15 juillet 2016

Pair of bowls with gem overlay, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, AD 1522–1566

Pair of bowls with gem overlay. Porcelain with underglaze blue, gilding and semi-precious stones, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, AD 1522–1566; PDF A793, PDF A794 © Trustees of the British Museum This bowl has a crane or heron in a lotus pond in the centre in underglaze blue and an underglaze blue mark on the base which reads 福壽康寧 (fu shou kang ning ‘may good fortune and health be with you’). However it is the exterior which is interesting. The bowl has been ornamented with... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2016

A Louis XV three-colour gold and hardstone snuff-box set with a portrait miniature of Queen Marie-Antoinette of France

Lot 212. A Louis XV three-colour gold and hardstone snuff-box set with a portrait miniature of Queen Marie-Antoinette of France by Jean-François Breton (Fl. 1737-1791), marked, Paris, 1766-1767, with the charge and decharge marks of Jean-Jacques Prevost, 1762-1768. Estimate £50,000 - £80,000 ($64,550 - $103,280). Price Realized £140,500 ($182,088). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. oval box, the cover inset with a slightly later portrait miniature, on ivory, by François Dumont (French 1751-1831) of Queen... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2016

A German jewelled gold and hardstone snuff-box, attributed to Heinrich Taddel (1714-1794), Dresden, circa 1740

Lot 225. A German jewelled gold and hardstone snuff-box, attributed to Heinrich Taddel (1714-1794), Dresden, circa 1740. Estimate £100,000 - £150,000 ($129,100 - $193,650). Price Realized £140,500 ($182,088). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. rectangular box, the wavy gold cage-work mounts enclosing panels of translucent orange and grey agate overlaid in pierced and chased gold, the cover and sides with pastoral scenes within scrolls and foliage hung with rose diamond garlands, the base with a classical fountain... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2016

A German four colour gold and powdered shell snuff-box, Berlin, circa 1765

Lot 230. A German four colour gold and powdered shell snuff-box, Berlin, circa 1765. Estimate £100,000 - £150,000 ($129,100 - $193,650). Price Realized £200,500 ($259,848). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 rectangular gold-lined box, the cover, sides and base set with panels of powdered tortoiseshell, overlaid with pierced gold trellis-work and mounted en-cage within chased scalloped gold floral borders, each panel applied with vari-colour gold birds perched amongst trees, flowers and foliage, the interior of... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2016

An imperial moulded gourd bowl, Qianlong Shangwan mark and period

Lot49. An imperial moulded gourd bowl, Qianlong Shangwan mark and period; 14.3 cm, 5 5/8  in.. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD (88,495 USD). Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides skilfully moulded on the exterior with a repeated pattern of five stylised floral roundels, the underside moulded with a four-character Qianlong shangwan mark in regular script Provenance: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 15th May 1990, lot 326. Notes: The humble origins of the gourd and its... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2016

A soapstone figure of a Luohan, attributed to Zhou Bin, Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 73. A soapstone figure of a Luohan, attributed to Zhou Bin, Qing dynasty, 17th century; 8.2 cm, 3 1/4  in.. Estimate 350,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 812,500 HKD (104,585 USD). Photo Sotheby's finely carved as a luohan seated on a base with irregular and jagged edges, the figure rendered reclining on a gnarled and rocky outcrop on his right whilst holding a ruyi sceptre in his right hand with his left hand resting on his right knee, depicted dressed in loose... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2016

A small inlaid zitan circular incense box and cover, School of Zhou Zhu, Yangzhou, Late Ming – Early Qing Dynasty

Lot 42. A small inlaid zitan circular incense box and cover, School of Zhou Zhu, Yangzhou, Late Ming–Early Qing Dynasty; 7.3 cm, 2 7/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,440,000 HKD (442,797 USD). Photo Sotheby's of circular form, the sides tapering in at the base towards the low circular footrim, with slightly raised band around rims of the box and cover, the domed cover embellished with a verdant branch bearing clusters of lychee, each carved with a diapered ground, rendered in... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2016

Indian Ringneck Parrots

Blue Indian Ringneck Parrot Indian Ringneck Parrot   Indian Ringneck Parrot by Ryan Khine
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15 juillet 2016

A Diamond and Pearl Pendant, India, 18th Century

A Diamond and Pearl Pendant, India, 18th Century. Photo courtesy Sue Ollemans Length: 5cm. Available at Sue Ollemans
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15 juillet 2016

Sarpech from Gwalior (1700 - 1800)

Sarpech from Gwalior, 18th Century. Photo courtesy The Curator's Studded with 10-12ct. Golconda Diamonds and Precious and large Emeralds with Minakari work on back. For sale on Curatorseye.com
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