16 mai 2015

A carved pale-yellow porcelain 'Hugong' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A carved pale-yellow porcelain 'Hugong' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  240,000 — 260,000 HKD (28,673 - 31,063 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 6.7 cm., 2 5/8  in. Provenance: Robert Hall, London, 1993.  Exhibited: Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles in the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, British Museum, London, 1995, cat. no. 237. Chinese Snuff Bottles in the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1997. ... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2015

A large sang-de-boeuf pear-shaped garlic-neck vase, 19th century

A large sang-de-boeuf pear-shaped garlic-neck vase, 19th century. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€8,300 - 11,000). Unsold. Photo Bonhams. Heavily potted supported on a straight foot, the pear-shaped body tapering to the neck with a moulded band, and rising to the bulbous mouth, all covered under a lustrous red glaze. 48cm (18 7/8in) high  Property from the Roy Davids Collection of Chinese Ceramics Roy Davids Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 14 May 2015 10:00 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
07 mai 2015

A Famille Rose turquoise-ground rectangular parfumier and cover, 19th century

A Famille Rose turquoise-ground rectangular parfumier and cover, 19th century. Estimate £5,000 – £8,000 ($7,600 - $12,160). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The parfumier is decorated to each side with lotus scrolls, peaches and bats, and is applied with animal-head handles. Two of the sides are painted in gilt with 'double happiness' characters, shuangxi. The cover is decorated with three pierced medallions. There is a Daoguang seal mark to one side. 14 ¼ in. (36.2 cm.) wide Provenance: With Tung Tak, Hong... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2015

Seven rhinoceros horn libation cups, 17th to 19th century, at Bonhams London, 14 May 2015

A large 'Shoulao and Eight Immortals' rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€8,100 - 11,000). Photo: Bonhams. The horn of a rich dark tone, deeply and intricately carved in relief with the eight Immortals each holding their respective attribute, standing in anticipation of the arrival of Shoulao seated on a flying crane, the interior carved as petals of lotus with the handle naturalistically formed from tree branches issuing peaches. 18.8cm (7 3/8in) long Provenance: an... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2015

Oliver Hoare opens exhibition dedicated to objects and works of art from the past 5,000 years

Gandhara grey schist head of the Buddha, Afghanistan, 3rd century AD. Size: 36 cm high. Photo: Oliver Hoare Ltd. LONDON.- Oliver Hoare presents Every Object Tells a Story, a public exhibition that will take place from 6 May to 26 June 2015 at 33 Fitzroy Square, London. The exhibition will present an eclectic selection of over 250 objects primarily chosen on the basis of their historical fascination and interesting backstories, and will include relics from all round the world representing many notable names,... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2015

A pair of 19th century chrysoberyl chandelier earrings, probably Portuguese

A pair of 19th century chrysoberyl chandelier earrings, probably Portuguese. Estimate £2,000 - 4,000 (€2,800 - 5,500). Photo Bonhams. Each featuring a crossed ribbon and cascading floral motifs, terminating in a crescent pendant, set throughout with vari-cut chrysoberyls, composite, later hook fittings, earring 6.8cm Bonhams. JEWELLERY, 13 May 2015 11:00 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE


02 mai 2015

Chinese Glass from The Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. Collection at Christie's, 12 May 2015

A four-colour overlay glass tripod censer and cover, 18th century. Estimate £6,000 – £10,000 ($8,900-15,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The censer is carved through the red, pale green and blue overlay with four sinuous chilong amongst scattered clouds and bats on an opaque greyish-white ground, the cover similarly decorated. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high, wood stand Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. A ruby-red overlay snowflake... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2015

A pair of large famille verte vases, 19th century

  A pair of large famille verte vases, 19th century. Estimate £5,000 – £8,000 ($7,670 - $12,272). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each vase is decorated to the body with two large panels containing scenes of warriors engaging in battle outside a pavilion. There are several smaller cartouches between the panels, enclosing a bird amongst prunus and bamboo, and various mountainous landscape scenes. The neck is decorated with further panels with court scenes, flowers and birds. 24 1/4 in. (61.6 cm.) high ... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2015

Emerald and diamond pendant, 19th century

Colombian  emerald and diamond pendant, 19th century.  Estimate 146,000 — 245,000 CHF (137,736 - 231,132 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Set with a step-cut emerald weighing 9.24 carats, within a frame of cushion-shaped diamonds, suspending a detachable briolette emerald drop, brooch fitting deficient. Accompanied by SSEF report  no. 77072, stating that the step-cut emerald is of Colombian origin, with a minor amount of oil in fissures; and by SSEF report no. 77071, stating that... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2015

A flambé-glazed bottle vase, 19th century

A flambé-glazed bottle vase, 19th century. Estimate £1,500 - 2,500 (€2,100 - 3,500). Photo: Bonhams. The globular body covered in a finely streaked purple and violet coloured transmutation glaze, paling at the flaring mouth rim and short splayed foot to lavender and mushroom hues. 33cm (13in) high Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 11 May 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE  
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