23 mars 2017

Carnelian and lacquer bracelet, Lacloche Frères, 1930s

Lot 236. Carnelian and lacquer bracelet, Lacloche Frères, 1930s. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Composed of a series of tonneau links set with oval carnelian cabochons, joined by square black lacquer links, length approximately 185mm, signed Lacloche Fres, numbered, French assay and maker's marks, case stamped Lacloche Frères.   Sotheby's. Fine Jewels, Londres  13 déc. 2016
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23 mars 2017

Verger Freres-LaCloche-Golay Fils & Stahl, Two timepieces, circa 1925

Lot 111. Verger Frères-LaCloche-Golay Fils & Stahl,  Two timepieces, circa 1925. Estimate 30,000-40,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. • the first: 10''' rectangular manual-winding nickel lever movement, 18 jewels, silver dial with Arabic numerals, outer minute track, 18k yellow gold case, with red lacquer bezel with gold chinoiserie design, onyx borders, one diamond at the 6, the enamel pattern running through the 2 pieces attached via gold cord, the middle with diamond set accents... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2017

A fine Ming-style blue and white vase (yuhuchun ping), Tongzhi mark and period (1865-1875)

Lot 711. A fine Ming-style blue and white vase (yuhuchun ping), Tongzhi mark and period (1865-1875). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000, USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the pear-shaped body painted around the sides with banana fronds and bamboo beside rocks in a fenced garden, between a band of lappets encircling the base and a ruyi band at the shoulder, the waisted neck with a scrollwork frieze beneath a band of upright stiff leaves, the base with a six-character mark in... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 710. A pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong marks and period (1736-1795). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000, USD. Lot sold 23,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   each with shallow rounded sides rising to an everted rim, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing among flames reaching for a 'flaming pearl' within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the reverse with two dragons striding in similar pursuit, the base... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A blue and white 'peony scroll' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 709. A blue and white 'peony scroll' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000, USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the shallow rounded sides resting on a short foot, the interior with a central medallion densely decorated with a foliated peony scroll bearing seven blossoms with spiky petals and spindly stems, all within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the exterior similarly painted with nine evenly spaced peonies wreathed in foliage, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A pair of blue and white 'peony' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 708. A pair of blue and white 'peony' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000, USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   each with deep, rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, decorated to the exterior with a frieze of stylized peony scroll above a petal-lappet border, the interior with a single bloom issuing leaves within a central roundel, the base with a six-character mark within a double... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2017

A blue and white Ming-style 'Floral' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 705. A blue and white Ming-style 'Floral' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000, USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   sturdily-potted with rounded sides and lipped rim, painted in varying tones of underglaze blue in 'heaped and piled' technique,  the central medallion with a floral meander, the stylized blooms borne on narrow stems with twisting leaves within a classic scroll band, the cavetto with a similar band of scrolling flowers, all enclosed by a... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A large blue and white sleeve vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 693. A large blue and white sleeve vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Estimate 25,000 — 35,000, USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of cylindrical form with a waisted neck and flared rim, well painted in varying tones of cobalt-blue depicting the famous first meeting between King Wen of Zhou, standing at a river's edge with attendants and the self-exiled military strategist Jiang Ziya living as a humble fisherman, all amidst craggy rockwork and foliage, set between a... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A blue and white 'figural' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 675. A blue and white 'figural' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000, USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   The deep sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, the exterior painted with four cartouches featuring scenes of genteel life, the cartouches linked by clouds, the interior with a central medallion of three boys playing, a diaper-and-flower band at the rim, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

Two soft paste blue and white vases, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 674. Two soft paste blue and white vases, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000, USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   each of elongated ovoid form rising to a short waisted neck and painted with gnarled twin pine trees growing beside rockwork and leafy bamboo, one with a moon emerging from mist in the distance (2). Height of taller 8 7/8  in., 22.5 cm Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), no. 46, and thence by... [Lire la suite]