23 avril 2017

A blue and white porcelain bottle vase, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 93. A blue and white porcelain bottle vase, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century, 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The globular body with tall slightly flared neck, decorated in underglaze-blue with flowers.  Christie's. An Inquiring Mind: American Collecting of Japanese & Korean Art, 25 April 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center
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23 avril 2017

A blue and white porcelain jar with cranes, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century

 Lot 90. A blue and white porcelain jar with cranes, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century, 17 3/8 in. (44.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ovoid form, decorated in underglaze-blue with two cranes, rocks, bamboo, pine tree and clouds, the neck with auspicious fungus-head-shaped cloud collars, the body applied with a lustrous transparent overglaze. With wood box. Note: For a similar work in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd, see... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2017

A Large Nose Apouema Mask Said To Represent The Deceased High Chief, Kanak, North New Caledonia, Melanesia, Oceania, 19th c.

A Large Nose Apouema Mask Said To Represent The Deceased High Chief, Kanak, North New Caledonia, Melanesia, Oceania, 19th century. Wood, human hair, bamboo, cane, vegetable fiber and trade cloth, the face of the mask is stained black with a concoction made from the burnt nut of the Bancoul tree (Aleurites moluccana), the Candle Nut. Height 42 cm. Photo courtesy Galerie Meyer Oceanic & Eskimo Art. This type of mask was first recorded by the French botanist and explorer Jacques-J.H. de... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2017

Galerie Jacques Germain at TEFAF New York Spring 2017

Kota, Obamba peoples, Reliquary Figure (Ngulu), Gabon, region of Franceville, late 19th century. Wood, copper, brass and indigenous repairs. Height 48 cm. Photo courtesy Galerie Jacques Germain Provenance: Private collection, France  Guro, Bété peoples, Face Mask (Gyé), Ivory Coast, central region, 19th century. Patinated wood, string and iron. Height 26 cm.  Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Pierre Laprugne, Paris Bété peoples, Face mask (gyé), Ivory... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2017

Tiny ox and puppy lead Bonhams Netsuke sale

Lot 129. An ivory netsuke of a puppy, by Kaigyokusai Masatsugu (1813-1892), Osaka, mid/late 19th century. Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000 (€24,000 - 35,000). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Building on the outstanding results of its previous sale of Japanese netsuke from the Katchen collection, Bonhams presents The Julius and Arlette Katchen Collection of Fine Netsuke: Part II in London on Wednesday 10 May 2017. Highlights of the sale include an ox by Izumiya Tomotada estimated at £25,000–30,000 and a... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2017

A copper-red glazed vase, guanyinzun, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot b138. A copper-red glazed vase, guanyinzun, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 16 1/8 in. (40.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,927 - USD 19,390). Unsold © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. The vase is covered under a crackle-suffused pale celadon glaze with a further layer of ruby glaze on the body and green glaze on the the shoulder and neck, the interior and base are both covered under a similar crackled pale celadon glaze.  Provenance: Williams Andrews Clark Collection, no.... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2017

A pair of famille rose dishes, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 713. A pair of famille rose dishes, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each with shallow rounded sides, the exterior decorated with a colorful leafy lotus scroll interspersed with iron-red roundels enclosing the characters wan shou wu jiang, the interior painted with five iron-red bats (wufu) encircling a shou character, the base with an apocryphal Jiaqing seal mark in iron-red (2). Diameter 6 1/2  in., 16.5... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2017

An Ottoman jade and gem-set silver-gilt casket, Turkey and China, 19th century

Lot 209. An Ottoman jade and gem-set silver-gilt casket, Turkey and China, 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form on four applied gem-set cusped feet, the exterior set with rubies, emeralds, amethysts and sapphires against a ground of engraved floral motifs, the lid mounted with an openwork carved Chinese jade plaque - 8.9 by 10 by 8cm. Note: The present casket, as with the previous lot, is a product of the Ottoman taste for Chinese artefacts, in this case, carved... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2017

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

Lot 193. A pair of enamelled and gem-set bracelets, North India, 19th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each set with lasque diamonds and rubies in floral-shaped settings on an emerald-green ground, the interior enamelled with green floral motifs on a white engraved wave ground. Quantity: 2 - 9.9cm. diam. each. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 26 Apr 2017, 10:30 AM
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24 mars 2017

An emerald and diamond-set enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), North India, 19th century

Lot 198. An emerald and diamond-set enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), North India, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. gently curved jewel featuring a central hexagonal-cut emerald carved with flowerheads, between two oval carved emeralds, a drop-shape carved emerald above with diamond-set petalled border, two hanging spinels and seed pearls, polychrome floral enamelling to reverse, clasps on either side with metal-thread cord - main jewel: 7 by 7.6cm. Sotheby's. Arts of the... [Lire la suite]