14 février 2019

An Ottoman dagger with banded-agate hilt and jewelled silver scabbard, Turkey, 19th century

Lot 150. An Ottoman dagger with banded-agate hilt and jewelled silver scabbard, Turkey, 19th century; dagger: 40cm, scabbard: 33cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 56,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the faceted hilt composed of banded-agate mounted with a turquoise stone, set with colourful gemstones leading to the steel blade with overlaid gold inscription with spurious date 1112 AH/1700 AD, the silver scabbard worked with repousse design and set with pale blue... [Lire la suite]

14 février 2019

An imperial Ottoman silver-gilt and nielloed penbox (divit) bearing the tughra of Mehmed IV (r.1648-87), Turkey, second half 17t

Lot 160. An imperial Ottoman silver-gilt and nielloed penbox (divit) bearing the tughra of Mehmed IV (r.1648-87), Turkey, second half 17th century; 29.7cm. length. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Price realised 314,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2014 the surface set with silver-gilt tulip motifs with engraved and incised designs on a ground entirely covered in niello decoration comprising tight floral scrolls, the inkwell lid with turquoise enamel and set with turquoise stone, the underside... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2019

A rare Longquan celadon openwork pear-shaped double vase, Ming dynasty, circa 1450-1550

Lot 810. A rare Longquan celadon openwork pear-shaped double vase, Ming dynasty, circa 1450-1550; 9 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The flattened, pear-shaped outer body surrounds an inner tubular body and has an openwork design of peony and camellia rising from rocks on either side of a shoucharacter on one side and pomegranate and chrysanthemum rising from waves to flank a fu character on the reverse,... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2019

A rare small pale greenish-blue-glazed triple-necked faceted vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 808. A rare small pale greenish-blue-glazed triple-necked faceted vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The flattened, tapering vase has three conjoined faceted necks that rise from the rounded shoulder. The vase is covered overall in a matte milky blue-green glaze that thins to mushroom at the edges.. Note: A vase of this shape and approximate size, but covered in a crackled,... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2019

A Longquan celadon 'Arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 807. A Longquan celadon 'Arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The vase has a globular body and tall long neck flanked by tubular handles, and is covered allover in a glaze of slightly olive, sea-green color which falls in a line above the unglazed base, Japanese wood box. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s. Note: The form... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2019

A Longquan celadon stem bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 806. A Longquan celadon stem bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The thickly potted bowl is raised on a stem foot carved to imitate bamboo, and is carved in the center of the interior with a lotus blossom below further lotus blossoms and leaves in the well. The vessel is covered allover with a glaze of rich sea-green color that also covers the interior of the foot, stand, Japanese... [Lire la suite]

14 février 2019

A Longquan celadon tripod censer Ming dynasty, circa 1522-1566

Lot 805. A Longquan celadon tripod censer Ming dynasty, circa 1522-1566; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The deep sides are raised on three cabriole legs and are carved in relief with the Eight Trigrams between bands of inscribed waves and scrolls below a raised border and a band of classic scroll just below the rim. The exterior is covered with a glaze of sea-green color that continues over the rim into the unglazed... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2019

An exceptional 8.88 carats type IIa diamond ring

Lot 2039. An exceptional 8.88 carats type IIa diamond ring. Estimate HKD 2,850,000 - HKD 4,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,095,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2004. The heart-shaped diamond weighing 8.88 carats to the circular-cut diamond shoulders, mounted in 18k white gold, ring size 5¼With report no. 13249803 dated 11 May 2004 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, flawless clarity, excellent polish and excellent symmetryWith report no. 0408059 dated 16... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2019

A stunning pair of 10.07 and 11.41 carats type IIa diamonds ear pendants

Lot 2040. A stunning pair of 10.07 and 11.41 carats type IIa diamonds ear pendants. Estimate HKD 7,650,000 - HKD 9,000,000. Price realised HKD 8,911,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2004. Each set with a heart-shaped diamond weighing 10.07 and 11.41 carats suspended from a circular-cut diamond hoop, mounted in 18k white gold, 2.9 cm longWith report no. 13580777 dated 2 August 2004 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 10.07 carat diamond is D colour, internally flawless... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2019

A Longquan celadon ‘Twin Fish’ dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 749. A Longquan celadon ‘Twin Fish’ dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 6¾ and 6¾ in. (17.2 and 17.2 cm.) diam. Estimate $4,000  - $6,000. Price Realized $6,250. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The dish has rounded sides carved on the exterior with upright petals below the everted rim pierced for the fitting of metals handles, and the center of the interior is relief-decorated with two fish, all under a glaze of soft sea-green color. Together with a Longquan celadon,... [Lire la suite]