Fri, 30th Sep 2022 10:00

DAY 2 - TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism

 
  Lot 332
 

332

A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE FIGURE OF AN ELEPHANT, MING DYNASTY
明代青玉留皮臥象

Starting price
€750
Estimate
€1,500
 

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Lot details

China, 1368-1644. The substantial body carved in form of a pebble, portraying a recumbent elephant with its legs neatly tucked beneath its corpulent body, the head depicted gently turned to the left, incised with a narrow eye, a long curling trunk, and a short, curved tusk. The translucent stone of a fine celadon color with russet veins and cloudy white inclusions.

Provenance: From an old private collection in Illinois, USA.
Condition: Excellent condition with some old wear and traces of use. The stone with natural inclusions and fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks over time. Possibly microscopic nicks.

Weight: 371.0 g
Dimensions: Length 9.1 cm

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s Hong Kong, 28 May 2014, lot 3567
Price: HKD 237,500 or approx. EUR 36,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A yellow jade carving of an elephant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Expert remark: Compare the related form, and color of the jade. Note the size (5.5 cm).

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 2 April 2019, lot 3417
Price: HKD 150,000 or approx. EUR 20,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A yellow and russet jade figure of an elephant, Yuan – Ming dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the closely related form, and color of the jade. Note the size (6.8 cm).


明代青玉留皮臥象
中國,1368-1644年。呈山子形,大象向左回首,呈半臥姿,長鼻翻捲,體態肥碩,雙耳如扇,四肢如柱。青玉留皮,巧妙利用皮色,使大象更顯憨厚生動。

來源:美國伊利諾斯州私人舊藏。
品相:狀況極好,有一些磨損和使用痕跡。玉料有天然紋理和裂縫,微小的刻痕。

重量:371.0 克
尺寸:長9.1 厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:香港佳士得,2014年5月28日,lot 3567
價格:HKD 237,500(相當於今日EUR 36,000
描述:明代黃玉臥象
專家評論:比較相近的外型、玉石顏色。請注意尺寸(5.5 厘米)。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:香港蘇富比,2019年4月2日,lot 3417
價格:HKD 150,000(相當於今日EUR 20,000
描述:元至明代黃玉臥象
專家評論:比較非常相近的外型、玉石顏色。請注意尺寸(6.8 厘米)。

 
 

China, 1368-1644. The substantial body carved in form of a pebble, portraying a recumbent elephant with its legs neatly tucked beneath its corpulent body, the head depicted gently turned to the left, incised with a narrow eye, a long curling trunk, and a short, curved tusk. The translucent stone of a fine celadon color with russet veins and cloudy white inclusions.

Provenance: From an old private collection in Illinois, USA.
Condition: Excellent condition with some old wear and traces of use. The stone with natural inclusions and fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks over time. Possibly microscopic nicks.

Weight: 371.0 g
Dimensions: Length 9.1 cm

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s Hong Kong, 28 May 2014, lot 3567
Price: HKD 237,500 or approx. EUR 36,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A yellow jade carving of an elephant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Expert remark: Compare the related form, and color of the jade. Note the size (5.5 cm).

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 2 April 2019, lot 3417
Price: HKD 150,000 or approx. EUR 20,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A yellow and russet jade figure of an elephant, Yuan – Ming dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the closely related form, and color of the jade. Note the size (6.8 cm).


明代青玉留皮臥象
中國,1368-1644年。呈山子形,大象向左回首,呈半臥姿,長鼻翻捲,體態肥碩,雙耳如扇,四肢如柱。青玉留皮,巧妙利用皮色,使大象更顯憨厚生動。

來源:美國伊利諾斯州私人舊藏。
品相:狀況極好,有一些磨損和使用痕跡。玉料有天然紋理和裂縫,微小的刻痕。

重量:371.0 克
尺寸:長9.1 厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:香港佳士得,2014年5月28日,lot 3567
價格:HKD 237,500(相當於今日EUR 36,000
描述:明代黃玉臥象
專家評論:比較相近的外型、玉石顏色。請注意尺寸(5.5 厘米)。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:香港蘇富比,2019年4月2日,lot 3417
價格:HKD 150,000(相當於今日EUR 20,000
描述:元至明代黃玉臥象
專家評論:比較非常相近的外型、玉石顏色。請注意尺寸(6.8 厘米)。

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Extensively researched, the two-day auction features 151 named provenances. Highlights include important names in the industry, such as Linda Wrigglesworth, Susan Chen, Charlotte Horstmann, Hisazo Nagatani, Dr. Wou Kiuan, E & J Frankel, Robert Kleiner, Marchant & Son, Sam Bernstein, Sydney Moss, Hugh Moss, Roger Keverne, A & J Speelman, Hedda and Lutz Franz, the Bernheimer Collection, Leo Diamond, Acher Eskenasy, and Captain Charles Oswald Liddell. There are also more than 20 museum deaccensions from institutions around the world. 

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