22 décembre 2018

A pair of zitan stools, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 101. A pair of zitan stools, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 52 by 51 by 51 cm, 20 1/2  by 20 by 20 in. Estimate £8,000 - £12,000. Lot sold £75,000. Photo: Sotheby's. each with a square panelled top, above a straight waist and rounded apron centred with ruyi, supported on bowed square section legs and terminating in hoof feet.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 08 nov. 2017  
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22 décembre 2018

A rare jichimu, hardwood and marine ivory cabinet, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 95. A rare jichimu, hardwood and marine ivory cabinet, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 128.5 by 126 by 46 cm, 50 1/2  by 49 1/2  by 18 1/8  in. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000. Lot sold £12,500. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, the front with two rows of cupboard doors carved in relief depicting chilong, emblems, and antiques, embellished with alternating carved ivory panels of vertical rods and panels depicting shoucharacters and... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2018

A huanghuali corner-leg table, tiaozhuo, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 99. A huanghuali corner-leg table, tiaozhuo, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 85 by 116 by 55 cm, 33 1/2  by 41 3/4  by 21 3/4  in. Estimate £30,000 - £50,000. Lot sold £137,500. Photo: Sotheby's. the panelled rectangular top above a narrow waist and straight apron, supported on long square-section legs terminating in hoof feet. Provenance: Grace Wu Bruce, Hong Kong, 1980s (by repute).  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 08 nov. 2017
22 décembre 2018

A small huanghuali recessed-leg altar table, qiaotouan, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 98. A small huanghuali recessed-leg altar table, qiaotouan, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 77 by 154 by 49 cm, 30 1/4  by 61  by 19 1/4  in. Estimate £50,000 - £70,000. Lot sold £137,500. Photo: Sotheby's. the single board panelled top, terminating in everted flanges above a straight beaded-edge apron and beaded cloud-scroll spandrels, supported on square sectioned legs, with rounded fronts, terminating in slightly splayed feet, joined by square sectioned stretchers enclosing a... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2018

Exhibition brings one of the world's most beautiful and extensive collections of jewelry to St. Petersburg

Jean Schlumberger (French, 1907–1987) for Tiffany & Co., manufacturer (American, founded 1853), Jellyfish, 1967, 18 karat gold, platinum, moonstones, diamonds, and sapphires - Platinum Petals, ca. 1952, 18 karat gold, white and yellow diamonds, and platinum - Blue Shell, 1957, 18 karat gold, platinum, diamonds, and sapphires, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Travis Fullerton. ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.- When independent,... [Lire la suite]