16 février 2013

Two emerald, ruby and diamond insignia of the Royal Hungarian Order of St Stephen, late 18th century to early 19th century

Two emerald, ruby and diamond insignia of the Royal Hungarian Order of St Stephen, late 18th century to early 19th century.Photo Sotheby's Comprising two brooches set with square-cut and pear-shaped emeralds, cushion-shaped rubies and old mine diamonds, representing the Badge and Central Section taken from a Breast Star, all but the central motif re-set during the later part of the 19th Century. Lot Sold: 36,250 USD PROVENANCE: The Thurn und Taxis Collection, Sotheby's Geneva, November 17, 1992, lot 273. ... [Lire la suite]

14 juillet 2012

A Champa silver earring. Champa Kingdom, circa 18th to 19th century A.D., Vietnam

A Champa silver earring. Champa Kingdom, circa 18th to 19th century A.D., Vietnam.  Length: 10 cm.  http://www.bcgalleries.com.au
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14 juillet 2012

A Champa silver earring. Champa Kingdom, circa 18th to 19th century A.D. Vietnam

A Champa silver earring. Champa Kingdom, circa 18th to 19th century A.D. Vietnam. Diameter: 58 mm / width: 55 cm.  http://www.bcgalleries.com.au
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31 mars 2012

A Mughal gem-set gold mounted jade Pendant (Haldili); India, late 18th-early 19th Century

A Mughal gem-set gold mounted jade Pendant (Haldili); India, late 18th-early 19th Century. Photo Bonhams cartouche-shaped, inlaid with gold and set with cabochon-cut rubies and emeralds and tablet-cut diamonds in a three-stemmed symmetrical floral motif emanating from a small oval ruby, with two birds in profile flanking the central diamond, drilled for suspension. 5.2cm wide; Estimate: £8,000 - 12,000, € 9,600 - 14,000 Provenance: Property of a Gentleman.A haldili is a pendant amulet worn to control... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2012

A Dehua, white monochrome, brushpot, 18th or 19th century

A Dehua, white monochrome, brushpot, 18th or 19th century. Photo Bonhams The tai bai zun form decorated with a floral design; 10cm (4in) diam. Estimate: £4,500 - 5,000, € 5,400 - 6,000, HK$ 55,000 - 61,000 Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 29 Feb 2012, London, Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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15 avril 2011

Boxwood wristrest, brushpot, square vase. Qing Dynasty, 18th -19th century

A carved Boxwood wristrest. Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's. naturalistically carved as a slightly curled section of tree bark with irregular openings and cracks, one side carved in low relief with a branch of prunus blossom, the underside decorated with a sprig of three narcissus, the smooth patina of warm honey tone: 20.2 cm., 8 in. Estimate 150,000—250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 350,000 HKD A carved Boxwood brushpot. Qing Dynasty, 18th -19th century. Photo Sotheby's. well carved in high relief with a sleeping sage... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2011

A Rare 'Famille-Rose' Figure of Amitayus, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th Century

Lot 729. A Rare 'Famille-Rose' Figure of Amitayus, Qing Dynasty, 18th/19th Century. Estimate 80,000—120,000 USD. Lot Sold 962,500 USD to a Private Collector. Photo Sotheby's seated in dhyanasana on a triangular waisted lotus base with hands held in dhyanamudra supporting a vase with a cintamani emblem, the face with serene expression, the hair enameled blue and partially falling over the shoulders, the rest swept into a high topknot and secured by an ornamental jewel worn behind the five-leaf diadem, the... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2011

Chinese jades @ Christie's Interiors

A small chinese grey jade carving of a qilin. 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 The recumbent mythical beast is carved with its head turned to one side, grasping a spray of lingzhiin its mouth, attached on a later black stand; 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) wide, fixed lacquered wood stand. Estimate £600 - £1,000 - Price Realized  £6,000 A small chinese white jade shallow dish. 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Carved in the form of an upturned flower head, the eight petals forming the gently lobed sides,... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2010

A pair of Wedgwood black basalt griffin candlesticks. Late 18th/early19th century

A pair of Wedgwood black basalt griffin candlesticks. Late 18th-early19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each supporting a metal candle nozzle and modelled with its wings upraised seated on its haunches on a rectangular base.; height 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm) - Estimate 6,000—8,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,250 USD PROVENANCE: Sold, Christie's, London, February 10, 1986, lot 128 NOTE: The model for these griffins is from William Chamber's drawing printed in the 1791 third edtion of his Treatise on Civil Architecture. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2010

White jade ruyi sceptre, archaistic censer and cover & plaque, 18th/19th century

A white jade ruyi sceptre. 18th/19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The ruyi-shaped head carved in low relief with a prunus tree and wannianqing growing from rocks partially highlighted in russet color - 14½ in. (37 cm.) long. Est. $25,000 - $35,000. Price Realized $542,500 Provenance: Acquired in the 1950s-60s. A finely carved white jade archaistic censer and cover. 18th/19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Raised on a short, circular foot, the sides carved in low relief with taotie... [Lire la suite]