25 mars 2017

Exhibition at Frans Hals Museum exhibits 17th century works from the Netherlands and China

HAARLEM.- Barbarians & Philosophers sheds light on the way China and the Netherlands formed images of one another in the seventeenth century. The Dutch were fascinated by the culture of the ‘Celestial Empire’; the Chinese were astonished by the Dutch ‘redheaded barbarians’. A selection of paintings, drawings, porcelain and models charts the cultural exchange. The exhibition in the Frans Hals Museum runs from 25 March to 20 August 2017. In the seventeenth century, the Netherlands was a key player in a... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2017

A molded and reticulated fahua jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 655. A molded and reticulated fahua jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of baluster form, the openwork outer layer carved with the Eight Immortals paying court to Shoulao, the God of Longevity, amid pines, clouds, cranes, and other auspicious animals, all between a band of upright lappets with inverted lotus buds on the foot and an openwork peony scroll along the shoulder, a narrow band of petals beneath detached clouds on the short neck, the... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2017

A fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 654. A fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. glazed in aubergine, turquoise and yellow reserved against a deep blue ground, depicting a sage drifting towards a pavilion enshrouded in clouds approached by an attendant carrying a wrapped qin, between a ruyi-collar enclosing lotus blossoms at the shoulder and a lappet band below, the interior applied with a yellow glaze, Japanese wood box (2). Height 11 1/4  in., 28.6... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2017

A Chinese porcelain cup with Ottoman tombak mounts set with a coral finial, China and Turkey, 18th century

Lot 208. A Chinese porcelain cup with Ottoman tombak mounts set with a coral finial, China and Turkey, 18th century.  Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the body comprising a blue porcelain cup set in tombak mounts, including a splayed foot with incised floral details, with a hinged lid featuring three cartouches with foliate openwork design, surmounted by coral finial and curved handle - 17.5cm. height. Note: This tombak incense burner is distinguished by the... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2017

An Ottoman jade and gem-set silver-gilt casket, Turkey and China, 19th century

Lot 209. An Ottoman jade and gem-set silver-gilt casket, Turkey and China, 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form on four applied gem-set cusped feet, the exterior set with rubies, emeralds, amethysts and sapphires against a ground of engraved floral motifs, the lid mounted with an openwork carved Chinese jade plaque - 8.9 by 10 by 8cm. Note: The present casket, as with the previous lot, is a product of the Ottoman taste for Chinese artefacts, in this case, carved... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2017

An Ottoman jade and gem-set silver-gilt casket, Turkey and China, 18th-19th century

Lot 210. An Ottoman jade and gem-set silver-gilt casket, Turkey and China, 18th-19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of octagonal form standing on eight columnar feet, each side of the exterior decorated with a jade plaque set with silver-mounted gemstones, the surrounding area similarly and densely inset with gemstones and semi-precious stones, each corner with a vertical ridge set with diagonal bands of turquoise half-beads, the Chinese jade cover with dragons flanking... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2017

A gem-set jade pendant, India, mid-19th century

Lot 200. A gem-set jade pendant, India, mid-19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the light jade plaque set in the kundan technique with diamonds, emeralds and rubies designed as a fine floral spray, the top with horizontal drill hole, mounted with gold chain, fitted in a bespoke, velvet-lined box with 'Hamilton & Co.' insignia. Provenance: By repute, James Andrew Broun-Ramsay (1812-60), 1st Marquess of Dalhousie, Governor-General of India (1848-56).Thence by... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2017

A pair of enamelled and gem-set bracelets, North India, 19th century

Lot 193. A pair of enamelled and gem-set bracelets, North India, 19th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each set with lasque diamonds and rubies in floral-shaped settings on an emerald-green ground, the interior enamelled with green floral motifs on a white engraved wave ground. Quantity: 2 - 9.9cm. diam. each. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 26 Apr 2017, 10:30 AM
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24 mars 2017

An emerald and diamond-set enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), North India, 19th century

Lot 198. An emerald and diamond-set enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), North India, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. gently curved jewel featuring a central hexagonal-cut emerald carved with flowerheads, between two oval carved emeralds, a drop-shape carved emerald above with diamond-set petalled border, two hanging spinels and seed pearls, polychrome floral enamelling to reverse, clasps on either side with metal-thread cord - main jewel: 7 by 7.6cm. Sotheby's. Arts of the... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2017

A gem-set and enamelled gold necklace, North India, 19th century2

Lot 194. A gem-set and enamelled gold necklace, North India, 19th century. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. comprising facet-cut white sapphires set in gold with foil backing, on flexible openwork chain surrounded by seed-pearl borders, hanging flowerhead-shaped pendant with spinel drop, enamelled on the reverse in red, green and white with floral details on each setting, rows of pearl-strings leading to square clasp - 32.5cm. max. unclasped - 20.5cm width. Note: Commissioned by a... [Lire la suite]
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