25 février 2020

An amber fruit carving, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 307. An amber fruit carving, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Length 4 1/2  in., 11.4 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. naturalistically carved in the round with one large and smaller peach and a finger citron growing from a gnarled leafy branch carved in high relief and openwork to form the base, further detailed on the back with a prunus blossom and a bat in flight, wood stand (2). Property from the Collection of Lolo Sarnoff. ... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2020

An amber carving and a stand; stand, Qing dynasty, 18th century, carving, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 306. An amber carving and a stand; stand, Qing dynasty, 18th century, carving, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Height 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the irregularly shaped boulder carved on one side with a figure seated beside a crane perched on a rock all under a pine tree, the reverse with two further figures standing under a pine tree, attached to a stand carved as swirling clouds above waves. Property... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

A carved amber snuff bottle, 1750-1880

Lot 1568. A carved amber snuff bottle, 1750-1880; 2 in. (5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD USD 5,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Carved as a large finger citron borne on a leafy branch, with a smaller citron to one side and a bat in flight on the other, coral stopper.  Property from the Collection of Dr. Richard David. Provenance: Yuan Feng & Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, 11 May 1977. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2020

A  rare hardstone-inset gold 'pomegranate' box and cover, Qing dynasty

Lot 340. A rare hardstone-inset gold 'pomegranate' box and cover, Qing dynasty. Length 4 3/4  in., 12.2 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 125,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. made in the outline of a ripe pomegranate, the motif reinforced by pink tourmaline carved to resemble seeds inset on the cover, further inset with turquoise, lapis lazuli, jade, rose quartz, agate, and foil-backed crystal, all carved to create the design of a leafy vine sprouting tendrils and bearing... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2020

An unusual parcel-gilt silver octagonal box and cover, 18th century

Lot 1399. An unusual parcel-gilt silver octagonal box and cover, 18th century; 4 5/16 in. (10.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The center of the cover decorated in high relief and undercut with two buddhistic lions frolicking on either side of a tree peony, with a bird in flight above, the sides of the cover and the box with panels of different plants and trees, some including birds or insects, all with gilt highlights... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2020

Three silver-gilt repoussé boxes and covers, Liao-Song dynasty or later

Lot 1292. Three silver-gilt repoussé boxes and covers, Liao-Song dynasty or later; 4, 6 and 5¼ in. (10, 15.3 and 13.3 cm.) across. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. One of hexafoil form, the domed cover chased with four parrots in flight against a ground of foliate scroll above a key-fret border and a band of similar scroll interspersed with birds in flight, with a wide band of palmette scroll at the rim of the cover and box, and... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2020

Three very rare gold and silver-decorated vessels, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 1238. Three very rare gold and silver-decorated vessels, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8); Hu 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) high, xian 10 3/16 in. (26 cm.) high assembled, jian 10¼ in. (26 cm.) across handles. Estimate 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 171,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The three vessels, a bottle (hu), a steamer (xian) and a bowl (jian) are finely inlaid in silver with bands of stylized bird scrolls set between decorative borders, the silver decoration... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2020

An openwork gold plaque, Eastern Jin Dynasty (A.D. 317 – 420)

An openwork gold plaque, Eastern Jin Dynasty (A.D. 317 – 420). Width 1 3⁄8 inches (3.5 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York depicting a winged figure riding on a striding dragon surrounded by scroll motifs and enclosed within a linear frame of shield shape, the gold sheet embellished with rows and clusters of granulation throughout, laid over a thin bronze backing with two very small apertures for mounting at the margin on opposite sides. A very similar gold ornament excavated in... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2020

A Pair of Gold Fluted Cups, Ming Dynasty, 16th–17th Century

A Pair of Gold Fluted Cups, Ming Dynasty, 16th–17th Century, 3.5 x 6 cm. Price On Request. © Susan Ollemans. Susan Ollemans. 13 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AA, United Kingdom - Tel: + 44 ( 0 ) 7775566356 - Email: sue@ollemans.com
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08 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1467. A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 4 in. (10 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The slightly domed top of the cover and the bottom of the box are identically and finely decorated with a central flower head encircled by a leafy border that has eight radiating foliate stems separated by similar foliate stems, all within scrolled tendrils issuing from a narrow border and an outer... [Lire la suite]