26 décembre 2015

A pair of quadrangular armorial vases, 19th century, possibly Samson

Lot 23. A pair of quadrangular armorial vases, 19th century, possibly Samson. Estimate $3,000 – $5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each with a celadon-glazed body molded as bamboo and set with rectangular panels of Chinese garden scenes alternating with coats-of-arms beneath the motto 'AD ASTRA' - 16 in. (41 cm.) high Christie's. CHINESE EXPORT ART, 21 January 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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02 novembre 2015

Importante commode à décor or sur fond noir en vernis à l'imitation des laques du Japon, seconde moitié du XIXème siècle

Importante commode à décor or sur fond noir en vernis à l'imitation des laques du Japon, Beau travail parisien de la seconde moitié du XIXème siècle. Estimation : 15000 € / 20000 €. Photo Aguttes à motifs de paysages lacustres animés de pagodes et d'arbustes dans des encadrements de bois noirci. De forme rectangulaire, elle ouvre par trois tiroirs sur trois rangs, dont deux sans traverse ; montants arrondis ; pieds fuselés à cannelures foncées de laiton. Riche décor de bronze ciselé tels que frises de... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2015

Commode d’époque Louis XV, Estampille de Jacques Dubois, milieu du XVIIIème siècle

Commode d’époque Louis XV, Estampille de Jacques Dubois, milieu du XVIIIème siècle. Estimation €60,000 – €100,000 ($66,407 - $110,678). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 En laque de Chine et ornementation de bronze ciselé et doré associée, le dessus de marbre brèche d'Alep du XVIIIe siècle rapporté, la façade bombée à décor d'oiseaux et de papillons sur des branches fleuries, ouvrant à deux tiroirs sans traverse reposant sur des pieds terminés par des enroulements feuillagés, estampillée DUBOIS sur le montant... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2015

The Rijksmuseum presents an exhibition of Asian treasure in Dutch interiors

AMSTERDAM.- The exhibition 'Asia in Amsterdam; Exotic Luxury in the Golden Age' also presents many 17th century paintings: still-lifes and portraits of citizens who had themselves painted among their newly acquired items of Asian luxury. The exhibition is being organised in cooperation with the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, USA. The loan items originate in such far-flung places as Moscow, St Petersburg, Versailles, London, Oxford, Madrid and Stockholm. Sensation Made of special, precious materials and adorned with... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2015

First exhibition to examine the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas opens

José Manuel de la Cerda, Desk-on-stand (detail), Pátzcuaro, Mexico, 18th century. Lacquered and polychromed wood with gilt decoration. On loan from The Hispanic Society of America, New York, NY. BOSTON, MASS.- More than 90 exquisitely crafted objects—including furniture, silverwork, textiles, ceramics and painting—are on view in Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia, the first large-scale, pan-American exhibition to examine the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. On view... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2015

A magnificent pair of George III period ormolu-mounted Coromandel lacquer and black gilt-japanned serpentine commodes

Francis Seymour, 1st Marquess of Hertford's magnificent pair of George III period ormolu-mounted Coromandel lacquer and black gilt-japanned serpentine commodes. Attributed to Pierre Langlois, English, circa 1770.  Photo courtesy Godson & Coles Each veneered overall with panels of Chinese incised ‘Coromandel ‘ lacquer, bordered with japanned foliate trails, the shaped top with serpentine front and sides divided into six panels of rocks, birds and flowers above a gadrooned band, one side decorated with... [Lire la suite]


21 juin 2015

Heirloom from Battle of Waterloo veteran offered by Godson & Coles at Masterpiece London

The Marquess of Anglesey's rare George III period satinwood and ebony side cabinet with inset panels of Chinese lacquer. English, circa 1790. Photo courtesy Godson & Coles LONDON.- This week marked the 200th Anniversary of the momentous Battle of Waterloo. Viewed by many as the day that decided the fate of Europe, the Battle of Waterloo was an epic showdown between two of history’s military giants. To celebrate this historical occasion, Godson & Coles will offer at Masterpiece London a... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2015

A Berlin faience garniture of five vases, three with covers, mid-19th century

A Berlin faience garniture of five vases, three with covers, mid-19th century. Estimate £20,000 — 30,000 / €27,894 - 41,841. Photo Sotheby's comprising three baluster form vases with covers and two flaring trumpet vases, decorated imitating Chinese lacquer with oriental figures in landscapes picked out in gold and black reserved on a red ground, on moulded giltwood bases, restorations and retouching throughout, 23.3cm., 9 1/8 in. and 30cm., 11 3/4 in. high Comparative... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2015

A set of ten Italian chinoiserie red lacquered and parcel-gilt chairs, Venetian, second quarter 18th century

A set of ten Italian chinoiserie red lacquered and parcel-gilt chairs, Venetian, second quarter 18th century. Estimate £20,000 — 30,000 / €27,894 - 41,841. Photo Sotheby's ach with an arched rectangular pierced back with stylised shell motif above a baluster splat decorated with a chinoiserie figure with a parasol above chrysanthemums and swans, drop-in later leather upholstered seat on cabriole legs with a stylised scallopshell on the knees joined by a H-form turned and block... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2015

A Böttger Meissen Hausmaler coffee pot and hinged cover, circa 1722, with German silver-gilt mounts, Elias Adam, Augsburg

A Böttger Meissen Hausmaler coffee pot and hinged cover, circa 1722, with contemporary German silver-gilt mounts, Elias Adam, Augsburg. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP (34,868 - 48,815 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. decorated in gilding in the Seuter workshop, Augsburg, with vignettes of chinoiserie figures resting on scrollwork supports with birds in flight above, the front of the coffee pot painted in enamels with the armorial of Prince Marc de Beauvau, Prinz... [Lire la suite]