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]

01 mars 2017

Lidded Ewer, Trần Dynasty 1225-1400 A.D., Vietnam

Lidded Ewer, Trần Dynasty 1225-1400 A.D., Vietnam. Height: 13cm © Zetterquist Galleries A small pear-shaped stoneware ewer with constricted neck and small flared mouth-rim. There are incised lines of decoration around the girth of the body and intersecting the out-flaring spout. A stopper-type lid has a flattened top decorated with concentric circles. The wide foot rim is beveled and has a shallow, concave underfoot. The piece is glazed with a finely crackled, pale green tinted glaze that stops short of the... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

Unglazed Russet Colored Lidded Jar, Trần Dynasty 1225–1400 A.D., Vietnam

Unglazed Russet Colored Lidded Jar, Trần Dynasty 1225–1400 A.D., Vietnam. Height: 18cm © Zetterquist Galleries A stoneware lidded jar with wide mouth, barrel shaped body standing on a reticulated base. The slightly flared base has circular and petal shaped cutouts below a band of downward facing lotus petals carved around the join with the body. The body is decorated with bands of shallow, rolled lotus petals and hatch marks around its girth. The mouth rim is everted with a raised interior ledge, onto which... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

Large Lidded Jar with Incised Brown Lotus Decoration, Trần Dynasty 1225–1400 A.D., Vietnam

Large Lidded Jar with Incised Brown Lotus Decoration, Trần Dynasty 1225–1400 A.D., Vietnam. Height: 38.5cm © Zetterquist Galleries A large ceremonial jar sitting on an attached, reticulated base, fashioned after earlier cooking vessels, supported by eight “feet” standing on a footring. The bottom of the body has a deeply carved band of lotus petals, above a smaller band of downward facing lotus petals decorated with brown glaze. The main section of the body is divided into eight carved lotus petal... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

Lidded Ewer with Iron Oxide Spots, Lý–Trần Dynasty, 12th–13th c. A.D., Vietnam

Lidded Ewer with Iron Oxide Spots, Lý–Trần Dynasty, 12th–13th c. A.D., Vietnam. Height: 19cm © Zetterquist Galleries A stoneware ewer with ovoid body with pinched spout and strap handle. There are four lug-handles on each side of the shoulder between the spout and handle. The body is decorated with bands of lightly incised lines and large iron oxide brown spots evenly distributed over the surface. The lid, which sits over a straight neck, is similarly decorated, has a flattened top, beveled edges, and is surmounted... [Lire la suite]