11 juillet 2017

A blister pearl and gemstone demi-parure, circa 1900

Lot 182. A blister pearl and gemstone demi-parure, circa 1900. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000 (USD 19,350 - USD 32,250) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Designed as a series of cluster panels, each set to the centre with a blister pearl within a border of oval rubies or pink sapphires interspersed with rose-cut diamonds to the smaller connecting links of similar design, the front suspending a blister pearl pendent drop within a rose-cut diamond-set border with circular-cut ruby accents and... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2017

An 18 carat gold, ruby and diamond parure, by Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 180. An 18 carat gold, ruby and diamond parure, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 129,000 - USD 193,500) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Comprising a necklace, designed as a graduated series of ruby cabochon and brilliant-cut diamond clusters, interspersed by oval shaped pavé-set diamond links and circular-cut ruby highlights, suspending a brooch pendant, together with a pair of ear pendants, a ring en suite, the necklace dismountable to form a pair of... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2017

Théodore Jacques Ralli (Greek, 1852-1909) On the Balcony, Cairo, 1880

Lot 18. Théodore Jacques Ralli (Greek, 1852-1909), On the Balcony, Cairo, signed and dated 'Ralli/80' (lower centre) oil on canvas 29 x 21 ½ in. (73.6 x 54.6 cm). Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 129,000 - USD 193,500) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Billinghurst, 24 May 1988, lot 289A.with Mathaf Gallery, London (inv. no. R88).Acquired from the above by the present owner. Note: Born in Constantinople of Greek descent, Ralli received his artistic... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2017

Rudolf Ernst (Austrian, 1854-1932), The Rug Merchant, 1888

  Lot 12. Rudolf Ernst (Austrian, 1854-1932), The Rug Merchant, signed and dated 'R. Ernst 88.' (lower right), oil on panel, 24 x 19 ¼ in. (62 x 50 cm). Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 129,000 - USD 193,500) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 23 May 1989, lot 47.with Mathaf Gallery, London (inv. no. S257).Acquired from the above by the present owner. Note: Ernst came from a family of distinguished artists. His father, Leopold... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2017

Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904), The Mandolin Player, 1858

Lot 54. Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904), The Mandolin Player, signed and dated ‘J.L. GEROME/1858.’ (centre left), oil on canvas, 16 ¼ x 11 3/8 in. (41.2 x 29 cm). Estimate GBP 150,000 - GBP 200,000 (USD 193,500 - USD 258,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Note: Gérôme was an indefatigable traveller. He seemed always to be on the go, even into his seventies. They were often long trips, sometimes of several months. One wonders how he got so much work done. When his studio assistant, the... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2017

Ludwig Deutsch (Austrian, 1855-1935), The Koran School, 1905

Lot 19.  Ludwig Deutsch (Austrian, 1855-1935), The Koran School, 1905, signed, inscribed and dated 'L. Deutsch PARIS 1905' (lower left), oil on panel, 27½ x 32 in (69.9 x 81.3 cm). Estimate GBP 300,000 - GBP 500,000 (USD 387,000 - USD 645,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 26 March 1987, lot 77.with Mathaf Gallery, London (inv. no. P.95).Acquired from the above by the present owner. Note: Executed at a time when Ludwig Deutsch (see Lot 13) was moving from... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2017

Ludwig Deutsch (Austrian, 1855-1935), At Prayer

Lot 13. Ludwig Deutsch (Austrian, 1855-1935), At Prayer, signed and dated 'L. Deutsch 1923' (lower left), oil on panel, 22 x 17 3/8 in. (55.9 x 44.1 cm). Estimate GBP 400,000 - GBP 600,000 (USD 516,000 - USD 774,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: with Mathaf Gallery, London (inv. no. S209).Acquired from the above by the present owner. Literature: J.M. Mackenzie, Orientalism. History, theory and the arts, Manchester, 1995, p. 75 (illustrated and further illustrated on the... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2017

A Ming-style blue and white vase, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908)

Lot 683. A Ming-style blue and white vase, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908). H. 38,4 cm.  Estimate €3 000/5 000. Lot sold 3 000 €. © Nagel The vase is painted in fifteenth century style with a broad band of composite foliate scroll above a petal-lappet band on the globular body, and bands of pendent ruyi heads and further foliate scroll on the shoulder, all separated by plain rib borders below a band of upright leaves rising from a key-fret border towards a further ruyi band and wave border on the... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2017

A small Wenzhu sitting on a throne, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 681. A small Wenzhu sitting on a throne, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H. 11 cm. Estimate €800/1 200. Lot sold 1 700 €. © Nagel Minor chip. Property from an Italian private collection, acquired in the 1980s. Nagel. Fine Asian Art - Salzburg, 16./17.06.2017
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11 juillet 2017

A blue and white and iron-red decorated bat and cloud vase, underglaze blue Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908)

Lot 680. A blue and white and iron-red decorated bat and cloud vase, underglaze blue Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908). H. 32 cm. Estimate €800/1 200. Lot sold 800 €. © Nagel Crack from mouth to neck. Property from an old Austrian private collection. Nagel. Fine Asian Art - Salzburg, 16./17.06.2017