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19 janvier 2019

Four gold and polychrome enamelled parrots perched on a branch, North India, 19th century

Lot 273. Four gold and polychrome enamelled parrots perched on a branch, North India, 19th century; 12.8cm. height; 6.1cm. diam. of base. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the four parrots with translucent emerald green bodies and red heads on a chased feather-like ground, with long tails, yellow beaks, gem-set eyes and details on the wings, each perched on a branch from a stylised tree emanating from a domed... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

A gold, polychrome enamelled and gem-set parrot-form flask (chuski) on a branch, North India, 19th century

Lot 272. A gold, polychrome enamelled and gem-set parrot-form flask (chuski) on a branch, North India, 19th century; 8 by 12 by 12cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the parrot perched on a lavender-coloured forked branch, decorated with translucent emerald green and red enamel on a chased feather-like chevron ground, with faceted gem-set collar and border around wings, a lotus blossom in its beak and seed-pearl chain... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

A gold and polychrome enamelled parrot perched on a branch, North India, 19th century

Lot 271. A gold and polychrome enamelled parrot perched on a branch, North India, 19th century; 9.1 by 9.6 by 10.3cm. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the long-tailed parrot with translucent green enamelled body on a feather-like etched ground, red and blue enamelled detailing to beak, tail, feet and wings, holding a red rose in its beak, perched on a forked branch with leafy vines designed in relief, gem-set details to branch terminals, eyes,... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A rare and important Aqqoyunlu steel turban helmet, Turkey or Persia, second half 15th century

Lot 244. A rare and important Aqqoyunlu steel turban helmet, Turkey or Persia, second half 15th century; 50.5cm. height (with chainmail). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. of cylindrical form rising to a swollen band of vertical flutes narrowing to a pointed apex with affixed flattened bud finial, two affixed plates on each side, indents for the eyes and nose-guard to front, affixed chainmail, narrow band around base with gilt inscription and silver... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A silver-inlaid brass bowl, Syria, Damascus, mid-13th century

Lot 2525. A silver-inlaid brass bowl, Syria, Damascus, mid-13th century; 20cm. diam. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. of rounded form with convex sides, incised and silver-inlaid with a calligraphic band near the rim against a scrolling vegetal ground, interspersed by six roundels containing musicians and courtly figures, a line of short lancet leaves below, interior with central roundel of entwined geometric design and old collector's number 'no.167'. ... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

A gem-set and enamelled agate box, India, 19th century

Lot 255. A gem-set and enamelled agate box, India, 19th century; 5.5 by 9.7 by 7cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. of rectangular form, composed of agate plaques each set in the kundan technique with colourful gemstones including diamonds and rubies, in a floral design, with polychrome enamel borders and round feet, in custom silk-lined box. Note: The technique for juxtaposing semiprecious stones into others, such as agate,... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

The Holms Hepburn Coronation carpet, Persia, Safavid, 17th century

Lot 243. The Holms Hepburn Coronation carpet, Persia, Safavid, 17th century; 245 by 216cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2016. reduced in size, the central panel with lotus blossoms between foliate vines, the border with cartouches and medallions containing  palmette designs, presentation labels to underside:'This rug was used at the coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey on the 9th August 1902. It was laid under the throne on which King Edward VII... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

A large and impressive Ilkhanid lustre mihrab tile, Persia, 13th-14th century

Lot 228. A large and impressive Ilkhanid lustre mihrab tile, Persia, 13th-14th century; 48 by 36.5cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 413,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2016. moulded in relief with an opacified tin glaze enhanced with cobalt blue and turquoise over-decorated in lustre, the central arched panel enclosing an inscription on a ground of spiralling floral tendrils, split-palmettes within the spandrels, bordered by a calligraphic band also in relief, set in old metal mount. ... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

Four Meissen pierced dessert plates from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763

Lot 163. A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763; 25cm., 9 7/8 in. diam. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. painted with a vignette of an exotic bird perched on a branch within a blue edged border, the spirally-moulded rim with a yellow-ground diaper border edged in puce scrollwork, with six pierced trellis bands, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 56, ... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 539. A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Each enameled with a Commedia dell'Arte figure wearing a chequered costume above a tiled floor, the border with a band of leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt. Property from Antoine Lebel. Note: The 'South Sea Bubble' was a rampant, widespread 1720s financial speculation... [Lire la suite]