11 octobre 2016

A lobed spinach-green jade plaque, Turkey or Persia, 17th-18th century

Loot 283. A lobed spinach-green jade plaque, Turkey or Persia, 17th-18th century. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the spinach-green jade carved as a poly-lobed arch with vertical drill hole for hanging; 8.3 by 8cm.   Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 19 Oct 2016, 11:30 AM
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11 octobre 2016

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with scabbard, India, 18th century

Lot 254. A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with scabbard, India, 18th century; 43cm. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the jade hilt carved with five large mulberries at pommel, the external one with a diamond set in gold, carved throughout with floral palmettes, the knuckle-guard designed as a stem terminating in a lotus bud, double-edged watered-steel blade with central ridge and medallion with gold decoration and... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2016

A Mughal inscribed gem-set jade belt buckle, India, 17th century

Lot 276. A Mughal inscribed gem-set jade belt buckle, India, 17th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the light green nephrite jade carved in circular form with central band, set with four inscribed gemstones; 7.2cm. diam. Inscriptions: The nada 'ali quatrain (although missing the invocation to 'Ali (O 'Ali !) A light nephrite jade belt buckle of similar, but more ovoid form, inlaid with gem-set floral stems, attributed to the Deccan or... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2016

A Mughal horse head-hilted jade dagger, India, 18th century

Lot 253. A Mughal horse head-hilted jade dagger, India, 18th century. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the pale-green jade pommel with areas of darker inclusions, carved in the form of a horse's head with mane flowing to one side, flowerhead and leaf motifs near edge, the slightly curved, double-edged steel blade with central ridge and gold overlaid motifs at forte ; 45cm.   Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 19 Oct 2016, 11:30 AM
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11 octobre 2016

A large gem-set carved jade pandan, India, 19th century

Lot 256. A large gem-set carved jade pandan, India, 19th century; 6cm. height. 14cm. max. diam. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of octagonal form with slightly domed lid, carved with eight faceted sides and raised chevron borders, flowerhead to centre, decorated in the kundan technique with diamonds and rubies, underside with carved stylised flowerhead, in custom velvet-lined box. Note: This pandan box was designed for the... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2016

A large Mughal diamond and emerald-set jade hilt, India, 18th-19th century

Lot 257. A large Mughal diamond and emerald-set jade hilt, India, 18th-19th century; 14.5cm. height. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the pale green jade of pistol-grip form with rounded pommel and scroll quillons, decorated with flowering stems of inlaid gold set with emeralds and facet-cut diamonds, featuring a carved emerald crest. Notes: Mughal princes, nobles and high officials were honoured regularly by the Emperor with daggers,... [Lire la suite]

11 octobre 2016

A fine tea-dust bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3644. A fine tea-dust bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. potted with a compressed globular body with a tall slightly attenuated neck surmounted by a everted rim, all supported on a short splayed foot, covered overall in an olive-coloured glaze flecked with a fine yellow mist, the base incised with a six-character seal mark beneath a brown dressing; 18.7 cm, 7 3/8  in. Sotheby's, Important... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2016

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

Lot 3655. A fine guan-type bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a compressed globular body tapering to a tall tubular neck, all supported on a short splayed foot, covered overall save for the unglazed footring with an even pale greyish-celadon glaze densely suffused with a network of crackles simulating 'iron wire' and 'gold thread' of Song dynasty Guan ware, the base inscribed with an... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2016

A 'bronze-imitation' tea-dust glazed and gilt-splashed 'chilong' bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3649. A 'bronze-imitation' tea-dust glazed and gilt-splashed 'chilong' bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. of elegant pear shape, the compressed globular body rising from a short splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, covered overall in a gilt-speckled olive-green glaze, applied with a gilt-decorated archaisticchilong clambering around the tapering shoulder, the mythical beast finely detailed with a... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2016

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

Lot 3650. A fine ru-type octagonal vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. well proportioned and potted of facetted octagonal form, the tapered body gently sweeping up to a wide shoulder and surmounted by a waisted neck and flared rim, all supported on a short splayed foot of corresponding form, evenly covered overall save for the footring with a lustrous and luminous pale greyish-blue glaze densely suffused with fine... [Lire la suite]