26 mai 2020

A bust-length portrait of the Emperor Jahangir, signed by Daulat, Mughal, dated 1627

Lot 26. A bust-length portrait of the Emperor Jahangir, signed by Daulat, Mughal, dated 1627; 7.5 by 5.7cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 60,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's gouache heightened with gold on paper, ruled in red, blue and white, inscribed, signed and dated in nasta’liq script 'amal-i kamtarin bandah-i dargah Daulat’ ('the work of the most insignificant servant of the court, Daulat'), [regnal] 'year 22', in a khatamkari frame.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]

26 mai 2020

A carved jade archer's thumb ring, India, 17th century

Lot 140. A carved jade archer's thumb ring, India, 17th century; 4.6cm. max. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of pale green jade and characteristic form, carved with a full-face lotus blossom flanked by undulated leafy stems each terminating in a lotus blossom.  Provenance: Acquired in London in 1984. Sotheby's. The Sven Gahlin Collection, London, 06 oct. 2015
26 mai 2020

A rare imperial untailored gold brocaded silk twill court overcoat, gua, Kangxi period, late 17th century

Lot 3281. A rare imperial untailored gold brocaded silk twill court overcoat, gua, Kangxi period, late 17th century; 53 ¼ in. x 53 ¼ in. (135 cm. x 135 cm). Estimate $250,000 – 350,000 . Price Realized $269,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The yardage is finely worked in colored silk and gold threads with nine five-clawed dragons, with scales picked out in green and blue thread, each confronting a flaming pearl amidst green, blue, and red clouds. The hem is woven with rock formations rising from... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A finely embroidered silk fragment of Amitayus, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3280. A finely embroidered silk fragment of Amitayus, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 13 ½ x 9 in. (34.2 x 27.8 cm). Estimate $10,000 – 12,000. Price Realized $10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The fragment is finely embroidered in satin stitch with gold-couched outlines with Amitayus seated in dhyanasana on a green base with peach-colored lotus petals and holding the kalasa containing the Elixir of Life. His pale gold-colored body is adorned with yellow scarves encircling... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A olive-green brocaded silk satin Buddhist mantle, kesa; the fabric 17th century

Lot 3279. A olive-green brocaded silk satin Buddhist mantle, kesa; the fabric 17th century; 44 1/8 x 79 in. (112.1 x 200.6 cm). Estimate $5,000 – 6,000. Price Realized $30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The panel incorporates portions of two four-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls, each above two smaller dragons confronting flaming pearls, amidst shou characters and cranes, and separated by white silk braids into seven vertical segmented panels separated by plain narrow strips. ... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

An embroidered pale yellow silk dragon roundel, 18th century

  Lot 3278. An embroidered pale yellow silk dragon roundel, 18th century; 11 ½ in. (29.2 cm.) diam. Estimate $5,000 – 6,000. Price Realized $11,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The roundel is worked in couched gold thread with a leaping, five-clawed, front-facing dragon protecting a flaming pearl amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds interspersed with bats and Buddhist emblems above crashing waves, all worked in blue, ochre, green, and red silk thread, mounted. Note: A nearly identical... [Lire la suite]

26 mai 2020

An embroidered midnight-blue silk dragon roundel, 18th century

  Lot 3277. An embroidered midnight-blue silk dragon roundel, 18th century; 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) diam. Estimate $5,000 – 6,000. Price Realized $8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The roundel is worked in couched gold thread with a leaping, five-clawed, front-facing dragon protecting a flaming pearl amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds above crashing waves, all worked in blue, gold, peach, ochre, red, and green silk thread, mounted. Note: A nearly identical roundel is published by J. E.... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A very rare and finely painted enamel ruyi scepter, 18th century

Lot 3273. A very rare and finely painted enamel ruyi scepter, 18th century; 21 ½ in. (54.6 cm.) long. Estimate $25,000 – 35,000. Price Realized $25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ruyi-shaped head is finely decorated in the center with an hibiscus spray surrounded by leafy scroll bearing peaches, pomegranates, finger citrons, lingzhi fungus and various flowers. The handle is similarly decorated on the convex top and flat underside, and the narrow sides are decorated with composite... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

An unusual painted enamel wine pot and warming bowl, 18th century

Lot 3272. An unusual painted enamel wine pot and warming bowl, 18th century; 8 ¼ in. (20.8 cm.) high. Estimate $6,000 – $8,000. Price Realized $15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The wine pot has a pear-shaped body painted on each side with a leaf-shaped panel of antiques above a cylindrical lower section which fits into the globular warming bowl below, which is painted with three leaf-shaped panels, each enclosing flowers and butterflies, all on a bright-yellow ground painted with double-gourd vine... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A magnificent and extremely rare large cloisonné enamel 'dragon' jar and cover, 15th-16th century

Lot 3271. A magnificent and extremely rare large cloisonné enamel 'dragon' jar and cover, 15th-16th century; 20 7/8 in. (53 cm.) high. Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,500,000 . Price Realized $2,517,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The heavy jar with high shoulder is finely decorated on the body with two ferocious, scaly, red five-clawed dragons striding amidst multi-colored scrolling clouds above cresting green waves and below a petal band, all against a light turquoise-blue ground. The domed cover is... [Lire la suite]