12 mai 2018

Impressive diamond rivière necklace

Lot 352. Impressive diamond rivière necklace, the largest diamonds of 15.04, 13.02, 13.20, 12.82 and 11.08 carats. Estimate CHF 1,700,000 - CHF 2,200,000 (USD 1,700,000 - USD 2,200,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Twenty-six graduated old-cut diamonds, the largest diamonds of 15.04, 13.02, 13.20, 12.82 and 11.08 carats, silver and gold, 41.0 cm. Note: A rivière is usually a quite short necklace, set with a series of faceted gems, graduating in size. The style first developed in the... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2018

Two Nichapur slip-painted pottery bowls, 10th century

Lot 110. A Nichapur slip-painted pottery bowl with a bird, 10th century. Diam. : 15 cm. Estimation 500 - 700 €. © Artcurial Coupe tronconique décorée en vert sur engobe noir d'un oiseau stylisé. Bordure décorée de festons et de pointillés.  Lot 111. A Nishapur slip-painted pottery bowl with kufi inscriptions, 10th century. Diam. : 24 cm. Estimation 2 000 - 3 000 €. © Artcurial Coupe tronconique décorée sur engobe noir d'une large inscription concentrique verte en coufique... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

Giovanni Antonio Guardi (1699 Vienna - 1760 Venice), Portrait of Ferdinand VI of Spain

Lot 112. Giovanni Antonio Guardi (1699 Vienna - 1760 Venice), Portrait of Ferdinand VI of Spain. Oil on canvas, mounted on hardboard. 104 x 82 cm. Estimate: € 90,000 - € 100,000. © Lempertz Provenance: Field Marshal Matthias von der Schulenburg. - Owned by his descendants until the 20th century. - Private property Italy. Exhibited: Palazzo Grassi, Venice 1965, I Guardi, p. 21, no. 13. - Accademia Carrara, Bergamo 2003/2004: Fra'Galgario e il ritratto in Europe, Settecento. Literature: A. Morassi: Antonio... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2018

Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682 Venice - 1754 Venice), Saint Francis of Paola

Lot 1107. Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682 Venice - 1754 Venice), Saint Francis of Paola. Oil on canvas. 44.5 x 36 cm. Estimate: € 80,000 - € 90,000. © Lempertz Certificate. Provenance: Belgium private collection. Literature: Quoted literature: A. Mariuz: L'opera completa del Piazzetta, 1982. - MA Chiari Moretto Wiel (ed.): Exhibition catalog: L'ereditá di Piazzetta. Volti e figure nell'incisione del Settecento, Venice Palazzo Ducale 1996. Note: Venetian painting of the 18th century unfolds between two great... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

Francesco Guardi (1712 Venice - 1793 Venice), Capriccio con arco rovinato e mura di paese

Lot 1108. Francesco Guardi (1712 Venice - 1793 Venice), Capriccio con arco rovinato e mura di paese. Oil on canvas (relined). 37.5 x 27.5 cm. Estimate: € 180,000 - € 200,000. © Lempertz Provenance: Schaeffer Galleries, New York. - Private collection Switzerland. - Gallery Fischer Auktionen, Lucerne 11.11.1994, Lot 2047. - German private collection. Exhibited: Mostra dei Guardi, Palazzo Grassi, Venice 5.6.-10.10.1965, no. 131. Literature: Mostra dei Guardi, Exhibition Catalog, Palazzo Grassi, Venice 1965, p. 252,... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2018

A copper-red 'phoenix' 'medallion' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 7. A copper-red 'phoenix' 'medallion' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); 9.2 cm, 3 5/8  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 21,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides rising from a slightly spreading foot to an everted rim, painted to the exterior with copper-red phoenix roundels, the interior base with a further similar roundel, the base inscribed with an underglaze blue six-character mark. Provenance: Collection of E.T. Hall.Christie’s London, 7th... [Lire la suite]

12 mai 2018

A pair of green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dishes, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850)

Lot 80. A pair of green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dishes, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850); 18.2 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 21,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides of each rising from a short foot to an everted rim, painted to the interior in green and black enamel with a five-clawed dragon writhing amongst flames in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the exterior similarly decorated with a pair of scaly dragons, the base inscribed with an underglaze blue seal... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

A pair of famille-verte baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 133. A pair of famille-verte baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 64 cm, 25 1/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 25.000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides of each rising from a slightly spreading foot to a waisted neck and everted rim, painted with shaped panels of figures in interiors, on a green ground of vases and precious objects, above lappet panels of flowers at the base, the covers Samson. Quantité: 4. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

A famille-verte lobed dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 81. A famille-verte lobed dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded lobed sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted barbed rim, brightly enamelled to the interior with a medallion enclosing a pair of long-tailed crested birds, one perched on rockwork beneath the other in flight, encircled at the rim by flower-filled lotus-lappet panels. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 may... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

A pair of large sancai-glazed dragon roof tiles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) 

Lot 79. A pair of large sancai-glazed dragon roof tiles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 117 cm, 46 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 32,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. each composed in four sections, modelled in the form of an animated scaly four-claw dragon, the body modelled in high relief supporting a figure on its back, covered in a thick yellow, green and straw coloured glaze. Provenance: Christie's New York, 20th September 2001, lot 323. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 may... [Lire la suite]