30 novembre 2016

The wonders of China: Fine watches and jewellery bring a sparkle to Piguet Auction House's Christmas sale

GENEVA.- This year Piguet Auction House will hold its Christmas sale from 12 to 15 December, offering a selection of 3100 lots with a global estimate of CHF 3.5-4.5 million. This winter, the focus is on Chinese art with an exceptionally rare collection of Ming/Qing (17th century) dynasty huanghuali wood furniture from a private Swiss collection, an unseen painting from the internationally renowned Chu The-Chun (1920-2014) and original bound lithographs signed Zao Wou-ki (1921-2013).  The Fine Jewellery and Watches... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2016

An important Spanish Bargueno, 17th century

 Lot 133. An important Spanish Bargueno, 17th century. Estimation : 25 000 € / 35 000 €. Photo Tajan. Il se compose d'un cabinet reposant sur une partie basse constituée de deux niveaux, celui du haut ouvrant par deux tiroirs et celui du bas par deux portes. Le corps du haut présente trois niveaux dégageant quatorze tiroirs de grandeurs différentes (plus trois tiroirs dissimulés) et une porte centrale dégageant trois petits tiroirs plaqués d'ébène. L'ensemble est orné de colonnettes, frontons et plaquettes en... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2016

Important wedding cabinet, Antwerp, 17th century

Lot 527. Important wedding cabinet, Antwerp, 17th century. Estimate: € 20000-30000. Photo Hampel  Height: 185 cm. Width: 143 cm. Depth: 56.5 cm.  Oak structure with ebonised wood veneer and tortoiseshell with red underlay. Gilt-bronze and bone fittings. With key. Restored, with minimal damage and signs of aging.  Hampel. Wednesday, December 7, 2016  
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27 novembre 2016

Cabinet, Netherlands, 17th century

Lot 529. Cabinet, Netherlands, 17th century. Estimate: € 28,000 - 40,000. Photo Hampel Height:. 166 cm - Width: 112 cm. Depth:. 50 cm  Oak structure with walnut, rosewood and other fruit and fine woods, Partially stained in green and with pyrography. Gilt-bronze fittings. With key. Restored, damaged and signs of aging.  Hampel. Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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16 novembre 2016

A rhinoceros horn 'chi dragon and lingzhi' libation cup, 17th century

Lot 39. A rhinoceros horn 'chi dragon and lingzhi' libation cup, 17th century. Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€30,000 - 42,000). © Bonhams 2001-2016 Exquisitely carved in high relief with a naturalistic scene of two chi dragons, their bifurcated tails intertwined at the ends, the handle formed by bamboo and lingzhi rising from a reticulated foot and extending over the rim, the interior deftly carved with raised and sunken knobs. 16.5cm (6 1/2in) wide. Provenance: Li... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2016

A rare small rhinoceros horn 'phoenix' libation cup, 17th century

Lot 38. A rare small rhinoceros horn 'phoenix' libation cup, 17th century. Estimate HK$ 350,000 - 450,000 (€42,000 - 54,000. © Bonhams 2001-2016 Intricately carved in relief in the form of a phoenix, its outstretched wings with exquisite plumage and elongated feathery tail forming the sides of the vessel, its head curled inwards to form the handle, its beak grasping onto a ribbon-tied scroll, the details all rendered in relief and supported on two feet tucked away at the belly, the horn with a smooth... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2016

A celadon and russet jade duck, Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 223. A celadon and russet jade duck, Qing dynasty, 17th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. worked recumbent with its head turned backwards, wood stand. Quantity: 2 - 8 cm, 3 1/8  in.. Provenance: Acquired in 1972. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 09 Nov 2016
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09 novembre 2016

A pair of rectangular huanghuali stools, changfangdeng, Ming Dynasty, 17th century

Lot 201. A pair of rectangular huanghuali stools, changfangdeng, Ming Dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 49,640 - USD 74,460). Price Realised GBP 233,000 (USD 289,153). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Each stool has a frame top enclosing a soft mat seat, supported on gently tapered square-form legs terminating in hoof feet and joined by plain aprons and humpback stretchers. 22 in. (56 cm.) wide x 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) deep x 20 ½ in. (52 cm.) high  Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2016

A rare huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 199. A rare huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 37,380 - USD 62,300). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  The sweeping crest rail terminates in outswept hooks above shaped spandrels, forming an elegant curve above the S-shaped splat carved with a ruyi-head roundel flanked by beaded shaped spandrels. The rear posts continue to form the back legs below the rectangular frame above shaped, beaded aprons and spandrels carved... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2016

A rare huanghuali 'southern officials hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 200. A rare huanghuali 'southern officials hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 70,000 (USD 62,300 - USD 87,220). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  The chair is finely carved with a ruyi-shaped panel to the shaped backsplat, flanked by corner posts which extend through the rectangular seat frame enclosing a mat seat. The outcurved arms are supported by tapering side posts and front posts extending to the front legs. The legs are joined by a beaded... [Lire la suite]