26 avril 2012

A fine and rare Mughal carved white jade dagger hilt, India, 17th century, with ottoman blade and gem-set scabbard, Turkey, date

A fine and rare Mughal carved white jade dagger hilt, India, 17th century, with ottoman blade and gem-set scabbard, Turkey, dated 1209 AH-1794-5 AD.  Photo Sotheby's the hilt of rare white jade carved in pistol-grip form with floral motifs across the rounded pommel and quillons, the slightly-curved water-steel blade with gold floral decoration and inscriptions, the silver scabbard inlaid with gemstones along the rim set in a floral design with a scale pattern terminating with a... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2012

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Yu tang jia qi mark and period of Wanli

Lot 3165. A blue and white 'dragon' bowl.  Yu tang jia qi mark and period of Wanli. Estimation 80,000-100,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, the interior brightly painted in shaded tones of cobalt with a ferocious en face dragon amidst clouds within a double-lines border repeated at the rim, the exterior with four medallions of dragons writhing amidst clouds in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl',... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2012

An Ottoman gem-set agate-hilted dagger with silver scabbard. Turkey, 18th century

An Ottoman gem-set agate-hilted dagger with silver scabbard. Turkey, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's the slightly curved steel blade with gold decoration comprising inscriptions and leafy scrolls, the hilt composed of two faceted agate pieces and gem-set mounts, the silver scabbard with chased floral decoration, scales and a stylised palm finial, inlaid at the rim and upper section with multi-coloured gemstones, inscriptions undeciphered - 2.0 - 36.2cm. Estimation 20,000-25,000 GBP. Lot... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2012

A large blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Mark and period of Jiajing

Lot 3161. A large blue and white  'dragon' bowl. Mark and period of Jiajing. Estimation 300,000-400,000 HKD. Lot sold 596,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's well potted with deep rounded sides and everted rim raised on a slightly tapered foot, the interior centred with an en face five-clawed dragon leaping amidst lotus scrolls within double circles, the exterior similarly decorated with a pair of sinuous dragons amongst a lotus scroll, all brilliantly painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2012

A Mughal or Deccan gem-set jade pendant, India, circa 18th century

A Mughal or Deccan gem-set jade pendant, India, circa 18th century. . Photo Sotheby's the light-green jade plaque of oval form, inlaid with gold stems issuing kundan-set buds and flowerheads of emerald, ruby and diamond, with a gold clasp to top - 5.7cm. Estimation 5,000-7,000 GBP. Lot 592 unsold Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World. Londres | 25 avr. 2012 www.sothebys.com 
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26 avril 2012

A carved cinnabar lacquer stembowl. Ming Dynasty, 16th century

A carved cinnabar lacquer  stembowl. Ming Dynasty, 16th century. photo Sotheby's the rounded bowl deeply carved on the exterior with a continuous scene of figures in a landscape, on one side an official surrounded by his entourage stands next to a crouching tiger, set in an garden just outside a half-open door with mountains in the distance, the reverse with a group of soldiers, officials and flag bearers walking towards a narrow path with mountains in the background, set between a band... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2012

A gem-set forehead ornament pendant (Tikka), Gudarat, India, circa 1700

A gem-set forehead ornament pendant (Tikka), Gudarat, India, circa 1700. Photo Sotheby's consisting of rubies and emeralds set in the kundan technique, designed as a leafy stem on a crescent moon base and suspended pearls with emerald terminals, the reverse finely worked with light outlines - 4.5cm. max. width. Estimation 3,000-4,000 GBP. Lot 591 vendu: 6,875 GBP.  NOTE DE CATALOGUE: A related piece is in the Staatholder Collection, Netherlands, published in: Marg, Jewels of the... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2012

A rare cinnabar lacquer tray with figures, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

A rare cinnabar lacquer  tray with figures, Ming Dynasty, 16th century. photo Sotheby's the square quatrilobed tray with rounded sides deeply carved with two finely detailed scene of figures in a landscape, the scene diagonally divided in two by a mountain range, the foreground depicting a scholar travelling on horseback followed by his entourage of servants crossing over a bridge about to enter through a small gate, the sign above the gate reading Changsha Fu, the background depicting a... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2012

A Mughal gem set and enameled gold pendant, India, circa 18th century

A Mughal gem set and enameled gold pendant, India, circa 18th century. Photo Sotheby's the pendant of slight rectangular form with eight loops along top edge, the front featuring an emerald surrounded by smaller pink and green gemstones set in the kundan technique, the reverse enamelled with floral designs set against a green background - 6 by 5.5cm. Estimation 6,000-8,000 GBP. Lot 593 unsold Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World. Londres | 25 avr. 2012 www.sothebys.com 
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26 avril 2012

A cinnabar lacquer square 'Fu' tray. Ming Dynasty, 16th century

A cinnabar lacquer square 'Fu' tray. Ming Dynasty, 16th century. photo Sotheby's the interior deeply carved with a central medallion containing the character fu ('fortune'), the strokes of the character carved in relief with a star-diaper ground, interspersed with auspicious emblems like a double gourd, a beribboned coin and an ingot, framed by chrysanthemums on a leafy scroll, the slanted cavetto further carved with chrysanthemums and repeated on the exterior, all reserved against an ochre... [Lire la suite]
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