21 mai 2015

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup with silver foot, China, 17th century, Austria, 19th century

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup with silver foot. The cup, China, 17th century. The foot, Austria, 19th century. Estimate CHF 20 000 / 30 000 (€ 19 050 / 28 570).  Photo Koller Auctions. The cup: Height 7.5 cm - The foot: Height 7 cm. KOLLER. Asian Art (Himayalas and China): Sale A173AS, 02 June 2015 10:00

13 mai 2015

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Auction series to take place on 1 & 2 June

An Imperial enamelled glass ‘ladies in landscape’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, Beijing, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$4,000,000–5,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. A Beijing enamelled gold ‘European subject’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$240,000–280,000.  Photo: Sotheby's. A Beijing enamelled ‘garden scene’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$1,600,000–1,800,000.... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2015

Important Diamonds at 'Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy', Metropolitan Museum of Art NY

Shah Jahan Diamond, 17th century. Pendant of taviz (amulet) outline; facet-cut from diamond (material described as ‘fancy light pink’), drilled. H. 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm) W. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm) Wt. 56.72 cts. The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait. © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This artwork is part of Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy "Arcot II" Diamond, late 18th century; modified 1959 and 2011, India, Golconda. Pear-shaped, brilliant-cut diamond, 17.21 carats.... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2015

A blue and white ‘Floral’ jar for the islamic market, 17th century

A blue and white ‘Floral’ jar for the islamic market, 17th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,713 - 4,070 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a tapering foot to a wide neck, painted to the exterior with eight vertical registers of leafy floral sprays; 21.2cm., 8 3/8 in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 13 mai 2015, 11:00 AM
24 avril 2015

Two blue and white ewers, 17th century

Two blue and white ewers, 17th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (5,426 - 8,139 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. each with a globular body supporting on a spreading foot, rising to a tall waisted neck extended at the rim to form the spout, set with a loop handle on one side, one decorated with four landscape roundels reserved on a ground of floral scrolls, the other similarly painted with meandering floral scrolls, the neck with stylised tulip sprays, all divided by wavy lappets and cloud... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2015

Flemish School, 17th century, Vanitas still life with a vase of flowers, plate of fruit, skull, and box of jewels on draped wood

Flemish School, 17th century, Vanitas still life with a vase of flowers, plate of fruit, skull, and box of jewels on draped wooden table, oil on canvas, 30 by 24  1/2  in.; 76.2 by 62.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's.  Provenance: With H.H. Cevat, Laussane;Alfred Brod, 1969. Exhibition: New Orleans 1997, no. 51 (as Peeter Sion);Baltimore 1999, no. 50 (as Peeter Sion). Bibliography:  A. Veca, Vanitas: Il simbolismo del tempo, Bergamo 1981, pp. 102-103,... [Lire la suite]


18 avril 2015

A pair of blue and white stem bowls, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

A pair of blue and white stem bowls, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate HK$200,000-400,000 (US$26,000-52,000). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each is painted on the exterior of the bowl with a continuous garden scene depciting a man looking out from a roofed dwelling at two officials in conversation accompanied by a fan-holding attendant; the other side with another official riding on a horse, followed byan attendant carrying a zither. The interior is painted with a central medallion with a... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2015

A Kangxi turquoise-glazed vase with silver lid, China for the export market, 17th century

A Kangxi turquoise-glazed vase with silver lid, China for the export market, 17th century. Estimation  10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of baluster form with deep turquoise glaze, engraved and stamped silver foliate mounts and lid; 23.2cm. height. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015
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11 avril 2015

A blue and white Kangxi porcelain pot for the export market, China, 17th century, with Ottoman mounts

A blue and white Kangxi porcelain pot for the export market, China, 17th century, with Ottoman mounts. Estimation  15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of slightly tapering cylindrical form with domed lid linked to handle with metal chain, the porcelain body with floral designs and fine, faceted spout, palmette-form metal mounts around edges; 19.6cm. height.; 10.5cm. diam. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015
11 avril 2015

A yellow-ground green and aubergine-enameled 'Buddhist lion' bowl, Ming Dynasty, 17th century

A yellow-ground green and aubergine-enameled 'Buddhist lion' bowl, Ming Dynasty, 17th century.  Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior decorated in green and aubergine enamels and outlined in black with three lion roundels interspersed with stylised ruyi-shaped clouds and auspicious emblems with small areas left in white, the interior similarly enamelled in green and aubergine with sprays of lotus, camellia and... [Lire la suite]