Chinese jewelry dates back to the Neolithic age. The Lungshanoid people, situated at the Yangtze river, first started making jade jewelry for talismanic rituals. The Chinese jewelry making process has undergone multiple changes over time and has historically featured intricate motifs and symbols. The themes of these jewelry pieces often involve animals, phoenixes, dragons, and flowers. The upcoming Bonhams auction presents a mid- to late Qing dynasty gold phoenix headband. The deeply arched headband has intricate lotus adornments and phoenixes set with ruby cabochons and pearls.
Another highlight of the auction is a bronze garment hook from China’s Warring States or Western Han period. The bronze cast hook has a silver and turquoise inlay. The crest features a mythical winged bixie and has gilt bronze hooks on the ends. Interested collectors can also find a Song dynasty gold perfume holder and silver lotus bowl, as well as a selection of carved jade jewelry. For more details, register to bid online on Bonhams.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (63)
# of Lots:63
Price Range:$3,000 - $220,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Mid-late Qing dynasty gold 'Phoenix' headband.|| Estimate: |
|Ming dynasty, circa 1600 pair of gold cups|| Estimate: |
|Warring States/Western Han period inlaid bronze garment hook|| Estimate: |
|Song/Jin dynasty, 11th/12th century gold perfume holder, pomander|| Estimate: |
|Song/Yuan dynasty small silver lotus bowl.|| Estimate: |
|Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty jade bird-form belt hook.|| Estimate: |