREEN JADE BEADS
Lot 11 FOUR PALE BEIGE AND GREEN JADE BEADS
Price:  $ 1 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 1 250 Sold
All beads are of cylindrical form, the stones are of pale beige and green tone with black and white inclusions. Together with a pale grey stone arrowhead, Neolithic period, and a glass sword chape and guard, probably 20th century. The chape is decorated on both sides with taotie masks. The guard is ...
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THREE JADE AXES THREE JADE AXES THREE JADE AXES
Lot 12 THREE JADE AXES
Price:  $ 5 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 5 250 Sold
Each axe is of rectangular shape and has a hafting hole at one end. One axe is of dark olive-green jade, the other is of pale greenish-grey jade, and the small, thin axe is of olive-green jade.The largest, 83/8 in. (21.2 cm.) long, cloth boxes
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THREE HARDSTONE AXES THREE HARDSTONE AXES THREE HARDSTONE AXES
Lot 13 THREE HARDSTONE AXES
Price:  $ 1 750 Sold
Price:
 $ 1 750 Sold
The group comprises a pale beige axe with pale grey patches, and a buff brown axe with grey mottling, each with a hafting hole and tapered towards the cutting edge, and a pale green hardstone axe, 3rd millennium BC, Liangzhu culture.The larger, 57/8 in. (15 cm.) long, cloth boxes
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THREE JADE FRAGMENTS THREE JADE FRAGMENTS THREE JADE FRAGMENTS
Lot 14 THREE JADE FRAGMENTS
Price:  $ 8 750 Sold
Price:
 $ 8 750 Sold
The group comprises a large rectangular blade, recarved from a knife or axe; a green jade re-shaped blade with a small perforation; and a trapezoidal pale greenish-yellow jade fragament with an unfinished drilled hole.The largest, 81/4 in. (20.6 cm.) high, cloth boxes
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THREE HARDSTONE AXES THREE HARDSTONE AXES THREE HARDSTONE AXES
Lot 15 THREE HARDSTONE AXES
Price:  $ 750 Sold
Price:
 $ 750 Sold
Each axe has a single hafting hole and tapers slightly towards the cutting end. The first axe is of dark grey tone, the second is of grey tone with white and reddish-brown alteration, the third is of light grey tone with buff alteration.The largest, 67/8 in. (17.5 cm.) long, cloth box
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TWO GREY STONE HAND TOOLS TWO GREY STONE HAND TOOLS TWO GREY STONE HAND TOOLS
Lot 16 TWO GREY STONE HAND TOOLS
Price:  $ 375 Sold
Price:
 $ 375 Sold
The group comprises an adze, and a long irregularly-shaped implement with broad rounded edges.The larger, 91/2 in. (23.5 cm.) long, cloth box
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A LARGE MOTTLED GREY AND BROWN STONE ADZE A LARGE MOTTLED GREY AND BROWN STONE ADZE A LARGE MOTTLED GREY AND BROWN STONE ADZE
Lot 17 A LARGE MOTTLED GREY AND BROWN STONE ADZE
Price:  $ 2 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 2 000 Sold
The thick adze with beveled cutting edge is of a mottled grey and reddish-brown color.5. in. (12.7 cm.) long, cloth box
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TWENTY-TWO REDDISH-BEIGE OR PALE GREY STONE SPEAR TIPS TWENTY-TWO REDDISH-BEIGE OR PALE GREY STONE SPEAR TIPS TWENTY-TWO REDDISH-BEIGE OR PALE GREY STONE SPEAR TIPS
Lot 18 TWENTY-TWO REDDISH-BEIGE OR PALE GREY STONE SPEAR ...
Price:  $ 1 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 1 250 Sold
Of various colors, each spear tip is carved with beveled edges and a pointed tip.The largest, 31/8 in. (7.7 cm.) long, cloth box
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FIVE AGATE RINGS FIVE AGATE RINGS FIVE AGATE RINGS
Lot 19 FIVE AGATE RINGS
Price:  $ 1 625 Sold
Price:
 $ 1 625 Sold
All are of varying sizes and with tapered outer edges and beveled inner edges.The largest, 21/2 in. (6.4 cm.) diam.
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NINE AGATE RINGS NINE AGATE RINGS NINE AGATE RINGS
Lot 20 NINE AGATE RINGS
Price:  $ 2 500 Sold
Price:
 $ 2 500 Sold
Of various tones, each ring tapers to the outer edge and has beveled inner edges.The largest, 21/2 in. (6.2 cm.) diam.
