23 mai 2009

Neo Classical Chinoiserie red lacquered chimneypiece. English, circa 1820.

Neo Classical Chinoiserie red lacquered chimneypiece. English, circa 1820. in the early Georgian manner with raised lacquer detail design depicting scenes from Chinese folklore on the frieze and jambs and ornately carved giltwood scrolls supporting the shelf. With restorations.  Price on application. Westland London - westland@westlandlondon.com - http://www.westlandlondon.com
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23 mai 2009

A blue-glazed vase, cong. Qianlong seal mark and period

A blue-glazed vase, cong. Qianlong seal mark and period the body of square form rising from a short ring foot to a short slightly tapering circular mouth, set to either side of the body with an elephant head handle suspending a fixed ring, covered overall in a rich purplish-blue glaze, fitted wood box. 29.3cm., 11 1/2in. Est. 6,000—8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 17,500 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com

23 mai 2009

Gold and Renaissance cameo ring

Gold and Renaissance cameo ring Gold ring, the irregular oval shaped bezel set with a nice onyx cameo. The elegant lady, in profile to the right, is richly dressed. The hairstyle points to a french origin. Good condition with a chip on the nose. Probably french, late 16th century, for the cameo. Early 19th century for the mounting. Price 3 800 € Fabian de MONTJOYE - fabian.de.montjoye@club.fr - http://www.fabiandemontjoye.com
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23 mai 2009

A blue-glazed dish. Incised Wanli mark and period

A blue-glazed dish. Incised Wanli mark and period the broad rounded sides rising to a slightly flared rim, covered with an even blue glaze. 21.3cm., 8 3/8 in. Est. 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,125 GBP PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 11th December 1984, lot 284. Riesco Collection, no. 214a. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
23 mai 2009

Sir Benjamin West (American, 1738-1820). A Portrait of Peter Beckford (1672/3-1735).

Sir Benjamin West (American, 1738-1820). A Portrait of Peter Beckford (1672/3-1735). Oil on canvas. Signed and Dated 'B. West/ 1797'. Price on application. Provenance: Commissioned by William Beckford, Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire;By descent to Susan Euphemia, his daughter, who married Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton; ... Note: The sitter was the son of Peter Beckford (1643-1710) and his second wife, Anne Ballard. At his death he was the wealthiest planter in Jamaica and was said to "be in possession of the largest... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2009

A rare ru-type vase. Qianlong seal mark and period

A rare ru-type vase. Qianlong seal mark and period of baluster form, the flared rim rising from a waisted neck, covered in an even pale bluish-grey glaze, suffuzed with a network of golden-coloured crackle, the unglazed foot ring with a dark purplish-brown dressing, Japanese wood box. 29.2cm., 11 1/2 in. Est. 100,000—150,000 GBP. Lot Sold 121,250 GBP  NOTE: This vase is exceptional for its magnificent size and fine glaze in imitation of Song dynasty 'Ru' ware. The crackled wares of 'Guan' , 'Ge' and 'Ru' of the Song... [Lire la suite]


23 mai 2009

Victorian diamond butterfly tremblant brooch

Victorian diamond butterfly tremblant brooch Sparkling diamonds aren’t the only eye-catching features of this dazzling Victorian swallowtail butterfly brooch. The 220 Old Mine cut diamonds, weighing approximately 8.00 carats, ruby eyes and glistening red enamel are mounted “en tremblant”, a setting which results in life-like movements when the wearer walks. Price 56 000 € M.S. RAU ANTIQUES - info@rauantiques.com - http://www.rauantiques.com
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23 mai 2009

A rare blue and white 'crane' vase. Ming dynasty, Jiajing period

A rare blue and white 'crane' vase. Ming dynasty, Jiajing period the body of pear shape rising from a high spreading foot to a tall elegant waisted neck and flaring rim, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with geese in flight above lotus, all between a classic scroll at the base and foliate bands at the neck, the base with two-character inscription. 29cm., 11 3/8 in. Est. 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 3,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 14th December 1982, lot 181. NOTE: The two-character mark on the... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2009

Lacquered gesso figure of the bodhisattva Manjushri. Tibeto-Chinese, late 17th or early 18th century.

Lacquered gesso figure of the bodhisattva Manjushri. Tibeto-Chinese, late 17th or early 18th century. A lacquered gesso figure of Manjushri, the bodhisattva seated on a double lotus base, his legs folded with the soles of his feet turned up. He wears a flowing loincloth, tied at the waist, and an elaborately knotted scarf that covers both shoulders and trails down to the base. His hair is gathered into an elaborate double finial and crowned by a five-pointed diadem. He wears jewelled necklaces, bracelets and long pendulous... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2009

A gilt-metal mounted blue and white inkwell. The porcelain Ming dynasty, 16th century, the mounts later

A gilt-metal mounted blue and white inkwell. The porcelain Ming dynasty, 16th century, the mounts later of compressed barrel form, painted around the exterior in brilliant cobalt-blue tones with a leafy lotus scroll between geometric dot bands, the flat with domed and pierced central lotus boss encircled by three circular and one rectangular apertures divided by leafy composite floral sprays, gilt-bronze mounts with glass containers. 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Est. 6,000—8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 7,500 GBP NOTE: Vessels of this shape but... [Lire la suite]


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