19 avril 2016

Bol impérial à décor de quatre pivoines largement épanouies, marque et période de Kangxi (1662-1722)

Bol impérial à décor de quatre pivoines largement épanouies, marque et période de Kangxi (1662-1722), fours de Jingdezhen, porcelaine. Hauteur : 0.062 m. Diamètre : 0.124 m. Ancienne collection Ernest Grandidier, G5265. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques. Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier

19 avril 2016

A Qajar diamond and enamel 'Neshane Astrab' (Order of the Sun), Persia, circa 1915-16

Lot 154. A Qajar diamond and enamel 'Neshane Astrab' (Order of the Sun), Persia, circa 1915-16. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the central enamel roundel bearing the face of the female sun (aftab), emanating diamond-set rays (circa 240 diamonds in total), mounted as a brooch on the reverse, in an old, initialled box; 6.5cm. diam.  Provenance: Lady Lucia Marling C.B.E., wife of Sir Charles Murray Marling, G.C.M.G., C.B. (1862-1933), British Minister at Tehran 1915-19 Note: The... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2016

A Qajar gold and enamelled eagle-form pendant, Persia, 19th century

Lot 150. A Qajar gold and enamelled eagle-form pendant, Persia, 19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the gold body rendered in the form of a bird, decorated with polychrome enamels, the breast, wings set with colourful stones with petalled collars, the beak, wing and tail-feathers with drop-pearl pendants, the reverse enamelled with floral motifs on a gold ground, with enamel link and pin for hanging; 11.5cm. with pendant. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 20... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2016

A Qajar gold, enamelled and gem-set eagle-form brooch, Persia, 19th century

Lot 153. A Qajar gold, enamelled and gem-set eagle-form brooch, Persia, 19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. with wings outstretched, decorated throughout in polychrome enamels, set with emeralds and rubies, with pendant pearls suspended from the wings and tail by gold wire elements, fitted with a pin at the back; 7cm.  Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 20 avr. 2016, 10:30 AM.
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19 avril 2016

An Ottoman jade-hilted and gem-set dagger and scabbard, Turkey, 19th century

Lot 165. An Ottoman jade-hilted and gem-set dagger and scabbard, Turkey, 19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the jade hilt surmounted by stylised floral gem-set mount, with en-suite design at the base leading to the watered steel blade with gold-overlaid inscription and scrolling palmettes, the carved silver scabbard adorned to one side with diamonds and pink and green gemstones; 32.5cm. Quantité: 2  Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 20... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2016

A Mughal or Ottoman jade archer's ring, India or Turkey, 17th-18th century

Lot 155. A Mughal or Ottoman jade archer's ring, India or Turkey, 17th-18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.  of characteristic form, composed of a light green jade inlaid with gold scrolling palmettes with two stylised birds, inset green gemstone, engraved geometric design to interior; 4cm.  Note: Of beautiful quality, this jade archer's ring finds parallels in a number of museum collections, including the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, inv. no TKS: 2/83 and... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2016

A gem-set gold hair ornament, probably South India, 19th century

Lot 149. A gem-set gold hair ornament, probably South India, 19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. decorated on surface in the kundan technique with rubies, emeralds and turquoise, the underside with three suspension loops; 5.9cm. diam.  Note: Of round, domed form with three small loops to the inside, this ornament resembles the traditional South Indian hair jewel that was designed to be worn at the back of the head, usually in combination with other ornaments. Two... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2016

A Damascus pottery tile, Syria, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 195. A Damascus pottery tile, Syria, late 16th-early 17th century. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. comprising two tiles, decorated in cobalt blue, turquoise, green and black on a white ground with entwining split-palmettes and floral vines, in a wood frame; 36.5 by 36cm.  Provenance: Boisgirard - Provence Cote d’Azur, Nice, 20 March 2007, lot 125Previously in an old French private collection, Nice Notes: The design on this tile relates to the "Dome of the Rock"... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2016

An Iznik blue and white pottery dish, Turkey, circa 1560-80

Lot 185. An Iznik blue and white pottery dish, Turkey, circa 1560-80. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of deep round form with everted rim, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, featuring a stylised arabesque in the centre emanating foliate scrolls, surrounded by lobed archways, the rim with floral vine, exterior with Chinese-style floral stems, old collection label to underside; 31.4cm. diam. Provenance: Ex-collection E.D. PignatelliEx-collection Jacques Soustiel Sotheby's. Arts of... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2016

A Kangxi gilt-decorated powder-blue ewer, China, with later Ottoman metal mounts, 18th century

Lot 205. A Kangxi gilt-decorated powder-blue ewer, China, with later Ottoman metal mounts, 18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. decorated in gilt around the body on a blue ground with floral blossoms and spider webs, the crescent-moon shaped mouth with hinged metal lid topped with red stone, the spout with a long silver mount and dragon-head terminal, both with tughra stamps; 31.3cm.  Note: This ewer is of a type known to have been made in China for the... [Lire la suite]