Alain.R.Truong

21 octobre 2018

A rare white-glazed double-gourd vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 73. A rare white-glazed double-gourd vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 23 cm, 9 1/8  in. Estimate £200,000 - £400,000. © Sotheby's. elegantly potted of double-gourd form with a globular lower bulb rising to a waisted neck and a smaller upper bulb with an incurved rim, the mouth flanked by a pair of arched  ruyi-shaped handles attached to the shoulders on the lower bulb, the neck collared by a raised ring above a faint fillet around the top of the lower... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2018

An Imperial spinach-green jade ‘Wulao tu’ brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 19. An Imperial spinach-green jade ‘Wulao tu’ brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate £300,000 - £500,000. © Sotheby's.  of cylindrical form rising from five ogee-bracket feet, the exterior meticulously carved in various levels of relief portraying a gathering scene of five elderly immortals in a secluded landscape setting amongst a forest of gnarled pine and wutong trees, two are engaged in conversation,... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2018

An Imperial monumental Khotan green jade washer, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 18. An Imperial monumental Khotan green jade washer, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 49.8 cm, 19 5/8  in. Estimate £600,000 - £800,000. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short slightly spreading foot, the galleried rim flanked by a pair of large intricately carved taotie-mask handles above a loop suspending loose rings, the sides with four further smaller taotie handles supporting loose rings, the stone of a deep spinach-green tone with lighter green... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2018

An early Abbasid deep green hot-worked glass bowl, Possibly Samarra, Iraq or Syria, 8th - 9th century

Lot 1. An early Abbasid deep green hot-worked glass bowl, Possibly Samarra, Iraq or Syria, 8th - 9th century; 12.6cm diam. and 11.2cm high. Estimate: £4,000-£6,000. © Chiswick Auctions.  Of compressed globular shape, on plain base with pontil mark, with circular straight rim ornate with a band of spiral designs, the exterior trailed with the same colour glass and combed upwards to produce a ridged effect on the surface. Provenance: purchased in the German art market in the 1980s and in UK... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2018

A gem-set enamelled gold box, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, mid 19th century

Lot 297. A gem-set enamelled gold box, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, mid 19th century. Estimate: £6,000-£8,000. © Chiswick Auctions.  Of octagonal shape, with faceted domed lid, the eight lateral walls with alternating white and gold grounds with champlevé red, green and blue enamels decoration depicting flowers, foliage and peacocks, framed within two geometric bands in light blue enamel, the base richly ornate with a central dark blue medallion with gold trellis surrounded by a floral... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2018

Rare gold cup with a Russian royal inscription estimated to fetch £2,000-£3,000 at auction

LONDON.- An ornate gold cup being offered in an auction of Islamic & Indian Art at Chiswick Auctions on October 26th, 2018 bears a remarkable inscription on its’ base: 'This cup was granted by His Imperial Majesty the heir to the throne (tsesarevitch) Alexander Nikolaevitch, October 1850'. The person mentioned is Alexander Nikolaevitch (or Nikolayevich) Romanov, Tsar Nicholas I's heir to the throne. He succeeded to the throne on his father's death in 1855 and was crowned Tsar Alexander II. He is remembered in Russia... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2018

Immersive exhibition explores five centuries of the artistic and cultural heritage of the city of Jodhpur and its people

Portrait of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, 1895, Bert Harris, Jodhpur, oil on canvas, 59 7/8 × 48 3/8 in., Umaid Bhawan Palace, photo: Neil Greentree. SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum presents Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India (October 18, 2018–January 21, 2019), showcasing five centuries of artistic creation from the kingdom of MarwarJodhpur in the northwestern state of Rajasthan. Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in partnership with the Mehrangarh Museum Trust of Jodhpur, the... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2018

The Fabric of India art exhibition makes U.S. debut at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Man’s Jacket, silk (satin weave) with metal-wrapped thread brocading, Gujarat, prob. Ahmedabad or Surat, 1852–4, Given to Lord Frederick FitzClarence by Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holkar II of Indore, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. CINCINNATI, OH.- Discover the richness of Indian textiles from the fifteenth century to today in The Fabric of India, on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum October 19, 2018–January 6, 2019. Organized by the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London, this exhibition is the first to... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2018

ISAW presents largest and best preserved hoard of ancient silver ever unearthed

Statuette of Mercury, Roman, 175–225 CE, Berthouville, France, Silver and gold, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris: Inv. 56.1. Photo: Tahnee Cracchiola © Getty-BnF NEW YORK, NY.- The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents Devotion and Decadence: The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury, bringing a spectacular cache of ancient silver, discovered in 1830 in northern France, together with a rich selection of additional Roman luxury objects, all drawn from the unparalleled... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2018

A Safavid cobalt and lustre-painted pottery bottle vase, Persia, late 17th-early 18th century

Lot 135. A Safavid cobalt and lustre-painted pottery bottle vase, Persia, late 17th-early 18th century; 25cm. height. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. © Sotheby's. compressed body with flared mouth, turquoise glaze, the shoulder decorated with three groups of three protruding roundels, one roundel on its own. Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Dikran Khan Kelekian (1865-1951), New York and Paris  Literature: Dikran Khan Kelekian, The Potteries of Persia, being a Brief History of the Art... [Lire la suite]
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