04 avril 2020

A rare bronze 'double horse' yoke ornament, northwest China, Inner Mongolia, 5th-4th century BC

Lot 2031. A rare bronze 'double horse' yoke ornament, northwest China, Inner Mongolia, 5th-4th century BC; 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The ornament is in the shape of a pair of hollow-cast horses standing on two horizontal bars and joined by a bar that spans the back of their necks. They have circular, cut-out eyes, a circular opening in the front of the muzzle, upright ears and long tails with... [Lire la suite]

04 avril 2020

A bronze openwork rectangular plaque, Northwest China, 2nd-1st century BC

Lot 2029. A bronze openwork rectangular plaque, Northwest China, 2nd-1st century BC; 4¾ and 3 3/8 in. (12.2 and 8.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,500 - USD 5,500. Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The plaque is cast with two addorsed ibex with outward-facing heads cast in high relief, their arching horns entwined in the leaves of the trees beneath which they stand. The reverse is slightly concave. There is a brown patina and green encrustation. Together... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

An unusual gilt-bronze gourd-form vessel, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 24)

Lot 2029. An unusual gilt-bronze gourd-form vessel, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 24); 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The pouring vessel is cast in the form of a gourd with bulbous body and curved neck encircled by a raised band that has a collared aperture on top and terminates in a lobed end decorated with silver-colored triangles. A small loop in the center of the base is encircled by the... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

An unusual bronze chariot fitting, Western Zhou dynasty (circa 1100-771 BC)

Lot 2026. An unusual bronze chariot fitting, Western Zhou dynasty (circa 1100-771 BC); 4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realized USD 2,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The flat, oblong top of the hollow fitting is flat-cast depicting two dragons with long up-turned snouts and abstract bodies that curve around to fill the space. The circular socket end is pierced with two holes on either side, with two small pins or brads piercing the walls near... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

A copper-inlaid bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, he, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC

Lot 2025. A copper-inlaid bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, he, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC; 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high, 9 in. (23 cm.) across. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price Realized USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The compressed globular body is raised on three slender, waisted supports and is cast around the sides with three raised bands inlaid in copper, the one on the shoulder interrupted by a bird-form spout with backward-curved tail that... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2020

A Vatican workshops micromosaic and gilt bronze centre table, Rome, mid-19th century

A Vatican workshops micromosaic and gilt bronze centre table presented by Pope Pius IX to King George V and Queen Marie of Hanover, Rome, mid-19th century. H. 32 in., W. 42 in., D. 42 in.; 81.3 cm., 106.7 cm., 106.7 cm. Price on Request. Courtesy Sotheby's. the circular slate top finely inlaid with sprays of early summer flowers, supported by three winged term figures festooned with floral swags on a platform centred by a trophy of the Papal attributes. Provenance: The Royal House of Hanover;Munich,... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2020

An Italian scagliola top, second half of the 18th century, probably Tuscan

An Italian scagliola top, second half of the 18th century, probably Tuscan; H. 30 3/4 in., W. 60 3/4 in., D. 1 1/4 in.; 78.1 cm., 154.3 cm., 3.2 cm. Price on Request. Courtesy Sotheby's. centred by a cartouche enclosing a parrot amidst cherries, acorns and oak branches within ribbon-tied faux porphyry, acanthus scroll and fruit and floral spray borders. Provenance: Pallavicini Family, Geneva; sold 1977;London Sotheby’s, 15 December 1999, lot 198;Where acquired by the present owner. Exhibited: Biennale des... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2020

Antonio Joli, London, A View from the River Thames, with St. Paul’s Cathedral

Antonio Joli (Modena circa 1700 – 1777 Naples), A View from the River Thames, with St. Paul’s Cathedral, oil on canvas, 15 by 28 in.; 38 by 71 cm. Asking price £795,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Possibly William, Marquis of Powis, Hendon Hall;Possibly David Garrick, who acquired Hendon Hall circa 1756 and by descent to his nephew the Rev. Carrington Garrick;Possibly John Bond, who bought Hendon Hall in 1790;Possibly Brian Scotney, who bought Hendon Hall in 1822;Samuel Ware, who... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2020

Antonio Joli, View of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez from the North-East, with King Ferdinand VI of Spain and Queen María Bárbara

Antonio Joli (Modena circa 1700 – 1777 Naples), View of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez from the North-East, with King Ferdinand VI of Spain and Queen María Bárbara of Braganza on the Royal Barge. Indistinctly inscribed, signed and dated lower centre: Imbarco di piacere di S.M. in Aranjuez di Madrid, Joli 175.. Oil on canvas, 75.5 by 129.4 cm.; 29 ¾ by 51 in. Asking price £895,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Possibly in the Collection of Isabella Farnese, Queen of Spain (1692 – 1776);The 2nd... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2020

A kingfisher feather and hardstone screen, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 3301. A kingfisher feather and hardstone screen, Qing dynasty, 19th century; overall 107 by 64 by 29 cm., 42 by 25 1/4 by 11 1/2 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 884,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. composed with a pair of long-tailed pheasants perched upon a green rock, accompanied by two other smaller birds and a flying bat, beneath a tree bearing peaches and pomegranates, with peonies, roses and chrysanthemums growing on the ground, the flower petals made of... [Lire la suite]
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