27 octobre 2014

A gilt-bronze figure of Manjushri, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424)

Lot 41. A gilt-bronze figure of Manjushri, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424); 18cm., 7 1/8 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Lot sold 266,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus pedestal, the arms raised in dharamcakramudra to the chest, holding two stalks of uptala lotuses rising up the shoulders, the gracefully swaying figure wearing a dhoti falling into elegant pleats, draped with a celestial scarf around the... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2014

A diamond, ruby and emerald-set gold Manga Malai necklace, Tamil Nadu, 19th century

A diamond, ruby and emerald-set gold Manga Malai necklace, Tamil Nadu, 19th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold  84,100 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s  gold set with rubies, diamonds and emeralds, composed of linked mango-shaped elements supporting a central openwork plaque formed of scrolling foliate tendrils around a central floral rosette, fringed with gold beads, clasp in the form of two addorsed peacocks; 31cm. length. Notes: This manga ‘mango’... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2014

A jade-hilted pesh-kabz and scabbard, Mughal, 18th century

Lot 296. A jade-hilted pesh-kabz and scabbard, Mughal, 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s. the light-green jade hilt in two parts, carved with a pattern of overlapping leaves set with four colourful stones, the gently curving steel blade with a flat edge and carved foliate scrolls at the forte and in centre, gold-damascened details, velvet-covered wooden scabbard. Quantité: 2 – 42cm. PROVENANCE: Ex-Raglan... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2014

A fine Ru-type hexagonal vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3508. A fine Ru-type hexagonal vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 47.5 cm., 18 5/8  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,640,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of hexagonal form, robustly potted with rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to angular shoulders, sweeping up to a waisted neck and an everted lipped rim, the neck flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles, applied overall with an unctuous rich bluish-green glaze suffused with a fine network of... [Lire la suite]