14 février 2019

An Ottoman dagger with banded-agate hilt and jewelled silver scabbard, Turkey, 19th century

Lot 150. An Ottoman dagger with banded-agate hilt and jewelled silver scabbard, Turkey, 19th century; dagger: 40cm, scabbard: 33cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 56,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the faceted hilt composed of banded-agate mounted with a turquoise stone, set with colourful gemstones leading to the steel blade with overlaid gold inscription with spurious date 1112 AH/1700 AD, the silver scabbard worked with repousse design and set with pale blue... [Lire la suite]

10 février 2019

A strand of rhinoceros horn Tibetan rosary beads, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2725. A strand of rhinoceros horn Tibetan rosary beads, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 120 cm., 47 in. Estimate 90,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot Sold 800,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011 consisting of 108 circular beads plus an extra bead at the end of the string tied to a malachite fitting, the strand divided into sections by two short leather strings attached, each strung with ten silver beads, one terminating with a silver vajra and the other with a bell, the... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2019

A Mughal-style white jade vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2865. A Mughal-style white jade vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century; vase 13.3 cm., 5 1/4 in.; overall 17.7 cm., 7 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 620,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 carved with a shield-shaped body rising to a waisted neck, supported on a stand with a band of fretwork in openwork, decorated in the round with lotuses and daisies, all finely depicted in low relief, the vase flanked by a pair of openwork handles, each adorned with flowers, foliage and a loose ring,... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2019

A pair of zitan low tables, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2759. A pair of zitan low tables, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 52 by 88 by 52 cm 20 1/2 by 34 5/8 by 20 1/2 in. Estimate 350,000 — 550,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,700,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. each of rectangular form with a broad table top set in a plain frame, resting on a beaded-edge cloud-shaped apron decorated in low-relief with archaistic scrolls, extending to square-section legs terminating in hooved feet. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 08 Oct 10, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2019

An impressive soapstone seal, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2625. An impressive soapstone seal, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 9.8 cm, 3 7/8 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,780,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the square-section seal finely carved in high relief to the contoured top with a large chilong writhing amongst smaller chilong clambering up the sides and top amidst scrolling clouds, the straight sides left plain but for a small inscription Zhou Yong Gong Juan, the... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

Four gold and polychrome enamelled parrots perched on a branch, North India, 19th century

Lot 273. Four gold and polychrome enamelled parrots perched on a branch, North India, 19th century; 12.8cm. height; 6.1cm. diam. of base. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the four parrots with translucent emerald green bodies and red heads on a chased feather-like ground, with long tails, yellow beaks, gem-set eyes and details on the wings, each perched on a branch from a stylised tree emanating from a domed... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

A gold, polychrome enamelled and gem-set parrot-form flask (chuski) on a branch, North India, 19th century

Lot 272. A gold, polychrome enamelled and gem-set parrot-form flask (chuski) on a branch, North India, 19th century; 8 by 12 by 12cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the parrot perched on a lavender-coloured forked branch, decorated with translucent emerald green and red enamel on a chased feather-like chevron ground, with faceted gem-set collar and border around wings, a lotus blossom in its beak and seed-pearl chain... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

A gold and polychrome enamelled parrot perched on a branch, North India, 19th century

Lot 271. A gold and polychrome enamelled parrot perched on a branch, North India, 19th century; 9.1 by 9.6 by 10.3cm. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the long-tailed parrot with translucent green enamelled body on a feather-like etched ground, red and blue enamelled detailing to beak, tail, feet and wings, holding a red rose in its beak, perched on a forked branch with leafy vines designed in relief, gem-set details to branch terminals, eyes,... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A gem-set and enamelled agate box, India, 19th century

Lot 255. A gem-set and enamelled agate box, India, 19th century; 5.5 by 9.7 by 7cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. of rectangular form, composed of agate plaques each set in the kundan technique with colourful gemstones including diamonds and rubies, in a floral design, with polychrome enamel borders and round feet, in custom silk-lined box. Note: The technique for juxtaposing semiprecious stones into others, such as agate,... [Lire la suite]
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14 janvier 2019

Attributed to the 'Master of beautiful breasts', Attie, Lagoon area, Ivory Coast, 19th century

Attributed to the 'Master of beautiful breasts', Attie, Lagoon area, Ivory Coast, 19th century. Wood, 40 cm. © Lucas Ratton at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 604. Provenance: Probably in William O. Oldman's collection (1879-1949), London; Formerly in Armand Trampitsch's collection (1893-1975), Paris; Formerly in Georges F. Keller's collection (1899-1981), Paris; Formerly in Paolo Morigi's collection, Lugano; Formerly in Rudolf and Leonore Blum's collection, USA, acquired from Paolo Morigi in 1989; Formerly... [Lire la suite]