06 décembre 2016

An embroidered rust-coloured gauze summer court robe, jifu, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 82. An embroidered rust-coloured gauze summer court robe, jifu, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000 (USD 6,356 - USD 8,475). © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. La robe de couleur brique pour une duchesse imperiale est brodée en fils d'or et polychromes sur chaque face d'un grand dragon doré à cinq griffes au centre, le corps enroulé autour d'une perle sacrée surplombant deux autres dragons au-dessus de rochers émergeant des flots tumultueux. Le fond est rehaussé de... [Lire la suite]

04 décembre 2016

Pair of powder blue glazed baluster vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century and a flower basket dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2008. Pair of powder blue glazed baluster vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century and a flower basket dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 EUR (1,596 - 2,128 USD). Photo Van Ham. Porcelain covered with powder blue glaze, painted with gold. On the body twelve lotus blossoms between tendrils. On the broad shoulder and the straight neck borders with lucky symbols. Border with stylized lotus leaves. Height 34.3cm, width about 24.5cm. Double ring, but later. Condition B/C. Hairline crack at the neck of... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2016

Artemis Gallery to host Dec. 1 specialty auction focused on art of the ancient Americas

Lot 80: Inca Bi-Chrome Jar in Form of Parrot, Pre-Columbian, Central Peru, Inca, ca. 1200 to 1500 CE. Estimate: $800 - $1,200. Image courtesy Artemis Gallery. BOULDER, COLO.- Artemis Gallery is known for its beautifully presented auctions of ancient and ethnographic art from the world’s great civilizations, but their December 1st sale through LiveAuctioneers is taking an intentionally more-focused approach. The sale will showcase the legacy of Pre-Columbian and tribal cultures of the Americas.  “This year... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2016

A celadon jade ‘Shoulao and boy’ group, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 227. A celadon jade ‘Shoulao and boy’ group, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the standing deity holding a gnarled lingzhi branch hanging a double gourd, with a boy crouching beside supporting a large peach; 8.5 cm, 3 3/8  in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 09 Nov 2016
07 novembre 2016

A gold globular waterpot, 19th century

Lot 139. A gold globular waterpot, 19th century. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 18,690 - USD 24,920). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  The rounded waterpot is moulded to the sides with mythical winged animals amongst crashing waves and rocks. The base has an incised Kangxi four-character mark. 2 7/8 in.( 7.3 cm.) wide.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2016, London, King Street
16 octobre 2016

An enamelled and gem-set torque (hasli), North India, 19th century

Lot 260. An enamelled and gem-set torque (hasli), North India, 19th century. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of rigid ovoid form with an applied gem-set rosette to centre and hinged and screw-pin clasp for attaching, the upper side decorated with faceted diamond-set flowerheads and leaves on a white and pink enamel ground echoing the floral design, reverse decorated in green, blue, pink and yellow enamels on a gilt ground with scrolling flowerheads, edges with row of strung... [Lire la suite]

15 octobre 2016

A Chinese incense burner for the Ottoman market

Lot 145. A Chinese incense burner for the Ottoman market, the incense burner China, 18th century, the mounts Ottoman Turkey, 19th century. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 4,876 - USD 7,314). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The Chinese porcelain with Ottoman silver and silver-gilt mounts, the interior with silver tray, the underside of the base with maker's mark and later owner's label; 8¾in. (22.3cm.) high. Christie's. Sale 12241, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 20 October... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

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

Lot 95. A pair of enamelled and gem-set gold bracelets, Jaipur, North India, 19th century. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000 (USD 14,628 - USD 21,942). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Each set with rubies and emeralds, the interior enamelled with floral and avian designs; Each 3¼in. (8cm.) diam. Christie's. Sale 12241, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 20 October 2016, London, King Street
15 octobre 2016

A Mughal gem-set and enamelled gold box, North India, 19th century

Lot 93. A Mughal gem-set and enamelled gold box, North India, 19th century. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000 (USD 6,095 - USD 8,533). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The lid set with an emerald engraved as a leaf and surrounded by diamonds, the sides and underside of the lid and base with elegant floral sprays, set with small rubies on the sides; 1 3/8in. (3.4cm.) long Christie's. Sale 12241, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 20 October 2016, London, King Street
12 octobre 2016

Box in the shape of Buddha’s hand, 19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Box in the shape of Buddha’s hand, 19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Amber. H. 3 in. (7.6 cm); W. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm). Bequest of Edmund C. Converse, 1921 (21.175.110a, b) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.