07 septembre 2015

A blue and white 'Dragon' censer, Kangxi mark and period, dated 1710

A blue and white 'Dragon' censer, Kangxi mark and period, dated 1710. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of bombé form, painted to the exterior with two dragons confronting a 'flaming pearl' among clouds, an inscribed rectangular cartouche on the other side stating that the censer was made for the Earth God temple by devotee Lu Qin, all above a cyclical date reading Gengyin nian zhi feng corresponding to 1710. Diameter 8 3/8  in., 21.3 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York. 15... [Lire la suite]

14 février 2014

18th century jewelry at S. J. Phillips Ltd.

18th century diamond six petal flowerhead brooch, c.1770. Photo S. J. Phillips Ltd. centred by an oval rose cut diamond cluster, to slightly curved petals of pointed drop outline, pave set with lines of cushion cut diamonds, diamond line spurs between, close set in silver. Width 5.5cm / 2 1/8'' - Weight: 38.5g. Price range: £20,000-£50,000 18th century chrysolite ribbon bow and drop brooch-pendant, Portuguese c.1770. Photo S. J. Phillips Ltd. the double ribbon tied bow of openwork design, the loops centred by trailing... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2013

A fine Saxon engraved goblet and cover attributed to Johann Christoph Kiessling, Dresden, circa 1710

A fine Saxon engraved goblet and cover attributed to Johann Christoph Kiessling, Dresden, circa 1710. Photo Bonhams The round funnel bowl decorated in 'Hoch- und Tiefschnitt' with alternating oval panels of polished lenses and four different scrolling flowers and leaves, including a tulip, carnation, lotus and sunflower, on a matt ground, above a band of flutes, set on a faceted double-knopped stem between collars over a conical foot, the domed cover similarly decorated and with faceted knopped finial, 37cm... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2013

Jingdezhen porcelain ewer, China, circa 1710

Jingdezhen porcelain ewer, China, circa 1710. photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd The ewer is moulded and painted in iron red and gilt with a central tear shape filled with a lotus flower surrounded by cloud bands reserved on a red ground and flanked by sprigs of flowers. The neck is moulded with radiating petals and painted with stiff leaves. 26.7cm high. Literature: This type of ewer was made for export. The shape is derived from Middle Eastern metalwork. A pair of similar ewers is in the V&A... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2012

Asia Week New York announces record number of international participants

Head of Buddha, Thailand, Lanna kingdom, 14th century, bronze, 32 cm. A life size head oft the Buddha with spectacular detail and patina, displaying the typical characteristics of the early Lanna kingdom of northern Thailand. NEW YORK, NY.- Eighteen new galleries from Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States join the 2013 edition of Asia Week New York, bringing the total to an unprecedented 43 galleries, it was announced by Henry Howard-Sneyd, Chairman of Asia Week New York, and Sotheby’s... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2012

A Queen Anne Chinoiserie scarlet and gilt japanned cabinet on secrétaire chest circa 1710 - Photo Sotheby's

A Queen Anne Chinoiserie scarlet and gilt japanned cabinet on secrétaire chest, circa 1710 - Photo Sotheby's  the interior of the upper section with two hinged demi-lune compartments above an arrangement of ten drawers, the secretaire drawer of the chest with a fitted interior, later bun feet and decoration refreshed ; 109cm. high, 108cm. wide, 56cm. deep; 6ft. 10¼in., 3ft. 6½in., 1ft. 10in. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP CATALOGUE NOTE: A black japanned cabinet of almost identical form is illustrated in Percy Macquoid &... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2012

Rare timbale à appliques de forme balustre sur piédouche godronné. Morlaix ou Lesneven vers 1710

Rare timbale à appliques de forme balustre sur piédouche godronné. Morlaix ou Lesneven vers 1710, Maître Orfèvre : Claude de Coetanlem, reçu en 1691. Photo DUPONT & Associés Elle est soulignée à mi-corps d'une moulure. En partie basse, le décor en applique de lancéoles, ou double joncs, se détache sur un fond amati. Haut. : 8,9 cm Poids : 124 g. Infime réparation ancienne au niveau du bord. Lot n° 186 - Estimation : 6000/7000€ Provenance : Ancienne collection David-Weill, Collection... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2012

Commode en bois de placage. Vers 1710

Commode  en bois de placage. Vers 1710. Photo GROS & DELETTREZ à décor de vases fleuris, enroulements feuillagés, masques de grotesques et oeillets, la façade en arbalète ouvrant par quatre tiroirs sur trois rangs, le plateau ceinturé d'une moulure de laiton, les montants en console terminés par des petits pieds cambrés. Ornementation de bronzes ciselés et dorés. (accidents et restaurations). Haut.: 87 cm. Larg.: 100 cm. Prof.: 63 cm - Lot 215. Estimation : 60 000 - 80 000 € GROS &... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2012

A rare silver-mounted Böttger stoneware black-glazed octagonal tea canister and cover, circa 1710

A rare silver-mounted Böttger stoneware black-glazed octagonal tea canister and cover, circa 1710. Photo Bonhams Each facet with possibly later wheel-cut decoration of large chinoiserie figures, the cover of cylindrical form and with a single insect incised to the top, the silver mount around the foot with stiff leaves, 13.5cm high (2). Lot 67. Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000 / €12,000 - 18,000 / US$ 16,000 - 24,000 Provenance: European private collectionThe technique of incised or wheel-cut... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2012

Commode en bois de placage. Vers 1710

Commode en bois de placage. Vers 1710. Photo GROS & DELETTREZ à décor de vases fleuris, enoulements feuillagés, masques de grotesques et oeillets, la façade en arbalète ouvrant par quatre tiroirs sur trois rangs, le plateau ceinturé d'une moulure de laiton, les montants en console terminés par des petits pieds cambrés. Ornementation de bronzes ciselés et dorés. (accidents et restaurations). Haut. : 87 cm. Larg. : 100 cm. Prof. : 63 cm. Estimation : 60 000 - 80 000 € GROS &... [Lire la suite]
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