03 mai 2019

A Mamluk enamel and gilt decorated glass vessel, Egypt or Syria, 14th century

Lot 202. A Mamluk enamel and gilt decorated glass vessel, Egypt or Syria, 14th century; 7.5cm high x 17cm. Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000. Sold: £8,800. © Roseberys of deep form, the base with straight sides rising to a wide flange and narrow neck, the thick greenish glass enamelled in red, green, blue and yellow to body with a design of roundels containing gilt birds alternating with a design of flowers outlined with a blue enamelled cartouche, the flange with a floral design outlined in red... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2019

A Mamluk inscribed enamelled and gilded glass wine boat, Egypt or Syria, 13th-14th century

Lot 201. A Mamluk inscribed enamelled and gilded glass wine boat, Egypt or Syria, 13th-14th century; 17cm. diam. x 8cm. high. Estimate: £12,000 - £15,000. Sold: £13500. © Roseberys of elongated form, the thick greenish glass with trail glass decoration extending from either side in a single line and opening out in two lines at base, the sides decorated with red enamel design of a roundel to centre containing an enamelled floral pattern in red, white, green, yellow and blue, gilt inscription band... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A Khorassan bronze openwork incense burner in the form of a bird, Iran, 11th century

Lot 200. A Khorassan bronze openwork incense burner in the form of a bird, Iran, 11th century; 19cm high. Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000. Sold: £19,000. © Roseberys standing on three-pronged feet, the body with openwork holes to back and head, chest with sliding tray, head with moulded comb and beak and turquoise inlaid eyes, decorated either side with an engraved roundel containing floriated cross design, and engraved feather design to wings. Provenance: Acquired in 2017, previously part of a... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A large Veneto-Saracenic dish, Venice, Italy, 16th century

Lot 47. A large Veneto-Saracenic dish, Venice, Italy, 16th century; 40.4cm diam. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. Courtesy Chiswick Auctions. Of circular shape, with wide sloping rim and rounded lip, deep cavetto and flat centre, the interior completely covered with intricate engraved decoration comprising floral arabesques, interlocking split palmette tendrils, stylised lotus flowers, polylobed medallions and endless knots, the cavetto framed by a band of fretwork and another continuous floral scrolls with... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2019

'Screaming Pope' by Bacon to lead Sotheby's Sales of Works from the Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis Collection

Francis Bacon, Study for a Head, 1952. Estimate $20/30 Million. Courtesy Sotheby's.  YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced the sale of select works from the Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis Collection across the May 2019 auctions of Contemporary and Impressionist & Modern Art. Assembled in the 1970s and ‘80s, the Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis Collection now belongs to the Friday Foundation, a private charitable organization committed to working with its cultural partners to ensure that the... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2019

A blue and white garlic mouth bottle vase, Daoguang mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 40. A blue and white garlic mouth bottle vase, Daoguang mark and period (1821-1850); 28 cm, 11 in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP (17,511 - 29,185 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a garlic mouth, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with six flowering and fruiting sprays, all between spear-head, keyfret and lotus-lappet bands at the shoulder and base, the foot with a foaming wave band and the mouth with a lotus scroll band,... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2019

A fine blue and white Ming-style jardinière, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 38. A fine blue and white Ming-style jardinière, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Diam. 39 cm, 15 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 30,000 GBP (38,763 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a short straight foot to a short waisted neck and lipped rim, densely painted to the exterior in deep shades of cobalt accented by contrived 'heaping and piling' with flower blossoms borne of leafy scrolls, all between a band of ruyi-motifs... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A fine blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 37. A fine blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 38 cm, 15 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 40,000 GBP (51,684 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall waisted neck and a flared rim, moulded around the stepped shoulder and the body with fillet, the body brightly painted to simulate the 'heaping and piling' effect, depicting meandering composite floral scrolls above lappet and foliate scroll... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A Ming-style underglaze-blue yellow-ground bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 36. A Ming-style underglaze-blue yellow-ground bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 26 cm, 10 1/4  in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP (14,009 - 21,013 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep gently rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot to a broad everted rim, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a floral medallion encircled by six further floral sprays and a floral sprig band at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated between keyfret and... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A yellow-ground underglaze blue 'Nine Peaches' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 36. A yellow-ground underglaze blue  'Nine Peaches' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 26.7 cm, 10 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot Sold 75,000 GBP (96,908 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. painted to the centre with a medallion with gnarled leafy branches issuing nine peaches in inky tones of cobalt-blue, all within a double-line border repeated below the rim, the exterior with an undulating leafy scroll bearing... [Lire la suite]