17 juillet 2019

A carved emerald bead, ruby and diamond ring

Lot 329. A carved emerald bead, ruby and diamond ring. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Carved emerald bead, circular cabochon rubies, circular-cut diamonds, white gold, ring size 7. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
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17 juillet 2019

Two emerald pins

Lot 212. A carved emerald, a drop-shaped emerald and gold pins, 3 1/8 and 2 3/8 ins. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Nizams of Hyderabad. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
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17 juillet 2019

A diamond-set gold and emerald huqqa mouthpiece, India, circa 1920

Lot 72. A diamond-set gold and emerald huqqa mouthpiece, India, circa 1920;4 ins. (10 cm.) long. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 100,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Nizams of Hyderabad. Note: This example illustrates the influence of European jewelry designs and techniques in 20th century Indian gem set objects. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
17 juillet 2019

An equestrian portrait of Aurangzeb, Mughal India, circa 1700

Lot 186. An equestrian portrait of Aurangzeb, Mughal India, circa 1700. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, backed on cream card. Folio 11 3/8 x 8 ins. (28.7 x 20.4 cm.). Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Sir John Murray MacGregor, with Simon Ray, 2016. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
17 juillet 2019

A folio from the de Luynes album, Mughal India, Recto attributable to Hiranand circa 1600

Lot 11. A folio from the de Luynes album, Mughal India, Recto attributable to Hiranand circa 1600. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, recto depicting a mounted prince hawking, verso a court scene with jesters after a European print, within colored borders on cream album leaf. Recto painting 12 7/8 x 8 ¼ ins. (31.5 x 21 cm.); verso painting 7 1/8 x 4 ½ ins. (18 x 11.5 cm.); folio 18 1/8 x 12 5/8 ins. (46 x 32 cm.). Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 90,000. © Christie's... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2019

The Brooklyn Museum opens 'Rembrandt to Picasso: Five Centuries of European Works on Paper'

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). Head of a Young Man (Tête de jeune homme), 1923. Grease crayon on pink Michallet laid paper, 241/2 x 185/8 in. (62.2 x 47.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Carll H. de Silver Fund, 39.18. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. BROOKLYN, NY.- Showcasing the breadth of the Brooklyn Museum's exceptional works on paper collection, Rembrandt to Picasso: Five Centuries of European Works on Paper highlights more than one hundred European... [Lire la suite]

17 juillet 2019

A pair of huanghuali continous yokeback armchairs (nanguanmaoyi), Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 492. A pair of huanghuali continous yokeback armchairs (nanguanmaoyi), Ming dynasty, 17th century. Height 45 1/4 in., 115 cm; Width 23 in., 63.5 cm; Depth 19 in., 48 cm. Estimate: 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 137,000 USD. © Sotheby's each with an elegantly shaped crestrail supported by shaped spandrels, above a bowed, wide splat, with gently curving arms continuing, supported on S-curve supports, to join the recessed frontal stile, with a hard cane seat, the legs... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2019

A painted and incised red lacquer recessed-leg table, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 491. A painted and incised red lacquer recessed-leg table, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Height 32 1/8  in., 81.6 cm; Width 74 1/4  in., 188.6 cm; Depth 18 1/2  in., 47 cm. Estimate: 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 161,000 USD. © Sotheby's the long rectangular top painted and incised with a reserve of a pair of confronting dragons with flaming pearls, centered by a beribboned basket flanked by rolling waves below and stylized clouds above, all against an iron-red... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2019

A pair of huanghuali simulated bamboo armchairs (nanguanmaoyi), 17th-18th century

Lot 465. A pair of huanghuali simulated bamboo armchairs (nanguanmaoyi), 17th-18th century. Height 42 in., 107 cm; Width 20 3/4  in., 52.7 cm; Depth 16 1/2  in., 42 cm. Estimate: 120,000 — 180,000 USD. Lot sold 197,000 USD. © Sotheby's each with members simulating bamboo sections, the cylindrical crestrail, surmounting a rectangular bowed splat comprised of three sections, the upper carved with a ruyi medallion within a 'bamboo' frame, continuing to... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2019

A huanghuali yokeback armchair (sichutou guanmoayi), 17th-18th century

Lot 452. A huanghuali yokeback armchair (sichutou guanmoayi), 17th-18th century;Height 44 3/8  in., 112.6 cm; Width 23 in., 58.5 cm; Depth 17 1/4  in., 43.8 cm. Estimate: 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 197,000 USD. © Sotheby's the solidly carved toprail with shaped yoke and upswept flat ends supported on corner posts which continue through to the back legs, centered by a thick, attractively grained C-shaped rectangular back splat, the elongated S-shaped... [Lire la suite]