15 février 2016

A Georgian diamond floral tiara as worn in Downton Abbey

A Georgian diamond floral tiara as worn in Downton Abbey. £145,000.00 © Bentley Skinner An Important Georgian diamond tiara, the tiara in the form of a garland spray of leaves and floral clusters, pave-set throughout with old-cut diamonds, weighing an estimated total of 45 carats, cutdown collet-set in silver to a yellow gold mount, convertible to two brooches, gross weight 75.5 grams on frame, circa 1800. No. 21162M  - info@bentley-skinner.co.uk
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15 février 2016

A late Victorian natural pearl and diamond tiara

A late Victorian natural pearl and diamond tiara. £145,000.00. © Bentley Skinner An Edwardian diamond tiara, with foliate swags and floral motifs graduating from the centre, set in white throughout with old brilliant-cut and rose-cut diamonds estimated to weigh a total of 8 carats, all to a yellow gold mount with detachable frame, convertible into a necklace, circa 1910. Gross weight 69.68 grams - No. 22487M - info@bentley-skinner.co.uk
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15 février 2016

Necklace of 177 Saxon pearls before 1734 from the Vogtland waters

Necklace of 177 Saxon pearls before 1734 from the Vogtland waters. largest pearl: Dm 12.9 mm; smallest bead: Dm 6.5mm. Inventory number: VIII 33. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden The first customer midland beads occurrence dates back to the mid-15th century. 1566 is the first known state intervention in the beads Search by Elector August. Center of the original occurrence was the headwater of the White Elster and its catchment area. The pearl fishery was... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2016

An amber and green-glazed molded pillow, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

An amber and green-glazed molded pillow, Liao dynasty (907-1125) © Christie's Image 2003 Molded in high relief around the sides with a frieze of foliate scroll, with boys playing amidst the leafy stems on the back which is glazed in green and amber while the rest is glazed in amber only - 9 13/16in. (24.9cm.) long. Lot 234. Estimate $5,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $4,183  Property from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Breece III Notes: This appears to be an unusual design in Liao... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2016

A small green-glazed stoneware flask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

A small green-glazed stoneware flask, Liao dynasty (907-1125). © Christie's Image 2003 Modelled after leather prototypes, the swelling body flattened at the top below a finger-pinched loop handle attached to a cylindrical spout with molded rim and raised band at its base, covered with a thin bright green glaze over a white slip falling irregularly to expose the buff ware - 10 5/8in. (27cm.) high - Lot 231. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $2,390  CHRISTIE'S. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2016

A rare green and yellow-glazed pottery ribbed tripod vessel, lian, Tang dynasty (618-907)

A rare green and yellow-glazed pottery ribbed tripod vessel, lian, Tang dynasty (618-907). © Christie's Image 2003 The interior covered in a thin yellowish ochre glaze and the ribbed exterior and feet with a green glaze - 6 3/8in. (16.2cm.) diam. Lot 227. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $1,912  Provenance: Professor Jan Hellner Collection.  Literature: O. Siren, Histoire des Arts Anciens de la Chine: L'Époque Han et les Six Dynasties, Paris and Brussels, 1929, vol. II,... [Lire la suite]

15 février 2016

Abraham Jamnitzer (1555-1600) and Wenzel Jamnitzer (1508-1585), Daphne with coral tines, Nuremberg, 1580 - 1586

Abraham Jamnitzer (1555-1600) and Wenzel Jamnitzer (1508-1585), Daphne with coral tines, Nuremberg, 1580 - 1586. Silver, gilt largely, Coral. H. 64.6 cm. Inventory number: VI 260. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2016 Already in the Treasury inventory of 1586/87 this is listed as "1 Silver breast bilt of a virgin, with a large gewechß of coral Zincken ...". Certainly the bizarre object was never intended for practical use, although remove the upper body of the nymph in belt... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2016

Georg Christoph Dinglinger (1668-1746), Cabinet "Noli Me Tangere"

Georg Christoph Dinglinger (1668-1746), Cabinet "Noli Me Tangere". Coral figures: probably Trapani (Sicily), in 1700. Coral, silver, gold, precious stones, mirror glass. H 19.5 cm, W 15.1 cm, D 8,1 cm, platform: B 15.3 cm, D 7.8 cm. Inventory number: VI 55. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2016 Works with religious themes play in the Dresdner treasury quantitatively a rather subordinate role.Among the finest examples, the fine copy belongs to the "Noli Me Tangere" which was "Hoff... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2016

Johann Heinrich Köhler (-1736), Small jewelry altar with St. Joseph

Johann Heinrich Köhler (-1736), Small jewelry altar with St. Joseph. Coral work: probably Trapani (Sicily); Goldsmith version: Dresden, 1729 - 1732. Coral, silver, gilt, enamel, gems, 30.1 x 18.1 x 10.5 cm. Inventory number: VI 28. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2016 In a niche-like architecture, crowned by three vases with jeweled, enameled flowers, presents itself under a halo with the image of Our Lady of St. Joseph of Nazareth. He is represented in ancient costume and... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2016

A sancai-glazed buff pottery tray and eight cups, Tang dynasty (618-907)

A sancai-glazed buff pottery tray and eight cups, Tang dynasty (618-907). © Christie's Image 2003 The tray raised on a shallow foot with flat base, the rim splashed with green, amber and white glazes that fall in streaks down the shallow sides, the small cups similarly glazed on the rim and interior - 10in. (25.2cm.) diam. (9). Lot 224. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $4,780  Notes: Patches of pale green-tinted straw glaze around the periphery of the unglazed area of the tray and traces... [Lire la suite]