17 octobre 2016

The Canning Jewel, 1800-1860

The Canning Jewel. Pendant in the form of a merman with sword and shield; with a baroque pearl mounted in enamelled gold set with pearls, table-cut diamonds and carved Indian rubies; 1800-1860. Given by Mrs Edward S Harkness (M.2697-1931) © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2016.
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26 février 2016

An enameled porcelain 'dragon' snuff bottle, Jingdezhen kilns, 1800-1860

Lot 6005. An enameled porcelain 'dragon' snuff bottle, Jingdezhen kilns, 1800-1860. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,000 (€1,400 - 1,800). Photo: Bonhams.  The cylindrical bottle supported on a circular foot ring, rising to a straight neck above its slightly sloping shoulder, wide mouth, rounded lip, glazed interior, painted continuously around the side with a pair of vigorous five-clawed dragons confronting each other against an aubergine enameled ground densely painted with crashing waves. 3in (7.6cm) high ... [Lire la suite]