04 mai 2015

Islamic first half 17th century's jewelry at 'Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy', MET

Quatrefoil Pendant, first quarter 17th century. Fabricated from gold; worked in kundan technique and set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds.  H. 1 13/16 in. (4.7 cm) W. 1 13/16 in. (4.5 cm) Wt. 0.5 oz. (14.78 g). The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This artwork is part of Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy Floral Pendant in the Form of an Eight-Pointed Star, first half of the 17th century. Fabricated from gold; worked in kundan... [Lire la suite]

04 mai 2015

A pair of incised yellow-glazed bowls, Qianlong seal marks and period

A pair of incised yellow-glazed bowls, Qianlong seal marks and period. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's each with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, finely incised around the exterior with floral medallions divided by ruyi clouds and above a lotus lappet band, the interior with a floral medallion, covered overall in a rich egg-yolk yellow glaze save for the base glazed in white and bearing the mark in underglaze-blue. Quantité:... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2015

A large gilt-decorated blue-glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty

  A large gilt-decorated blue-glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of pear shape, covered with a dark blue glaze stopping neatly at the foot, decorated in gilding with peony sprays on the rounded body and the tall, cylindrical neck, the sloping shoulders with a band of upright leaves and a key fret band, all above a lappet border at the foot, the base inscribed with a six-character Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2015

A turquoise-glazed and slip-decorated bottle vase, Daoguang seal mark and period

A turquoise-glazed and slip-decorated bottle vase, Daoguang seal mark and period. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the compressed body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck, painted in white slip around the exterior with bats suspending wanzi and lotus stems, interspersed by shou characters, all below a band of alternating bats and ruyi heads, and a wan border, the neck similarly decorated, the rim gilt, the base inscribed... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2015

A 'Longquan' celadon mallet vase, Ming Dynasty

A 'Longquan' celadon mallet vase, Ming Dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the cylindrical body tapering slightly towards the recessed base, the tall columnar neck rising to a wide everted mouthrim, flanked by a pair of dragon handles, covered overall in a translucent sea-green glaze suffused with a subtle crackle, the footring left unglazed revealing the dark brown dressing - 26.7cm., 10 1/2 in. Provenance: Toguri Museum of Art, Tokyo.Sotheby’s London, 10th June 2004, lot 581. ... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2015

A fine and rare ru-type jardiniere, Yongzheng seal mark and period

A fine and rare ru-type jardiniere, Yongzheng seal mark and period. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of rectangular form, the flared sides rising from a stepped foot to a flat everted rim, covered overall in a crackled lavender-blue glaze stopping neatly at the footring to reveal a brown body, the base with two circular apertures and inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue, wood stand and Japanese wood box. Quantité: 3 - 46.9cm., 18 1/4 in. Notes: The jardinière... [Lire la suite]

04 mai 2015

Important Diamonds at 'Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy', Metropolitan Museum of Art NY

Shah Jahan Diamond, 17th century. Pendant of taviz (amulet) outline; facet-cut from diamond (material described as ‘fancy light pink’), drilled. H. 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm) W. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm) Wt. 56.72 cts. The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait. © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This artwork is part of Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy "Arcot II" Diamond, late 18th century; modified 1959 and 2011, India, Golconda. Pear-shaped, brilliant-cut diamond, 17.21 carats.... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2015

A rare underglaze blue and copper red 'Dragon' basin, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A rare underglaze blue and copper red 'Dragon' basin, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of globular form, with deep rounded sides rising from a countersunk base with a short, straight neck, vibrantly painted with four striding dragons and numerous bats in flight reserved on a copper-red ground of overlapping waves, framed above and below by ruyi head borders, the shoulder with a diaper band and a fish roe border at the neck - 38.6cm., 15... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2015

A pair of iron-red enamelled 'Shoulao' dishes, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A pair of iron-red enamelled 'Shoulao' dishes, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's each with shallow rounded sides, finely enamelled to the centre with the Immortal Shoulao seated beside a spotted deer and a basket of peaches, within a border of the 'hundred bats' at the rim, the underside with lotus lappets and a floret border, wood stands. Quantité: 4 - 20cm., 7 7/8 in. Provenance: Antiquaire Tournet, Paris, circa... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2015

A rare silver-mounted ewer and cover for the Islamic market, the porcelain Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A rare silver-mounted ewer and cover for the Islamic market, the porcelain Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall waisted knoped neck, moulded and brightly decorated in iron-red and gilt to each side with a peach-shaped panel flanked by leafy floral sprays, all above a lotus lappet band at the base and a lobed neck, set to one side with a large loop handle and to the other with an S-shaped spout, the... [Lire la suite]