24 mars 2017

A molded and reticulated fahua jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 655. A molded and reticulated fahua jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of baluster form, the openwork outer layer carved with the Eight Immortals paying court to Shoulao, the God of Longevity, amid pines, clouds, cranes, and other auspicious animals, all between a band of upright lappets with inverted lotus buds on the foot and an openwork peony scroll along the shoulder, a narrow band of petals beneath detached clouds on the short neck, the... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2017

A fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 654. A fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. glazed in aubergine, turquoise and yellow reserved against a deep blue ground, depicting a sage drifting towards a pavilion enshrouded in clouds approached by an attendant carrying a wrapped qin, between a ruyi-collar enclosing lotus blossoms at the shoulder and a lappet band below, the interior applied with a yellow glaze, Japanese wood box (2). Height 11 1/4  in., 28.6... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2017

A Chinese porcelain cup with Ottoman tombak mounts set with a coral finial, China and Turkey, 18th century

Lot 208. A Chinese porcelain cup with Ottoman tombak mounts set with a coral finial, China and Turkey, 18th century.  Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the body comprising a blue porcelain cup set in tombak mounts, including a splayed foot with incised floral details, with a hinged lid featuring three cartouches with foliate openwork design, surmounted by coral finial and curved handle - 17.5cm. height. Note: This tombak incense burner is distinguished by the... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2017

An Ottoman jade and gem-set silver-gilt casket, Turkey and China, 19th century

Lot 209. An Ottoman jade and gem-set silver-gilt casket, Turkey and China, 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form on four applied gem-set cusped feet, the exterior set with rubies, emeralds, amethysts and sapphires against a ground of engraved floral motifs, the lid mounted with an openwork carved Chinese jade plaque - 8.9 by 10 by 8cm. Note: The present casket, as with the previous lot, is a product of the Ottoman taste for Chinese artefacts, in this case, carved... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2017

An Ottoman jade and gem-set silver-gilt casket, Turkey and China, 18th-19th century

Lot 210. An Ottoman jade and gem-set silver-gilt casket, Turkey and China, 18th-19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of octagonal form standing on eight columnar feet, each side of the exterior decorated with a jade plaque set with silver-mounted gemstones, the surrounding area similarly and densely inset with gemstones and semi-precious stones, each corner with a vertical ridge set with diagonal bands of turquoise half-beads, the Chinese jade cover with dragons flanking... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2017

A gem-set jade pendant, India, mid-19th century

Lot 200. A gem-set jade pendant, India, mid-19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the light jade plaque set in the kundan technique with diamonds, emeralds and rubies designed as a fine floral spray, the top with horizontal drill hole, mounted with gold chain, fitted in a bespoke, velvet-lined box with 'Hamilton & Co.' insignia. Provenance: By repute, James Andrew Broun-Ramsay (1812-60), 1st Marquess of Dalhousie, Governor-General of India (1848-56).Thence by... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2017

A pair of enamelled and gem-set bracelets, North India, 19th century

Lot 193. A pair of enamelled and gem-set bracelets, North India, 19th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each set with lasque diamonds and rubies in floral-shaped settings on an emerald-green ground, the interior enamelled with green floral motifs on a white engraved wave ground. Quantity: 2 - 9.9cm. diam. each. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 26 Apr 2017, 10:30 AM
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24 mars 2017

An emerald and diamond-set enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), North India, 19th century

Lot 198. An emerald and diamond-set enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), North India, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. gently curved jewel featuring a central hexagonal-cut emerald carved with flowerheads, between two oval carved emeralds, a drop-shape carved emerald above with diamond-set petalled border, two hanging spinels and seed pearls, polychrome floral enamelling to reverse, clasps on either side with metal-thread cord - main jewel: 7 by 7.6cm. Sotheby's. Arts of the... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2017

A gem-set and enamelled gold necklace, North India, 19th century2

Lot 194. A gem-set and enamelled gold necklace, North India, 19th century. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. comprising facet-cut white sapphires set in gold with foil backing, on flexible openwork chain surrounded by seed-pearl borders, hanging flowerhead-shaped pendant with spinel drop, enamelled on the reverse in red, green and white with floral details on each setting, rows of pearl-strings leading to square clasp - 32.5cm. max. unclasped - 20.5cm width. Note: Commissioned by a... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2017

Lisbon, Portugal by Ron Gessel

Lisbon, Portugal by Ron Gessel
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