01 mars 2017

A fine blue and white barbed rim 'floral scroll' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 1. A fine blue and white barbed rim 'floral scroll' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Estimation 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. very finely potted with shallow rounded sides divided into twelve bracket foliations, rising from a short tapered foot to a barbed everted rim, deftly and richly painted in shades of cobalt blue with a central lotus bloom to the interior, shown en face surrounded by blooms of camellia, lotus, chrysanthemum, mallow... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2017

A glass-inlaid gold and silver decorated-bronze belt hook, Warring States-Western Han dynasty (475 BC-AD 8)

Lot 870. A glass-inlaid gold and silver decorated-bronze belt hook, Warring States-Western Han dynasty (475 BC-AD 8). Estimate: USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The pierced, hollow broad end is cast as an animal head with ribbed horns that curve backwards to surround a circular glass inlay above back-swept, silvered scrolls on the ribbed sides. A silver ribbed band is at the base of the neck of the dragon-head hook which has inlaid glass eyes. 3 in. (7.6 cm.) long ... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

A gilt-bronze taotie mask fitting with loose ring handle, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 861. A gilt-bronze taotie mask fitting with loose ring handle, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate: USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The well-cast mask is finely detailed with striated hair markings and a ring-punched ground and suspends a loose ring from the down-turned nose which continues into a rectangular tab on the back below another tab pierced for attachment. 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high overall, stand Provenance: Christie’s New... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

A pair of gilt-bronze rectangular belt plaques, North China, 3rd-2nd century AD

Lot 860. A pair of gilt-bronze rectangular belt plaques, North China, 3rd-2nd century AD. Estimate: USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Each plaque is cast with two addorsed ungulates shown in a recumbent position facing the outer edge and with their back legs rotated up over their backs where they flank their tails which terminate in confronted roe heads, all within a double rope border. Each has two attachment loops on the reverse which bears a woven pattern indicating that the plaque was... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

Two gilt-bronze rectangular belt plaques, North China, 3rd-2nd century AD

Lot 857. Two gilt-bronze rectangular belt plaques, North China, 3rd-2nd century AD. Estimate: USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Each plaque is cast in relief with an ungulate being attacked by a bear and a wolf, the design incorporating raptor heads along the lower, upper and inner edges. Each has two vertical attachment loops on the reverse, and one is pierced with a single hole. 4 ¾ and 4 5/8 in. (12 and 11.8 cm.) long, box Provenance: Pierced plaque: acquired in Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

A very rare gilt-bronze feline-form ornament, North China, 1st-2nd century AD

Lot 847. A very rare gilt-bronze feline-form ornament, North China, 1st-2nd century AD. Estimate: USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The finely cast feline is shown gracefully prowling with head turned to the side and right fore-paw raised, the end of the tail hidden behind the right rear paw. Two pins project from the almost flat reverse. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) long, box Provenance: Private collection, France, before 1945.The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, before... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2017

Giacinto Melillo (Naples 1845-1915), Archeological revival bracelet, Naples, circa 1870

Giacinto Melillo (Naples 1845-1915), Archeological revival bracelet, Naples, circa 1870. Gold, pearls and enamel. Length 19 cm. Weight 105 g © A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier  This archeological style bracelet is a rare example of the work of the renowned jeweller Giacinto Melillo, who started off as a pupil of Castellani. The seven heavy, square panels are joined by large gold hinges with semicircular end plaques. Each panel is decorated with elaborate motifs in the Etruscan style executed in fine granulation and wirework... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2017

Wallace Chan at TEFAF Maastricht 2017

Wallace Chan (Hong Kong, 1962), Ruby Castle ring. Burmese Hexagonal-shaped, ruby 17.58ct, pink sapphire and titanium, 3.6 x 3.6 x 1.6 cm. Signed 'Wallace Chan', China, 2016 © Wallace Chan Literature: The creator was attracted by this ruby main stone's outstanding form. By marrying imagination with observation he used pink sapphires to compose a glacier-like structure. The poetry of harmonious colors, geometric forms and traveling light is expressed through the meticulous layers of this Ruby Castle – a dream castle... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2017

Hemmerle at TEFAF Maastricht 2017

Ring. Diamond, aluminium and white gold, 2016. © Hemmerle Earrings. Aquamarines, sapphires, silver and white gold, 2016 © Hemmerle Bangle. Aquamarines, sapphires, aluminium, silver and white gold, 2016. © Hemmerle Hemmerle. Stand: 141. TEFAF Maastricht 2017.
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01 mars 2017

Celadon Ewer with Carved Lotus Petals, Trần Dynasty 1225-1400 A.D., Vietnam

Celadon Ewer with Carved Lotus Petals, Trần Dynasty 1225-1400 A.D., Vietnam. Height: 20 cm © Zetterquist Galleries A stoneware ewer of high-shouldered ovoid form with short, straight neck, stylized beast spout and strap handle. There are four lug handles of ornate Persian inspired form. The body is carved with two bands of elongated lotus petals emanating from just above the straight foot. The entire piece is covered with a finely crackled, celadon glaze of ideal minty green color. The underfoot is unglazed,... [Lire la suite]