24 février 2018

FD Gallery (Stand 93) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Cartier. An Egyptian Revival Pendant Necklace, Paris, 1925. Lapis Lazuli, diamond, turquoise and emerald. Length 47 cm (18.5 in.). Signed 'Cartier, Paris' and numbered '1641'. © TEFAF 2018 The necklace is centering upon an ancient carved oblong lapis lazuli plaque, applied with navette shaped turquoise accents, within a frame of circular-cut diamonds and calibre-cut emeralds, suspending from a turquoise and diamond surmount; suspend by a braided blue cord necklace. Art Deco Bracelet, France,... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2018

A rare pair of blue and white 'Phoenix' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3680. A rare pair of blue and white 'Phoenix' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 15.1 cm, 6 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 425,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017.  each with rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, the exterior painted with a pair of phoenix in flight amongst scrolling clouds, their wings widespread with finely detailed plumage, with a long tail billowing in the wind, all divided by double line borders at the rim and... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2018

Les Enluminures (Stand 276) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Pendant with St. Catherine, Germany, probably Upper Rhine, circa 1470-80. Silver, rock crystal and verre églomisé, 5.2 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm (2 x 1.3 x 0.7 in.) (with loop). Weight 2.7 gr. © TEFAF 2018 Fusing two separate pieces of hardstone together to create glowing images painted in gold leaf, this ethereal pendant changes appearance with different lighting effects and depicts Catherine of Alexandria, patron saint of female wisdom. Arm amulet (figa), Spain or Italy, 16th century. Alabaster, gold, enamel... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2018

Deborah Elvira (Stand 151) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Confraternity pendant, Iberian peninsula,  circa 1600. Gold, enamel and rock crystal, 6 x 4.5 cm (2.4 x 1.7 in.). © TEFAF 2018 Reliquary Cross, Spain, 17th century. Gold and enamel, 11 x 7 cm (4.3 x 2.8 in.). © TEFAF 2018 Pendant, Spain,  circa 1700. Gold, emeralds and enamel, 6 x 4.5 cm (2.4 x 1.8 in.). © TEFAF 2018 Deborah Elvira (Stand 151) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018  
24 février 2018

A carved ivory figure of a kneeling foreigner, 17th century

Lot 3649. A carved ivory figure of a kneeling foreigner, 17th century; 9 cm, 3 1/2  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. sensitively carved as a smiling foreigner in a split stance with both arms held upwards and his palms facing the back, depicted dressed in robes with a knot tied loosely at the front, adorned with bracelets, hoop earrings and a circlet over his black curly hair. Note: This finely carved figure is likely to have been... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2018

A finely carved ivory figure of a seated sage, 17th century

Lot 3648. A finely carved ivory figure of a seated sage, 17th century; 10 cm, 4 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. the patinated ivory of variegated creamy-brown tones, carved in the round as a seated man with a long beard and moustache, his right elbow leaning against a rocky outcrop while his left hand rests on his raised left knee, wearing loose-fitting robes tied around his stomach with a sash and a cloth hat with two long... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2018

A superbly carved large ivory Daoist figure, Ming dynasty, late 15th century

Lot 3647. A superbly carved large ivory Daoist figure, Ming dynasty, late 15th century; 29 cm, 11 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,940,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. skilfully carved as an official standing on an octagonal pedestal base resting on ruyi scroll feet, decpited with his hands clasped together before his chest and holding a ceremonial baton (hu), his face naturalistically rendered with downcast eyes and a solemn expression, wearing a... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2018

Haboldt · Pictura (Stand 341) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Jan Breughel the Younger (1601 - Antwerp - 1678), A bouquet of flowers in a decorated vase. Oil on canvas, 125 x 97 cm (49.2 x 38.2 in.) © TEFAF 2018 Provenance: Collection Joseph Smith, Shortgrove Hall, Essex His sale, 1922; Private collection, Germany; Sale, London, Sotheby’s, 6 July 1983, lot 19; With Colnaghi, London - New York; Sale, New York, Christie’s, 10 January 1990, lot 215; Galerie d’Art Saint-Honoré, Paris; Private collection, until 2017 Literature: K. Ertz, Jan Breughel der Jüngere (1601-1678).... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2018

Koetser Gallery at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Cornelis de Heem (Leiden, 1631 - Antwerp, 1695), Still life with a lobster, a peeled lemon on a pewter plater, a roemer, and fruits on a stone ledge with a green drape. Oil on canvas, 48 x 63.8 cm (18.9 x 25.1 in.). Signed on the stone ledge. © TEFAF 2018 Provenance: Gebr, Douwes, Amsterdam, inv. no. 4278, 1928; P. de Boer, Amsterdam; Rutter Collection, Vienna, probably since at least the 1960’s. Govert Camphuysen (Dokkum, 1624 - Amsterdam, 1672), The Money Lender. Oil on canvas laid... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2018

Harmen van Steenwijck, A vanitas still life with a bust, a standing sculpture, a skull, an oil lamp, a sword, clay pipes,...

Harmen van Steenwijck (Circa 1612 - Delft - after 1655), A vanitas still life with a bust, a standing sculpture, a skull, an oil lamp, a sword, clay pipes, a cowrie shell and other items on a stone ledge, Oil on panel, 60.8 x 81.8 cm (23.9 x 32.2 in.). Signed with initials 'HS'. © TEFAF 2018 This work shares some elements with Steenwyck's Still life: An allegory of the vanitiesof human life in the collection of the National Gallery, London (NG1256). The most notable element are the unusual oil lamp and... [Lire la suite]