08 mars 2015

S.J. Shrubsole, Corp at TEFAF 2015 Antiques

A pair of mother-of-pearl and diamond clips by Mauboussin, Paris, circa 1970. S.J. Shrubsole, Corp (stand 268). TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) A pair of chrysoprase and diamond earrings by Wander & Co., Paris, circa 1960. S.J. Shrubsole, Corp (stand 268). TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) A pair of green quartzite and gold earrings by Cartier New York, 1973. S.J. Shrubsole, Corp (stand 268). TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) A... [Lire la suite]

08 mars 2015

S.J. Phillips Ltd at TEFAF 2015 Antiques

A Bow Brooch and a pair of Drop Earrings. Diamond. Brooch circa 1890. Earrings circa 1840. S.J. Phillips Ltd (stand 114). TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) Length brooch 14.5 cm - Length earrings 6.6 cm Boucheron, Vase, Paris, Belle Epoque, circa 1900. Gold. Height 10.5 cm. Signed 'Boucheron'. S.J. Phillips Ltd (stand 114). TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) S.J. Phillips Ltd celebrated their 140th anniversary in 2009 and have an... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

Hancocks at TEFAF 2015 Antiques

Lacloche Frères, Art Deco Chinoiserie Desk Clock, Paris, circa 1925. Mother-of-pearl, carved coral, black lacquer, rose quartz, carved agate, blue enamel and diamonds. Dial decoration by Vladimir Makovsky. Hancocks (stand 243).  TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) Though the art of inlay was primarily credited to Far Eastern artisans in the Art Deco period, one European craftsman, the Russian Vladimir Makovsky (1884-1966), is known to have practiced the technique with as much... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

A green and black-enameled 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period

A green and black-enameled 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the shallow, rounded sides rising to a lipped rim, painted with a central medallion containing a dragon pursuing a 'flaming' pearl among fiery clouds, repeated with two dragons on the exterior, picked out in green enamel with black detailing, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue - Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

A green and black-enameled 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period

A green and black-enameled 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. well-painted in the center in green enamel highlighted in black with a dragon leaping in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' enclosed within a double line in underglaze blue, a frieze of two similar dragons on the exterior, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue - Diameter 7 1/4  in., 18.4 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, New York, 17 mars 2015, 02:00... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

A rare iron-red ground and blue and white bowl, 17th century

A rare iron-red ground and blue and white bowl, 17th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. well-painted on the exterior in underglaze blue with flowers of the four seasons - peony, lotus, chrysanthemum and plum - enclosed by plain lines all enclosed in iron-red, the interior with a center medallion of a single peony blossom on an iron-red ground encircled by double lines, repeated at the rim, the white glazed recessed base with a apocryphal Jiajing mark in underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]

08 mars 2015

A Famille-Verte bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A Famille-Verte bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of globular form rising to a tall cylindrical neck and rolled rim, well-painted with stylized floral medallions borne on leafy scrolls, the shoulder with alternating flower heads on an aubergine ground, the neck with further stylized floral meander and surmounted by a diaper cell band, the base with an underglaze blue 'G' mark - Height 9 1/2  in., 24.2 cm  Provenance: Ralph... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

A 'Famille-Verte' plaque mounted as a table screen, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A 'Famille-Verte' plaque mounted as a table screen, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of rectangular form, painted on both sides in bright enamels, one depicting an animated scene of a backward facing archer on horseback unwittingly racing towards capture, possibly the "Chasing the Rebel Sun Biao" scene from The Romance of the Western Chamber, all within a cell-pattern border cornered by lingzhi, the reverse with a landscape, bare trees and... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

A fine group of five 'boneless' Famille-Rose winecups, Yongzheng marks and period

Lot 280. A fine group of five 'boneless' Famille-Rose winecups, Yongzheng marks and period. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 274,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each delicately potted with steep rounded sides rising to a gently flaring rim, the exterior painted in soft pastel enamels with flowering blush pink peony and pale yellow prunus boughs and two vibrant butterflies fluttering above, the interior with two pale green and pink orchid blossoms, the base with a six-character mark in... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

A rare and important wucai bowl with silver gilt mounts, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period

A rare and important wucai bowl with silver gilt mounts, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. painted on the exterior with four reserves of pheasant and foliage in iron red, green and turquoise on an iron-red ground, the interior in underglaze blue with a central medallion of a small water bird amid lotus flowers enclosed by double lines and a diaper band around the rim, the silver gilt mounts late 16th- early 17th century, possibly Augsburg or Nuremberg... [Lire la suite]