14 décembre 2018

An early Mamluk silver-inlaid brass bowl, Egypt, 14th century

Lot 189. An early Mamluk silver-inlaid brass bowl, Egypt, 14th century; 5cm. height.; 16cm. diam. Estimate £12,000 - £18,000. © Sotheby's. with large silver-inlaid engraved calligraphic band between foliage, interspersed with four roundels containing seated figures, the underside engraved with a central stylised sun motif surrounded by six roundels containing figures, remnants of silver inlay, incised swimming fish to interior. Provenance: By repute, Count Don Enrico Lucchesi Palli, 11th... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2018

Circle of Colin Nouailher (active 1539 - after 1571) French, Limoges, circa 1540-1570, Six Plaques with the Labours of the Month

Lot 68. Circle of Colin Nouailher (active 1539 - after 1571) French, Limoges, circa 1540-1570, Six Plaques with the Labours of the Month and Zodiac Signs; 13 by 13cm., 5 1/8  by 5 1/8 in. each. Estimate £12,000 - £18,000. © Sotheby's. depticting the zodiac signs Pisces, Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo and Libra, and inscribed respectively (excluding Pisces): AVRIL; IVNVS; IVLLET; AVST; and SEPTENBRE; three plaques with old inventory numbers 9470 to the... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2018

A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 90. A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 50.5 cm,  19 7/8  in. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000. © Sotheby's. the deep straight sides rising to a broad flattened galleried rim, the interior brightly decorated in multi-coloured enamels against a deep turquoise ground, centred with a red mythical beast portrayed with a fierce expression carrying a large peach on its back, encircled by three finely detailed phoenixes with their... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2018

A rare jewelled gold pectoral cross, Georgian, 17th century

Lot 59. A rare jewelled gold pectoral cross, Georgian, 17th century. Height of cross 4.8cm, 1 7/8 in.; length of chain 17.8cm, 7in. Estimate £40,000 - £60,000. © Sotheby's. the pendant of treflée cross form, set with rubies, garnets and emeralds, the corners with projecting pearls, the pin with a double-headed ruby-set eagle, the reverse engraved with quatrefoils on a reeded background, unmarked, with associated short chain or bracelet, formed as gold cloison flowers set with nephrite and... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2018

A Portuguese silver-gilt drinking bowl or salver, unmarked, circa 1500, with later cold painted coats-of-arms and foot

Lot 67. A Portuguese silver-gilt drinking bowl or salver, unmarked, circa 1500, with later cold painted coats-of-arms and foot, circa 1600; 29cm., 11 1/2in. diam., 720gr., 23oz. 3dwt. Estimate £60,000 - £90,000. © Sotheby's. embossed and chased with two borders comprising twelve scenes of hounds with collars fighting other hounds and attacking wild animals alternating with exotic blooms surmounted by pineapple-type fruit on a ground of scrolling Gothic foliage, centered by a circular glazed disc applied... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2018

A German silver-gilt cup and cover in the form of a bear, maker's mark only MV conjoined, the shield Melchior Bair, Augsburg, ci

Lot 178. A German silver-gilt cup and cover in the form of a bear, maker's mark only MV conjoined, the shield Melchior Bair, Augsburg, circa 1600; 19cm., 7 1/2 in. high. Estimate £70,000 - £100,000. © Sotheby's. on its haunches supporting a heraldic shield, with chained nose ring, beaded collar, the shield engraved with a Ducal coat-of-arms, the body, head and shield also with 1806-1810 Austrian control marks.   Provenance: Probably acquired by... [Lire la suite]

14 décembre 2018

A bronze 'goose' censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 101. A bronze 'goose' censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Hauteur: 67 cm. (26 3/8 in.). Estimate EUR 8,000 - EUR 12,000. Price realised EUR 60,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Elle est représentée debout, la tête levée vers le ciel, le bec largement ouvert, ses ailes finement ciselées amovibles forment le couvercle. Les yeux sont incrustés de pâte de verre sombre. Provenance: Belgian private collection, appraised by Gisèle Croës, Bruxelles, 23 June 1977. ... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2018

A large imperial bronze vase, hu, Qianlong cast six-character mark in a line and period (1736-1795)

Lot 103. A large imperial bronze vase, hu, Qianlong cast six-character mark in a line and period (1736-1795). Hauteur: 51 cm. (20 in.). Estimate EUR 40,000 - EUR 60,000. Price realised EUR 75,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Il est orné en relief sur la panse et le col de dragons dont les corps sont constitués de motifs géométriques archaïsants entrelacés. L'épaulement est rehaussé d'une frise deruyi. Le pied est orné d'un registre de feuilles stylisées surmontant un... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2018

A large polychrome wood figure of Guanyin, circa 17th century

Lot 176. A large polychrome wood figure of Guanyin, circa 17th century. Hauteur: 115 cm. (45 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 60,000 - EUR 80,000. Price realised EUR 75,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Il est élégamment assis en rajalilasana, la main droite posée sur son genou droit plié. Il est vêtu d'un fin dhoti, une écharpe posée sur ses épaules laissant son torse dénudé paré d'un précieux collier. Son visage aux yeux mi-clos est empreint de sérénité et surmonté d'un haut chignon ;... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2018

A gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Ming dynasty, circa 15th century

Lot 178. A gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Ming dynasty, circa 15th century. Hauteur: 36,5 cm. (14 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 15,000 - EUR 25,000. Price realised EUR 81,250. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Il est représenté assis en vajrasana avec les mains en dhyanamudra. Il est vêtu d'une robe monastique formant d'harmonieux plis. Son visage est serein et ses cheveux sont coiffés en boucles surmontées du ratna. Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]