01 juin 2014

Buddhist Masterworks at Asian Art Museum

Seated Buddha, 338. China, Later Zhao dynasty (319–350). Gilded bronze. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60B1034. Asian Art Museum © 2014 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture This Buddha has a unique status among Buddhas in China. It bears an inscription on the back that is equivalent to the year 338. This is the earliest date inscribed on any Buddha sculpture from China, anywhere in the world.   The Buddha was completely covered in gold except for the head, which was probably... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2014

A Mughal celadon jade box and cover, India, 18th-19th century

A Mughal celadon jade box and cover, India, 18th-19th century. Photo Sotheby's the straight sides divided into twelve facets, carved in low relief with scrolling hibiscus above a chevron band, the domed cover similarly decorated with stylised floral sprays radiating from a stylised flowerhead with a gilt-metal centre, all bordered by a meandering floral scroll, the stone of a pale celadon tone suffused with snowflake-white and speckled black inclusions. Quantité: 2 - 15.5cm., 6 1/8 in. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 GBP Provenance: A... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2014

A Mughal celadon jade jar and cover, India, 19th century

A Mughal celadon jade jar and cover, India, 19th century. Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body rising from a short spreading foot to a gently flaring neck, flanked by a pair of leafy floral buds forming the handle, the exterior carved in low relief with overlapping fluted floral petals above a band of acanthus leaves, decorated to the base with a stylised flowerhead, the domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a red garnet finial, the celadon stone with snowflake-white and darker green inclusions. Quantité: 2 - 12.2cm., 4 ¾ in.... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2014

The "100 Carats Club". Large and Impressive Gem Moonstone -"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", India

The "100 Carats Club". Large and Impressive Gem Moonstone -"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", India. Photo Bonhams. A high domed oval cabochon of gem moonstone, displaying a pale celadon hue and a billowy adularescence. This is an exceptional stone for the collector of 100 cts+ gems, yet it can still be mounted and worn as an impressive statement jewel. Weighing approximately 128.5 carats and measuring 32.0 x 23.5 x 23.5mm. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€2,900 - 4,300) Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2014

India: Jewels that Enchanted the World at The State Museums of Moscow Kremlin

  Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala (cat. 145), Delhi, c. 1911; modern print from original negative; 25 x 17.5 cm. Cartier Archives, Paris, B749 C.K. Moscow - India: Jewels that Enchanted the World, the most comprehensive exhibition of Indian jewellery ever staged, will take place at the State Museums of Moscow Kremlin from 12 April to 27 July 2014. The exhibition examines the legacy of five hundred years of Indian jewellery, from the 17th century to the present day. More than 300 pieces of jewellery... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2014

Three gemset gold ornaments, India, 19th-20th century

Three gemset gold ornaments, India, 19th-20th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Comprising two nose rings, each with foiled green and red hardstones fitted amongst natural pearls; and a hair ornament of hemispherical form, the decoration composed of a central star pattern surrounded by beads, some pearls lacking. The hair ornament 1.3/8in (3cm.) high. Estimate £800 – £1,200 Christie's. ART OF THE ISLAMIC AND INDIAN WORLDS INCLUDING A PRIVATE COLLECTION DONATED TO BENEFIT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, PART V. 10 April 2014,... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2014

A pearl and gemset gold necklace, India, 19th century

A pearl and gemset gold necklace, India, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The stringed cultured pearls with twenty pear-cut green hardstones, the pendant in the form of a floral bloom, the centre inset with an emerald surrounded by drop-shaped colourless gems and rubies, the reverse with further polychrome enamelled floral decoration, with pear-cut tourmaline drops, modern closing clasp; 17in. (43.2cm.) long. Estimate £800 – £1,200 Christie's. ART OF THE ISLAMIC AND INDIAN WORLDS INCLUDING A PRIVATE COLLECTION DONATED... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2014

A large turquoise, ruby and pearl gold ring, India, late 19th-early 20th century

A large turquoise, ruby and pearl gold ring, India, late 19th-early 20th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Of circular form, the large floral pattern consisting of a central foiled colourless hardstone surrounded by a band of turquoise stones and drop-shaped cabochon rubies, bordered by a string of natural pearls; 1.3/8in. (3.5cm.) diam. Estimate £1,200 – £1,800 Christie's. ART OF THE ISLAMIC AND INDIAN WORLDS INCLUDING A PRIVATE COLLECTION DONATED TO BENEFIT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, PART V. 10 April 2014, London, King... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2014

A pearl and enamelled gold bracelet, India, late 19th-20th century

A pearl and enamelled gold bracelet, India, late 19th-20th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Composed of three gold rectangular panels linked to each other by five rows of pearls, each with gold quatrefoil inset with close set rose-cut diamonds on blue enamel ground, the reverse with red and green floral motifs inhabited with birds; 7.1/2in. (19cm.) long. Estimate £1,500 – £2,500 Christie's. ART OF THE ISLAMIC AND INDIAN WORLDS INCLUDING A PRIVATE COLLECTION DONATED TO BENEFIT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, PART V. 10 April... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2014

A nine-gem (navratna) armlet (bazuband), India, 19th century

A nine-gem (navratna) armlet (bazuband), India, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Of rectangular form, the inset decoration consisting of hexagonal medallions surrounded by four outward-facing gold-inlaid palmettes, the reverse enamelled with polychrome floral patterns, two articulated palmettes at either side acting as loops; 3.3/4in. (9.5cm.) across. Estimate £1,500 – £2,000 Christie's. ART OF THE ISLAMIC AND INDIAN WORLDS INCLUDING A PRIVATE COLLECTION DONATED TO BENEFIT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, PART V. 10 April... [Lire la suite]
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