04 janvier 2021

Unsigned. A silver memento mori skull form watch, circa 19th century

Lot 18. Unsigned. A silver memento mori skull form watch, circa 19th century; dimensions 34mm x 37.5mm. Estimate: 800 - 1 200 GBP. Lot sold: 11,340 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. gilded full plate movement, verge escapement, three arm flat balance, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock, round pillars, fusee and chain, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, silver case in the shape of a human skull, engraved with latin mememto mori text, winding aperture and bow to the top. ... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2021

A gold, enamel and hardstone 'memento mori' figure, probably 19th century

Lot 16. A gold, enamel and hardstone 'memento mori' figure, probably 19th century; 4.4cm., 1 3/4 in. high. Estimate: 600 - 800 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. in the form of a skeleton wearing a large hat and mid-17th century boots, carrying a mandolin around his shoulder, supported on a slightly-waisted stepped lapis lazuli base. Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton. Sotheby's. Royal & Noble. London, 7 January 2021
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04 janvier 2021

A mottled greyish-brown jade flattened ornament, Northwest China, 2nd millennium BC

Lot 9. A mottled greyish-brown jade flattened ornament, Northwest China, 2nd millennium BC; 37⁄8 in. (9.8 cm.) wide, cloth boxes. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price Realised USD 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The fan-shaped ornament is possibly fashioned from a segmented disc, with five perforations along the edges; together with a green and buff jade fish carving, fashioned from an ancient jade.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. ... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2021

Four hardstone bi discs, Neolithic period, 4th millennium BC

  Lot 8. Four hardstone bi discs, Neolithic period, 4th millennium BC; Largest, 33⁄4 in. (9.5 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 2,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each disc has a central circular aperture. The first is of pale buff green color, the second is of beige and grey color, the third is of pale grey color with light beige patches, and the last is of dark grey color with beige markings. Three of the bi are from Southeast China,... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2021

Two hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th to 1st millennium BC

Lot 7. Two hardstone axes, Southeast China, 4th to 1st millennium BC; The larger, 81⁄4 in. (21 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Price Realised USD 2,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each has a large hafting hole. One stone is of mottled pale grey tone with smooth finish, the other is of mottled beige-grey tone.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: The Irving Collection, New York, by 1987. Christie's. Art of China. Including... [Lire la suite]