19 septembre 2021

A large blue and white foliate-rim 'Kraak porcelain' charger, Wanli Period, Early 17th century

Lot 166. A large blue and white foliate-rim 'Kraak porcelain' charger, Wanli Period, Early 17th century; 17 1/2in (44.5cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,200 - 5,900). Sold for US$ 5,100 (€ 4,344). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Well painted in deep cobalt blue with a central medallion enclosing a deer group playing under the pine tree surrounded with lappet panels decorated with flowers and insets, the exterior with a bird perching on a tree branch and set on an unglazed recessed foot. Property from... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2021

A cloisonné enamel dragon dish, Early 17th century

Lot 179. A cloisonné enamel dragon dish, Early 17th century; 9 1/2in (24.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 17,000). Sold for US$ 9,562 (€ 8,146). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The long, rectangular three-board top composed of a mitred, mortise and tenon frame with thumb-print edge above plain aprons and u-shaped spandrels supported by slightly splayed legs of rounded section joined by paired stretchers, the whole covered by a rich layer of brown lacquer exhibiting fine crackle throughout. ... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2021

German carved Vanitas, Early 17th century

German carved Vanitas, Early 17th century. Ivory, H 4.5 x W 4.5 x D 7 cm. Price: € 44,500. FINCH & CO at BRAFA 2021. A salamander and snake crawling through the partly decomposed skull with scraps of skin dangling from the face, the exposed muscles partly decomposed. Provenance: former private European collection; former private collection of the late Robert Noortman (1946-2007); sale Sotheby's Amsterdam, 2007; former collection Finch & Co, 2008; private collection, London, 2008-2020. m. +44 (0)7768 236... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2021

A South German gilt-metal mounted, ebonised and carved table cabinet, possibly Augsburg, early 17th century

Lot 86. A South German gilt-metal mounted, ebonised and carved table cabinet, possibly Augsburg, early 17th century; 94 cm. high; 78cm. wide: 38cm. deep. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. of architectural stepped and breakfront shape, with a central door with a plaque depicting Perseus coming to Andromeda's rescue, the upper frieze drawer double-sided and with four engraved game boards, and with a further quantity of smaller and wider drawers mostly lined with marbleized paper... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2020

A pair of huanghuali rectangular corner-leg tables, tiaozhuo, Ming dynasty, Early 17th century

Lot 47. A pair of huanghuali rectangular corner-leg tables, tiaozhuo, Ming dynasty, Early 17th century; 120.5 by 62.7 by h. 87.2 cm, 47 ½ by 24 ¾ by h. 34 ¼ in. Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 19,535,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of simianping, 'four sides flush' form, the top panel set within a rectangular frame above a plain beaded apron, all raised on four straight legs of square section, beaded along the inside edge ending in hoof feet, joined to the... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2020

Blue and white porcelains from the Collection of Peter Tcherepnine sold at Christie's, 7 - 24 July 2020

Lot 6. A small blue and white ovoid 'dragon and phoenix' jar, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 51⁄4 in. (13.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000 (EUR 8,923 - EUR 13,384.50). Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The sides are decorated with two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls alternating with two phoenixes, all amidst foliate scroll between a band of 'The Three Friends of Winter' on the shoulder and ribbon-tied... [Lire la suite]

02 mai 2020

A marbled xipi lacquer brush washer, Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 1102. A marbled xipi lacquer brush washer, Ming dynasty, early 17th century; 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The brush washer is of shallow circular form, with a wide mouth and raised lip. The exterior is covered with an abstract marbled design of red, ochre, green, and black lacquers, and the interior is covered in black lacquer, Japanese box.  Provenance: Nicholas Grindley, London, 1998.Private... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2020

A rare cinnabar lacquer 'basketweave' square box, tray and cover, Late Ming Dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 22. A rare cinnabar lacquer 'basketweave' square box, tray and cover, Late Ming Dynasty, early 17th century; 14.5cm (5 3/4in) wide. Estimate HK$ 450,000-600,000. Sold for HK$ 500,000 (€ 59,368). Photo: Bonhams. The quatrelobed box and cover each with four panels of gilt basketweave set within the red lacquer trefoil ground, the cover with a square lacquer panel on the top carved with a pair of birds perched on blossoming magnolia branches, the interior containing a square black lacquer tray set with... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

An Ottoman voided silk velvet metal-thread (catma) panel with stylised peacock feathers within large palmettes, Turkey, Bursa or

Lot 167. An Ottoman voided silk velvet metal-thread (catma) panel with stylised peacock feathers within large palmettes, Turkey, Bursa or Istanbul, early 17th century; 131 by 65.4cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. metal threads on a silk cream ground, with green voided velvet outlines on a red velvet ground, with carnations containing stylised peacock feathers, mounted. Provenance: Axia Art Islamique et Byzantin, 8 July 1983. Sotheby's. ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND INDIA... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

An Ottoman voided silk velvet metal-thread (catma) panel with stylised peacock feathers, carnations and rosettes, Turkey, Bursa

Lot 165. An Ottoman voided silk velvet metal-thread (catma) panel with stylised peacock feathers, carnations and rosettes, Turkey, Bursa or Istanbul, early 17th century; 161 by 59cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. metal threads on a silk cream ground, with red voided velvet outlines and background, with large rosettes emanating peacock feathers surrounded by floral and carnation vines, mounted. Note: "According to Islamic legend the peacock had been a denizen of paradise but was... [Lire la suite]