21 février 2020

Diamond tiara, circa 1790

Diamond tiara, circa 1790. Estimate 24,000 — 28,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Of scrolling design, set with rose diamonds in closed settings, inner circumference approximately 450mm. Sotheby's. Fine jewels, London, 24 march 2020, 10:00 AM
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21 février 2020

A fine bronze ritual food vessel (ding), Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th - 10th century BC

Lot 153. A fine bronze ritual food vessel (ding), Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC. Height 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 100,000 USD. Lot sold 162,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the trilobed body supported on three columnar legs, each lobe centered with a taotie mask with protruding eyes, reserved on a dense leiwen ground, the lipped rim set with two upright loop handles, a later added two-character... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2020

A fine bronze ritual food vessel (gui), Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th - 10th century BC

Lot 154. A fine bronze ritual food vessel (gui), Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th - 10th century BC. Length 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 175,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the deep U-shaped sides flaring slightly at the mouth, cast with a taotie mask with large C-shaped horns and a bovine head in high relief on each side, the vessel flanked by a pair of loop handles each issuing from a bovine mask and terminating in a hooked... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2020

A white jade 'ram' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 317. A white jade 'ram' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Length 5 1/4  in., 13.4 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 514,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. carved as a large ram recumbent with its young, one nestled to the front and another crouching behind, its bearded jaw issuing streams of swirling clouds supporting a taiji symbol, the eyes inlaid with red and green colored stones, the jade of an even white color. Provenance: Collection... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2020

A white jade 'horse' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 324. A white jade 'horse' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Length 5 1/4  in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 538,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. naturalistically carved as a recumbent horse with its mate nibbling at its fur, with full, well-rounded bodies, the details of their manes and tails finely combed, the stone of even color with some added russet staining. Provenance: Collection of Robert von Hirsch, prior to 1977, thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2020

A partially cold-gilded bronze figure of Mahakala, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 376. A partially cold-gilded bronze figure of Mahakala, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 112,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. seated atop a lotus pedestal, holding a skullcup in the left hand, the right posed to hold a now-missing attribute, wearing a flowing dhoti with chased borders, a fluttering scarf, jewelry, and a five-leafed crown fronting a tiered topknot surmounted by a flaming jewel,... [Lire la suite]

21 février 2020

A rare gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, 10th-11th century

Lot 379. A rare gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, 10th-11th century; Height 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 298,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the graceful figure standing barefoot with hands in anjalimudra, the upright body adorned with jewelry, wearing a long robe with a hood pulled over the tall tiara and chignon, head slightly turned, the forehead set with an urna above the narrow eyes and broad nose. Note: The slight turn of the... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2020

Private collections and museum quality pieces are leading the 3rd stand alone Pre-Columbian Art auction on 7 april in Paris

 An impressive Chontal mask of a priest or lord, Late Preclassic period (300-100 B.C.). Estimate: €225,000-425,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Paris – This season, Christie’s France will hold its 3rd stand-alone Pre-Columbian Art auction with an offering of over 70% from distinguished private collections. This auction, composed of 62 lots, will be highlighted by works from The Collection of James and Marilynn Alsdorf, the Fiore Arts collection as well as from a notable European collection.... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A pair of famille rose yellow-ground bowls, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 1827. A pair of famille rose yellow-ground bowls, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 3 5/16 in. (8.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   With steep sides rising to the rounded rim, painted around the exterior with the characters fu, lu, shou, and xi encircled by five bats and small ruyi heads in famille rose enamels within gilt cartouches, reserved on a yellow and... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A pair of famille rose 'lotus' cups, Guangxu black-enameled marks and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 1823. A pair of famille rose 'lotus' cups, Guangxu black-enameled marks and of the period (1875-1908); 8 in. (20.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   Each modeled in the shape of a large lotus blossom with incised overlapping petals outlined in black enamel and filled with shades of pink, the outer row of petals rising to form the gently flared wall of the vessel, the yellow-dotted stamen... [Lire la suite]