15 mai 2012

A blue and white dish for the Portuguese Market. Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period

A blue and white dish for the Portuguese Market. Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period. photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a broad everted rim, the interior painted with a butterfly hovering above two qilin amid floral blossoms and lingzhi sprays, encircled by butterflies and pairs of fruiting peach sprays to the well, the rim with a pavilion and monastery divided by floral sprays, Buddhist lions and figures under a canopy, the exterior decorated with pendent... [Lire la suite]

15 mai 2012

A Magnificent Pair of George III Silver Four-Light Candelabra

A Magnificent Pair of George III Silver Four-Light Candelabra. Mark of Paul Storr, London, 1810 . photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Each on circular base with tongue-and-dart border and foliate diaperwork with shells at intervals, the fluted base supporting a tapering square stem with lappet band and shell and acanthus shoulder, the fluted campana-form socket with conforming foliate diaperwork, the detachable three-arm branch with reeded, acanthus-clad stems with paterae, supporting three tongue-and-dart... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2012

A polychrome enamelled ewer for the islamic market. Ming Dynasty

A polychrome enamelled ewer for the islamic market. Ming Dynasty. photo Sotheby's the flattened pear-shaped body rising from a tall spreading foot to a long waisted neck and a galleried rim, the sloping shoulder applied with a curved handle with an eyelet, the flaring spout secured to the body by a S-scroll strut, painted in bright iron-red, yellow and green enamels to the front and back face with a peach-shaped panel enclosing leafy scrolls of lotus, flanked by a pair of dragons... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2012

A Monumental William IV Silver Presentation Vase. Mark of Paul Storr, London, 1831

A Monumental William IV Silver Presentation Vase. Mark of Paul Storr, London, 1831 . photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Vase form on a square base, the foot and stem modeled as upward-thrusting acanthus leaves, the body applied with oak leaves and acorns, the handles realistically modeled as scrolling vines, engraved on one side with an inscription, applied on the other side with a coat-of-arms and crest, marked on base and vase; 26 in. (66 cm.) high; 602 oz. (18,739 gr.) gross weight. Lot... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2012

A moulded and incised white-glazed bowl, lianzi wan. Ming Dynasty, Yongle period

A moulded and incised white-glazed bowl, lianzi wan. Ming Dynasty, Yongle period. photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides supported on a straight foot, decorated to the interior with two leafy chrysanthemum flowers, enclosed by radiating stiff petal lappets below a band of breaking waves at the rim, the exterior incised with an undulating floral scroll bearing alternating chrysanthemum and camellia blossoms below a keyfret border, applied overall with an even milky white glaze stopping neatly above... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2012

A George III Parcel-Gilt Silver Tea Tray with Heraldic Engraving. Mark of Paul Storr, London, 1809

A George III Parcel-Gilt Silver Tea Tray with Heraldic Engraving. Mark of Paul Storr, London, 1809. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Shaped oval, on four leaf-clad capital bracket feet, the two reeded handles with acanthus joins, the field engraved with a central coat-of-arms, crest and motto, surrounded by twenty other coats-of-arms taken from the quarterings of the central achievement, marked under base; 30½ in. (75 cm.) long over handles; 187 oz. (5,830 gr.). Lot 556. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000 ... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2012

A rare White-glazed Ewer. Wanli Mark And Period

A rare White-glazed Ewer. Wanli Mark And Period. photo Sotheby's the flattened pear-shaped body rising from a short foot to a tall waisted neck with galleried rim, set with a large strap handle and a tall spout joined to the body with a strut, moulded to each side with a peach-shaped panel and finely incised with a scaly dragon, the body incised with leafy floral sprigs beneath a stiff leaf band at the neck, covered overall with an even white glaze; 19.7cm., 7 3/4 in.... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2012

A Diamond and Yellow Gold Piano Brooch

A Diamond and Yellow Gold Piano Brooch. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Designed as a circular and baguette-cut diamond piano, mounted in 14k yellow gold. Lot 149. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000.  Christie's. The Van Cliburn Collection. 17 May 2012. New York, Rockefeller Plaza 
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15 mai 2012

A fine and large 'Ding' 'Lotus' Bowl. Song Dynasty

A fine and large 'Ding' 'Lotus' Bowl. Song Dynasty. photo Sotheby's the finely potted body of slightly rounded flared form rising from a short spreading foot to an everted indented rim, freely carved to the interior with a large leafy lotus spray, covered overall with an ivory glaze pooling in characteristic teardrops down the exterior; 25cm., 9 3/4 in. Lot 88. Estimation 50,000-70,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd May 2000, lot 588. NOTE DE CATALOGUE: This elegant bowl... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2012

An Opal, Diamond and Ruby Butterfly Brooch

An Opal, Diamond and Ruby Butterfly Brooch;. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The body set with an oval and a pear-shaped opal with round ruby eyes and cabochon opal antennae, with cabochon opal and circular-cut diamond wings, mounted en tremblant in 18k yellow gold. Lot 53. Estimate $2,000 - $4,000 Christie's. The Van Cliburn Collection. 17 May 2012. New York, Rockefeller Plaza 
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