09 janvier 2017

A pair of 19th century natural pearl and diamond pendent earrings

A pair of 19th century natural pearl and diamond pendent earrings. Sold for £98,500 (€131,140). Photo Bonhams. Each scrolling surmount set with old brilliant, single and rose-cut diamonds, suspending a drop-shaped natural pearl, measuring approximately 10.35 x 10.50 x 15.20mm and 10.40 x 10.45 x 15.20mm respectively, with rose-cut diamond cap, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approximately 1.80 carats total, later post fittings, length 3.2cm Accompanied by a report from SSEF stating that both pearls were... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2017

Vase with peony scroll and landscape panels, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 19th century

Vase with peony scroll and landscape panels, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 19th century. Carved red lacquer. H. 18 1/2 in. (47cm); Diam. 13 1/2 in. (34.3cm); Diam. of rim: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); Diam. of foot: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm). John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913, 13.100.139 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The shape of this vase is common in porcelain but unusual in carved lacquer. Its form reflects the experimentation and exchange that characterized the decorative arts in China in the eighteenth... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2017

Wedding headdress, 19th century

Wedding headdress, 19th century. Silk, kingfisher feathers, copper alloy, turquoise, glass and ceramic; height: 7 in, 17.78 cm; overall height: 8.5 in, 21.59 cm; diameter: 6.5 in, 16.51 cm.Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Mrs. J. Churchill Owen, 1973.23 © Denver Art Museum Using bright blue kingfisher feathers for ornamentation has a long history in China. At first these costly products were only for the elite, but by the 1800s it was common for a bride to wear a headdress fashioned with kingfisher... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

Jar with tiger decoration, Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), 19th century

  Jar with tiger decoration, Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), 19th century. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue design. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm); Diam. of base: 5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm). National Museum of Korea, L.2016.43.10a, b. Photograph courtesy the National Museum of Korea Tigers appear frequently in nineteenth-century Korean art, including ceramics, lacquer, and painting. Although symbolic of strength and fierceness, the animal is often rendered with a humorous, expressive face, as on this blue-and-white jar. Here, a... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2017

Tray in the shape of a peony, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 19th century

Tray in the shape of a peony, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 19th century. Carved red and black lacquer. H. 3/4 in. (1.0 cm); Diam. 7 in. (17.8 cm). Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891, 91.1.636 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
02 janvier 2017

Box with Daoists welcoming immortal Shoulao, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 19th century

Box with Daoists welcoming immortal Shoulao, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 19th century. Carved red and green lacquer. H. 9 in. (22.9 cm); W. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm). Bequest of Stephen Whitney Phoenix, 1881, 81.1.610a, b © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Boxes in this shape are often fitted with trays that have recesses for holding cups to serve wine at celebrations. The design on this example shows Daoists welcoming Shoulao, the god of longevity, as he descends from the heavens on a crane—apt imagery for a vessel used to... [Lire la suite]

01 janvier 2017

Box with Daoists welcoming immortal Shoulao, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 19th century

Box with Daoists welcoming immortal Shoulao, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 19th century. Carved red and green lacquer. H. 9 in. (22.9 cm); W. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm). Bequest of Stephen Whitney Phoenix, 1881, 81.1.609a, b © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Boxes in this shape are often fitted with trays that have recesses for holding cups to serve wine at celebrations. The design on this example shows Daoists welcoming Shoulao, the god of longevity, as he descends from the heavens on a crane—apt imagery for a vessel used to... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2016

Colombian emerald and diamond pendant, 19th century

Lot 371. Colombian  emerald and diamond pendant, 19th century. Estimate 146,000 — 245,000 CHF. Lot sold 430,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's. Set with a step-cut emerald weighing 9.24 carats, within a frame of cushion-shaped diamonds, suspending a detachable briolette emerald drop, brooch fitting deficient. Accompanied by SSEF report  no. 77072, stating that the step-cut emerald is of Colombian origin, with a minor amount of oil in fissures; and by SSEF report no. 77071, stating that the drop... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2016

Dagger with Sheath, Indian, 19th century

Dagger with Sheath, Indian, 19th century. Steel, nephrite, gold, emeralds, rubies, diamonds, ray skin. H. with sheath 15 11/16 in. (39.8 cm); H. without sheath 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm); W. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); Wt. 15.8 oz. (447.9 g); Wt. of sheath 1.8 oz. (51 g). Gift of Giulia P. Morosini, in memory of her father, Giovanni P. Morosini, 1923. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 23.232.8a, b © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This dagger belongs to a large group of flamboyant gem-studded weapons that were... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2016

Dagger with Sheath, Indian, Mughal, 17th–18th century & Turkish, Ottoman, 19th century

Dagger with Sheath. Hilt, Indian, Mughal, 17th–18th century; blade and sheath, Turkish, Ottoman, 19th century. Steel, nephrite, gold, emerald, ruby, diamond, sapphire, jade. H. with sheath 19 3/16 in. (48.7 cm); H. without sheath 18 3/16 in. (46.2 cm); W. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); Wt. 13.1 oz. (371.4 g); Wt. of sheath 6 oz. (170.1 g). Gift of Giulia P. Morosini, in memory of her father, Giovanni P. Morosini, 1923. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 23.232.7a, b © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The inscription on the blade... [Lire la suite]