15 juillet 2019

A gilt-bronze 'Tiger' fitting, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 11. A gilt-bronze 'Tiger' fitting, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Length 1 1/8  in., 3 cm. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 USD. Lot sold 2,250 USD. © Sotheby's. cast in high relief with the beast on its back, four paws in the air, curled tail on its belly, all confined within a circle set against a square base, the interior hollow, Japanese wood box (4). Provenance: Hirano Kotoken, Tokyo, acquired in the 1970s. Exhibited: Tokubetsu tenji rikucho jidai no kondoubutsu... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2019

A finely decorated small gilt-silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 10. A finely decorated small gilt-silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-906). Diameter 1 7/8  in., 4.8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of circular form, the domed cover and box decorated with a flower-head medallion in the center encircled by a leafy scroll band, continuing on the rim within gilt borders, all on a stippled ground, Japanese wood box (10). Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, Tokyo, acquired between 1960-1969. ... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2019

A gilt-bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 9. A gilt-bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Length 3 5/8  in., 9.2 cm. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 USD. Lot sold 1,250 USD. © Sotheby's. cast in relief as an animal mask resembling a tiger, with feline features and hollowed spaces for inlaid eyes, a tapering chilong-headed hook rising from the top of its head, the concave underside with a circular button, Japanese wood box (4). Provenance: Kitayama Fine Arts, Tokyo, acquired in the 1970s. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2019

Five inlaid bronze belt hooks, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 8. Five inlaid bronze belt hooks, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length of longest 6 3/4  in., 17.2 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. © Sotheby's. the first with a slender long shaft inlaid with gold and silver; the second and third also inlaid in gold and silver with characteristic belt hook shape, all three with chilong head hooks and decorated with S- and foliate scrolls highlighted with dots; the fourth inlaid in gold with geometric... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A small gilt-bronze lion, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 7. A small gilt-bronze lion, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 1 1/4  in., 3.2 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the ferocious beast portrayed crouching with one paw raised, the mane framing its leonine face, the mouth open in a roar, and the bushy tail curved with some end tufts touching the body to form a loop, Japanese wood box (6). Provenance: Hirano Kotoken, Tokyo, acquired in the 1970s. ... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2019

A gilt-bronze tiger-form weight, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 6. A gilt-bronze tiger-form weight, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Diameter 2 1/4  in., 5.7 cm. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the feline cast in a tightly coiled pose, with a collar round its neck, its head supported on a paw, resting on its rump, the details finely incised, all supported on a circular disc that serves as the base of the weight, wood stand, Japanese wood box (5). Provenance: Kitayama Fine Arts, Tokyo, acquired... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2019

A gem set rock crystal beaker, India, second half 19th century

Lot 319. A gem set rock crystal beaker, India, second half 19th century; 3 ins. (7.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Carved from a single piece of crystal, set with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires in gold kundan, inscribed with a Persian couplet on the base.  Provenance: By repute, Nizams of Hyderabad. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

An Art Deco diamond and colored diamond brooch, Cartier

Lot 269. An Art Deco diamond and colored diamond brooch, Cartier. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Orange-brown circular old-cut diamond, old-cut diamonds, platinum and 18k white gold (French marks), 2 ½ ins., circa 1920, signed Cartier, Paris, workshop mark (Henri Lavabre), green Cartier case.  GIA, 2019, report no. 2205210851: Identification and Origin Report, Colored Diamond, Natural Color. ... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A Colombian emerald, diamond and gold ring, Bulgari

Lot 269. A Colombian emerald, diamond and gold ring, Bulgari. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Oval-shaped step-cut emerald, circular-cut diamonds, 18k gold, ring size 6, signed Bulgari, engraved emerald 17th century.  AGL, 2019, report no. 1100349: Colombia, insignificant clarity enhancement, traditional type. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p. 154, no. 98The Doge’s Palace, Venice... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2019

A carved Colombian emerald of 10.05 carats, 17th or 18th century

Lot 269. A carved Colombian emerald of 10.05 carats, 17th or 18th century. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Oval-shaped carved emerald of 10.05 carats, 19.25 x 12.10 x 5.42 mm, 17th or 18th century.  AGL, 2019, report no. 1100343: 10.05 carats, Colombia, no clarity enhancement. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 43, no. 15The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 65, no. 23The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.... [Lire la suite]
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