26 mai 2019

A carved emerald

Lot 283. A carved octagonal-shaped tabular carved Colombian emerald of 84.63 carats, mid 17th century; 32.45 x 33.95 x 7.85 mm. Estimate USD 3,000,000 - USD 5,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Octagonal-shaped tabular carved emerald of 84.63 carats, with protruding lugs on two opposing sides. AGL, 2019, report no. 1100331: 84.63 carats, Colombia, insignificant to minor clarity enhancement, traditional type. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2009, pp. 54-55, no. 18The Miho Museum,... [Lire la suite]

26 mai 2019

A white jade 'boy and drum' group, Song-Yuan Dynasty

Lot 202. A white jade 'boy and drum' group, Song-Yuan Dynasty; 6cm (2 3/8) wide. Estimate £ 8,000 - 12,000. Sold for £ 18,812 (€ 21,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Finely carved as a recumbent boy, lying in a relaxed posture wearing a short tunic, his head raised and his face rendered with a cheerful expression, holding between his outstretched arms a drum, the stone of even greenish-white tone with russet inclusions cleverly utilised to accentuate the forehead, box.  Provenance: Christie's Paris,... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2019

A red-ground silk 'butterflies' lady's informal robe, Late Qing Dynasty

Lot 195. A red-ground silk 'butterflies' lady's informal robe, Late Qing Dynasty; 127cm (50in) long. Estimate £ 2,000 - 3,000. Sold for £ 18,812 (€ 21,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019. The robe finely worked in satin stitch on the front and back panels with butterflies fluttering amidst gilt shou medallions, all picked out in vibrant shades of pink, blue, turquoise and mauve against a bright red ground, the design repeated on the dark border, the sleeve bands decorated with blossoming peonies,... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2019

A pair of pale green and russet jade 'quail' boxes and covers, 18th-19th century

Lot 151. A pair of pale green and russet jade 'quail' boxes and covers, 18th-19th century; 11.6cm (4 1/2in) wide. Estimate £ 10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £ 18,812 (€ 21,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Each well carved in the form of a quail, the cover delicately incised with overlapping layers of plumage covering the bird's head and extending across its plump body, the head detailed with elongated eyes and a short curved beak, the lower portion worked as the lower body of the bird similarly decorated with... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2019

Two white jade thumb rings, 19th century

Lot 139. Two white jade thumb rings, 19th century; 3.3cm (1 2/8in) diam. Estimate £ 3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £ 18,812 (€ 21,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019. The first carved with a warrior seated on a galloping horse, holding a bow, the stone of a pale even tone, 3cm (1 1/8in) diam.; the second, with a flattened side highlighted by russet inclusions, the stone of a translucent even tone.   Provenance: a distinguished Italian private collection formed circa 1930s-1940s, and thence by... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2019

A rare blue and white and yellow and green-enamelled 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

Lot 104. A rare blue and white and yellow and green-enamelled 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period(1723-1735); 23.5cm (9 1/4 in) diam. Estimate £ 8,000 - 10,000. Sold for £ 18,812 (€ 21,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019. The deep rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot to a lipped rim, painted in vibrant tones of blue on a bright yellow enamelled ground, the interior with a medallion of peony, all below a green enamelled classic-scroll border at the rim, the exterior... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2019

A rare yellow and russet jade carving of a bird, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 149. A rare yellow and russet jade carving of a bird, Song Dynasty (960-1279); 5cm (2in) long. Estimate £16,000 - 20,000. Sold for £ 20,062 (€ 22,716). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Well carved from a stone of yellow and russet tone, the mythical bird with pointed beak and incised feathers to the wings and tail, its head gently swayed to its right with legs tucked underneath the body. Note: This type of bird carving exhibits an archaic-revival style and was likely inspired by jade carvings of the Han... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2019

A large famille verte 'Buddhist lions' bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 44. A large famille verte 'Buddhist lions' bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 44cm (17 1/4in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £ 20,062 (€ 22,716). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The large pear-shaped bottle raised on a short foot, the tall cylindrical neck with a slightly everted rim, decorated around the globular body with four Buddhist lions playing with a brocaded ball and ribbons, the shoulder with a band of floral scrolls and a ruyi border, the top of the neck with a diaper-pattern band and... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2019

Fra Angelico and the Rise of the Florentine Renaissance at Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

The Annunciation (detail; 1425–26), Fra Angelico. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. © 2019. Museo Nacional del Prado MADRID - The exhibition Fra Angelico and the Rise of the Florentine Renaissance will investigate the beginnings of the Florentine Renaissance art in the 1420s and 1430s with the friar painter Fra Angelico at the centre of the story. Fra Angelico is one of the great masters of Renaissance art and responsible for its early achievements in Florence alongside the painters Masaccio,... [Lire la suite]
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