27 juin 2017

Important antique jewellery and silver at Masterpiece London 2017

LONDON - Two leading London dealers, Koopman Rare Art and S.J. Phillips Ltd, are both exhibiting at Masterpiece London 2017, the prestigious art and antiques fair, which opens next week June 29 (press day Wednesday June 28). A set of four exceptionally illustrious candlesticks made by the silversmith Paul Crespin after a design by William Kent (1685-1748) is just one of the many highlights on display on Koopman Rare Art’s stand (C29) at the forthcoming prestigious Masterpiece London 2017 Fair.  Considered to be the earliest... [Lire la suite]

24 juin 2017

A rare pale green jade two-handled bowl, Probably Ottoman, 18th century

Lot 116. A rare pale green jade two-handled bowl, Probably Ottoman, 18th century; 18cm (7 1/8in) wide. Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000 (US$19,000 - 26,000). Sold for HK$ 200,000 (€22,949). Photo: Bonhams. Exquisitely carved with thin translucent deep flaring sides, rising from a short spreading foot elaborately carved as a flowering blossom, the exterior decorated in low relief with shaped panels containing flowers, all between two borders of scrolling foliage, flanked by a pair of pierced elaborate flower handles, the... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2017

An exceptionally rare jade mythical-bird scroll weight, Eastern Han Dynasty or later, four-character dehui yunri mark, 18th ct

Lot 54. An exceptionally rare jade mythical-bird scroll weight, Eastern Han Dynasty or later, four-character dehui yunri mark, 18th century, 6.5cm (2 1/2in) diam. Estimate HK$800,000 - 1,200,000 (US$100,000 - 150,000). Sold for HK$ 2,340,000 (€268,919). Photo: Bonhams The domed scroll weight masterfully carved as a mythical bird with a single horn and pointed beak, surmounting a circular base with its wings outstretched as if ready for flight, the slightly flared wings flanking a bulbous body, the six... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2017

A fine and very rare large robin’s egg-glazed double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3205. A fine and very rare large robin’s egg-glazed double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 12 7/8 in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,803 - USD 38,705) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The generous double-gourd shape glazed inside and out with a robin’s egg glaze which falls to the edge of the broad unglazed ring encircling the similarly glazed concave centre of the base. Japanese wood box Provenance: Kochukyo Co. Ltd., Tokyo, acquired in 2004 ... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2017

A rare famille rose lime-green ground ‘Western figures’ cong-form vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3215. A rare famille rose lime-green ground ‘Western figures’ cong-form vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 8 ¾ in. (22 cm. high), box. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,600,000 (USD 193,524 - USD 335,442) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each side of the vase is delicately enamelled with a scene of Western figures engaged in various pursuits by a riverbank, between a lime-green ground decorated with foliate sprays, with the vertical edges, mouth rim and base of neck highlighted in gilt. The interior and base are... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A rare group of three red dry-lacquered and wood figures of Buddha Shakyamuni and a pair of Bodhisattvas, China, 18th century

Lot 526. A rare group of three red dry-lacquered and wood figures of Buddha Shakyamuni and a pair of Bodhisattvas, China, 18th century, H. 97 cm. Estimate 20 000-30 000 €. Photo Nagel the central dry-lacquer figure of Buddha Shakyamuni is seated in vajrasana on a separate carved wood lotus base rising from the waters encompassed by a tiered hexagonal throne, his right hand shows the bhumisparshamudra while the left rests on his lap, wearing monk's garment including an under-garment secured with a knotted rope and a... [Lire la suite]

19 mai 2017

A wucai ‘chicken’ cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3022. A wucai ‘chicken’ cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000 (USD 45,168 - USD 58,073). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup is painted around the exterior depicting a cockerel on one side and a hen watching over her small chicks on the other side, divided by two clusters of flowers emerging from rocks. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark in a double square. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s London,... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2017

A rock-crystal hilted dagger, Mughal India, 18th century

Lot 105. A rock-crystal hilted dagger, Mughal India, 18th century, 14in. (35.5cm.) length. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,000 - GBP 5,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The single-edged watered-steel blade with double curve, the rock-crystal pistol hilt carved with floral pommel and chape, on stand, the blade associated and later. Christie's. Arts of India, 25 May 2017, London, King Street 
14 mai 2017

A rare Jun-type glazed figure of Buddha, 18th century, the European ormolu mount 19th century

Lot 155. A rare Jun-type glazed figure of Buddha, 18th century, the European ormolu mount 19th century. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000. Sold for £75,000 (€88,665). Photo: Bonhams. he Buddha rendered with downcast and serene expression beneath blue glazed hair, seated in dhyanasana, the hands raised in front of the chest in auspicious mudra, clad in an bright red robe draped over the shoulders, the exposed skin of the Buddha applied with lacquer and gilt, with ornate metal stand. 28.5cm (11 1/4in)... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2017

A gilt-bronze figure of Padmasambhava, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 171. A gilt-bronze figure of Padmasambhava, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 23 cm, 9 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, holding a vajra in the right hand and a skull cap in the left, wearing a dhoti, a shawl around the shoulders and a monk's cap, the face with a contemplative expression framed by pendulous ears Provenance: Acquired in China between 1900-1936.Thence by... [Lire la suite]