10 janvier 2019

A rare silver-gilt flower-form tazza, Liao-Song dynasty, 10th-12th century

Lot 1275. A rare silver-gilt flower-form tazza, Liao-Song dynasty, 10th-12th century; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) across. Estimate $15,000 - USD 20,000. Price Realized $32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The pentafoil dish raised on a spreading pedestal foot, the interior engraved with a scene of two men playing weiqi while a third observes in a garden setting surrounded by foliate scroll reserved on a ring-punched ground within a border of geometric key fret, below birds reserved on a... [Lire la suite]

10 janvier 2019

A small parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1274. A small parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 1¼ in. (3.3 cm.) diam. Estimate $25,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized $30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Finely cast on the cover and box with a central six-petaled flower head surrounded by six petals rising from the outer edge and chased with demi-florets reserved on a fine ring-punched ground, with traces of gilding, box. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, c. 1980.  Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

A group of kingfisher feather-embellished gilt-metal ornaments, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1230. A group of kingfisher feather-embellished gilt-metal ornaments, Qing dynasty, 19th century.Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised $8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Including a phoenix headdress with further glass bead and velvet embellishments; three hairpins; a butterfly-shaped hair ornament; and two pairs of earrings; together with a gold two-pronged hairpin. Various sizes, three cloth boxes (10). Provenance: Headdress and pair of earrings with 'pearl' pendants: Rare... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

A small Chinese silver figure of a horse, 17th-18th century or earlier

Lot 1221. A small Chinese silver figure of a horse, 17th-18th century or earlier; 4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) long. Estimate $6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realised $9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Partially hollow cast standing foursquare with head facing forward and ears pricked, with hair markings scored on the long tail and on the segmented mane that falls on either side of the neck, with a small opening in the belly, some malachite encrustation. Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, prior to 1977.  ... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2019

A rare gilt-copper death mask & a silver death mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 1217. A rare gilt-copper death mask & a silver death mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) across, 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) long. Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised $4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The thin copper sheet subtly formed as a man's broad face, chased with a mouth, nose and rounded cheeks, with incised lines indicating a beard, a mustache and brows, with a small narrow hole in the center of the eyes which are shown as long, curved incised lines, with tiny... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2019

A rare gilt-copper death mask & a silver death mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 1217. A rare gilt-copper death mask & a silver death mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) across, 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) long. Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised $4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The thin copper sheet subtly formed as a man's broad face, chased with a mouth, nose and rounded cheeks, with incised lines indicating a beard, a mustache and brows, with a small narrow hole in the center of the eyes which are shown as long, curved incised lines, with tiny... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2019

Boy with lotus, Liao dynasty (907–1125), 11th–12th century

Boy with lotus, Liao dynasty (907–1125), 11th–12th century. Rock crystal. H. 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm); W. 1 5/16 (3.3 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm). Gift of Joji Takagi and Masao Iketani, 2008, 2008.326. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  
27 décembre 2018

An amber and jadeite court necklace (chao zhu), Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1440. An amber and jadeite court necklace (chao zhu), Qing dynasty, 19th century. Length 53 in., 134.6 cm. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Sold: $22,500. © Sotheby's the 108 amber beads divided by four pale green jadeite fotou (Buddha heads), the fotou at the back connected to a gourd-shaped fotouta (Buddha head stupa), supporting a silk cord tassel intersected by a flattened rectangular jadeite pendant, terminating to a filigree-mounted jadeite tear-shaped bead, enhanced... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2018

A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 554. A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 5 1/2  in., 14 cm. Estimate $30,000 — 50,000. Sold for $112,500. Courtesy Sotheby’s. the resplendent bird formed of intricately worked bright gold wire, with the wings spreading slightly and the long flaring tail upswept giving the impression of a phoenix in flight, scrolls of qi emanating from the neck and sides, medium-size pearls inset at the chest, wings, crest, and... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2018

A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 555. A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 5 3/8  in., 13.6 cm. Estimate $30,000 — 50,000. Sold for $187,500 . Courtesy Sotheby’s. the resplendent bird formed of intricately worked bright gold wire, with the wings spreading slightly and the long flaring tail upswept giving the impression of a phoenix in flight, scrolls of qi emanating from the neck and sides, medium-size pearls inset at the chest, wings,... [Lire la suite]