09 août 2018

A pair of enamelled and gilded parrot head bracelets, North India, 19th century

Lot 309. A pair of enamelled and gilded parrot head bracelets, North India, 19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold  6,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s slender form with terminals in the form of confronted parrots, each with green bodies and white wings with red lozenges, the exterior of each decorated with floral stems on a red enamel ground, set with gemstones, the inner side with red and green flowers. Quantity: 2 - 7.7cm. diam.  Note: A very similar bracelet with confronting... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2018

A diamond, ruby and emerald-set gold Manga Malai necklace, Tamil Nadu, 19th century

Lot 302. A diamond, ruby and emerald-set gold Manga Malai necklace, Tamil Nadu, 19th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold  84,100 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s gold set with rubies, diamonds and emeralds, composed of linked mango-shaped elements supporting a central openwork plaque formed of scrolling foliate tendrils around a central floral rosette, fringed with gold beads, clasp in the form of two addorsed peacocks; 31cm. length. Note: This manga... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2018

A carved and molded porcelain 'Landscape' snuff bottle, signed Chen Guozhi, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 229. A carved and molded porcelain 'Landscape' snuff bottle, signed Chen Guozhi, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 2 7/8  in., 7.4 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby’s. decorated with a continuous scene of a rustic dwelling sheltered by trees, by a riverbank with towering peaks and a waterfall in the distance, the base with incised signature reading Chen Guozhi zuo (made by Chen Guozhi).  Provenance: Acquired in Illinois,... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2018

A Dehua Guanyin, 19th century

Lot 54. A Dehua Guanyin, 19th century; 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm.) high. Estimate : USD 3,000 - 5,000. Price Realised: USD 4,000.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The Goddess of Mercy is shown seated with her right arm leaning on an arm rest while holding a scroll in her left hand, and wears a flowing ornate robe, her serene face framed by cascading braids and a topknot. The glaze is of a cool white tone.  Christie's. The Art of China: New York Summer Edition, 11-19 july 2018
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28 juillet 2018

A puce-enameled bottle vase, 19th century

Lot 29. A puce-enameled bottle vase, 19th century; 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm.) high. Estimate : USD 4,000 - 6,000. Price Realised: USD 4,375.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The exterior is covered in puce-tone enamel that stops short of the turquoise-blue-enameled interior and base. Provenance: Bonham's San Francisco, 29 September 2005, lot 4229. Christie's. The Art of China: New York Summer Edition, 11-19 july 2018
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26 juillet 2018

A famille verte 'Figural' dish, 19th century

Lot 238. A famille verte 'Figural' dish, 19th century; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimation : GBP 500 - 1,000. Price Realised: GBP 1375.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The dish is delicately potted with shallow rounded sides, supported on a short tapered foot. The interior is decorated with a garden scene featuring a scholar's desk and two ladies watching two hares beside them.  Provenance: Private Dutch Collection, predominantly assembled in the 1970s and 1980s, then by descent within the... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2018

Rare coral necklace sells for £36,830 at Ewbank's Auctions

Formerly the property of Louisa Molyneux-Berry and her husband Henry Blayds Molyneux, grandson of Thomas Molyneux, mayor of Liverpool and gentleman of Newsham House Liverpool. Once reputed to be the largest in the world, a 605.8 gramme coral necklace sold for £36,830 (Estimate £5,000-8000) at Ewbank’s Auctions of Surrey on June 20. Courtesy Ewbank's Auctions SEND MARSH.- This rare coral necklace – once thought to be the largest of its kind in the world – has sold for £36,830 at auction.  Expected to... [Lire la suite]
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14 juin 2018

A rare zitan 'longetivy' scroll box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 60. A rare zitan 'longetivy' scroll box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Dimensions: 73 x 16 cm. (28 ¾ x 6 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 35,000 - EUR 45,000. Price realised EUR 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. De forme rectangulaire, le couvercle est finement sculpté d'un caractère Shou stylisé flanqué par quatre chauves-souris volant parmi des nuages. La bordure est ornée d'une frise de motifs géométriques archaïsants; l'intérieur en nanmu. Provenance: Property... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2018

A black ground famille verte porcelain rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 64. A black ground famille verte porcelain rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. H. : 44,5 cm (17 ½ in.). Estimation : 300 € / 400 €. Unsold. Courtesy Artcurial. À décor de fleurs de lotus et rinceaux feuillagés sur fond noir, le col reprenant le même décor et orné de feuilles de bananier, l'épaulement émaillé de cartouches de fleurs sur fond de motifs géométriques ; accident au col et à l'épaulement, égrenures à la bordure. Art d'Asie chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le 11 Juin 2018 à... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2018

A gold decorated powder blue porcelain vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

 Lot 63. A gold decorated powder blue porcelain vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century; H. : 41 cm (16 in.). Estimation : 1 000 € / 1 500 €. Unsold. Courtesy Artcurial. De forme balustre hexagonale, une face à décor d'un immortel et son daim, une autre face de paysage lacustre, le col évasé orné de fruits et fleurs, les anses en forme d'animaux stylisés ; usures, une anse refaite. Art d'Asie chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le 11 Juin 2018 à 15h00