20 avril 2018

An Ottoman sword (kilij) with ivory hilt and scabbard, Turkey, 18th century

Lot 166. An Ottoman sword (kilij) with ivory hilt and scabbard, Turkey, 18th century; 87cm. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. lightly curved watered-steel blade and ivory hilt, the silver gilt quillons and scabbard mounts pierced, chased and engraved, designed with symbols of triumph, two suspension loops. Provenance: James Bowen (1751-1835) as originally indicated by a twentieth-century label stating: 'Presentation Sword, presented to Captain William H. Bowen R.N by M.M.... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2018

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, India, 18th century

Lot 163. A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, India, 18th century; 39cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the jade hilt with three buds at the pommel, carved throughout with leafy and foliate details, double-edged steel blade with central ridge, velvet-covered wood scabbard with metal terminal. Note: Comparable examples include jade hilts carved with buds or flourishing mulberries, a number of which were sold in these rooms: 9 April 2008, lot... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

A fine Ottoman sword (yataghan) with lion-head hilt and scabbard, signed by Hasan, Turkey, 18th century

Lot 165. A fine Ottoman sword (yataghan) with lion-head hilt and scabbard, signed by Hasan, Turkey, 18th century; 74cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. with a single-edged blade, the forte decorated with an inscription within fine gilt scrolls, hilt designed as a lion head with finely engraved details and semi-precious stones, an Ottoman stamp on the blade in the shape of a pomegranate, the green-leather scabbard with silver lock and chape decorated with... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2018

A rare pair of gold and silver embroidered civil official's rank badges of egrets, buzi, Qing dynasty, 18th century 

Lot 2151. A rare pair of gold and silver embroidered civil official's rank badges of egrets, buzi, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 9 1/2 in. (24 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Made for a civil official of the sixth rank, each is similarly worked primarily in gold and silver wrapped thread on a blue gauze ground with the bird shown facing the sun as it alights on a rock. The birds are flanked by a pair... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A fine Ming-style blue and white cylindrical jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2288. A fine Ming-style blue and white cylindrical jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 475,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The jar is well painted in the Ming-style to simulate 'heaping and piling'. The main register on the mid-body is decorated with five lotus blooms, each flower is encircled by its stem and set within a star-pattern formed by ten rhomboid petals, all against a complex... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2018

A rare famille rose inscribed scroll-form wall vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2370. A rare famille rose inscribed scroll-form wall vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 740,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012  The vase is finely potted in the form of a book scroll. One end of the scroll has an opening to the vase and is enamelled with a pink diamond diaper ground. The other end of the scroll is decorated with branches bearing magnolia and inscribed with a two-line poem written in... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2018

A fine miniature blue and white 'Birds' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2237. A fine miniature blue and white 'Birds' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price realised HKD 300,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012  The baluster-shaped vase is surmounted by a columnar neck, and painted to the exterior with twenty nine birds amidst flowering plum trees and rocks. There are two further flying birds painted to the interior of the neck near the mouth rim. The base is glazed white,... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2018

A rare doucai 'Dragon' double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2199. A rare doucai 'Dragon' double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,340,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012 The vase is elegantly potted with an olive-shaped upper bulb above a compressed globular body, applied with two high arched handles. It is finely enamelled to one side of the lower body with two descending dragons picked out in tones of green and aubergine enclosing... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2018

A pair of gilt-bronze mounted blue enamelled stoneware vases, Chinese, 18th century, the mounts Louis XV, circa 1750

Lot 103. A pair of gilt-bronze mounted blue enamelled stoneware vases, Chinese, 18th century, the mounts Louis XV, circa 1750. Haut. 32 cm. ; Height 12 2/3 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 €. Lot sold 22,500 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. the naturalistic base decorated with reeds. Quantity: 2 Provenance: Accorsi Gallery, Turin Sotheby's. Important Mobilier, Sculptures et Objets d'art, Paris, 11 Apr 2018
12 avril 2018

A Beauvais tapestry "Scène chinoise : la pêche", 18th century

Lot 124. A Beauvais tapestry "Scène chinoise : la pêche", 18th century, depicting Chinese figures in a bark, in a landscape with a fountain; (the border missing), 230 cm. x 275 cm. ; 90 1/2 in. x 108 1/4 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 €. Lot sold 37,500 €. Courtesy Sotheby's.  Sotheby's. Important Mobilier, Sculptures et Objets d'art, Paris, 11 Apr 2018
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