09 août 2018

A pair of enamelled and gilded parrot head bracelets, North India, 19th century

Lot 309. A pair of enamelled and gilded parrot head bracelets, North India, 19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold  6,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s slender form with terminals in the form of confronted parrots, each with green bodies and white wings with red lozenges, the exterior of each decorated with floral stems on a red enamel ground, set with gemstones, the inner side with red and green flowers. Quantity: 2 - 7.7cm. diam.  Note: A very similar bracelet with confronting... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2018

An enamelled and gem-set Navratna necklace, India, late 18th century

Lot 300. An enamelled and gem-set Navratna necklace, India, late 18th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold  15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s comprising linked elements of octagonal form supporting a floral rosette pendant, each set with gemstones of varying colours, including white sapphires, pink coral, emeralds, rubies and diamonds, the reverse decorated with flowering plants and floral rosettes in white, green and red enamel, cabouchon ruby drop pendant; 19cm. length ... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2018

A pair of diamond and enamelled bracelets (dastband) with makara-head terminals, South India, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 301. A pair of diamond and enamelled bracelets (dastband) with makara-head terminals, South India, late 19th-early 20th century. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold  25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s comprising flexible entwined gold links decorated with pale blue, green, red, white and dark blue enamels, set with foliate diamonds, the terminals rendered in the form of makara-heads with agate-set eyes. Quantité: 2; 8cm. max. diam. Notes: The use of mythical and aquatic... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2018

A diamond, ruby and emerald-set gold Manga Malai necklace, Tamil Nadu, 19th century

Lot 302. A diamond, ruby and emerald-set gold Manga Malai necklace, Tamil Nadu, 19th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold  84,100 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s gold set with rubies, diamonds and emeralds, composed of linked mango-shaped elements supporting a central openwork plaque formed of scrolling foliate tendrils around a central floral rosette, fringed with gold beads, clasp in the form of two addorsed peacocks; 31cm. length. Note: This manga... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2018

An important diamond-set and enamelled gold parade necklace (Khanti), North India, circa 1850-75

Lot 303. An important diamond-set and enamelled gold parade necklace (Khanti), North India, circa 1850-75. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Lot sold  236,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s comprised of brilliant, facet-cut diamonds set in gold with foil backing on flexible chains, the openwork design forming flowerheads, with a hanging pendant in the form of a stylised peacock, enamelled on the reverse in red, green, yellow, blue and white with foliate details on each setting, with a metal-thread... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2018

A white jade carving of a horse, Ming dynasty

Lot 3747. A white jade carving of a horse, Ming dynasty; 6.8 cm., 2 5/8  in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. carved in the form of a recumbent horse resting on its side with its head turned towards its back, raising one of its hindquarters with its hoof below its mouth, its tail detailed with fine incisions, the stone of an even white colour with faint white streaks. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 Oct 2014
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09 août 2018

A jade 'Mythical beast' paperweight, Yuan-Ming dynasty

Lot 3730. A jade 'Mythical beast' paperweight, Yuan-Ming dynasty; 7.2 cm., 2 7/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the substantial pebble boldly carved in the form of a recumbent mythical beast with its upper body turned towards its hindquarters, its protruding eyes, furled ears and curved horn naturalistically depicted, its mane detailed with fine incisions, the stone of a pale green colour mottled with attractive dark-brown streaks. Note: This... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2018

A yellow jade ‘Boy and Deer’ group, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3817. A yellow jade ‘Boy and Deer’ group, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 7.5 cm., 3 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the attractive yellow and russet-brown stone smoothly polished and worked in the form of a recumbent deer with legs tucked tightly underneath the body, its head turned sharply backwards towards a boy clambering on its back, the cheerful boy grasping the left antler of the deer, the stone of a yellow tone with russet markings, wood... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2018

A yellow jade ram, Song to Ming dynasty

Lot 3808. A yellow jade ram, Song to Ming dynasty; 7 cm., 2 3/4  in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,180,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. carved in the form of a recumbent ram with his legs tucked beneath his body, turning his head to the right, his curved horns naturalistically detailed with striations, the translucent stone of a greenish-yellow colour mottled with russet inclusions. Note: Small jade animal sculptures, generally carved in a reclining position, became popular from the Song... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2018

A celadon and russet jade hair ornament, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 568. A celadon and russet jade hair ornament, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Length 2 1/8  in., 5.3 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. carved with a curved top and coiled at the ends to resemble a scroll, the interior hollow to fit over a topknot, with holes in the ends to secure a hairpin, the stone with a slight yellow tinge, russet mottling and opaque inclusions, box (2). Provenance: Haworth / Winston Collection acquired prior to 2011.   ... [Lire la suite]