25 mars 2017

A bronze coin-shaped ritual plaque, early 20th century

Lot 73. A bronze coin-shaped ritual plaque, early 20th century. EstimateHKD 10,000 - HKD 15,000 (USD 1,293 - USD 1,940). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The coin-shaped plaque is cast on one side with a four-character inscription, Xianfeng zhongbao, ‘Treasured Currenty of the Xianfeng period’, and on the other with a two-character inscription, Zhenku, ‘Protecting the Treasury’, and another inscription from left to right in Manchu, above a four-character inscription in a line, Neiting gongfeng, ‘For... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2017

A very rare large ‘Mythical Animals and Grapes’ bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 82. A very rare large ‘Mythical Animals and Grapes’ bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000 (USD 90,522 - USD 116,385). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The thick mirror is finely cast in high relief with six lively mythical animals, including a mythical horse, tianlu and bixie. Each animal is accompanied by its young, galloping above waves and amid grapevines around the central knob in the form of a recumbent toad, within a narrow border of dragonflies and... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2017

Importante statue de Guanyin en bronze doré, Dynastie Ming, XVIe-XVIIe siècle

Lot 108. Importante statue de Guanyin en bronze doré, Dynastie Ming, XVIe-XVIIe siècle. Estimate 15,000 € - 20,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. assise en dhyanasana, les mains en vitarka mudra, la gauche au-dessus de l'aine tenant un bol patra, la droite levée devant l'épaule pinçant entre deux doigts une tige de saule, vêtue d'une ample robe monastique aux bordures finement incisées de motifs floraux, le torse découvert paré de bijoux, le visage charnu en méditation flanqué de longs lobes d'oreilles... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2017

Evert Collier (Bréda vers 1640 - 1706 Londres), Nature morte aux globes, boussole et instruments de musique

Evert Collier (Bréda vers 1640 - 1706 Londres), Nature morte aux globes, boussole et instruments de musique, huile sur toile, signée en haut à droite E. Coljer, 31,5 x 26 cm. Estimate 15,000 € - 20,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. Evert Collier, Still life with globe, compass and music instruments, oil on canvas, 12 1/2 by 26 1/4 in. Vendu sans cadre.  Sotheby's. Collection de Monsieur Erik Le Caruyer de Beauvais, Paris, 31 Mar 2017
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25 mars 2017

Evert Collier (Bréda vers 1640 - 1706 Londres), Nature morte aux instruments de musique, globe et livres

Evert Collier (Bréda vers 1640 - 1706 Londres), Nature morte aux instruments de musique, globe et livres, huile sur toile, monogrammée en bas à gauche EC, 31,5 x 26 cm. Estimate 15,000 € - 20,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. Evert Collier, Still life with globe, musical instruments and books, oil on canvas, Monogramed EC, 12 3/8 by 10 1/4 in. Note: Evert Collier faisait partie avec Vincent Laurensz van de Vinne, Jan Vermeulen et Jacques de Claeuw d’un groupe de peintres de vanités très actifs dans... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2017

The Stotesbury Emerald at Auction

Lot 108. The Magnificent and Legendary Stotesbury Emerald, in a ring by Harry Winston, weighing approximately 34.40 carats. Estimate $800,000–1,200,000. Photo: Sotheby's. Of ‘ Classic Colombian,’ origin, the Stotesbury emerald is a lively shade of green, its unique shape adding to its regal nature. For millennia, emeralds have been one of the most admired and sought after gemstones in the world. Though they adorned the Egyptian pharaohs and Roman emperors, emeralds achieved an exalted status when they returned to Europe... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2017

A Mughal gem-set ivory horse-head hilt, India, 17th century

Lot 188. A Mughal gem-set ivory horse-head hilt, India, 17th century. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the carved ivory hilt of horse-head form with flowing, plaited mane to one side, eyes set in the kundan technique with rubies, inset turquoise stone at conjunction of bridle and mane, finely carved floral design on punched ground to base - 13.4cm.  Note: This sensitively carved horse-head hilt belongs to a group of carved ivory horse-head daggers... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2017

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

Lot 190. A Mughal diamond and gem-set jade hilt, India, 18th-19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the light green jade of pistol-grip form with rounded pommel and scroll quillons, decorated with colourful gemstones, including rubies and emeralds, in gold settings designed as flowering stems  - 13cm. height. Note: The shape of this type of jade-hilt, with a curved pommel, first appeared in the second half of the seventeenth century. This dating is also... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2017

A yellow jade mythical beast, Song-Ming dynasty

Lot 746. A yellow jade mythical beast, Song-Ming dynasty. Estimate 8,20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. worked as a crouching animal with bushy eyebrows and a ridged spine ending in a tail swept up against hindquarters, the head with ears pricked back and bulging eyes below bushy brows, the yellow stone suffused with russet-brown skin to the underside and hind legs. Length 3 3/8  in., 8.5 cm  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art New York, 15 Mar 2017
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25 mars 2017

A grey and russet jade 'Tiger' pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and a carved celadon jade 'Dragon pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th c

Lot 76. A grey and russet jade 'Tiger' pendant, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and a carved celadon jade 'Dragon pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,759 - USD 10,345) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The first pendant is carved in the form of a tiger. The stone is of a pale grey tone with some dark russet inclusions. The second is carved and pierced as an archaistic dragon. The body is coiled and decorated with an incised scrolling motif. The stone is of an even... [Lire la suite]