10 février 2018

Koopman Rare Art exhibits an array of antique silver treasures spanning more than at TEFAF Maastricht 10 to 18 March, 2018

The Duke of Northumberland Tray. An Important George IV Tray. Silver-Gilt, London, 1823. Maker’s mark of Philip Rundell. Length (handle to handle): 80cm, 31 1/2in. Weight: 7682g, 247oz. © Koopman Rare Art Koopman Rare Art, leading London silver dealers will once again treat visitors to TEFAF Maastricht, the undisputed doyenne of international art and antiques Fairs, with a dazzling array of antique silver treasures spanning more than four centuries. Koopman Rare Art is one of TEFAF... [Lire la suite]

10 février 2018

A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 158. A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 of S-shape with its head turned back facing its body and upcurled tail in the form of a stylized bird, the body decorated on each side with comma-spirals in relief, the jade of dark green color. Provenance: Acquired in the United States, 23rd October 1979. Property from the Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2018

A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 150. A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length 5 in., 12.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 the flat pendant carved in the form of a sinuous dragon with curled flanges, its head turned back facing its chest and hooked tail, carved on both sides with even rows of relief spirals, the green jade with reddish inclusions. Provenance: Acquired in Paris, 12th October 1982. Property from the Sam and Myrna Myers... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2018

A small turquoise-inlaid gold applique, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)

Lot 39. A small turquoise-inlaid gold applique, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 26,900 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 cut out of thin gold sheet and finely embellished with granular work depicting an immortal sitting astride a ferocious beast against a plain gold background, the eye of the beast inlaid with turquoise, 3.3cm., 1 3/8 in. WEIGHT 2g., together with a small openwork gold plaque similarly decorated with a central figure framed... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2018

A very rare turquoise-inlaid miniature gold vase, Han dynasty-Six Dynasties

Lot 38. A very rare turquoise-inlaid miniature gold vase, Han dynasty-Six Dynasties; 4cm., 1 1/2 in. Weight 10g. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 60,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 worked in the form of a hu-shaped vase, the body, neck and everted foot elaborately decorated with a finely applied pattern of volutes, lozenges and scrolls formed of gold wire edged with granulation, interspersed with teardrop-shaped cloisons for inlay with some... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2018

Two rare openwork gold beads, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)

Lot 37. Two rare openwork gold beads, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE); 1.4cm., 1/2 in., and 1.7cm., 5/8 in. Weight 13g. and 14g. Estimate 4,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 each of spherical shape with twelve facets composed of twelve small gold rings soldered together with an arrangement of granulations each comprising four small granulated beads reinforcing the structure. Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian Institution,... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2018

A gold sheet fitting, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)

Lot 36. A gold sheet fitting, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE); 8.5 by 3.3cm., 3 3/8 by 1 1/4 in. Weight 1.4g. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Lot sold 2,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 of fragmentary rectangular shape, the thin gold sheet covered with a dense design of finely beaded volute and cloud scrolls from which a figure emerges standing with arms raised and reaching out, all rendered in fine lines edged with minute beading. Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2018

A set of four ornamental gold fragments, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)

Lot 35. A set of four ornamental gold fragments, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE); each 2.8cm., 1 1/8 in. Weight 20g. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 each composed of a partly reticulated thin gold sheet and depicting a finely rendered dragon with some raised areas and minute granulation and filigree work, glass frame. Quantity: 4 Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington,... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2018

A fine and rare jade pendant (huang), Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 149. A fine and rare jade pendant (huang), Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC). Length 3 1/8  in., 7.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 finely carved on each side with interlocking T-scrolls, terminating with a pair of dragon heads with squared snouts, the open jaws exposing fangs and curled beards, pierced through an additional flange within the inner part of the huang with S-curls, the jade of beige color with olive-green... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2018

A fine jade pendant (huang), Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 148. A fine jade pendant (huang), Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC). Length 4 5/8  in., 11.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 the arc-shaped pendant finely carved on both sides with a central taotie mask flanked by square-nosed dragon heads, divided by the fluted ribs, pierced through the jaw of the dragons with circular holes for suspension, the stone of yellowish-green color with areas of black inclusions. Provenance: Acquired... [Lire la suite]
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