28 décembre 2017

A pale celadon jade carving of a crab, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 250. A pale celadon jade carving of a crab, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; length 4 in., 10.2 cm. Est. 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. finely carved in the round as a crab from a pale celadon stone utilizing the russet inclusions to enhance the carving, realistically rendered with eight limbs and two large pinchers, wreathed by long slender bending stems bearing a bloom, pod and pad of lotus and an ear of millet, wood stand (2). ... [Lire la suite]

28 décembre 2017

A well-carved white jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 242. A well-carved white jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Est. 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Lot sold 80,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of slender baluster shape rising from a tall, slightly everted foot decorated with four flanges, the body finely carved in low-relief with large pendent lappets each enclosing a stylized taotie mask, the shoulder and neck decorated with a band of taotie masks between S-shaped curls and set... [Lire la suite]
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28 décembre 2017

An important pale celadon jade brushpot, bitong, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 251. An important pale celadon jade brushpot, bitong, Qing dynasty, 18th century; height 6 3/4 in., 17.1 cm diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Est. 300,000—400,000 USD. Lot sold 662,500 USD to an Asian Private. Photo: Sotheby's. of cylindrical shape and resting on five delicate bracket feet, the body subtly and skillfully carved around the exterior with an immortal in a windswept stance accompanied by three attendants, the group crossing a river and traversing craggy mountain paths, the immortal carrying a large... [Lire la suite]
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28 décembre 2017

A fine and large pale celadon jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 260. A fine and large pale celadon jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); height 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 926,500 USD to an Asian Private. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular section, the body of slightly tapered form rising from a low splayed foot, the sides finely carved in low-relief with a central hibiscus flower within intricately formed leafy panels below a pair of shuang xi('double happiness')... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2017

Drinking horn (griffin claw), probably Prague, around 1400

Drinking horn (griffin claw), probably Prague, around 1400. Silver, gold plated, horn, enamel. H 34.2 cm, L 48.5 cm; Cover: Dm 12.3 cm. Green Vault, IV 333. © Dresden State Art Collections. "Halt veste us / komen geste" This invitation, engraved on the branch on which the creeping, bearded carrying figure of the ancient drinking horn is based, describes its function very precisely. It is a ceremonial vessel whose silver gilt beaker allows it to be used as a welcome cup for guests, but also for festive customs such as minne... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2017

Glass mug with enamel painting (polo player on horseback), Glass and stained glass: Syria, around 1300

Glass mug with enamel painting (polo player on horseback), Glass and stained glass: Syria, around 1300. Colorless glass, enamel, silver, gilded. Height 19.9 cm; Diameter of vessel rim 11.2 cm; Dm foot 10.2 cm. Green Vault, IV 193. © Dresden State Art Collections. Almost throughout the Middle Ages, the southern Mediterranean region dominated by Islam was culturally far superior to the West. This is also evidenced by this masterpiece with enamel painting, created in the heyday of the Syrian glass industry around... [Lire la suite]

28 décembre 2017

Glass mug with enamel painting (heron hunting), Glass and stained glass: Syria, around 1300

  Glass mug with enamel painting (heron hunting), Glass and stained glass: Syria, around 1300. Colorless glass, enamel, silver, gilded. H 34.9 cm; Dm lid 13.2 cm; Dm foot 13.5 cm. Green Vault, IV 192. © Dresden State Art Collections.
28 décembre 2017

Family Tree Christi, so-called "Adder Tree", Germany (probably Nuremberg), around 1500

Family Tree Christi, so-called "Adder Tree", Germany (probably Nuremberg), around 1500. Silver, partly gilded, shark teeth, 19.5 x 10.2 x 10.3 cm, 364 g. Green Vault, IV 108. © Dresden State Art Collections. In the lush middle blossom of a little tree, Mary is enthroned with the baby Jesus in front of a large shark tooth. Between the strong foliage, six thin stalks of flowers protrude, at the ends of which sheathed shark teeth, so-called snappers, hang. At the foot of the tree, a man is asleep, while a dragon crawls... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2017

Cabinet piece with the portrait cameo of a Roman emperor, Johann Melchior Dinglinger & Balthasar Permoser, Dresden, before 1722

Cabinet piece with the portrait cameo of a Roman emperor, Johann Melchior Dinglinger (1664-1731), Jeweler & Balthasar Permoser (1651-1732), sculptor, Dresden, before 1722; Cameo: Roman, probably 41 AD. Onyx cameo, ivory, cameo, gold, precious stones, pearls, gold plated silver, agate, jasper, enamel. H 44.0 cm; Onyx cameo: H 13.0 cm, W 10.0 cm. Green Vault, V 1. © Dresden State Art Collections. In February 1722 Johann Melchior Dinglinger delivered two works to the Green Vault, both of which have the majesty and the... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2017

Goblet made of rhinoceros horn, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), before 1590

Goblet made of rhinoceros horn, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), before 1590, 6.0 x 6.0 x 12.2 cm, Green Vault, IV 320 © Dresden State Art Collections. In China, the artistic processing of Horn of the Rhino had a centuries-old tradition. The craving for the material as an aphrodisiac or as a crafting material meant that the rhinestone horn was soon traded as a costly rarity. In Europe, the horn, similar to the Narwalzahn, which was regarded as the horn of the unicorn was said to have comprehensive... [Lire la suite]