31 décembre 2011

Belle et rare armure à cannelures dite « Maximilienne », globalement Allemagne du Sud vers 1525-30

Belle et rare armure à cannelures dite « Maximilienne », globalement Allemagne du Sud vers 1525-30. Photo Pierre Bergé & associés A fine and rare South German fluted full armour in the "Maximilian" fashion, comprehensively circa 1525-30. Comprising close helmet with one-piece skull drawn-up to a cabled comb in the middle, with an additional comb, lower, left and right, almost all of the remaining surface embossed with four bands of flutes extending from an incised line at the nape and converging over the face-opening,... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2011

A huanghuali center table, 18th century

A huanghuali center table, 18th century. Photo Bonhams The three-board floating panel top set into a mitered, mortise and tenoned frame with concave double edge, the waisted apron fitted with carved two-part zoomorphic corner brackets and giant arm braces joined to beaded supports and keyfret feet.33 1/8 x 37 x 36 5/8in  (83.8 x 94 x 93.2cm). Sold for US$92,500 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 20 Dec 2011, California, San Francisco www.bonhams.com 
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31 décembre 2011

An unusual pair of huanghuali and jichimu yoke back arm chairs, 18th-19th century

An unusual pair of huanghuali and jichimu yoke back arm chairs, 18th-19th century. Photo Bonhams Each composed of a canted top rail set above an elegantly curved back splat carved with a centered flower enclosed in a ruyi-shaped medallion, the back rails continuing through the matted hard seat to form the legs and joined to horizontal shaped arm rests supported by continuous rails to the front and a centered spindle, the beaded apron butted to the seat and half-lapped to side extensions over a foot rest and stepped stretchers.... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2011

A pair of huanghuali rose chairs, meiguiyi. 18th century

A pair of huanghuali rose chairs, meiguiyi. 18th century. Photo Bonhams Each horizontal toprail with stove-pipe ends bordering an open work panel of split-tailed chilong centering an archaic ding vessel enclosed in a beaded frame and flanked by vertical rails continuing through the hard seat and shaped arm rests joined to tubular continuous front rails, each seat pierced on the underside for a soft seat and set off by beaded aprons and box stretchers. 32 7/8in (83.7cm) high. Sold for US$62,500 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2011

Imposante armure de bataille à bandes décorées à l'eau forte et dorées, dans le style allemand d'Augsbourg vers 1540-50

Imposante armure de bataille à bandes décorées à l'eau forte et dorées, dans le style allemand d'Augsbourg vers 1540-50, homogène et d'exceptionnelle qualité, très vraisemblablement Vienne début du XIXe siècle. Photo Pierre Bergé & associés An imposing German etched and gilt full armour for the field, in the Augsburg style of circa 1540-50, homogenous and of exceptional quality, most probably Vienna, early 19th century. Constructed in an authentic manner and to bold proportions throughout, comprising close helmet with... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2011

A celadon glazed porcelain floriform cup. Qianlong mark and period

A celadon glazed porcelain floriform cup. Qianlong mark and period. Photo Bonhams Elegantly potted with six lobes to the rim that swirl diagonally down the deep walls to a short, six-lobed foot, the pale blue-green glaze covering all surfaces except the iron-coated foot pad and the recessed base displaying the six-character mark in underglaze blue seal script. 3 1/2in (9cm) diameter Estimate: US$10,000 - 15,000. Unsold Provenance: remains of paper label printed H. R. H. Norton and the numeral 50 in ink Bonhams. Fine Asian Works... [Lire la suite]


31 décembre 2011

A celadon glazed porcelain bowl with carved decoration. Yongzheng mark and period

A celadon glazed porcelain bowl with carved decoration. Yongzheng mark and period. Photo Bonhams Its wide, curving well incised with a leiwen band along the flared rim and the walls carved in delicate relief with alternating pairs of phoenix and peony branches, the recessed base displaying the six-character mark in underglaze blue enclosed by a double ring and all surfaces except the foot pad covered with a pale blue-green glaze imitating Song yingqing ware.7 1/2in (19cm) diameter. Sold for US$6,875 Bonhams. Fine Asian... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2011

A celadon glazed porcelain ding form censer.18th century

A celadon glazed porcelain ding form censer.18th century. Photo Bonhams The edges of the globular body surmounted by a flat wide mouth rim topped by opposing square form handles and supported by three slightly splayed cylindrical feet, a thick sea-green glaze with subtle crackle covering all surfaces except the bottoms of the feet and nine spur marks evenly spaced along the base between the three legs. 8 3/4in (22cm) high. Sold for US$11,875 Note: Even though the sturdy shape of the present lot recalls similar Longquan 'dings'... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2011

Très rare armure pour la joute « à l'italienne », Italie du Nord fin XVIe siècle.

Très rare armure pour la joute « à l'italienne », Italie du Nord, fin XVIe siècle. Photo Pierre Bergé & associés Very rare armour for the "Italian tilt", North Italian, late 16th century. Assembled on elements from disparate tilting armours, including several lesser restorations and now forming a fine representation of an armour of this rare type, comprising close helmet with one-piece skull incised with pairs of lines flanking the base of a cabled low comb, pierced with five pairs of lace holes on both sides at the rear,... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2011

Four famille rose bowls. Daoguang mark and period

A sgraffito blue enamel ground porcelain bowl with underglaze blue and famille rose enamel decoration.Daoguang mark and period. Photo Bonhams Its wide, curving well painted in underglaze blue with a roundel of the ox herder and weaver maid surrounded by lingzhi fungus branches that repeat on the exterior walls in bright colors against the blue enamel ground incised with scroll motif, the six-character mark in underglaze blue seal script centering the recessed base. 5 7/8in (15cm) diameter. Sold for US$18,750 A rose... [Lire la suite]


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