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FIVE SMALL AGATE RINGS FIVE SMALL AGATE RINGS FIVE SMALL AGATE RINGS
Lot 21 FIVE SMALL AGATE RINGS
Price:  $ 1 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 1 250 Sold
Of various tones, each ring tapers to the outer edge and some have beveled inner edges.The largest, 21/4 in. (5.5 cm.)
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ELEVEN AGATE BEADS ELEVEN AGATE BEADS ELEVEN AGATE BEADS
Lot 22 ELEVEN AGATE BEADS
Price:  $ 4 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 4 000 Sold
The spherical beads are of different sizes and various colors, including reddish-brown, caramel, and greyish-brown.The largest, 11/8 in. (2.9 cm.) diam., cloth box
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FIVE SMALL AGATE RINGS FIVE SMALL AGATE RINGS FIVE SMALL AGATE RINGS
Lot 23 FIVE SMALL AGATE RINGS
Price:  $ 1 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 1 250 Sold
Each ring tapers from the inner beveled edges to the outer edge.The largest, 15/8 in. (4.1 cm.) diam.
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A GROUP OF TWENTY-THREE AGATE BEADS A GROUP OF TWENTY-THREE AGATE BEADS A GROUP OF TWENTY-THREE AGATE BEADS
Lot 24 A GROUP OF TWENTY-THREE AGATE BEADS
Price:  $ 3 750 Sold
Price:
 $ 3 750 Sold
The spherical beads are mostly of reddish-orange color, one is of caramel-brown with a patch of grey mottling.Each approx. ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) diam., cloth box
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TWO JADE CONG TWO JADE CONG TWO JADE CONG
Lot 25 TWO JADE CONG
Price:  $ 11 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 11 250 Sold
Each cong has plain, flat sides between short, circular collars. One stone has a matte surface and is of pale grey tone, the other is of yellowish-green tone with some brown and russet patches.The larger, 21/2 in. (6.4 cm.) wide, cloth boxes
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AN ASSORTMENT OF TURQUOISE AND MALACHITE BEADS AN ASSORTMENT OF TURQUOISE AND MALACHITE BEADS AN ASSORTMENT OF TURQUOISE AND MALACHITE BEADS
Lot 26 AN ASSORTMENT OF TURQUOISE AND MALACHITE BEADS
Price:  $ 9 375 Sold
Price:
 $ 9 375 Sold
Comprising three strings of circular, spherical malachite beads and numerous small, rectangular and round turquoise beads; Together with four bronze ‘ant-nose’ coins, Warring States period (475-221 BC).The largest, 17/8 in. (4.8 cm.) long, cloth boxes
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TWO JADE CONG TWO JADE CONG TWO JADE CONG
Lot 27 TWO JADE CONG
Price:  $ 21 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 21 250 Sold
Each cong has flat sides and a shallow collar at each end. One stone is of mottled brown and greyish-green tone, the other is of reddish-orange and pale green tone. Each 21/2 in. (6.4 cm.) wide, cloth box (2)
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A MOTTLED PALE GREEN AND RUSSET JADE CONG A MOTTLED PALE GREEN AND RUSSET JADE CONG A MOTTLED PALE GREEN AND RUSSET JADE CONG
Lot 28 A MOTTLED PALE GREEN AND RUSSET JADE CONG
Price:  $ 75 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 75 000 Sold
The cong is of rectangular form with a circular collar at either end, and the corners are carved with linear, horizontal grooves. The stone is of yellowish-green tone with russet inclusions.33/4 in. (9.5 cm.) high
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A BROWN JADE CONG A BROWN JADE CONG A BROWN JADE CONG
Lot 29 A BROWN JADE CONG
Price:  $ 21 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 21 250 Sold
The cong is of square section with plain sides between short, circular collars. The stone is of a blackish-brown color of areas of pale grey mottling.31/4 in. (8 cm.) high, cloth box
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A GREEN AND RUSSET JADE CONG A GREEN AND RUSSET JADE CONG A GREEN AND RUSSET JADE CONG
Lot 30 A GREEN AND RUSSET JADE CONG
Price:  $ 30 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 30 000 Sold
The cong is carved with plain sides and short collars at both ends. The stone is of pale green tone with russet inclusions and dark natural inclusions.21/2 in. (6.4 cm.) wide
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