24 avril 2018

A turquoise, aubergine and black-enameld figure of Laozi on a buffalo, China, 17th century

Lot 975. A turquoise, aubergine and black-enameld figure of Laozi on a buffalo, China, 17th century; 9 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The figure shown holding a fan and wearing loose robes tied at the lower chest, seated side-saddle on the back of a buffalo, the beast standing foursquare on a shaped base. Provenance: C.T. Loo & Company, New York, 12 June 1949. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., New York, 1949-1960. Estate of John D. Rockefeller,... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2018

A Safavid moulded turquoise and manganese glazed jar, Iran, 17th century

Lot 77. A Safavid moulded turquoise and manganese glazed jar, Iran, 17th century; 7 ¾in. (19.2cm.) high. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000 (USD 17,016 - USD 25,524). © Christie’s Images Limited 2018.  With two flat arched sides rising from flat base, the cusped sides with elegantly moulded palmettes at the shoulder, the flat sides with moulded floral sprays on brown ground, repaired breaks. Note: This bottle is one of a small, distinctive group of Safavid pottery. Although they were... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A Kubachi pottery dish, probably Tabriz, North West Iran, 17th century

Lot 70. A Kubachi pottery dish, probably Tabriz, North West Iran, 17th century; 13 ½in. (34.4cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 4,254 - USD 7,090). © Christie’s Images Limited 2018.  Of typical form, the polychrome decoration comprising a wide floral spray, the cavetto and rim with stylised fruit and floral designs in lobed niches, repaired breaks. Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, London, 26 April 2018
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21 avril 2018

A Kubachi rimless pottery dish, probably Tabriz, North West Iran, 17th century

Lot 72. A Kubachi rimless pottery dish, probably Tabriz, North West Iran, 17th century; 12 7/8in. (32.8cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 4,254 - USD 7,090). © Christie’s Images Limited 2018.  On short straight foot, the white interior with floral pattern around a band of white split palmettes, alternating with flowerheads. Note: The Caucasian city of Kubachi gave its name to a large group of pottery, the type of which was found decorating houses there. They have since been... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2018

A monumental Safavid blue and white pottery dish, Persia, probably Kirman, 17th century

Lot 130. A monumental Safavid blue and white pottery dish, Persia, probably Kirman, 17th century; 10.6cm. height; 53.8cm. diam. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP (8,266 - 11,022 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of large shallow rounded form, decorated in underglaze blue shades with a dense foliate composition comprising dragons, birds and architectural screens. Provenance: Bernheimer, Munchen 1968.Dr. Ignazio Vok (b.1938).An architect by training, Vok is also a renowned collector, whose... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A black, blue and white pottery dish, Safavid Iran, 17th century

Lot 71. A black, blue and white pottery dish, Safavid Iran, 17th century; 15 ¼in. (38.8cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 8,508 - USD 11,344). © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. On short straight foot, the decoration consisting of a large floral spray with wide blooms, the cavetto with foliated scrolling branches, the narrow rim with flower heads within lobed medallions amidst simplified clouds, the reverse with pseudo four-character Chinese mark. Christie's. Art of the... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2018

A fine rock crystal-hilted dagger and scabbard, India, Deccan, 17th century

Lot 161. A fine rock crystal-hilted dagger and scabbard, India, Deccan, 17th century; 44.2cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. with a single-edged watered-steel blade, the forte finely decorated with koftgari trees and domed buildings, the rock-crystal hilt with a carved geometrical band along the top, the textile-covered wood scabbard with silver lock and chape of foliate form with bud terminal. Note: A very similar rock crystal hilt is in the Al-Sabah... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A rare pair of brocade 'Crane' rank badges, buzi, early Qing dynasty, 17th century 

Lot 2150. A rare pair of brocade 'Crane' rank badges, buzi, early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 16 in. (41 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 237,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The badges were made for a first rank civil official. The bird is worked in white satin stitch alighting on a rock emerging from dark blue waves. The crane is surrounded byruyi-shaped clouds below the sun, all in shades of blue, green and brown, all reserved on a dense ground of... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, XVIIE siècle

Lot 279. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, XVIIE siècle; 17 cm, 6 5/8 in. Estimate 30,000-40,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 96,750 EUR. Photo Sotheby's 2011 à décor ajouré de quatre dragons à la poursuite de la perle enflammée dans des nuages stylisés, le pied ceint de frises de lotus dans des rinceaux fleuris et d'une frise de grecques, monture en argent postérieure ; petit manque. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing dynasty, 17th century Sotheby's. Arts... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

Rhinoceros horn libation cups sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, a April 2018

Lot 3652. A small rhinoceros horn 'Pine' libation cup, 17th century; w. 12.5 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,000,000 HKD (206,876 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the wide shallow cup of irregular form, carved on the exterior with a reticulated pine tree handle with branches extending over the rim and onto the interior, the surface further textured with low-relief ovals resembling the bark of the tree, resting on a flat base, the patina of smooth golden-amber... [Lire la suite]