02 novembre 2017

A blue-laced armor with a do-maru

Lot 481. A blue-laced armor with a do-maru. The helmet bowl Muromachi period (1333-1573), 16th century, the armor Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century. Sold for US$ 27,500 (€23,615). Photo: Bonhams. The component parts all decorated in black, textured leather and laced in blue with purple and orange highlights, the 16-plate russet-iron suji bachi decorated in kata-jiro style with gilt-metal shinodare extending down from the four-stage tehen kanamono, the surfaces carved with... [Lire la suite]

02 novembre 2017

A fine armor with a Myochin helmet

Lot 482. A fine armor with a Myochin helmet. The helmet by Myochin Katsuie, Muromachi period (1333-1573), 16th century, the armor Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century. Sold for US$ 37,500 (€32,202). Photo: Bonhams. The black-lacquer nerikawa armor laced in green with white and orange highlights and comprising a finely mounted 32-plate hoshi kabuto lacquered black and fitted with a five-stage gilt-copper and shakudochrysanthemum tehen kanamono, the mabizashi and the... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2017

A rare turquoise-glazed pottery jug, Damascus, Syria, 14th century

Lot 58. A rare turquoise-glazed pottery jug, Damascus, Syria, 14th century. 15 ½in. (40cm.). Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000. Price realised GBP 65,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 On slightly splayed foot, pyriform body with tapering neck, rope-twist handle, the body painted underglaze with a wide band of black scrolling and floral tendrils above paired vertical lines, a band of pseudo inscriptions on the shoulder, crazing and old chips on the body with old repairs on the foot. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2017

A rare Safavid blue-glazed pottery covered bowl (tas), Iran, 17th century

Lot 94. A rare Safavid blue-glazed pottery covered bowl (tas), Iran, 17th century. 9¾in. (25cm.) high; 12 5/8in. (32cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000. Price realised GBP 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cobalt-blue surface with moulded turquoise-glazed decoration, minor areas of chipping, otherwise intact. Note: This covered bowl is amongst the most impressive examples of a small, distinctive group of Safavid pottery. Although they were designed to imitate the... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2017

A pair of multi-gem 'Physalis' earrings, by JAR

Lot 496. A pair of multi-gem 'Physalis' earrings, by JAR. Estimate CHF 150,000 - CHF 250,000 (USD 150,681 - USD 251,135). Price realised CHF 348,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each naturalistic physalis drop pavé-set with vari-size orange sapphires and spinels, to the circular-cut spinel and diamond surmount, and diamond-set line suspension of cable-link design, 2004, 9.0 cm, in pink JAR'S case. Signed JAR Paris. Christie's. Magnificent Jewels, 14 November 2017, Geneva
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02 novembre 2017

A pair of ruby and diamond earrings, by JAR

Lot 493. A pair of ruby and diamond earrings, by JAR. Estimate CHF 100,000 - CHF 150,000 (USD 100,454 - USD 150,681). Price realised CHF 336,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Of stylised foliate design, pavé-set with circular-cut rubies, each centering three circular and oval-shaped larger rubies, within a diamond surround, 1989, 4.0 cm, mounted in silver and gold, in pink leather JAR'S pouch. One earring signed JAR Paris. Christie's. Magnificent Jewels, 14 November 2017, Geneva
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02 novembre 2017

Jean-Baptiste Greuze (Tournus 1725-1805 Paris) La Rêveuse (The Dreamer)

Lot 30. Jean-Baptiste Greuze (Tournus 1725-1805 Paris), La Rêveuse (The Dreamer), oil on canvas, 15 7/8 x 12 7/8 in. (40.2 x 32.7 cm.). Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 348,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Jeanne Bécu, comtesse du Barry (1743-1793); her sale, Remy, Paris, 22 December 1775, part of lot 22.Jeanne Bécu, comtesse du Barry (1743-1793); her sale, Paillet, Paris, 17 February 1777, part of lot 54.Charles-Louis de Beauchamp, comte de Merle... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2017

Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755-1842), Portrait of the artist, bust-length, 1794

Lot 32. Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755-1842), Portrait of the artist, bust-length, signed and dated 'L.E. Vigée Le Brun / à Vienne 1794' (lower right), oil on canvas, 25 3/8 x 20 ½ in. (64.3 x 52 cm.). Estimate USD 600,000 - USD 800,000. Price realised USD 1,512,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: (Possibly) Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg (1711-1794), Vienna.Albert Henry Wiggin (1868-1951), Boston and New York, by 1926, and by descent in 1951 to his... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2017

A fine blue and white cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 202. A fine blue and white cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). 7.1 cm, 2 13/16  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, delicately painted around the exterior with a continuous band of lotus and chrysanthemum blooms borne on a stylised curvilinear leafy stem, the interior with a medallion radiating from the centre, encircled by five evenly spaced lotus heads separated by two double-line borders... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2017

A lime-green ground famille rose cup, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 210. A lime-green ground famille rose cup, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). 8.3 cm, 3 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides finely enamelled in shades of rose-pink, blue, green, yellow and red and reserved on a ground of brilliant lime-green ground with four gilded shou characters, separated by stylised lotus sprays borne on foliate scrolls, each surmounted by a flying bat, all between... [Lire la suite]