16 avril 2015

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

A Mughal gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India, 18th century.  Estimate 10,990 - 13,737 EUR. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the jade hilt of pistol grip form with colourful gemstones set in gold kundan settings in a vine and flowerhead design, watered-steel double-edged blade with swelled central ridge and tip, gold koftgari decoration at forte, with silk covered wood scabbard. Quantité: 2 - 40cm.  Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015, 10:30 AM

15 avril 2015

A carved celadon-glazed 'Lotus' jar, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A carved celadon-glazed 'Lotus' jar, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HK$150,000 - HK$260,000 ($19,442 - $33,699). Price Realized HK$375,000 ($48,604). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The jar is crisply carved on the exterior with a broad band of leafy lotus scroll between a ruyi band on the shoulder and a band of pendent plantain leaves around the foot, covered overall with an even lustrous glaze of sea-green tone, pooling at the recesses. 10 3/4 in. (27.4 cm.) high  Christie's. THE... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2015

A pair of small Chenghua-style doucai stem cups, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A pair of small Chenghua-style doucai stem cups, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HK$500,000 - HK$800,000 ($64,805 - $103,688). Price Realized HK$625,000 ($81,006). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each is exquisitely painted in doucai palette with a lotus scroll above two rows of florettes interspersed by the raised rib, and a band of spearheads encircling the splayed foot. The interior of the hollow stem foot is inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in a line. 2 1/2... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2015

An eagle-shaped gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 18th century, with later pearl chain

An eagle-shaped gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 18th century, with later pearl chain. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's in the form of an eagle with outstretched wings and tail feathers, the gold body set with rubies and emeralds, featuring a lasque-cut diamond medallion on the breast, the ruby beak, wings and tail feathers with attached drop-pendant pearls and rubies, the reverse incised with plumage details, loops attaching later pearl suspension chain; 48cm. total... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2015

A finely-carved jade pot, India, Mughal, 18th century

A finely-carved jade pot, India, Mughal, 18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's of deep round form with two small scroll-handles, decorated on the exterior with finely carved acanthus leaf pattern, on a petalled base with flowerhead motif, the interior featuring a carved floral blossom; 13.5cm. max. diam. Notes: Vessels of this deep round form with carved acanthus leaves and floral medallions influenced Chinese artisans during the Qing dynasty in the eighteenth century who... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2015

An inquiring mind: American collecting of Japanese and Korean art at Christie's

  An impressive iron articulated model of a dragon, Edo period (18th - 19th century), signed Myochin Nobuie and kao (cursive monogram). Estimate: $300,000 – 400,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. NEW YORK, NY.- On April 22, Christie's will offer An Inquiring Mind: American Collecting of Japanese and Korean Art, a selection of 130 works mainly from illustrious private and public collections. This rich and varied sale, with estimates ranging from $1,500 up to $600,000 includes works of antiquity, screens,... [Lire la suite]


10 avril 2015

An aubergine-glazed 'Tree trunk' brushrest, Qing dynasty, 18th century

An aubergine-glazed 'Tree trunk' brushrest, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000  HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD (32,686 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's naturalistically modelled simulating a gnarled trunk stemming from a cluster of vigorously twisting roots, the trunk splitting into two thinner branches with one extending upwards and splitting into two further branches, the uneven surface accentuated with irregular apertures and  applied with a warm aubergine glaze thinning... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2015

A Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate  100,000 — 120,000  HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD (41,601 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened globular form with rounded sides rising from a short oval foot to a waisted cylindrical neck and slightly everted mouthrim, flanked by a pair of openwork dragon handles, the body superbly painted with a composite floral scroll with floral blooms wreathed in long meandering scrolls issuing clusters of leaves, above a... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2015

An 18th century topaz and chrysoberyl pendeloque pendant and pair of earrings, Portuguese

An 18th century topaz and chrysoberyl pendeloque pendant and pair of earrings, Portuguese. Estimate £8,000 - 10,000 (€11,000 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each bow surmount suspending a pear-shaped drop, set throughout with vari-cut topaz and chrysoberyls in foiled, closed-back silver settings, pendant length 6.2cm, earring length 4.4cm, fitted case Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, 22 Apr 2015 14:00 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
03 avril 2015

An 18th century topaz girandole pendant and pair of earrings, Portuguese

An 18th century topaz girandole pendant and pair of earrings, Portuguese. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€8,200 - 11,000). Photo: Bonhams. Set throughout with vari-cut topaz in foiled, closed-back silver-gilt settings, pendant length 5.5cm, earring length 4.9cm  Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, 22 Apr 2015 14:00 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET