12 août 2019

A large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Guanyin, 19th century

Lot 1309. A large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Guanyin, 19th century; 22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Shown standing with one hand positioned above the other, wearing long flowing robes and a cowl finely inlaid in silver, the hair drawn up into a topknot behind a crown, with silver bead urna and silver beads in the necklace, the back inlaid in silver wire with a Shisou mark. Provenance: Sotheby's, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2019

A finely carved zitan corner-leg side table, banzhou, 19th century

Lot 1118. A finely carved zitan corner-leg side table, banzhou, 19th century; 33¼ in. (84.3 cm.) high, 45¾ in. (116.2 cm.) wide, 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 245,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The two-panel top is set within a rectangular frame with notched corners and beaded edge, and is supported on a narrow waist carved with archaistic scroll above a band of lotus lappets and shaped aprons further carved with archaistic scroll... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2019

A huanghuali rectangular corner-leg painting table, hua'an, 19th century

Lot 1115. A huanghuali rectangular corner-leg painting table, hua'an, 19th century; 34 in. (86.5 cm.) high, 67 5/8 in. (171.7 cm.) wide, 24 in. (61 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 269,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The two-panel top is set within a rectangular frame with a thumb-grooved edge above a narrow, plain waist. The top is supported on a beaded apron and beaded legs of square section which terminate in hoof feet, and are joined by humpback stretchers. ... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A pair of hongmu horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, 19th century

Lot 1108.A pair of hongmu horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, 19th century; 38¾ in. (98.3 cm.) high, 22¼ in. (56.3 cm.) wide, 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The sweeping crest rail terminates in outswept hooks above shaped spandrels and forms an elegant curve above the slightly curved splat. The rear and front posts continue through the seat frame to form the rounded legs, joined by stepped stretchers and a foot rest above a... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2019

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, 19th century

Lot 1105. A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, 19th century; 38½ in. (97.8 cm.) high, 22¾ in. (57.8 cm.) wide, 20¾ in. (52.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 293,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Each has a continuous curving top rail terminating in outward-sweeping hooks, and is supported by curved and straight supports and an S-shaped splat. The soft mat seat is set within a beaded, rectangular frame raised on rounded-square legs and joined by humpback... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A jade-hilted dagger and scabbard, North India and Ottoman Turkey, 19th century

Lot 317. A jade-hilted dagger and scabbard, North India and Ottoman Turkey, 19th century; 17 ¼ ins. (44 cm.) long. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The carved jade hilt and locket set with rubies, the watered-steel blade set with diamonds forming the bismillah and inscribed in gold above, the verso also inscribed in gold on the rain guard and along the blade, the locket and chape on the scabbard carved with floral motifs in... [Lire la suite]

03 août 2019

A push dagger (katar), Mughal India, 19th century

Lot 178. A push dagger (katar), Mughal India, 19th century; 18 ins. (45.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hilt with gold damascened and open work deigns, the ricasso similarly decorated with a floral deisgn, the water steel blade in scalloped design, original yellow velvet sheath. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
03 août 2019

An antique ruby, emerald and diamond jigha, 19th century

Lot 89. An antique ruby, emerald and diamond jigha, 19th century; 3 3/8 ins. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Designed as a turban ornament of elephant motif, pear and variously-shaped table-cut diamonds, oval cabochon rubies and emeralds, table-cut emerald, foil, gold, 3 3/8 ins., 19th century, accompanied by a gold stand. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 223, no. 165The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 240, no. 164The... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

An enamelled and diamond-set staff, India, 19th century

Lot 265. An enamelled and diamond-set staff, India, 19th century; 13 ins. (33 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 With flower and parrot finial, the candy-striped staff made in two pieces, end piece missing. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
02 août 2019

An antique ruby, diamond and emerald jigha, 19th century

Lot 90. An antique ruby, diamond and emerald jigha, 19th century; 3 ¼ ins. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Designed as a turban ornament of elephant motif, oval cabochon rubies, rose and table-cut diamonds, cabochon emeralds, foil, gold, elephant design engraved on reverse with initials 'M. A.'. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 136, ill. p. 189, no. 59. Exhibited: New York 2014, p. 61 Miho 2016, p. 125, no.... [Lire la suite]
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