23 avril 2018

A diamond and emerald-set enamelled armband (bazuband), India, 19th century

Lot 142. A diamond and emerald-set enamelled armband (bazuband), India, 19th century; 2 1/8 x 5 1/8in. (5.4 x 13.2cm.). Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 21,045 - USD 28,060). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Of typical form, the central panel set with diamonds around a rectangular carved emerald, a fluted emerald bead suspended below, with hinged tapering foliate panels on either side similarly set with diamonds, the reverse enamelled with red and green floral motifs on cream ground. Note:... [Lire la suite]

20 avril 2018

A sword (shamshir) with gilt-metal hilt and scabbard, North India, probably Kutch, 19th century

Lot 160. A sword (shamshir) with gilt-metal hilt and scabbard, North India, probably Kutch, 19th century; 90cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 7,500 GBP (8,583 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. with a slightly curved steel blade, the blade with chiselled flowers and traces of gilding, one side of the scabbard decorated with repoussé floral scrolls, the other with hunting scenes, the hilt decorated with flower scrolls, two loops affixed to the sheath through pronounced... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2018

A gilt-bronze mounted Chinese celadon porcelain bowl, the mounts in Régence style, 19th century, signed Henry Dasson

Lot 61. A gilt-bronze mounted Chinese celadon porcelain bowl, the mounts in Régence style, 19th century, signed Henry Dasson. Haut. 12 cm., diam. 25 cm. ; Height 4 3/4 in., diam. 10 1/4 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 €. Lot sold 11,250 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. the handles with female masks, signed Henry Dasson et Cie 1890 on the lower rim. Sotheby's. Important Mobilier, Sculptures et Objets d'art, Paris, 11 Apr 2018 ... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2018

A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Fahua enamelled stoneware stools, Ming, 16th-17th centuries, French, 19th century

Lot 305. A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Fahua enamelled stoneware stools, the stoneware Chinese, Ming, 16th-17th centuries, the mounts French, 19th century. Haut. 44 cm., diam. 38 cm.; Height 17 1/4 in., diameter 15 in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 €. Lot sold 18,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. in barrel-shape, with cranes and lotus, each stool with two handles, the mounts Rocaille; (one cover and one stool restored). Quantity: 2 Sotheby's. Important Mobilier,... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2018

A blue and white brush holder, Joseon Dynasty, (19th century)

Lot 136. A blue and white brush holder, Joseon Dynasty, (19th century); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018. Cylindrical form with a recessed base, decorated in underglaze-blue with two flying cranes and stylized clouds, double lines at the mouth rim and base, applied with a glossy transparent glaze. Christie's. Japanese and Korean Art, New York, 18 April 2018
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07 avril 2018

A Full-Tip Rhinoceros Horn Carving, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century

Lot 2176. A Full-Tip Rhinoceros Horn Carving, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century; 18 1/2 in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 950,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,160,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The large tapering cup with an irregularly-shaped rim is boldly carved in openwork utilising the natural curve of the horn with a magnolia vine bearing blossoms interwoven with a berry-laden vine. The horn is of honey-brown tone. The wood stand is carved with lotus pods and flowers supported... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2018

An imperial blue kesi summer dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2154. An imperial blue kesi summer dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 77 in. (195 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 525,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The blue kesi is worked with the prescribed nine five-clawed dragons, two shown full-face leaping around a 'flaming pearl' on the front and the back while six others on the front, back and shoulders are shown reaching for the pearl, as is the ninth on the underflap. All dragons are set amidst... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2018

A large famille rose 'Nine peach' bottle vase, 19th century

Lot 618. A large famille rose 'Nine peach' bottle vase, 19th century; 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 112,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The vase is decorated with the spreading branches of a fruiting peach tree bearing nine large peaches and numerous white and pink blossoms, the graceful leaves painted in blue-green on the top and yellow green on the underside. An apocryphal Qianlong seal mark is on the base. Provenance: CChristie's New... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2018

A blue and white 'Landscape' baluster vase, 19th century

Lot 8045. A blue and white 'Landscape' baluster vase, 19th century; 17 7/8in (45.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€ 6,400 - 9,700). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The body painted with a mountainous waterscape populated with scholars and attendants carrying qin, amidst trees and rocks partially obscuring temples and houses, with birds flying in the distance, the trumpet neck decorated with a similar scene, the recessed foot surrounded by an unglazed foot ring.  Property from the Currier... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2018

Emerald intaglio ring, mounting probably Chinese, 19th Century

Lot 46. Emerald intaglio ring, mounting probably Chinese, 19th Century. Estimate  25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 33,000 USD. Photo Sotheby’s 2007. The rectangular emerald intaglio carved with an inscription borderd by decorative elements, measuring approximately 20.0 by 17.0 by 3.4 mm., within a silver and gold mounting engraved with flowers and scrolls, mounting probably Chinese, 19th Century, size 6½.  Note: The intaglio’s inscription mentions the name David Jolie (or... [Lire la suite]
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