16 avril 2014

Sotheby's announces first dedicated exhibition of ancient Chinese erotic art in Hong Kong

A set of seven small porcelain figures, 19th – 20th Century. Photo: Sotheby's. Hong Kong - Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery is delighted to present part of the Ferdinand M. Bertholet Collection, the world’s largest collection of erotic art, from 16 April to 3 May. The exhibition entitled Gardens of Pleasure: Sex in Ancient China, will feature more than 100 pieces of astounding works of art from the Ferdinand M. Bertholet Collection, with objects dating from the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) to the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911 AD).... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2014

Imperial items and extraordinary Buddhist sculptures at Koller Zurich, 6th/7th May 2014

ZURICH - For its Asian Art Auctions from 6th to 7th May 2014, Koller Auctions is focusing on the Chinese market. An exclusive selection of Buddhist figures and several treasures from the Forbidden City are sure to generate interest. China - HimalayaFine Chinese art from European private collections is particularly coveted by Chinese collectors.Over the past 20 years, the value of flawless objects has increased substantially. Therefore, many Europeans are putting their collections up for sale once again. From a Swiss private... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2014

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

A pair of 19th century natural pearl and diamond pendent earrings. 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. Estimate £100,000 - 150,000 (€120,000 - 180,000) Accompanied by a report from SSEF stating that both pearls were... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2014

A nanmu burlwood incense stand, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A nanmu burlwood incense stand, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Photo: Sotheby's formed from a large tree root section opening and twisting horizontally to stand on three points, with organic crags, knots, burled stumps and auxiliary roots, all extending from the flat-cut irregular top, the bark smoothly patinated to a warm reddish-brown colour; 38.5 by 71.5 by 36.6 cm., 15 by 27 7/8 by 14 1/4 in. Estimation 350,000 — 450,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 1,060,000 HKD Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 avr. 2014 -... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2014

A 19th century topaz and pearl brooch

A 19th century topaz and pearl brooch. Photo: Bonhams. The foiled modified cushion-shaped orange topaz, within a half-pearl border, in closed-back settings, half-pearls untested, length 2.7cm. Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 (€3,600 - 4,900) Bonhams. JEWELLERY. London, Knightsbridge, 9 Apr 2014 - www.bonhams.com
07 avril 2014

An enamelled diamond-set and pearl turban ornament (turra). Probably Hyderabad, Mughal India, 19th century

An enamelled diamond-set and pearl turban ornament (turra). Probably Hyderabad, Mughal India, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 With an s-shaped hook decorated with enamelled roundel design and topped with a diamond-set palmette supporting a gold rosette similarly set with diamonds, each lobe of the rosette issuing a single large pearl, and the base with eight further strands of pearls from which issue smaller gold rosettes each with a central diamond; 6 7/8in. (17.5cm.) high (overall). Estimate: £10,000 – £15,000 ... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2014

A pair of gold anklets, North India, 19th century

A pair of gold anklets, North India, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Each of circular form with rectangular heads joined with a pin and a small hinge, bands of gold wire around the base of each head, the sides with bands of engraved scrolling vegetal decoration bordered with lines of geometric strapwork, with engraved floral heads on stippled ground; 3¾in. (9.6cm.) diam. Estimate £4,000 – £6,000 Christie's. ART OF THE ISLAMIC AND INDIAN WORLDS INCLUDING A PRIVATE COLLECTION DONATED TO BENEFIT THE UNIVERSITY OF... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2014

A pearl and gemset gold necklace, India, 19th century

A pearl and gemset gold necklace, India, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The stringed cultured pearls with twenty pear-cut green hardstones, the pendant in the form of a floral bloom, the centre inset with an emerald surrounded by drop-shaped colourless gems and rubies, the reverse with further polychrome enamelled floral decoration, with pear-cut tourmaline drops, modern closing clasp; 17in. (43.2cm.) long. Estimate £800 – £1,200 Christie's. ART OF THE ISLAMIC AND INDIAN WORLDS INCLUDING A PRIVATE COLLECTION DONATED... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2014

A gemset and enamelled gold pendant, North India, 19th century

A gemset and enamelled gold pendant, North India, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The gold pendant of rosette form, with a central diamond-set flower head, small emeralds in the interstices, the cusped petals of the rosette set with rubies, the reverse decorated in polychrome enamels with a large floral spray, a possibly later faceted drop-shaped glass pendant suspended from the bottom, simple attachment loop above. Pendant 1.3/8in. (3.4cm.) across. Estimate £800 – £1,200 Christie's. ART OF THE ISLAMIC AND INDIAN... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2014

A nine-gem (navratna) armlet (bazuband), India, 19th century

A nine-gem (navratna) armlet (bazuband), India, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Of rectangular form, the inset decoration consisting of hexagonal medallions surrounded by four outward-facing gold-inlaid palmettes, the reverse enamelled with polychrome floral patterns, two articulated palmettes at either side acting as loops; 3.3/4in. (9.5cm.) across. Estimate £1,500 – £2,000 Christie's. ART OF THE ISLAMIC AND INDIAN WORLDS INCLUDING A PRIVATE COLLECTION DONATED TO BENEFIT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, PART V. 10 April... [Lire la suite]
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