28 octobre 2012

A Green-Glazed 'Frog' Water-Dropper, Western Jin Dynasty

A Green-Glazed 'Frog' Water-Dropper, Western Jin Dynasty - Photo Sotheby's the compressed globular body naturalistically modelled as a frog rising from a concave base to a narrow circular aperture in its back, the mouth open forming the spout, covered overall with a green glaze falling short of the base to reveal the pale body; 9cm., 3 1/2 in. Estimation: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP PROVENANCE: C.T. Loo, New York, 24th November 1962. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London | 07 nov.... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2009

DAVID WEBB. An Enamel, Ruby and Diamond 'Frog' Bracelet, circa 1968

DAVID WEBB. An Enamel, Ruby and Diamond 'Frog' Bracelet, circa 1968 Designed as twin hinged green enamel frogs, enhanced by gold spots, set with cabochon ruby eyes, circular-cut diamond mouths, and polished gold feet to the cabochon ruby clasp, mounted in 18K yellow gold, 6 cm diameter.   Signed 'Webb' for David Webb. Est. CHF 25,000-30,000 Philips de Purry & Company. Magnificent Jewels. 12 May 2009. Hotel de la Paix, 11 quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva. jewelry@phillipsdepury.com
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15 novembre 2008

A Rare Blue And White 'Frog' Kendi, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620)

Lot 300. A Rare Blue And White 'Frog' Kendi, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620);  18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 46,850 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 naturalistically painted and modelled as a crouching frog, with short spout issuing from its mouth and tall hexagonal trumpet-shaped handle supported on its back.  Note: The present piece is extremely rare for its hexagonal handle and moulded features, such as the bulging eyes and and ridge running down its... [Lire la suite]