17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled torque (hasli) with pearl fringe, India, Jaipur, 19th century

Lot 182. A diamond-set and enamelled torque (hasli) with pearl fringe, India, Jaipur, 19th century; 16.5cm. diam. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 21,250 GBP (24,637 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of rigid ovoid from, with an applied diamond-set, foil-backed rosette to the centre, the upper side decorated with diamond flowerheads and leaves reserved against a blue enamelled ground, the reverse decorated in red, green, white and blue enamels with flowerheads and birds, the edge... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2019

A bird-form gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 19th century

Lot 181. A bird-form gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 19th century; 6.5 by 5cm. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP (26,087 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. rendered in the form of a bird with outstretched wings and tail feathers, the breast mounted with a diamond medallion, gold head and body set with cabochon gemstones, wings and tail feathers with drop-pendant pearls, suspension loop on each wing, simple gold reverse. Note: Pendants shaped in the form of... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled necklace (khanti), North India, circa 1800

Lot 174. A diamond-set and enamelled necklace (khanti), North India, circa 1800. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 55,000 GBP (63,767 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. set with facet-cut diamonds with foil backing, the openwork design forming flowerheads and two birds, with a hinged pendant in the form of a bird with spinel drop, polychrome enamelling on the reverse with foliate motifs and birds on each setting; 19cm. diam. Provenance: Family of Hari Singh Nalwa... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 173. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot Sold 25,000 GBP (28,985 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the hinged clasps rendered in the form of two confronting makaras, decorated with red, green, white, and blue enamels, the interiors with floral vines, set with foil-backed facet-cut diamonds to exterior and two cat-eye stones on heads; each: 7.8cm. diam. Provenance: Family... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A seed-pearl and jewelled necklace, North India or Lahore, 19th century

Lot 172. A seed-pearl and jewelled necklace, North India or Lahore, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 32,500 GBP (37,681 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising two strands of seed-pearls with a large floral-form pendant in the centre and ten smaller foliate pendants, each gem-set on both sides, with hanging seed pearls, metal-thread suspension cord, seed pearl strands: 33.5cm. Provenance: Family of Hari Singh Nalwa (1791-1837), by descent. Note: Variations of this... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A large pair of grisaille pug dogs, Qianlong period (1736-1795) 

Lot 10. A large pair of grisaille pug dogs, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The seated pugs with with alert black eyes, cropped ears and pink tongues. Provenance: With Jorge Welsh Works of Art, London and Lisbon. Literature: William R. Sargent, Chinese Porcelain in the Conde Collection, Madrid, 2014, p. 194. Note: The pug breed came from China and was a... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2019

A very large pair of rose-Imari dishes, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 55. A very large pair of rose-Imari dishes, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 18 ¼ in. (46.4 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The centers with densely packed, symmetrically arranged flowering vine bearing small pink leaves, on the well pink diaper pattern and the rims with large lotus blooms growing from curling cobalt blue leaves. Provenance: With The Chinese Porcelain Co., New York. Literature: William R.... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A massive blue and white jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 23. A massive blue and white jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 31 ¾ in. (80.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Painted in an inky cobalt with deep, flower-filled lappets, now with white lion knop. Provenance: Don Hector Flores Collection. Literature: William R. Sargent, Chinese Porcelain in the Conde Collection, Madrid, 2014, p. 92, no. 14. Christie's. The Tibor... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A pair of large famille verte dishes for the Persian market, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 104. A pair of large famille verte dishes for the Persian market, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each enameled with palmette petals filled with flowering plants on the green ground center, within trailing chrysanthemum vine on a yellow ground, the outer border with further palmette-shaped cartouches on a green ground, the reverse with underglaze bluelingzhi within double... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A very large pair of Chinese Imari jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 98. A very large pair of Chinese Imari jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 24 ¼ in. (61.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Painted with prancing qilin in a lattice-fenced garden bursting with flowers, two phoenix flying above, all amongst stylized mon and beneath a lappet collar, the covers with large button knops. Provenance: With The Chinese Porcelain Co., New York. ... [Lire la suite]