18 mai 2017

A rare Ming pencase made for the Ottoman market, China and Ottoman Turkey, late 16th century

Lot 133. A rare Ming pencase made for the Ottoman market, China and Ottoman Turkey, late 16th century, 9¼in. (23.5cm.) long. EstimateGBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 120,000 - USD 180,000). Price realised GBP 92,500 (USD 147,260). © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of rectangular form with rounded ends and separate lid, the white ground decorated in cobalt-blue, the body with a register of scrolling vine issuing small leaves and large lotus flowers, above this a band of stylized cloud-bands, the... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2017

Grand tambour de type Heger I, Vietnam, culture de Dông Son, Epoque Giao Chi, Ier siècle avant J.-C.-IIIe siècle après J.-C.

Grand tambour de type Heger I, Vietnam, région sud du berceau de la culture de Dông Son, Epoque Giao Chi, dernière période (Ier siècle avant J.-C.-IIIe siècle après J.-C.). Bronze à patine brune. H. : 73 cm, diam. du tympan: 97,5 cm. INV. 2505-84 © musée Barbier-Mueller Quand nous parlons de la région australe du foyer d’origine du Dông Son, nous entendons la partie basse du Nord-Vietnam actuel, cette culture ne s’étant jamais étendue plus bas que l’actuelle ville de Hué (la culture de cette époque, au centre du Vietnam, est... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

Tambour miniature, culture de Dông Son, Vietnam, époque Giao Chi (Ier siècle avant J.-C.-IIIe siècle après J.-C.)

Tambour miniature, culture de Dông Son, Vietnam, régions montagneuses du nord, époque Giao Chi (Ier siècle avant J.-C.-IIIe siècle après J.-C.). Bronze à patine verte, lisse. H. : 6,5 cm. INV. 2505-25 © musée Barbier-Mueller Minuscule objet, purement symbolique. Les tambours, les récipients de bronze, les vases apparaissent en grand nombre dans les tombes de la région de Thanh Hoa vers la fin de la dynastie des Han occidentaux, puis de la dynastie des Han orientaux (Ier siècle avant J.-C.– IIIe siècle après J.-C.). Le tympan... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A repoussé and engraved gold flask, North India, second half 18th century

Lot 112. A repoussé and engraved gold flask, North India, second half 18th century, 8 ¾in. (22.2cm.) high. Estimate GBP 22,000 - GBP 28,000 (USD 28,424 - USD 36,176). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 On plain base, the facetted body with elegant floral sprays and scrolls, the central panels with a profuse floral spray inhabited with peacocks rising from, a gadrooned bulbous vase flanked with felines, with bulbous screw top with suspension chain. Provenance: Sotheby’s, London, 28 April 2004, lot 160 Literature: Usha R... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A rare gemset jade-hilted dagger, Mughal India, 17th century

Lot 107. A rare gemset jade-hilted dagger, Mughal India, 17th century, 14in. (35.7cm.) long. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,000 - GBP 5,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The slightly recurved watered-steel double-edged blade damascened with gold foliage on one side at the forte, the pale green jade hilt with swelling grip, and pronounced pommel, knuckle-guard with pierced and carved leaf and bud-shaped finial, inlaid overall with engraved gold flowers set with emerald and... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A rock-crystal hilted dagger, Mughal India, 18th century

Lot 105. A rock-crystal hilted dagger, Mughal India, 18th century, 14in. (35.5cm.) length. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,000 - GBP 5,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The single-edged watered-steel blade with double curve, the rock-crystal pistol hilt carved with floral pommel and chape, on stand, the blade associated and later. Christie's. Arts of India, 25 May 2017, London, King Street 

18 mai 2017

A finely carved jade wine cup, Mughal India, mid-17th century

Lot 101. A finely carved jade wine cup, Mughal India, mid-17th century, 5 1/8in. (13cm.) diam.; 3 ¼in. (7.5cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 38,760 - USD 51,680) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The body finely carved with a leafy lattice enclosing floral sprays, the foot formed as an elegant rosette. Note: This fine cup is an example of the hardstone carvings that were popular in the Mughal period, from the reign of the Emperor Akbar. It is thought that nephrite and... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2017

A diamond and fancy purple-pink diamond ring, by David Morris

Lot 255. A diamond and 6.07 carats fancy purple-pink diamond ring, by David Morris. Estimate CHF 800,000 - CHF 1,200,000 (USD 806,245 - USD 1,209,368). Price realised CHF 1,087,500 (USD 1,103,486). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Set with a fancy purple-pink rectangular cut-cornered diamond, weighing approximately 6.07 carats, to the pear-shaped diamond gallery, the hoop pavé-set with circular-cut pink diamonds, ring size 6, mounted in gold. Signed David Morris, no. 436 ... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2017

A natural pearl and diamond ring

Lot 158. A button-shaped natural pearl and diamond ring. Estimate CHF 300,000 - CHF 500,000 (USD 302,342 - USD 503,903). Price realised CHF 883,500 (USD 896,487). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Set with a button-shaped natural pearl, measuring approximately 19.45-20.95x14.65 mm, on a marquise-cut diamond gallery, to the trifurcated hoop, ring size 7 ½ Accompanied by report no. 89945 dated 24 January 2017 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that this pearl is a saltwater... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2017

A single strand natural pearl necklace

Lot 156. A single strand natural pearl necklace. Estimate CHF 400,000 - CHF 500,000 (USD 403,123 - USD 503,903). Price realised CHF 1,051,500(USD 1,066,957). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The single-strand composed of seventy-nine graduated natural pearls, measuring approximately 11.70-6.20 mm, to the ball-shaped clasp, 67.0 cm, mounted in gold Accompanied by report no. 90910 dated 14 March 2017 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the 79 pearls are saltwater natural... [Lire la suite]
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