10 mars 2014

A pair of military official's Lion rank badges, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

A pair of military official's Lion rank badges, Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's embroidered in knotted stitch with the lion emblem of the second rank, depicted standing on a rock emerging from turbulent waves scattered with emblems of the Eight Immortals, flanked by a peach tree and peony bush, surrounded by bats and auspicious clouds, one badge divided down the middle (2). Height 11 3/4 in., 29.8 cm; Width 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD A censor's badge, possibly from the same series as the present lot,... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2014

A pair of military official's qilin rank badges, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

A pair of military official's qilin rank badges, Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's embroidered in satin stitch and couched with gold-wrapped threads and peacock feathers, the qilin emblem of the first rank portrayed standing on a rock surrounded by waves and clouds, with the sun in the sky, one badge divided down the middle (2). Height 11 3/4 in., 29.8 cm; Width 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 USD A Kangxi period silver pheasant rank badge worked in a similar way is illustrated in Beverley Jackson and David... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2014

White jade Qur’an box from the Mughal Empire, India, 18th Century

White jade Qur’an box from the Mughal Empire, India, 18th Century. Photo courtesy Auctionata. Miniature Qur’an box with finely works flower ornaments. Elegant carving. Fine polish and oily surface. Octagonal form. Floral decor. Diameter: 4 cm. Good state of preservation. The Qur’an box is in a good state of preservation according to its age. There are minor chips along the edges. The jade has a shiny and slightly oily surface – a sign of authenticity – which brings to bear the exceptional polish of the stone. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2014

Diamond ring, 18th century composite

Diamond ring, 18th century composite. Photo Sotheby's Composed of a heart-shaped bezel set with foil backed circular-cut and rose diamonds, claw set to a later ring mount, size J. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP Sotheby's. FINE JEWELS. 26 MARCH 2014 | 10:00 AM GMT | LONDON - www.sothebys.com
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05 mars 2014

An underglaze blue copper-red cylindrical 'Dragon' vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

An underglaze blue copper-red cylindrical 'Dragon' vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's. of 'lantern' form, the body decorated with a continuous scene of a scaly copper-red dragon chasing a 'flaming pearl', against a background of underglaze blue waves. Height 11 5/8 in., 29.4 cm. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 USD Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 18 MARS 2014 - 19 MARS 2014. NEW YORK -www.sothebys.com
03 mars 2014

A celadon-glazed dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A celadon-glazed dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's of shallow form with rounded sides and an everted foliate rim, carved and incised with four overlapping bands of curved radiating petals with delicately incised veining issuing from a central stamen and lightly incised with lingzhi sprigs along the rim, the exterior decorated with a petal and lappet border, covered overall with a rich, lustrous blue-green glaze, the base glazed white. Diameter 13 3/4 in., 35 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD Provenance: Spink... [Lire la suite]


25 février 2014

Pendant. Reddish-pink tourmaline, gold, enamel. 18th century

Pendant. Reddish-pink tourmaline, gold, enamel. 18th century. This beautiful reddish-pink gem the size of a chicken egg and weighing 260,86 carats was brought from Holland to France and then to Bohemia. Then it found its way from Prague to Stockholm where it became a real treasure in the collection of King Gustav III. While on his visit to St. Petersburg in 1777 the Swedish monarch presented it to Catherine the Great.
22 février 2014

18th century diamond and ruby spray brooch, Portuguese, c.1750

18th century diamond and ruby spray brooch, Portuguese c.1750.  designed as a central scrolling stem of rubies emanating ruby and diamond flowerheads and diamond foliage, close set in silver with gold to the rubies. Length 6cms / 2 3/8''. Weight: 18g. Price on request. S.J. Phillips Ltd. www.sjphillips.com
21 février 2014

North German, 18th century, Six-fold chinoiserie screen

North German, 18th century, Six-fold chinoiserie screen. Photo Freeman's painted and japanned, the reverse of each fold painted with similar scenes on a cream ground; each panel: 240 by 55.5cm., 94½ by 22in. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 GBP Provenance: Pelham Galleries, London, 22 January 1990 Comparative Literature: Hans Huth, Lacquer of the West, London, 1971, pp. 63-85. The charming chinoiserie decoration on this screen reflects the great enthusiasm in Europe for oriental wares from the second half of the 17th century. Its... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2014

Rare Chinese teadust-glazed conjoined five-part vase, 18th century

Rare Chinese teadust-glazed conjoined five-part vase, 18th century. Photo Freeman's The larger central section of square baluster form with four smaller vases of similar form isuing from flat sides; teadust glaze of dark and even tone; with accompanying fitted rosewood stand carved with scrolled legs and characters to platform indicating property from the Lanling Bieshu. H of vase: 7 1/2 inches. Estimate $10,000-15,000 PROVENANCE: Lanling Bieshu, "The Lanling Residence", is a historic home in Hunan Province, long the home of the... [Lire la suite]


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