12 avril 2016

A rare carved ivory Situla and cover, German, 19th century

Lot 128. A rare carved ivory Situla and cover, German, 19th century. Estimate 18 000 EUR. Photo Nagel. The body with six relief carved Holy Bishops, each named in an oval cartouche underneath their feet, silver mounts to top and stand, marked at the bottom, crown-shaped cover set with gemstones and a medaillon depicting Johann II of Palatine-Zweibrücken Duke of Bavaria (1548 - 1635), the movable handle also set with ivory appliques and gemstones. Natural cracks to ivory, minor damages due to age. H. 30 cm ... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2016

A splendid German gilt silver and ivory tankard, 19th century

Lot 128. A splendid German gilt silver and ivory tankard, 19th century. Estimate 9 000 EUR. Photo Nagel. Stand, cover, handle and inner liner worked in cast and embossed gilt silver, the ivory body with relief carving depicting Mother of God enthroned and the Four Evangelists. Silver marked "13" at the stand. Minor damages due to age. H. 23 cm Nagel. Sale 733, 13th April 2016
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11 avril 2016

A Dutch parcel-gilt and polychrome-painted embossed leather four-fold screen, 19th century

Lot 242. A Dutch parcel-gilt and polychrome-painted embossed leather four-fold screen, 19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 84 1/2 in.; length 92; 214.5 cm; 233.5 cm Sotheby's. European Decorative Arts from Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, New York, 12 avr. 2016, 10:00 AM
05 avril 2016

Bonhams to offer Indian royal family's treasure at its Indian and Islamic sale in London

Lot 292. A diamond, ruby and emerald-set gold 'manga malai' necklace, Tamil Nadu, South India, 19th Century. Estimate £50,000 - 70,000 (€63,000 - 88,000). Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON.- International auction house Bonhams is to offer a collection of jewels belonging to an Indian royal family at its Indian and Islamic sale at Bonhams New Bond Street on Tuesday 19th April. The family, who are based in the UK and wish to remain anonymous, will be parting with a number of treasures that have been in... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2016

A yellow and russet jade group of two quails, 19th century

Lot 52, A yellow and russet jade group of two quails, 19th century. Estimate HK$300,000 - 400,000 (€34,000 - 46,000). Photo Bonhams. Finely worked with a quail biting onto a grain of millet in its beak and feeding its young, each with feet tucked tightly under the body and intricately carved wings and plumage, the smoothly polished stone of an even yellow tone with russet brown areas of inclusions. 7.4cm (2 7/8in) wide Note: The quail, 鵪鶉 anchun, provides the homophone for 'peace', 平安 pingan. Two... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

Provenance matters: Pickman/Loring ceramics soar at Skinner's $2.4 million Asian Works of Art Auction

Sky Blue-glazed Bottle Vase, China, possibly 18th century. Estimate $15,000-20,000. Lot sold $411,000. BOSTON, MASS.- A small collection of Chinese ceramics achieved big prices at Skinner’s spring auction of Asian Works of Art on March 19 in Boston. Consigned by descendants of well-known Massachusetts collectors Dudley L. Pickman (1779-1846), a founding member of the East India Marine Society (forerunner of today’s Peabody Essex Museum), and Charles G. Loring (1828-1902), the first Director of the... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2016

A bronze 'dragon' censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1359, A bronze 'dragon' censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  USD 6,000 ~ 8,000. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the body well-cast with aquatic creatures against rolling waves, the sides set with a pair of upright chilong-form handles, all supported on cabriole legs issuing from monster masks terminating in paw feet, the reticulated cover formed as a large coiled dragon amid clouds with the head forming the knop, the base with an archaistic... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2016

A wucai 'figural' jar, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1439, A wucai 'figural' jar, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate USD 1,500 ~ 2,000. Lot sold 2,375 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of baluster form, painted to the exterior with an official kneeling before the emperor to receive an imperial edict, all within a terrace setting with rockwork and trees. Height 12 1/8  in., 30.9 cm Sotheby’s. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art New York, 19 mars 2016
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19 mars 2016

Sword, Vietnam, 19th century

Sword, Vietnam, 19th century. Photo: Czerny's International Auction House Straight, double-edged blade of lenticular section, ribbed at the base, with small engravings depicting spirals and geometrical motifs at the forte; bronze quillon decorated with bas-relieved dragon head with remains of silver plating on a side, pommel en suite, silver ring-nut, horn grip with floral chiselling. Wooden scabbard with mother of pearl tarsia depicting floral motifs, silver mounts with bas-relieved decorations. Length 75 cm. Sold... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2016

A rare and large puce-enameled 'Five Dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 323, A rare and large puce-enameled 'Five Dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimation: USD10,000 ~ 15,000. Photo: Sotheby's the interior painted with a front-facing dragon and flaming pearl, surrounded by four further dragons amid flames, the exterior with a band of turbulent waves, the base with a double circle in underglaze blue. Diameter 17 3/4  in., 45 cm Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, New York, 16 mars 2016, 10:00 AM