23 avril 2018

A fahua reticulated bottle vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 976. A fahua reticulated bottle vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The compressed spherical body rising to a long neck and a slightly flaring rim, the body decorated with a reticulated floral band in yellow, cream and light blue, all reserved on a deep blue ground. The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller.  Literature: W. Adelson et al., The David and Peggy... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2018

A rare fahua reticulated meiping, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century

Lot 64. A rare fahua reticulated meiping, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century; 27.5cm., 10 7/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 13,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011 the pierced body glazed in aubergine, turquoise and ivory reserved against a deep blue ground, depicting a sage standing beside the porch of a pavilion emerging from billowing clouds, the figure looking back to a pine tree and an attendant carrying a qin, all above a band of stylised lotus lappets, the shoulder... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2018

A metal mounted wucai beaker vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 63. A metal mounted wucai beaker vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); 27.4cm., 10 3/4 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 9,375 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011 of square section probably derived from the archaic bronze fanggu form, decorated overall in wucai enamels, the central bulb set with four moulded lion masks flanked by two confronting dragons leaping from waves, the rounded shoulder with sinuous pacing dragons, the waisted neck detached and mounted with... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2018

A rare wucai bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 62. A rare wucai bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619); 11cm., 4 3/8 in., diam. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 39,650 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011 the rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly flared rim, the exterior painted with a continuous design of an immortal and attendants with offerings and a deer, the interior with a frontal winged dragon, the base with a six-character Wanli mark within a double circle in underglaze blue. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2018

A gem-set gold peacock pendant, probably Deccan, India, 18th-19th century

Lot 148. A gem-set gold peacock pendant, probably Deccan, India, 18th-19th century; 3 ½in. (9cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 8,418 - USD 11,224). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 In the form of a ruby and emerald-set peacock, the border fitted with baroque pearls, the chain with stones alternating with pearls. Note: Peacocks are considered sacred in India. Often associated with the Indian goddess Lakshmi, the peacock is also the animal mount of Kartikeya, the Hindu god of war.... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2018

A filigree and gem-set gold necklace, Morocco, circa 1900

Lot 147. A filigree and gem-set gold necklace, Morocco, circa 1900; 21in. (53.5cm.) long. Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000 (USD 9,821 - USD 14,030). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Comprising twenty inverted drop-shaped panels set with emeralds alternating with pink corundun, pendant small pearls, the central panel similar but considerably larger, strung with pearl, gem spacers, modern clasp. Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, 26 April 2018,... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2018

A diamond-set openwork gold brooch, Fez, Morocco, early 20th century

Lot 153. A diamond-set openwork gold brooch, Fez, Morocco, early 20th century; 4in. (10.2cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 11,224 - USD 16,836). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 With raised centre surrounded by repeating elaborate floral medallions, a palmette above, the reverse with suspension loop and pin. Note: A similar pendant, in a private collection, is published in Abderrahman Slaoui, Parures en or du Maroc. Trésors des cites impériales, Casablanca, 1999,... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2018

A Moroccan diamond and emerald-set gold double-headed eagle, Morocco, second half 19th-early 20th century

Lot 154. A Moroccan diamond and emerald-set gold double-headed eagle, Morocco, second half 19th-early 20th century; 3 ½in. (9cm.) across. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 14,030 - USD 21,045). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The double-headed eagle worked in repoussé and filigree, set with rose-cut diamonds, emeralds and other gems, the reverse fluted, associated gold chain. Note: Eagles have been a symbol of royal power since pre-history, in Morocco as well as in other countries. The... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2018

A diamond and emerald-set enamelled armband (bazuband), India, 19th century

Lot 142. A diamond and emerald-set enamelled armband (bazuband), India, 19th century; 2 1/8 x 5 1/8in. (5.4 x 13.2cm.). Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 21,045 - USD 28,060). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Of typical form, the central panel set with diamonds around a rectangular carved emerald, a fluted emerald bead suspended below, with hinged tapering foliate panels on either side similarly set with diamonds, the reverse enamelled with red and green floral motifs on cream ground. Note:... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2018

A rare Fatimid gold armlet, Egypt or Syria, 11th century

Lot 8. A rare Fatimid gold armlet, Egypt or Syria, 11th century; 5 ¾in. (14.6cm.) diam. at widest. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 140,300 - USD 210,450). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The twisted band of the hinged bracelet with lines of calligraphy on alternate facets, the interior with continuous knotted strapwork, the bezel with a cruciform motif set with an emerald and green glass beads, the interstices of the cruciform with three filigree domes surrounded by small pearls, attachment pin... [Lire la suite]
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