07 mai 2015

A large Famille Rose dish, 18th century, the porcelain 15th century

A large Famille Rose dish, 18th century, the porcelain 15th century. Estimate £7,000 – £10,000 ($10,640 - $15,200). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The interior of the dish is decorated with three female immortals in a garden setting beside a deer pulling a small cart with auspicious fruit, all below a further immortal seated on the back of a phoenix in flight. The cavetto has eight shaped cartouches containing flowers, antiques and figures in exterior scenes. 15 in. (38.2 cm.) diam. Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]

07 mai 2015

Seven rhinoceros horn libation cups, 17th to 19th century, at Bonhams London, 14 May 2015

A large 'Shoulao and Eight Immortals' rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€8,100 - 11,000). Photo: Bonhams. The horn of a rich dark tone, deeply and intricately carved in relief with the eight Immortals each holding their respective attribute, standing in anticipation of the arrival of Shoulao seated on a flying crane, the interior carved as petals of lotus with the handle naturalistically formed from tree branches issuing peaches. 18.8cm (7 3/8in) long Provenance: an... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2015

A pair of iron-red enamelled 'Shoulao' dishes, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A pair of iron-red enamelled 'Shoulao' dishes, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's each with shallow rounded sides, finely enamelled to the centre with the Immortal Shoulao seated beside a spotted deer and a basket of peaches, within a border of the 'hundred bats' at the rim, the underside with lotus lappets and a floret border, wood stands. Quantité: 4 - 20cm., 7 7/8 in. Provenance: Antiquaire Tournet, Paris, circa... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2015

A pair of diamond pendent earrings, Portuguese, 18th century

A pair of diamond pendent earrings, Portuguese, 18th century. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,500 - 8,300). Photo Bonhams. The graduated series of openwork scrolling, bow and quatrefoil plaques, decorated with table-cut diamonds, closed-back settings throughout, two diamonds deficient, later earring fittings, length 7.2cm Note: For a similar example see "Five Centuries of Jewellery", National Museum of Art, Lisbon, London, 1995, ill.no.79. Bonhams. JEWELLERY, 13 May 2015 11:00 BST - LONDON,... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2015

A massive celadon-glazed carved charger, 18th century

A massive celadon-glazed carved charger, 18th century. Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($15,340 - $23,010). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The interior of the charger is carved with a central foliate spray encircled by peony scrolls. The exterior is carved with a band of waves surrounding the foot. It is covered in a glaze of sea-green tone, the base is glazed white. 22 in. (55.8 cm.) diam.  Provenance: Christie's New York, 18 September 1997, lot 376.Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr.... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2015

Louis XVI vases sell for 10 times the estimate

The Duc d’Aumont and Louis XVI’s Brûle Parfums: A pair of gilt-bronze-mounted Japanese Kakiemon porcelain and Egyptian porphyry Brûle Parfums – the porcelain, 18th century, the gilt bronze mounts Louis XVI, circa 1770-1775. Estimate: 150,000 – 250,000 GPB (209,789 - 349,649 EUR; 228,555 - 380,925 USD). Sold for: 1,985,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Yesterday at Sotheby’s London a pair of exceptional vases once owned by Louis XVI sold for 10 times the estimate at a staggering £1,985,000 (Estimate: £150,000 –... [Lire la suite]


29 avril 2015

A flambé-glazed bottle vase, 18th century

A flambé-glazed bottle vase, 18th century. Estimate £3,000 – £6,000 ($3,048 - $4,572). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is covered in a streaked dark strawberry-red glaze infused with purple splashes thinning to a mushroom colour at the mouth rim. The base is covered in a brown glaze. 13 1/8 in. (33.5 cm.) high Provenance: Acquired by the current owner's family prior to 1940. Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 12 May 2015, London, South Kensington
27 avril 2015

A white-glazed,bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A white-glazed,bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate £3,000 — 5,000 (4,070 - 6,783 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the compressed angular body rising from a tall foot to a tall neck with a galleried rim, with raised bands encircling the body and neck, covered overall with a bluish-ivory glaze - 22.4cm., 8 7/8 in. Provenance: Chait Galleries, New York, 1964.Collection of Evelyn Annenberh Hall.Christie's New York, 29th March 2006, lot 128. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2015

A Guan type washer, 18th century

A Guan type washer, 18th century. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,400 - 2,100). Photo: Bonhams. Set on a short foot with gently rounded tapering sides, covered in a pale greyish celadon glaze, stopping short of the footrim, to reveal the buff coloured ware. 9cm (3.1/2in) diam. Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 11 May 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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23 avril 2015

Newly discovered Asian treasures to be auctioned with Dreweatts

  A rare embroidered Imperial apricot ground twelve symbols dragon robe, jifu, 19h century. Estimated Price: £8,000 - £10,000. Photo courtesy Dreweatts. DONNINGTON PRIORY.- Dreweatts present the first Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art sale of 2015. Featuring 170 lots from Yuan through Ming, Qing and the other Imperial dynasties to 20th century, the auction features textiles, ceramics, works of art and artworks from a number of private collections. The auction will be held on Tuesday... [Lire la suite]