23 novembre 2016

Memento Mori Rosary, 18th Century

Lot 736. Memento Mori Rosary, 18th Century. Estimate: € 3500-4000. Photo Hampel Auction. Overall length: 44 cm. Ten beads and large final pearl, these carved each in the shape of a skull in the leg. Top ball, intermediate and final cross pendant Silver Cross. The larger, filigree and partially gilt cross with colored stones.Between gold thread tassel. In modern stand presented in metal. Literature: Fredy Bühler, Urs-Beat Frei, The Rosary devotions - History - Arts Benteli, November... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2016

Large, impressive ivory tankard and cover with silver mounts, probably Southern France, about 1720

Lot 750. Large, impressive ivory tankard and cover with silver mounts, probably Southern France, about 1720. Estimate: € 14000-16000. Photo Hampel Auction. Height: 67 cm. Ivory carved in high relief. Wrought copper insert, applies interior. Silver feet and cover mounts.Unidentified hallmarks: "L." in transverse rhombus flanked by two oval hallmarks in the shape of pinecones and assay scrape underneath. Two vertical, lancet-shaped silver buckles on Either Side, one engraved: "Sans... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2016

Russian Baroque tankard, Siberia, 1751

Lot 1231. Russian Baroque tankard, Siberia, 1751. Estimate: € 5000-6000. Photo Hampel Auction Metal, wrought, gold-plated, engraved and hallmarked. About profiled standing ring of cylindrical body with profiled, grooved mouth. Cast handle in C- and S-shaped hood with subsequent socket lid with ball finial. Body with engraved and embossed decoration on punched ground. On one side a stylized horse, on the other side a stylized Russian eagles be bowing down. Age and... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2016

Russian diamond brooch, St. Petersburg, ca 1880

Lot 2013. Russian diamond brooch, St. Petersburg, ca 1880. Estimate: € 50000-60000. Photo Hampel Auction A very fine rare brooch in the shape of an oak branch with leaf and two acorns from teardrop old-cut diamonds, approx 2.4 ct Cape / Si, covered with small diamond roses, total approx. 0.3 ct. Drops with minimal Prom. In original Fabergé case.  Hampel. Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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23 novembre 2016

Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1959

Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1959. Photo Philippe Pottier pour L'Officiel.
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23 novembre 2016

China Machado wearing Balenciaga, 1959

China Machado wearing Balenciaga, 1959
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23 novembre 2016

Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1959

Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1959
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23 novembre 2016

Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1959

Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1959
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23 novembre 2016

Pottery figure of ladies playing polo game in sancai, tri-color glaze, Tang dynasty, 618-906 C.E.

Pottery figure of ladies playing polo game in sancai, tri-color glaze, Tang dynasty, 618-906 C.E. © National Palace Museum In the late Neolithic Age, various regions produced an assortment of ceramics, displaying the dynamic spirit of these early peoples. For example, the Yangshao culture, located at the upper reaches of the Yellow River, produced pottery painted with geometric patterns in bright colors such as red, black, and white, while in the lower reaches, the Longshan culture featured lustrous, black... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2016

A Jizhou paper-cut resist-decorated tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3165. A Jizhou paper-cut resist-decorated tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 51,798 - USD 77,697). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The interior is decorated in resist technique with paper-cut decoration of three quatrelobed flower heads, one enclosing the inscription jinyu mantang 'May your home be filled with gold and jade'; another with changming fugui 'May you be bestowed with longevity and wealth'; the third one... [Lire la suite]