14 novembre 2017

A famille rose two-handled 'birds and flowers' vase, 19th century, four-character Shende Tang Zhi mark in iron-red

Lot 280. A famille rose two-handled 'birds and flowers' vase, 19th century, four-character Shende Tang Zhi mark in iron-red. 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 20,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated to one side of the body with two magpies perched upon prunus branches, surrounded by large peonies growing from rocks, and to the other side with chrysanthemum and lotus blooms and a small insect in flight above. The neck is... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2017

A smokey rock crystal figure of Amitabha, 19th century

Lot 42. A smokey rock crystal figure of Amitabha, 19th century. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 428,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2017 The figure is carved with his hair in tightly curled whorls above a serene face with his eyes downcast, wearing long robes open at the chest. He is seated in padmasana on a double lotus base holding his hands in front of him. The base is incised with a four-character seal mark reading 'Wan Fo Lou cang' which may be translated as... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2017

A Late Ming Dynasty Chinese polychrome-decorated porcelain Kendi, with 19th century Ottoman silver hookah mounts

Lot 868. A Late Ming Dynasty Chinese polychrome-decorated porcelain Kendi, with 19th century Ottoman silver hookah mounts. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the mounts realistically pierced and cast as a basket of flowers on a neo-classical pedestal, stamped with Tughra, the globular body decorated in greens and red with acanthus leaves and panels of floral sprays; 36.5cm., 14 3/8 in. high. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire,... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2017

A blue-laced armor with a do-maru

Lot 481. A blue-laced armor with a do-maru. The helmet bowl Muromachi period (1333-1573), 16th century, the armor Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century. Sold for US$ 27,500 (€23,615). Photo: Bonhams. The component parts all decorated in black, textured leather and laced in blue with purple and orange highlights, the 16-plate russet-iron suji bachi decorated in kata-jiro style with gilt-metal shinodare extending down from the four-stage tehen kanamono, the surfaces carved with... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

A blue silk embroidered 'Dragon' robe, 19th century

Lot 64. A blue silk embroidered 'Dragon' robe, 19th century. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,400 - 5,200). Photo: Bonhams. Boldly embroidered with nine five-clawed dragons and shou medallions in gold-wrapped silk threads, surrounded by Buddhist emblems, auspicious animals and clouds, all bordered by lishui stripes and terrestrial diagrams emerging from churning waves, black collar and sleeve bands similarly embroidered and edged in brocade. 53 1/2in (135.8cm) long. Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2017

A pair of large rhinoceros horn carvings, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 179. A pair of large rhinoceros horn carvings, Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each conforming to the shape of the horn, densely carved with lotus flowers and stalks intertwining to form the openwork stem, the base of the horn carved in the form of a cupped lotus leaf, the horn of golden honey color darkening at the tip, (2 carved wooden stands); length 22 1/2 in., 57 cm. Provenance: Robert Leroy Ripley of "Ripley's Believe... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2017

A steel dagger with gold-overlaid hilt and scabbard, India, 19th century

Lot 218. A steel dagger with gold-overlaid hilt and scabbard, India, 19th century. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 USD. © Sotheby's. curved double edged steel blade with central ridge, the iron hilt with gold-overlaid foliate decoration, velvet-covered wood scabbard; 35.5cm.    Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM
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20 octobre 2017

A steel dagger with gold-overlaid hilt in the form of a parrot and scabbard, India, 19th century

Lot 216. A steel dagger with gold-overlaid hilt in the form of a parrot and scabbard, India, 19th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. © Sotheby's. curving double edged steel blade with central ridge, the iron hilt shaped as a parrot's head with gold overlay foliate decoration, velvet-covered wood scabbard, gold-overlaid iron mount to terminal; 36.5cm.   Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM
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20 octobre 2017

An enamelled and gem-set gold bracelet, India, Benares, 19th century

Lot 220. An enamelled and gem-set gold bracelet, India, Benares, 19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. © Sotheby's. set with a navaratna sequence of various coloured stones including heggonite garnet, coral, maybe pearl, turquoise, cat's eye, opal, divided by diamond-inset leaves, the interior decorated in characteristic gulabi (rose-pink) and white enamel with green; 9cm. diam.  Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM
20 octobre 2017

A pair of enamelled and diamond-set bracelets, North India, 19th century

Lot 187. A pair of enamelled and diamond-set bracelets, North India, 19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. © Sotheby's. each set in the kundan technique with lasque diamonds, the insides with bright polychrome enamels, screw pin to open. Quantité: 2 - each: 6.6cm. diam.  Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM
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