19 avril 2016

A Qajar gold, enamelled and gem-set eagle-form brooch, Persia, 19th century

Lot 153. A Qajar gold, enamelled and gem-set eagle-form brooch, Persia, 19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. with wings outstretched, decorated throughout in polychrome enamels, set with emeralds and rubies, with pendant pearls suspended from the wings and tail by gold wire elements, fitted with a pin at the back; 7cm.  Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 20 avr. 2016, 10:30 AM.
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19 avril 2016

An Ottoman jade-hilted and gem-set dagger and scabbard, Turkey, 19th century

Lot 165. An Ottoman jade-hilted and gem-set dagger and scabbard, Turkey, 19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the jade hilt surmounted by stylised floral gem-set mount, with en-suite design at the base leading to the watered steel blade with gold-overlaid inscription and scrolling palmettes, the carved silver scabbard adorned to one side with diamonds and pink and green gemstones; 32.5cm. Quantité: 2  Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 20... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2016

A gem-set gold hair ornament, probably South India, 19th century

Lot 149. A gem-set gold hair ornament, probably South India, 19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. decorated on surface in the kundan technique with rubies, emeralds and turquoise, the underside with three suspension loops; 5.9cm. diam.  Note: Of round, domed form with three small loops to the inside, this ornament resembles the traditional South Indian hair jewel that was designed to be worn at the back of the head, usually in combination with other ornaments. Two... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

A blue-laced nimaido gusoku (armor), Edo period, 19th century

Lot 65. A blue-laced nimaido gusoku (armor), Edo period, 19th century. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $43,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The armor comprising:Helmet [kabuto]: a russet iron ichimai kabuto (single sheet helmet) with embossed hachimanza (decorative component at the apex of the helmet bowl) and shinodare (arrow-shaped decorative strips), wide mabi-sashi (peak) with three large round rivets, the maedate (forecrest) of a gilt circle... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2016

An Ottoman coral and turquoise-set dagger with scabbard, Anatolia, probably Trabzon, 19th century

Lot 178. An Ottoman coral and turquoise-set dagger with scabbard, Anatolia, probably Trabzon, 19th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP (12,671 - 19,006 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's the straight double-edged blade with central ridge, gold and silver-damascened foliate design and inscriptive panels, the silver hilt and scabbard with scale-design, set with arrangement of corals and turquoise, dragon-head terminal to hilt. Quantity: 2; 57cm.  Literature: R.... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2016

A diamond-set and enamelled gold armband (bazuband), North India, 19th century

Lot 151. A diamond-set and enamelled gold armband (bazuband), North India, 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 12,000 GBP (12,671 - 15,205 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's composed of interlocking hexagonal geometric pattern with lasqué-cut diamonds, reverse with applied polychrome enamel with floral bud motifs, the border of enamelled blue loops, with long hanging pink and metal-thread cord with green glass terminals; 12.2cm. max. width. 60cm. with cord.  Sotheby's. Arts of... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2016

A gem-set gilt-metal casket with bird-head finial, India, 19th century

Lot 148. A gem-set gilt-metal casket with bird-head finial, India, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,342 - 38,013 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's of domed cylindrical form, wholly set with cut rubies, emeralds and diamonds, the four short feet designed as animal paws, the finial in the form of a parrot or falcon head, the cover fitted to the base with twist-lock opening smoothly to reveal plain interior; 7.5cm. height. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 20 Apr 2016, 10:30 AM... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2016

5-piece ‘Café-au-Lait’ Suite with Flowers and Birds, China, 19th century

Lot 107. 5-piece ‘Café-au-Lait’ Suite with Flowers and Birds, China, 19th century. Estimation : 1 200 € / 1 560 €. Photo Auctionata AG. Two cylindrical vases and three vases with cover in baluster shape - Each wall is decorated with reserves in the shape of leaves with polychrome enamel painting - Therein a detailed flower and bird painting is visible - Revolving border at the upper and the lower edge - Each base with a double ring mark - Height: c. 25.5-27.5 cm - Good... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2016

A dragon tortoise-form stand with cup-form reservoir, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 101. A dragon tortoise-form stand with cup-form reservoir, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realised $11,875. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The large water dropper modeled as a longevity tortoise with an integral extended reservoir base that is carved in low relief with clouds; the central circular reserve for the cup reservoir pierced with six small holes placed to resemble a floret through which flows the water into the body of the turtle water dropper and through the tortoise's... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2016

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

Lot 107. A blue and white porcelain jar, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century. Estimate $10,000 – $15,000. Price Realized $12,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Of ovoid form with tapered lower body and tall, straight neck, decorated in underglaz-blue with scrolling flower, the shoulder with auspicious fungus-head-shaped cloud collars, the entire jar applied with a glossy transparent glaze; 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) high Christie’s. AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART, 15 April... [Lire la suite]
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