17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled torque (hasli) with pearl fringe, India, Jaipur, 19th century

Lot 182. A diamond-set and enamelled torque (hasli) with pearl fringe, India, Jaipur, 19th century; 16.5cm. diam. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of rigid ovoid from, with an applied diamond-set, foil-backed rosette to the centre, the upper side decorated with diamond flowerheads and leaves reserved against a blue enamelled ground, the reverse decorated in red, green, white and blue enamels with flowerheads and birds, the edge bordered with pearls. Note: Mughal... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2019

A bird-form gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 19th century

Lot 181. A bird-form gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 19th century; 6.5 by 5cm. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. rendered in the form of a bird with outstretched wings and tail feathers, the breast mounted with a diamond medallion, gold head and body set with cabochon gemstones, wings and tail feathers with drop-pendant pearls, suspension loop on each wing, simple gold reverse. Note: Pendants shaped in the form of eagles with outstretched wings appear... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2019

A seed-pearl and jewelled necklace, North India or Lahore, 19th century

Lot 172. A seed-pearl and jewelled necklace, North India or Lahore, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising two strands of seed-pearls with a large floral-form pendant in the centre and ten smaller foliate pendants, each gem-set on both sides, with hanging seed pearls, metal-thread suspension cord, seed pearl strands: 33.5cm. Provenance: Family of Hari Singh Nalwa (1791-1837), by descent. Note: Variations of this type of necklace, with multiple... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2019

Mughal jade at Sotheby's London, 01 May 2019

Lot 159. A Mughal carved jade candlestick, North India, 19th century; 18cm. height, 10cm. max. diam. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the jade carved in typical candlestick form with hollow cylindrical interior, the exterior with vertical ribs, stylised leaves, and ropework borders. Note: Jade was one of the primary materials for Mughal sculptural expression between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. It was used in a wide variety of Mughal ornamentations such as weapon... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2019

An important gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), India, probably Deccan, 19th century

Lot 171. An important gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), India, probably Deccan, 19th century. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 GBP (139,296 - 208,944 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the openwork hinged body set with foiled diamonds and a large central octagonal carved emerald between four smaller carved emeralds, topped with a curling jigha and hanging spinel, the reverse with polychrome enamelled floral details and birds, compartment for jigha,... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

A yellow-ground underglaze-blue and famille-rose 'Peach' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1315. A yellow-ground underglaze-blue and famille-rose 'Peach' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 17 in., 43.8 cm. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500  USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with an apocryphal Yongzheng mark. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 23 March 2019

25 mars 2019

An underglaze-blue and copper-red 'Peach' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1558. An underglaze-blue and copper-red 'Peach' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000  USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. together with seven Parke-Bernet catalogues published between 1967 and 1981, and a catalogue for the sale of the Charles D. Magrath Collection auctioned at Robert C. Eldred Co., 14th-15th August 1969 (9) Provenance: Parke-Bernet Galleries New York, 1960s, lot 99.Collection of Dr. Lester D. Shultis... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

A relief-molded turquoise-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1536. A relief-molded turquoise-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 7  3/4  in., 19.7 cm. Estimate 2,000 - 3,000 USD. Lot sold 65,000  USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with an apocrpyhal Kangxi mark. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 23 March 2019
22 mars 2019

A large pale celadon jade 'Lion and Cub' group, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 580. A large pale celadon jade 'Lion and Cub' group, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Length 6 5/8  in., 16.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 200,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. crisply carved as a recumbent lion with the head turned to the left with one front paw resting on a small cub, the heads detailed with large rounded eyes, ruyi-shaped snouts, the mouths agape to reveal rows of teeth, the mane and fur worked in neat spirals flanked by a pair of flattened... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2019

A rare white ware reticulated flowerpot stand, Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 19th century

Lot 390. A rare white ware reticulated flowerpot stand, Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 19th century;  12 1/4in (31.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 25,000(€ 13,000 - 22,000).  © Bonhams 2001-2019 Of circular section with a flared lip rising from a short neck, a cylindrical body of lantern shape cut with alternating circles and trefoils along the rounded shoulder above a wide band of lotus blossoms and leaves, the lower walls curving inward to the foot ring and a pale greenish-white glaze covering most... [Lire la suite]