25 juin 2019

A diamond set and enamelled gold covered bowl and stand, Hyderabad, India, 1790-1810

Lot 139. A diamond set and enamelled gold covered bowl and stand, Hyderabad, India, 1790-1810. Bowl and cover 5 ¼ ins. (13.3 cm.) high; 3 ½ ins. (9 cm.) diam.; stand 8 ¼ ins. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The cover with a square cabochon foiled ruby finial, the underside of the cover engraved with radiating lobes flanking a lion rampant in floral meander border, the interior of the bowl with a stylised... [Lire la suite]

18 juin 2019

A gold gem-set hilted dagger (kinjal), Tanjore or Mysore, South India, 1790-1810

Lot 262. A gold gem-set hilted dagger (kinjal), Tanjore or Mysore, South India, 1790-1810; 13 3/8 ins. (34.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 500,000 - USD 700,000. Price realised USD 555,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hilt in the form of a yali, set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, steel blade. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.191, no.65 Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p.55Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.172, no.131The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.200, no.134The Palace... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2014

Art of the Table: Exhibition at National Gallery of Victoria explores dining practices

Italy, Venice. Covered bowl and stand (late 18th century), glass (applied decoration), (a-c) 14.0 x 15.2 cm diameter (overall). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased, 1871. 54.a-c-D1R MELBOURNE.- Exquisitely decorated porcelain plates surrounded by cutlery and highlighted with sparkling glassware – a well-laid dining table can be a work of art. A new exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Art of the Table, explores dining practices through the examination of the extravagant... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2008

Rare inkwell, Nymphenburg, circa 1790-1810.

Rare inkwell, Nymphenburg, circa 1790-1810. Painting probably by Kajetan Purtscher (1740-1813; chief painter until 1810). Inserted inkwell in gilt bronze. Impressed shield mark, incised mark W, 2 dots and 1/5. H 8.7cm, D 10.7cm. Estimation : 6 000 / 8 000 CHF Vente du Lundi 15 septembre 2008. Porcelaines, Faïences, Verreries. Koller - CH-8031 Zurich. Tel: + 41/44/445 63 63