23 juillet 2019

A gilt bronze figure of Sadakshari, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 91. A gilt bronze figure of Sadakshari, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 17cm., 6 ¾ in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 43,750 GBP. © Sotheby's. cast seated on top of a lion above an oval lotus base, the left hand holding a mongoose and the right raised clasping a chatra, dressed in an armour with a billowing scarf over the shoulders, the ferocious face surmounted by a five-leaf diadem. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014
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23 juillet 2019

Seattle Art Museum celebrates the cultural legacy of Paul G. Allen with works from the family collection

Lucian Freud, Large Interior, W11 (after Watteau), 1981–1983, oil on canvas, 73 x 78 in., Paul G. Allen Family Collection, © The Lucian Freud Archive/Bridgeman Images. SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum presents A Cultural Legacy: A Series of Paintings from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection (July 24, 2019–July 20, 2020). The iterative single-painting exhibition features works by Lucian Freud, Sandro Botticelli, and Georgia O’Keeffe from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, one of the most significant private... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

An antique carved Colombian emerald frog, 17th to 18th century

Lot 58. An antique carved Colombian emerald frog of 6.85 carats, 17th to 18th century, 17th to 18th century. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 50,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Carved emerald frog of 6.85 carats, 10.00 x 12.20 x 9.55 mm, 17th to 18th century. AGL, 2019, report no. 1100340: 6.85 carats, Colombia, minor clarity enhancement, traditional type. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 204, no. 154The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 87, no. 45The Palace Museum, Beijing... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

An antique carved emerald and ruby bird, 17th to 18th century

Lot 57. An antique carved emerald and ruby bird, 17th to 18th century. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 50,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Designed as a carved emerald bird, circular cabochon rubies, gold, 1 in., 17th to 18th century. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
22 juillet 2019

A pair of antique diamond, pearl, glass and enamel earrings, early 20th century

Lot 20. A pair of antique diamond, pearl, glass and enamel earrings, early 20th century. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 50,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Rose-cut diamonds, pearls, green glass beads, red enamel, foil, gold and silver, 2 ins., early 20th century. Provenance: By repute, Nizams of Hyderabad. Literature: Jackson and Jaffer 2009, p. 151Jaffer 2013, p. 240, ill. p. 274, no. 100. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p. 118, no. 68The Miho... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

An inscibed rectangular-cut Brazilian emerald of 87.09 carats

Lot 354. An inscibed rectangular-cut Brazilian emerald of 87.09 carats. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 52,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Rectangular-cut emerald of 87.09 carats, 31.84 x 24.16 x 12.21 mm. AGL, 2019, report no. 1100311: 87.09 carats, Brazil, minor to moderate clarity enhancement, traditional type0 Provenance: Bonhams, London, 25 April 2017, lot 204. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019

22 juillet 2019

A pair of antique enamel and multi-gem paizebs, mid 19th century

Lot 304. A pair of antique enamel and multi-gem paizebs, mid 19th century. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 52,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each anklet set with lozenge and quatrefoil-shaped quartz plaques, pearls, green glass drops, blue glass beads, red, white, green and blue enamel, foil, gold, each 9 ¾ ins., mid 19th century. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 168, ill. p. 195, no. 77 Exhibited; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p. 68The Miho Museum, Koka... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

An antique diamond, Colombian emerald and ruby bird brooch, early 19th century

Lot 66. An antique diamond, Colombian emerald and ruby bird brooch, early 19th century. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 52,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Designed as a bird, old and rose-cut diamonds, carved emerald bead, circular cabochon rubies, silver, 2 ¼ ins., early 19th century. SSEF, 2015, report no. 80550: Colombia, indications of clarity enhancement, moderate oil. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019 ... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

An antique ruby bead, diamond and seed pearl nath 

Lot 34. An antique ruby bead, diamond and seed pearl nath, early 20th century. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 52,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The nose ring set with ruby beads, circular and pear-shaped diamonds, circular rose-cut diamonds, seed pearls, gold, 1 5/8 ins., early 20th century. Provenance: Christie's, London, 8 October 1997, lot 335. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 276, no. 105. Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, pp.... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

An emerald-set gold flask, India, circa 1800

Lot 320. An emerald-set gold flask, India, circa 1800; 2 ½ ins. (6.2cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 56,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 With green enamelled foot and collar, the top of the stopper set with a pavé diamond, the base covered in green enamel. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019