24 juillet 2019

A white enamelled gold box with a gem set jade lid, North India, 1650-1700

Lot 230. A white enamelled gold box with a gem set jade lid, North India, 1650-1700; 2 3/8 ins. (6.2 cm) high; 3¼ ins. (8.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The entire exterior surface of the gold box including the underside is decorated in white enamel with red floral designs, the interior is undecorated and in plain gold, the jade lid is gem set with rubies and diamonds on top, the undersides bears an engraved... [Lire la suite]

24 juillet 2019

An antique carved emerald, diamond and pearl turban ornament

Lot 217. An antique carved emerald, diamond and pearl turban ornament, mid to late 18th century, restrung at a later date. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Carved rectangular-shaped emerald of honeycomb motif, pear-shaped table-cut diamond, strand of graduated pearls, foil, gold, 16 ins., mid to late 18th century, restrung at a later date. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2019

An enamelled and gem set huqqa mouthpiece, India, 19th century

Lot 74. An enamelled and gem set huqqa mouthpiece, India, 19th century; 6 ¼ ins. (16 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
24 juillet 2019

A white-glazed molded vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 898. A white-glazed molded vase, 18th-19th century; 12¼in. (31.1cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The body is relief-decorated with a wide band of composite flower scroll bearing three large blossoms between a petal band below and a ruyi band on the shoulder, repeated as the outer border of the wide, out-curved mouth rim above a band of upright leaf tips on the neck. The vase is covered with a glaze of milk-white color. ... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2019

A white-glazed relief-decorated pear-shaped vase, 18th century

Lot 897. A white-glazed relief-decorated pear-shaped vase, 18th century; 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The globular body is decorated in relief with a wide frieze of foliate meander bearing large rose blossoms and buds, between a lappet band below and bands of key fret and upright leaf tips on the neck. The vase is covered allover in a milk-white glaze,  box. Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2019

A white-glazed molded dish, 18th century

Lot 896. A white-glazed molded dish, 18th century; 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The dish is thinly potted with shallow rounded sides, and is molded on the interior with a double vajra in the center below a band of peony scrolls. An apocryphal Yongle mark is faintly incised within a scalloped border on the base, and the dish is covered in a creamy white glaze, stopping neatly around the foot, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2019

An underglaze-blue and green-glazed yellow-ground vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 895. An underglaze-blue and green-glazed yellow-ground vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 1/8 in. (43.5 cm) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The high-shouldered body is decorated in underglaze blue and two shades of green with a continuous scene of scholars in a mountainous, river retreat with towering pine trees on one side, all against a rich yellow ground. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the base. Property from the Collection of Nathan and Joan... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2019

A copper-red-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 894. A copper-red-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The bowl has deep rounded sides and is covered on the exterior with a glaze of soft, crushed-strawberry-red color in contrast to the pale blue-green color of the glaze on the interior..  Property from the Collection of Charles and Margot Nesbitt, Oklahoma... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2019

A blue-glazed bowl and a blue-glazed dish, Jingwei tang zhi hall marks in underglaze blue within double squares, 18th-early 19th

Lot 893. A blue-glazed bowl and a blue-glazed dish, Jingwei tang zhi hall marks in underglaze blue within double squares, 18th-early 19th century; 5 3/8 and 7 7/8 in. (13.6 and 20 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The exterior of each is covered in a rich blue glaze below the brown-glazed rim, and the interior is white.  Property from the Collection of Charles and Margot Nesbitt, Oklahoma City.  Note: The hall mark, Jingwei tang zhi, 'Made... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2019

The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy at The Met Cloisters

Jewish ceremonial wedding ring, from the Colmar Treasure, ca. 1300­–before 1348. Gold, opaque and translucent enamel, 1 3/8 x 7/8 in. (3.5 x 2.3 cm). Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge, © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY. For more than 500 years, a small cache of jewelry and coins lay hidden within the walls of a house in Colmar, France. Secreted there in the 14th century and discovered in 1863, the Colmar Treasure—now in the collection of the Musée de Cluny, Paris—comprises rings of sapphire, ruby, garnet, and... [Lire la suite]
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